Archive for Moor Park Golf Club
Better late than never. Jo and Mark’s wedding at Moor Golf Club took place at the beginning of the month. It was one of two clients, who upon getting married, were moving off to the southern hemisphere within weeks of the wedding. Because of this I decided that I would take the time investment in blogging upfront and use it to push on to complete images so that they could take the final product back with them to Oz and NZ. The first of these is Mark and Jo who were married at Moor Park Golf Club. This golfing oasis inside the M25. Its hard to believe you are as close to London as you are when you look out over the rolling hills, fairways and greens. Moor Park itself is very exclusive. Houses the size of Tesco and the area comes complete with its own London Overground station. Membership has its privileges.
It all started at Heathrow. Very appropriate. The new Sofitel at Terminal 5. A rather impressive hotel. I could spend a few hours in there with my camera and a Bride. Sadly this wasn’t to be as things ran a little later than expected. Best laid plans and all that. I have to say I was a bit nervous hitting the M25 on a Saturday afternoon at 1:15pm. Luckily Tom Tom live said it was all good and .. it was. Once at Moor Park we could get down to business. The mansion house is, and I don’t mean this with an disrespect, a bit too grand for a golf course club house. It wouldn’t be out of place in a period drama to be honest. That’s not to say its all about the golf. Inside, the entry hall is grand to say the least. There are some spectacular spaces. The golf and the wedding don’t ever bump into each other (minus the toilets). So it really doesn’t matter. In fact, none of it matters, I’m just thinking out loud.
The wedding was heartfelt and personal with family flying in from Colombia. Nothing more surprising than meeting Jo, hearing her London-esque accent, hear a knock at the door and within seconds she’s going at 100mph in Spanish. Even more surprising when you didn’t know this before hand. Amazing really. Mark is a Doctor. A flying one. Specialising in helicopter based medicine. Why does MASH come to mind. Perhaps not. In any event Mark pulled a rabbit out of hat with personal video messages from family in Colombia and friends from their previous stint in Oz. I suspect that they are already there (Oz that is). How could you leave this lovely English summer :)
As always there are more on my Facebook business page. Follow the link after these taster images.
James Choo Choo
You lookin’ at me?
Mum and the dress
Dad, left in the hall, practices his speech
Seeing Jo for the first time
FOB gets greedy
See…I said it was pretty cool inside the Moor Park Mansion House
This is the first floor mezzanine…below us is the entry hall. Spectacular architecture
Not sure Mum is impressed (bottom left)
Fill up my cup…mazel tov
When in doubt as to what to include in your Best Man’s speech…consult Bob
Watching those emotional home videos from the absent friends
I’ll have what he’s having!
As always, you can find more images on my Moor Park Golf Club Wedding Photography Facebook Gallery. Feel free to tag yourself. Facebook rules mean you will have to ‘Like’ my page first (I think…they change the damn things weekly).
Another busy double weekend. With so much to do as well as Jo and Mark emigrating to Oz in a few days I’m going to post a quick taster and get down to the business of getting their images to them ASAP. Thanks for a great day at Moor Park! It really ‘flew me to the moon’.
More on this wedding in a week or so!
The wedding photography slideshow for Julia and Michael’s Moor Park Golf Club Wedding is now available on my main site: To view it click below:
When is a Saturday wedding not a Saturday wedding…well, when you kinda start on Friday. Which is exactly what I did for Julia and Michael’s wedding at Moor Park Golf Club and Chalfont St Giles. Julia layed on a special (although some of the chaps might not see it that way) surprise for the boys who were playing a celebration 18 on the fantastic High Course at Moor Park. Being a golfer myself (who, rather unexpectedly, got to play a few holes on Sunday evening) I was chuffed to get the chance to shoot some golf…just not perhaps the way I normally thinking of shooting at golf. So before we move on to the wedding stuff, let’s check out what was up on the Bermuda Bent (ok…probably not Bermuda Bent grass in Hertfordshire, but golfers will be the point).
I said I wouldn’t mention that this wasn’t the first attempt…I lied!
Mike (the Groom)
I don’t often do pano…but this worked for me
Oh yes…the wedding. I remember now. I started at the church (or should I say we, as Darren joined me) but with any good groom, the church quickly gives way to the pub.
ah…the Amber Nector..see, all the marketing DOES work
Stop! Hammer Time!
Only a slight lie
Damn you Best Man (and Groom’s brother) for looking so much like Mike (to be fair, I could really get a line in on Mike so you’ll have to do)
There were two great beams on light in the church…this is the first…
…and this is the second. Sweet!
As they turned the corner, they stopped. I was flumoxed (is that how you spell that?). I gestured wildly, don’t stop, just keep going. Oh the pressure.
Not likely to win Flower Girl of the Year 2009
Don’t ask if its set up…it ain’t
Keeping your key in your cleavage is not recommended
Moor Park…more than just a little nice
One (just one) for the Mums
Sorry…I kinda liked those stairs
There was just something about this. She’s looking away from the light, down and her eyes are down…but it had a mysterious feeling about. Film like it you must ask. So much so I actually added grain to this image. Whodothunkit!
Amazing what ISO4000 will get you in todays world
FOB had his speech before the meal
Still reeling from the key incident
A wee bit about a supplier I met on Saturday at the wedding. Photography may be my thing but if I could pick some other talent I might we be persuaded to select table poetry. OK, what the hell is that I hear you ask! Think of a table magician, but instead replace him/her with a rather talented, quick thinking and comic poet who allows the table to give him 3 concepts, words or ideas and without a single bit of hesitation starts an amazing prose, rhyming every word and even going around the context of those words as well. So..if you are looking for something completely different and terribly unique (that’s a good thing by the way) have a look at Judge The Poet.
Judge on trial
Quickly administering the Heimlich Maneuver to comedic effect
White balance…hmmm…never heard of it. OK, I have, but I really liked the warm tones
Laughing about children, clothes and a rather bad memory
It seemed an odd time to start making shadow puppets
Hmm…yes…well…To say I could barely get any focus would be fair. The fact that even though this is a total cockup I have to say I really rather like it. I gave up on dance shots after this..
“I couldn’t dance with another…..WHOOOOO!”
‘Thing’ and his 3 friends
And of course, its never complete (well, Saturday weddings that is) until we see a few from Darren
He’s really rather starting to scare me
I just like the thin plane of focus and the story that it tells
I was kinda hoping he missed me sleeping on the job
And with that I now call him a Jedi Photographer
Love that he’s getting the car in motion thing…but at F22 on a 3 year old 5D the dirt takes a few minutes to remove
Great observation of light and eye contact…as I say, he scares me