Stephen Duncan Photography - Winchester Wedding Photographer: Blog http://www.stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk/blog en-us (C) Stephen Duncan Photography - Winchester Wedding Photographer info@stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk (Stephen Duncan Photography - Winchester Wedding Photographer) Sat, 24 Feb 2018 14:13:00 GMT Sat, 24 Feb 2018 14:13:00 GMT http://www.stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk/img/s/v-5/u273220305-o683421506-50.jpg Stephen Duncan Photography - Winchester Wedding Photographer: Blog http://www.stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk/blog 80 120 Bowood Hotel Wedding Preview - Ria & Chris http://www.stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk/blog/2016/10/bowood-hotel-wedding-preview-ria-chris Well, I think it's fair to say that Ria & Chris's wedding at gorgeous Bowood Hotel in Wiltshire was a wet one. It absolutely hammered it down for much of the day in fact, but it's a rare wedding when it rains solidly all the way through, and in between downpours we were able to nip outside for a few short photo sessions, and I'm so happy that this absolutely lovely couple was up for it as - so often the case - questionable weather on a wedding day can make for some really special photos. Dramatic skies and incredible light as the sun does occasionally manage to break through coupled with a beautiful, fun-loving bride and groom makes for one happy photographer!

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If you are currently planning your Bowood Hotel wedding and would like to know more about my photography services, availability and package options, please don't hesitate to contact me to discuss your plans and ask me any questions - I'm only too happy to help out however I can.

I hope you enjoyed this little taster of things to come and thanks, as ever, for reading,

Stephen 

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info@stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk (Stephen Duncan Photography - Winchester Wedding Photographer) Bowood Hotel wedding photography Wiltshire wedding golf course rain rainbow wet wedding http://www.stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk/blog/2016/10/bowood-hotel-wedding-preview-ria-chris Sun, 02 Oct 2016 13:27:24 GMT
Magnificent Milton Abbey, Dorset - Faye & Collins' Wedding http://www.stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk/blog/2016/9/magnificent-milton-abbey-dorset-wedding There's no need to hold back when you're describing Milton Abbey in Dorset as a wedding venue - it's absolutely stunning. Everything about it is simply beautiful: the glorious Abbey itself; the wonderful buildings of the public school which the Abbey is attached to; the magnificently maintained parkland grounds - landscaped by Capability Brown no less - in which the school sits surrounded by rolling hills and fields; the picture-postcard village of Milton Abbas down the road... all just magnificent. What a treat to be asked to photograph a wedding there, and it was with great pleasure that I captured Faye & Collins' big day in the height of Summer.

The beautiful old church sits in the grounds of Milton Abbey school, surrounded by parkland landscaped by Capability Brown.Milton Abbey Dorset wedding photographyAbbey exterior Bridal preparations took place at the very pleasant Hambro Arms pub in the neighbouring village, a leisurely trot away if you happen to be arriving in a horse-drawn carriage! More on that in a moment, but as Faye and horses set out on their journey I was able to catch up with our groom as his guests arrived - he'd been keeping himself occupied that morning by playing a spot of croquet on the lawns (rather than indulging in a round of golf on the school's private golf course, some of which you can just about see to the right of the image above. How come my school didn't have its own golf course?).

Mother of the bride, and wedding dress hanging in bedroomMilton Abbey in Dorset wedding photographyBridal preparation at Hambro Arms pub Black and white image of bride during hair and make-upMilton Abbey in Dorset wedding photographyBridal preparation The bride plays with her daughter before the ceremonyMilton Abbey in Dorset wedding photographyBride and flower girl Groom and best man in grounds of the Abbey before the ceremonyMilton Abbey in Dorset wedding photographyGroom and best man The best man straightens the groom's button-hole before the start of the ceremonyMilton Abbey in Dorset wedding photographyFinishing touches inside Abbey Groom and best man inside Milton Abbey waiting for wedding guests to arriveMilton Abbey in Dorset wedding photographyAbbey interior Black and white image of best man reading the order of serviceMilton Abbey in Dorset wedding photographyBest man portrait Black and white photograph of Milton Abbey interiorMilton Abbey in Dorset wedding photographyAbbey High Altar Exterior photograph of main school buildingMilton Abbey in Dorset wedding photographyMilton Abbey School The bridesmaid arrives for the start of the serviceMilton Abbey in Dorset wedding photographyView of Abbey building As the guests took their seats for the start of the service, the horses and carriage swung into view at the far end of the drive to make their way down to the main entrance of the Abbey. Faye made her way down the aisle on her father's arm, led by their absolutely gorgeous little daughter, and the ceremony was in motion. It's a magnificent building, and looks particularly impressive from the rear as you look down the aisle towards the high altar - what a setting in which to make your vows!

The carriage parks up outside the main entrance to the AbbeyMilton Abbey Dorset wedding photographyBride arrives in horse-drawn carriage The father of the bride drawn the veil over his daughter's face before the ceremonyMilton Abbey Dorset wedding photographyBride, father and veil The bride walks down the aisle on her father's armMilton Abbey Dorset wedding photographyBride arrives Guests watch on as the marriage service commencesMilton Abbey Dorset wedding photographyWedding ceremony Colour images of guests watching the marriageMilton Abbey Dorset wedding photographyGuests during ceremony The bride and groom hold hands as they exchange their vowsMilton Abbey Dorset wedding photographyExchanging vows Milton Abbey Dorset wedding photographyMarriage ceremony Best man and bridesmaid watch on as the wedding rings are exchangedMilton Abbey Dorset wedding photographyExchange of rings The bride sits in a side-chapel to sign the marriage registerMilton Abbey Dorset wedding photographySigning the register The newly married couple take a moment together as the formal part of the service is completedMilton Abbey Dorset wedding photographyBride and groom The bride and groom carry their daughter as they walk down the aisleMilton Abbey Dorset wedding photographyWalking down the aisle Back out and into the summer sunshine (albeit with some very heavy and dramatic clouds rolling in from the west), and an opportunity for guests to explore the grounds and get started on the canapes as our bride and groom headed out for a tour in the carriage. I don't know much about horses - my wife's the specialist on that score - but these were some real beauties, and what a lovely way to take a few moments after the ceremony to soak it all up.

Drinks and canapes were served on the lawns overlooking the cricket pitch, with those heavenly Dorset views stretching off into the distance, and then for the wedding breakfast we headed in to the school's dining hall. So many beautiful spots, wonderful angles - check out the quadrant for a group photo location - to play with here, I think I could photograph a hundred weddings at Milton Abbey and still be finding new things to work with.

Guests emerge from the Abbey at the end of the wedding serviceMilton Abbey Dorset wedding photographyView of Abbey and school The bride and groom climb into the carriage for a tour of the groundsMilton Abbey Dorset wedding photographyHorse drawn carriage The groom celebrates with friends during the reception on the lawnMilton Abbey Dorset wedding photographyWedding reception Black and white images of the view from the schoolMilton Abbey Dorset wedding photographyViews across the Dorset countryside Clouds roll in over the cricket fieldsMilton Abbey Dorset wedding photographyThe cricket pavilion The wedding reception takes place on the lawns outside the main school buildingMilton Abbey Dorset wedding photographySchool building Guests enjoy the grounds of the schoolMilton Abbey Dorset wedding photographyWedding reception The school's formal dining hall is the setting for the wedding breakfastMilton Abbey Dorset wedding photographyThe dining hall Bride and daughter during the wedding receptionMilton Abbey Dorset wedding photographyCandid black and white photography The bride and groom are formally announced into the dining room to start the wedding breakfastMilton Abbey Dorset wedding photographyCouple announced into the room Guests seated in the school's dining hallMilton Abbey Dorset wedding photographyWedding breakfast Natural light portraits of wedding guestsMilton Abbey Dorset wedding photographyGuests during wedding reception The father of the bride makes his wedding speech at the top tableMilton Abbey Dorset wedding photographySpeeches The groom stands to make his speechMilton Abbey Dorset wedding photographyWedding speeches Wedding guests watch on as the speeches are made after the mealMilton Abbey Dorset wedding photographyGuests watching speeches The bride and groom cut the cake with a swordMilton Abbey Dorset wedding photographyCutting the cake Guests assemble in the quadrant outside the dining hall for a group photographMilton Abbey Dorset wedding photographyGroup photo in quadrant The bride and groom's daughter plays in the quadrantMilton Abbey Dorset wedding photographyBlack and white candid photograph As the evening drew in at the end of a gorgeous day I headed back out with Faye and Collins into the grounds for a final few photos of just the two of them, surrounded by the peace and calm of the countryside and that wonderful soft late summer evening light. 

