Category archives: Wedding tips and trends

The Wedding Industry awards regional finalist 2017

The Wedding Industry awards regional finalist 2017
Wow, opening my emails on Tuesday morning I did not expect to see this - 'Congratulations you are a Wedding Industry Awards regional finalist for London and the South East'. Overwhelmed to say the least. Becoming a regional finalist for The Wedding Industry Awards for the third year in a row is an incredible feat. Not only do you get this cool badge - but it[...]

Rhinefield House wedding photography – Lydia & Pete

Rhinefield House wedding photography - Lydia & Pete
It is not very often that during May we have torrential rain all day however the heaven's opened for Lydia and Pete's wedding day but that did not effect their spirits or the gorgeous Rhinefield House wedding photography that we achieved. As a Hampshire wedding photographer you have to be prepared for every eventuality. Come rain or shine you have to produce imagery t[...]

Wedding tips ~ 5 top tips for stunning wedding photographs

Wedding tips ~ 5 top tips for stunning wedding photographs
Today is something a little different on the blog and it is a post I have been planning for quite a while. As I am now in the build up to the coming wedding season I thought it would be helpful to give you some handy wedding tips and shed a little light into how to get simple, yet stunning wedding photographs on your special day. For me, being a documentary wedding[...]

Why I love this photograph ~ ‘Happiness’

Why I love this photograph ~ 'Happiness'
Documentary wedding photography is about capturing the moment, moments that comes and go in an instant, and recording them so that the viewers of the photographs can relive the moment again and again. With good documentary wedding photography a simple photograph will bring back all of the emotions and atmosphere of the wedding day just by looking at it - A very good p[...]

Why I love this photograph ~ ‘Our Little Family’

Why I love this photograph ~ 'Our Little Family'
  For me, as a documentary wedding photographer, this photograph is perfection. It was taken during the Best Man's speech as he commented how beautiful the Bridesmaids looked and in particular the Bride and Groom's little girl - Mia. As the whole Grand Hall applauded Mia turned and snuggled into the safety of her daddy's arms with her mum looking on, beaming w[...]

Wedding Photography – 2015 gone in the blink of an eye

Wedding Photography - 2015 gone in the blink of an eye
2015. 1 year. 8,760 hours. 525,600 minutes. 31,536,000 seconds. 31 weddings. 13,923 images. Gone in the blink of an eye. Wow where has the past year gone? It's been a blast with so many exceptional memories and spending time with some incredible people. I have loved every hour, minute and second of this year and feel very pleased with what has been achieved.[...]

Stunning wedding venues in Hampshire

Stunning wedding venues in Hampshire
Finding your ideal wedding venue can be so tough!! The options are endless but there is definitely something for every Bride and Groom on their wedding day. Being a wedding photographer based in the beautiful South East region of Hampshire I am blessed with working at some beautiful wedding venues. From manor houses to converted barns there is something for every Brid[...]

Martin Bell Photography recommends – Hampshire wedding dresses by Brides of Winchester Bridal Boutique

Martin Bell Photography recommends - Hampshire wedding dresses by Brides of Winchester Bridal Boutique
Brides of Winchester - ran by the lovely Laura Ward - is an exquisite Bridal boutique in Winchester city centre. It contains an array of beautiful wedding dresses all of which are sourced from British designers. Any and all styles are catered for and the service is second to none. As you walk into this beautiful bridal boutique you are spoilt for choice with row upon [...]

Martin Bell Photography recommends – Hampshire wedding flowers by Exclusively Weddings

Martin Bell Photography recommends - Hampshire wedding flowers by Exclusively Weddings
What can I say about Lynda Robson from Exclusively Weddings?? She is amazing, friendly, a perfectionist and a true genius in wedding and event floristry. She started her floristry career over thirty years ago and in 2000 established 'Exclusively Weddings' to focus on wedding and function flowers. With her dedication and flair for design, she has earned an enviable rep[...]

The Bridal Ballet – An inspiration photo shoot inspired by the elegance and grace of ballet

The Bridal Ballet - An inspiration photo shoot inspired by the elegance and grace of ballet
As a wedding photographer it is always a pleasure to work with local suppliers on inspiration photo shoots and so when Natasha Wiggins of NW-Makeup contacted me on Twitter about carrying out a Bridal shoot my creative juices started to flow like crazy. Being an ex ballet dancer myself I thought that bringing ballet into the area of weddings would be a perfect combinat[...]

10 top tips to finding your perfect wedding photographer

10 top tips to finding your perfect wedding photographer
As a newly engaged couple it can be a tad overwhelming with the amount of choice for your wedding photographer. It seems every man and his dog claims to be able to photograph weddings however when you do sit down with a nice cup of tea or glass of vino to find for your 'perfect' wedding photographer I believe there is a checklist to go through to make sure you are bot[...]

Top 3 questions to ask your wedding photographer

Top 3 questions to ask your wedding photographer
As a professional wedding photographer I am frequently asked by couples very similar questions. I thought it would be beneficial to let you see the top three questions asked so you may be fuelled with some knowledge before you embark on a wedding consultation with your chosen wedding photographer. 1. What makes you different to another photographer? This is a gr[...]