Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Hampshire Wedding Photographer - Martin Lewis LMPA


This is the blog of Martin Lewis Photographer - an experienced full time wedding and commercial photographer, based in Hampshire. Whether you are looking for high quality, yet realistically priced wedding photography in Hampshire, or a commercial or event photographer in West Sussex, or much of Southern England, please contact me to obtain a high quality photography service.

From my base in Emsworth, near Portsmouth and Chichester, I am happy to travel throughout the South of England. I am a qualified member of the MPA and hold full professional and indemnity insurances, PAT Tested and security checked too, for your added protection and peace of mind.

I aim to be as professional and also unobtrusive as I can throughout all aspects of my work. By meeting each client I can tailor what I can offer to adapt my approach to ensure that your collection of images portrays your memories in a way that is unique to you and exactly how you would want it. Please feel free to contact me to check out my availability and to find out more and to tell me about your own ideas for your photography.

I also aim to provide the most affordable mid week local wedding photography options. Please contact me if this interests you. You can call or email me.

I also cover commercial photography and some portraiture - both in a studio environment and on location. High quality commercial photography can make a real difference to the image of your business or brand, but can still represent great value. For a relatively modest investment, I can provide you with a range of bespoke images of your staff, products or premises, that you can use for advertising, PR, web design and email, annual reports, internal and external newsletters, press or editorial, or even interior styling. I am presently offering great rates for property photography for estate agents and individual vendors or landlords. Please do get in touch to see what I can offer you.

You can always see samples of these areas on my Facebook page, this blog, or my website portfolios.
Please see my Wedding Photography Portfolio for more information on the options for your wedding photos. To check my availability, please contact me via My website

I am also an experienced event photographer, covering special or equestrian events - such as One Day Events, Hunter Trials, Show Jumping, Showing and Dressage, black tie events, graduations, ribbon cutting and all manner of opening ceremonies or special events.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Gosport Half Marathon official photographer

Today I attended the Gosport Half Marathon, hosted by the members of Gosport Road Runners Running Club: www.gosportroadrunners.org.uk They are a friendly and supportive crowd and the marshals and support crew do a fantastic job at this event which I have covered now for many years.

I was the official photographer for the event on 19th November 2017. The event website is here: www.gosportroadrunners.org.uk and it was a good turnout / entry level.

We had overcast conditions, then sunshine. I managed to capture a good selection of images on the course. I photographed at the promenade in Lee on The Solent and was able to capture images of the vast majority of runners as they ran towards home at around 11 miles.
 





The images will be available for viewing and sale to the runners very soon, typically within 24 hours of each event – often the same day. Photos are priced at very reasonable rates and there are discounts on my usual digital image (JPG) sales this year.

As always these images are © Martin Lewis Photographer and are protected under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 and may not be used for any purpose without written permission from myself.

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Wedding photographer at the Portsmouth Register Offices in Burnaby Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire

Today I was at Mildam House, Portsmouth Register Offices, Burnaby Road in Portsmouth. I was doing the wedding photography for Julie and Paul and it was a great day, with a small family group attending (around 45 people).

After a 12.00pm ceremony and a few family shots on the stair case - we posed for some photos at various locations around the Register Offices before the couple headed off to the Mountbatten Centre for some more photos and an evening and afternoon reception. Despite the gales and showers, we all had a fantastic day.

The Portsmouth Register Offices is one of my favourite Register Offices to cover, as the space and gardens are fantastic and the staff are always helpful to me too.

All the images were available for viewing for Julie and Paul and their families very quickly.

If YOU are getting married this Winter - Please do get in touch and see what late availability, or special offers I might have available for YOU! 'Off season' I can offer some exceptionally affordable options - mid week and on the weekends. Please do get in touch to see what is available.


As always these images are © Martin Lewis Photographer and are protected under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 and may not be used for any purpose without written permission from myself.







Saturday, 23 September 2017

Wedding photographer at Brighton Town Hall.

Today I was at The Town Hall in Brighton, then later at the venue @ Woodhouse Farm at Henfield near Brighton and Hove. I was doing the wedding photography for Helen and Ryan and they were great fun to work with. After the Town Hall ceremony and some photos bty the beach and over near Ditchling and the South Downs  - we travelled over to the venue @ Woodhouse Farm for a fantastic meal and an afternoon and evening of entertainment.

