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Wednesday, April 22

Lulworth Beach Pre Wedding Photography With Charlie and Hay Ming

Charlie and Hay Ming are based over near Dorchester and one of their favourite places is Lulworth Cove, we met up there for some fun beach images then on to the second location, a group of deserted houses near to Lulworth Castle.

The weather started off as bright sun and blue skies, the next moment it was hailing and we all beat a hasty retreat to the pub in Lulworth while the hail passed.

Looking forward to seeing Charlie and Hay Ming at the end of May, Wedding ceremony at Holy Trinity Church in Dorchester then on to an amazing private Dorset Manor House wedding venue near to the Cerne Giant, very cool, can't wait! :)


Update: Charlie and Hay Ming's wedding images are now on the blog Up Cerne Manor House Wedding :)



Lulworth Cove Pre Wedding Photos



Lulworth Cove Pre Wedding Photographs



Lulworth Cove Engagement Photo



Beach pre Wedding Image



Beach pre Wedding Photos



Lulworth Castle Wedding Photo



Lulworth Ruins Pre Wedding Photos



Pre Wedding Bride Photos



Pre Wedding



Spring Pre Wedding Photos



Spring Dorset Pre Wedding Photos



Spring Wedding Daffodil Photos



Ruins Pre Wedding Image



Wedding Photos Near Lulworth



Wedding Daffodils Arrangement



Romantic Pre Wedding Images



Update: Charlie and Hay Ming's wedding images are now on the blog Up Cerne Manor House Wedding :)

Monday, April 20

New Forest Wedding Encore Session with Claire and Darrell

Claire and Darrell were such fun on their wedding we asked if they would be interested in an Encore Post Wedding Session. One of the locations they suggested for the session was one of their (and our!) favourite places, The New Forest!

Other photographers, particularly in the US have variously called these sessions Trash the Dress (no really, though we could never imagine doing anything that would cause damage!) or Cherish The Dress or Romance The Dress.

Well to us it's not about the dress (trashing it or otherwise!). It's about creating some beautiful images that perhaps were not possible on the wedding day and having total fun with the photography. I'm sure if Claire and Darrell had their wedding ceremony within the New Forest we would have gone out for some forest wedding photographs!

Putting Claire on the Redwood tree stump was Darrells idea and it worked really well, to the extend that an older couple out for a walk in the forest came up and asked if we mind they take some pictures of Claire. If you can go out and create photographs that make people smile as they walk past it makes everyone smile.

Teri processed some of the images to make them look more unusual, on the day of the session we knew that Darrell's wellies and Claire wearing heavy boots under her beautiful pink wedding dress would make for some fun post wedding images. The first image below has a daguerreotype style treatment we (well me mostly!) have titled 'Russian Peasants' as it looks like they are returning from a hard day working in the fields :)

Claire and Darrell's wedding photographs are also on the blog, Wedding at Lillibrooke Manor

Thanks for Claire and Darrell for being so much fun, the session was a blast and we got to try out some new ideas, thanks guys! :)



Russian Peasants



Romance the Dress Hampshire



New Forest Wedding Photography



Fun New Forest Wedding



Trash The Dress Dorset



Pink Wedding Dress



Pink Ballerina



New Forest Post Wedding Photography



Forest Wedding Photography



New Forest Wedding

Saturday, April 18

Beach Pre Wedding Session, Steph and Dean

We love using the natural environment and when Steph mentioned they'd like to have images that included the beaches around Bournemouth we suggested one of our favourite spots over by Sandbanks. The beach huts and sea grass work beautifully for vibrant lifestyle images and the pre-wedding portrait session.

On the day Steph wore a deep primary colour which in strong sunlight works brilliantly, Teri topped off their ensemble by suggesting a bright plastic windmill for fun shots of them together.

We all had a great time at the beach and on the way back to Bournemouth stopped off at another of our favourite places, Upton House and Country Estate, we love using the architecture there and the stucco plaster walls and columns give almost a Mediterranean feel despite being in Dorset!

Looking forward to see Steph and Dean soon for their summer wedding in the New Forest wedding venue of Careys Manor in July! :)

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Update: Steph and Dean's wedding images are now online New Forest Wedding Photos :)



Studland Beach Enagement Portrait



Studland Beach Windmill Dorset



Studland Beach Huts Pre Wedding



Beach Huts Near Swanage



Beach Windmill Pre Wedding Portrait



Beach Windmill Fun Image



Sea Grass Pre Wedding



Sea Grass Portrait Blue Sky



Beach Wedding Sea Grass



Bournemouth Beach Pre Wedding



Beach Pre Wedding Sea Grass



Bournemouth Beach Enagement Portrait



Upton House Country Wedding Dorset



Upton Part Pool Pre Wedding



Upton House Poole Pre Wedding



Contemporary Portrait Dorset



Comtemporary Portrait Images in Dorset



Upton House in Dorset

Friday, April 17

Leanne and Marcus Engagement Session

We met up with Leanne and Marcus over at Christchurch Quay near the Bandstand and chatted about their wedding plans and what they are looking for from their wedding photography. The wedding is in June this year with the wedding ceremony at St Michael and All Angels in Hinton and the reception at the Burley Manor Hotel in the New Forest.

I think we overworked Leanne and Marcus, normally for the pre wedding engagement sessions we suggest to have 2 locations in mind and they normally run to about 3 hours maximum. More than that and it can get tiring, they both held up really well though as we flitted between Rhinefield's ornamental drive and Highcliffe castle and the beach at Highcliffe. We stopped along the way at St Michael and All Angels in Hinton to check out the church, really cute red brick church on the A35 as you head out from Christchurch towards Rhinefield House.

Teri and I know The Burley Manor at Burley but will go over about 2 weeks before the wedding and make sure it is how we remember it! We love the New Forest and feel very lucky to live so close to such a beautiful area of the country, so far this year we have five New Forest Weddings booked and already for next year we are on track to photograph more than five!

Look forward to seeing Leanne and Marcus in June! :)

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Update: Leanne and Marcus's wedding now blogged Burley Manor New Forest Wedding :)



Christchurch Quay Hampshire Pre Wedding



Christchurch Quay Bandstand Pre Wedding



Bandstand Wedding Christchurch Quay



New Forest Pre Wedding



New Forest Pre Wedding Portrait



New Forest Wedding Photography



Highcliffe Castle Beach Wedding



Highcliffe Castle Beach Pre Wedding



Beach Pre Wedding Photograph



Teri getting the perfect angle for her speciality shot of the couple in front of the stunning wooden castle doors at Highcliffe Castle :)

Highcliffe Castle Dorset



Highcliffe Castle Pre Wedding Image



Highclife Castle



Highcliffe Castle Engagement



Update: Leanne and Marcus's wedding now blogged Burley Manor New Forest Wedding :)
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