Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Elinor & Alastair's Wedding

Rain...Bring it on

After spending the last week following the BBC weather channel we finally reside ourselves to the fact that today's wedding could be a damp one. This of course was no problem for Elinor & Alastair.

From the off it was clear that rain or shine this was going to be a great day.
I covered the girls while Dave met the guys at the church.

The morning went smoothly with Elinor being incredibly organised  (hiding her beautiful wedding dress away from prying eyes until the last minute)good skills.

The wedding ceremony was fabulous with both Elinor & Alistair looking amazing in their dapper gear.

The ceremony was followed with Dave and I photographing the couple on the Church's spiral staircase, (apparently never been done before) probably due to health & Safety .. but we were in the company of Alastair and his colleagues (Paras) and myself an ex firefighter so I was confident we had it covered. 

Next we were off to the Hamble to photograph the couple by the quay and personally I think the rain helped as the couple looked awesome with the umbrella and Elinor in her super cool bridal wellies.

We arrived at the reception and the couple were greeted by the guests and  had a well deserved break. The speeches were great, full of humour and emotion. we were also treated to several embarrassing photos of Alastair's younger days,  (the soldiers outfit was a particular favourite).

The first dance was followed by more dancing and of course the evening buffet ( the bacon rolls were great).
It was a pleasure to photograph Elinor & Alastair and we both wish you well with your future.

Meanwhile here are a few shots of the day

Seb & Dave X


Thursday, 24 April 2014

Gary Barlow Tour 2014

Gary Barlow & Eliza Doolittle Bournemouth BIC.

I have always had a great respect for Gary Barlow, one of the most famous musicians in the world with oodles of hits yet still manages to remain a down to earth guy, so I was really looking forward to covering the last night of his "Since I saw you last" tour at Bournemouth BIC for

The tour had been a sell out and this gig was no exception. A full sell out with 3 rows of VIP seats covering where the pit usually is. So for today's gig its a soundboard shoot. For those who don't know what that means, basically you shoot from the mixing desk at the back of the venue. this is usually a bit of a pain but the lighting was that good that it wasn't a problem.

First up was Eliza Doolittle, entering the stage in a blue light and looking totally stunning. running through a great set of her popular songs and the crowd loving every bit of it. she was great to photograph and even though I was at the back of the room I managed to get a few nice images.

After a short interval Gary Barlow emerges from a lazer covered stage and bangs straight into Since I saw you last ... All I can say is WOW... What a show .. in fact I was totally speechless to how amazing he is live. note perfect and oozing confidence I now realise why this guy is so famous. hats off to him and 10 out of 10 for an awesome show. 

Top man Mr Barlow I have been enlightened :)

full set of Images from the night can be found here..

Seb X