Archive for August, 2011
Yes…its been exceedingly quiet the last week or so. Not that I haven’t had 3 weddings but rather we were away in between. A family holiday near Weymouth. So now its catch up time. I have to exercise brevity for the next few weeks. With so many days out of the office with various things I find myself a bit further behind that I would like to be. I’m chomping on that elephant…one bite a time. But some things have to give. So, for Emily and James, here is a taster of their day. A little snippet to carry them through.
I feel as though I should at least know how to tie a nautical knot in order to post about this wedding. Not that we really saw that much in the way of sailing but given its location, it would seem to make sense. What I love about weddings…and in particular my clients…is that they are always trying to find new ways to define their own weddings. Some folks may do this with details, others transport and some location. Whatever they do, its individual to them and a testament to their creativity. Anna and Oliver certainly fit into the segment well. For instance…why not hold a wedding ceremony where there are NO seats. Second, transport a large number of guests from the ceremony to the reception in a London double decker Routemaster bus….in the East Midlands. Third, erect a marquee with only three sides and look out on the gorgeous Rutland Water (the largest lowland man made reservoir in the country…apparently). Fourth, dispense with table plans, provide enough seats for most of your guests, get a 200lb pig and let nature take its course. Finally, hire in some body zorbs and let the fun begin! Put it all together and you’ve got Anna and Oliver’s Wedding Unplugged. A salute to the smiles and spirit of themselves as a couple. Sweet!
As time is tight…let’s get right down to business. As always, have a gander below at some images and if you have a taste for a few more, you can find a link to the Facebook gallery page at the end of this post.
I’ll see you on the dark side of the shoes – a triangular window, built into the mirror of Anna’s bathroom!
Oliver’s kiddos — they do moody well
Mind the gap
Acutally…I think I’ve put this in the wrong order. But that’s how I roll!
Arriving at the water’s edge
Cricket–with tights–and a broken bat!
A fitting theme
Like son, like father
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Quickie in text today. I had thought about doing a smaller blog post as the work piles up…but then I have a wee stalker in Alex’s mum. So I figured that a little extra time might just save the bunny (if you know what I mean).
A cracking time at Bury Court on Saturday. Every detail well thought out…every timing to a tee (unless you count the moving speech time…I’ll forgive you Al). Just a wonderful day…thanks Natalie and Alex for having us along (sorry to say that only my images appear today due to time constraints).
There will be a link after these image to see more on Facebook…so scroll, look, enjoy and then click at the bottom.
Apollo 1 carried only a wicker chair and a wedding dress into near earth orbit
Nat checks out the guests
Two yes’es from the Bridesmaids means she’s going to Boot Camp
This image has been flipped upside down so that the Aussies can’t see it
Nat selected a peculiar time to practice her human beat box routine
Two men and some bunting
Honestly…I have no idea
1 man…same bunting
Apparently you can milk anything with nipples…at least that’s what Greg Focker said
Nikon paid nothing for this rich endorsement
Trying to even things out :)
This ISN’T that Gollum delivers the rings video…carry on!
Great tit indeed!
…a brand new car!
It was all too much for some
The level of detail Alex went to!
It was a teenage wedding and the old folks wished them well
If you would like to see some more then do visit my Bury Court Barn wedding photography gallery on my Facebook Business Page. You can tag yourself but Facebook may require you to ‘Like’ the page first. No animals are injured in that process so feel free to tag till your heart is content!
Aaron or Aaron? Yeah, but you said Aaron. Yeah, I know, Aaron. No, not Aaron…AARON. This carried on for about 3 minutes. That being a conversation between Ashley Riggs (the fabulous DJ I often work with at Tithe Barn), Darren and Myself. I’m still baffled as to what the hell was going on. I think they had a point, but I’m not sure what it was!
Rain. There seemed to be a hell of a lot of coming our way. In fact, as I crossed Butster Hill on the way to Emsworth I had to slow to 50 and put the wipers on full speed. It was biblical in its proportions. I figured that was that, it was going to be a wet one! Thank goodness I was wrong. The rain stopped by Horndean and never returned the entire day despite the rather ominous forecast put up on my weather app on the phone.
