Happy New Year, It’s great to be back after our Christmas holiday to New York. What a wonderful city, it was our first time to the States and we stayed in an apartment in Manhattan. We were there for two weeks and it’s taken nearly two weeks to get over the ‘jet lag’.
I hear the weather wasn’t too good here in Andover but we only had one afternoon of rain with most days plenty of sunshine although a little cold at times.
I was in my element taking photographs where ever we went and I’m very happy with the results. Here are a few of my favourites if you are interested:
The Wedding of Terry and Hazel Sleight – 25th November 2011
Fanhams Hall is a fabulous location for a wedding, albiet a couple of hours drive away. As it is motorway all the way we decided to travel up the day before just so we didn’t get held up and stressed on the morning of the wedding. Just as well as there were three major accidents on the M25. It was lovely to spend some time with Hazel and her family the night before the wedding in the hotel bar.
The following morning was a clear blue sky although a little on the chilly side. After breakfast we did a quick recky around the grounds (even though I had met the couple at Fanhams Hall a few weeks before). to confirm our plan. We all had a bit of a surprise right after the ceremony as a large horse and owner had suddenly appeared in the courtyard. The horse, called Fly, was until recently owned by Hazel and her family so this was a wonderful surprise for Hazel and got a little emotional.
We arranged the required family shots fairly quickly as it was rather chilly so that the wedding guests could get back indoors to enjoy their drinks, meanwhile it was a leisurely wall around the lovely gardens of Fanhams Hall where it was very mild and we got some lovely pictures.
We then covered the speeches after the wedding breakfast and then some of my trademark moody images around the staircase and bridal suite. After the cutting of the cake and the first dance it was back in the car for leisurely drive home.
I have put together a little movie of some of my favourites.
I have a few voucher tins left over from the weekend craft events and anyone who has ‘Liked’ us on Facebook can still purchase a voucher worth £125 for just £25 – that will at least give you a portrait session plus an 8×10 print – bargain. Just give me a call with your card details and you could be the proud owner of one of our last remaining gift voucher gift tins.
It promised to be a lovely autumn day just before the clocks went back and we weren’t disappointed. It was quite mild as the hazy sunshine broke through the clouds. The wedding took place in a sleepy village called Charlton near Swindon in the middle of the Wiltshire countryside.
A few family photographs were taken at the church (Hannah and Joe didn’t want lots of family groups) and then it was off to Cricklade House Hotel just 15 minutes down the road for drinks and nibbles. The grounds are lovely with great views over the Wiltshire countryside so despite a little bit of drizzle we managed to have some fun in the garden and to capture some great images.
“Hannah and Joe, we had a great time time with you and thank you for putting in the time to enable us to create these lovely images – congratulations on your marriage.”