Friday, 26 October 2012

South Devon wedding photography: Ariane & David's Salcombe wedding




I have been really looking forward to blogging Ariane and David's wedding!  I think that South Devon has some of the loveliest areas, and I have loved the various weddings that I've photographed around there.

Ariane and David's ceremony was at beautiful Bigbury, followed by celebrations at the stunning Cliff House at Salcombe.  Ariane is a talented illustrator (see her work here) and it was really lovely to see the artistic touches evident in the decoration and details in everything at the wedding.  Ariane did actually say that her clever father played the main part in all the amazing table decorations - I love the ink rimmed milk bottles and the bunches of gypsophila everywhere - clearly a very artistic family!  The white and grey theme was elegant and understated, creating a really beautiful backdrop for their wedding celebrations.

Although they both live in London, Ariane and David met surfing in the south west, so a seaside Devon celebration was the perfect way to tie the knot.  Cliff House in Salcombe is a gorgeous venue: huge windows overlooking the Kingsbridge estuary and out to sea, a lovely bright space indoors and a really relaxed feel.  Ariane's family are German, so there was a multicultural feel to the celebrations, including some brilliant traditional German games for the bride and groom and translations for some of the speeches!  It was a real pleasure to photograph Ariane and David's wedding - just a beautiful, relaxed, seaside celebration, and I hope that you enjoy this selection of their wedding photos...

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Beautiful Fine Art Albums





I have something really special to share with you in this post.  I find it very hard to describe how much I love these fine art albums.  As far as I am concerned, they offer the highest quality possible for your images, which is quite a serious consideration when you are deciding what to do with something so precious.  From the first moment of capture, through the careful editing process I apply to each image, the end result is often the album and I wanted something really outstanding for this.  I looked at so many different album suppliers, trying to find something that would really do justice to the work put into your photos, something utterly perfect.  I found Folio Albums.  

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Haldon Belvedere: a wedding preview

Last week I photographed the most beautiful wedding ceremony at Haldon Belvedere.  It rained and rained outside, but didn't matter at all - Haldon Belvedere has the most stunning interior too!  Huge congratulations to Clare and Nick - here is a quick preview:



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You might also be interested to have a look at:

Maunsel House wedding photography: Lisa & Nick and a rainy July wedding

Winter wedding in Dartmouth: Adele & Jamie in December

Engagement photography in the pouring rain: Kerry & Scott at South Devon Railway

Monday, 15 October 2012

Orestone Manor wedding photography: preview

Alison and Gary got married on Saturday at the ancient church of St Andrews at Kenn, then celebrated in style in the beautifully intimate surroundings of Orestone Manor, near Torquay.  Here is a quick preview from their first dance.  Congratulations to both of you, I'm looking forward to editing the rest of the photos!



Thursday, 11 October 2012

Photographing albums at the amazing Otto Retro

Last week I delivered a really lovely wedding album order to one of my couples from earlier this year.  I have recently had quite a few people asking to see photos of my fine art albums, so I decided to photograph them for a blog post (coming soon!) before sending them off.   I wanted somewhere really lovely to show off the albums, as they are really rather lovely themselves... where better than the incredible aladdin's cave that is Otto Retro?!  If you haven't visited Otto Retro in Exeter then I highly recommend you pop along and investigate - a treasure trove of vintage, from retro furniture to quirky antique toys and a huge eclectic mix of items from the Victorian era through to the 1970s.  Jenny kindly let me use the wonderful 'Uppity Up' room for the images and the beautiful, intriguing and antique objects provided the perfect backdrop for the albums.

I will write a separate post to show you the albums in full, but first here is a peek at Otto Retro's Uppity Up room... it's available for hire don't you know?!


Don't the albums just look lovely surrounded by all that pretty?!!  I'll post a wider selection of the album photos next week - please stop by my facebook page in the meantime and click like to stay in touch!

www.ottoretro.co.uk
6 New Bridge Street, Exeter
07812 147016

You might also be interested to see:

A rainy July wedding at Maunsel House, Somerset

A beach wedding with a sunset at Tunnels Beaches, Ilfracombe

A post about capturing emotions in my wedding photography





Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Orestone Manor: engagment photography

I'm really looking forward to Alison and Gary's wedding this weekend at the gorgeous Orestone Manor near Torquay.  Here is a little peek at their engagement photographs, which included beautiful sunshine, a trampoline and a very friendly cat!  Getting on the trampoline was Alison's fab idea - they ended up being my favourite photos of the shoot :)



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Friday, 5 October 2012

Haldon Belvedere wedding photography: Clare & Nick preview

Today I photographed the most beautiful wedding ceremony at Haldon Belvedere.  It rained and rained outside, but didn't matter at all - Haldon Belvedere has the most stunning interior too!  Huge congratulations to Clare and Nick - here is a quick preview from earlier:



Thanks for visiting my blog!  Please come and 'like' my facebook page here to stay in touch with my work.

You might also be interested to have a look at:

Maunsel House wedding photography: Lisa & Nick and a rainy July wedding

Winter wedding in Dartmouth: Adele & Jamie in December

Engagement photography in the pouring rain: Kerry & Scott at South Devon Railway