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Jon's Apple Photography Blog

A diary of my work (and more) which will hopefully give you you an insight into my clients and my photography. I'd love to hear your feedback so please feel free to leave comments at the end of each post.

Thank you for looking.

Jon

Monday
Jul302012

Hampshire pre Wedding Photography, Rachel & Adam, Morgaston Woods, Basingstoke

Taplins Place Wedding Photography

Rachel & Adam are getting married at Taplin's Place in Hartley Wintney but chose Morgaston Woods for their pre wedding shoot. We were expecting a few "showers" which we got, but as we reached the furthest point from the car park the heavens opened, I don't think I've ever been so wet without falling in something!

Here's a few of the images before rain stopped play:

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Tuesday
Jul102012

Surrey Wedding Photography, Karen & Damien, Pennyhill Park, Surrey

Pennyhill Park Wedding Photography

A beautiful sunny morning for once, just as well as Karen & Damien were getting married in the gardens of Pennyhill Park. Unfortunately, the skies steadily got cloudier during the morning and finally it seemed to start to rain the moment that Karen stepped out onto the terrace with her Dad! Luckily the rain didn't come to much or last very long so I think everyone breathed a huge sigh of relief. Pennyhill Park did a fantastic job and it was an absolutely fabulous music and fun filled day, with Sinatra tribute, Paul Holgate getting in the swing with everybody dancing (and singing) even before the wedding breakfast!

Here's a few images from the day:

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Tuesday
Jul032012

Northbrook Park Wedding Photography, Lucy & Chris, Farnham, Surrey

Northbrook Park wedding photography

Lucy and Chris' wedding day at Northbrook Park was a fabulous day. The weather was changeable but we  swapped things around a little and really appreciated the sun when it did make an appearance.

I've been lucky enough to shoot at Northbrook a few times this year and not only find it amazing how stunning the gardens look each time but how the colours change so much with the seasons. It's such a great place to shoot.

Here's a few images from Lucy and Chris' wedding day at Northbrook Park:

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Friday
Jun292012

Berkshire Wedding Photography, Emma & Rob, Easthampstead Park, Wokingham

Easthampstead Park Wedding Photography

Emma & Rob were married at St Mary's Church in Beech Hill near Reading before their reception at Easthampstead Park near Wokingham. My day started though with Emma and her bridesmaids and parents getting ready at home. There was a lovely atmosphere which continued throughout their day. The weather looked promising in the morning but unfortuneatley took a turn for the worse during the afternoon, no matter though, I love the shots of Emma with the wind in her hair and the umbrella's made some great pictures too.

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Wednesday
Jun272012

Hampshire Wedding Photography, Hannah & John, The Vyne, Basingstoke

Basingstoke, Hampshire wedding photography Wedding

Hannah & John were married at the Vyne in Sherborne St John, a beautiful National Trust venue, Unfortunately their wedding was the very last wedding there for the foreseeable future. In fact, the Vyne had to extend their wedding license for a couple of days for the wedding to take place.

Hannah and John had organized an absolutely fantastic day, perfect as the Vyne's Grand Wedding Finale! From "Primrose" (the car from The Darling Buds of May) to all the hand made garters, from the rubber ducks to the wigwam, there were so may wonderful details. The only thing that that they hadn't planned for was the British Weather, it poured down, but we managed to the group shots outside by running out of the wig wam between the showers. It was in fact very entertaining and certainly made the day even more memorable.

Anyway here's a few images from what was a fabulous day!

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Friday
Jun222012

Hampshire Wedding Photography, Lynne & Ricky, The Hampshire Court Hotel, Basingstoke

Hampshire Court wedding photography

I'd been looking forward to Lynne & Ricky's weddding, and I wan't to be disappointed. It was a fabulous day with a fantasic warm friendly atmosphere, loads of fun, and lots of laughing, ( along with a  few tears too!) The wedding was held at the  Hampshire Court Hotel near Basingstoke and I arrived there in the morning to Photograph Lynne getting ready. Their Children were heavily involved in the day as Bridesmaids, Ushers, and Ringbearer and really helped in making it a very special day.

Here are a few pictures from their day:

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Monday
Jun182012

Berkshire Pre Wedding Photography, Marian & Paul, Coworth Park, Ascot, Berkshire

Coworth Park Wedding

Marian & Paul are getting married in July at the Holy Trinity Church in Sunningdale which is  not only where Marian's parents were married but her grandparents too! The reception will be at the fabulous Coworth Park  in Sunningdale.

