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What’s so good about black and white photos?

Ok, yes this is one of my popular themes but that’s because I really believe in the power of black and white photographs. They just convey more emotion! Take out the colour and there are no distractions. You just look straight at the subjects’ faces and see what they’re feeling. Maybe you also empathise a bit and feel their emotions too.      Black and white photos also convey more character somehow. Think of all those powerful portraits and film stills from the 1950’s-James Dean, Marilyn Munroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn-they all convey such character and are still
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Candid wedding photos

Sometimes it’s the unplanned candid shots at weddings which my clients seem to really like. It may be because they know what posed shots I’ve taken of them as a couple and the family group photos etc but they have no idea what candid shots I’ve taken so they can be a lovely surprise.  The wedding has started but the kids don’t look that interested…. It’s nice to capture Mum’s reactions… Love the bride’s facial expression… Bridesmaids always love a wedding! These ladies are just chilling and having fun…. this fella too!Perfect summer hats gents…. You’ve probably guessed I’m a
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Amy and Andy’s wedding

It’s a while since I photographed a friend’s wedding. It’s nice in a way but you want to make the photos extra special if possible. Not always easy but that was the plan. It was beautiful weather, slightly too warm if you’re working! The day started with me heading over to the Guildhall in Poole for some photos of Andy and his groomsmen and we had a bit of fun which included getting the obligatory socks photo! Then I rushed over to Parkstone to get some photos of Amy at her parents house. Amy looked amazing but we didn’t have long then it was a quick journey
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Categories: creative wedding photography bournemouth, Poole Guildhall wedding and Wedding photography bournemouth.

Andy and Amy’s wedding

Well it was nice to have a local wedding the day I photographed Amy and Andy’s wedding. I was at the Victoria Park methodist church when ex Bournemouth School boy Andy and his old school mates turned up at the church on a really warm day. I decided to use my ladders to get a slightly higher shot of the wedding ceremony. Then I spotted this unusual photo opportunity. After the ceremony, we headed to Merley House, near Wimborne, a really nice Georgian Manor House and a venue I’d never been to before. At the back of the venue are
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Amy and Andy’s pre wedding shoot

It was fun taking pictures of Amy and Andy last week up at Boscombe gardens. I hadn’t been up there for a while so I saw it through fresh eyes. These bluebells caught my eye so I used them for some foreground interest. Amy and Andy are getting married at Merley House near Wimborne and I’m quite excited about it as I’ve never photographed a wedding there. Andy told me at the start that he didn’t like having his photo taken and found it hard to smile in photos. However he seemed fine today as a lot of my poses
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Categories: couple portraits bournemouth, creative wedding photography bournemouth, Location portraits bournemouth and Wedding photography bournemouth.

New baby portraits

It’s always a pleasure to take photos of babies. They’re not self conscious and you can try different ideas to see which work the best. I photographed this little boy’s sister a couple of years ago so it was nice to be asked to capture the newest addition to the family. Capturing different expressions makes baby photography fun! A big close up always looks good It’s always nice to capture details.  
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Categories: baby portraits, family portraits bournemouth and studio portraits bournemouth.

Family portraits

Well it’s not often I get to squeeze 11 people into my studio but that’s exactly what happened the other day when the Smith family came for a family photo shoot a few days before Christmas. I took lots of different photos as the group was made up of three different families but everyone was really patient and the children happy once I got the jelly babies out! All I can say is the children were brilliantly behaved and it made for a really smooth session. One of the mum’s was pregnant and whilst photographing her and her husband, her
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Christmas weddings

With Christmas not far off, it got me thinking of Christmas weddings I’ve photographed in the past. There’s no doubt that churches, hotels, in fact any venue at this time of year look really nice. Look at this picture of a local church I worked at a couple of years ago. The altar just looks so much more attractive than usual.       Weddings at this time of year are, for obvious reasons, not that popular as it’s cold and the light is poor etc but to me and no doubt others, there’s always something special about a Christmas wedding.
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Categories: Christmas weddings, creative wedding photography bournemouth, Wedding photography bournemouth and Winter wedding photography Bournemouth.

Wedding at the Christchurch Harbour Hotel

Yesterday’s wedding at the Christchurch Harbour hotel was one of the most enjoyable weddings I’ve worked at for ages. The setting at the hotel is amazing as it sits right next to the water’s edge but also the weather was fantastic and the couple managed to plan a very relaxed day for all their guests. A whole group photo was made more fun by the releasing of a whole load of balloons. The venue has a little jetty which is perfect for wedding photos. After an ‘afternoon tea’ wedding breakfast and some excellent singing from Jason Jay Taylor, Clare and
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