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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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Jon

Entries in Berkshire (25)

Monday
Oct262015

Beaumont House Wedding, Rebecca & Stuart, Old Windsor, Berkshire

Beaumont House Wedding Photography, Old Windsor, Berkshire

I don't photograph weddings at the same venues that often in a year so it was quite unusual to photograph two in a row at The Beaumont Estate in Old Windsor.  The Beaumont is such a fantastic wedding venue that this certainly wasn't a problem.

Becky and Stu were actually married at St Anne's in Chertsey before heading to the White House at The Beaumont for the reception. Becky looked lovely, and the all the reds of the flowers and dresses looked gorgeous! A great time was had by all, it was brilliant day despite finding out the secret about what's under a Scotman's kilt! The best man took a fall with a dramatic landing, he was okay but the secret was out! Fortunately I wasn't fast enough to catch all of the "details" on camera.

Take a few minutes to browse through some of the pictures of Becky and Stu's Beaumont House Wedding day: 

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Monday
Sep282015

Beaumont House Wedding, Laura & Chris, Old Windsor, Berkshire

Beaumont House Wedding Photography, Old Windsor, Berkshire

Laura & Chris were married at All Saints Church in Windsor before their fabulous reception at the Beaumont Estate in Old Windsor. As you can see for their pix horses played a big part in the day. Laura's mum had a bit of a surprise up her sleeve. She had arranged for a horse drawn carriage to take Laura and her dad to the church and then onto Beaumont House after the ceremony where Laura's own horse Bracken was waiting for her.

Please take a few minutes to have a look through Laura and Chris' Beaumont House wedding photography:

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Thursday
Aug132015

The Newbury Manor Hotel, Rachel & Tom's wedding photography, Newbury, Berkshire

Newbury Manor Hotel Wedding Photography, Newbury, Berkshire

I met Rachel & Tom a few years ago when Tom was an usher at Alex & Natalie's wedding which I was lucky enough to photograph 4 years and 11 months ago! Alex returned the favour so it was great to catch up with them again.

The ceremony took place at St Mary's in Burghfield, Rachel's family's church, before heading to The Newbury Manor Hotel for the wedding breakfast. Newbury Manor is a fabulous setting for a wedding, it was lovely with everybody chatting and the children playing out on the lawn in the sunshine.

Here's a few of the photographs from Rachel & Tom's Newbury Manor wedding:

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Friday
Jul242015

Stirrups Country House Hotel, Georgina & Tony, Bracknell, Berkshire

Stirrups country house wedding photography, Bracknell, Berkshire

Georgina and Tony's wedding day started for me at Georgina's Mum's house just round the corner from their family church, St  Matthews in Ashworth. The reception was held at the Stirrups country house hotel in Maidens Green near Bracknell. It was a fabulous day, lots of sunshine and lots of fun as well as a few surprises. Here's a few images from their wedding day:

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Friday
May012015

The Forbury Hotel, Kelly & Rod, Reading, Berkshire

The Forbury Hotel Wedding Photography, Reading, Berkshire

Kelly & Rod were married at Our Lady St Annes church in Caversham with a little detour to a very busy Forbury Gardens before their intimate reception at the beautiful Forbury Hotel in Reading town centre.

I loved the chinese influences on the reception, particularly the tea ceremony with Kelly & Rod in the traditional costumes.

Please take a second to browse through a few of the images from Kelly and Rod's Forbury Hotel Wedding photography:

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Friday
Mar272015

The Newbury Manor Hotel, Rachel & Tom's pre wedding photography

Hampshire Family Photography, Mortimer

Spring is definitely here... and it was lovely to be out taking pictures of Rachel and Tom for their pre wedding shoot in the sunshine. On days like this it makes me think I'm pretty lucky to be a wedding photographer. Rachel & Tom are getting married here at the Newbury Manor Hotel in a few months time, it's a stunning setting and I'm really looking forward to photographing their wedding here:

Please take a few mo,ents to browse through Rachel & Tom's images from the Newbury Manor Hotel in Berkshire.

