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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Caroline and Simon Wedding at the Vineyard, Newbury - 2nd shooting for Boundless Photos

by Robert Whetton 6. April 2011 21:37

This is late in coming, I was so tied up at the end of last year in trying to get the new blog up and running, that I forgot to post 2 weddings from October. The first is Caroline and Simon's wedding in Newbury. This was a special wedding for Boundless Photos because Caroline is Nick's cousin. No pressure then.. The day started looking promissing with the weather holding (rain had been forecast). But as I travelled north, the clouds closed in and it started to drizzle. Simon was staying at the Vineyard just off of the A34 in Newbury.

Shot of Simon with his Mum, Dad and Sister.

Newbury Wedding Photography - second shooting for Boundless Photos

The rings.

Newbury Wedding Photography - second shooting for Boundless Photos

Like many Grooms, Simon had difficulty figuring out how to tie his cravat. I think I need to charge extra to show the Groom and his Groomsmen how to tie these.

Newbury Wedding Photography - second shooting for Boundless Photos

Simon's mums hat rather suited him.

Newbury Wedding Photography - second shooting for Boundless Photos

Groom and his men outside the Vineyard.

Newbury Wedding Photography - second shooting for Boundless Photos

Simon and his sister inside the church.

Newbury Wedding Photography - second shooting for Boundless Photos

The most amazing and colourful flowers.

Newbury Wedding Photography - second shooting for Boundless Photos

All of Nicks family are all photography mad!

Newbury Wedding Photography - second shooting for Boundless Photos

Caroline looked stunning.

Newbury Wedding Photography - second shooting for Boundless Photos

Caroline and Simon held hands all the way through the cerimony.

Newbury Wedding Photography - second shooting for Boundless Photos

The kiss.

Newbury Wedding Photography - second shooting for Boundless Photos

Simons dad and sister.

Newbury Wedding Photography - second shooting for Boundless Photos

What's a wedding without children?

Newbury Wedding Photography - second shooting for Boundless Photos

Although not allowed in the church. Caroline and Simon's dog waited patentialy outside. But what's the expression? Don't work with children or animals?
Luckily the sun came out to play for the rest of the day.

Newbury Wedding Photography - second shooting for Boundless Photos

Everyone was keen to throw their confetti.

Newbury Wedding Photography - second shooting for Boundless Photos

A stunning Jag for the wedding car.

Newbury Wedding Photography - second shooting for Boundless Photos

The cake topper was amazing! really impressed by the amount of detail.

Newbury Wedding Photography - second shooting for Boundless Photos

Caroline and Simon having a little 'alone time'.

Newbury Wedding Photography - second shooting for Boundless Photos

First Dance.

Newbury Wedding Photography - second shooting for Boundless Photos

Newbury Wedding Photography - second shooting for Boundless Photos

This was a great day and thanks again to Nick for allowing me to 2nd shoot for you and your family!

See more from the Wedding over at Boundless Photos' Blog

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.

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