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North Cadbury Court Wedding photographer

North Cadbury Court wedding photographer

This was one epic wedding! North Cadbury Court is an epic Somerset venue to match. If you are planning to get married at North Cadbury Court please get in touch to check availability for your…
Beaulieu hotel wedding photographer

Beaulieu Hotel Wedding Photographer

Leandra & Ash as a couple really ‘got me’ and we hit it off like a house on fire as soon as we met, it turned out they were family to a good friend of mine, a photographer too, so the pressure was on.
Sopley Lake Wedding Phtoographer | Libra Photographic

Sopley Lake wedding Photographer

On 4th May Charlie and Jazz enjoyed their New Forest wedding, I had the pleasure of joining them as their Sopley Lake wedding photographer. Not to be mistaken for Sopley Mill, this is a hidden gem located behind Sopley Farm’s pick your own field near Bransgore, Dorset and really is spectacular.
Symondsbury Estate Wedding Photographer | Libra Photographic

Symondsbury Estate Tythe Barn wedding photographer

On 29th June I had the pleasure of being the Symondsbury Estate, Tythe Barn wedding photographer for Stephen and Ellie. Stephen and Ellie booked over a year in advance of their wedding near Bridport,Dorset. Stephen is the Brother of one of my closest friends so this wedding had a little extra intimacy for me.
Smedmore House Wedding Photographer - Libra Photographic

Smedmore House Wedding photographer

Smedmore House, what a fantastic venue. Every time I visit I’m blown away with the quality of light in each of the venue’s rooms from the west-facing huge bay windows. Charlie and Jo had a superb time, fun and laughter was the theme of the day.
Same sex wedding Purbeck

Same Sex wedding – John and Martin

Attention to detail was the mark of this wedding at Kingston Country Courtyard. John and Martin took this venue to new heights. I hope you love these photographs as much as I do!
Dorset wedding photography

Getting the shot

Getting the shot is not always as easy as it seems, as a wedding photographer I go through a lot of suits and trousers, take a look behind the scenes
Southdowns Manor Wedding photographer

Southdowns Manor wedding Photographer – Ellie & Geoff

Ellie and Geoff won their Southdowns Manor Wedding Photographer in our Valentines day photography giveaway. A full wedding package. watch their highlights in this short photo film.
Last sunlight at Moorhill House Hotel

Moorhill House Hotel wedding Photographer – Louis & Rachel

Rachelle and Louis had an excellent wedding at the Moorhill House Hotel in the heart of the New Forest. Watch the video and view my favourite stills
Kings-Arms-folly and bride

2018 an introspective

My faves from 2018 That’s it, 2018 has come to a close. My favourites from the year are all here neatly in a little slideshow. full screen sound on and enjoy.
Christmas wedding ideas

Christmas wedding | The Italian Villa

Planning a Christmas wedding can be exciting. All the fun of a December celebration and a wedding adds to the season. This was at The Italian Villa in Poole. We had so much fun on the day, watch the slideshow (sound on)
Christmas wedding | Bride with rudolph mask

Christmas weddings are Ace

Christmas weddings are ACE! The festive season approaches and some brides are planning their most special Christmas ever! I love a good Christmas wedding. Here, the bride is getting festive with a Rudolph mask from last years Christmas wedding, look out for the later full anniversary post.
Kings Arms Christchurch wedding photographer

Shelley and Rob have a fine wedding at Kings Arms Hotel, Christchurch

The first visit to Kings Arms Christchurch for me, It did not disappoint. What a lovely venue, Rob and Shelley enjoyed one of the hottest days in 2018 for their spectacular wedding. Take a look at the story here.
The moment a Bride enters Highcliffe Castle

highcliffe castle wedding entrance

365 Days of Weddings | Day 52 The wedding entrance is your big moment, at Highcliffe Castle the photographer gets plenty of time to see the connection between you and your soul mate. Slow down and enjoy it like these two.
Spring engagement photography

Bournemouth gardens – Engagement photo shoot

Planning an engagement photo shoot in the cold is a little daunting but when the low spring sun breathes life into your photos it could be any time of year. Take a look at this stunning set of photographs in Bournemouth gardens.
Bride and Bridesmaids on Reva boat | Lake Como Wedding