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Monday
Nov172014

Hampshire Family Photography, Cath, Frazer & Family, Mortimer

Hampshire Family Photography, Mortimer

I love doing lifestyle family shoots  and photographing Cath, Frazer and their fabulous kids reminded me why. Whilst they're playing it really lets their personalities shine through. There are no forced smiles here, well okay, maybe a couple:)  and I got the impression the whole family enjoyed running around nearly as much as I did (Cath?). 

Here's a selection of images from our Hampshire lifestyle family photography shoot.

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Monday
Sep222014

Feathers & Fur, Claire & Jon portraits, Berkshire

Berkshire Family Photography, Feathers and Fur

I had the very great pleasue of spending a morning with Jon and Claire at Feathers & Fur near Twyford. I don't know very much (well I didn't) about birds of prey but they are on the list of things that I get really excited about... To the extent that to avoid accidents I really have to control myself when I see one whilst driving!

So when Jon phoned to invite me along to do pictures I jumped at the the chance. I wasn't disappointed, the birds were fantastic and we had a fabulous morning. If you get a chance to go, go! Sadie of Feathers and Fur is so knowledgeable, enthusiastic and passionate about the birds, she was brilliant and we had great fun learning loads about the birds and their characteristics.

Thank you!

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Monday
Jun092014

Burghfield Marquee Wedding, Helen & David, Berkshire

Berkshire Wedding Photography, Burghfield Marquee Wedding

Helen & David were married at St Mary's Church in Burghfield before their wonderful reception in a marquee in Helen's parents garden. It was a fantastic day with a herb, vintage car, village fete theme. There were some lovely personal touches ( all home made ) such as the name place biscuits, the H&D shortbread, bunting, candied primroses, the wood carved candle sculptures and the dolly peg seating plan.....it all looked gorgeous!

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Thursday
May152014

Easthampstead Park Wedding, Sam & James, Wokingham, Berkshire

Berkshire Wedding Photography, Easthampstead-Park-wedding

I had a wonderful day potographing Sam & James' wedding day at Easthampstead Park near Wokingham in Berkshire. The weather wasn't kind to us, but that didn't  matter at all (in fact it made the group shots a lot of fun!), there was such a great atmosphere with lots of laughter.... maybe a few tears too.

The Persian part of the ceremony was brilliant, I loved all the symbolism, the way all the girls got involved and the fact that the groom's mum had to give presents to Sam to convince her to marry James :)

Here's a few images from their Easthampstead Park wedding day:

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Wednesday
Mar122014

Beaumont House Wedding Photography, Gemma & Paul, Windsor, Berkshire

Berkshire Wedding Photography, Beaumont-House-wedding

Gemma & Paul's wedding was my first of this year, I think I'd actually been getting withdrawal symptoms having not shot a wedding for 9 weeks so was extra excited about photographing their big day. A lovely couple, Beaumont House (what a fantastic wedding venue!) and, to top it all, sunshine. A great way to start 2014!

....and Paul, no the reflections were NOT a fluke,

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Monday
Mar102014

Easthampstead Park Wedding, Sam & James, Wokingham, Berkshire

Berkshire Wedding Photography, Easthampstead-park-wedding

Lovely to be out shooting in the sunshine again. Sam and James are getting married in just a few weeks at Easthampstead Park near Wokingham but chose Winkworth Aboretum near Godalming for their pre wedding shoot. The spring flowers were out and the blossoms are just starting to appear... beautiful!

Looking forward to the wedding, see you both soon...

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Wednesday
Feb262014

Beaumont House Wedding Photography, Gemma & Paul, Windsor, Berkshire

Berkshire Wedding Photography, Beaumont-House-wedding

So far this year (thanks to the stormy weather) I've had to postpone a number of pre wedding shoots, so it was especially lovely to actually get out in the sunshine taking some pictures with Gemma and Paul at Beaumont House in Windsor. A fantastic wedding venue wich I'm really excited about photographing their wedding here in just a couple of weeks time. I was lucky enough to have photographed Gemma's cousin Jo's wedding a couple of years ago at Painshill Park, so it's going to be great to see her family again!

