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It’s been a while since you heard from our beautiful faces but we assure you we are still here! We are working really hard on early year weddings, pre-wedding shoots, album designs, pregnancy and newborn shoots! Theres a lot in this wonderful world that needs some magical documentation and we have been shooting our little bums off to make sure we deliver to our wonderful clients! Check our Facebook page to see regular updates!
Its a very short and sweet one from us at HQ today but we wanted to share a favourite image or two from the recent wedding of Carolyn and Alan in Portsmouth. We had a fantastic day with no snow and just a hint of beautiful light to compliment our couple, it was a fantastic day and we hope this sneak peak will show how lovely it was!
Lots of love to our couple and thanks to amazing Hayley, my partner in crime for the day!
Happy new year, friends! We hope you had a festive Christmas time and got to relax with friends and family. We had a little time off with la famille and welcomed in the new year with a drink in hand and a smile on our faces! We are just so excited for the next year of shoots and weddings and even 2014 is shaping up to be a fantastic year of travel and camera clicking.
The gorgeous Kat and James were married just before christmas on the most beautiful of sunny days. I adore this couple, so in love and so happy to be expecting their first child. The wedding was just wonderful and so lovely to be a part of!
We wanted to share some of their gorge piccies and give you a taster of the fun we had shooting on their day!
The biggest of congratulations to such a lovely couple – can’t wait to meet little one and so glad that you love your photos, thank you guys for choosing us xx
Thank you to the fantastic staff at the Christchurch Harbour Hotel for their amazing organisation and friendliness!
You are lucky people – two posts in one week – i’m on fire! Special treat today – we have a stunning couples shoot that I wanted to share with you all!
I was so excited to meet up with the lovely Chantal and Rory last week who are getting married this coming saturday in beautiful Wimborne Minster! We took some pre-wedding photos to get them used to the camera and how I work – relaxed and fun. It’s always a good idea to scout round our venues and get a feel for them (Wimborne Minster is jaw dropping of course!) and great to have a chat with our couple to work out our plan of attack for the big day!
How photogenic is Chantal! I think you will agree she will be a gorgeous bride! And what an affectionate groom-to-be we have… SO looking forward to photographing Chantal and Rory’s winter wedding and can’t wait to show all of you the photo’s xx
What a cracking couple
Hayley and Jon… What can I say… Two fantastic people, two of my favourite venues, and two very happy photographers… we had a great time at the recent wedding of Hayley and Jon. Held at Christchurch Priory and Highcliffe Castle on a beautiful summers day, we had gorgeous weather and a day full of happiness and smiling faces!
We just wanted to post a little selection of some of the cracking photos from the big day, to give you a little insight into the fabulousness that was! A big well done to Hayley for doing so well despite getting ill the day before the big day – you were a trooper! And fab speech Jon, we were both shooting in hysterics as you may have seen!
We hearted your wedding so here they are… Enjoy friends! x
I think this shot just captures how special this moment was to our couple…
Thank you both and congratulations xx
These two wonderful people were brought together by fate and are such a hoot I can’t even tell you… The lovely Linda and Paul got hitched at The Langtry Manor in Bournemouth in front of their awesome friends and family (a lively bunch to say the least!) The boys enjoyed a pint before heading to the venue and the girls had a morning of pampering and girlyness with our fave make up and hair princesses Zoe and Vanessa from Soda Salons Bournemouth. The weather was on our side for an outdoor ceremony and we headed down to Bournemouth beach for some couple shots where the sun even joined us for a little while, lucky us!
I always say that speeches are my favourite time of a wedding day, and Linda and Paul’s wedding was no exception, I was laughing out loud for the majority! Awesome fun listening to stories and lovely words. Then for the dancing… ohh the dancing. We leave you with some of my fave shots – hundreds more of course but these stand out as being a little different or just completely catching the essence of such a great day. Paul’s daughter Jess looking beautiful and so grown up and of course, that incredible smile of Linda walking down the aisle, stunning.
I remember meeting these guys at a wedding fair a long time ago and was so glad I did, such a great couple. Plus a cake of cheese at the end. What more could you possibly want! Enjoy friends.. x
Congratulations guys xx
It’s rather busy with us at Samantha Davis Photography, but we just HAD to share this wedding with you! We recently had the utmost pleasure in shooting at the beautiful Parley Manor, Christchurch for the most wonderful couple. These guys are so much fun, so happy and so in love! I’ve been lucky enough to shoot Charlene and Davy for a couples shoot, a family shoot and now I have been lucky enough to shoot their big day, and my oh my what a pleasure it was.
Wonderful and welcoming family and friends looked after myself and Toby and we really had such a good time shooting, i’m so pleased with the shots and it really was a hard task trying to show you just a selection of shots for the feel of such a great day. What you will notice is the father of the bride’s brilliant sense of humour shining through with his note on the back of his suit jacket after the ceremony (see below!), you’ll see just how stunning Char looked in her dress and and her beaming smile ALL day long, plus you will see the party getting started with those crazy boys doing crazy shots with lime wedges to the eye (don’t even ask!!) All in all though, I hope you see the happiness and love that is just absolutely everywhere in this wedding. It was a perfect day.
We have the proposal story to share with you from Davy our groom,
“Char and I were together 6 years before I proposed after meeting at our local pub on new years eve. I took Char to Ocean Palace which is her favourite restaurant, before taking her for a walk along the cliff top. I thought she’d twig something was going on if I asked for a walk along the beach so I made up the story that I wanted to go down to see if we could see the Northern lights, I couldn’t think of anything else but luckily she bought it. After a few minutes walk we stopped to look out on the ocean, as I stood behind her and wrapped my arms around her shoulders I showed off her engagement ring, as she realised what it was she turned around, at which point I got down on one knee and proposed, she was giggling so much but managed to squeeze out a faint ‘yes’.”
