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Holly and Matt’s wonderful wedding day

Last week we joined Holly and Matt for their beautiful wedding day at New Place in Shirrel Heath which is a very popular wedding venue for us.

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING DAY WITH AWESOME PEOPLE ❤️

Holly and Matt were recommended to us by Kimberley and Andrew who’s wedding we shot as well as their growing family too 🙂 We were actually already booked for Holly and Matt’s chosen date but on finding this out they changed their date so that we could join them, No pressure there then 😄

We started our day with Holly and the girls at home for some lovely relaxed prep shots and lots of beautiful details and of course getting to know everyone properly, before heading off to St Johns Church in Warsash to meet the boys for a few shots before the ceremony, Once there we were greeted by the vicar, again a fantastic vicar which set the pace for a superb ceremony and we were not disappointed. It was a beautiful service and a perfect start for Matt and Holly.

Outside we spilled into the sunshine for some hugs and kisses photos and then confetti before leaving for New Place, I did remember to thank the vicar for a “proper good service” he replied, “Thanks, Jules, I proper enjoyed it too” 😍 made me happy.

Once at New place, we headed almost straight into the family groups because it was windy and the weather could have been changeable, to be fair it stayed nice and I found a beautiful sheltered spot for the formals.  Afterwards, we took Matt and Holly for a walk for some portraits which just about worked out perfect for the guests being called into dinner.

After dinner and a few more portraits, we had the speeches, short and sharp and very much to the point, perfect in fact, a few tears and a few giggles.  Out into the bar whilst the band setup ready for a fun evening.

Sue and I photographed the cake cutting then into the dancing and a few dances before saying our goodbyes. A top day with amazing people again and in a beautiful venue.

Thanks everyone for such a wonderful day with you all ❤️

Here are a few photos from this wonderful wedding I hope you enjoy and love them as much as we do and look forward to your comments and seeing you again soon,

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7 day old twins come to babyjp

A couple of weeks ago I had a call from a new mummy asking me about newborn twin photos, I asked when they were due and she said they were born a couple days ago 😍 I was amazed she was able to call me after a couple days with twins, but she did and we booked a shoot.

On the shoot day the twins were only 7 days old but at almost full term they were just like any other newborns, 1 slightly larger than the other so although still to be named we could easily tell them apart. Well you know what I mean 😄

We started our shoot with the smallest twin who was a lot easier to settle and then gradually introduced the larger twin, We then spent the next hour or so swapping and changing the twins around before there big brother Bobby arrived to join us. We then took some adorable sibling pictures with 2-year-old Bobby.

We had so much fun and Mum and Dad sort of got a rest too 🙂 I hope you love these as much as we all do.

Here are a few photos from this wonderful Newborn-shoot I hope you enjoy and love them as much as we do and look forward to your comments,

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I also run a cycling club……

A couple of years ago at a beautiful wedding in Surrey, I got talking to the vicar about life in general and he asked me what I liked to do, I answered, Well I love to take photos, I’m really lucky with my job. His reply gobsmacked me. “I Love God, But I need a break now and then” haha so with that in mind I thought I would tell all my lovely clients about my little break from my love of Photography.

I Cycle 🙂   ok maybe a little more than that, I have been cycling almost 3 years after running injuries and I cycle around 12,000 miles a year so “I Cycle” quite a lot 🚴🏻

This year I started my only cycling club, there are plenty of clubs already but most I have found to be, well, less than welcoming, Probably not intentionally but there you go. I wanted a club for everyone, I don’t care where you live, where you come from, how fast you are, what bike you ride. As long as you enjoy cycling, chatting, coffee and cake then you will fit right in at Julian Porter Cycling Club.

We cycle as a club at least 3 times a week, Guaranteed Monday and Wednesday nights and Sunday Mornings. I have 2 groups determined by pace so that everyone is catered for. I have an amazing Lead rider George who looks after the newer cyclists and like me, he is very passionate about getting people cycling.  Mondays and Wednesdays we meet at Eling Tide Mill where there is a car park and then we cycle through the New Forest towards Beaulieu and either Lepe or Lymington anything between 20 and 40 miles depending on route and group. On Sundays, we go a little further again depending on the group but between 20 and 60 miles. All of our rides are guaranteed No Drop meaning even after a mechanical you will not be left alone.

We also do days out, Next month we are cycling to sandbanks for lunch and then another ride will be to the IOW for lunch, both will be a great fun day at a social pace to suit everyone.

So there you have it, my other passion 🙂

If you’re interested in cycling for fun or fitness, cake or racing then please check our club out and join our 53 members.

