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I love it when clever people with a keen eye for creativity get in touch. They just book me. No hassles. You know they dig you…what you do…how you do it…and let you do it. Welcome to the wedding of Alice and Cliff at Nettlestead Place. A sensational day at a sensational place with (and you’ve got to be pretty lucky this year for this last part) sensational weather. What a day…that’s all I can say. Good times…and that’s an understatement I can assure you.
I had worked at Nettlestead Place once before a few years ago. It must be the location because they were pretty darn cool too. This was the first time I got to experience the ceremony and bridal preparations in the main house. Pretty special. Strangely I’m a loss for what to say. The day was just that amazing. Alice is simply stunning…and later I found out why she had that ‘glow’. Delivered in Cliff’s speech was the news that they are expecting. Talk about seeing a room full of women melt (and a room full of attached yet unmarried men going “damn you…married and expecting in the same day…I’ll get you for this Cliff!”. I can’t thank you all enough for making us so, so welcome and having a perfect day for us to capture. Totally…totally loved it!
There will be more…lots more…to see on my Facebook Business Page. But first you need to look through these then at the end you’ll find the link. When you visit don’t hesitate to tag yourself, make comments and ‘like’ the page. It doesn’t hurt! Promise!
After an entrance like that I’m wondering where the queue for Space Mountain is
Here’s the haunted house…the only thing left were her shoes
ear you go
Snack time (at the Oasis)
What fluffy slippers you have Grandma
Now…what was Alice’s maiden name again?
….is the RIGHT answer
With this (onion) ring, I thee wed
Just a little bit of wee
the classical photography police are waiting on my doorstep to take me away
My patented bum squeeze
Nuttin’ beats a bit o’bacon
I don’t want to say I see a Doppleganger…but my oh my you have had an excellent season for United haven’t you Wayne
Nope…its Jason Statham now
Errr…umm….I have no idea
They announced they’re pregnant during Cliff’s speech. Tissues EVERYWHERE!
Umm..dude…its just a cake! Slowly steps back to a safe distance
And now a few from Chuck Norris — AKA Darren
I have no idea if this is posed…and frankly…I don’t care
You’re a legend D!
As promised, you can see a few more on my Facebook Business Page gallery of Alice and Cliff’s Nettlestead Place wedding.
Here are a few more images from Andrea and Kevin’s Kent and Maidstone wedding.
Yes…it is EXACTLY what you think it is
Some people are good at porting experiences learned only in Guitar Hero
Despite 17000 swan feathers it didn’t actually fly in by itself
All the speeches were translated into Czech for the Bride’s family
Man jumps on table…guest fears a Chippendales experience
And Now a Few from Darren
I love the motion in this…
But I love the motion in this one even better!
I’ve discovered how I can go one more in Fab 4. Link it to my Facebook Fan Page. So if you want to see a few more before the blog in a few weeks go to Andrea and Kevin’s Preview on Facebook.
Inside the wonderful Mereworth Church near Maidstone
You could be forgiven for thinking its one of those fish tank backgrounds. I assure you…it wasn’t.
Andrea — I get the distinct impression she’s done this (been photographed that is) before
Just a quickie to say that my latest slideshow, from Nettlestead Place in Kent, is now available on the main website.
It had been a while since I’d been to Kent. Quite a long while actually. Luckily I was spared the M25 traffic and apart from following the post code via SatNav only to learn it took you to entirely the WRONG village the travels were just fine…
I often get clients who are really into photography. But I knew this one would be different. He’s a cameraphile and she…well, she just likes pretty pictures. So finding the balance was always going to be the end goal. I reckon that we managed it. After all, for a lot of the day its straight down the line. I do like to stretch things when I get the chance but not on everything.
Darren (or Dazza as Nicola likes to call him)…well, we did share a moment in the car. I remembered a touching story (not really that touching) about a trip he made to Newquay where him and his mates played Boston’s ‘More Than a Feeling’ on level 11 for the entire trip. I love Boston so I downloaded it onto my iPhone, told him to look away as I cue’d it up…something special just for him. He was well chuffed and said “I should make a tape for you of all the songs I like that I reckon you’ll like”. Silence fell upon the car. How exactly do you reply to that. Like yes, I buy you dinner and yes I’ve even shared a bed in a £9 travelodge when you *coughs* say you forgot your PJs and yes I downloaded ‘More than a Feeling’…but dude…don’t get the wrong idea! I’m a happily married man…
Before I turn you over to the photos I would like to quickly mention Simone from Dimples Events. I won’t lie to you…some wedding organisers deserve a padded cell. Thankfully Simone isn’t one of them. I really, really enjoyed working with them and they ensured everything ran smoothly. A bonus for sure!
No it ain’t crooked…its called character
My weekly sacrifice to the God of Shoes
Finally … she faces the light! :)
One location, 3 different pictures — think of it as green photography – IOW, recycling
Don’t let the hair styles fool you…they are brothers
Chicken…I could eat some chicken
Next time…leave the clown nose at home
Demonstrating the ‘proper’ way to release confetti into the wild
Anyone else see the resemblence? No…ok, moving swiftly along
Why do women ALWAYS put the table butterflies in their…well…you know?
A scene from Full Metal Photography: “You want a silhouette…you pick the wrong camera with too much dust…so what do you do..tell me boy…WHAT DO YOU DO!” “Sir, yes, sir…make it arty, add 3 textures and 5 filters and hope no one notices” “Damn straight Private…now drop and give me 20!”
Aww…bless. Tissue please.
I have no idea…but by the end of listening to this table laugh their backsides off (no really, all there, laid out on the floor), I was in stitches as well
…the moment she realised that her special toast, touching and heartfelt, seemed to lack the “and by the way, Sarkis (the groom’s brother and best man and no haired diva) are engaged” that everyone was waiting for
Stuff…no one said you had to like it
You can leave your tent on
Dance….the night away
And now a few from tape making ‘friend’ … Darren
It’s simple…its clean…nice one D
Ordinary image in a way…but it will always remind them how Joe and Sarkis had to make a swift exit as Nastash’s car turned into the lane they were walking
Shoot manual…and they will come
They did this…ALOT
Leave him with the Mark2 and watch his eyes light (Darren I mean)
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Picking Just One was difficult (as usual I suppose). He was into my creative capture and she was just a girl who likes nice piccies. So here it is…more to follow…ON TUESDAY. I have a corporate job on Monday (sorry, Joe, I gave you duff info). If you are a Monday only visitor do scroll down. I did a wedding on Thursday at Buxted Park.