Hampshire wedding photos | Laura & Matthew As you would expect when the bride is an event planner by profession, Laura & Matthew's wedding ran like clockwork! The only thing that didn't totally cooperate was the weather, which was a bit overcast and grey, but at least it didn't rain!
Spitfire wedding flypast and aerobatic display On Saturday I was shooting with colleague Chris Perry at a wedding in Hampshire, and around 5pm we (and all the guests) had a big surprise... an aerobatic display by a Spitfire! The plane flew over from The Fighter Collection at Duxford in Cambridgeshire, and entertained us all with low passes and aerobatic manoeuvres.
Hampshire engagement shoot | Laura & Matthew Laura & Matthew's wedding is only a couple of months away, so I thought it was time I did a pre-wedding (aka engagement) shoot for them. The idea is for me to get to know them a bit better, find out their likes and dislikes where photography is concerned, and also give them some practice at being in front of the camera.
With a winter wedding you always wonder if the weather is going to be on your side or not - fortunately for Maddie & Daniel's special day at The Elvetham in Hampshire the temperature was an unseasonably warm 15C and the sun shone from a clear blue sky most of the time! Some clouds rolled in later on, just in time to give me a dramatic sky for some spectacular sunset pictures - quite handy that!
Aviator Hotel Farnborough Hampshire wedding venueIf your tastes run to the ultra-modern rather than the traditional, then the Aviator Hotel in Farnborough Hampshire may just be the perfect place for your wedding celebration. From the sweeping modern lines of the exterior to the stylish but comfortable interior, it's definitely different from most hotels and country wedding venues. The hotel is owned by TAG Group, whose other ventures include TAG-Heuer luxury watches and sponsorship of the Williams and McLaren Formula One racing teams. They also own Farnborough Airport which is adjacent to the hotel (handy if your guests are flying in by private jet!)
Aviator Hotel Wedding Farnborough I've photographed at lots of venues ranging from English country houses to London hotels to French mountain chapels to Caribbean beaches, but I don't think I've ever shot a wedding at a venue quite like The Aviator Hotel in Farnborough, Hampshire. Both inside and outside it has sweeping curves that seem to be both ultra-modern and have a touch of Thirties glamour as well. Anyway it was the perfect location for S and J's wedding (they've asked me to use their initials for privacy reasons). S's fabulous dress picked up the black and white colour scheme too. And with family and friends flying in from as far afield as Australia and the Middle East it was a suitably international affair. Plus I should give a big round of applause to S and J for their dancing skills - they had invested a lot of time and effort into learning a really skilful choreographed first dance, and it was a huge hit!