Black and white photograph of bride and groom's first danceMilton Abbey Dorset wedding photographyFirst dance Guests take to the dancefloor Milton Abbey Dorset wedding photographyStart of the evening celebrations Black and white photographs of couple in the eveningMilton Abbey Dorset wedding photographyBride and groom portraits in the grounds Bride and groom togetherMilton Abbey Dorset wedding photographyCouple looking out across the view The bride and groom together outside the wedding venueMilton Abbey Dorset wedding photographyCouple outside Abbey Huge congratulations Faye & Collins on an absolutely wonderful wedding, and wishing you many very happy years together.

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The images above are just a small selection from the full set. Friends and family can view all of the others, and the slideshow, in Faye & Collins' private gallery (but you'll need to ask them for the password first).

If you are planning your Milton Abbey wedding and would like to know more about my wedding photography services, packages and prices, please don't hesitate to contact me to discuss your plans and ask me any questions you might have. I'm only too happy to help however I can.

I hope you enjoyed this little blog post, and thanks - as ever - for reading. Come back soon for more images from a whole bunch of stunning summer weddings.

Stephen

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info@stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk (Stephen Duncan Photography - Winchester Wedding Photographer) Beautiful grounds Church wedding Dorset wedding photography Milton Abbey wedding photography Public school http://www.stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk/blog/2016/9/magnificent-milton-abbey-dorset-wedding Thu, 08 Sep 2016 16:54:44 GMT
Winchester Registry Office Wedding - Punam & Liam http://www.stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk/blog/2016/8/winchester-registry-office-wedding---punam-liam Ahh, such a lovely way to kick off a busy bank holiday weekend of weddings; Punam & Liam on phase one of their wedding story. Earlier this weekend the formal and legal signing of the papers, and a really lovely ceremony to mark it all at the beautiful Basing Room in Winchester (to my mind one of the jewels in the crown of the registry offices across the whole of the UK - I rarely come across any finer) and clearly they're a couple surrounded by friends and family who delight in their coming together. 

A quick preview for the moment, and hopefully a fuller blog post to come because there are going to be plenty of photos from this marriage which I'd love to share. A little glance at the following should give a good idea of what's to come...

Bide make-up at Ageas Bowl Hilton Hotel in SouthamptonWinchester Basing Room Wedding PhotographyBridal preparation Ring bearer and groom in Basing room before start of marriage ceremonyWinchester Basing Room Wedding PhotographyStart of wedding ceremony The bride leaves the interview room just before waling down the aisle with her fatherWinchester Basing Room Wedding PhotographyBride approaching ceremony room Black and white photo of groom as bride enters the Basing Room in Winchester for wedding ceremonyWinchester Basing Room Wedding PhotographyGroom portrait as bride enters ceremony room The bride and groom look at each other as they make the marriage vowsWinchester Basing Room Wedding PhotographyWedding vows Couple posing at Winnall Moor in Winchester for wedding photosWinchester Basing Room Wedding PhotographyBride and groom portrait in black and white If you are currently planning your Winchester wedding and would like to know more about my wedding photography options at the Basing Room and other locations around the city, please do contact me with any questions you might have - I'm only too happy to help however I can.

I hope you enjoyed this little taster from an absolutely gorgeous Winchester Registry Office wedding. Thanks as ever for reading, and come back soon for many more beautiful Hampshire wedding photos.

Stephen

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info@stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk (Stephen Duncan Photography - Winchester Wedding Photographer) basing room hampshire registry office hampshire wedding photographer winchester register wedding winchester wedding photography http://www.stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk/blog/2016/8/winchester-registry-office-wedding---punam-liam Sun, 28 Aug 2016 22:36:35 GMT
Buriton Wedding Preview - Lisa & Ali http://www.stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk/blog/2016/8/buriton-wedding-preview-lisa-ali Well we had a bit of weather for Lisa & Ali's Buriton wedding, but nothing that got in the way of everyone having an absolutely fantastic day. Ceremony at the Petersfield village's absolutely gorgeous little church down by the duck pond, followed by a marquee reception at Langrish House Hotel, nestled amongst the rolling hills on the edge of the South Downs. And a bit of cloud cover is rarely a bad thing photographically; I love a bit of moody sky, and you can't beat that lovely soft diffused natural light for a portrait!

So here's a little preview from the day to get things started... Many congratulations Lisa & Ali - can't wait to share the rest of them with you very soon!

Bridesmaids button up the bride's wedding dressPetersfield Wedding PhotographyBridal preparation at home The groom puts on his button-hole in the entrance to the church at BuritonPetersfield Wedding PhotographyGroom portrait Bride and groom make their vows in St Mary's Church in BuritonPetersfield Wedding PhotographyWedding Ceremony The newly married couple walk back down the aisle before friends and fmailyPetersfield Wedding PhotographyWalking down the aisle Black and white image of confetti being thrown at wedding couple outside St Mary's Church in Buriton near Petersfield, HampshirePetersfield Wedding PhotographyConfetti Black and white image of coup;le on hillside at Langrish House Hotel in HampshirePetersfield Wedding PhotographyBride and groom portrait Couple walking in the grounds of Langrish House HotelPetersfield Wedding PhotographyBride and groom together Couple portrait illuminated by flash with heavy clouds in the early eveningPetersfield Wedding PhotographyEvening light couple photo with dark skies  If you are planning your Petersfield wedding and would like to know more about my wedding photography services, packages and prices, please don't hesitate to get in touch - I'm only too happy to help however I can.

I hope you enjoyed this little taster from a wonderful Hampshire country wedding, and thanks as ever for reading. Come back soon for more blog posts, and many more photos!

Stephen

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info@stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk (Stephen Duncan Photography - Winchester Wedding Photographer) Hampshire wedding photgrapher Langrish House Hotel Petersfield wedding photography South Downs St Mary's Church Buriton Winchester wedding photographer marquee reception photos" http://www.stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk/blog/2016/8/buriton-wedding-preview-lisa-ali Sun, 21 Aug 2016 20:58:45 GMT
Durdle Door Engagement Shoot - Claire & Rob http://www.stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk/blog/2016/8/durdle-door-engagement-shoot-claire-rob We're still a fair few months away from Claire & Rob's wedding - a christmassey one at Sopley Mill - but we'd long ago arranged an engagement shoot at place very special to them: Durdle Door, that famous and majestic archway of rock on the jurassic Dorset Coast. I'm not going to get too wrapped up in the geology of the landscape here, inspiring as it is (although if you're interested, I can't recommend the film Nuts In May highly enough!), but it's most certainly an absolutely stunning part of the county. And happily, when the rain's coming in horizontally while you're stood on the top of the cliff peering out into the clouds it means it's going to be much quieter down there than on a blazing-blue-skies-and-sunshine kind of day.

Well, troopers that they are Claire and Rob soldiered on down with me and, lo and behold, down at sea level it was all rather lovely. Great fun to chat away to and to photograph, and very willing accomplices, we're going to get some absolutely gorgeous photos in that magical wintry December light - can't wait!

Couple walking along stony shore with cliffs in backgroundDurdle Door Dorset engagement photographyBlack and white portraits of couple alone and together on beach Colour image of bride stood in front of cliffs during pre-wedding photo shootDurdle Door Dorset engagement photographyBride portrait Colour photo of engaged couple facing each other during pre-wedding shootDurdle Door Dorset engagement photographyCouple together Couple looking out to sea on pebbled beach in DorsetDurdle Door Dorset engagement photographyEngaged couple portrait The famous archway of Durdle Door in the backgroundDurdle Door Dorset engagement photographyBlack and white couple photo with Durdle Door Engaged couple stood at viewpoint near Durdle Door on Dorset coast during engagement photo shootDurdle Door Dorset engagement photographyCouple together on coastal viewpoint Engagement shoot on Dorset coastDurdle Door Dorset engagement photographyCouple colour portraits Groom stood on shore at Durdle Door during pre-wedding shootDurdle Door Dorset engagement photographyGroom portraits Couple facing each other with Durdle DOor landmark in background, photographed using off-camera flash for dynamic effectDurdle Door Dorset engagement photographyDurdle Door coastal scene with couple Oh, and we even managed to find the step that Rob was intending to propose to Claire on all those months ago - the very reason that this little stretch of coast means so much to them. Turns out that however rotten the weather was today when we were stood on the top it still didn't come close to that which faced them when they were last here, but happily one way or another the proposal was both made and accepted, and now it's full steam ahead!