Happy snapping and safe cycling my friends

Jules x

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Beautiful wedding with Alex and Becky

On Saturday we joined Alex and Becky for their wedding in the beautiful New Forest at the Bartley Lodge Hotel. It has been a favourite venue of ours for a long time so we were both excited about this day.  We met Alex and Becky when we photographed her sister’s wedding back in 2015, “Ian and Laura’s big day” This was also an amazing day so we had plenty to be excited about. Alex is also now one of my cycling buddies and will be joining my cycling club very soon which is also pretty exciting stuff.

We started our day with Becky and the girls at Dad’s house in Wellow, Once again a lovely peaceful vibe and whilst the girls got ready the bubbles flowed and Sue and I got to work. Lots of beautiful details and preparation shots and with almost every shutter click the weather got brighter and better until all we could see were blue skies.

Sue and I then headed off to Bartley Lodge to meet with Alex and the boys, a few fun shots and a few more details and we were happy and waiting for our beautiful bride. Becky arrived a few minutes later in a truly stunning VW camper “sleepy Jean” supplied by our friends at “Vinnies Vintage Vehicles”  I love when our clients get creative with their wedding transport. 😃 A few photos then into the ceremony for a lovely wedding with probably the most emotional reading from Alex’s Mum, Sue that I have ever hear, Beautiful and heartfelt.

Afterwards, we spilt out into the gardens and the sunshine for a lovely hour enjoying the day, Sue and I took some beautiful photos before heading off with Alex and Becky for a few photos in the New Forest with the Camper. Then back to the family groups and in for the wedding breakfast which started with the speeches. 3 really lovely speeches and then dinner.  Afterwards, we headed back outside for a couple more photos before being called in to cut the cake, just after we were dancing and shortly after that our day came to a close.

I was pretty excited to get home and upload the photos today, sure enough, there were some crackers so after a few facebook teasers Sue and I headed off to bed, tired and very happy.

Another absolutely wonderful wedding with amazing people. I hope you enjoy these taster photos that I hope will keep you going until Alex and Becky return from South Africa.

Thank you, everyone, for making this such an amazing day

Jules and Sue x

Here are a few photos from this wonderful wedding I hope you enjoy and love them as much as we do and look forward to your comments and seeing you again soon,

 

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May the 4th be with you……….

Ok cheesy title 😂 but anything but a cheesy wedding day for Matt and Jean on May 4th this year, yes Star wars day!  We met Matt and Jean at a wedding a couple of years ago, you might remember I raved about that wedding back then, not just because it was a lovely day at Rownhams House but because of the people. They were all Foster parents and the children were mostly fostered. Not only a humbling experience but for me a life changing one too.  I met this little lad Lucien, He suffered from several nasty life changing things including cerebral palsy 🙁 but he was the most energetic happy and well behaved little boy I have seen in a long time. It’s true to say I am a people person but this little lad melted my heart, I would have taken him home with me and I feel the same way 2 years on.  🙂

Lucien is Matt and Jeans, little lad……. See my rambling story was going somewhere.

Matt and Jean chose our small day 4-hour package, they were tying the knot at Southampton Registry office and then heading off in a vintage VW camper “Nellie”  to the New Forest Pub which is where the party was going to happen. After a short but lovely ceremony we all headed off to the New Forest pub in convoy, Once there we headed into the gardens for some sunshine and enjoyed an absolutely wonderful afternoon watching the children laugh and enjoy. Once again my heartstrings were tugged. Amazing to see so many children that started life in such a shitty way (sorry, not sorry) having just the most amazing day and life. There are a couple that deserves a proper mention. My little man Lucien, OMG what a complete gorgeous dude, he has grown into a superb little man and walks and gets around just like everyone else now, That’s a Big deal if you saw him a couple years ago. And Jimma,  Again such a massive improvement and so blooming confident too, Matt and Jean, Tracey and Simon you should be so very proud.

After a couple hours on the lawns we came in for the speech, just one, heartfelt and proper just like speeches should be, The kids started dancing and singing haha and the adults took advantage of the setting sun and the New Forest Pub’s blankets too whilst they waited for the BBQ to be served.

Sue and I headed home. Although a short wedding for us, it was again a very special day filled with awe-inspiring people and I feel richer for having met them. I absolutely love what I do but as it goes it pales compared to what some people do in the “goodness stakes”

TOP wedding and TOP people, thank you, Matt and Jean, for letting us be part of your journey.  Much love to you and your wonderful children.

May the force be with you X

Here are a few photos from this wonderful wedding I hope you enjoy and love them as much as we do and look forward to your comments and seeing you again soon,

Family and friends please click here to see all of the photos from Todays wedding.

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