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The Best of 2016 Wedding Season Collection is here for Hampshire based Wedding photographer Kimberley Nicolle. Where do I even start an amazing year full of lots of love and colour. Thank you to all my lovely Brides and Grooms, Brides and Brides and Groom and Grooms. It has been so much fun capturing your special day and the images are out of this world in 2016. Sadly not been able to put all the images in from the year otherwise it would be a very very very long film. I can not begin to thank you all enough for having me apart of your wedding day. I wish we could do it all over again. Here are a few of the highlights from the year. Can not wait for the many years to come where hopefully I will still have my camera in my hands capturing your loved and cherished moments.
I guess I should let you all in on what 2017 has in store well we have a fantastic diary so far with over 30 wedding booked in so far this year. We are starting to offer highlight films this year which is very exciting time for us. We have been working on the concept for the last 3 years filming and learning and composing videos and we are now ready to go live with this service for all new couples of 2017. We also have two new Canon cameras which are joining the team and look forward to even higher quality cameras to capture your day if this is even possible. Happy 2017 x
Beaulieu Hotel Wedding Photographer Kimberley Garrod photographing for Lara and Marc big wedding day.
What a amazing day blessed with the most amazing weather for February a little over cast a little sunshine followed by the most amazing sunset could not believe it how lucky these two were with there day. I am always hopeful my couples will get the most amazing weather but this day really did take my breathe away.
TIP: Its important to think about the weather in England as you never know what kind of weather you will have so be prepared with umbrella jackets and wellington boots if you plan to get married in the New Forest this will allow you to photograph outside in comfort also you may wish to have a extra pair of hand for your dress so a bridesmaid can always come in handy but extra pair of foot wear for them rather than hills is always a good top tip for Forest weddings. Also be flexible as you may have to change your ideas about your photography on the day but your photographer will guide you on the day to ensure you get the best possible outcome.
This venue is so lovely the location is great for photographs and you really are in the middle of the New Forest with amazing views. I have now photographed at this venue on four separate occasions and the venue really allows for you to put your personal stamp on it. Every wedding I have photographed here has been completely different. The staff are very friendly and helpful they really looked after me being very pregnant at the time of photographing this wedding.
This couple had some surprises for quests by having a singing waiter at dinner which I did not know about and felt a little bad as I asked him to get me a glass of water in the afternoon. Well he was standing in the bar! Hopefully he will let me off? It was so much fun and quests had great time having singing waiter dancing around the room and everyone singing along really fun thing to do.
The day was full of lots little details that were personal to Lara and Marc which really added a lovely feel to the day and personalised the wedding breakfast room. These two are so much in love and have the most lovely story it was a pleasure to be there photographer and be apart of there big day.
Here are just few images celebrating there day to give you a flavour of this amazing wedding day in New Forest.
Photography Coverage Details
This wedding was 9hours coverage with one photographer.
Venue – https://www.newforesthotels.co.uk/beaulieu-hotel/
“Providing the perfect backdrop to your wedding, the Beaulieu Hotel delivers historical charm and the beauty of the New Forest all wrapped up in one alluring package. Our friendly and experienced team can plan, organise and ensure the smooth running of your celebrations to guarantee a truly memorable wedding day.Providing the perfect backdrop to your wedding, the Beaulieu Hotel delivers historical charm and the beauty of the New Forest all wrapped up in one alluring package. Our friendly and experienced team can plan, organise and ensure the smooth running of your celebrations to guarantee a truly memorable wedding day.”
Thank you to everyone who has supported my business over the last year. As we go into another exciting year of weddings I wanted to celebrate all my lovely clients who got married in 2015. I had the pleasure of photographing over 40 weddings. A fab year full of lots of love and laughter and fabulous love stories. I had the pleasure for the first year of photographing 1 wedding in Europe and also a wedding on the amazing Isles of Scillys and Jersey. So weddings this year have really been mixed up with different locations and many new wedding venues which I have not photographed at before.
Also on a personal note 2015 I had the pleasure of celebrating being married for a year and had the great news of expecting a new addition to the family not a puppy sadly!!! but a little baby boy on route who will make a appearance in March 2016. I am looking forward to the year ahead and photographing some amazing weddings in 2016 which I am so looking forward to. I ended 2015 on a high with having achieved third year in a row Best Wedding Photographer London and South East Regional Finalist also had the pleasure of winning Merit Award from the Master of Photographers for most Aspiring Member with a great bridal photograph. I am looking forward to what 2016 will have in store.
