Wedding of Rebecca and Darren Meaning at Corpus Christie, Boscombe | 2nd Shooting for a friend

by Robert Whetton 15. March 2012 02:09

My last wedding of the year was helping out my friend Julie who had been asked to photograph a friends wedding. Julie felt she couldn't do the couple justice without the aid of a professional and so asked if I could help her out on Rebecca and Darren's special day. I love shooting weddings so of course said I would help her!

Rebecca has her make up done - Professional Wedding Photography Dorset

Bridesmaid having her hair done - Professional Wedding Photography Dorset

Rebecca's mum can't resist photographs with her disposable - Professional Wedding Photography Dorset

Even Rebecca's mum had her camera to capture her own special moments of the day.

Beautiful Roses - Professional Wedding Photography Dorset

The roses were stunning, they looked so fresh.

Bridesmaids relax before getting dressed - Professional Wedding Photography Dorset

The bridesmaids chillaxing before they put their dresses on.

Rebecca's gorgeous wedding dress - Professional Wedding Photography Dorset

Rebecca spends some time having her hair done - Professional Wedding Photography Dorset

Some extra touches to Rebecca's make up - Professional Wedding Photography Dorset

Youngest bridesmaid gets ready - Professional Wedding Photography Dorset

Mum with hair in curlers - Professional Wedding Photography Dorset

Ushers get themselves ready outside the church - Professional Wedding Photography Dorset

Handsome pageboy waiting - Professional Wedding Photography Dorset

Boys will be boys! - Professional Wedding Photography Dorset

Boys will be boys, but i gotcha!

Darren arrives with his best man - Professional Wedding Photography Dorset

Twins waiting patiently - Professional Wedding Photography Dorset

arren anxiously waits for Rebecca - Professional Wedding Photography Dorset

Father Denis reassuring Darren - Professional Wedding Photography Dorset

Father Denis as always was great, I enjoy covering events at Corpus Christie when he's around.

Wedding precession walks down the isle - Professional Wedding Photography Dorset

Rebecca gives a kiss for a wonderful speech - Professional Wedding Photography Dorset

Darren and Rebecca exchange a glance during the service - Professional Wedding Photography Dorset

Happy bride - Professional Wedding Photography Dorset

Exchange of rings - Professional Wedding Photography Dorset

Embrace after the giving of the rings - Professional Wedding Photography Dorset

Father Denis says a funny - Professional Wedding Photography Dorset

Father Denis giving the married couple some advice - Professional Wedding Photography Dorset

Father Denis blessing the couple - Professional Wedding Photography Dorset

You always hear stories about the groom having stuff written on the soles of his shoes, but this was the first time i've seen it!

As always the wedding paparazzi are eager to take their photographs - Professional Wedding Photography Dorset

Happy couple exit the church - Professional Wedding Photography Dorset

Congratulations Rebecca and Darren, and thanks for accepting me on the day, it was a blast!

Harper and Scout.. A Day of Adventure | Baby Portraits by Dorset Photographer Robert Whetton

by Robert Whetton 7. February 2012 20:53

Back in December, singer / song writer Lou Brown asked me if i would come over to her house and document a day with her beautiful 5 month old twin daughters Harper and Scout. The day started at an unheard of time.. 7am! this meant getting up early! considering I'm not in bed most nights until after 3am, I planned an early night beforehand!

What can I say about these 2 girls.. they were absolute troupers! and I have to say that the Bacon sandwich cooked up by Lou's partner Dom was outstanding and very welcome! 

I followed the lives of the girls documenting their day without being obtrusive to the activities of the family and came away with some stunning photographs, that I hope the Kippin-Browns' will cherish for the rest of their lives! 

Dad holding Scout - Baby Portraits - Professional Portraits Dorset

Harper and Scout laying together -   Baby Portraits - Professional Portraits Dorset

The one thing I didn't want is to have a flash going off in everyone's faces every time I took a Photograph. So I armed myself with fast prime lenses..

