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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.

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Entries in Basingstoke (16)


Warbrook House Wedding, Holly and Steve, Eversley, Hampshire

Warbrrok House Wedding, Eversley

Holly and Steve are getting married at Warbrook House, a gorgeous wedding venue in Eversley, Hampshire but they chose The crabtree plantation just outside Basingtoke for their pre wedding shoot. It was my first time here and what a gorgeous location it is, especially in the summer sunshine that we'r getting at the moment!

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Family Photography, Jamie, Joanna & Eloise

Basingstoke baby photography, hampshire

Bit of a doggy theme going on today, 2 Dobermans in one day? 

I had a lovely morning photographing Jamie and Joanna with their gorgeous little girl Eloise, we were lucky enough to have some lovely weather so were able to take advantage of their beautiful garden for a few shots. Eloise got a little tried though and had to have a little nap half way through the shoot which gave me a chance to take a couple of shots with Mum & Dad on their own before she returned all happy and refreshed for a few more pix!

Please take a few minutes to have a look at the pictures from our family photography session:

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Audley's Wood Wedding, Alison & Matt, Basingstoke, Hampshire

Hampshire Wedding Photography, Audleys wood Wedding

Ally & Matt were married at Audley's Wood Hotel in Basingstoke, Hampshire, a fabulous venue which I'm lucky enough to be pretty local to. We had a great day, the weather was lovely, a fantastic warm atmosphere and lots of fun!

Here's a few pictures from Ally and Matt's Audleys Wood wedding day:

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Hampshire Wedding Photography, Hannah & Aaron, Morgaston Woods, Basingstoke

Hampshire Wedding Photography, Rivervale Barn

Hannah and Aaron chose Morgaston woods for their pre wedding shoot but are getting married in a few weeks time at Rivervale Barn in Yateley, Hampshire. Hannah was a bridesmaid at Lucy and Dan's wedding which I photographed almost exactly 3 years ago at Nortbrook Park so it's a real honour to have the opportunity to photograph her wedding too!

It was a real pleasure meeting up at Morgaston, the weather, for once, was gorgeous and it finally felt like spring in Hampshire!

Here's a few images form our mornings walk:

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hampshire Wedding Photography, Cheryl & Jon's Wedding Photography, The Vyne, nr Basingstoke, Hampshire

hampshire wedding photography, basingstoke

Cheryl and Jonathan were married at St Joseph's in Basingstoke, before driving to the Vyne in a beautiful Vintage Austin for the reception. The Vyne is a National Trust property and has to be one my favourite (as well as the closest) local wedding venues. There are just so many wonderful places to shoot, I had to keep  my eye on the time as I could of very easily got carried away photographing Jon & Cheryl around the gardens and grounds.

Cheryl and Jon had organized a beautiful day with lots of lovely touches, the vintage teapots on the tables for the flowers were a fantastic idea and looked gorgeous. The Vyne was built in the days of Henry VIII so instead of the the usual first dance they had booked Tudor musicians and Dancers who got everybody involved!

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Hampshire Wedding Photography, Sue and Simon's Wedding Day at the Basingstoke Country Hotel

basingstoke wedding photography

Sue and Simon were married at the Basingstoke Country Hotel near Hook in Hampshire.

My day began at the Hotel taking a few shots with Simon and Sam (his Best Woman), then popped to photograph Sue at home before we all left for the ceremony back at the hotel. We had a fantastic day, Sue looked stunning and Simon certainly cut a dash in his Naval Uniform!

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Hampshire Bump Photography, Hazel's Maternity Shots


Jo & Vin's Wedding Photography, The Vyne, Bramley, Hampshire

Jo and Vin were married at the Vyne in Sherborne St John, a stunning wedding location which also happens to be my most local venue!

I started shooting the bridal preparations at Jo's Mum's. There was a lovely atmosphere, Jo was so excited, especially when she opened her present from Vin. I really don't think she stopped smiling all day!

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April & Ollie's Family Lifestyle Photography, Bramley, Basingstoke, Hants

I love being a wedding photographer!

What's that got do with shooting Ollie and April you might ask! Well, their Mum and Dad's Wedding was the very first Wedding I ever photographed as the sole photographer. So the fact that they have come back to me to photograph the children is extra special to me!

We had loads of fun with the children running round the woods for an hour and then came back to do a few shots of Ollie in the studio.

Here's a small selction of the shots from the woods, I'll post a couple form the studio session later on in the week: