A Black Tie Summer Wedding | Braunton Church | Filleigh, North Devon

Wow!! What can I say about this wedding.... 13 bridesmaids and 6 groomsmen.... Beth and Kane’s wedding was simply stunning and a laugh a minute.

The bridal preparations started with Beth and all her ladies at one of the suites in Saunton Sands Hotel. You would think that having so many ladies getting ready in the same place would be carnage. But everything, even the hair and make up was scheduled with military timing. I believe this is a family trait. The kids kept us entertained and made us laugh continuously.  Especially when Beth and Kane’s son Vinny fell asleep next to an empty Prosecco bottle. I have no idea who put the bottle beside him!

Once the ladies where prepped and ready it was time to catch up with the guys. With The Black Horse pub in Braunton being right next door to St Brannocks Church, it wasn’t hard to track them down. Kane and all the groomsmen although very smartly dressed in black suits with bow ties still found time to mess around and have a bit of fun before heading over to the church.

The church ceremony was beautiful with a couple of readings from friends and a lot of giggles from Beth and Kane. Even Scott the best man was a little mischievous. (take a look at the pics below) After the ceremony  Beth and Kane walked through quite possibly the longest line confetti I've ever photographed. 

It was then a drive to Castle Hill at Filleigh where the fabulous attentive staff from the Brend Hotel outdoor catering team, Top Notch Catering were ready to receive the Bride and Groom along with their guests. One thing’s for sure Top Notch Catering really know how to provide a 5 star service and their food is always delicious. The Marquee was erected on the grounds by Sound Events in front of West Wing round the garden fountain. I’m still surprised that no one ended up getting wet feet.

The speeches were extremely heartfelt as well as hilarious. To kick them off Beth’s Dad spat out his teeth at the beginning of his speech and the best man did numerous funny things to entertain everyone. In the evening I had some time to shoot some pics with just Beth and Kane around the breath taking Castle Hill grounds, before heading back for the evening reception. 

As the evening guests were gathering and drinks were steadily flowing, Kane and the boys had a quick boat race before the first dance and afterwards Kanes nephew got up and performed a very impressive rap. From here on in everyone got very merry. There were some interesting shapes being cut on the dance floor and I got knighted by the Father of the bride .... I'm very honoured!

Castle Hill is one of my favourite wedding venues. As a wedding photographer I think you could do a wedding here every weekend and get different images each time as this venue has an abundance of photo opportunities. Take a look through the selection on wedding images below from Beth and Kanes day, let me know what you think.

Wedding in the field | Picnic in the garden | Party in the barn | Hartland, North Devon

Back in August this year I was privileged to photograph the beautiful wedding of Clare and Ben. These guys had planned and thought about every fine detail about their wedding which made it so very personal and touching and very them! A few days earlier Clare and Ben had the official marriage license bit done but today was all about them and their family and friends celebrating their wonderful day at Clare's family home in Hartland.

The day began for Ben with breakfast in the garden along with a few family members before they all set about transforming the garden to accommodate the wedding guests. Be it moving around haystacks, arranging the table and chairs or setting up and dressing the tables, everybody mucked in.

Meanwhile inside the house Clare and her bridesmaids were having a bit of pampering, having  their hair and make up done. Once Clare was ready her attention turned to setting up and  dressing the wedding cake with fresh fruits and berries. Ben and Clare had made the cake themselves. It was a Guinness chocolate cake with marscapone filling but each tier was a different flavour. Salted caramel in one tier, gooseberry in the second and raspberry and cherry in the third. It looked mouth wateringly good.

With everything now set for the day it was time for both the bride and groom to get themselves dressed and ready in different ends of the house. The guests were starting to arrive and make their way through the garden and out onto the field behind where the wedding ceremony would take place. The ceremony was short but beautiful with heartfelt words spoken about the bride and groom and a lovely personal touch from Joe Bens brother who got up to sing a song that Ben had written himself. 

The weather although grey and a bit breezy it was kind to us which meant that the wedding breakfast went ahead in the garden. Ben and Clare had put a couple of picnic hampers on each table filled with food for their guests with the added personal touch of that in each hamper there was a surprise gift of favourite cheese, wine, biscuits and beer for their guests. And the personal touch didn't stop there. The Best Men were given pen knives that Ben had personally carved and they were expertly sharpened by Ben's Dad Stuart! Remember the wedding cake made by Clare and Ben well they not only cut the cake but they served it to all of their guests too. And yes I had some......how could I say no? I had the gooseberry filling and OMG .... it was out of this world!!

After a good fill of food the drink was steadily flowing, time to get the walking bus to the neighbouring barn to carry on with the celebrations. The barn had been adorned with twinkling fairy lights and the space was dived by a string curtain of origami cranes. Clare and Ben had hand folded each individual crane, hundreds of them! Outdoor games had been organised inflatable dueling and sack racing and of course being the competitive pair that they are Ben and Clare were the first ones to put the games to the test.

