Bournemouth wedding photographer – image of the week 25


Bournemouth wedding photographer – image of the week 25

A trip “over the border” into Hampshire for this week’s selected image, from Niki and Duncan’s beautiful New Forest wedding.

I first met Niki and Duncan when I photographed her Sister’s wedding the previous year. Before I’d even finished shooting Louise’s Bridal prep, their Mum asked whether I’d shoot Niki’s wedding as well! Nothing like booking the wedding photographer early, is there? 🙂

Just as with Louise’s wedding, we started with the Bridal prep at the family home in Lymington. Having photographed the family the previous year I felt really comfortable around them, and they were certainly relaxed – even Niki! On this occasion I had Anna with me as a second shooter. Primarily a fashion photographer, Anna was keen to experience shooting a wedding, and came down from London for the day. She fitted right in with everyone and we had a great time working together.

The venue for the wedding was the same – the family’s church in Brockenhurst, in the New Forest. It’s a lovely white-washed building, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the major routes. We were again blessed with beautiful weather (although this wasn’t to last, as we found out at the reception!). Whilst waiting in the porch for the Vicar to give the go-ahead, Niki glanced back over her shoulder and smiled at her three bridesmaids. It’s a gorgeous photograph, totally natural. You can’t force people to be happy – Niki’s relaxed and genuine smile’s complemented by the expression in her eyes. The eyes are so important in portraits – apart from making sure they’re open of course! There’s an old saying that the eyes are “the windows to the soul” and it’s true. People can smile but the real giveaway is the eyes … they tell the true story!


Wedding photography in the New Forest

I photograph weddings across Hampshire and Dorset – even further as well! If you’d like to learn more about my wedding photography then please get in touch for a chat about how I might be able to help you on your special day.

If you liked this you might like these other posts on my Blog …

Sophia and Andrew – wedding at The Italian Villa, Compton Acres Tessa and Charles – Bournemouth beach wedding Image of the week 10 Jan and Keith – a very pink Bournemouth beach wedding Clare and Michael – The Italian Villa, wedding anniversary


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