Roll on December...

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If you are currently planning your Dorset wedding and would like to know more about my wedding photography services, packages and prices, please do contact me to talk about your plans and ask me any questions you might have. I'm only too happy to help however I can.

Hope you enjoyed the photos, and thanks as ever for reading,

Stephen

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info@stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk (Stephen Duncan Photography - Winchester Wedding Photographer) Dorset engagement shoot Dorset wedding photography Durdle Door wedding photography Pre-wedding shoot http://www.stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk/blog/2016/8/durdle-door-engagement-shoot-claire-rob Mon, 01 Aug 2016 17:31:47 GMT
Avington Park Wedding Preview with Sarah & Dave http://www.stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk/blog/2016/7/avington-park-wedding-preview-with-sarah-dave Ah, beautiful Avington Park - most definitely one of the jewels in the crown when it comes to Hampshire wedding venues. This magnificent mansion sits in the most beautiful grounds on the banks of the river Itchen just a few miles from Winchester. It was Sarah & Dave's home for the day yesterday as they made their vows in front of family and friends in a beautiful ceremony in the upstairs ballroom. I was itching to start looking through the photos as soon as I got back, so here is a little preview which I've worked up from the day so far. Stay tuned for the full blog post in a few weeks - it's going to be a beauty!

Bride getting ready in bridal dressing roomAvington Park wedding photographyBridal preparation at Avington Park IMage of wedding dress hanging and bride looking at herself in reflection in mirror in bridal suiteAvington Park wedding photographyBride with dress The bride's father passes her hand to the groom at the start of the weddingAvington Park wedding photographyStart of the marriage ceremony The bride laughs during the wedding ceremony, black and white photo with family members in backgroundAvington Park wedding photographyBride laughing Bride and groom making vows in the opulent ballroom upstairs at Avington Park wedding venueAvington Park wedding photographyMarrying in the ballroom The newly married couple enjoy a few moments alone during their wedding receptionAvington Park wedding photographyBride and groom portrait Photograph of groom stood on avenue of trees to the rear of the venue, with bride in the backgroundAvington Park wedding photographyGroom portrait The couple stand on an iron bridge which spans the river running along the side of the mansion houseAvington Park wedding photographyBride and groom on bridge The bride and groom stand outside the impressive entrance to the house in the early eveningAvington Park wedding photographyLow light evening photograph of couple If you are planning your wedding at Avington Park and would like to know more about my wedding photography packages, prices and availability please don't hesitate to contact me to discuss your plans and ask me any questions you might have. I'm only too happy to help however I can.

Hope you enjoyed this little taster of things to come. Thanks, as always, for reading.

Stephen

 

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info@stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk (Stephen Duncan Photography - Winchester Wedding Photographer) Avington Park wedding photography Hampshire Wedding Photography Manor house Mansion wedding Winchester Wedding Photographer countryside wedding http://www.stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk/blog/2016/7/avington-park-wedding-preview-with-sarah-dave Sun, 31 Jul 2016 13:03:56 GMT
Highfield Park Wedding with Hannah & James http://www.stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk/blog/2016/7/highfield-park-wedding-with-hannah-james Up to the North of Hampshire a couple of weeks ago for Hannah & James's wonderful wedding; a ceremony at St Michael's Church in Basingstoke, with secluded Highfield Park near Hook - right up towards the border - the scene for activities either side: bridal prep in the morning, and the rest of the afternoon and evening's celebrations later in the day. Highfield was a new venue to me for wedding coverage, so I'd arranged to meet here with the bride and groom a few weeks previously for our pre-wedding shoot (a few images from that day available to view here as well if you're interested). We'd taken the opportunity to have a really good look around and mark out some favourite locations for the day, although to be honest you're spoilt for choice both inside and out - definitely no shortage of excellent photo opportunities here!

Bride applying make-up and dress hangingHighfield Park Hampshire wedding photographyBridal preparations Colour photo of bride applying make-up before wedding ceremonyHighfield Park Hampshire wedding photographyBridal make-up Bridal party in dressing room getting ready before weddingHighfield Park Hampshire wedding photographyBride and bridesmaids getting ready Floral decorations are added to the hair of one of the flower girlsHighfield Park Hampshire wedding photographyFlower girls The bride hands gifts to bridesmaids and flower girlsHighfield Park Hampshire wedding photographyGifts for bridal party Black and white image of bridesmaids helping bride get into wedding dressHighfield Park Hampshire wedding photographyBride getting dressed The last few moments before bridal party heads to the church for the weddingHighfield Park Hampshire wedding photographyFinishing touches A flower girl looks into a mirror as bride and bridesmaids get readyHighfield Park Hampshire wedding photographyFlower girls in mirror As a change from the usual experience of squeezing into a hotel bedroom with any number of bridesmaids, hair and make-up artists, flower deliveries and so on, the bridal preparations were taking place in one of the larger function rooms down on the ground floor. They still managed to completely take over the room however, so it's probably just as well Hannah had taken that opportunity when it was presented! It was actually Hannah's mother in charge of hair and make-up, and she was just wrapping up after what must have been an immense job as I started to photograph. Everyone was looking absolutely stunning - some real talent there for sure!

The ceremony was to take place in Basingstoke, specifically St Michael's church, right in the centre. I'd only ever seen this church from the outside (it's the one near the Anvil Theatre) and how no idea how absolutely gorgeous it is inside. And huge too! What a hidden gem this church is - definitely an absolutely wonderful choice if you are considering a church wedding in the area. James was there and keeping himself occupied when I arrived, with guests milling around outside and starting to come in and take their seats. A quick couple of photos of him with his groomsmen, and then he was delivered safely to his place at the end of the aisle, ready to receive his bride as she made her entrance...

The outside of St Michael's church in central BasingstokeBasingstoke wedding photography at St Michael's ChurchWedding cars and church exterior The groom is attended at the front of the church by his two best menBasingstoke wedding photography at St Michael's ChurchGroom and best men Family members arrive and take their seats before the start of the ceremonyBasingstoke wedding photography at St Michael's ChurchFamily arriving Wide view of St Michael's Church looking down the aisle towards the altar from the West doorBasingstoke wedding photography at St Michael's ChurchChurch interior The groom waits with his groomsmen at the front of the churchBasingstoke wedding photography at St Michael's ChurchGroom waiting Best man checks his pockets for the rings before the ceremony beginsBasingstoke wedding photography at St Michael's ChurchChecking the rings The bride enters the church on her father's armBasingstoke wedding photography at St Michael's ChurchBride arrives Bride and her father walk down the aisle together at the start of the cermonyBasingstoke wedding photography at St Michael's ChurchWalking down the aisle Wedding party candid photographs during hymnsBasingstoke wedding photography at St Michael's ChurchGuests during ceremony Guests giving readings during marriage serviceBasingstoke wedding photography at St Michael's ChurchReadings The view down the aisle at St Michael's church during wedding ceremonyBasingstoke wedding photography at St Michael's ChurchMarriage service Bride and groom turn to face each other to make their vowsBasingstoke wedding photography at St Michael's ChurchMaking vows Bride and groom exchanging vowsBasingstoke wedding photography at St Michael's ChurchTying the knot Black and white images of bride and groom exchanging rings and receiving blessingBasingstoke wedding photography at St Michael's ChurchExchanging rings Bride and groom receive the blessing following the wedding ceremonyBasingstoke wedding photography at St Michael's ChurchThe blessing Colour photo of bridesmaids and flower girls during weddingBasingstoke wedding photography at St Michael's ChurchBridesmaids watching on The bride and groom step into a side-chapel to sign the marriage registerBasingstoke wedding photography at St Michael's ChurchSigning the register Black and white photograph of bride signing register of marriageBasingstoke wedding photography at St Michael's ChurchBride signs the register Candid photographs of signing of registerBasingstoke wedding photography at St Michael's ChurchRegister The bride and groom emerge from the chapel at the end of the marriage serviceBasingstoke wedding photography at St Michael's ChurchThe end of the service Bride and groom walk back down the aisle as husband and wifeBasingstoke wedding photography at St Michael's ChurchWalking down the aisle Black and white image showing back of bride's dress as she leaves the churchBasingstoke wedding photography at St Michael's ChurchExiting the church Wedding guests greet the bride and groom with confetti as they leave the churchBasingstoke wedding photography at St Michael's ChurchConfetti outside church Immediately after the ceremony (well, once the bride and groom had emerged from the church to a barrage of confetti) we returned to the hotel as we had a pretty tight turnaround between wedding and wedding breakfast. We still managed to squeeze in drinks and canapes, as well as a large group photos of all of the guests, though before everyone was ushered into the main dining room, which was to remain the focus for the rest of the day's events. Happily however, and despite looking clouds and reports of thunderstorms further along the close, we were able to make good use of the extensive and beautifully-kept grounds front and back, not least the gentle hill on which the hotel sits with its views back across what must be most of Hampshire. Amongst these beautiful corners around the venue one space in particular stands out head and shoulders above the rest; the Folly. I already knew that this was high on Hannah & James' list of priorities for the couple photos, and they had gone to a whole load of extra trouble decorating it up for the occasion. It looked absolutely fantastic, and I understand that it's also licensed for outdoor marriages which is a bit of a rarity in the UK, so well worth keeping that one up your sleeve if that's on your wedding wish-list!

