Compton Acres wedding – Emma and Rob

Compton Acres wedding – Emma and Rob

In Dorset we’re blessed with a number of stunning wedding venues, covering a whole range of styles. In fact, I’d be surprised if, as a Bride, you couldn’t find what you’re looking for! My choice for “Image of the week” is one of my favourite shots from The Italian Villa in Poole. This particular image is one of my personal “all-time” favourites, from the Compton Acres wedding of Emma and Rob.


I met Emma-Jayne and Rob the previous year, down at the beach with Beach Weddings Bournemouth. They’d been hired as models for the Open weekend and we spent a few hours together over the two days shooting for promo images. On the second day they asked Melanie (who runs BWB) whether I’d be interested in shooting their wedding for them the following year. Melanie said “Of course he will, just ask him!!”. So you can guess from that we got on really well  🙂

Their “real” wedding day started with the bridal prep at a salon in Canford Cliffs – don’t think I’ve ever had such a happy and fun-loving group of girls for prep before! The champers was flowing and everyone in the salon seemed to join in the fun! The wedding ceremony was held at a lovely Church in Branksome Park with the reception at The Italian Villa, at Compton Acres in Poole.

With the stress of the wedding day, the emotions and the attention of family and friends it’s sometimes a little daunting for couples. That’s why I make sure that I take them away for a few minutes, to spend time alone. This gorgeous image is from that “us” time. To me it really show the love and tenderness between this wonderful couple 🙂

Wedding photography at The Italian Villa, Compton Acres

If you’re considering getting married at The Italian Villa, or anywhere else in Dorset or Hampshire, please get in touch. I’m a recommended photographer at a number of the leading Dorset wedding venues and would be delighted to have a chat about what you want out of your wedding day, and how you want it recorded. Please use the contact form here on my website and I look forward to hearing from you.


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