Archive for November, 2010
Part 1 of a selection of wedding photography from the beautiful Hampshire venue Rivervale Barn.
Yes…that’s right. Part 1. I don’t know, just felt like tossing it up a bit. Variety is the spice of life apparently. So that’s what I’m doing this week. Besides, there will also be some of Darren’s images in Part 2. Well worth coming back for.
This was my first visit to the Rivervale. Amazingly secluded yet right in the thick of it, not far off the A30 and very near to home. A nice combination. In fact any venue where any motorway can be avoided on a Saturday is news to my ears. Rivervale Barn didn’t disappoint and I would be keen to work there again in the Spring or Summer to get a different view on how light affects it.
Lisa and Scott (or ScottSteve as I began to affectionately call him) are two awesome and down to earth people. I think, and this is only my guess, that the general rules are bit reversed in their situation. She’s the loud funny one and he’s the quieter and more circumspect. She did, in a previous life, play the Euphonium. As a Trombone player I can tell that Euphonium players are generally mad. Lisa does not refute this in any way. ScottSteve is the mad scientist. The Dr Emmett Brown of the family (minus the hair and the 88mph Delorean). No matter how you dice them up, they are two genuine folk who I really enjoyed spending the day with.
Here is part 1 of the Scott and Lisa at Rivervale Barn.
Star of ScottSteve
Now would be a bad time to notice you missed a loop
A tender moment? Sisterly bond? Or simply did the tit tape work?
Hah…you wait until I show the preview frame in the next post!
Despite Scott’s most intense wishes it wasn’t the Queen on the other end of the line
My dear…Rivervale (at least this winter wedding) gets a super thumbs up for ceremony light! Sweet!
Lisa clearly agrees
Where’s the rest?
Excellent shadow detail…
Oh yeah…that’s why :)
Thinking thoughts…mostly unclean it has to be said
Rivervale Barn set up for a wedding breakfast
Night in the ruts
What did anyone ever receive in one of these so called receiving lines?
Oh the pressure…when they actually email you weeks before and say ‘we love the photos you have taken with funky clouds and sky..what chance of getting one like that in November’ (tick)
Stay tuned for more later this week in Part 2. Thursday I reckon.
A veiled reference to My Cousin Vinny? An abbreviation of euphemism? Or simply recognising my fellow sister of the low brass brotherhood. Yes, indeed I can reveal that Lisa is a former euphonium player. Some of my best friends were euphonium players. This does hark back to my days as a musician in which I was the annoying bloke with the slide trombone destined to empty his spit valve on the jumper you left under the chair in front of me.
Today’s Just One comes from Lisa and Scott’s wedding at Rivervale Barn near Yateley, Hampshire. This was my first trip to the new jewel in the Hampshire crown of wedding barns. Here’s a teaser with more in the week.
Sharyn and Mark – An Anglo-South African wedding at Tithe Barn, Hampshire :
“What more can I say but “NGIYABONGA (KAKHULU)” which is zulu, and an appropriate South African way for saying “Thanks (very very very very much)” Especially for putting up with yet another crazy and energetic bunch of South Africans!
As one of our most important suppliers you ticked every box and it was epic to have you there on the big day. Thank you for being such a charismatic, funny, entertaining and yet professional photographer on the day, our guests so enjoyed your presence and I have had literally dozens of messages from people saying that our wedding pics are the best they’ve ever seen. Your originality is something that makes you stand out in an industry saturated with bog standard wedding photographers and your photos carry such emotion and feeling. Mark and I can’t stop looking through the photos and remembering how much fun we had on the day. Your talent is huge and seems so effortless and it was just an absolute pleasure to have you (and Darren) there on the day.
Thank you for providing us with a set of first class wedding photos through which we can constantly relive our big day – you were worth every penny and I will not hesitate to recommend you in future.”
To view a slideshow from Sharyn and Mark’s wedding, click here
No editing, just 55 seconds of my crazy daughter hamming it up at the breakfast table. Thought the family would enjoy seeing it.
Liz and Brian..aka Des. What is with guys and completely unrelated names. We’ll forgive him this. Liz is my Anne Hathaway. That’s exactly what I thought the first time I saw her at a wedding exhibition last year. What’s hard to believe is that Brian (Des) is a guitarist in a heavy metal band. Whatever happened to having long hair when being in a metal band. Kids these days :)
This is my last visit (unless something unexpected comes along) to the Tithe Barn this year. A venue I can almost call home. I know it very well and am proud of my relationship with the folks there. If you are interested in other wedding at Tithe Barn this year, visit a Tithe Barn Wedding Photography gallery.
As always, you can see a few more images from Liz and Brian’s wedding on my Facebook business page.
Unlike most people Liz wears her feet the other way around
Dad’s own classic Bentley…nice
Kill 99.9% of kitchen germs
Sorry…I love this enough to show it again…and perhaps you can stop on over and become a fan
Gotta be the shoes…Brian (Des) kicks it
Liz’s sister and Bridemaid picks a strange time for the Peter Crouch robot dance
Perfect caption competition!
I certainly feel like chicken tonight
Keep Lea — whoever she is
I think she’s just come up with the caption!
The magnificent Glen Stone – Magician! Fantastic chap, awesome magician
Celebrating England victory over the Aussies with a Bridal party scrum
Don’t forget you can see a few more images from Liz and Brian’s wedding on my Facebook business page.
If you haven’t seen The Social Network you might find that a bit upfront. The reason I mention it is that I used it a few times in my first speaking engagement yesterday for the East Midlands Master Photographers Association. In a comic way I need to add. In any event, I promised that I would post some of the images from the 25 minute practical session. Too many times I’ve been to ‘seminars’ that you never saw the finished work. It really bugged me. I don’t want to be the same type of speaker.
So here you go!
Actually…HE’S the CEO :) (The quick and dirty one light)
The Not So Quick but Still Dirty Three Light
1 light Lovers (shame about the power lines)
Fortunately I don’t have to do dance shots in what is effectively a corridor!