Highfield Park Hotel photographed from rearHighfield Park Hook wedding photographyWedding venue extrerior The bride and bridesmaids walk along a gravel path talking togetherHighfield Park Hook wedding photographyBride with bridesmaids The dining room set up ready for the wedding breakfastHighfield Park Hook wedding photographyReception room interior Guests smiling and laughing as they listen to the wedding speechesHighfield Park Hook wedding photographyGuests watching speeches The bride watches on as her father gives the opening speechHighfield Park Hook wedding photographyFather of the bride's speech The groom stands to make his speechHighfield Park Hook wedding photographyWedding speeches Wedding guests watch on as the groom laughs during the speechesHighfield Park Hook wedding photographyGuests during speeches Glasses are raised to the bride and groom at the end of the speechesHighfield Park Hook wedding photographyToasting the couple So whilst the other guests were still seated in the dining room we nipped off to make the most of the quiet grounds - Folly included. A good measure of the photographic variety available at a venue is if you can cover both the pre-wedding shoot and the day itself there, and still come up with different couple portraits each time, and Highfield Park ticks that box, I'm happy to say. As we rolled on into the evening we took the opportunity to capture some family and group photos (pro tip; don't feel that you always have to try and fit these in to the time between ceremony and wedding breakfast, just because it's how things are usually done. Doing it slightly later in the day, as Hannah & James did, can relieve a lot of time pressure if things are a bit squeezed earlier on). And then before we knew it we were throwing bouquets, cutting cakes, and - erm, dancing firsts. A heaving dancefloor soon after the first couple of dances is always a good indicator of a fun party crowd, and it looked like Hannah & James' celebrations were set to continue long into the night...

Portrait of bride and groom in hotel groundsHighfield Park wedding photographyBlack and white couple portrait in gardens Posed images of bride and groom togetherHighfield Park wedding photographyBride and groom photography Portraits of bride and groom at the Folly in the hotel groundsHighfield Park wedding photographyBride and groom soft focus images The folly was decorated by the couple with floral detailsHighfield Park wedding photographyCouple portrait at the Folly Family members gather outside the front of the hotel for group photographsHighfield Park wedding photographyFamily portraits The bridal party outside the front entrance of the hotelHighfield Park wedding photographyBride with bridesmaids The groom and groomsmen take out their hip flasksHighfield Park wedding photographyGroom with groomsmen Bride and groom posed with view of hotelHighfield Park wedding photographyCouple portrait with dramatic skies Colour photos of bride aloneHighfield Park wedding photographyBride colour portraits The bride prepares to throw the bouquet to female guestsHighfield Park wedding photographyThrowing the bouquet Drinks on the terrace after the wedding breakfastHighfield Park wedding photographyIn the grounds of the hotel Bride and groom cut the wedding cake at the start of the evening's celebrationsHighfield Park wedding photographyCutting the cake The bride and groom take to the dancefloorHighfield Park wedding photographyFirst dance Photos of first danceHighfield Park wedding photographyDanding photographs The bride and groom invite other guests to join them on the dancefloorHighfield Park wedding photographyGroom on dancefloor Black and white photographs of guests dancingHighfield Park wedding photographyDancefloor action Bride and groom stand by the ornate staircase in the middle of the hotelHighfield Park wedding photographyCouple by staircase Highfield Park wedding photography Many congratulations Hannah & James on an absolutely wonderful day - wishing you many happy years together - and huge thanks to the couple and all their family and friends for being such fantastic, willing and natural photographic subjects!

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The photos above are just a small selection from the day. Friends and family can view the full set in Hannah & James' private online gallery, but you'll need to ask them for the password first.

If you are currently planning your Highfield Park wedding and would like to know more about my wedding photography services, packages and prices, please do drop me a line to discuss your plans and ask me any questions you might have. I'm only too happy to help however I can.

Hope you enjoyed the photos from this gorgeous Summer wedding, and thanks as ever for reading,

Stephen 

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info@stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk (Stephen Duncan Photography - Winchester Wedding Photographer) Documentary wedding photography Dress Hampshire wedding photography Highfield Park wedding photography Hook Hampshire wedding St Michael's Church Basingstoke wedding Summer wedding http://www.stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk/blog/2016/7/highfield-park-wedding-with-hannah-james Thu, 07 Jul 2016 15:27:33 GMT
A Sandy Dorset Seaside Shoot in the Sun http://www.stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk/blog/2016/6/a-sandy-dorset-seaside-shoot-in-the-sun Are you too struggling to remember what sunshine looks like, now that the Great British Summer has descended on us in all its glory? Well fret not, because Victoria and Laurence's pre-wedding shoot is here to remind us all that up above those brooding grey clouds beams a sun just waiting to radiate its warmth upon us all. Eventually, at least - as I pulled into the car park I could barely see the front of my bonnet through the window, so thick was the sea-mist rolling past. But if there's one thing I've learned as a wedding photographer it's that the weather can change in the blink of an eye; by the time we were down on the sand by those six-figure beach huts and the camera was out of the bag it was blue skies all the way.

Very much looking forward to a gorgeous mid-summer wedding at wonderful Sopley Mill with this beautiful couple!

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Hope you enjoyed the photos from this lovely summery little shoot, and I'll be back with another post soon so watch this space...

Stephen

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Islington Metal Works Wedding with Andy & Becky http://www.stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk/blog/2016/6/islington-metal-works-wedding-andy-becky Whenever I cover a wedding in London there always seems to be something just a little bit different happening, so what would Andy & Becky's big day have in store? Well, how about a Mexican Day Of The Dead-themed celebration, with a humanist ceremony led by a Radio Four presenter in a music venue and nightclub converted from a three-storey horse stable? And a mariachi band and a tank. Yep, that should just about do it.

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The Metal Works is a seriously funky venue right next to the Angel, Islington. Most often used as a music venue, it's stuffed with crazy details (bar in a tube carriage, anyone?) and has bags of potential with all sorts of rooms, spaces and corners, all of which had been decked out by Becky & Andy to the Mexican max. Flowers, skulls, pinata... all present and correct. But before we get to all that, a quick re-wind to their flat, where Becky and bridesmaids were getting ready while Andy waited at the venue greeting the arriving guests...

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Massive thanks go to John Erskine for his excellent work as second photographer on this very busy day.

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If you are currently planning a London wedding and would like to know more about my wedding photography services, packages and prices, please don't hesitate to contact me to ask any questions you might have and talk through your plans. I'm only too happy to help however I can.

I hope you enjoyed looking through just some of the photos from this spectacular celebration. Friends and family can view the full set in Becky & Andy's personal gallery, but you'll need to ask them for the password first.

Thanks as ever for reading, and come back again to see many more wedding photos from what's already an absolutely incredible season.

Stephen

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info@stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk (Stephen Duncan Photography - Winchester Wedding Photographer) Alternative wedding Humanist wedding London Islington Metal Works wedding London Mexican wedding Susan Rae celebrant photography" wedding http://www.stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk/blog/2016/6/islington-metal-works-wedding-andy-becky Mon, 13 Jun 2016 21:18:13 GMT
Highfield Park Wedding Preview - Hannah & James http://www.stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk/blog/2016/6/highfield-park-wedding-preview-hannah-james Tucked away in the north-east corner of Hampshire, half way between Basingstoke and Reading, sits Highfield Park - a country hotel perched on the top of a small hill with enormous views right back across the county. It was home to Hannah & James for their marriage celebrations this weekend. The ceremony itself took place at St Michael's Church in Basingstoke, (which is absolutely gorgeous inside) with visits to Highfield book-ending it; first for bridal prep and then once again for the reception and party into the evening. Not too many spoilers for now as this is just a little preview blog post, but hopefully it'll give you a bit of a flavour of what's to come in the full, finished set...