Scout changing out of her pyjamas -   Baby Portraits - Professional Portraits Dorset

Harper having a cuddle with mum -   Baby Portraits - Professional Portraits Dorset

Harper and Scout having some playtime with mum -   Baby Portraits - Professional Portraits Dorset

Scout takes a cat nap -   Baby Portraits - Professional Portraits Dorset

Harper sleeping in mums arms -   Baby Portraits - Professional Portraits Dorset

Scout and Harper sleeping in their cott -   Baby Portraits - Professional Portraits Dorset

Dad in the kitchen making up milk bottles -   Baby Portraits - Professional Portraits Dorset

Dom gets some sleepy cuddles with Scout -   Baby Portraits - Professional Portraits Dorset

Lou grabs a kiss on Scouts head -   Baby Portraits - Professional Portraits Dorset

Scout is not a happy bunny -   Baby Portraits - Professional Portraits Dorset

Dom works on the computer with Scout asleep in his arm -   Baby Portraits - Professional Portraits Dorset

Harper not happy about Mum clearing her nose -   Baby Portraits - Professional Portraits Dorset

Mum and Dad bottle feed the twins -   Baby Portraits - Professional Portraits Dorset

Dad eats Scout -   Baby Portraits - Professional Portraits Dorset

Mum and Dad get the twins ready for their bath -   Baby Portraits - Professional Portraits Dorset

Harper and Scout enjoying their bath before bed -   Baby Portraits - Professional Portraits Dorset

Mum and dad dress the twins for bed -   Baby Portraits - Professional Portraits Dorset

Scout and Harper have their last bottle in the low light of the bedside light -   Baby Portraits - Professional Portraits Dorset

A bedtime story to help Harper and Scout nod off -   Baby Portraits - Professional Portraits Dorset

Mum catches 40 winks -   Baby Portraits - Professional Portraits Dorset

Thanks again guys for letting me enter your home and capture the moments in your life.

See you at the girls 1st birthday!

If you would like to organise a day with you and your baby please check out the babies page on my website.

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New Born Baby Session | Mucha Family | Portrait Photography by Dorset Photographer Robert Whetton

by Robert Whetton 7. February 2012 14:15

Mad families, I have no idea how they find me, but they do! It's great! Makes for such fun sessions..

Lead singer and guitarist, Stu from The Skinny Skulls has a younger sister Anna. She has two beautiful daughters and a mad Fiancé, Nick! When Eve was born, Anna arranged for me to come see them and get some shots of the family together as Nick was home on leave from the Navy.

New Born Baby Portraiture by Dorset Portrait Photographer Robert Whetton

Nick was a blast, such a fun guy, and it rubs off on Georgina, much to the dispare of Anna.

New Born Baby Portraiture by Dorset Portrait Photographer Robert Whetton

New Born Baby Portraiture by Dorset Portrait Photographer Robert Whetton

New Born Baby Portraiture by Dorset Portrait Photographer Robert Whetton

Oh, great shot hold it there.. *Nick leans in and kisses Anna!* Fun times!

New Born Baby Portraiture by Dorset Portrait Photographer Robert Whetton

New Born Baby Portraiture by Dorset Portrait Photographer Robert Whetton

New Born Baby Portraiture by Dorset Portrait Photographer Robert Whetton

New Born Baby Portraiture by Dorset Portrait Photographer Robert Whetton

What happens when mum leaves the room? Calls asking what all the laughing is about and she wants some nice photos please!

New Born Baby Portraiture by Dorset Portrait Photographer Robert Whetton

Nicks Mum came down from Scotland to see her Grandaughter, so I got some shots of her with Eve too

New Born Baby Portraiture by Dorset Portrait Photographer Robert Whetton

New Born Baby Portraiture by Dorset Portrait Photographer Robert Whetton

New Born Baby Portraiture by Dorset Portrait Photographer Robert Whetton

Anna and Nick are getting married at the end of March, Can't wait to photograph your big day guys!

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Bournemouth Portrait Session with Body Paint Artist Pixie Lawrie | Studio and Location Shooting

by Robert Whetton 1. February 2012 16:48

Before Pixie set off to France for her season of Body Painting, she wanted to spend some time having her photographs taken professionally for her and her portfolio. So she contacted me and we talked about her needs and threw some ideas around..

We arranged a time for her to come down from London and spent the time being creative in the studio and out on location.

