Wedding of Leah and Neil Streete | St Marys West Moors - Summer 2011 | Photography by Robert Whetton

by Robert Whetton 3. November 2011 12:27

Back in November 2010 Leah asked Rachel if we'd shoot her wedding. As Leah had been a warden at our wedding, how could we not? The wedding was for the 30th of July so we met up the month before to chat about the day and timings of the big day.

Rachel wanted to cover Leah in the morning with me covering Neil.

When I turned up at the flat, I found Neil and his groomsmen outside making their button holes! Neil had been growing all the flowers in preperation for the wedding and was just finishing when I arrived.

Neil making button holes - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Neil making button holes - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

I couldn't resist it and had to use the left over flowers for the ring shots.

Wedding bands - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Meanwhile Rachel was with Leah and her family preparing for the day.

Wedding dress - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Leah preparing - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Wedding shoes - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

The boys were pretty relaxed in the morning with the chaos going on all around them.

Boys playing on Nintendo DS - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Leah and Cameron - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

putting on tie - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

With the guys ready, it was off to the church

Leah and Cameron - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

putting on tie - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

I love the organ at St Marys, the shape and colours are great.

Waiting for the Bride - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

The Congregation - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Violinists - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Leah's friends from The Royal School of Church Music in Salisbury were kind enough to supply the music and choir (which Leah also is part of).

Bride arriving - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Leah walking down the isle - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Wedding ceremony - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Singing - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Laughter - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

First reading - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Second reading - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Exchange rings - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

First kiss - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Congratulations Mr and Mrs Steele - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Confetti - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Group shot - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Receiving line - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Speech - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Speech - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Speech - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

After the speeches we were in for a treat, some of Leah's friends are Morris Dancers and they put on a small display which also included Leah and Neil.

Morris Dancing - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Morris Dancing with Leah and Neil - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

In this traditional dance, the bride and groom are kept apart by the figure of eight pattern performed by the Morris Dancers.

Morris Dancing with Leah and Neil - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

After the cutting of the cake, we whisked Lean and Neil off to Knowlton Church for some couples shots. I also grabbed some frames with my Mamiya RB67 which was pretty exciting!

Knowlton Church Couple Shot - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

This image was captured with my Mamiya RB67 medium format film camera. While I am happy with the outcome, I did warn Leah and Neil that they might not come out as expected.. I still have much to learn when it comes to shooting with this beast. The scanned film comes in at just over 800 megabytes per shot.

Knowlton Church Portrait of Leah - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Knowlton Church Couple Shot - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

After the couple shots we hot tailed it back to the reception where the disco was in full swing, ready for the first dance from the bride and groom.

Wedding Disco - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

First dance - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Thank you Leah and Neil for allowing Rachel and I to capture your big day. It was a blast!

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by Robert Whetton 3. October 2011 19:50

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Autumn Portrait Deal - Dorset Portrait Photographer Robert Whetton

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Wedding of Jo and Ben Christie | Kingston Country Court Yard - Summer 2011 | Photography by Robert Whetton

by Robert Whetton 13. September 2011 01:24

It was Summer 2010 and I was photographing a gig at Mr Kyps in Poole. After the show, Ben approached me and said that he and Jo wanted me to shoot their wedding. So as with all my enquiries I arranged a time to meet with them to discuss their needs and to see if we gelled..

The meeting in September went really well and I asked them to arrange and see a couple more photographers before making a choice. Well as it happens they still chose me!

The months moved really quick and before anyone knew it, the big day was upon us..

Jo looking in mirror - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Shoes and Dress - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Jo doing make-up - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Ben doing the ironing with the lads - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Nanna having her hair done - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Jo's Nanna was a star thoughout the day!

Ben and the lads getting dressed - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Ben and the lads posing - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Jo with her mum and sister, presents - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Jo in her dress looking beautiful - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Jo's dad putting on her necklace - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Jo admiring her bouquette - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Jo and her bridesmaids - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Walking down the isle - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Jo and Ben exchange rings - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

First kiss as Mr and Mrs - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Jo wipes off her lipstick - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Mr and Mrs Christie walk down the isle - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Large group photograph - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Throwing the confetti - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Speaches - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Jo and Ben on a hill overlooking Corfe Castle - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Beautiful portrait of Jo and Ben - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Jo and Ben kissing under the trees - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

First dance kiss - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Jo and Ben also chose to have the Fun Photo Booth at the end of the night. The fun and antics that went on had everyone laughing, Bens dad was outstanding in coming up with new looks, and it certainly runs in the family..

Before the Fun Booth kicked off I gave Jo and Ben their Honeymoon Album for them to take away with them.

First look at the Honeymoon Album - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

While they were sat down for their wedding breakfast I was working away with the shots we had gotten from the morning and selecting 10 to put into a little book.

Honeymoon Album Page 1 - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Honeymoon Album Pages 2+3 - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Honeymoon Album Pages 4+5 - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Honeymoon Album Pages 6+7 - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Honeymoon Album Pages 8+9 - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Honeymoon Album Page 10 - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Then the evening fun kicked off! oh boy, laughter was had by all, and I even laughed so much when editing these i was crying!

Wedding Fun Booth - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Wedding Fun Booth - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Wedding Fun Booth - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Wedding Fun Booth - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Wedding Fun Booth - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Wedding Fun Booth - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Wedding Fun Booth - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Wedding Fun Booth - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Wedding Fun Booth - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

Congratulations Mr and Mrs Christie, and thank you for choosing me to cover your big day!

Thank you Rich for covering Ben as my second shooter, hope you had as much fun as we did!

Wedding of Leah and Neil - St Marys, West Moors - Photography Sneak Peek

by Robert Whetton 31. July 2011 02:02

Flicking though the wedding photographs of Leah and Neil from yesterday, I just had to post this photo we took at Knowlton Church in the evening.

Leah looked stunning I think you'll agree.

Leah at Knowlton Church - Dorset Wedding Photographer Robert Whetton

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