Here's a few images from our mornings session at Beaumont House:

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Thursday
Jan162014

Bearwood College Wedding Photography, Anna & Jay, Wokingham, Berkshire

Berkshire Wedding Photography, Bearwood College Wedding

It's always lovely to go back to Bearwood, but it makes it even better when it's for a fabulous winter wedding. All the oak panelling and fireplaces just seem right on a cold December day. It was cold too, we had to spread the group and Mr & Mrs shots out a little as poor Anna was freezing, we ended up doing a few inside too.

The church with all of it's christmas decorations was beautiful, and although it was cold we actually had a some sunshine. Incredibly lucky when you consider the storms we had on either side of the wedding day.

Some lovely personal touches during the ceremony and reception, but I particularly loved the singing. Philipa with her guitar in church then Anna joined her in the evening too...fantastic!!

Here's a preview of some of the images from Anna & Jay's Bearwood wedding photography:

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Tuesday
Oct292013

Bearwood College Wedding Photography, Anna & Jay's pre wedding shoot

Tuesday
Aug272013

Berkshire Wedding Photography, Rebecca & Paul, Wasing Park, Aldermaston

Berkshire Wedding Photography, Wasing Park Wedding

Rebecca & Paul were married at the wonderful Wasing Park in Aldermaston, Berkshire. Rebecca, Paul and her Mum had obviously put so much thought and effort into the wedding, from the table decorations to the hot air balloons and homemade lollypops, everything looked fabulous. Please take a second to have a look at the table decorations and sweet table pictures:

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Thursday
Jul042013

Hampshire Wedding Photography, Emma & Mark, Warbrook House, Eversley

Berkshire Wedding Photography, Warbrook House

Emma & Mark were married at St Giles in Reading before a wonderful wedding reception at the beautiful Warbrook House near Eversley in Hampshire. I met Emma while she was getting ready at Warbrook in the morning. Many of their guests were staying there so Emma & Mark had organised a vintage bus from Ages Past to take the guest to the church in Reading. We were hoping to do a few a group shots at  St Giles but the torrential rain made us change our minds pretty quick and head straight back to Warbrook. Not before getting a few great shots with the umbrellas!

Here are a few images from Emma & Mark's wonderful Warbrook House wedding: 

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Thursday
Jun202013

Berkshire Wedding Photography, Vicky & Ben, Wokefield Park, Reading

Berkshire Wedding Photography, Wokefield Park

I had a ball photographing Vicky and Ben's wedding day at Wokefield Park near Reading in Berkshire. Lots of laughter, lots of tears and lots of fun. A great day! And if that wasn't enough we were lucky enough to have a beautiful sunny day at Wokefield. Here's a few of the images from the day that tell the story of the day:

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Friday
May032013

Berkshire Wedding Photography, Caley & Oli, All Saints, Marlow, Boulters Lock, Maidenhead

Berkshire Wedding Photography, All Saints, Marlow, Boulters Lock, Maidenhead

I had the very great pleasure of photographing Caley & Oli's wedding day. My day started with Caley and the bridesmaids at their house in Marlow for the bridal preparations.... there was so much to photograph, lots of personal touches as well as the fabulous Ian Stuart dress.

The ceremony was held at the All Saints Church in Marlow. I left Caley about half an hour before the ceremony to meet Oli and his groomsmen, who had stopped for a quick pre wedding pint, at the pub before walking with them to the church. Caley arrived in a vintage MG (1932 I think ) owned by Oli's dad and driven by Caley's brother. After a beautiful ceremony the guests boarded "The Georgian"  for scones and drinks and headed off to Boulters Lock whilst we stopped on Marlow bridge for a few shots before heading to Cookham to join everyone on the boat.

It was a brilliant day, lots of fun & laughter as well as few happy tears. Caley and Oli wanted a day that was all about their family and friends and they definitley succeeded.

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Thursday
Mar212013

Berkshire Pre Wedding Photography, Caley & Oli, Boulters Lock, Maidenhead

Boulters Lock Wedding Photography

Caley & Oli are to be married in April at the All Saints Church in Marlow before taking a cruise up the Thames to thier reception at the lovely Boulters Lock Restaurant in Maidenhead. We met up yesterday for the pre wedding shoot and to chat through the wedding day in detail, they have a fabulous day planned and I'm looking forward to it already!

Here's a preview of the images we took at Boulters Lock yesterday:

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