The morning was out and about in the woods near Wareham forest getting Pixie warmed up to the camera because she told me that she hadn't done anything like this ever!

Pixie warming up to the camera - Professional Portraits Dorset

Pixie warming up to the camera - Professional Portraits Dorset

Pixie comfortable in front of the camera - Professional Portraits Dorset

It didnt take long for Pixie to become comfortable infront of the camera. Shot after shot was a 'keeper'.

Stunning shot of Pixie with her coat around her arms - Professional Portraits Dorset

With Pixie warmed up we headed to the studio for some more controlled lighting and to get the shots that Pixie had talked about during the consultation.

Pixie blowing dandy lion on the way back to the car - Professional Portraits Dorset

I grabbed this candid of Pix on the way back to the car.

Studio head shots, with a hat! - Professional Portraits Dorset

Starting with a head shot and a simple 2 light set-up, I got Pixie to sit on a stool and shooting tethered we started to capture shots and getting the instant feedback of seeing herself on screen we were able to move quickly though getting the shots needed.

Studio head shots, with a hat! - Professional Portraits Dorset

The next part of the session we had to think about carefully, Pixie wanted to do some Face/Body painting for some of the shots.. she also wanted to be in a sink full of bubbles.

But first on the list was an implied nude. So this shot was taken with bikini top and bottoms with body parts and hair used to hide any sign of clothing making Pix look nude in the shot. Again shooting tethered we were able to assess imediately if the angle was right, the body parts were in the same place etc. and it pretty much matched the photo we had seen and talked about. Lighting on this was a little more complex and also took some time to get just right.

Pixie seeming to be naked, but in fact in a bikini - Professional Portraits Dorset

Next on the list, Bubbles in a sink! This idea came about from a photograph that someone had taken of Pixie while she was studying at university and she wanted to re-inact the shot, but with a little more shazam.. So half a bottle of washing up liquid later and we had enough bubbles to sit in and cover the important parts.. Again this was an implied nude shot with Pixie still in her bikini.

Pixie sits in a sink of bubbles - Professional Portraits Dorset

Next on the cards.. Some body painting, after drying herself off Pixie went to work on a background for the shot, and then painting herself.

Pixie paints herself with body paint - Professional Portraits Dorset

Pixie paints herself with body paint - Professional Portraits Dorset

The afternoon was running away with us and we had 2 more locations to hit before we were finished. Pixie had an amazing hoddie with Disney characters on, so our next stop was one of the only places that still has graffiti in the area.. While Pix washed the paints off, i packed up the studio lights and backgrounds and we hit the streets once more.

Pixie leans against a graffiti'd wall - Professional Portraits Dorset

Wide angle of Pixie against a graffiti'd wall - Professional Portraits Dorset

The light fading fast, I wanted to try one more thing with Pixie at this location before moving to the beach. A jump shot!

Pixie jumps though the air - Professional Portraits Dorset

Pixie used to work for the BBC props department, working on Eastenders and picked up a wedding dress in one of the auctions they have. So with a quick costume change in the car we were onto the beach to finish the days shoot.

Pixie posing in an Eastenders wedding dress against a blue beach hut door - Professional Portraits Dorset

We had some amazing light to work with that evening, timed to perfection.. The sun was setting and there were wispy clouds in the sky, couldn't have asked for better!

Pixie poses on the beach against the settnig sun - Professional Portraits Dorset

Moving down to the sea was to be the downfall for my flash.. I hadn't anticipated being so close to the sea for shots, and didn't put a freezer bag into my lens bag to put the flash in (I carry freezer bags in my main bag to protect my flashes and triggers from rain and water). I figured it would be ok to put my light stand on the sand for a couple of shots, but the sea came up and the sand gave way.. The light took a tumble into the water and died... But, I managed to capture this before it did!

Pixie poses on the sea front against the settnig sun - Professional Portraits Dorset

After kicking myself for not bagging the flash, I turned everything off and broke out the Sigmalux (50mm 1.4) and went for some ambient light shots to finish off the session.

Ambient light head shot of Pixie using the Sigmalux (50mm 1.4) - Professional Portraits Dorset

Thank you Pixie for choosing me to be the photographer to capture your beauty and spirit. Hope we can work on some projects again in the future.

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