Real wedding photos, stories and real advice
You have landed here either because you are interested in photography, looking for a wedding photographer or just a general photographer. I reserve this area of the site for stories of real events I have photographed over the years. Why Stories? I hear you say, well a story has a beginning, a middle and an end just like the photographic service I offer a couple or client.
Take a little time to look through the entries below and you’ll find real photography, no fake or staged shoots just what you can expect at your own wedding or event. Fun, and Natural Photography.
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If you are planning an environmentally friendly wedding here are a few tips from the professionals for you.
Ellie and Geoff won their Southdowns Manor Wedding Photographer in our Valentines day photography giveaway. A full wedding package. watch their highlights in this short photo film.
My faves from 2018 That’s it, 2018 has come to a close. My favourites from the year are all here neatly in a little slideshow. full screen sound on and enjoy.
Christmas weddings are ACE! The festive season approaches and some brides are planning their most special Christmas ever! I love a good Christmas wedding. Here, the bride is getting festive with a Rudolph mask from last years Christmas wedding, look out for the later full anniversary post.
The first visit to Kings Arms Christchurch for me, It did not disappoint. What a lovely venue, Rob and Shelley enjoyed one of the hottest days in 2018 for their spectacular wedding. Take a look at the story here.
365 days of weddings | Day 16 Having a Bournemouth beach wedding with a flower girl you have to expect photographs like this one. It is far too tempting for a little one not to dip her toes in the sea. This little girl is contemplating how deep to go.
365 days of weddings | Day 13. Applying your wedding makeup to look natural is important to all brides. This handy little hint is a secret missed by a lot of ladies out there. As a wedding photographer, I’m aware of the colour of light and so should you.
Top 7 Wedding photography mistakes and how to avoid them The 2017 wedding season is rapidly approaching and I am always looking for ways to get better photographs for my couples. I always…
Imagine yourself in the middle of a quintessentially English country garden with peacocks roaming free a couple of macaws sitting in the trees, live music playing in the background with warm sun glancing your skin, got it? Now you are somewhere near the feeling of getting married at a Larmertree wedding. Ben and Alexis had just this other tan a short, sharp shower just before the ceremony to add a bit of drama to the day.
Love them or loath them Best man speeches are expected to contain at least one or two jokes. As a wedding photographer I hear quite a few speeches and now the internet is involved I do tend be able to work out the ones from the internet. This does not mean that they are poor, at least the best man has done some research and taken his job seriously, in fact, I’m probably one of the only people in the room who has gone to more than 10 weddings in their life let alone over 500!
As Christmas approaches, I am reminded of this great wedding one year ago today at the Victorian Barn in Dorset. Everything about this wedding said Christmas, from the ties to the shoes, the big guy in Red even made a special appearance (even if his beard did fall off). Alex and Rachel had thought of all the little details for their wedding.
On this day exactly one year ago I had the pleasure of spending a day at the Larmer Tree gardens for such a wedding. Happy Anniversary to Aly and Steve. I simply adored this day, a wet afternoon did not dampen the spirits at this wedding. As you will see when Aly arrived from the King John Inn the Brollies were up.
The formal group photos at a wedding are a real marmite subject amount both couples and clients. There are those who love the step by step organisation of a wedding, the way it has always been done and those that want to throw it all out of the window and have a totally unique to themselves ceremony.
So you want a wedding at a music festival? I have photographed many festival themed weddings and they are becoming very popular. There are even new venues specialising in festival weddings but the holy grail of these is to get married at a true music festival.
Graham and Alex contacted me for their Hampshire wedding day while sailing around the world. As a keen sailor myself they grabbed my attention straight away. I’d only photographed one other wedding at The Mill at Gordleton before, I love the details of the venue.
Barry and Anthony had their Civil Ceremony at Pennsylvania Castle in Portland, Dorset. I have to say their choice of venue was perfect. I’d never shot at this venue before and the light in the…