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If you are currently planning your Highfield Park wedding and would like to know more about my wedding photography services, packages and prices, please don't hesitate to contact me to discuss your plans and ask me any questions you might have; I'm only too happy to help however I can.

Hope you enjoyed this little preview - do make sure you come back to see the full blog on this wonderful wedding - and thanks as ever for stopping by.

Stephen

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info@stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk (Stephen Duncan Photography - Winchester Wedding Photographer) Basingstoke wedding photographer Black and white wedding photographs Bridal preparation photos Documentary wedding photography Highfield Park wedding Winchester wedding photographer http://www.stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk/blog/2016/6/highfield-park-wedding-preview-hannah-james Sun, 12 Jun 2016 18:27:22 GMT
Highcliffe Castle & Sopley Mill with Nima & Craig http://www.stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk/blog/2016/6/highcliffe-castle-sopley-mill-nima-craig Highcliffe Castle, way down south on the Hampshire coastline in the New Forest, is a pretty spectacular venue for a wedding. A beautiful, intriguing building set in formal grounds on a clifftop - much as the name suggests - with views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight, its position is stunning. Once derelict, it has been lovingly restored and is now quite rightly one of the most popular wedding venues around. When you photograph here its very obvious why; not only do you have this magnificent setting at your disposal (and you're never likely to run out of photo opportunities here), the ceremony room is absolutely lovely; big and bright and full of light. And it was here that Nima & Craig tied the knot, on a wonderful Spring day.

But before all that, bridal preparation further down the coast in Bournemouth. Nima, friends and family were already looking gorgeous when I arrived ready to cover the finishing touches. So much colour, and loads of laughter (interspersed with a few happy tears - this was obviously going to be an emotional day). A surprisingly busy morning, with various wedding guests coming and going en route to the ceremony, but Nima just sailed calmly through it all (although she did have the advantage of a small army of bridesmaids to support her).

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The room started to fill in anticipation of Nima's arrival, and Craig was ushered to the front along with his best man, ready to receive his bride...

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She walked down the aisle on her mother's arm - Mum really couldn't have looked any prouder as she accompanied her daughter on this hugely important walk, and what a look she gave to Craig as she passed Nima's hand to his when they met at the front of the ceremony room. Eye contact between people tells such a story in a wedding photo - I can't get enough of it! And then, as the ceremony began, I was able to tuck myself away between one of the huge potted plants which provides such a convenient screen at the front of the room, meaning that all the right angles can be covered without my having to make myself obvious to our congregation; all eyes remain firmly on the bride and groom without any other distractions.

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The photos above are just a small selection from the day; friends and family can view the full set, plus edited highlights slideshow, in Nima & Craig's online gallery... but you'll need to ask them for the password first.

If you are planning your wedding at Highcliffe Castle or Sopley Mill and would like to know more about my wedding photography services, packages and prices, please don't hesitate to contact me to discuss your plans and ask me any questions you might have. I'm only too happy to help however I can.

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Hope you enjoyed looking through the photos from this absolutely magnificent wedding, and thanks - as ever - for reading.

Stephen

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info@stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk (Stephen Duncan Photography - Winchester Wedding Photographer) Christchurch wedding photography Hampshire Highcliffe Castle wedding photography New Forest wedding Sopley Mill wedding reception Wedding Party bridal posing music photographer" singing wedding http://www.stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk/blog/2016/6/highcliffe-castle-sopley-mill-nima-craig Fri, 10 Jun 2016 10:17:19 GMT
Wasing Park Wedding Photography - Catherine & Craig http://www.stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk/blog/2016/5/wasing-park-wedding-photography-catherine-craig Oh what a wedding this was! Wasing Park is an absolute gem of a venue - an beautiful self-contained combination of barns, garden rooms, accommodation and even its own chapel, set in picture-perfect parkland on a country estate in Berkshire. It's got the lot, and on a stunningly sunny late Spring Saturday it was home to Catherine & Craig for a wonderful, fun-filled wedding. Catherine & Craig's friends, it turns out, are quite the party crowd. And boy do they love a dance-off!

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Wedding guests congratulate the bride and groom after the ceremonyWasing Park Berkshire wedding photographyCongratulations from guests Wedding guests assembled on the terrace outside the barn for the traditional group photoWasing Park Berkshire wedding photographyGroup photograph Drinks and canapes are served on the terrace outside the barnWasing Park Berkshire wedding photographyGuests on the terrace Wedding guests enjoying themselves during the drinks receptionWasing Park Berkshire wedding photographyCandid photos of guests Guests playing games on the lawn outside the reception venueWasing Park Berkshire wedding photographyGarden games The barn for the reception and the ceremony room side-by sideWasing Park Berkshire wedding photographyBarn and ceremony room A bridesmaid looks at the bride's new wedding ringWasing Park Berkshire wedding photographyBride and bridesmaid Group photograph of bride and groom with bridesmaidsWasing Park Berkshire wedding photographyBridal party Colour images of flower girl during drinks receptionWasing Park Berkshire wedding photographyCandid moment Bride and groom made their way up sweeping steps to the barn, to a barrage of confetti, just before the wedding breakfast. The seating plan was a great touch - an individual (and often rather compromising) photo of each of the guests which they had to track down from the board in order to find out which table they were sat on. Cue absolutely everyone cracking up when they spotted themselves and their friends - long-lost memories obviously coming flooding back. And as an extra little touch Catherine & Craig had hand-written a message on the back of every single one. It must have taken them ages... I'm so often reminded that it's the little touches which really personalise and make a wedding.

Into the barn, and the next stage of the day started with speeches (and it turns out that Catherine's father in particular has a bright future as a stand-up comedian - absolute gold in that speech, I had to steady myself a couple of times to get a sharp shot, and I doff my cap still to the 'Meet the Fockers' joke). 

Bride and groom make their way up the sweeping steps outside the barn with guests on either side throwing confettiWasing Park Reading wedding photographyConfetti Close image of couple during the confetti throwingWasing Park Reading wedding photographyConfetti throwing in black-and-white Wedding guests laugh as they identify themselves in photographs used for the seating planWasing Park Reading wedding photographyGuests laughing The interior of the barn laid out at the start of the wedding receptionWasing Park Reading wedding photographyBarn reception interior The father of the bride and the bride's mother look at the seating planWasing Park Reading wedding photographySeating plan photos Wedding guests find themselves on the seating plan at the start of the wedding breakfastWasing Park Reading wedding photographyGuests laughing at photographs Natural light photographs inside barn reception venueWasing Park Reading wedding photographyCandid photographs of guests The bride's father and sister take a photographWasing Park Reading wedding photographyTaking photos The bride's sister looks on as her father makes the opening speechWasing Park Reading wedding photographySpeeches Black and white photograph of bride's father during his speechWasing Park Reading wedding photographyFather of the bride The groom's parents look on and laugh during the speechesWasing Park Reading wedding photographyGuest reactions The groom hands out gifts as part of his wedding speechWasing Park Reading wedding photographyGroom's speech Full-length image of the barn used for the wedding breakfast at Wasing ParkWasing Park Reading wedding photographyBarn interior Guests look on during the speechesWasing Park Reading wedding photographyGuests during speeches Candid photographs of wedding guests during speechesWasing Park Reading wedding photographyDocumentary wedding photography A guest wipes away a tear during the speechesWasing Park Reading wedding photographyEmotional moments Black and white photographs before wedding breakfastWasing Park Reading wedding photographyBride and best man A bridesmaid leads a toast before the start of the wedding breakfastWasing Park Reading wedding photographyMaking a toast  As everyone else made their way back outside to enjoy the late evening sunshine and kick back with drinks on the terrace, I stole Catherine & Craig away for a few photos in and around the grounds of the estate. Increasingly at this time of year I really love to take the couple off later on in the day - things are generally so much more relaxed and it relieves a lot of pressure on the more traditional window between ceremony and wedding breakfast when photos are very often taken. But more importantly, the light is invariably gorgeous as you approach an early-summer golden hour - that last little part of the day before the sun dips down over the horizon, and great light makes for great photos...

