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Hampshire wedding photography Ben and Zoe get married

On Saturday we joined Ben and Zoe for our first wedding of the year and it was the perfect start, the wedding was at Lainston House in Winchester which is a lovely local venue and suits our British weather 🙂  thats a nice way of saying its fab in the rain 🙂  which to be fair is a good idea because for the most part it was a shocking day although we had pockets of sunshine which we all made the most of.

Ben and Zoe are a lovely couple and as we often do Sue and I just knew the wedding would be fab, both Doctor’s and both with killer smiles its difficult not to love them, We started our day with Zoe in the bridal suite with mum and the girls and it was a real good fun filled and champagne fuelled pre wedding party, we then went outside to meet with Ben and his 2  best men for a few relaxed photos in the grounds and of course the details.  We then moved back to Zoe for final dressing and walking to the wedding ceremony which was a candle lit romantic barn, as Zoe walked in with her Dad there was a gasp of excitement and all eyes towards her Ben’s included and she looked absolutely stunning in her Jenny Packam dress and shoes flanked by a very proud dad.  The ceremony was beautiful with a couple of nice readings then outside for 5 minutes for a few photos before the rain came back,  After 30 minutes chatting and drinking we headed into the fireplace area for family groups as well as a few important family members on the beautiful stairs before we again headed outside for a few portraits,  we had so much fun dodging the showers and it made for very dramatic and  beautiful photos.  We then headed back inside before the everyone shot on the front grass whilst it rained and then into the beautifully decorated barn for dinner.  After dinner we had some lovely and very emotional speeches and thats when Sue and I finished what was a fantastic start to our 2013 wedding season.

We would like to thank Amy and Jarred who’s wedding we shot last year for recommending us and everyone at the wedding for a great day.

Ben and Zoe,  you guys were amazing, we had such a fab day and this wedding will be hard to beat this year.

Have a wonderful Honeymoon

Jules and Sue xx

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Hampshire wedding photographer engagement shoot

Last week we met with Ben and Zoe who’s wedding we are photographing in March.  We met at Lainston House in Winchester for their engagement shoot and we chose a lovely day for it, it was a little foggy but dry so we had a lot of fun walking around and chatting through the wedding day as well as taking some lovely photos.

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Here are a few of Zoe and Ben.

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Engagement shoots and why we include them in our packages

Sue and I have always believed that the more we get to know our couples, the better the photos will be, that’s why we have always offered a pre wedding shoot included in every one of our packages and this has proved to be a great idea over the years.

We meet most of our couples either here in our studio or at their wedding venue for a shoot as well as a coffee, we also meet our couples for a pre wedding chat again here or at the venue, by the time we have done this we are like pals and it makes the day run so much smoother.

Its simple really, the more work Sue and I put in up front,  the better the wedding photos,  is there any surprise that we both adore our job 🙂

Here are a few photos and we think you will agree that the connection between our couples and us is a good one, we also think this is very rare,

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Weddings of 2011 with Jules and Sue

Its come to that time of year when we reflect on our years weddings and look forward to another amazing year of weddings in 2012,  this year we photographed 31 weddings which was 1 over our target of 30,  in previous years we have had a target of 40 but this year we decided to cut it down to 30 weddings to give us a little more time together with the family which is so important, we only went over by 1 to accommodate one of our lovely bridesmaids from a previous wedding.

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These photos are in no particular order, This first couple are the lovely Joe and Abbie who got married at Minley Manor on an amazing day, we had a lot of fun and have really enjoyed getting to know them, as with all our Military weddings it was a great day, highlighted by the most amazing firework display in the evening and the fact that it was our longest wedding ever.

This next photo was taken at Lainston House in Winchester which is very local to us, Adam and Mandy got married on our wedding anniversary 3rd September and as a treat they gave us dinner in a very romantic room 🙂 unfortunatly we had the grumpy bloody videographer there too hahaha.  We had a great day with lots of sunshine tho and it was a fab way to celebrate our anniversary.

This wedding with Jeremy and Sarah was at the amazing Elvetham in Hartley Whitney,  it was a last minute booking for us but none the less amazing, great location with real fun people and wonderful weather and lots and lots of champagne.

Caroline and Will got married on there own trout fishery in the Meon’s  we met them a few years earlier when they won a voucher and we took photos of them and there dog Basil, the wedding day was amazing as was the weather, great ride back to the fishery for all the bridesmaids in Will’s tractor, so much fun its hard to fit it all into a couple of lines.

