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SUCH at Old Thorns Manor Hotel

Hello you beautiful ones on a beautiful morning sat here in the Captain’s Chair taking a rather expeditious break from this stockpile of wedding edits and album designs to bring you a request for images we’ve shot recently at one of our favourite venues, the ever-awesome Old Thorns. We’ve had a few of these lately after a veritably hustling wedding show there last Sunday where Sarah and I chatted to many new couples (and bumped into current clients also, which is always kool!) and got a few on-board with us too already; Old Thorns will be getting visited by us even more in 2018/19!!

So anyway, onto this Such at Old Thorns Manor Hotel request, yeah, we’ve had a few couple’s request to see examples of what we shoot up there, so I figured (in my expeditious way) the quickest and easiest course, was to throw a few together into a blog and ping a link. So, yeah, have some of this… 🙂

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Another amazing wedding show at Old Thorns

Yesterday saw us rock another amazing wedding show at Old Thorns #secondhome with it being the biggest one yet- 80 exhibitors and 1000 brides through the door!!!!  Crazy times!!!!

We had current clients rock up and say hi also as they continued their journey of wedding planning, and a couple of friends surprise hi as they check out Old Thorns as their wedding venue; always lovely to see and say hi again.

Cuppa is calling and I have a stack of emails to ping out now… I’ll try harder next time to write something worth reading- this one is proper sh*t 🙂

Hello again Old Thorns

Oh hello again Old Thorns, you are such the #secondhome to us, but it’s OK, we totally dig shooting you!

Phew.. back to #teamwork shooting with Sarah again for Saturday’s wedding of James and Emma up at our fave Old Thorns- another chilled one as they were both up there, so no crazy driving needed by me to cover 2x prep. locations… “relax Such, no logistics to sweat over!”

It did absolutely p*ss down with rain most of the day but they were a kool couple who worked with us and even bought wellies to tromp about outside and we always carry umbrellas so all was groovy. We nailed it… of course! That’s because we know what we’re doing and are #weddingexperts, so no panicking by us as we’re the absolute b*****ks and we damn well know what we’re doing.

Did I mention how f***ing awesome we are and how calm and collected we are when faced with photographic obstacles? No? Well, we are f***ing awesome… 🙂

P.S. I only profane here at CSiHQ and not at a wedding, I’ve already told ya we’re complete professionals at this shizzle…

P.P.S. Usual follow up ‘proper’ blog will appear soon with accompanying imagery.. 10-4

 

Back to Skylark again for another wedding

Back to Skylark again for another wedding and another solo shoot by me on Saturday, third time this year!!!!!  One has gotten v.much used to having Sarah shooting alongside me, we make a great team, so it’s odd when I solo shoot these days, but once I get stuck in I just power through and the before I know it, the day is over for me, 12hrs have past and I’m bloody knackered!

Saturday saw me shoot Simon & Anna’s wedding day at Skylark and it was such a chilled day! Bridal preps started later than usual, Groomsman preps were not required and formals required only a handful of shots- the rest was relaxed and easy going memories of the day… nice… I’ll obviously follow up with a proper blog with captured images, but the kettle is calling me and I have a stack of admin. to do so adios for now and catch ya later… 🙂

Another fantastic wedding day at Old Thorns again

Another sweaty fantastic wedding day at Old Thorns again last weekend, full of sweat fun and laughs and most excellent images captured for Lewis & Becky among the myriad of sweaty awesome memories we captured whilst sweating smiling with them. I’ve tried a couple of new ideas lately and nailed them both, so looking forward to trying them out again at tomorrow’s wedding at Skylark

The transitions between church and Old Thorns at the weekend was air-con heaven as the rest of the day was a full-on sweat-fest… have I mentioned sweating all day? A two shirt sweat-fest? Well it was!

A fantastic day none-the-less and a proper blog will follow soon with some kool imagery. At least you won’t be able to see my ridiculous sweating!!

Right, I best go charge the batteries and sort the kit out ready for tomorrow’s wedding. And have another coffee. TTFN…  🙂

It’s the truth, we do put in way more effort than any other photographer we know!

Is it just me that feels wiped out on a Monday? Weddings never used to wear me out like this, I put it down to the warm weather!

