Design Change - in the workings

by Robert Whetton 26. October 2010 15:11
In between taking photographs - attending workshops (blog post in the making, just need to find the time to post) - producing wedding albums for other photographers and editing photographs. I'm changing my logo and the way that my main site looks and works, hoping to come off of blogger as well (sorry google), and set up a word press blog on my site instead.

I just need to find some time...

Wedding of Marie and Dave - 1st Oct 2010. Supporting Vikki Poole with her first wedding

by Robert Whetton 7. October 2010 01:39
Last Friday saw me 2nd shooting and supporting Vikki Poole a keen ameteur photographer that I know from when I shoot The Longest Day gigs. She informed me that she was going to be shooting her first wedding, I asked her how much experience of wedding photography she had and got the answer of "None". Alarm bells rang and I knew that I couldn't let her shoot the wedding by herself, and offered my services. She imediately said "Yes Please!".

So I started the ball rolling by giving her a list of things she should be asking the Bride and Groom about the day. The day was looking good, timings etc. Then the thing that all photographers hate, the weather looked grim for the day. It was going to be a wet wedding!
We went ahead and scouted out the venue for the reception. The wedding was held at Poole Guild Hall (they give you 15 minutes after the ceremony to get shots - so that was out of the question on a wet day).

Looking around the venue - Riveira Hotel in Branksome, it wasn't looking great for a large group shot.. 90+ guests, there was only one place outside where that could happen and the weather was gong to have to give us a break to get that shot (we didn't get that break). So small groups it was.
I then looked around for places to shoot the Bride and Groom, several places looked like good spots. Unfortunately I didn't take into acount that being a wet day, cars would be parked all over the place and we never got the chance to shoot any of the locations because of cars..

The big day arrived, I picked up Vikki and we headed to the brides house, my iPhone satnav worked like a charm and we arrived in good time. Entering the house, it was a typical brides morning, chaos ruled. We got there as the bride Marie was having her hair done and the bridesmaids were doing their makeup, and so the photography started.

2nd Shooter wedding coverage and support for Vikki Poole. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter wedding coverage and support for Vikki Poole. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter wedding coverage and support for Vikki Poole. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter wedding coverage and support for Vikki Poole. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
Dad sewing on a button.
2nd Shooter wedding coverage and support for Vikki Poole. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter wedding coverage and support for Vikki Poole. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
An awesome Jag, the driver owns quite a few cars and restored this one over 4 years after finding it in a farm field.
2nd Shooter wedding coverage and support for Vikki Poole. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter wedding coverage and support for Vikki Poole. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter wedding coverage and support for Vikki Poole. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter wedding coverage and support for Vikki Poole. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
I didn't spot the paparazzi at the back when shooting Marie walking down the isle.
2nd Shooter wedding coverage and support for Vikki Poole. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter wedding coverage and support for Vikki Poole. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter wedding coverage and support for Vikki Poole. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter wedding coverage and support for Vikki Poole. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter wedding coverage and support for Vikki Poole. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter wedding coverage and support for Vikki Poole. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter wedding coverage and support for Vikki Poole. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
The Registrar said that the responisiblity of the Marriage Certificate was the brides, but she gave it to Dave to look after as Marie didn't have anywhere to put it. Dave thought of a place!
2nd Shooter wedding coverage and support for Vikki Poole. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter wedding coverage and support for Vikki Poole. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
Time and weather was not on our side. Litterally 5 minutes with Marie and Dave before we had to do the group shots.
2nd Shooter wedding coverage and support for Vikki Poole. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter wedding coverage and support for Vikki Poole. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter wedding coverage and support for Vikki Poole. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter wedding coverage and support for Vikki Poole. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter wedding coverage and support for Vikki Poole. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter wedding coverage and support for Vikki Poole. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter wedding coverage and support for Vikki Poole. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter wedding coverage and support for Vikki Poole. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer


I don't think Vikki thought there was as much work involved in shooting a wedding as there actualy is..

Thanks to Vikki for allowing me to help you out, and thank you Marie and Dave for accepting me on the day.

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Customised Christmas Cards

by Robert Whetton 5. October 2010 18:05
Fed up of sending the same cookie cutter cards year after year? Well this year send something different to your family and friends!

Customised Christmas Cards. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer

For just £60.00 you can have a sitting with your family, have some fun and come away with 25 A6 cards with envelops to send to your friends and family.
Extra cards are available: 25 cards for just £20. 50 cards £35 and 75 cards for only £55.

Contact Robert today to book your session!

Summer Weddings 2010

by Robert Whetton 4. October 2010 14:19
Crazy times.. I've been wanting to update information on here for a long time, but everytime I try and put a post together something else comes up! I've finally found 10 mintues to put together this post.

Over the Summer I've been out shooting weddings as a 2nd, covering the Grooms morning for Boundless Photos up in Lymington Spa. The first set is from back in August, when Rachel and Jay got married at Wroxall Abbey. Jay and his best man were a pleasure to cover in the morning, plenty of laughs.

2nd Shooter coverage for Boundless Photos. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter coverage for Boundless Photos. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter coverage for Boundless Photos. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter coverage for Boundless Photos. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter coverage for Boundless Photos. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter coverage for Boundless Photos. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter coverage for Boundless Photos. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter coverage for Boundless Photos. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter coverage for Boundless Photos. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter coverage for Boundless Photos. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
I have to say this Magician was very impressive, and gave great entertainment to all the guests.
2nd Shooter coverage for Boundless Photos. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter coverage for Boundless Photos. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter coverage for Boundless Photos. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter coverage for Boundless Photos. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer


This 2nd wedding, when Jo and Gareth tied the knot was on the 18th September, the Church was a mobile black hole around Hook Norton. And then after, the reception was held a really nice golf club in Chipping Norton.

2nd Shooter coverage for Boundless Photos. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter coverage for Boundless Photos. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter coverage for Boundless Photos. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter coverage for Boundless Photos. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter coverage for Boundless Photos. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter coverage for Boundless Photos. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter coverage for Boundless Photos. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter coverage for Boundless Photos. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter coverage for Boundless Photos. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter coverage for Boundless Photos. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter coverage for Boundless Photos. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter coverage for Boundless Photos. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter coverage for Boundless Photos. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter coverage for Boundless Photos. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter coverage for Boundless Photos. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter coverage for Boundless Photos. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter coverage for Boundless Photos. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter coverage for Boundless Photos. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter coverage for Boundless Photos. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter coverage for Boundless Photos. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter coverage for Boundless Photos. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter coverage for Boundless Photos. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter coverage for Boundless Photos. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter coverage for Boundless Photos. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer
2nd Shooter coverage for Boundless Photos. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer


I'd like to thank both Nick and Jon at Boundless, and the Bride and Grooms for allowing me to help cover your special day.

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Dorset Photographer

Dorset Events Photographer in the UK. Portraits, Weddings, Events, Gigs, Sports and Photo Re-Touching.
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