This next couple are David and Sarah who got married at Sarah’s parents house in Milton Keynes, David is a pilot and they have moved to Dubai for his work, I am sure they are in for a wonderful life together and we would like to wish them the best for there very exciting future over there.

Our next couple is Major Simon and Ebba 🙂  These 2 live all over the world  and found us online, we got to know Ebba via email and built up a lovely friendship, it was like photographing an old friends wedding at the amazing Brompton Barracks in Kent again the day flowed like a dream.

This next lovely couple are Adrian and Sarah, they got married at Burcombe manor on what can only be described as a pink wedding day 🙂  Sarah loves pink and I must say it was done very well indeed, another amazing couple, we stopped in a field on route to get this photo that Sue took before heading off to Burcombe, we had lots of rain but that never stopped the fun.

Tom and Laura 🙂  wow what a day, they got married in Salisbury and there reception was at our local and very popular Rhinefield House in the new forest which was a bit of a trek but well worth it,  we had a wonderful day and so much fun with these 2 and there families.

This next wedding was at Northbrook Park in Farnham which again has become very popular with us, Andy and Issy’s wedding was a lovely day, filled with amazing details and great people, our great friend Chef Gary cooked there wedding food and you all know how I feel about his cooking.

Jan and Angela got married at the beautiful Parley Manor on a lovely wednesday, such a lovely day and a fun couple who really knew what they wanted, lots of amazing details and the amazing singing waiters too. We just delivered there album in fact last week and it was our largest yet 50 amazing pages 🙂

Jodie and Alex were married in Gaynes park in Essex, if you look at there blog post here I think you will agree that its the most amazing wedidng venue.

Patrick and Laura were married at the Barn at Bentley which is a lovely venue, great couple and wonderful guests made this a very memorable wedding for us, we always enjoy barn weddings and they dont come much better than this one.

Helen and Keith were married at Audleys Wood in basingstoke on a chilly but sunny day in November, beautiful wedding and couple, Keith is a submariner so we had a lot of fun including a sword fight 🙂 now you don’t get one of those at every wedding.  use the search button below to find there blog post.

This next wedding was actually our last of 2011 with peter and Anabell and it was at the Clock Barn which again is a barn venue,  Lovely people made this day, I am not a huge fan of the staff at the Clock barn but that does not stop us getting amazing breathtaking photos, its all about the couple and there guests.

Richard and Adele were married at the Bartley lodge hotel in the new forest and had the most amazing wedding, we really enjoyed getting to know these 2 and I think it shows in there photos,  Such a lovely close family and I am very pleased to say that we keep in touch often through Facebook as we do with lots of our couples.

Ben and Jo were married at the delighful Careys Manor which is another favourite new forest venue for us,  We took Matt, another photographer along with us who also got some great images, we occasionally do this if we have larger weddings or in this case time restraints,  another lovely wedding and worth seaching here for.

Ben and Perry were married at there local church in Landford and then the reception back at Bens parents house which is a stud at landlord, amazing weather and day with lots of great music.

Medhi and Carol got married at al Elmers Court in the new forest,  the day will forever stick in my mind, Medhi was from France and Carol from Zimbadwe so we had lots of language issues to deal with but a whole lot of fun as well.

Simon and Alia had a wonderful wedding up at Northbrook Park in Farnham and it was an amazing day filled with all sorts,  we had 3 ceremonies lots of music and dancing and a whole lot of amazing people, such a great day finishing with a traditional Jewish chair dance, so much fun.

Stuart and Sarah’s day was a wonderful day, set at Rhinefield House in the new forest and it was a lovely day, we had the most amazing time with some great portraits and a whole lot of fun.

Dan and Laura will always hold a special place in my Heart,  we knew Laura before she met Dan so we were so excited when they announced there engagement, of course we were so happy to shoot there wedding which tok place at the ford social club.

This next wedding was another Careys Manor wedding, David and Claire are from Dubai  so all arrangements were made via email and although it was a shorter wedding for us we had a great day and it turned out to be a highlight wedding for us, such an amazing couple with so much love to share.

