The Hawk Conservancy

Eating on the Wing, © 2017 Richard Danter

Lorna and I were invited to the Hawk Conservancy Trust in Andover this week, to celebrate the 25th wedding anniversary of our friends Emma and John.

Though I was not there to photograph the renewal of their vows, I thought I would take along my camera anyway. Though I don’t have the long lenses a nature photographer would have I figured I could still capture some interesting shots of the birds in flight.

If you would like to find out more about the Hawk Conservancy Trust and support their wonderful work, check out their web site: http://www.hawk-conservancy.org

So here are just a couple of the shots I managed to capture.

© 2017 Richard Danter

© 2017 Richard Danter

© 2017 Richard Danter

© 2017 Richard Danter

© 2017 Richard Danter

Fantastic day! I wonder what Emma and John will plan for their 50th anniversary..?

Take care,

Rich

 

 

Victoria and Douglas – Southampton Wedding Photography

© 2016 Richard Danter

On a chilly day in November, Victoria and Douglas arrived in Southampton for their wedding ceremony. Close friends and family arrived to see them celebrate their love for each other.

© 2016 Richard Danter

© 2016 Richard Danter

Stopping off in the park for a few autumnal portraits, on the way to the Princess Caroline waiting for them in the harbour.

© 2016 Richard Danter

© 2016 Richard Danter

Being on board a ship was also the perfect place to watch the Bonfire Night fireworks display.

© 2016 Richard Danter

© 2016 Richard Danter

And who can resist a Titanic moment…

© 2016 Richard Danter

More soon!

Take care,

Rich

Krystal and Craig – Wedding Photography at the Old Thorns

© 2016 Richard Danter

A very traditional wedding for Krystal and Craig, starting at Our Lady of Lourdes church in Haslemere and moving to the Old Thorns for the reception.

© 2016 Richard Danter

© 2016 Richard Danter

© 2016 Richard Danter

Though it was a little misty at the Old Thorns, it was still nice to get out on the golf course for a couple of photos.

© 2016 Richard Danter

Then back in to the hotel for the evening.

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And just a little fun to end the day…

© 2016 Richard Danter

Take care,

Rich

Emilie and Henry – Portsmouth Engagement Photography

© 2016 Richard Danter

Emilie and Henry decided on a walk around old Portsmouth for their engagement session. A bit windy but otherwise a lovely day and we were there bright and early. A lovely Sunday morning walk.

© 2016 Richard Danter

© 2016 Richard Danter

© 2016 Richard Danter

© 2016 Richard Danter

© 2016 Richard Danter

Really looking forward to photographing this fun couple’s big day!

Take care,

Rich

Krystal and Craig – Engagement Photography in Chawton

© 2016 Richard Danter

Chawton, best known as the home of Jane Austen, has some wonderful countryside views making it a perfect location for an engagement session.

© 2016 Richard Danter

© 2016 Richard Danter

This is actually where Craig proposed to Krystal, not so long ago…

© 2016 Richard Danter

© 2016 Richard Danter

Not long now until the big day.

More soon…

Take care,

Rich

 

Heather and Tom – Hampshire Engagement Photography

© 2016 Richard Danter

Heather and Tom decided to head out into the countryside for their engagement session. Lovely, natural surroundings somewhere along the border between Hampshire and West Sussex. 

© 2016 Richard Danter

I don’t think Heather will mind me saying that she was terribly nervous to begin with, but keeping it relaxed and taking our time she soon got into it. By the end she was really enjoying the session and I think that it will really help when it comes to the big day.

© 2016 Richard Danter

© 2016 Richard Danter

© 2016 Richard Danter

© 2016 Richard Danter

I am looking forward to their wedding day, which should be something a little different… check back in December to see what happens!

Take care,

Rich

Winner BIPP Provisional Photographer of the Year 2016

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I don’t enter many competitions, to do it right takes a surprising amount of time preparing the images, getting them printed, etc, so when I was runner-up in the BIPP regional awards last year I was really pleased.

This year I entered a couple of images and one was judged to be the top image, winning me the Provisional Photographer of the Year award for the South-East region. I can’t tell you how amazing that feels and how honoured I am to receive such recognition from the BIPP.

Can’t wait to see what the future brings…

Take care,

Rich

Sally and Scott – Old Thorns Country Club Wedding Photography

© 2016 Richard Danter

Sally and Scott chose the beautiful Old Thorns country club for their big day. The weather could not have been better, which is a good thing when you have amazing views over the golf course as your backdrop.

© 2016 Richard Danter

© 2016 Richard Danter

The nerves started to show… but not for long!

© 2016 Richard Danter

Making an entrance with her dad. One very happy bride.

© 2016 Richard Danter

© 2016 Richard Danter

© 2016 Richard Danter

More soon,

Rich