Sophie & Paul’s Wedding Prep in Studland

On a chilly Easter Weekend we met up with Sophie and Paul at the Sandbanks Ferry and headed over the water to Studland.

They’re getting married in just a couple of weeks and we are looking forward to spending the day with them at their church ceremony in Pamphill followed by a visit to an old favourite, Deans Court in Wimborne.

After a chat and a catch-up at Shell Bay (which incidentally had just opened its doors after a really lovely looking re-fit) we tried to keep warm wandering around the dunes before literally running for the ferry back before it got dark.

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Eleanor & Andy’s Wedding Prep in Salisbury

We headed on over to Salisbury at the weekend to meet up with Eleanor and Andy.

They’re getting married soon at St Thomas’ Church right in the middle of town before heading over to Barford Park where we head the pleasure of shooting two weddings last year. They have lots of fun things planned.

We found our bearings around the City, recce’d the church and scoped out what things are like on a busy Market Day before going for a little wander.

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Abi & Will’s Wedding Prep at Stone Barn, Cheltenham

We’ve been lucky enough to head to the Cotswolds for winter weddings on many occasions now. It’s a really fitting place and suits the season

Abi & Will are getting married at Cripps Stone Barn in Cheltenham at the start of February and we headed up to have a scout around with them.

It was busy with lots of people scoping out the place to get married themselves and the weather was a little tricky, typically tipping it down as soon as we started - but we’re not bothered if that happens on the day. There’s so much scope to snuggle in and keep toasty.

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Robyn & Joshua’s Wedding Prep at Hengistbury Head

Robyn and Josh are getting married in early 2018 and we’ll be joining them at Sopley Mill for one of our Short and Sweet days.

On a bit of a chilly November day we met up at Hengistbury Head for a chat about their wedding, a cup of tea and a walk down to the beach huts for some photos.

Although we’ve been down there quite a lot this year for shoots and walks I think this is the first time we’ve ventured down in the Autumn. It’s about a 20 minute walk down to the very end of the spit but that walk takes you through some lovely woodland. We stopped there on the way back for a couple of snaps among the fallen leaves.

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Rachel & Matt’s Wedding Prep Shoot in the New Forest

We’re getting our winter woolies at the ready for Rachel and Matt’s wedding in the New Year.

They’re getting married at The Bell Inn near Lyndhurst in the New Forest on what we hope will be a crisp January day. It’s going to be a cosy and intimate midweek wedding and will be a lovely start to 2018 for us.

We met up at the Inn this weekend to have a nose at the pub that will be theirs for the day before heading over to Ornamental Drive near Rhinefield for a walk in the forest.

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Josh & Emily’s Wedding Prep in Swanage

It’s our last wedding of the season on Saturday and we’ll be heading over to the Purbecks to meet up with Emily and Josh.

They’re getting married at Holy Spirit & St Edward’s Church near Swanage seafront before heading over to Corfe Castle for a wedding reception at Mortons House Hotel. We’ll be joining them for one of our Short and Sweet days.

Making the most of their holiday week before their wedding we met up on a lovely evening for a walk near Swanage Pier and along the Prom.

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Ali & Helen’s Wedding Prep Shoot in Studland

We took an early evening adventure over on the Sandbanks Ferry to meet up with Helen and Ali who are getting married next month.

They’re having us along for the ride for one of our Short & Sweet days. We’ll be there from bridal preps at Hotel Du Vin in Poole before heading over to The Guildhall for their ceremony and reception at Shell Bay Restaurant and Bistro in Studland.

The evening shoot was lovely and we enjoyed some great light, wandering up and down the dunes. It was also great to see inside the restaurant for the first time – we’ve always wondered what it’s like there and the views are unbeatable.

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Chris & Emma’s Wedding Prep in the New Forest

We’re heading back to The Master Builder’s next month to join Emma and Chris for their wedding day by the water-side.

They have some fun plans in place and we’ll be spending the entire day at Buckler’s Hard with them.

We met up for the first time last week in the New Forest to talk through their wedding timings and go on a wander for a little prep shoot.

As we had been to The Master Builders just a few weeks ago we decided to go for a walk in another pretty New Forest area.. revisiting where we had a quick stop-off shoot during Nicola & Ross’ wedding earlier in the year. The day had been a bit grotty but we figured this location would give us the best chance of getting a bit of sunlight!

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Nicola & Martin’s Wedding Prep in The New Forest

Nicola and Martin booked us up a while ago and since then we’ve had the pleasure of seeing them as guests at K & Ant’s Wedding at Sopley Mill last year and Ian’s also been working together with them over at Swash and Fold on their invites.

They’re getting married soon at Highcliffe Castle and we’ll be joining them for their whole day there.

It was nice to meet up in person again to talk through their wedding plans. After a catch-up at The White Buck in Burley we made our way to a favourite little haunt of ours – Ornamental Drive in the New Forest.

For the first time though, we crossed the road and went for a wander around the Tall Trees route. It was an almost other-worldly experience in parts. Although the light was a bit harsh as still as it hadn’t quite hit its softer Golden Hour we had fun playing with the dazzling beams and dark shadows in this magical place.

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Kirsten & Duncan’s Wedding Prep in Glastonbury

Kirsten and Duncan are celebrating their wedding next month with a church ceremony in the village of Meare near Glastonbury followed by a back garden reception.

We headed over to Somerset last week to have a little tour, a bit of a recce and a stop off to take some prep shots in a little National Trust woodland a short drive away.

They have some great plans in place for a lovely day and are currently in the process of clearing a paddock for their marquee to be held in. We’re also keeping our fingers crossed for permission to hop into a nearby apple orchard on the day for their couple shoot which is conveniently a short hop away from their reception.

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Chris & Emily’s Wedding Prep at Sandbanks Beach

We were rather glad we were meeting up with Chris and Emily at the weekend to escape our home. Temperatures were set at a steady 30-degrees in the office. We’d got through more Jubbly ice lollies than is healthy and spent far too much money on fans to dot around.

A sit-down to go through wedding timings with a cool shandy and air conditioning at The Sandbanks Hotel was just the ticket and a little paddle made everything much better again.

Emily and Chris braced the summer crowds for a walk on Sandbanks beach for their prep shoot as we made plans for their day in a few weeks time.

They’re getting married at Upton House before making their way back to the seaside to spend their day with family and friends overlooking the water.

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Clem and Ben’s Wedding Prep Shoot at Upton Country Park, Poole

We are very pleased to be heading back to Harry Warren House a couple of times this year. The venue took a little time out of the wedding world to let their land rest but we sure did miss it whilst it had a bit of a sabbatical.

Clem and Ben’s wedding is going to take place there and they have a super day planned. Their ceremony is being held at the pretty little St Nicholas Church in Studland with their reception being held in a marquee at Harry Warren.

We met up for the first time in person after only previously Skype-ing to have a proper catch-up over the Easter weekend. Clem’s family live in Upton and she had the great idea of meeting their for their prep shoot. It’s somewhere we frequent often walking our dog, but looking at it with photographer eyes for the first time, it has lots more scope for many more visits.

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