So if your looking for a photographer for 2016 or indeed 2017 which is now hotting up then feel free to get in touch and see if your date is free. (*If you mention this blog post at time booking then I will include a little extra gift to your package for all new clients.)
So I will leave you with a little showcase of 2015 weddings Congratulations to all my lovely couples of 2015.
For more information please feel free to contact me directly where I will be happy to help and put together a quote that suits you and your ideas and big day.
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Look forward to hearing from you.
Hampshire Wedding Photographer Kimberley Garrod 2015 Wedding showcase
Wedding Photographer of the Year 2016 Regional Finalist. Wow what a title thank you to all my clients who have voted for me for this award it is so great to have your support and really great to have your feedback.
These awards are like no other as they are voted for by you the Brides and Grooms of the UK.
The awards consist of 25 categories across 7 geographical regions of England and those who are involved are the very best of the best wedding suppliers in England. The awards closed on 23rd October 2015 and clients have been voting for there favourite wedding suppliers of which if successful will be shortlisted as Regional finalist for there speciality. The Best Wedding Photographer London and South East was judged this year by Damian Bailey, Ross Harvey and MV Photography Collective.
I am very proud to announce Kimberley Garrod Photography has been shorted listed as Best Wedding Photographer of the Year in London and South East region. We celebrated in style at Morden House in London in November along with bump and very stretchy black dress. A lovely evening surrounded by the very best wedding suppliers in the area. Also a huge thank you to the lovely Amy Richards for doing my make-up for the night really lovely treat.
We did not come away with bring regional winner overall but very proud to be a regional shortlisted for this award for Best Wedding Photographer of the Year in London and South East Region 2016.
A huge thank you to all my lovely clients who voted for me this year and for all the lovely feedback. It is a real pleasure to be apart of capturing so many lovely couples wedding days this year.
Thank you to Make-up artist -Amy Richards www.mdeupbrides.com
Kimberley Garrod Photography is now covering Asian Wedding Photography in Hampshire and surrounding areas. My photography style is colourful, fun, natural, stylish and creative offering a bespoke service and fully designed one off album design to suit you and your style and all within a turn around of 4-8weeks for photographs and 4-8weeks for the album. I had the pleasure of photographing a full Asian wedding this summer at Tithe Barn and here are a few of the photographs to show what can be achieved on the day. Please keep in mind each client has different brief and ideas so this is just a cross section of the day as a sneak peek for you as there were over 800photographs taken that the client received. Please call me to check availability and to discuss your wedding photography. The day started at 8am to 11pm so 15hours photography coverage on the day I really do not mind the coverage length it all depends on what style of photographs you would like to achieve and the time plan for the day. The coverage can cover the whole story of the day from getting ready to service and group pictures, couple pictures, afternoon change, dancing, evening photographs its up to you. Times will vary on each wedding depending on when start and finish so all packages are bespoke and created around coverage length and location and album so lots of choice for your wedding photography package. For more information or to arrange a meeting please feel free to get in touch Mobile – 07949 690 609 or Office 01489 797550. My studio is based in Southampton Hampshire so you can book in a appointment to meet with me or if you wish I am happy to meet you at your wedding venue of choice. I have a selection of sample albums and photographs from recent weddings which you will be able to see and look and and discuss your photography ideas in more detail. Look forward to hearing from you. New Asian Wedding Photographer Southampton Hampshire call now for more details.
Farbridge Wedding Photographer Kimberley Garrod I covered a wedding her in September 2015. A very special wedding as it was a friends wedding I had the pleasure of photographing. I have never photographed at this venue before and has a great time being looked after at this venue as a supplier and as a quest.
