Last normal photo

Last normal photo

Last 'Normal' photo

This is the last normal photo on my camera before lockdown. Being a photographer I take a lot of photos of my boys. The poor devils! They have lived with me wanting to take pictures their whole lives!

DAY BEFORE LOCKDOWN

March 22nd will always stay with me. The lockdown was happening the following day and I wanted to get out of the house before we were stuck in it.

Over the years the Purbecks has been my place of choice when wanting to have some real fresh air. This day definitely deserved that choice. My wife went to see her mum and I went with the boys to Chapman pool. This was the first time and it didn’t disappoint. Parking at Worth matravers we went across the fields to Emmett’s hill. It was such a windy, sunny day but as we walked down the hill the wind dropped and we arrived at the bottom to have tea. With the boys fed we moved around the valley to Houns Tout. The sun was setting beyond our line of sight so I was determined to see it before it past the horizon. The climb up Houns Tout was incredible. Only for the crazy and the silly. We reached the top with the full force of the wind and this is what we saw. What a sight.

So my last normal photo before lockdown is a sunset on normal times looking over the most gorgeous scene and my eldest, Tom, looking towards his future.

THE FUTURE

I expect this is not what I wanted to portray at the time. Just wanted a nice photo of my boy infront of the view but now 3 months later it means so much to have this photo. It is a memory of better times. It reminds me that we will get through this and come out of the other side stronger.

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The Three Tuns Christchurch / Scott & Holly

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The Three Tuns / Christchurch

Scott & Holly

THREE TUNS CHRISTCHURCH

This wedding  at The Three Tuns Christchurch was an absolute joy. It was a gorgeous warm sunny September day in the New forest. We had everything including some sparklers after the first dance. The amount of times I was trying to keep my laughter in check is staggering. They were a great crowd and open to some of my mad ideas including jumping on the spot and a bit of dancing

THE WEDDING DAY

It all started at a private house where they all got ready. It was a great find as it was less than a mile from the venue. I could see straight away that they were up for a good laugh and by the time I left the house for the venue I was smiling from ear to ear.

The Three Tuns is situated on the edge of the New Forest Country Park. It is a pleasant three mile drive from Christchurch & Burley. It is an award-winning traditional 17th century inn with huge acclaim for its excellent AA and Egon Ronay recognised food & drink. I have been lucky to photograph here a couple of times over the years and always find the staff and the food absolutely amazing. The garden area of the pub has a barn with a large marque which is great for all size functions. The back of the garden leads on to some fields which is great as a backdrop especially later in the afternoon with some lovely golden light.

Here are some of my favourites from their amazing day at The Three tuns Christchurch. Please get in contact if you would like to know more. Details are below.

Thank you so much for making our day relaxed and fun when taking our photos of our special day. We are so pleased to choose you for the job!

Scott & Holly (September 2017)

My favourites from the day in a slideshow. Music by Luke Barents

FEW OF MY FAVOURITES

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To find out more about The Three Tuns please take a look at their website –

http://www.threetunsinn.com/

I have so many fantastic venues near me. If you would like to look at something similar. Have a look at this wedding at Sopley church and Rhinefield house hotel here

or this amazing wedding at Highcliffe castle

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I do hope you like this Blog I do hope to hear from you soon.

Charles

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