Hampshire Wedding Photographer – best of 2018!

Hampshire Wedding Photographer – best of 2018

O my goodness – how do I even begin to put into words how amazing 2018 has been?! First of all, the year FLEW by, I can’t believe I’m sat at my desk again contacting all of my lovely 2019 couples to book in their planning meetings when I was only here doing this for the 2018 guys 5 minutes ago. This year just seemed really easy, with gorgeous weather, gorgeous venues and even more gorgeous couples with big smiles and even bigger hearts. I’ve honestly loved this year so, so much.

I’ll never ever take for granted the trust my couples give to me with capturing their most awesome day – I know what a privilege and honour this is. You allow me to do something that makes me truly happy in a vocation that I love, so for that I thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

So to each and everyone of my fabulous 31 couples in 2018, THANK YOU, and the happiest of New Years. Ooh, and…can you spot you??

Love, Mia xx

If you’d like to chat to me about being your wedding photographer in 2019, 2020 or beyond, feel free to get in touch here.

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Marquee Wedding in Hampshire – Sarah & Dan

2015-04-19_0024As a Hampshire wedding photographer I love all types of weddings, from barns to hotels to village halls, but one of my absolute favourite types to shoot is a marquee wedding in a garden. When Sarah & Dan told me this was what they had planned for their day I just knew it would be fabulous. Sarah’s parents hosted the marquee wedding in their beautiful and large garden in Hampshire – the perfect setting for such a special day. Sarah’s Dad mentioned during the speeches later in the day that Sarah’s Mum and him had always dreamed that one day Sarah would get married in the little church down the road and then celebrate her marriage back at their house.

When I arrived in the morning I got busy capturing everyone getting ready for the day ahead. Whilst Sarah and her bridesmaids put their make up on upstairs Vanilla Catering busied themselves with the preparation of the food and drinks as the final touches of decor were being put in the marquee. The patio outside was lined with spring flowers and the side of the house covered in bright and colourful bunting; there was no mistaking a fabulous party was about to take place!

I met Dan at St Leonard’s Church in Burseldon, Hampshire, just down the road where he was nervously greeting guests and welcoming friends and family. The church was small but beautifully decorated in flowers and had even covered the window ledges with daffodils reminding everyone that spring had definitely begun.

After a very heartfelt service held by the lovely and welcoming vicar, Sarah & Dan left the church under an archway if oars – a nod to the fact they met each other at rowing club all that time ago. They were then met with a sea of confetti before jumping into the vintage car which had been hired for them as a total surprise. On the way back to the marquee, we stopped off at a few pretty locations for some photos, giving us a great opportunity to snap away from the crowd and to also help let the day sink in for Sarah & Dan. Once back at the marquee, friends and family chatted over the canapes whilst we took a handful of family pictures.

Once inside the marquee, everyone enjoyed an amazing 3 course meal, which my second photographer Dan and I were lucky enough to also indulge in. I couldn’t resist taking pictures of it, it was so pretty! Some wonderful speeches ensured with some very funny moments before everyone danced the night away in front of the brilliant band. As marquee weddings go this was definitely one of my favourites! Thank you so much for having me there, I loved every minute.

If you’d like to get in touch to discuss your marquee wedding or any other type for that matter, feel free to drop me an email here.

 

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Careys Manor, New Forest Hampshire – Rich & Sarah

We have had such a lovely warm summer in Hampshire this year and Sarah & Rich’s wedding day at the glorious Carys Manor in the New Forest was no exception.

Earlier this year Sarah, Rich and I got together for a rather lovely engagement shoot at the beautiful beach near where Sarah grew up. If you’d like to see our beach fun, it’s here.

To start off the wedding day preparations I met Sarah, and her lovely new sister-in-law who was also her bridesmaid, at the Baker Street salon near the New Forest. Rich asked one of his brothers to be his best man too, keeping all the bridal party close and in the family.

Sarah and her Dad arrived at Careys Manor in a blue retro Camper Van; a cool theme which they continued throughout the day and with cute Camper Van favours. Careys Manor isn’t too keen on guests throwing confetti, so Sarah & Rich decided to have their friends and family blow bubbles for them as they walked down the aisle and came outside, which worked really well and the kids loved it!

After the ceremony me, the videographer Matt and the happy newlyweds nipped into the New Forest and took advantage of the summer storm that was brewing in the sky behind us to get some dramatic photographs taken.

We got back to Careys Manor before the storm and took in some lovely and funny speeches followed by a party and music for all to dance the night away to.

Thank you for having me guys, I’ve absolutely loved getting to know you both.

Thanks you too to Clare West for doing an amazing job of second shooting for me on the day.

x

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