As 2010 draws draws to an end, I’d like to reflect on the weddings I’ve shot throughout the year, the couples I’ve worked with, the venues I’ve been to, and the photographers and assistants who have helped make it happen at Ben Goode Photography.
Looking at the montage of images above, starting at the top, moving right to left:
1. Our wedding season started in April, at the Sheepdrove in Lambourn, Berkshire with the wedding of Dan and Rebecca. I shot this one alone.
2. Next we move into May for the wedding of Claire and Paul at the Forest Lodge Hotel in Lyndhurst. My Dad, John Goode lead the shoot with me second shooting.
3. The end of May was very busy, with three weddings in the space of two days. The third image you can see is one of my favourites from the entire year. It was the wedding of Mike and Anna, at the Clock Barn in Whitchurch. I had my younger brother Josh Goode along with me to assistant and second shoot.
4. On the same day, my Dad and his wife Julie Goode shot the wedding of Tim and Anna, at Porchester Castle in Portsmouth. Big thanks to Julie for assistanting my Dad on the day!
5. The next day I shot a wedding at Highcliffe in Bournemouth, at the Lord Bute Hotel. Andy and Tahli’s wedding was thoroughly enjoyable. I had Rhys Jones with me on the day second shooting – thanks Rhys for your help.
6. Moving onto the 6th image. It was now June, and one of the hottest days of the year. The wedding of Laurence and Rachel would be my favourite of the year! The reception was at the Larmer Tree Gardens in Cramborne Chase. I had the privilege of having Greg Thurtle second shoot for me. I look forward to shooting at the Gardens again next year with Greg. The wedding went on to be published in the wedding blog – Rock My Wedding. View the articles.
7. Two thirds of the way through the month was the wedding of James and Susan, at the Potters Heron in Romsey. I shot this one alone. It was a lovely small intimate wedding.
8. Nearly two months would pass before our next wedding shoot. The wedding of Gemma and Lyndon was at Parley Manor in Dorest, and was another real highlight of the year. Josh accompanied me again on this one, it was a long day – he was a real tropper! Their wedding is currently being featured on our blog, view here – Careys Manor wedding photography.
9. The ninth wedding of the year was an intimate wedding in Southampton, for friends John and Abbey.
10. The next wedding was at Wasing Park in Reading. Matt and Kate are a fantastic couple, and are easily another highlight of 2010. I shot this one alone. I recently blogged some of the photographs from their wedding, you can view them here – Wasing Park wedding photography.
11. Now at the end of August, we arrive to the wedding of Sam and Keith. Their reception was at Carey’s Manor in Brockenhurst. I shot this one with my Dad John, who second shot for me throughout the day. We split in the morning to cover both the bride and grooms morning preparation. It was a real joy to work with my Dad again, he even drove down from Bristol to be there! You can see a selection of images from the day here – Carey’s Manor wedding photography.
12. The next …
This will be my last wedding of 2010 to feature on the blog.
As it’s the last one of the year, I’ve done something a little extra special and gone beyond my normal 20 chosen images, and selected over 40!
2010 has been a great year for all of us at Ben Goode Photography! I’m going to follow up this post with a 2010 review and a thank you to all my bride and grooms, photographers and assistants, who make it all happen.
Simon and Ellie’s wedding was shot at the beginning of September, at Minley Manor (situated between Farnborough and Yateley in Hampshire).
Below are my favourites from the day. Enjoy!
Here’s another wedding shoot from earlier in the year. This one was shot four months ago at Careys Manor in Dorset, with my Dad John Goode second shooting. Our approach throughout the day was very unobtrusive. I went for a vintage look in my processing, it worked well with the summer light.
I’ve tried to limit it to about 20 shots again. Enjoy!
I thought it was about time I blogged another wedding shoot from earlier this year. This one was shot almost four months ago now.
Matt and Kate got married at Wasing Park, in Reading. I have picked 20 of my favourite shots from the day. Enjoy!
I love the expression here on Matt’s face.