There are so many great locations for photography at Coworth Park that we decided to do the pre wedding shoot there too.

Here's a few images from the morning we spent there:

 

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Monday
Jun112012

Surrey Wedding Photography, Jo & Mark, Painshill Park, Cobham

Painshill Park Wedding

Jo and Mark were married at the Sacred Heart Church in Cobham, Surrey. It was a beautiful service with some lovely moments. It was lovely to touch to remember Jo's Dad by the lighting of a candle, I think everybody ( including me ) had a tear in their eye.

The reception was held just up a few miles from the church at Painshill Park. Jo and Mark opened a bottle of champagne before being driven there in an amazing VW Camper Van. 

The weather was fantastic, the surroundings were beautiful, and the atmosphre was brilliant. We had a few group shots to do before taking Jo & Mark for a drive round Painshill's stunning grounds in a golf buggy to take a some photographs of them alone.

Here's a few images from the day:

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Saturday
Jun022012

Audleys Wood Wedding Photography, Sam & Adam, Basingstoke

Audleys Wood Wedding

Sam & Adam had planned a fabulous wedding day at Audleys Wood Hotel near Basingstoke in Hampshire. They had obviously put so much thought and effort into planning every detail and some lovely personal touches. The marquee looked amazing with Lanterns, Candles, Pom Poms, Fairy lights, Paper chains, Personalized sweets, Ribbons and much ,much ,more

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Friday
May252012

Berkshire Wedding Photography, Michelle & Paul, Englemere, Ascot & The Guildhall, Windsor

Englemere Wedding

I don't normally do this but I met up with Paul and his groomsmen for breakfast at the Lay By Cafe in Wokingham. Paul had done his research and found the 5* cafe in the area and was soon tucking into the "BIG BREAKFAST" before handing out pressies to the boys.

Next stop was the Hilton in Bracknell to photograph Michelle (who looked stunning) and the Girls getting ready before heading to Englemere to catch their Routemaster London Bus to The Guildhall in Windsor with Paul and all of the guests.

I've walked past the Guildhall in Windsor many times but never been lucky enough to have a look inside inside, but what a spectacular place it is. You can feel the history as you walk through its doors and it's a perfect venue for a wedding ceremony!

All aboard the bus again, back to Englemere for the wedding reception. It was a gorgeous afternoon and loads of fun. Paul and Michelle had organized a brilliant afternoon and their sense of fun and happiness really set the tone for the day. 

Flowers by Lavender Hill
Wedding Ceremony: The Guildhall, Windsor
Wedding Reception: Englemere
Route Master Bus: The London Bus Company
The Band:

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Thursday
May242012

Hampshire Pre Wedding Photography, Hannah & John, The Vyne, Basingstoke

The Vyne Wedding

I spent a couple of hours with Hannah and John at Morgeston Woods for their pre wedding shoot and what a lovely morning it was. Haven't seen much sunshine recently so it was a real pleasure wandering round such a beautiful place taking pictures! Hannah and John are getting married in a couple of weeks time at the Vyne so Morgeston seemed a very fitting place to do the shoot and the Vyne can be seen in the background in couple of the shots.

Here's a few images from our mornings walk:

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Monday
May212012

Hampshire Pre Wedding Photography, Lynne & Ricky, Fleet Pond

Hampshire Court Wedding

Lynne & Ricky are getting married at the Hampshire Court Hotel in Basingstoke in a couple of weeks time, it sounds like they've got a fantastic day lined up so I'm really looking forward to the wedding day! We met up for their pre wedding shoot at Fleet Pond Nature reserve on what seemed to be the first dry day for ages. Here's a few shots from our mornings walk with their Staffies:

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Thursday
May172012

Northbrook Park Wedding Photography, Mithi & Chris, Farnham, Surrey

Northbrook Park Wedding

There was so much to look forward to with Mithi & Chris' Wedding Day, 180 guests, a church ceremony, a Hindu ceremony, Saree's, Goan Curry for the wedding Breakfast, Cocktails, Hog Roast, a fab band... Plus Mithi and Chris had done so much themselves. They had made all of the invitations, brownies for after the church, "Lazy Susans" for all the tables, the table centers and a whole lot more. Not only did everything look brilliant but all their touches made it personal and very special.