There was a marquee, DJs and a band and fantastic grounds and a lake at the venue which made for great photo opportunities and a lovely environment for an unconventional and relaxed wedding reception. 

I am just putting a few concise details and of course some of my favourite shots from the day here by way of some taster shots.

All the images were quickly available for viewing for Helen and Ryan and their families, but just a few favourites are shown here.  Typically I select a handful of my favourite images and often they are the small selection I have toned or reverted to black and white. Typically, there were over 400 presented to the couple from this 'all day' wedding and so it represents just a small flavour of the day. 

As always these images are © Martin Lewis Photographer and are protected under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 and may not be used for any purpose without written permission from myself.








Saturday, 2 September 2017

Wedding photographer at HMS Warrior in Portsmouth historic dockyard.

Today was a local wedding at HMS Warrior in the Historic Dockyard in Portsmouth. I was doing the wedding photography for Rachel and Colin.

The 11.30am ceremony was great to photograph and was in Captains Cabin. We had a great day at this venue and we were very lucky to get great weather conditions - for some great opportunities for photos around the ship. There were only 11 guests and so it was a small event and short day (around two hours) for me.

The website of HMS Warrior is here: www.hmswarrior.org and I always enjoy working with the staff here and particularly new colleagues Roxy and Hayley who now coordinate their events and weddings.

After the photos were completed at HMS warrior I was free to return home and edit them! If you are holding a small or short (ratherthan half or all day) wedding or special event - please do get in touch and check my availability and see what I may be able to offer YOU. There are still some dates free for 2017 and also 2018 at the time of writing this text.

As always these images are © Martin Lewis Photographer and are protected under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 and may not be used for any purpose without written permission from myself.













Saturday, 26 August 2017

Wedding photographer at the St Thomas a Beckett church in Warblington and the Brookfield Hotel in Emsworth, Hampshire

Today I was at St Thomas a Becket church in my home Parish in Warblington and also at The Brookfield Hotel. I was doing the wedding photography for Lauren and Phillip.
It was a very bright, sunny, warm Bank Holiday Saturday and infact was one of the hottest late August weekends on record.  
After the ceremony we posed for some photos at various locations around the grounds, before the couple and their guests headed off, via a horse and carriage and a short trip to the Beach at Beach Road in Emsworth to The Brookfield Hotel for more photos, a meal and an evening of celebrations.
You can view the website of the Brookfield Hotel here: www.brookfieldhotel.co.uk
I enjoy working at this Hotel and especially with their Wedding and Events Manager called Jamie Drew (01243 373 363) who coordinates all their weddings and other events. Jamie is fantastic to work with. If you have a similar event or wedding planned, why not contact him to see if he can help you too?
The images will be available for viewing for Lauren and Phillip and their families very soon.These images and some details about some of the venues and other suppliers are on my Facebook page, so you might check that out too if it is of interest.
As always these images are © Martin Lewis Photographer and are protected under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 and may not be used for any purpose without written permission from myself.













Saturday, 19 August 2017

Same sex wedding photographer at the Great Barn in Titchfield in Hampshire.

Today I was at the Great Barn in Titchfield. I was doing the wedding photography for Ciaran and Rob and they were great to work with. After the ceremony which was on a stage and a few family shots in front of the barn doors  - we did some photos in the vicinity of the venue before we all returned to it for a fantastic hog roast and an afternoon and evening of entertainment.

Unusually for me there was no bride. It was a Mr & Mr wedding! My first this year, I typically photograph at least one same sex wedding each year and enjoy the variety and fab personalities it typically brings to my work. Todays was a very family orientated affair, albeit there were some friends too as there were 120 guests approx in total.     

Owing to a high work load during the summer I am just putting a few concise details and of course some of my favourite shots from each wedding alongside the text. Once updated I will keep it up to date for the rest of the year!

All the images were quickly available for viewing for Ciaran and Rob and their families, but just a few favourites are shown here. 

As always these images are © Martin Lewis Photographer and are protected under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 and may not be used for any purpose without written permission from myself.