A look back at 2011 and looking forward to 2012…

In Hampshire Wedding Photographer by Helen Rushton1 Comment

At this time of year it’s a great opportunity, after the hustle and bustle of the Festive Period begins to fade, all the orders of prints, frames and canvasses have been packed and sent, to look forward to exciting new developments in the New Year for Helen Rushton Photography and how can you do that without first looking back?

2011 has been a fantastic year with so many highlights that I couldn’t hope to write about them all otherwise we’d be here until New Year’s Eve 2012 and I’m sure we all have some other places we need to be over the next 12 months, especially those of you lovely brides and grooms WHO ARE GETTING MARRIED IN 2012! How exciting?! I am delighted to have met and been chosen to photograph so many couples’ weddings in 2012 and can’t wait to get started hence my promise to call you all in January and start arranging your Pre Wedding Shoots, to whet your appetite here are a couple of my favourite Pre Wedding Shoot images from 2011…

Wedding Photography including free Pre Wedding Shoot

I love the fact that brides and grooms are getting more adventurous in their wedding plans and ideas, not only arranging their days outside of the traditional summer months (Be and Steve, Matt and Gemma how excited I am about your October weddings?! and Ta and Toby who are getting married in February, simply fantastic!) but also at some wacky and wonderful venues including Marwell Zoo (Heidi-Marie and Ian), HMS Warrior and The Explosions Museum (Becky and Adam) among all the beautiful hotels, barns and wedding venues personal to you. Some of my favourite venues photographed at this year included the Balmer Lawn Hotel, Elmers Court Hotel, the Montagu Arms and No7 Brasserie, here are a couple of my favourite images from them…


But it’s not all been about Wedding Photography, 2011 saw the launch of my Lifestyle Photography sessions including kids, families and couple’s portraits set in the great outdoors for a more relaxed and fun photo session expanding outside of the confines of the studio. Lifestyle photography captures the essence of people’s characters as they are a combination of posed and reportage photography which allow me to create and capture special moments for you to treasure forever. In 2012 I will be launching my lifestyle photography website with a FREE offer for you all so be sure to check back often. I wanted to share my favourite Lifestyle photos from 2011, narrowing these down to 4 has been incredibly difficult!


And of course we can’t forget the babies, with my warm and welcoming studio in Romsey I have had the pleasure of taking professional photographs of your special little angels as we record their little characters emerging, what a true privilege and so much fun too, again some of my favourite images…

Professional Baby Portraits in Dorset and Hampshire

2011 was also the second year of business for Our Secret Boudoir, again from my photography studio in Romsey. I was lucky enough to have been chosen by some wonderful ladies, of all shapes and sizes, to be photographed in the truely unique boudoir photography style, an intimate and beautiful record of some amazing ladies not only having the shoots done for gifts for their husbands to be but also to celebrate landmark events in their life. I can’t thank you enough ladies for choosing me to provide this personal service for you and have made some lovely friends as a result. I would like to add an especially HUGE thank you to my best friend Blondie who asked me to photograph her in the Boudoir and is happy for me to share a couple of her images with you – how gorgeous is she?!

Boudoir Photography in Dorset and Hampshire

So looking forward from an absolutely fantastic 2011 to hopefully an even better 2012! I still have some dates free for weddings this year and have decided to extend my special offer of a complimentary photo guest book to you all booking your wedding before June 2012. If you haven’t been sent your voucher yet please drop me a line to info@helenrushtonphotography.co.uk.

Professional and Natural Wedding Photography in Dorset and Hampshire

I will be exhibiting at a number of prestigious wedding venues who are holding wedding shows and fayres through the first part of 2012, details of which can be found on the EVENTS PAGE. I will be adding more as the year progresses. But you don’t have to wait to see me at a Wedding Fair, I would be delighted to meet you at your venue, your home or my studio in Romsey to have an informal chat about your wedding plans, with no obligation, at any time. To arrange a time please call me on 01794 516821 or 07866 440740

There will be special offers through the year for Lifestyle Photography Shoots, Baby Portraits and Boudoir Photography Shoots so please visit often. I am also launching a monthly wedding style guide so if you are stuck for information make sure you like my FACEBOOK PAGE to be kept up to date.

I am also building some great partnerships with other prestigious wedding suppliers including VENUES, FLORISTS, BRIDAL SHOPS and much much more so I can ensure I can offer you everything you may need to make your wedding day, and 2012 a truly special year!

So just before I sign off may I take this opportunity to thank you for your support and friendship in 2011 and wish you a very Happy new year and all the best for 2012!

Take care and I look forward to hearing from you soon,

With Love,

Helen x



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