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The last of the day's sunlight catches the barn used as the wedding venueWasing Park Berkshire wedding photographyReception venue in evening light Documentary moment during eveningWasing Park Berkshire wedding photographyGuest candid Candid photographs of guests relaxing before the night's partying beginsWasing Park Berkshire wedding photographyGuest portraits The barn has a serving hatch which opens directly onto the terraceWasing Park Berkshire wedding photographyAt the bar Colour photograph of wedding cake inside barnWasing Park Berkshire wedding photographyWedding cake Bride and groom start the evening's celebrations by cutting the cakeWasing Park Berkshire wedding photographyCutting the cake The couple take to the floor for the first danceWasing Park Berkshire wedding photographyFirst dance Wedding guests watch on as the bride and groom perform their fist danceWasing Park Berkshire wedding photographyCouple and guests The groom twirls the bride in the first danceWasing Park Berkshire wedding photographyTwirl Wedding guests take to the dancefloorWasing Park Berkshire wedding photographyGuests on the dancefloor A wedding guest dances enthusiastically!Wasing Park Berkshire wedding photographyThrowing shapes Wedding guests partyingWasing Park Berkshire wedding photographyGuests dancing A limbo pole set up to one side of the room attracts a lot of guests who fancy themselves as flexibleWasing Park Berkshire wedding photographyLimbo The bride joins in the limbo and the dancingWasing Park Berkshire wedding photographyThe bride Bride and guests in action on the dancefloorWasing Park Berkshire wedding photographyParty Bride and groom sunset photograph with turret detailing of reception venue in the backgroundWasing Park Berkshire wedding photographySunset Huge congratulations, Catherine & Craig, and I'm delighted that you're so happy with your photos. Wishing you many very happy years together!

The images above are, once again, just a small selection from the day: friends and family can view the full set and slideshow in our bride & groom's private gallery, but you'll need to ask them for the password first.

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If you are planning your wedding at Wasing Park and would like to know more about my wedding photography services, packages and prices, please do get in touch any time to discuss your plans and ask me any questions you might have; I'm only too happy to help however I can. 

I hope you enjoyed looking through the photos from this magnificent wedding. Thanks, as ever, for reading,

Stephen

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info@stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk (Stephen Duncan Photography - Winchester Wedding Photographer) Barn reception Berkshire wedding photographer Catherine & Craig Couple photography Garden games Gardens Hampshire wedding photography Sunset Wasing Park wedding photography Wedding venue Winchester wedding photographer http://www.stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk/blog/2016/5/wasing-park-wedding-photography-catherine-craig Tue, 31 May 2016 09:28:41 GMT
Wasing Park Wedding Preview - Catherine & Craig http://www.stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk/blog/2016/5/wasing-park-wedding-preview-catherine-craig May can be an absolutely wonderful month for a wedding, and the weather gods were certainly smiling on Catherine & Craig up at Wasing Park over the weekend. This really is an absolutely stunning venue, nestled deep in the countryside between Newbury and Basingstoke, and for my money it's at its absolute best at this time of year; the trees bursting into life, the immaculately landscaped gardens a riot of colour, the blossom dusting it all in soft, pastel hues... and for this wonderful day we had the added bonus of blue skies and sunshine, a glorious sunset and the sort of perfect temperatures which see guests out on the lawn swinging croquet mallets around. Perfect.

So many wonderful touching moments to share from this one, so do come back in a few weeks for the full blog post. A little preview in the meantime of this gorgeous couple as they tied the knot in style - huge congratulations Catherine & Craig!

Wedding venue barn and accommodation set around a central courtyard in Spring sunshineWasing Park wedding photographyVenue exterior in Spring The bride is helped into her dress by her bridesmaids in the bridal suite at Wasing ParkWasing Park wedding photographyBride getting into dress The bride and her father make their way to the ceremony room at Wasing Park on foot from the bridal suite, accompanied by bridesmaidsWasing Park wedding photographyBride and father walking to ceremony The groom reacts as he sees the bride walk down the aisle on her father's arm to start the marriage ceremonyWasing Park wedding photographyGroom reaction The bride's father and other guests watch on as the bride and groom make their marriage vowsWasing Park wedding photographyFather of the bride The bride and groom exchange rings as part of the marriage service in the garden room at Wasing ParkWasing Park wedding photographyExchange of rings The bride looks up to her new husband during the wedding ceremonyWasing Park wedding photographyBride during ceremony Wedding guests play games on the lawn outside the reception venueWasing Park wedding photographyGarden games Guests are presented with photos of themselves as part of the seating arrangements in the barn receptionWasing Park wedding photographySeating plan Guests are seated in the old barn watcing on as the groom gives his wedding speechWasing Park wedding photographyThe barn during speeches The bride and groom stand alone in the landscaped grounds of the country estateWasing Park wedding photographyBride and groom portrait The married couple look out across the views of parkland and rolling hills, with the manor house in the backgroundWasing Park wedding photographyBride and groom portrait The sun sets behind the turret-like crenellations of the barn reception venue at wasing parkWasing Park wedding photographySunset over the barn

If you are currently planning your wedding at this magnificent parkland venue and would like to know more about my wedding photography services, packages and prices, please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have; I'm only too happy to help however I can.

Hope you enjoyed the photos (plenty more to follow) and thanks, as ever, for reading,

Stephen

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info@stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk (Stephen Duncan Photography - Winchester Wedding Photographer) Barn Gardens Spring wedding Sunset Wasing Park wedding photography Winchester wedding photographer http://www.stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk/blog/2016/5/wasing-park-wedding-preview-catherine-craig Tue, 10 May 2016 08:51:58 GMT
Highfield Park Pre-Wedding Shoot with Hannah & James http://www.stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk/blog/2016/5/highfield-park-pre-wedding-shoot-hannah-james Hannah & James' wedding is fast approaching, and as it's at a venue which I haven't photographed before we thought we'd take the opportunity to pay a little visit for their pre-wedding shoot and get the lay of the land. Well, it certainly didn't disappoint. And neither did our couple, for that matter - what a cracking day this one's shaping up to be! So many beautiful vistas and tucked away little corners, inside and outside the venue, and a really lovely, thoroughly charming bride and groom. Hope the guests bring their dancing shoes on the day too, as it sounds like there's some proper partying to be had!

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If you are currently planning your wedding at Highfield Park and would like to know more about my wedding photography services, packages and prices, please don't hesitate to contact me to discuss your plans and ask me any questions you might have.

Thanks as ever for reading, and see you again soon for the next blog post (with plenty to come over a very busy Spring and Summer!)

Stephen

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info@stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk (Stephen Duncan Photography - Winchester Wedding Photographer) Engagement Shoot Hampshire Wedding Photography Highfield Park Pre-wedding photography Winchester wedding photographer http://www.stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk/blog/2016/5/highfield-park-pre-wedding-shoot-hannah-james Tue, 10 May 2016 08:49:48 GMT
Amelia & Aaron's Gosport & Titchfield Wedding - Preview http://www.stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk/blog/2016/5/amelia-aaron-gosport-wedding-preview Two new locations for me on Saturday, and an absolutely lovely couple to enjoy them with; many congratulations Amelia & Aaron on a really fantastic wedding! All the way down to Gosport for the ceremony, at the gorgeous Holy Trinity Church (with a rather different and very interesting layout; congregation in an oval around the couple who are stood right in the centre, which happily means almost infinite angles for taking photographs without getting in anyone's way - excellent!) and then the Great Barn in Titchfield, ancient and absolutely radiating character and charm from every one of its old beams, for the reception. And as the barn is pretty much next door to the magnificence that is Titchfield Abbey, we were able to spend a little while there too for out couple photos.

A little preview for now, hot off the press, and many many more to come...

Black and white images of dress hanging, and bride applying perfumeGosport and Titchfield Wedding PhotographyBridal preparation at home The groom and his two best men arrive at the Holy Trinity church in Gosport ready for the wedding ceremony Gosport and Titchfield Wedding PhotographyGroom and groomsmen The groom stands in the centre of the church with his best men waiting for the bride to arriveGosport and Titchfield Wedding PhotographyGroom before wedding The bride walks down the aisle on her father's armGosport and Titchfield Wedding PhotographyBride arrives at Holy Trinity Church A bridesmaid raises the veil from the bride's face at the start of the marriage ceremonyGosport and Titchfield Wedding PhotographyLifting the veil The congregation sat in an oval surround the bride and groom, who are positioned centrally in Holy Trinity churchGosport and Titchfield Wedding PhotographyChurch interior Black and white image using natural light of groom resting against a wall at Titchfield AbbeyGosport and Titchfield Wedding PhotographyGroom portrait at Titchfield Abbey The bride shows the movement in her dress in front of the ancient ruined hallway at Titchfield Abbey in HampshireGosport and Titchfield Wedding PhotographyBride portrait Colour photo of couple at Titchfield Abbey for Spring wedding with blue skiesTitchfield Abbey Wedding PhotographyBride and groom portrait at Titchfield Bride and bridesmaids walk up the lane to the Great Barn reception venue in TitchfieldGosport and Titchfield Wedding PhotographyBride and bridesmaids Huge congratulations to you both, Amelia & Aaron, and I can't wait to show you the rest once you're back from your honeymoon. Have a fantastic trip!

