We shot a civil partnership at the weekend and it was definitely one to remember!
Sam and Sarah were married at Westonbirt Arboretum in Stroud, then had their reception at Kemble Airport.
Sam, who is really in to her planes, arranged a jet fly by as they arrived at the airport. No-one was expecting it when it first flew overhead and the noise definitely got peoples attention!
We got some brilliant shots, despite the planes speed. We also did some couple shots next to the red arrow which came out stunning!
We had a gorgeous lab puppy in the studio a few months ago and the shoot was lots of fun. Sparky kept on bouncing over to me and sitting on my lap, which wasn’t very useful but incredibly cute!
After Sparkie’s crazy half hour, we turned down all the lights and wrapped him up in our fluffy blanket. He slowly calmed down and thats when we got our favourite image. We submitted it to the Pets section of the SWPP International print competition and was awarded a gold merit. It will go through to the final at the end of the year to compete for Pet Photographer of the Year.
Its the first picture displayed below, but I have also included some other great moments from the shoot.
One of my recent weddings at the Berystede Hotel in Ascot saw a fantastic turnout (150 guests).
The Bride and Groom had a great sense of humour and after seeing a sample piece at our studio, requested our pop-art style montage of all the groomsmen and all the hen-night girls, which we gladly sorted.
We got some fantastic faces from everyone involved and it made a really great memento of the day.
We also got some great shots of the Groom in his mates Aston Martin DB9 (who generously volunteered it for a few photos). This proved a very popular moment in the day with a lot of the lads (and me!) and the Groom got to take it for a little drive too. Fantastic Day!
I didn’t know if the bride could pull it off – keeping the wedding day a secret for just under a year, but she managed to do it!
Pete, the groom, thought he was just having a 40th birthday party until he was called in the morning (he had been convinced to go out with the lads the night before his birthday) to say that he had to get to the Registry Office to get married!
He said that he was absolutely stunned, but so so happy – I really wish I had been there to get a photo of that first reaction! I did get the first moment they met at the registry office though, which was lovely!
Here are a few photos from the day of Julie, Pete and the kids.
This was a great wedding at Tynley Hall in Hook. The day went perfectly as the rain held off for all the outdoor shots.
Chris, the groom, told me towards the end of the night that they had decided just three weeks before to choreograph something for there first dance. I caught them practicing their moves a couple of times, and the bride even changed into socks for the event! They needn’t have worried as they were great.
A great part for me was at the end of the night with a modern barn dance called a ‘Ceilidh’. It really got everyone up together dancing and caused loads of laughter as the whole group were learning the steps. Once they got it down, I got some brilliant dancing pictures!