Wedding of Jo and Ben - Kingston Country Courtyard - Photography Sneak Peek

by Robert Whetton 30. May 2011 03:40

Saturday saw the wedding of Jo and Ben at Kingston Country Courtyard. Dispite being a windy and sunless day, everyone was great and we got some amazing shots! The evening's Fun Booth when well as well, with everyone being a great sport.

My choice for the sneak peek is this stunning shot of Jo and Ben when we whisked them away for a quick couple of shots after the wedding breakfast.

Jo and Ben Christie - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

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Engagement Session with Jo and Ben in Corfe with Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

by Robert Whetton 22. May 2011 02:43

Back in November last year, Jo and Ben contacted me and asked me to photograph their wedding. Ben is the eldest son of Pete Christie so how could I say no to documenting their big day?

Engagement Session with Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

I made an appointment to meet with Jo and Ben to talk to them about their big day and to make sure that we gelled, its important that you get on with the couple who are asking you to photograph this one off event. If you don't get on well with the couple, then your photographs aren't going to be everything that they are hoping them to be. You won't be able to bring out the best in them on the day because they won't be comfortable with you or the camera.

Engagement Session with Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

We spent a long time talking about the day, their expectations, experiences etc. I think they were ready to book me on the spot, but i said that it would be a good idea to meet with a couple of other photographers to see if they got on better with them than me. But after meeting with a few other photographers, said that had they not met with me first they would have had no idea what kind of questions to ask at the meetings and felt most comfortable with booking me.

Engagement Session with Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

The Wedding and Reception is being held at Kingston Country Courtyard, which was a nice surprise to me as Rachel and I had our reception at the same venue nearly 5 years ago. It was a great venue back then, and I could only hope that with time it had matured into an amazing venue! 

Engagement Session with Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Engagement Session with Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

The reason for an Engagement Session or e-Session is so that the couple can get in front of the camera with their photographer which will allow them become comfortable with working with the photographer and camera. The Courtyard overlooks Corfe Castle which in itself is a great location so it only make sense that we do the e-Session around the castle as well. It helps that Ben grew up just down the road and so knew some great locations for us to shoot.

Engagement Session with Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Like his dad, Ben is very comfortable in front of the lens, and Jo quickly warmed to the camera. The choice of locations were spot on as you can see in these photographs. We had a great couple of hours together and got some amazing photographs and I can't wait until next week to cover their big day!

Engagement Session with Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Engagement Session with Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

We had a great time, plenty of laughs all round. I could have gone on shooting Jo and Ben all evening, but we had to let them go and have something to eat!

Engagement Session with Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Engagement Session with Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

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New Born Baby Session - Photography by Dorset Portrait Photographer Robert Whetton

by Robert Whetton 18. May 2011 20:33

Back in December I was asked by Helen and Graham to take some photographs of their new born daughter Emily. How could I say no to the opportunity to photograph a gorgeous baby? It wassn't until January that we actually managed to get together.

Baby Portrait Session with Dorset Portrait Photographer Robert Whetton

For the most Emily was well behaved, she wouldn't sleep, but we still got some great shots.Baby Portrait Session with Dorset Portrait Photographer Robert Whetton

Baby Portrait Session with Dorset Portrait Photographer Robert Whetton

Baby Portrait Session with Dorset Portrait Photographer Robert Whetton

As we came to the closing minutes, Emily decided that she'd had enough and decided to vocally let us know. Graham pulled a great face!

Baby Portrait Session with Dorset Portrait Photographer Robert Whetton

A couple of canvas prints to go on the wall as you climb the stairs in the house.

Baby Portrait Session with Dorset Portrait Photographer Robert Whetton

Baby Portrait Session with Dorset Portrait Photographer Robert Whetton

Thank you Helen and Graham for letting me take a couple of hours from you and capture some sweet photographs of your beautiful baby girl.

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