The morning I went Netwalking with Nigel | Mixing work and pleasure | Goring, Berkshire.

At the beginning of the year I attended a social media presentation at the Bear Hotel in Hungerford by Nigel Morgan of Morgan Pr.   It was a very interesting talk exploring the different uses of different types of social media and helpful ways of using them in business and as a result I started to follow Nigel on twitter and set up a linkedin account too.   I also took some advice regarding twitter and have to say it was true and I now love using twitter and have met some very inspiring documentary photographers on there.  I have since met quite a few really great people in person now turning them from virtual friends into real friends . 🙂

Nigel contacted me via twitter recently & suggested either meeting for coffee or to go net walking!   He sent me a link to give me an idea what this netwalking was.  Basically it is an unique concept that gives you a chance to talk/net work without being interrupted by phones, computers etc  whilst getting some fresh air and taking in some beautiful scenery too.  We would meet up with his collie Teg and take a walk and chat .  It was a no brainer for me – Netwalking it was.  I love exercise and the country side.  I made the right choice as I got a coffee at the end too anyway.

I also got to use my new fuji X100 camera on this walk which was fantastic as it is so light to carry and I absolutely love it.  I will post about this gorgeous new purchase in a later post though.

I enjoyed the experience and would be more than happy to repeat the experience in the future.  So Nigel if you need some more images in six months, get in touch as I will certainly have more questions. 🙂

 

 

Teg enjoying herself

Teg bumps into her best friend (her next door neighbours dog).  They honestly got on really well despite Teg’s mate looking a bit vexted in this image. 🙂

Teg the amazing performing dog 🙂

Nigel Morgan - Morgan PR - May 24, 2012 - 9:02 am

Thank you Tina and rest assured it was great fun having you on the dog walk too and I adore these photographs!

Naturally you would be welcome anytime, with or without camera… although what I need is some headshots for the new website. How would that work? Suited and booted for netwalking in the countryside?

The photographs speak for themselves, but I would like to add that Tina is personable as well as professional and hence why she has captured such stunning photographs.

tina - May 25, 2012 - 10:54 pm

Hi Nigel Thank you for your blog comment and kind words. Please feel free to get in touch when you are ready for your headshots and we will meet up again soon. 🙂

Hilary Binns - July 18, 2012 - 11:06 pm

A lovely set of photographs Tina. Teg looks like a great subject to shoot….oh and Nigel too 😉
I love the walking through the woods shot, it is so atmospheric and tells the whole story in a single image.

The Bear in Hungerford Wedding Photography

As a documentary wedding photographer, The Bear Hotel in Hungerford is great venue for capturing beautiful natural images.  Situated in the Heart of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – The Bear Hotel in Hungerford, Berkshire is a great choice of venue for weddings.

Set on the banks of the river Dunn and in the English market town of Hungerford in the royal county of Berkshire it really is beautiful and even has it’s own small island.

Please click here to see some images taken at The Bear in Hungerford.

If you are thinking of getting married here please contact me on 0118 9422151 or at tina@clearmomentsphotography.com

I would love to hear from you to have an informal chat about your wedding requirements.

A project close to home | Purley, Berkshire | Reading Photography

This post shows lots of images from Purley, Reading, Berkshire.  Not sure if it is my age but I absolutely love getting out and exploring our beautiful surroundings so when I was asked to make a book of our local village for one of the local girls – Emma, who was moving from Berkshire to Hampshire. I was more then happy to take this little project on.

My youngest daughter was happy to join in too and so for a few mornings we grabbed our cameras and started wandering around photographing places and people that would make Emma smile.  There was so much to photograph so I will not include all the images but I have to say I loved getting out really early with my little colleague.

I am always stopping to take pictures during my morning runs too on my iPhone then uploading them to my twitter account or Facebook page via instagram.  It is a great little application that is so quick and easy to use on your iPhone.

Why?  I just fall in love with nature and get the urge to share some of the gorgeous morning scenes.  I hope someone will see some of my images whilst looking at twitter in the morning or checking out Facebook and be inspired to get out running or mountain biking. Its great for your sanity and helps the waist line 🙂

I was told that the present was the only present that had ever bought tears to Emma’s eyes.

