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Jun
15

Surrey Wedding Photography – Katie and Mike – Bury Court Barn

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Back to The Barn at Bury Court (or is that Bury Court Barn…I can never remember) on Saturday.  It was about 4 weeks since I’d been there.  Not much had changed…it still one of the best venues in Surrey…scrap that, perhaps in the country.  Of course I might be a little biased (close to home, on the recommended suppliers list and have a great working relationship with the folks there).  As usual the barn was in top condition which meant that everyone could simply get on with having a great wedding.  Luckily Mike turned out in his 5 o’clock shadow.  Apparently this a plus point in his house…I simply get moaned at.  Oh how the other half live.  Thanks to Kaite and Mike as well as their guests for making us feel welcome. 

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On the list of shots that get you killed as a wedding photographer…this ranks quite high

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Shoe(s)

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SumpinOuttaNuttin

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Driven is one work you could use to describe Katie…

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….Pleased is another

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No great photo…just Katie helping Gran with a drink of water

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Oh no!!! Not those big little Bridemaid eyes…I’m such a SUCKER!

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Mum finished the croqueting…or is that crocheting….let’s just call it buttoning up

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Peeping Bob

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Dresses to thrill

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Ade attempts to keep a safe distance whilst Rebecca goes bananas at the first glimpse of Katie in her dress

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There’s a magic light spot in the processional at Bury Court Barn.  Got it!

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IMHO, the more interesting signing of the register shot

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Any harder and her head might just pop off

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It seemed only I got the celebrity significance of Katie’s dad being sat next to her at the top table

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When I see a laugh like this I think of that chap from the Apprentice who admitted to peeing in the boardroom

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Two naturals

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Revisting me ‘new’ spot from last time

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Damn Kate (not Katie)…not a reflector in sight

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Copyright Kate Jackson – 2009

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When I was a wee boy photographer, I hated receiving lines.  I was so naieve :)

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See what I mean!

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Checking out the dodgy photo wall of shame

The one thing about when Darren and I work together is that Darren and I work magnificently together.  We rarely ever turn up in each other’s shot and never get in each others way.  I suspect those few times I took a ruler to his forehand really did the trick (only joking…geez people).  But as I watched Nicky from Jacaranda close the curtains I knew I had a chance for a great framed shot.  The curtains slowly started to close and just as they got to the A+ spot some knucklehead walked in front of me.  OK…as you can see it would have been a waste anyhow as Mike’s eyes were closed and a split second later I did get another shot.  I just thought it was highly amusing — and you…well, you’re bored to tears.

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Get a haircut :)

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OK..its never going to be a Rob-art (sigh) collectable but its a recording shot

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With little hesitation, this chap raised his hand with pride when the question “raise your hand if you’ve filled your trousers” came from the other side of the table

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On second thought…I may just crop that a bit…but for now, this is still a winner for me

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I just loved the attention everyone had during the speech

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Separated at birth


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Oh Mike…please don’t tell me you raised your hand too?  Ewwww!

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Toilet humour runs a muck

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Elvis has left the building….

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….carrying a cookbook

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I get this look from women all the time…no…honest

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Watching a grown man eat string really is a great pastime

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Proving Katie is the Ace in the pack (groan, groan, groan)

Now a Few From Darren

Speaking of the peeing and the Apprentice (and most notably James from the Apprentice) I was struck by a comment that probably helped James get dumped from the show.  In the question “what can you bring to Sir Alan’s company” James answered, “ignorance”.  Of course this got old Clive the interviewer’s jerk juices flowing and he ridiculed him senseless.  But I do appreciate what James was trying to say.  Wisdom is something that is valuable but at the same time crippling.  It can stop you from taking a risk or chancing a situation which, if it comes off, will make you seem as if you’re a magician of sorts.  Darren is my ignorance (yes, that is a compliment).  He tries things without the fear of failure or the wisdom to know if it will work.  I see so much of myself in Darren that its quite scary.  In that, I try to always remember that ignorance as a way to stay fresh.  For that I hope I he stays ignorant for a long time to come. 

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He’s now officially the Bury Court Barn Gallery Master

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Pure Ignorance!  I Love IT!

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Its an iPhone luv :)

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I’m glad I’ve finally got him out of taking photos of the camera taking the photo…but here are 3 shots of people take photos of other people that all work

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Great scene setter

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Mike was well aware of the plan to kick him in the ….

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As they said in Top Gun “Darren…you can be my wing man anytime”

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I was keen to remove the car park…Darren had other ideas.

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Learning the values of receiving lines

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The entrance of Casper, the friendly ghost, and his beloved bride

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Nice shot

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The fact he likes shooting the kids is fine by me

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