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      Last month Jo and I had the pleasure of photographing Clare and Dan’s wedding which was held in Christchurch, Dorset. It’s always refreshing to get out of London and this “destination wedding” meant that a trip to the south coast was in order. I have great memories of this particular part of England, spending 3 years studying Computer Animation at Bournemouth University. Ironically however, it was the first time I’d visited Christchurch but I really enjoyed exploring the harbour and taking in the wonderful sights and smells of the coast when I met Clare and Dan the week before the wedding. Clare and Dan had also travelled  to be there, but a slightly greater distance than myself- over 10,000 miles in fact! This is because they currently live in Australia but wanted to get married in Dan’s home town. There’s also another little link in the back story to this wedding; I went to the same school as Clare but we hadn’t seen each other in over 10 years; I’m not really a regular at the annual school re-union you see 🙂

      Clare and Dan were married at All Saints Church and held the reception at the delightful Christchurch Harbour Hotel literally over the road. Clare and Dan were great to work with and my thanks go to them both for asking me to photograph their special day. I hope your future together is filled with love and happiness. I also have to thank Jo my girlfriend and great second shooter for her help during the day! The photos in this post are a mixture of both our shots.

      So without further ado, on with the show….

       

       

       

       

       

      Once the groom’s party was ready, everyone headed off for a swift drink to calm the nerves at the local pub. Dan did very well practising his Iron Man pose for the competition he was entering a few days after the wedding.

       

       

       

       

       

       Once all the last bits of suit attire was in order, I made a quick dash back to the hotel to see how the bridal preparations were going.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Not much longer to wait…..

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

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