I included an image of the local postman in the book so ended up showing the post lady (his colleague) the book when she delivered it.  Here is the lovely note she put through my door the next morning. I think the postman got a little teased by his colleagues too, but he did not mind. 🙂

Below are a few favourites.

 

 

 

 

A Surprise Ruby Wedding Anniversary To Remember | The Bear Hotel in Hungerford | Wedding Photography

Last year my friend Tina & her two sisters arranged a surprise ruby anniversary reception for their parents at the Bear Hotel in Hungerford.  Tina asked if I could photograph the celebration of 40 years of marriage.  I really enjoyed documenting the day as I knew how very anxious Tina and her sisters where about how their surprise was going to be received by their parents.  Luckily for them Martin & Gaynor (the parents) really enjoyed their special day and as you can see from the images below they really had no idea about the surprise.

In the morning Tina took her mum to have her hair done.  The other sisters stayed at the hotel decorating the room and welcoming the guests arriving.  It was as lovely as a wedding with a harpist playing, a photographer hired 🙂 tables with beautiful centre pieces, a bouquet for mum, a seating plan, gift table, champagne, cake and lots of absolutely gorgeous framed old black and white photographs from Martin & Gaynor’s original wedding day decorating the room.

The tables where named after all the places where Martin & Gaynor have lived over the years as they do not like to stay in one place for too long!

The girls all gave a moving and funny speech for their parents.  Dad then did really well giving a great speech too considering he had no time at all to plan it.

Below are some of my favourite images from the day.  I have included lots of images of  Martin & Gaynor’s expressions as they walked round the corner to find all their close family and friends all waiting.

I must say looking at these again makes me feel very guilty on my parents as I only got them a card on their ruby anniversary.  I will make it up to them though.

Lyndsey Goddard - May 3, 2012 - 9:45 am

Lovely post Tina, it must have been a pleasure to shoot!

Adam Riley - May 4, 2012 - 10:29 am

Great images Tina, love the images of Mum and Dad seeing all the surprise guests!

Beaumont Estate Wedding Photography | Old Windsor, Berkshire

I photographed Vicky & Ben’s wedding on a dry, bright but slightly chilly day in March.  Ben & Vicky were married at Beaumont Estate in picturesque Old Windsor, Berkshire.

The whole wedding party where fantastic to work.  I enjoyed photographing all the preparations in the morning.  Below are some of my favourites images taken in the room that Vicky shared with her daughters, parents, best friend, sister & her family to get ready in.

Despite  there being so many people getting ready in one area the rooms where calm and happy.  I did not manage to get many images of Vicky getting dressed as she was rushed off into the bathroom as the hotel staff told Vicky that the registrars where waiting downstairs for her and she needed to hurry into her dress.

Ben was pretty relaxed and chose some fantastic music for Vicky to enter the room too (The Beatles).  Ben had his two best friends as his best men and Vicky had her their two daughters as her flower girls.

Vicky looked stunning in her dress and her new husband looked handsome in his suit too.   It was very beautiful to see them with their daughters such a beautiful young family who where all a pleasure to photograph.

The reception was held in the old chapel. The chapel is a stunning room and is a unique venue for a wedding reception with intricately painted high ceilings.  I was very happy to set up the Clear Moments Photo booth  in the room as requested.

The guests queued up to have their photographs taken at the Booth.  Some of those evening images with Clear Moments Photo booth can be seen here

The dance floor was packed all night with lots of guests on the dance floor gettin’ down.  Heres are a few images from the day.

 

Adam Riley - April 25, 2012 - 6:17 pm

Great set of images Tina, love the prep shot of the bride through the open door. Really nice B&W conversions too!

Kevin Mullins - April 25, 2012 - 8:54 pm

Gorgeous images Tina. Love the shot of the little girl having her hair done.

Hilary Binns - April 26, 2012 - 8:16 am

What a wonderful, happy day that looks. Her dress is stunning.
Fab throwing the bouquet shot 🙂

tina - April 26, 2012 - 11:51 am

Thank you for the blog comments. Much appreciated.

MARK CAREY - April 26, 2012 - 3:08 pm

Lovely work Tina, great use of light and perfect timing. Ill bet they are thrilled.

Steve Catcheside - December 13, 2017 - 4:48 pm

Great work Tina, well done!

tina - December 29, 2017 - 4:09 pm

Thank you Steve. I hope you are well.