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Micro Wedding | Sturminster Newton

Micro Wedding | Sturminster Newton

She was fantastic on the day and great fun and the pictures were just what we wanted. We can’t stop looking through the photos.

James & Steph

IF YOU’RE PLANNING A WEDDING IN STURMINSTER NEWTON, YOU’LL ENJOY THIS!

Steph and James got married at St Mary’s Church, which is the church local to where Steph grew up in Sturminster Newton. After having to postpone their original wedding it was such a happy day and even with gale force winds everyone remained smiley and happy!

THE CEREMONY

The ceremony was an intimate service due to Covid-19 and the guest limitations. I wasn’t actually allowed in as I would have exceeded the permitted numbers but fortunately I could shoot through the back and side doors – where there’s a will there’s a way – SCREW YOU COVID. During the ceremony they had some beautiful readings from friends and family. It was lovely!

THE RECEPTION

The couple hired a local field from a friend and it was the perfect setting for a gathering of friends and family. With a stunning view of Hambledon Hill as their backdrop, they decorated the space with haybales and colourful flags to give it a festival feel and had a skittle alley which kept the kids entertained. They even had a live singer in the afternoon who was up on a raised stage.  

Everyone sat in their bubbles for their meal and speeches and to finish the day, Steph and James cut the cake.  It was a really fun and lovely day and I’m so glad to have been part of it.

If you’d like to check out the pre wedding session we did a few days before the wedding – click here.

If you’re planning a wedding in Sturminster Newton, get in touch!

congratulations James & Steph

two less fish in the sea

Pre Wedding Session | Sturminster Newton Mill

Pre Wedding Session | Sturminster Newton Mill

Pre wedding session at Sturminster Newton Mill

Just a little fun one for you today! Steph and James were a bit nervous about being in front of the camera and we decided that a pre wedding session would be the perfect way to ease the nerves before the big day.  We went to Sturminster Newton Mill and took a wander down the field and had lots of fun amusing the nearby sheep with various leaps and jumps!

We had great fun and Steph and James both felt much more at ease about photogrpahy on their big day.  If you’d like to check out the photos from their wedding – click here.

Documentary newborn session | Southampton | Baby Evie

Documentary newborn session | Southampton | Baby Evie

 unofficial appointed photographer

I first met the Birks in a pub in Southampton when they were deciding on their wedding photographer. We hit it off immediately and I was so lucky they booked me for their wedding.

Claire and Dunk are both mega gym lovers so we did their pre wedding session in the gym which was hilarious.  Embarrassingly I was sweating more than them by the end of it and I was only holding the camera!  They then got married at Rhinefield House in the New Forest and had the most incredible day. 

 

The next chapter

And just when I thought they would be done with me and my services, they announced they were having a baby WOOP WOOP!  So we did a glorious maternity session in the daisies and of course I was champing at the bit to meet baby Evie when she finally arrived. 

 

documentary newborn session

Documentary newborn photography is absolutely my favourite.  Your baby, exactly as you see them.  Evie was 8 days old in this session and was awake for the whole thing which was amazing as we got to see her gorgeous eyes, we got pictures of her looking adoringly at her lovely mama and paps and a couple of pics of her looking straight at me.  HEART EYES. 

We captured her little feet, her little fingers, her little creases. We captured the cuddles, the cries and the feeds.  We captured an hour of her life at 8 days old, and it was beautiful. I’m now trying to dream up more life events for them to have so I can photograph them too.

Anyway, here’s the result of our lovely relaxed documentary newborn session. There’s a slideshow of pics to music if that’s your thang, or gallery of photos (click on them to view full size).  

Blandford Doorstep Project | Covid-19 Lockdown

Blandford Doorstep Project | Covid-19 Lockdown

With all that’s going on during this crazy time I have lost almost all of my work due to weddings postponing.  Matty has been furloughed and we have been homeschooling/trying not to go insane with the kids.  The ONLY respite we have is the daily exercise.

We started off counting the rainbows and bears we saw in people’s windows. We cross paths with people giving them a wide berth and are given a HUGE boost if we see someone we know in their garden or on their walk so we can wave an have a socially distant chat! 

One thing that is common to pretty much every household I know is that we are all eating SO much more.  My own sister’s weekly food bill is 50% more than it normally is! 

This got me thinking about the people that struggle to pay for food at the best of times and how since lockdown the number of people using the food bank have TREBLED.,  Having seen other photographers create some amazing photos just on the doorstep, the Blandford Doorstep Project has been born!

HOW DOES IT WORK AND IS IT SAFE?

On my daily exercise I will wander the streets of Blandford (probably with the family) and for just £20 donated to the Blandford Forum Food Bank either directly or through me I will come and take a picture of you and your gang hanging out on your doorstep or in your garden.  I’ll stay at least 2 metres away at all times and payment will be via bank transfer to ensure no germ transfer!  I’ll email you an online gallery of the photos I take and you can download one for free, and if you would like any more you can buy them through the gallery too. 

So if you’re interested, choose your slot below and  I will send you the details on how to donate the £20.  I’ll be booking one week at a time until the end of lockdown so get in quick!

Fun Harbour Hotel Wedding | Bristol

Fun Harbour Hotel Wedding | Bristol

OMG the photos are incredible – you did such an amazing job for us!

Hev & Tom

Bristol harbour hotel & spa wedding

Heather and Tom got married at the amazing Bristol Harbour Hotel & Spa.  I love the Harbour hotel group, their styling is always spot on and distinctive.  The Bristol hotel is actually a Grade II listed building that was originally 2 renovated banks.  It maintains many period features and the ceremony room that Heather and Tom married in was actually an old vault!  The huge room where they had their evening reception is absolutely stunning with a beautiful super high domed roof. Also, I ate in the restaurant and it was lush so basically – go and check it out! 

.  The Gold bar

We ventured outside for a celebratory tunnel of clapping, followed by some group shots on the very busy Corn Street where there was a market happening! We then went up to the gorgeously stylish Gold Bar.  It is the photo backdrop of dreams!  Much fun and drinks were had and the gang made their way back down to the ceremony room which had been turned around for their wedding breakfast and speeches.

THE PARTY

Now, I’m well known for my party loving ways. I’m almost always the last to go home (FOMO anyone?), but holy moly do this lot know how to party! Because they’d only had a select gathering for the ceremony they had one of their friends dress as a jodge and many witnesses were brought in to prove their wedded worthiness – it was brilliant, hilarious and completely entertaining.  Followed by shots, dancing and more shots. 

congratulations Heather & Tom

two less fish in the sea