What can a say apart from a huge congratulations to this lovely pair Kim and Phil on getting married. A pleasure to be there photographer on the day and capture there love story unfold. They had a lovely collection of special touches on there day not to mention the last minute wedding fudge favour problems apart from that smooth running. There is always one thing that will not go quite to plan on your wedding day so be prepared to let things go if they can not be sorted in time and deal with it afterwards do not let little details spoil your day. So Kim got ready at her parents house and then was collected in style with bridesmaids and dad and delivered to the venue on time and looking wow indeed. This barn venue has the most lovely ceremony room where phil waited nervously and the bridal getting ready room is simply stunning area to chill out with your groom and get away from it all for little bit. They had the most wonderful service surrounded by close family and friends. The weather was on there side lucky pair and had drinks reception outside courtyard area with the most beautiful string music in the background. They went on to enjoy there day with lovely meal, speeches, first dance and dancing the night away.
Here are there 36 sneak peek snaps x
Farbridge is set in the rural landscape of the Sussex downs, within easy access of London, Brighton and Southampton, the beautifully restored barns are designed specifically for wedding receptions and licensed for civil ceremonies.With facilities for between 60 – 150 guests you create your perfect occasion to suit your style for a memorable and romantic wedding day. The modern facilities, combined with 7 contemporary bedrooms and a stunning Bridal Suite, make Farbridge a flexible and ideal venue to entertain your family and friends, perfect for weddings whatever the season.
For more information go to http://www.farbridge.org.uk
Jersey wedding photographer Kimberley Garrod based in Southampton Hampshire. However it extremely easy to fly over to the Island whenever you need me from Southampton Airport I normally travel over two days before your wedding to ensure safe travel to the Island ahead of time before the wedding this will allow me to scout the venues and come up with some great ideas for you and also to meet you the day before the wedding if you wish to run though any last minute details or possible for me to come to pre-plans the night before the wedding.
I had the pleasure of photographing Katherine and Justin wedding in Jersey in June and I had the most magical weekend celebrating there wedding and recording the big day for all to remember and cherish for years to come. Here are a few images below showing you a little taster of there day as normal 36shots only a roll of film worth peek enjoy x
Please feel free to get in touch where I would be more than happy to quote your Island wedding for you.Look forward to hearing from you I also cover Guernsey, Alderney and Isles of Scillys.
Samares Manor wedding venue Jersey http://www.samaresmanor.com
Flowers by lovely Clara a must use fab florist and really flexible to create and put your dream wedding flowers together beautiful work lovely person. http://wildethyme.com
Isles of Scillys Wedding Photographer Kimberley Garrod.
Wow wow wow What can I say the most amazing wedding day. Zenna and Dan were truly blessed with the most amazing weather on there wedding day. The day before was thick fog and rain you never know on IOS what the weather will be like. I was out the day before the wedding walking around the island trying to work out how best to photograph a wedding in fog and had come up with the most amazing plan which luckily did not go to plan as woke up in the morning to the most amazing sunshine.
The day was packed with the most exciting plan for the day starting with the girls on Bryher family home then to Hell Bay for ceremony then off to Samson Hill for family photographs then back to Hells Bay for cornish pasties followed by the most exciting exit on Fergie with the most handsome driver Dad. Then tractor ride to quay where met by the RNIL lifeboat for a speedy trip to St Marys. Then to Juilet’s Cafe for food and speeches and then followed by bus drive to family farm to really celebrate the wedding in style. There is nothing really more to say than the pictures speak for themselves.
So much fun photographing this wedding, Congratulations to these two on getting married.
Here is a little peek of the day for you all.
Photographer Kimberley Nicolle from Kimberley Garrod photography. Now offering my services in Isles of Scillys. I can cover all islands St Marys, Bryher, Treso, St Martins and St Agnes I create packages which are all inclusive digital and album packages. There are different styles of albums to suit your style. Digital packages are also available where images from the day are provided on USB stick for you to go alongside your album.
Juliet’s Cafe St Mary’s Juliet will be more than happy to help you and chat to you about your wedding ideas. http://www.julietsgardenrestaurant.co.uk/functions.php
The award winning Juliet’s Garden has come a long way over the last 32 years. Starting as a small tea garden in an idyllic spot, Juliet’s has grown and firmly established itself as a popular and highly attractive restaurant, still boasting breathtaking views across the harbour, and indeed, most of the other islands.
Situated just above Porthloo Beach, 15 minutes from Hugh Town, (just below St. Mary’s Golf Course), one of the islands’ most loved establishments is enjoyed by day visitors, holiday makers and locals alike, many of whom come back time and time again. The restaurant has beautiful, terraced outside seating as well as a large and warm converted barn loft for the cooler days or evening dining. During the winter and spring of 2006, a major new development saw the opening of The Balcony Room.
