Beach Engagement Shoot | Rose & Richard

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I took Richard and Rose to the coast for their engagement shoot, back in June. It was a pretty blustery week with a lot of cloud about. Fortunately the skies cleared for us, and for this gorgeous engagement shoot on the beach! The couple have their wedding at Almonry Barn later this year and I can`t wait to be their photographer. Based on this shoot, it`s going to be a very beautiful wedding.


Sopley Mill Wedding | Claire & Lee | Bournemouth

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In May, I had the pleasure of photographing Claire and Lee`s wedding, held at Sopley Mill in Christchurch, (near Bournemouth) Dorset. Their wedding involved a lot of lovely hand-made styling, picnic baskets full of really sumptuous artisan food and some really amazing music. There were lots of really interesting elements to their day including sack races and a `flash mob` barbershop quartet-sang first dance.

The wedding ceremony was held in the spacious room on the middle floor of Sopley Mill while the picnic wedding breakfast was easily transported indoor or out, weather depending. In the end, the breakfast was held in the top room of the mill which had been decked to perfection with so many amazing details.

All the `down time` was taken in the Sopley Mill grounds – the sack races, `selfie frame`, first dance and drinks reception.

The Mill itself is intriguing, spacious, easily decorated and unique. If you are planning your wedding in Bournemouth, a Sopley Mill wedding is for you!


A Beautiful Way Workshop | Almonry Barn Wedding Photographer | Details & Dining

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A day in June was spent under the careful guidance of brilliant UK photographers Naomi Kenton & Holly Rattray, during the debut of their fine art photography course A Beautiful Way. The workshop was held at Almonry Barn, with some stunning settings for us to shoot. The theme of the day was based around a wedding in Italy which played host to olive foliage, delicate attire, sumptuous table settings and stationery. Wedding photography styles alter continually, and it is for this reason that constant training, sharing and practice is required. I`ve not stopped learning once in my 7 years as professional photographer, and I know I never will.

It was a privilege and a joy to spend the day with a bunch of really fantastic folk, all pushing ourselves to evolve. Holly and Naomi`s guidance was refreshing and endlessly insightful and all the delegates shared in experiences and skills, so that we all came away from A Beautiful Way rich with new techniques and renewed vigour.

Workshop | A Beautiful Way

Mentor | Naomi Kenton Photography

Mentor | Belle and Beau Fine Art Photography

Venue | Almonry Barn

Dress and Accessories | Lady Evelyn

Flowers | The Rose Shed

Stationery | Gemma Milly

Ribbon | Lancaster & Cornish

Shoes | Harriet Wilde

Make Up | The Barn

Hair | Louise Alway

Model | Rachel Hayton



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