Bournemouth wedding photographer – image of the week 2


Bournemouth wedding photographer – image of the week.

The second in my series of “Image of the week” is one from last year’s beach wedding of Kate and Tim.

As they live in London, Kate and Tim had arranged to stay at the Chine Hotel in Bournemouth and hold their evening reception there after their beach wedding. They’d arranged for a glorious Routemaster bus to transport family and friends down to the beach, and that certainly caused a stir with the holidaymakers as we drove along the promenade! 🙂

Anyway, back to this image ….

Tim had just come downstairs with his Best Man and Ushers and they were putting the final touches to their outfits, checking ties and putting on corsages. I’d noticed a lady sitting quietly in the corner watching Tim and she had a certain look of pride as she smiled at him, so I wandered over and started chatting. It turned out that she was Kate’s Grandmother, and we talked for a while about the day that lay ahead. She was quite shy and wasn’t that keen on being photographed, so I didn’t press her. At that moment, Tim spotted her and came over – she rose slowly from the chair, they smiled at each other, hugged, and exchanged a few private words.

I think this image shows a lot of love and tenderness, and it’s totally spontaneous. These are my favourite images from weddings – precious, fleeting moments caught forever.

Instead of shooting with my Nikons for this part of the day I’d chosen to use my Fuji X100, and this was its first outing (I’d only bought it a couple of days beforehand) and it acquitted itself admirably. It’s small, discreet and almost silent – much less intimidating than my DSLRs. It allows me to blend in quietly and capture images without people being aware I’m actually shooting them. True, it has a couple of limitations, and these have been addressed in the revised model, the X100s that’s recently been released, but it’s a vital part of my wedding kit and complements the Nikons perfectly. It’s also become my camera of choice for everyday shots, whether it’s personal images at weekends (when I get a rare day off) of when I attend networking events or seminars. Small, light, and delivering stunning results, it’s probably my favourite camera of all time.


Tim hugs Kate’s Grandmother before leaving the Chine Hotel in Bournemouth for his beach wedding


Technical details

Camera: Fuji X100. ISO: 1600. Exposure:  1/60 at f2

Wedding Venues:

Wedding ceremony and reception: Beach Weddings Bournemouth

Evening reception: Chine Hotel, Bournemouth

Bournemouth wedding photographer Chine Hotel

If you’re considering getting married at the Chine Hotel (or indeed any other venue in Bournemouth or the surrounding area) please get in touch to see if I’m available – it would be great to be a part of your special day.

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