This next wedding was at the Di Vin in Winchester with Kevin and Ellen back in February, it was a great day with lots of our clients there including Matt and KJ from 2006 so it was like a bog family wedding for us.  lots of fun and some amazing donuts !  need I say more 🙂

James and Kelly were married at Richmond Park in London in Pembrooke lodge and it was a wonderful day, we had a surprise when Peter Crouch walked by so with James being such a footie fan I asked Peter if he would mind a photo, of course he was happy to, in fact it was the day that Peter announced his engagement, perfect timing or what !

Clint and Charlotte  live in Australia but we met them a few years ago when Charlotte was a bridesmaid at another wedding,  we kept in touch via Facebook and email and when they decided to get married we were there 🙂  they got married at East Horton  golf club which Charlottes family own, another great wedding.

Peter and Karen live in Canada and got married at Cain Manor in Surrey on the most amazing Autumnal day, it was very cold but the light was amazing as you can see with Sue’s shot below.  another fun filled cain manor wedding.

Kim and Stewart were married at Pitt hall Barn,  an odd venue actually on a working farm and in my opinion better suited to a much smaller wedding but none the less it was a nice day, the ceremony took place in a church in Whitchurch and then its a fair drive to pitt barn but a lovely couple and great wedding guests.

Rich and Nikki got married at the lovely Tythe Barn in Petersfied,  it was a great wedding, lots of fun and unexpected sunshine 🙂  Sue and I had worked with Nikki who was a model lots of times so this truly was a very special day for us.

Steve and Natalie got married at Rivervale Barn in Yately which is a sensational barn and a lovely place to get married, it makes for a perfect reception venue too, lovely grounds and amazing views. This was a great wedding for us with lots of friends and one that we will never forget.

Andy and Katy found us online for their Avington Park wedding, it was a lovely day filled with sunshine and amazing weather, we had lots of fun first at St Peters church in Winchester and then Avington.

Peter and Anna met us at 2 friends weddings over the past few years so it was a sure bet that we would join then at theirs 🙂  we had the most amazing day at the church and then Gatestreet Barn where the sun shone continually.  Lovely people and great day.

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We hope that you enjoyed looking over our 2011 weddings as much as we enjoyed shooting them, and hope that you will leave a message below for us, maybe let us know your favourite photo here or just to say hi if you met us at a wedding this year,  don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter here and also to check our our dedicated venue website here.

We had a great year, what do you think ?





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Neil and Rebecca’s wedding at Lainston House Winchester

On Saturday we joined Neil and Rebecca for their amazing wedding at Lainston house, When I say amazing I really do mean amazing 🙂 It was indeed a very lavish affair with 2 best Men, 7 Ushers, 5 Bridesmaids, 5 flower girls, 1 page boy, 5 vintage wedding cars and a beautiful Horse drawn carriage decorated with the family crest, 3 videographers and us 3 photographers……….

We started our day with Rebecca at her parents house which is in the next road up from us for some relaxed preparation and make up (done by Sarah Keenan) photos as well as some fun formal photos in the gardens whilst our 3rd photographer and good pal Gareth Cooper was with Neil and the boys at Neil’s house to cover the lads,  We then met at St Edmunds Church on the Avenue for a beautiful full mass service led by our good friend Father Paul followed by confetti on the steps.

We then headed off to Lainston House, Neil and Rebecca in the Horse Drawn Carriage and everyone else from the bridal party in the cars,  All of the cars were supplied by our very good friend Tony from Apollo Carriage who we have worked with and featured on our blog many times, his range of cars is simply amazing, I will post the details of the beautiful horses soon but I lost the card 🙂

Waiting for us at Lainston House was the most amazing Marquee and a lovely champagne reception with Italian singers and just the perfect afternoon, we spent a couple of hours wandering around taking formal and informal photos of teh guests enjoying themselves which was particularly good for me because I knew lots of there friends from either past weddings or studio work and from growing up where I did.

We then headed into the wedding breakfast for a fun filled bumper few hours and were entertained by the 3 waiters as well as some great dancing and then speeches and then some more dancing and singing and drinking and cake cutting and wow what a cake it was thanks to ispiration cakes and then the bouquet toss and the find the ring game which is apparently an Italian classic at weddings before we moved onto the first (yeah right) dance which was equally as mad as the rest of the dancing,

All in all it was an amazing wedding and I would like to Neil and Becci for looking after us and a great big thanks to Gareth for coming along as well, it was great fun mate.

Now I think I need a week off 🙂    happy days………..

Jules, Sue and Gareth.


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