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Happy Anniversary!

A year ago to the day I was in Saintes, Charente, France for a fabulous wedding. The ceremony and celebrations were over a couple of days. I took so many photographs of Abi and Dermots’ wedding in the south of France.
It is such a beautiful region that I had not travelled to before. I would like to return one day, especially Saintes and La Rochelle.
Travelling as a wedding photographer to the south of France is very easy from Southampton. It only takes a couple of hours in the air and photographing a fantastic wedding in Charente becomes an easy option.
There are a few logistical problems like carrying equipment and car transport, however with the helpful bride and groom planning accommodation this makes things a lot easier!









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June 30, 2013 · 12:35 pm

Bread and Cheese

After such a hectic wedding season it is time for me to start thinking about personal projects fro the winter period. I still have a batch of street images from my wedding in Saintes and La Rochelle to edit. There are some great images from this set but the only things is what to do with them.

When I take a photograph I try to think of the end product. Am I going to print and frame? Is it just reference for a post or will they go into an album? Well for France I have not decided yet. Whilst looking through these pictures I came across this one again.

I photographed the baguettes in a bakery in La Rochelle, after purchasing a coffee I asked if I could take some pictures, and they obliged.

La Rochelle bakery

Taken in La Rochelle, France whilst working on a wedding shoot.

So after looking through these I thought it best to finish up a wedding from a couple of weeks ago in Beaulieu, Hampshire. A fantastic venue with so much scope for wedding photography. Well this image goes so well with the bread!

Taken at a wedding in Beaulieu Hampshire.

I have to get some lunch now! :->

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French Wedding Photography

Well its all done! I had an amazing time in Saintes and La Rochelle with Dermot and Abi. Everyone made me feel so welcome and there was a never ending supply of food and drink!

Travelling from Southampton to France was so easy,and I can not believe it only takes an hour or so to get to such beautiful scenery. My school boy French got me buy and I have learnt that there are NO taxis, bus or shops working on a sunday! Its the French way, which isnt a bad thing when you know about it!

I have so many pictures which I am still editing, it will take a while. One gallery will be the main wedding page and the other will be street photography in and around La Rochelle.

Here is a sneak peak at a few images from their very French affair! :-> more to follow…

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Well here I go to France…

In a couple of hours I will be landing in La Rochelle and on to Saintes for my French wedding shoot.

I am so excited, the couple are lovely and the weather is looking great. My biggest concern has been trying to plan what to wear! My usual black suit would not be right in the south of France!

I have loads of equipment to take with me and had to upgrade the baggage allowance for the flight!. I have also loaded the Holga and some 35mm for a few personal pictures after the event.

The wedding is in Saintes at the beautiful Eglise Saint Marie.

Well I better get ready and pack , I will post some pictures soon.

Here is Abigail and Dermot at their pre wedding shoot.

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Its been a long time..

It has been a while since I have posted so here are a few words.

I have been so busy with wedding photography the last few weeks and I have a wedding every weekend for the next six weeks! I am going to the Isle of Wight this saturday and the following week to La Rochelle in France! All this travelling is making me think about booking a holiday, I am going to need it at the end of the year!

This picture is from a wedding a couple of weeks ago, Gemma and Chris had an amazing day in Romsey. Here are a few words from Gemma..

We can’t thank you enough for the photos, we are so pleased with them.  Thank you so much!!!  I am sorry if we wanted too many photos on the day, I know me and my friends can get a bit carried away sometimes!
We had an amzaing wedding day and enjoyed every moment of it, the day went so quickly!
Everyone really enjoyed the photobooth and commented on how good and professional they thought you were.
Ampfield Romsey Wedding Hampshire

Cool wedding car and couple!

I will post some more pictures soon from all the other exciting jobs I have been to over the last few weeks. Here is another from the last wedding in Winchester at the Hotel Du Vin. Great fun! :->

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My crazy year ahead..

I am over the moon, at the weekend I met a lovely couple who are marrying this year. Nothing too extraordinary I hear you say, however today they confirmed their wedding booking for the Clock Barn this September! Therefore, it is official, Paul Murphy Photography has no more space for weddings from now until November 2012. I may have my arm twisted for the odd wednesday or tuesday wedding here or there!

I have so many interesting venues and amazing people to photograph in 2012. This is also the year I become “international” wedding photographer with a wedding in France and the tropical Isle Of White! :->.

Here is a rundown of my busy year ahead… 3 days..Snowboarding, Austria! Yay!..  April.. Sam and Ed, HMS Warrior wedding in Portsmouth, Lee and Lindas wedding at Rhinefield House.. May ..Justine and Bens wedding at the Balmer Lawn Hotel & Dave and Katherine getting married at Elmers Court, Lymington followed by Gemma and Chris tying the knot at Ampfield House, Romsey.. June.. Sally and Stephen having their wedding at the Hotel Du Vin in Winchester, my sons birthday!, Dawn and Tim with their VW themed wedding on the isle of white, Abigail and Dermot with their romantic french wedding in Saintes, La Rochelle France. July… Lorraine and Ryan having their wedding photographs at the Queens Hotel in Bournemouth,  Gemma and Jamie are getting married at HMS Nelson in Portsmouth… August …my birthday with tickets to equestrian events at the Olympic Games! Kristina and Stephen are getting married at the Wessex Hotel in Winchester, Laura and Mark wedding at Hill Place, Swanmore..Sara and Andrew having their wedding pictures taken at Farbridge Barn, Louise and Matthew wedding on board HMS Warrior, September….Alex and Libby marrying in Salisbury and finally in October our good friends Russell and Jenine will be marrying in Bath…phew.. Thats it, some great stuff coming up! … I am going to need a holiday! :->

If you need a photographer for any day but a friday or saturday this year… call me! or try

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French wedding photography

I have made a wedding booking this week with the lovely Abigail and Dermot.

They are getting married in Saintes, France this June. It is such a beautiful venue with three locations for photography. It is over a weekend.

I am also looking forward to the pre-wedding shoot either in the New Forest or at the beach… will post some portraits later. :->

Good times :->

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