The Balcony Room can seat 20 people in bistro style comfort whilst offering panoramic views from all tables. The room can also be booked for private parties and exclusive dining.
Hell Bay Bryher - http://www.hellbay.co.uk
Hell Bay, award winning hotel on the beautiful island of Bryher on the Isles of Scilly. Set in a picturesque cove facing the Atlantic Ocean, Hell Bay offers families and couples a friendly and private oasis to relax and spend quality time together and to enjoy the wild, natural delights of Bryher and the other islands of Scilly.
Digital Wedding Packages, have become very popular within the photography as it really allows sharing and instant photography for your wedding. However is this really what you are after? Here are some things to think about below before you make that choice. After all the photographs are one of the only thing left after the day to rekindle your memories.
Here are some ideas to think about before you create a wedding package with your photographer. Well I been thinking about the excitement of the digital era and how easy it is to share our images with one another with use of Facebook and emails etc. There is no need to borrow a negative from someone drive all the way to the local printers to get a copy. Photography now is instant but we need to keep in mind the magical moment of picking up a roll of film from a shop and looking at the prints and admiring what was captured. You would never be sure if anything would even come out! Now with digital you have the reliability to check and be safe in your own mind you have captured the photograph how you wish.
I have come up with the comprise for those technology heads out there in the form of a Digital Wedding Hamper this gives you the best of the old and the new and also a little bit of me and my personality into the mix. I have been doing the Digital Hampers for over a year now but now new and improved with your initials and extra treats.
The Digital Hamper contain a section of prints….. yes prints! to get you started it’s all well and good showing people your pictures on screen TV, laptop or tablet. But the colour profiling may not alway be right on these devices therefore making your wedding photographs not look as amazing as they should. So the prints are a guide for you to allow you to see what they really should look like.
The Hamper also comes with a USB stick with the images taken on from the day and is not locked so you can share with family and friends as you wish.
Also I tend to add few extra treats into the Hamper as well for you. The Hampers are bespoke and tailored to suit you.
Important things to think about where booking a photographer that is only giving you a digital package?
1) How big can you print the photographs?
2) Is the quality high quality or low? (It’s no good having low quality for when you want that wall hanging image or sometimes a photographer may sale you low quality photo file and then you will find an additional fee for high resolution so be aware of the extra charges that may occur)
3) Back -up?
4) Does the photographer help you after the wedding with printing, framing album design etc or are you left to figure this out by yourself?
The price of my digital hampers varies depending on location there are different prices for destination weddings. Price will also vary depending on the length of coverage on the day please get in touch and I can quote especially for your big day.
Feel free to email me direct on : email@example.com or use my contact form on my website.
The Old Dairy Hatherden Farm Wedding Photographer Kimberley Garrod.
The lovely Steph and Ant celebrated there wedding in style at St Mary Church Andover then at The Old Dairy Hatherden Farm Andover. Steph started the morning off with a run this was the most prefect start to the day go Steph not many brides start there day off with a run. This bride is truly unique. I met Steph at the Hair dressers in the morning which was a lovely pamper time for her and mum. Which was then followed by the most craziest hour of getting ready back at her mums house I have never photographed so quick, military style for sure the most amazing fun. The wedding was planned so well and the timings worked so well also it really helped meeting with the couple on three separate occasions before the day really got a good feel for what they wanted on the wedding from the photography.
Ant is a fellow wedding photographer so the pressure was on for this one. I had so much fun photographing this wedding I am so excited to share all the photographs with this lovely couple. But here is only a sneak peek if you wish of a small section of the photographs from this wedding to give you a taster.
Wow what a venue the most perfect place to hold your wedding reception. The most perfect blend between glam and barn with a DIY twist. You can really personalise this venue to suit your style and personality. Loads of room for anything you wish a must add to you wedding venue must visits. The owners have now extended there family and have a family of Ducks staying with them currently which you maybe lucky to meet over the summer 2015. The owners are really lovely and very approachable 5stars for this venue. Can not wait to photograph another wedding here.
To get in touch with this venue use website link below to book in a time where I am sure the venue owners will be delighted to show you around.