Melissa and I did A level photography together a few years ago. Back then neither of us knew our f stops from our ISOs and we muddled our way through with our new SLR cameras, hand developing prints in the darkroom and going backwards and forwards, giving it another 10 seconds exposure, burning in here, dodging there. A few years and a name change later, it was a real honour that Melissa wanted me to photograph her wedding.
They got married at Southampton Art Gallery which is a brilliant, bright space for a civil ceremony in the centre of the city. Traffic in the centre of the city, not so brilliant, and there was some tense moments waiting for Melissa to arrive. After the lovely ceremony they had drinks in the gallery and then we strolled into the opposite park for some photos while everyone headed off to the Holiday Inn for the reception. The tables were poker themed, with cards as favours, and later on a magician entertained guests with card tricks. Melissa works in child care and loves children who were a big part of the day, running around in the hotel, playing and laughing and filling the dancefloor later on. It was a lovely, family fun day and Melissa and Damian seem so very happy together. Congratulations Mr & Mrs Brierley!
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Lisa and Mike got married at Chilworth Manor in Southampton on a sunny September day. I love photographing the wedding day but have to admit I sometimes get a bit bored of editing photos, however I have really, really enjoyed going through Lisa & Mike’s day again. It made me think really what a wedding is all about. I do read far too many wedding blogs and magazines and get obsessed over uber stylish designer dresses, or cool homemade table decorations, but actually a wedding is about two people in love, and sharing that with their nearest and dearest and having a really good time. Lisa and Mike look so happy, and there is such fun and excitement coming across in their photos and dress, shoes, venue and flowers aside, THAT is what a wedding is all about. Congratulations Mr & Mrs Moreton, may your happy wedding lead to an even happier marriage!
Vicky & David got married at the pretty village church St Mary’s in Eling, with an elegant reception at Chewton Glen in the New Forest. Everyone always says your wedding day will go by so quickly, and it felt like Vicky & David’s hurtled past at 100 miles an hour and it was 10 o clock before they even got to the first dance. The day did start…erm.. just a little late, due to a minor getting ready crisis and the wonderful New Forest traffic, but David held his nerves and the bride arrived, amazingly calm, in a vintage Rolls Royce. After the warm and personal ceremony we squeezed in a few photos near the Tide Mill at Eling and off to Chewton Glen for the celebrations. The lakeside suite was elegantly dressed with candelabras and coordinating floral arrangements. I loved that later in the evening the couple visited each table and gifted the table centres and flower displays to people who had helped with the wedding- It was a lovely gesture of thanks and made for some very emotional reactions.
Here are some highlights from the day. The full gallery is online for friends and family here.
Thanks to Kathryn from Willowtree Photography for assisting me at this wedding!
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Yesterday was a beautiful sunny autumn day in the leafy New Forest at Rhinefield House for Penelope & Daniel’s wedding. Here’s a little sneak preview of their wedding photos, more to follow in a few weeks time.
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Melissa & Damian got married at Southampton Art Gallery, a lovely bright space in the centre of the city, followed by their reception at the Holiday Inn Fareham. Here’s a little sneak peek at their wedding photos, taken in the park. The full gallery will be online for friends and family when the happy couple are back from honeymoon.
Congratulations Melissa & Damian!
Suzie and Mark got married at the very cool Hotel Du Vin in Brighton, on 10.10.10. Brighton beach was absolutely heaving as what seemed like everyone in East Sussex hit the promenade on this beautiful October day. The bride and groom braved the attention of the crowds and we went down to the beach for some photos, where we found this boat which just had to be done, with the initial SM. Here’s a little sneak preview…
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