Alex and Aaron (Aaron or Aaron) are a wonderful couple. I had the joy of spending a few hours with them a few weeks ago for an engagement session. Highly pragmatic and very down to earth. I hope that they see the compliment in that. They are also a bit of an opposite. She’s in ‘insurance’ (whatever that means). He’s an officer in the Army. He did tell me the regiment. The Queens Best Knickers Royal Battalion 2.0 — or maybe I misheard him. Whichever company he keeps I can tell you I have so much respect for him, his colleagues and everyone in the armed forces. Quite amazing the stuff they do, what they put up with, the job they do. So despite my rather awful attempt at comedy in the regiment name BIG RESPECT!
As for images, well…I’ve got a few. My time comes in waves. So here are a few from yesterdays Tithe Barn wedding in Hampshire:
(a link to view more will appear after this entry)
Alex’s veil (in case you were wondering)
Mum and Dad’s room – something the ponder each morning!
The lovely in the bottom right is also the lovely in the bottom right – 24 years later!
Why do I like this? Easy. I approached the kitchen where a bunch of folks were hanging out. She instantly dashed into the hall saying “I don’t do photos”. Red rag, bull. Then she stood in just the perfect spot….that’s why!
Raise your hands if you think the photographer is HOT! (OK, I’m embellishing here)
I beginning to really love this kind of shot. I haven’t totally figured out all the physics involved yet (sorry dad). Should I spot colour the bollards?
One of my favourites from the day!
Ummm / Young love
The Guiness people were on hand to award him with the Tallest Groom ever award
Really Alex…that Guiness thing wasn’t that funny
Once again, the question…raise your hand if you think the photographer is HOT
Ja-Ja-Ja-Ja-Jenga (to the tune of Bowie’s “Changes”)
Boogie woogie bugle boy from company B
And a Few From Darren!
Flipping fantastic Darren!
She’s going to love you for that one!
if you would like to see a few more, visit my Tithe Barn Wedding Photography Gallery on my Facebook Business Page. You can tag yourself–however Facebook may require you to like my page first.
Its not a Just One…its not a Fab 4. Its not anything that I can label…just a few images for Catherine and Paul to chew on for a while. Its all gone mental here and with a Father/Son camping trip starting tomorrow its not going to get any less so. So, I’m afraid it may be a while before a full blown blog/Facebook combo will appear.
For the record Catherine and Paul were married at a wonderful CofE church in South Harting…just down the road from Tithe Barn. Fabulous church if you’re into amazing small church architecture. Interesting facts about them…Catherine runs her own floristry business and she did all the flowers herself (with help from mum of course). Paul is Scottish and apparently has never had a deep fried Mars bar (which he claims may not, in fact, actually be Scottish).
Catherine’s Dad stood by as I balanced her bouquet on the studio window ledge. We were both experiencing an elevated heart rate. The picture bottom left is Catherine aged approx 4. Bless.
It is, in fact, the Arch Angel Gabrielle hanging in silhouette in the window behind NOT the Blair Witch Project
Right…at first I didn’t like this. But somehow this has gone from nearly deleted to a sneaky fave. There’s C&P, 2 flower girls, a page boy, one of Paul’s Scottish Aunties, one of Catherine’s Uncles and a few friends…all in one image. Its a keeper for me.
See…I told you I wasn’t shooting Pam!
Google speech view
Right…today its the follow up to Kristin and James’ Wiltshire wedding in the lovely village of Dinton and Philipps House. So yesterday I blabbed on about being exceedingly busy and I can’t post much. That’s still true. One of the reasons I had to be more brief was my effort to solve an international crisis. No, I’m not James Bond (or Johnny English) it was, in fact, the little request from Kristin and James to get together a few images for their Canadian bash which takes place soon. So I did spend a extra bit of time and as result have a few more images. That’s just how it all came together. As always, take a gander at the images below and then after you’ll find a link to the Facebook gallery where you can see more AND tag your sweet little face (assuming you were there…and I know that not EVERYONE was there).
As wee decorations go…this was nice (and well lit)
Sisters are doing it for themselves
Hymn time during an Evangelical service…lots of emotion
James’ own resident Doppleganger
Mr Darcy….get on your horse!
Had to be done
Video light…thanks to the videographer!
Rock around the clock tonight….
And just one from Darren! But its a great one!
Like these? Want to see more (and a bit more than usual as mentioned above). Then visit my Philipps House and Dinton Park Gallery of Kristin and James’ Wedding on my Facebook Business Page.