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Its always nice for couples to ask for an engagement sitting. It means we get to know each other and you see how I work in a relaxed manner.

It will also give you a good idea of what to expect on your wedding day with the photography. When planning an engagement shoot I always like to ask couples if they have a favourite place in mind, this really adds to the collection of images. It is quite a gamble with the weather as well, that is why I always carry a few umbrellas just in case! Why not bring along the family pet too! If you would like your portrait taken, or would like to purchase as a gift then the sitting fee is just £35.

 

Its that time of year where the wedding season starts to get busy for a photographer. I have some lovely weddings booked for 2015 and I am starting to plan ahead. I will begin by looking at last years work, and see what worked and what didn’t. Thats part of being a professional photographer, always trying to improve your game.

I look at the unused images as well, and look how I can improve and obviously if something worked (posing, light etc) then I won’t change it!

Looking at new trends, I look at magazines, forums and other places to see what the clients are needing. Its no good staying the same and saying “thats what I do”. Unless you are very famous and people book you because “thats what you do” !. So it looks like the vintage theme is still around for weddings but with a bit more style. I photographed a lovely wedding last year that used jam jars for Pimms, great idea! Lets see what this year brings..

There are still a few dates left for wedding bookings in 2015 for Southampton, Winchester, Portsmouth and Hampshire. If you are looking to book a wedding photographer with over fifteen years experience in the industry then please get in touch.

2014 favourites…

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I was very lucky to recently photograph this wedding at Portchester Castle, Portsmouth, Hampshire. It was an overcast morning at  the church, but the dramatic castle background added to the imagery. The church is one of the oldest in Hampshire, having been built in 1120 from Isle of Wight stone by the Normans. You can read more on the history here.

The wedding reception was held at Chilworth Manor, Southampton. An old favourite wedding venue of mine, especially when the sun shines! It can be quite a hard reception venue to photograph as the terrace is such a sun trap. I positioned the group photographs with the guests backs to the sun, using fill flash to illuminate their faces. Its knowledge like this when choosing a photographer that makes all the difference!

Thank you guys for such an enjoyable day!

If you are planning to choose your Hampshire wedding photographer for your wedding this year we have a great digital photography package for just £995. Why not get in touch for a chat?.

Well another year has arrived and it would appear that 2014 just flew by! I have been shut down for a couple of weeks and now starting to get back into work and shooting mode! I have a black tie function this weekend with one of my regular commercial clients and the wedding enquiries and season is starting up again.

This year I will be focusing a lot of the business on my fine art photography work. I have two galleries available showing some of my work. Having taken personal images for the past fifteen years its about time I shared some of this work!

You can view the Fine Art America page here.

There are some more local photography images for sale form this gallery.

I hope you enjoy looking at my personal work and have a great new year!