Friday’s wedding was a blast and a standard loooooong day for us, so maybe it’s how much effort and concentration we put into our full days that is the cause of me being so wiped out after. Hand on heart, we put in way more effort than any other photographers we know- we seriously do! More effort with our clients and their guests to keep them relaxed and not make the photography a chore (even the formals!) and we put in longer days too than the rest of them, it all adds up y’know and it’s not easy but this is what makes us unique to the others. I really should shout more about this but I’m never one to self-promote like that, we’ll let out testimonials/recommendations do the talking.

There’ll be a future blog arriving soon with some kool imagery from Friday’s wedding, so that’s it for today as I’m in dire need for caffeine so off to pop the kettle on… TTFN 🙂 x

A lil’crotch-pot cooking…

F**k me Saturday’s wedding was warm!!! We melted. It was warm. It was hotter than the sun it seemed. We had a lil’bit of crotch-pot cooking going on. We drank and sweated our body weights in/out/fluids. Sweated. Melted. Squinted. Sweated some more, and finally at 11pm we drove home with air-con at full blast.

Holy sh*tballs it was bright & sunny & hot!

A totally fab day though shooting Joe & Lucy’s wedding at Ufton Court– an amazing new venue for us to shoot at and looking forward to sharing their Collection in a future blog…

May the Force be with you

May the Force be with you? Yes it was on Saturday… Force 10 gale winds!! The reference was to Luke & Jennie’s subtle wedding theme on Saturday; a touch of Star Wars. Although the Best Man James must’ve ignored the memo, as he was rocking Star Trek for the day.. anyway, more of that when I come to write their blog properly. For now, it was windy down on Southsea seafront… f.ing windy!

So that was fun!

Right best catch up quick on some gardening as have clients at HQ this week and it looks like a scene from Jumanji out there, like seriously, rain, sunshine, rain, sunshine, 10ft grass in two weeks, ffs, there a stack of editing and admin. to sort out and I’m doing bloody gardening. Where’s a Mexican when you need one…

“it’s like a jungle sometimes, it makes me wonder, how I keep from going under… a-huh etc”

This.. must.. be.. the.. sh*test.. blog.. post.. I.. have.. even.. ‘penned’.. even.. by.. my.. blog.. standards! Caffeine.

 

Monday, Monday, can’t trust that day

So in the words of The Mamas and the Papas, “Monday, Monday, can’t trust that day” (you know you just sung those words!) it’s frickin’ raining on a Bank Holiday Monday! Oh well, we find ourselves working anyway as we spent all day shooting a fabulous wedding at Old Thorns (again!) on Saturday and Sunday doing a spot of DIY in between the rain as we needed a well earned day off after a rather late finish on Saturday!

Weddings man, I love ’em and all that, but f**k me they tire me out! I’m not complaining by the way, this is one of those smiley-faced mini-rants, I often tangenate off on. I put so much thought and energy into a wedding, so much of myself into the day- quite often unnoticeably, as I’m thinking 5 steps ahead with various options as weddings have to be fluid if you want them to be fun for the couple and their guests; no standard sh*t with us! It’s exhausting man…

They are fun though, and that’s why I’m still doing them after all these years and all those different weddings, those fab couples, the v.rare days that knock you back and make you question your choices, the weather, oh man the weather… but yeah I’m still shooting them, still pushing forward, still evolving, still learning, ever onward and upward I say.

Cuppa time methinks, I need a hit of caffeine for the next job on my Monday list. Cutting a bit short, but I’ve just seen the time and I have a stack of admin. stuff to nail today, so TTFN 🙂 x

Holy wowzers, what a weekend hashtag frazzled!

I’m frazzled today, we’re frazzled today; today is a day off to recover from being frazzled, after an exceptionally frazzling weekend. So yes, very much a, “holy wowzers, what a weekend!” indeed and the hashtag frazzled comment has been earned #frazzled.

I’m going to keep this short’n’sweet (like my ‘lighting girl’ lol) as no amount of caffeine is going to help today!

So why are we so frazzled today you ask? Well, let me give you the run down…

Saturday was our largest wedding of this year; 176 day guest up at Old Thorns with an early start and a late finish, throw in some rain forecasting and hey presto, a tiring day for us. A fab day, but a tricky and tiring one none-the-less. Follow that with an early start on the Sunday for a new (well, a new old one I should say) PMN wedding show at Goodwood Racecourse with lots of happy chatting and, BOOM, a v.tired Such trying to write my Monday blog. Trying? Struggling more like!

Y’know what? I’m going to give up today with this work malarkey, I need a cuppa and feeding… over and out 🙂 x