Back to Voewood on Monday for a portrait shoot with Matt & Katie, we had booked Voewood for the shoot as the forecast looked a bit dodgy but it ended up being a lovely sunny morning so we made use of the grounds too…
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It was the perfect winter wedding at the mighty Voewood last weekend – the snow fell during the ceremony, real open fires burned in every room and some classic Norfolk food was served including Brancaster Oysters and some incredible smoked haddock fishcakes, all in the unique atmosphere that is Voewood.
Martin and Sarah were both suffering from a bout of the flu (another hazard of the winter wedding I guess!) but you wouldn’t know it, they partied with the best of them.
You can’t wear shoes like this and expect me not to zoom in on them!
Below, Martin’s reaction as he sees his beautiful bride for the first time (for the first time that day of course, not the first time ever, that would be ridiculous, this isn’t Blind Date you know).
…and as they said their vows the snow began to fall
Brancaster Oysters at their finest, sure beats a cheese & pineapple hedgehog!
..meanwhile the snow continued to fall and the wedding guests took turns in ‘keying’ Martin’s Porsche 911
I always manage to bring out the worst in children!
For the full gallery of shots from Martin & Sarah’s wedding click here, although Martin has asked that I password-protect the gallery until they’ve had a chance to see them first but I’m hoping that in a week or so we should be able to remove the password so everyone can access them. Alternatively give Martin a call and see if he’ll tell you the password!
Awoke on Sunday to a good covering of snow and a fair bit more fell over the course of the morning. I grabbed a few shots down at the lifeboat – it’s not often you actually see the snow settling on the beach as the salt usually melts it pretty sharpish but there was plenty there on Sunday.
After Lifeboat exercise it was then time to face the barrage of snowballs as I returned home and was attacked by William & Charlie, I think we managed to cover all bases – snowballing, snowman, sledging, snow angels, snow down daddy’s neck, snow down the back of daddy’s trousers, snow in daddy’s ears..etc, etc!
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Firstly apologies for all of the unanswered emails from last week – I’ve been away on the RNLI Inshore Lifeboat Helm course at the superb Lifeboat College at Poole.
It was an amazing week, loads of boat-time, exercises with the larger all weather lifeboats, helicopters, met some great people and returned home thoroughly exhausted.
(I should probably point out that the montage of shots below weren’t all taken by me and they were all taken on little point and shoot cameras so they aren’t representative of my professional work – for that keep scrolling!)
A special thank you must go to our boats’ trainer – Elliott Herbert, actually Lord Herbert but that’s another story, Elliott has the personality which really brings out the best in people, a superb sense of humour and the ability to make any subject interesting and memorable – keep doing what you do Elliott – you made the week!
Off to Blickling Hall for Claire & Will’s pre-wedding shoot this morning, and it was a great way to spend the morning. The leaves on the trees are an amazing mixture of yellows, oranges and golden browns and Claire and Will really enjoyed the shoot. The only downside was that the halls and grounds themselves were closed (as usually seems to be the case for me!) so we opted for the woodland that surrounds the hall grounds and I think we got some great stuff.
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I decided it was time to get away from the computer for a couple of hours this morning so I grabbed a camera and went down to the prom to get some shots of the recently created art & sculpture trail (actually it’s still a work in progress so watch this space!)
I’ve been thinking for years that they ought to get someone to brighten up the drab concrete walls of the prom and thanks to Sheringham Plus scheme they now have and what a fantastic job they’ve made of it.
Artist Colin Seal and sculptor Mitchell House have been busy creating the paintings and sculptures along the prom for the last few months (plus I believe there is more work to come from Tony Eadson in the form of recycled wooden sea-defence sculptures).
I took a few shots of the murals this morning and wandering along to the next one found some people putting up another bronze sculpture and was really pleased to be able to meet Mitch & Colin and get some shots of them with their creations, talk about good timing!
Below are a few of my shots from this morning, I love the way Colin has really used the spaces provided and how he’s used the natural colours and textures to great effect (the cliffs in the scene below are the natural concrete being allowed to show through).
Below, artist Colin Seal with one of his brilliant wall paintings – he also paints trousers & shoes!
For the full gallery of shots from this morning please click here.
Autumn is certainly setting in and Caroline & Gary’s wedding at Weston Park was a great setting with all of the leaves turning red, yellows and golden browns.
Below, these chicken satay kebabs were the starter for the meal, Caroline and Gary were kind enough to lay on the full three courses for me and I can tell you these were every bit as good as they looked, superb!
For the full gallery of shots click here although Caroline and Gary have asked that I password protect the site until they’ve had a chance to look at their photos first so you if you were a guest at the wedding you’ll need to contact Mr & Mrs Poulter first to get the password.
I had to take a photo of this on Saturday morning before I headed out to a wedding – my 5 year old daughter Charlotte came through to show me what she had quietly been doing for the last ten minutes – you always know when she’s up to something creative as the relentless chatter stops briefly!
She’s a lot more creative than I ever was, might have a good little trainee photographer in a few years time!
A mate of mine came along last Sunday morning to get some shots of us on our weekly lifeboat exercise and got this cracking shot. I’ve posted it here as it’s very uncommon for me to actually be in any of the lifeboat shots as I’m always the one behind the camera. That’s me on the right!
Neil is Kent-based and has some lovely landscape work, click here to see his stuff. Thanks Neil!
Back over to Beccles-land at the weekend for Katy and Richard’s wedding at Henstead Church before heading on to Elms Barn for their reception.
It was a Norfolk/Scotland wedding with a piper playing outside the church and lots of kilts, everyone looked great.
Once everyone was seated back at Elms Barn they conducted the Quaich ceremony where a large two handled silver bowl has a liberal pouring of whisky and is then drunk from by the father of the groom, the father of the bride and the piper then taking his fill. Great to see such a tradition, and the whisky vapours coming from the Quaich were lovely!
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