Fjb Haven Hotel Poole Wedding Photography

My first wedding of 2016! What a great wedding to get my photography year started at the Fjb Haven Hotel for Steve & Nikki’s big day. Some beautiful bridal prep wedding photography images and I am loving the dramatic images from the beach. Looking forward to another big and busy wedding year.

fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach

The Haven Hotel which is part of the Fjb Bournemouth & Poole chain of hotels is perched right next the Sandbanks ferry with awesome views along the beach and beyond to the Purbecks, quite an excellent place to have a drink and a meal, and as a wedding photographer the nearby beach gives plenty of scope for awesome pictures. Bride prep was also at the hotel and this year of 2016 was to be the first year I decided to use off camera lighting throughout the day’s events which would create much more depth and form and quality to the resulting images. So with the bride preparations, lots of creative lighting mixed with some natural light. I love how these bride prep shots have come out with my absolute favorite being Nikki holding the mirror up at the end of her makeup with a chink of light on her eyes and Tiara, just so much more interesting to look at then a point and shoot natural light shot.
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beachGroom and bride prep.

I always have great opportunities to capture other aspects when everything happens all at one venue, and so I was able to wonder down stairs and get a few shots of guests arriving and Steve the groom doing some last minute prep. Back upstairs afterwards in time to photo Nikki opening some presents from Steve and getting some great fly on the wall natural reaction shots. Also Steve got a gift which I also captured and he was very chuffed with his new watch.
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beachCeremony

Bride all ready and we can see the emotion building in the images as everything comes together and we get some wonderful images of Father of the bride first look and lovely shots walking her down the stairs to the ceremony. When on the move this is the time to keep an eye out for natural lighting opportunities as the off camera lighting is not really an option for action shots on the move.

 

Lots of emotion during the ceremony which has made just perfect images and for this blog I have included some soft high art edited images tones to soften the lighting in some images and add contrast in others depending on the image content. Signing the register shot here can be easily over looked by allot of photographers, but one crucial element is the view from behind! If a wedding has a large window and a view, then bride and groom need to be able to see that view in the images to set the scene of why the wedding has taken place at this particular venue.
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beachRelaxed Guests.

Straight after the ceremony and time for some relaxed shots of some of the guests relaxing and laughing, laughing and smiling being the key objective as anyone can point and shoot photos of unemotional faces, the aspect here is to people watch and listen to get those meaningful images. For the blog I always choose the black and white versions as black and white always depicts emotion far better than colour, as the human eye is forced to look at other factors rather than being distracted by colours.
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beachRomantic bride and groom shots.

At first walking onto the beach I thought the winter weather was being kind to us for the romantic bride and groom shots, but once we got further out and onto the rocks there was an almighty cold winter wind blowing! I had to work fast and set up the off camera lights and get to work as fast as possible so the guys wouldn’t get so cold. We can see hints of the wind in the photos but then we soon moved back to a more sheltered part of the beach away from the winds and we got some awesome pretty shots, and some ideas for photos came from Nikki’s Pinterest board. In fact, throughout the day I referred back to Nikki’s Pinterest to refresh my memory throughout different parts of the day of what ideas she liked and wanted at the end of the wedding.
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beachSpeeches.

After photographing all the little details in the wedding breakfast room and after the receiving line it was time for speeches and this was also a first to set up the off camera lighting again for the speeches. The natural light in the function room wasn’t too bad but I felt I could really add to it by the use of off camera lighting. If you look carefully at the speech photos you can see shadows and well-lit shape and form which would not be there if it was just natural light. Loads of emotion in the speeches and once again I have opted for black and white in all this section of images to better depict emotion.
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beachEvening reception.

Into the evening reception and what a stunning cake, I have not seen one like this before, so another first. The first dance images are awesome and once again really well-lit with my external lighting creating so much mood and atmosphere…..Love, love, love. The best image out of all of these is the image with Nikki and Steve having all the light on them while all the guests on the dance floor are in darkness….a very cool shot! A few fun dance floor photos with entertainment from Party Dex with the lovely Al, and some very creative shots of the boys and cigars and sparklers finishing off an awesome first wedding of 2016.
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach
fjb haven hotel poole wedding photography beach

 

Creative and unique Dorset wedding photographer Nigel R Ware LRPS

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