Thank you for choosing us as your photographers and we hope you love this small selection of your day! Enjoy friends.. xx
The bride’s father…
And those crazy shots..!
The couple would also like to mention some of their suppliers…
The venue – The stunning Parley Manor
The dress – Pascali
The cake – Miss Ingredient
The suits – Aquarius
The whirlwind of wedding season is truly upon us and we are proud to announce that we now have a new office space in Westbourne, Bournemouth! We are available for evening consultations and appointments and can even offer a cuppa and a blueberry puff to accompany our chats so feel free to contact us if you want to come down!
Last week was the fabulous wedding of Becky and Stu – at the very glamourous Italian Villa within Compton Acres in Poole. What a venue! It’s just so beautiful! It was a seriously gorgeous day, with lots of laughs and a couple very much in love (who got to enjoy an incredible honeymoon in Thailand. Not jealous at all. Right!)
We share with you the proposal in Becky’s words. Thank you all for making us feel so welcome on the big day and cutting some awesome shapes on the dancefloor! We had a great time shooting and hope you love this small selection of your fab photos…
“Stu proposed in September 2010 after 4 and a half years of being together! We went to Majorca and towards the end of the holiday we went to an amazing cocktail bar on the beach followed by a posh restaurant where he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him! After a few celebratory drinks we phoned home to tell everyone the exciting news. My parents had been eagerly awaiting this call from the moment we left as stu had done the gentlemanly thing and asked my dads permission! I knew it was going to happen at some point but didn’t expect it on our holiday and definately not that night! I found out he was planning a romantic walk down the beach but we were not so lucky with the weather on this holiday, bit I wouldn’t change it, it was perfect (and so was the ring) !! As soon as we got back planning begun and now after 6 years we are finally Mr & Mrs Cross!”
Please feel free to offer your congratulations to the happy couple by leaving a comment…
Dress- Mon Cherie
Flowers- Maria at Simply Flower
Cake- Becky’s lovely mum!
Suits- Well Groomed
Evening band- BB3
Whilst soaking up the blissful weather recently, we had the pleasure of photographing at the beautiful Parley Manor in Bournemouth Dorset for the wedding of lovely Kat and Dan. Surrounded by their closest friends and family they celebrated their marriage on the warmest of days and treated guests to some Purbeck Ice Cream in the incredible gardens of the venue during their drinks reception!
Kat says in her own words just how lovely her proposal was, these guys have been together for 14 years! Congratulations to a wonderful couple, we hope you enjoy your selection here and can see just what we saw – a lot of love and a lot of smiles all day long – xx
“We met in 1996 at University at karate club, we started seeing each other in 1998 after some persuasion from my good friend Emma Brown who was one of the bridesmaids! On Christmas day 2010 we were unwrapping our presents at home in Southampton before driving up to Manchester to see Dan’s family. Dan said he had one more present for me – just a stocking filler but he had to go get it. It was a squashy package, like a small cushion. As I unwrapped the outer layer of paper I had turned it over to see a transparent air pocket with ribbon tied around it and I didn’t understand what it was. Dan then had to turn it over to show me a beautiful ring and then got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. It was such a lovely surprise and after a few tears and hugs he said that he’d quite like an answer – which of course was yes. Then off we went to share the good news and begin the planning! ”
Happy Jubilee weekend everyone! Hope the pimms is in full flow! We had the utmost pleasure of photographing the fantastic wedding of Niki and Andrew last weekend. The weather couldn’t have been better, beautiful blue skies and what must have been the hottest day of the year so far! The impressive Christchurch Priory and Haven Hotel in Sandbanks were home to the celebrations for the day, and a very fun and lively bunch of guests made our job easy with the biggest welcome to the bride and groom for their wedding breakfast that I can safely say I’ve ever seen! The legend that is Brian Cox looked after proceedings as our toastmaster and we were lucky enough to enjoy a beautiful sunset for pictures after the speeches. Awesome dancing too as you’ll see!
Niki tells us about the proposal…
“ Andy took me to Dubai as my 30th birthday gift. He took us to the Burj Al Arab for afternoon tea, and after the cakes he popped to the toilet – at the very time the restaurant decided to present my birthday cake – so with the pianist playing happy birthday and the whole restaurant singing for me – Andy returned to the table after a few minutes to find me holding a red rose, a cake with the candles blown out and very red Niki as I sat there on my own being serenaded by the other guests. Then we went outside and in the sweltering heat Andy got down on one knee and proposed to me…I was so shocked I had to ask him to do it again so that I could remember every second! ”
Here’s a little taster of the big day.. we had a blast guys hope you love them xx
… The work of the best men…
… and the finale! (such a poser!)
It’s a wonderful wedding season – 2012 is already a fab year my friends! We were lucky enough to photograph the wedding of Ellen and Lee last week, with the loveliest, most warmest family and friends treating us as though we were family too. It was a great day and I thoroughly enjoyed shooting with these lovelies. Ellen and Lee were complete troopers donning the wellies to shoot at a cracker of a location at The National Trust owned bluebell woods near our venue – once a year the whole wood blooms into a burst of vibrant colour and looks like a blue magic carpet. Some things are just worth the effort as you’ll see… we include the lovely proposal story as told by mum Gina…
“On their 1st anniversary of going out together Lee booked a resturant and managed to put the ring in Ellen’s glass of champagne when she wasn’t looking! She was obviously overjoyed when she saw the ring – luckily before she took her drink….. Lee did ask our permission to ask Ellen before they left for the meal which was lovely too.”
Enjoy friends, hope you love them xx