New Blog for Robert Whetton Dorset Portrait, Wedding and Events Photographer.

by Robert Whetton 26. February 2011 04:11

Well its taken a while, we moved server (my coder and I) to accomodate for the bandwidth that some of our clients are taking up atm, and the best way forward we thought was to go for a Windows server that could also run SQL Server.

I initially wanted to go with a Wordpress Blog, although i've used Blogger for quite a few years now, I've been wanting to have the blog on my domain to help drive the traffic to my site. Moving to a Windows server seemed to have washed those plans down the plug hole, but i found a version that was meant to run on Windows, but after many hours of wrestling with that installer, my coder Ian found this blog which installed flawlessly.

Well i say flawlessly, what hasn't been so flawless is the porting of previous blog posts from Blogger into this blog, it didn't like something in the XML document and we wrestled with the file for hours before the posts would import. Unfortunately the previous comments are all gone, as they wouldn't import at all..

And I'm now wrestling with the CSS file to get the blog looking the way I want it to look. But I'm not giving up and hopefully by the time you are reading this, everythign will have sorted itself out.

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!

Robert Whetton, Dorset Portrait Photographer: Jen - Wheat field portrait sitting continued

by Robert Whetton 24. August 2010 22:27

Ok, so back in July I shot Jen Eustace in some fields somewhere around Shaftesbury. Here are the rest of the pics that came out of that shoot. Summer Portrait Shoot. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer Summer Portrait Shoot. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer Summer Portrait Shoot. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer After the field, we looked around for something a little different, we found a long road that also had some farm storage. As luck would have it, there was also a chair to be utilised. Summer Portrait Shoot. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer Please excuse the pink in the top of this pic, something happend on the upload.. Summer Portrait Shoot. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer Summer Portrait Shoot. Photography by Robert Whetton Photographer This was a great shoot, and I have to thank Jen for being a fantastic model. She's looking for more photographers to take pictures of her for her folio, so if you have a good idea for a shoot and you're in the area look her up.

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