Mithi and Chris' Wedding and Pre Wedding Gallery

Venue: Northbrook Park
Flowers by Lavender Hill
Band: Groove Instinct
Make up and Hair: Colour Technics
Video: From the Hip

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Monday
May072012

Bearwood College Wedding Photography, Karen & Ian, Wokingham, Berkshire

Bearwood College Wedding

Karen and Ian's Wedding day at Bearwood College near Wokingham was a fabulous day. The weather wasn't the best but other than having to swap the outdoor shots around a bit it didn't seem to matter at all.

I arrived at Karen's just before 11:00 to photograph Karen and her 2 bridesmaids getting ready and it wasn't long before they got started on Champagne and Pizzas, I can't think of many better ways to start a day! The flowers, were delivered shortly afterwards, they looked stunning. The pink Calla Lilies in the bouquets and buttonholes were absolutely beautiful. Henry the 1949 Bentley Limo arrived promptly reminding everybody that that time was getting on.

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Tuesday
Apr242012

Surrey Wedding Photography, Mithi & Chris, Winkworth Aboretum, Godalming

northbrook Park Wedding

I met up with Mithi and Chris for their pre wedding shoot at the Winkworth Aboretum. By pure coincidence I've been here twice in nearly as many weeks, and it's amazing how much changes in such a short space of time.The blossoms are out in force now and it looked stunning.

Mithi & Chris have a fantastic wedding day planned at Northbrook Park near Farnham in Surrey and I'm really excited at the prospect of photographing it already.

Here's a few images from Winkworth:

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Friday
Apr202012

Surrey Wedding Photography, Amy & Max, Woodlands Park Hotel, Cobham

woodlands Park Wedding

I had the very great pleasure of photographing Amy and Max's fabulous wedding day at the Woodlands Park Hotel near Cobham in Surrey. The week hadn't started too well for Amy & Max, not only had their little boy Harry, had been ill for most of the week but one of the flower girls had fallen out of a tree and her resulting broken arm was in bright pink plaster! Someone came up with idea of wrapping it in matching purple ribbon so it actually ended up looking great.

It really was a brilliant day, a loveley warm atmosphere and lots of fun. Heres' a few images form Amy & Max's Woodlands Park Hotel wedding day:

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Wednesday
Apr112012

Surrey Wedding Photography, Karen & Damien, Winkworth Aboretum

Pennyhill Park Wedding

I think it was Damien's Dad who had suggested Winkfield Arboretum near Godalming for their pre wedding shoot to them.  It's a fabulous place for photography so I was very happy to spend a fantastic Sunday morning wandering through the trees and round the lake photographing Karen and Damien. They are getting married in June this year at Pennyhill Park near Bagshot in Surrey, another beautiful location and, weather permitting, they'll be getting married in the Hotel Gardens.

If you've not visited Winkfield  before, then go. It's such a beautiful place to visit at any time of year but especially in spring as the spring flowers and blossoms are absolutely stunning!

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Thursday
Apr052012

Hampshire Pre Wedding Photography, Georgie & Richard, Basingstoke Memorial Park

Northbrook Park Wedding

I met up with Georgie and Richard for their pre wedding shoot at The Basingstoke Memorial Park, It's the first time I've visited the park but I'll definitely go back there to shoot again, with the spring flowers, woods and skate park there's lots of variety. I even got asked if they were celebrites when we were doing the shots in the skate park.

Georgie and Richard were a pleasure to photograph and I'm really exited about photographing their wedding at Northbrook Park later this year!

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Thursday
Apr052012

Cambridgeshire Family Photography - Donna's Alice in Wonderland Birthday Party

Old Fire Engine House, Ely - Birthday Party

I had the very great pleasure of photographing Donna's Masquerade, Alice in Wonderland themed Birthday Party at the Old Fire Engine House in Ely, Cambridgeshire. Donna had planned an absolutely fabulous evening, her attention to detail was incredible. The tables, the props, the costumes, the cake were all amazing, and what's more she made most of it herself! If anyone is thinking about planning a big surprise party for me (my fast approaching major birthday maybe?)  get Donna involved!

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Thursday
Mar292012

Berkshire Wedding Photography in Windsor, Michelle and Paul

Englemere Wedding

I'm thoroughly enjoying the current spell of fabulous weather we're having and felt really quite excited as I drove over to Windsor to photograph Michelle and Paul's pre wedding shoot on Saturday morning. I was't to be disappointed either, we had a lovely morning taking pictures before stopping for a coffee in the sunshine to go through their wedding details. They were a lovely couple to photograph, very relaxed and lots of fun, I am looking forward to their wedding at The Guildhall and Englemere already!

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