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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 Hampshire Wedding (33)


Hampshire wedding Photography, Rachel & Adam, Taplins Place, Hartley Wintney

Taplins Place Wedding Photography

Rachel & Adam were married at the lovely Taplins Place Farm near Hartley Wintney in Hampshire. Their ceremony was held outside in the wedding gazebo, before the reception in the side barn. They went for a very "cottagy" feel with an afternoon tea, sandwiches, cakes (lots of cakes!) vintage crockery, wild flowers, summer cordials and a sweetie bar! It was a lovely day with a fantastic atmosphere and a real priviledge to photograph!

Here's a s election of pictures from their wedding day:

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Hampshire Wedding Photography, Jo & Andrew, Morgaston Woods, Basingstoke

Jo & Andrew are getting married this week at Wokefield Park near Reading in Berkshire. We spent a lovely morning wandering around Morgaston Woods for their pre wedding shoot. Here's a few of the images from our morning:

Wokefield Park Wedding Photography

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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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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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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 in Silchester - Emma & Rob

Easthampstead Park Wedding

Emma & Robert are getting married in June at in Beech Hill before their reception at Easthampsted Park near Wokingham but chose Emma's home village of Silchester for their pre wedding shoot. It was a pretty damp morning but we still had a great time wandering round the Roman wall.

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Hampshire Wedding Photography at Fleet Pond - Karen & Ian

Bearwood College Wedding

We met up on Saturday morning for Karen and Ian's pre wedding shoot at Fleet Pond Nature Reserve. We were tempted to postpone as the weather was looking pretty bad as we drove over.  Fortunatley the rain stopped as we arrived and the sun even managed to make an appearance. It ended up being very pleasant (and entertaining) morning!

Why entertaining? Despite Karen's requests to explain I really don't think it would be fair on Ian to tell you  about his mishap with the log, but if you have a look at image 6 and the way he's clinging to the log you'll probably get a reasonable idea of what happened! If only I'd caught it on camera!

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Hampshire Wedding Photography, Morgasten Woods, Sam & Adam

Audleys Woood Wedding

Looked out the window on Saturday Morning, it looked freezing! I texted Sam and Adam to check that they still wanted to go ahead with the shoot, they did, so I put on my thermals, made a flask of coffee and headed off for Morgasten Woods.

The car showed the temperature as -4.5, the sky was clear, the sun was out and I thought to myself that the woods will look beautiful in this weather. I wasn't to be dissapointed, the sun was still low in the sky and in our faces as we walked into the woods, Wow!

This would be a great location for a family lifestyle shoot too, lots of climbing opportunties for the kids.

Sam & Adam were brilliant, they very quicky relaxed and immediatley seemed to be comfortable with the camera.

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Hampshire Wedding Photography, Sara & Mark's Elvetham Hotel Wedding, Elvetham, Hampshire

Elvetham Hotel Wedding

Sara and Mark were married at St Mary's Church in Old Basing, Hampshire before their fabulous reception at the Elvetham Hotel. With it's log fires and beautiful surroundings The Elvetham is the perfect venue for a winter wedding! Sara and Mark had organised a brilliant day, with Fireworks (I love fireworks!), A chocolate fountain, Live Music form Winston in the Piano and Plan B in the evening and lots lots more!

Here's a small selection of the images from the day:

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Hampshire Wedding Photography, Sara & Mark's pre wedding shoot at The Elvetham Hotel

hampshire wedding photography, elvetham hotel

I met Sara and Mark for their pre wedding shoot on what was a beautiful September evening at the Elvetham Hotel near Hartley Wintney in Hampshire. The Elvetham is a stunning venue but with the evening sun and the autumnal colours it was exceptional.

We had a lovely evening wandering around taking pictures before stopping for a drink to go through all of the details in preparation for the wedding day.

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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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A Testimonial from Sue & Simon - Thank you

"Dear Jon,

Simon and I both wanted to let you know how pleased we were with the photos you took of our wedding day. Neither Simon or I are very good at having our photos taken, we were very nervous but you really are a genius. We have some amazing photos that really capture the day and make us smile every time we look at them. Thank you very much for making our day so special.

Best wishes

Sue & Simon"

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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 Wedding Photography, Selina and David's wedding photography at Highfield Park, Hook, Hampshire

I had a fabulous day shooting Selina and David's wedding day at the beautiful Highfield Park in Heckfield, Hampshire. The day started at Selina's parents photographing them all getting ready. It was great to meet and get to know the family before driving to Highfield Park for the ceremony. Cars seem to be a bit of a passion with most of the family, this became apparent when a Bentley arrived for Selina and David arrived in 1950's Mustang! The day was emotional and loads of fun with so many little touches from the bride and groom, family and friends that made the day unique and very special. I've never seen "Lobster adoption" as a wedding favour before either....

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Hampshire Wedding Photography, Susan & Simon's pre - wedding Photography, Micheldever, Hampshire

Susan and Simon are getting married in a few weeks at the Basingstoke Country Hotel, but chose to do the pre wedding shoot in the Micheldever woods. I hadn't been there before so was totally blown away by the bluebells, I've ever seen so many, they were absolutley beautiful! I'll definitley be going back to shoot here again so thank you.

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