Destination wedding- Lake Como

365 Days of Weddings | Day 50 A destination wedding photographer has so much fun seeing parts of the world and enjoying great company. Here on Lake Como the bride and bridesmaids are enjoying a ride on a Riva speedboat around Lake Como.
Sally Beedles

Find your perfect wedding cake

Tips from the professional series | we meet Sally from The Crumb Factory to find out how to find your perfect wedding cake.
Bridemaid entertained with Frozen

Do you wanna build a snowman

365 days of Weddings | Day 41 Taken from the perspective of a flower girl this photograph is documentary wedding photography at its finest. It shows the moment the flower girl is absorbed by Frozen while the adult bridesmaids are busy getting the day on track in the background.
The bridge at a Gordleton Mill wedding

The Mill at Gordleton wedding

365 days of weddings | Day 38 If you want the perfect wedding by a river the Mill at Gordleton near Lymington is the answer. This photograph on a bridge over the river surrounded by Willow trees is a great example of what you can expect at this stunning wedding venue
Dorset LGBT wedding photographer

LGBT wedding in Purbeck

365 Days of Weddings | Day 25 I had the honour of photographing the first LGBT wedding in the Purbeck district. These lovely ladies enjoyed the summer sunshine for their outdoor wedding overlooking Dorset’s Jurassic coastline.
Haselbury mill wedding

Haselbury mill wedding Crewkerne

365 Days of Weddings | Day 24 Haselbury Mill in Crewkerne is a fantastic countryside barn wedding venue. Here, a glimpse into the bride’s emotion is captured during the first dance. A colourful documentary wedding photograph
Band plays for bride and groom at festival

Wedding Festival photography

365 days of weddings | day 22 Can you have a wedding at a music festival? Yes, you can. Camp Bestival at Lulworth Castle is the perfect setting and it’s fully legal! This photograph is after the ceremony while walking through the crowds, accompanied by a Bengali marching band. Epic!
Reflection at a Christchurch wedding

Creative use of a wedding venue

365 days of weddings | Day 21 When you have a downpour at your wedding you’ll find your wedding photographer looking for a different angle for creative shots. Here is a little behind the scenes look at how a puddle can turn into a lake.
Magnolia at Brympton house

Magnolia tree at Brympton House

365 days of weddings | Day 20 Magnolia can be an awe-inspiring demonstration of natures beauty but, when it’s coupled with a wedding at a venue like Brympton House its a marriage made in heaven. Look at this fantastic photo from a spring wedding.
sunshine at Highcliffe castle

Photographers hide in bushes

It’s not just the paparazzi that hide in bushes. Wedding photographers tend to do this for artistic effect. At Highcliffe Castle in Dorset, I hid in the bushes to get out of the midday sun and create the perfect frame for this image
Rain on your Larmertree weddingday

Rain on your wedding day? No problem

Weather, we love to talk about it. On the month of a wedding day, the weather report has holes burned in it from all the eyes tracking the forecast. As a British wedding photographer I need to be prepared, this is one of the shots I can achieve in a downpour.
Three Tunns New Forest wedding

Everybody loves a full dancefloor

365 days of weddings | Day 17 Wedding photography like this in the New Forest Inn, The Three Tuns, is my favourite type of shot. So many different stories in one photograph, what stories can you see in this photograph
Flowergirl in the sea at Beach wedding

Bournemouth Beach Wedding – Flower Girl

365 days of weddings | Day 16 Having a Bournemouth beach wedding with a flower girl you have to expect photographs like this one. It is far too tempting for a little one not to dip her toes in the sea. This little girl is contemplating how deep to go.
Fun at a Smedmore house wedding

Garden wedding fun

Having an English garden wedding in the summer when the sun is shining you have to expect some fun and crazy antics. As a Documentary photographer that is what I’m looking for. Take a peek at this photograph to see what happened at this wedding.
Church of St James wedding

The surprise wedding guest

365 days of weddings | Day 14 When the Groom brings out his special cuddly toy during the couple photos at a wedding the surprise guest certainly has the desired effect. Laughter all he way.