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First dance in a tipi in Dorset

A Dorset tipi Wedding

I don’t know if it’s just me but doesn’t it seem like time is just accelerating by. Today the clocks have moved back and it is officially the end of summertime. I’ve spent the day…
Colourful wedding group photo at Camp Bestival

Do I really need group photos at my wedding?

The formal group photos at a wedding are a real marmite subject amount both couples and clients. There are those who love the step by step organisation of a wedding, the way it has always been done and those that want to throw it all out of the window and have a totally unique to themselves ceremony.
Camp Bestival wedding

How to organise a festival wedding

So you want a wedding at a music festival? I have photographed many festival themed weddings and they are becoming very popular. There are even new venues specialising in festival weddings but the holy grail of these is to get married at a true music festival.
Langton Arms wedding photographer bride in Ford

Yolanda and Ashley | A photofilm by Libra Photographic

Yolanda and Ashley had their marriage in a private chapel in Dorset followed by a beautiful reception in the Langton Arms. This is the first time I’ve shot at this location and the first time I’ve put together a photofilm from one of my weddings. It has to be said it is one of the most emotional things I have done. I cried
First dance at the partyfield

First dance at the Partyfield wedding in Dorset

Today I spent my time with a most amazing couple at the Party Field in Dorset. My first visit to this venue and I hope to go again. I just had to pop this one…
Bride laughs as groom hangs off back of boat in Poole

Poole harbour engagement shoot with a difference

Last night spent some time with this Dorset Wedding Couple out on their boat in Poole Harbour. We had a lot of fun while the sun went down including this shot on the boat inspired…
Bride having makeup applied by window

Coping with rain on a wedding Day

Happy Anniversary Alex and Jon Today is the anniversary of one of the most enjoyable weddings of 2014. Alex and Jon invited me to share in their wedding day at the Lansdowne Baptist Church in…
Lulworth Castle at night

Lulworth Castle Wedding Photographer

Lulworth Castle is one of the grandest wedding venues in Dorset area, also home to Camp Bestival, originally built in the 17th Century as a hunting lodge. It became a country house at the heart of the Lulworth estate for many years to come
Bride and groom pose in an Orchard near Holt, New Forest

A beautiful wedding in Holt, Dorset

This was the wedding I had looked forward to all year. Elle is the little sister of one of my closest clients and having already photographed her big brothers wedding I felt totally at ease…

Gary & Katy’s Holton Lee Wedding Fete

Katy and Gary had their very bespoke wedding at Holton Lee in Dorset. I have known Katy for some time as she used to work alongside my wife and when she and her fiancée Gary…
Bride and Groom jump into a swimming pool

Bride and Groom jump into the Swimming Pool

Reminders of a Summer Wedding Once again today I thought I’d delve into the archives for my favourite wedding photography. It is always a bit of fun when the bride and groom are up for…

Wedding at The Mill – Gordleton

Graham and Alex contacted me for their Hampshire wedding day while sailing around the world. As a keen sailor myself they grabbed my attention straight away. I’d only photographed one other wedding at The Mill at Gordleton before, I love the details of the venue.
Bride looks out of a window in black & White

Penny and Loz get married at the Christchurch Harbour Hotel and the Beach House, Mudeford

Beach House Cafe Wedding Photographer Penny and Loz had their big day start at the Christchurch Harbour Hotel, Dorset where I had an early start with Penny. This was the first time for me at…

Hengistbury Head engagement photography

Rachael and Jim made the most of the good August weather and chose to go for a wander around Hengistbury Head for their engagement shoot. These engagement shoots are a great way for a couple…
Bride in motion at Milton Abbey wedding

Milton Abbey Wedding Photographer

When your wife’s friend asks you if you could photograph their wedding what can you say but yes. Jo and Russell live a terribly hard life in a hot country off the Mediterranean, Jo a…
Groom flys away from brides umbrella

What do you do when it rains on your wedding day?

Answer: Have some fun! Alex and Jon had their wedding this weekend at Lansdowne Baptist Church and then onto Salterns Marina. As some of you may remember, this weekend was a little wet. I often…
Bride and groom

Lulworth Castle Wedding Photography

On a windy Autumnal day, Az of Lemontree photography asked me to join him for a Lulworth Castle wedding, how could I refuse. I began the day with Josh at the Lulworth Cove Inn. Josh…
Bride throwing autumn leaves in the air

New Forest Autumn Bridal shoot

For my second Anniversary I gave in to my wife’s pleading to finally give her a trash the dress shoot like my clients get. We got married in the Autumn so an Autumnal shoot in…
Bride and groom walk through crowded Bournemouth beach

Miramar Hotel Bournemouth Wedding photographer

On the Air show weekend I had a chance to photograph Frances and Andrew’s beach themed wedding starting at the Church of the Sacred Heart. This church is right in the heart of Bournemouth town…
SUP in a wedding dress

Bride takes a ride on a Paddle Board in her dress

Helen contacted me some time ago with the idea of a trash the dress shoot in the snow. Brilliant, we both planned the shoot but when the snow came work got in the way and…
A bride makes her bridesmaids laugh

Highcliffe Castle 1930’s themed wedding

This weekend not only saw the Air festival at the Miramar hotel. I managed to enjoy Jack and Issey’s 1930’s themed wedding at Highcliffe castle then on to a private marquee in Lymington. While I…
Hand Fasting at Old Wardour Castle

Old Wardour Castle Hand Fasting

A fleeting visit by Kevin and Nicola to the UK from the USA for their military wedding at Old Wardour Castle in Wiltshire. I felt honoured to photograph these crazy people, they had the same…
Englemere wedding venue in Ascot

Englemere wedding photographer, Ascot

I met Adele and Sebastian through an introduction from Sebastian’s mother. I have photographed her Nursery for years and when it came to her son getting married she invited me to show my work to…
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Civil Partnership: Pennsylvania Castle, Barry and Anthony

Barry and Anthony had their Civil Ceremony at Pennsylvania Castle in Portland, Dorset. I have to say their choice of venue was perfect. I’d never shot at this venue before and the light in the…
trash the dress

Kirsten and Mark trash the dress

Trash the Dress – Alternative wedding photography After a late-night manning a booth at a wedding at Elmers Court I had to get up at 4 am to shoot a trash the dress session with…
Parley Manor Wedding Photographer | Libra Photographic

Parley Manor wedding photographer

Parley Manor is a lovely venue run by a great team of co-ordinators headed by Gwen the owner. The sun always seems to shine when I visit this Dorset wedding venue. If your looking for the wedding photographer to cover your wedding at this venue look no further!