Family Portrait Day (Saturday 26th November) by Steven Doney

The School Camera are setting up a 'pop-up' family portrait studio for the day at The Grasshopper pub on Bournemouth Road, Parkstone. Come smart or casual, dress up, wear your Christmas jumpers. bring the dog! Photo style will be relaxed and natural with plain modern backdrop. Package consists of a half hour of studio time to take individual or group shots & supply of two 10x8 plus four 7x5 professionally printed photographs, promptly delivered for just £30. Call or message to book via FB or phone/text 0790 156 4016 Look forward to seeing you.

Fab Frocks by Steven Doney

Choose A Positive Colour

When I first introduced The Wedding Camera to Tracie Beardsley at Fab Frocks in Westbourne I was taken by how genuinely friendly & welcoming the reception was, from subsequent visits I now know that this is to be expected from all the people who work at this specialist independent boutique.
Situated on the sunny side of Seamoor Road, Fab Frocks is bursting at the seams with eighteen mother of the bride collections from designers around the globe. Specialising in clothing the Mother of the Bribe or Groom, Fab Frocks takes pride in making the experience of finding the right style, fit & colour a pleasurable one. Styles range between on-trend & classic (they don’t do plain!) in a vast range of colours as well as accessories. The size range is from 8 to 24 from a stock that you won’t find in standard high street outlets.

In discussion about the trials & tribulations of finding the right outfit for the brides mum, Tracie was always ready with an example from the hanging rails of an appropriate example to bring out the best in such an important member of the wedding party. The wealth of fashion experience & knowledge of their customer requirements really shows here.
Expect to be gently steered through a selection of expertly suggested options in this open & vibrant place, and leave happy.

17 Seamoor Road, Westbourne, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH4 9AA



Beau Bijou by Steven Doney

Beau Bijou is a an independent boutique completely dedicated tobeautiful Jewellery.... Set up ten years ago by mum and daughter, Joy and Annabelle, Beau Bijou is a one stop shop for your accessories & finishing touches, they stock everything from hair-slides to wonderful one off creations (made in house!).
There are so many great things about this boutique; the incredible, ever-changing range of original vintage costume jewellery pieces, ranging from the 1920's to the 80's, as well as new.
Annabelle, who now runs the store,.loves her jewellery & is dedicated to   providing the best customer experience possible to visitors.

Vintage Bride Bournemouth

"I completely understand that ‘brides to be’ can feel a huge amount of pressure to "get it right" I love helping explore different looks, and suggesting ideas, not just based on the dress, but taking all the other factors in to consideration, like Venue, practicalities, the bride's personality, seasons etc..... Having said that, if a bride (or anyone else for that matter, mums!) knows exactly what they want then I will do my best to hunt it down or even make it for them!!  
I like to think that we are welcoming, friendly,  and genuinely interested in finding "just the right thing" not only for brides but anyone who is looking for something beautiful...”

Bridal Vintage Jewellery

Annabelle specialises in marrying vintage jewellery & components with new to create unique pieces that not only suit the bride’s dress but are properly proportioned & fitted. I was really impressed with the bespoke work that she showed me. I also found some favourite pieces on display in the shop. Go with an open mind & enjoy finding what you want. I like it here.

You can find Beau Bijou in the Arcade Westbourne Bournemouth BH4 9AY 01202 763003


Bespoke Wedding Jewellery

Hope & Joy ! by Steven Doney

Always on the lookout for a genuine service or product I have to give a mention to Hope & Joy. Driven by pure enthusiasm and the love of classic design, Emma has amassed an amazing, eclectic collection of fine bone china tea sets that are available for hire for weddings & events. Emma only supplies genuine antique or vintage pieces and will deliver, beautifully arrange and even clean before she takes them away. Check out some of her stylish pieces at  and add a touch of class to those tables!

Folio Albums & Print Boxes by Steven Doney

The Wedding Camera has opened an account with Folio Albums. I have been looking for some time for a manufacturer of traditional albums and print boxes & was pleased to discover a company making them here in the UK. The product range is reassuringly small with an emphasis on quality of both prints & binding materials. The company only trades with professional photographers but you can find out about the product range at