Big thanks also to John Watson for his excellent work as second photographer, and all the creative ideas and additional photos he has provided.

If you are planning your wedding at any of these locations and are interested in knowing more about my wedding photography services, packages and prices, please don't hesitate to contact me to ask me any questions you might have - I'm only too happy to help however I can.

Hope you enjoyed this little taster set of photos, and make sure to come back in a few weeks to see the full blog post in all its glory. Thanks, as ever, for reading,

Stephen

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info@stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk (Stephen Duncan Photography - Winchester Wedding Photographer) Gosport Wedding Photography Hampshire Wedding Photographer The Great Barn Titchfield Titchfield Abbey wedding Winchester wedding photographer http://www.stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk/blog/2016/5/amelia-aaron-gosport-wedding-preview Mon, 02 May 2016 09:37:47 GMT
A Spring Shoot at Beautiful Virginia Water Lake http://www.stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk/blog/2016/4/a-spring-shoot-at-beautiful-virginia-water-lake Off-camera flash technique with engagement couple posing in countrysideVirginia Water Lake pre-wedding shootENgaged couple stood in front of lake I was tipped off a couple of years ago about Virginia Water Lake - a really beautiful spot just outside the M25 to the East - as a location for a pre-wedding shoot. It's a huge expanse of landscaped and more natural countryside, with woodland, parkland, little streams and of course the eponymous (and massive) lake itself. I hadn't been back there for a fair while, so it was lovely to return and make use of it for Becky and Andy's pre-wedding shoot at the weekend.

This of course is all in preparation for the big day, which will be upon us in just a couple of weeks and is one which which I'm really looking forward to. A new venue for me, right up and across the other side of London at Islington Metalworks. A quirky enough venue anyway, I've got a feeling it's going to look absolutely incredible when they're Mexican-themed wedding hits it, and my poor cameras are no doubt going to take quite a pounding when there's a couple like this who are obviously such naturals in front of the camera! Happy days.

So all that's to come, but at least we have the pre-wedding shoot photos to keep us occupied in the meantime. Many thanks Becky & Andy - I had a fab time catching up with you both. See you very soon!

Black and white portraits of bride and groom separately and togetherVirginia Water Lake pre-wedding photo shootCouple together Individual photos of bride and groomVirginia Water Lake pre-wedding photo shootBride and groom colour portraits Colour photograph of bride and groom in sunshineVirginia Water Lake pre-wedding photo shootCouple colour portrait Leading lines from metal railings draw focus to the coupleVirginia Water Lake pre-wedding photo shootCouple walking away from camera The bride looks towards her fiance as they stand beside some old stones in the parkVirginia Water Lake pre-wedding photo shootBride and groom amongst ruins Engaged couple posed in front of waterfall at the edge of the lakeVirginia Water Lake pre-wedding photo shootCouple by the cascades Couple walking towards camera along a winding pathwayVirginia Water Lake pre-wedding photo shootBride and groom walking Couple stood alone in woodland in early Spring as green shoots and leaves start to appear on the branchesVirginia Water Lake pre-wedding photo shootBride and groom amongst trees Engagement Shoot couple stood in woodland amongst bluebells in early SpringVirginia Water Lake pre-wedding photo shootAmongst bluebells If you are currently planning your London wedding, or simply fancy an outdoor photoshoot with your partner now that Spring is finally upon us, and would like to know more about my photography packages and prices please feel free to contact me any time to discuss your plans and requirements. I'm only too happy to help however I can.

Hope you enjoyed the photos and, as ever, thanks for reading,

Stephen

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info@stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk (Stephen Duncan Photography - Winchester Wedding Photographer) Couple portraits Engagement photography Hampshire Wedding Photographer Pre-wedding photoshoot Virginia Water Lake Winchester Wedding Photographer http://www.stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk/blog/2016/4/a-spring-shoot-at-beautiful-virginia-water-lake Mon, 25 Apr 2016 20:48:17 GMT
A Rainy Pre-Wedding Shoot in the Woods http://www.stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk/blog/2016/4/a-rainy-pre-wedding-shoot-in-the-woods There's no such thing as bad weather, so they say - just inappropriate clothing. Happy days then when it turns out that your pre-wedding shoot couple are into the outdoors big time, and turn up dressed to handle pretty much anything nature could throw at them (and their dogs). As many of my past wedding couples will testify, I firmly believe that challenging weather can make for some fab photos, and as it turned out once we reached the spot Amelia & Aaron had suggested - by the old railway track in the woods outside Wickham - they were able to spend much of the shoot sheltered under a bridge while I worked the angles around them.

Wickham Hampshire pre-wedding photoshootBlack and white photo of couple under railway bridge Wickham Hampshire pre-wedding photoshootSoft focus couple with dog in foreground Wickham Hampshire pre-wedding photoshootColour portrait under bridge natural light Wickham Hampshire pre-wedding photoshootIndvidual and couple colour portrait Wickham Hampshire pre-wedding photoshoot Wickham Hampshire pre-wedding photoshootCouple walk along old railway line in southern Hampshire in Spring sunshine Wickham Hampshire pre-wedding photoshootEngagement shoot couple And just as a little cherry on the top, right at the end of the session we suddenly found ourselves bathed in sunshine and blue skies - a little reward for pressing on regardless. In all seriousness, the weather is of course one thing we can't control on a wedding day, but little shoots like this are a timely reminder (especially in April Shower season) that it can still be worked around, and indeed with. Now very much looking forward to a fantastic wedding on the south coast in a couple of weeks - stay tuned...

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info@stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk (Stephen Duncan Photography - Winchester Wedding Photographer) Engagement Photos Hampshire Wedding Photographer Pre-wedding shoot Wedding photography Winchester http://www.stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk/blog/2016/4/a-rainy-pre-wedding-shoot-in-the-woods Thu, 14 Apr 2016 10:57:25 GMT
Highcliffe Castle Wedding Preview - Nima & Craig http://www.stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk/blog/2016/3/highcliffe-castle-wedding-preview-nima-craig Wow, wow, wow! What a wedding, and what a fabulous couple Nima & Craig are. A mere thirteen years after getting together they tied the knot, and they did so in serious style! An absolutely gorgeous ceremony at the magnificence that is Highcliffe Castle down on the New Forest coastline, followed by quite possibly the party to end all parties at Sopley Mill, that wonderful exclusive wedding venue which I love so much near Christchurch, on the Hampshire / Dorset border.

So many photos to come from this fabulous day, but just a little taster for the moment while I work on the rest. Big kudos to our couple for braving the elements in the name of moody skies, and for generally just being as much fun and as lovely (and loved up) together as I could possibly hope for in a bride and groom! Hope you like these ones, and I really can't wait to share the full set.

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If you are currently planning your wedding at Highcliffe Castle or Sopley Mill and would like to know more about my wedding photography services, packages and prices, please don't hesitate to contact me to check availability and to ask me any questions you might have - I'm only too happy to help however I can.

Thanks for reading, and stay tuned for many more photos with a busy wedding season to come...

 

Stephen 

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info@stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk (Stephen Duncan Photography - Winchester Wedding Photographer) Hampshire wedding photographer Highcliffe Castle Highcliffe Castle wedding photography New Forest wedding photography Sopley Mill wedding http://www.stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk/blog/2016/3/highcliffe-castle-wedding-preview-nima-craig Sun, 27 Mar 2016 20:03:08 GMT
Glorious Rhinefield House - Caroline & Alex's New Forest Wedding http://www.stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk/blog/2016/3/glorious-rhinefield-house-caroline-alex-new-forest-wedding I absolutely love the New Forest. It was my playground growing up, and it always puts a spring in my step now when I return there with a camera. And return there I did, to one of its most beautiful spots right in the heart of the national park: the ornamental drive at Rhinefield - and more specifically Rhinefield House Hotel - home to Caroline & Alex for a wonderful autumn wedding full of dramatic skies and a sunset which pretty much defies description.

Photograph of side elevation of hotel surrounded by the trees of the New Forest near LyndhurstRhinefield House Hotel wedding photographyHotel exterior and grounds in New Forest Bridal prep in the stunning main suite at the hotel (and a very welcome opportunity to catch up with the hugely talented MUA Pamela Moss who just happened to be there doing the hair and make-up). I absolutely love this room - there's so much to play with photographically; so many lines and angles, and the view across the grounds from the large bay window is magnificent. The view today, it has to be said, happened to include some rather moody and dramatic skies. Little smatterings of rain would make an appearance on and off, but nothing which would impact on the day (other than to add even more drama to the photos, as you'll hopefully see a little further on into the blog). Caroline was serene and beautiful in the middle of it all as family members started to arrive (including our almost-too-cute flower girls who took up residence and positioned themselves perfectly at the window for a photo which really just made itself), and how about that dress...

Suite interior with dress hangingNew Forest wedding photography at Rhinefield HouseBridal preparation in suite Bride getting ready in bridal suiteNew Forest wedding photography at Rhinefield HouseBridal preparation in suite Hair and make up by Pamela Moss MUANew Forest wedding photography at Rhinefield HouseBridal preparation in suite The bride is helped into her wedding dressNew Forest wedding photography at Rhinefield HouseBridal preparation in suite Finishing touches are applied to the bride in her dress and the veil is addedNew Forest wedding photography at Rhinefield HouseBridal preparation in suite The ceremony took place in nearby Brockenhurst - a short and extremely pleasant drive along the forest back roads amongst the autumn colours. Really, the New Forest looks great at any time of year, but this particular part of it I believe is at its best at this time of year - a real riot of golds, oranges and reds. St Saviours is a lovely church on the outskirts of this famous Forest town, and Alex was there ready and waiting as I pulled up. We managed to take a few moments to capture some shots of him and his best man - also his brother - as guests started to arrive and take their seats, and Caroline wasn't far behind (in fact, I believe the car had to go off and do a little extra tour of Brockenhurst while the last few guests joined the congregation, so keen was she to get down the aisle!). The choir was in place, and as the organist piped up Caroline made her entrance on her father's arm, looking - it has to be said - absolutely stunning.

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One of the major attractions of Rhinefield House as a wedding venue is having the stunning banqueting hall for your wedding breakfast. This towering, wood-panelled room with its huge stone fireplace makes a wonderful impression, especially when viewed from on high up in the gallery (which is where I took the main group photo from on this occasion). It's beautiful enough on its own, but when it's laid out for a grand meal it really comes into its own. And as a bonus it then forms part of a suite, meaning that you and your guests are all in one place for the rest of the day, so you can kick back and celebrate in style.

Towards the end of the meal Caroline and Alex were also treated to the sight of me hurtling towards them with a big grin on my face, to tell them that I suspected there was just about to be a very serious sunset outside (I've become a bit of a connoisseur of these things over the years and I'd already tipped them off that I had a suspicion that I might be taking them outside for a moment or two. Lo and behold, as the remnants of some very brooding storm clouds swept away to the east a massive double rainbow burst through to our left, while over to our right the sky suddenly lit up like it was on fire. I've seen a few sunsets in my time, but this one really was something else. It just got better and better, more and more incredible, until finally - just as soon as it appeared - it was gone. The whole thing lasted perhaps a few minutes at most. But we got it. Oh yes, we most certainly got it!  Flower girls in hotel gardensNew Forest wedding at Rhinefield House HotelGuests, wedding breakfast and speeches Flower girl in front of wooden doorsRhinefield House New Forest weddingFlower girl portrait Guests in hotel suiteNew Forest wedding at Rhinefield House HotelGuests, wedding breakfast and speeches Room layout in dining hall for wedding mealNew Forest wedding at Rhinefield House HotelGuests, wedding breakfast and speeches Black and white images of table layouts in dining roomNew Forest wedding at Rhinefield House HotelGuests, wedding breakfast and speeches Black and white photos of guests at wedding receptionNew Forest wedding at Rhinefield House HotelGuests, wedding breakfast and speeches Guests in dining room as bride and groom are announced in New Forest wedding at Rhinefield House HotelGuests, wedding breakfast and speeches Bride and groom enter room at start of wedding breakfastNew Forest wedding at Rhinefield House HotelGuests, wedding breakfast and speeches Candid photos of wedding guestsNew Forest wedding at Rhinefield House HotelGuests, wedding breakfast and speeches Main hotel dining room during wedding mealNew Forest wedding at Rhinefield House HotelGuests, wedding breakfast and speeches Black and white photos of wedding speechesNew Forest wedding at Rhinefield House HotelGuests, wedding breakfast and speeches Wedding speechesNew Forest wedding at Rhinefield House HotelGuests, wedding breakfast and speeches Guest reactions during speechesNew Forest wedding at Rhinefield House HotelGuests, wedding breakfast and speeches Groom makes his speechNew Forest wedding at Rhinefield House HotelGuests, wedding breakfast and speeches Guests raise a glass to toast the bride and groomNew Forest wedding at Rhinefield House HotelGuests, wedding breakfast and speeches Couple portrait with sunset double rainbowNew Forest wedding at Rhinefield House HotelGuests, wedding breakfast and speeches Bride and groom sunset portraitNew Forest wedding at Rhinefield House HotelGuests, wedding breakfast and speeches Stunning autumn sunset in New Forest with bride and groomNew Forest wedding at Rhinefield House HotelGuests, wedding breakfast and speeches As day turned to night, the bride and groom cut the cake in the dining room before leading their guests through to the adjoining room to start the evening party off with the first dance. The first of many dances in fact - turns out Caroline & Alex's friends are a definite party crowd! So nice to see a dance floor rammed with people all the way through the night - this celebration most certainly had legs.

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The above photos are just a small selection from Caroline & Alex's day. Friends and family can view the full set in their private online gallery, but of course will need to ask them for the password first.
 
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If you are planning your New Forest wedding and are interested in finding out more about my coverage at Rhinefield House Hotel or any other of the many superb venues around and about, please don't hesitate to contact me to discuss availability and to talk about your plans - I'm only too happy to help however I can.
 
I hope you enjoyed looking through the images from this simply stunning Autumn wedding. Plenty more weddings to come, so do make sure you return to see what else I've been up to. Thanks, as ever, for reading.
 
 
Stephen
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info@stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk (Stephen Duncan Photography - Winchester Wedding Photographer) Autumn wedding Brockenhurst wedding Documentary Wedding Photography Hampshire Wedding Photographer New Forest wedding photographer Rhinefield House wedding photography St Saviours Church Brockenhurst Wedding photography winchester wedding sunset http://www.stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk/blog/2016/3/glorious-rhinefield-house-caroline-alex-new-forest-wedding Wed, 16 Mar 2016 17:58:27 GMT
A Winchester Pre-wedding Shoot with Nima & Craig http://www.stephen-duncan-photography.co.uk/blog/2016/3/a-winchester-pre-wedding-shoot-with-nima-craig A couple stood by trees in nature reserve in WInchesterWinchester pre-wedding shootCouple profile winnall moor The wedding season is fast approaching - hurrah! - and that means that pre-wedding shoot season is already upon us! The first signs of life are just beginning to make an appearance out in the countryside if you look closely enough: buds on bare branches, tiny green shoots and snowdrops poking through... Winnall Moor in Winchester provided the backdrop for Nima & Craig's shoot as it's an area I'm very familiar with and which I have watched and studied closely through all the seasons. I know that it has a wonderful wintry beauty which can match any vibrant green summery nature scene. 

This gorgeous couple have an absolute peach of a wedding lined up too: Highcliffe Castle, right down on the coast, and wonderful Sopley Mill. So two magnificent locations then, but I firmly believe that it's the people which make a wedding photo, and a quick glance at this little selection should tell you everything you need to know about what a wonderful match Nima & Craig are, and how happy and comfortable they were in front of the camera. So much fun from start to finish... I'm champing at the bit!

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Hope you enjoyed this little set and thanks, as ever, for reading. I've got so many incredible weddings lined up for this year I hardly know where to begin... roll on 2016, and brace yourself for many more blog posts (and more importantly, accompanying photos) to come!

Stephen

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