This was one of the best most selfless weddings I've been to. Its obvious to see how deeply in love and crazy Clare and Ben our. But equally that love extends to their family and friends and it shines through in all the tiny personal and meaningful details of their day. I am honoured to have been a part of this amazing day. Below is a collection of images from their day, I would love to know what you think.

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Gorgeous Pre Wedding Photography | Saunton, North Devon

I met up with Tammi and Sam with their beautiful baby girl and niece for their shoot on Saunton beach. I love doing pre wedding photo shoots where the whole family get involved they are always so much fun. And Saunton Sands is a great location for a shoot because there are so many different areas to do the photos which all give a different perspective and they are stunning! 

Pre wedding shoots are a great way to help wedding couples feel more at ease in front of the camera and to get used to having a photographer follow you around to capture those natural images. Take a look through a handful on Tammi and Sam's photo shoot below.

Ilfracombe | Summer Wedding Photographer

Well what a wedding this was! I had the best time photographing Alice and Tobys incredible Tunnels Beaches wedding.

I arrived at a lovely B&B where Toby and his family had just had breakfast and were now sat quite happily chatting around the breakfast table. Everyone was really calm and chilled. Not too far away at The Habit Boutique Rooms Alice, her Mum and two bridesmaids were having their hair styled and make up done, along with a couple of glasses of bubbles.

The morning went by really quickly and before I knew it, I was at Tunnels Beaches waiting for Toby and his family to arrive. With the groom and his men all dressed and ready we headed down to the beach for some 'cool' boy shots, before returning to the venue to welcome the guests to wait for Alice and the bridal party. Alice was fashionably late. 

With the warm sun shinning, Alice took her Dads arm and proceeded to walk down the aisle. As Toby saw Alice for the first time he was overcome with emotions and couldn't take his eyes off his beautiful bride. It was a lovely service celebrated with meaningful readings by family and friends. Afterwards with a glass of pimms in hand the bride and groom mingled around the guests taking in the atmosphere. 

Tunnels Beaches is an awesome venue for photos and blessed with some glourous sunshine I took Alice and Toby down to the beach and captured some cracking images. As the weather was so nice the first dance was done outside with the sun going down over the sea. Now the party atmosphere was growing, guests were toasting marshmallows on the fire pit and everyone was dancing and having the best time.

I feel honoured to have shared Alice and Tobys day with them and their family and friends. Take a look through their gorgeous summer wedding, let me know what you think.

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National Trust, Hartland | Pre Wedding Photographer

With the glorious sun on a summers evening, we trekked through Brownsham Woods down to the Mouthmill beach, where the impressive Blackchurch Rock stands. It is an amazing location that is constantly changing and if you haven't been here before then I highly recommend it. 

From wrestling, piggy backs through mud and hiding in a willow teepee this pre wedding shoot was full of Clare & Ben messing around, having loads of fun, followed with a bucket full of laughter. I had so much fun with these guys! and I'm buzzing for their wedding this weekend! 

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North Devon | St George's Church, Georgeham | Wedding Photographer

This was my first time photographing a wedding at Hallsannery House and it is a gorgeous venue for weddings.

Both the bride and groom stayed here the night before, so on my arrival on the morning of the wedding I found Simon downstairs in the kitchen having breakfast whilst Lucy and the bridal party were upstairs, drinking cups of tea and having their hair and make-up done. The mother of the bride and bridesmaids were on hand to help Lucy with her bridal preparations and getting into her beautiful wedding dress. Precious moments that will be remembered. The groom and his groomsmen on the other hand, once they were dressed and ready the boys found time for a spot of table tennis before heading over to the church.

The wedding ceremony took place at St George's Church in the rural village of Georgeham. This was a lovely service especially with the sounds of the Barnstaple Male Voice Choir resinating throughout the church, definitely a goose bumps moment!

Although the weather was a bit grey for June, it didn't dampen the spirits and once back at Hallsannery House the wedding celebrations were under way. Lucy and Simon had asked to have couple of photos of them in the house with the stunning staircase and amongst the bamboo forest in the garden. With the vibrant green bamboo as a backdrop this was one of my favourite shots. I hope you enjoy looking through this lovely Summer wedding!

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Metal Fidget Spinners | Commercial Photographer

We have been working with Fidget Eu for a little while now and thought you would like to see what we have been doing......

We have all heard of fidget spinners because they are the latest craze in the school playgrounds. But they are also the most popular new executive toy – described by Forbes magazine as “the must-have office toy of 2017”.

On a more serious note fidget spinners can provide an effective calming influence on adults and youngsters with sensory issues. The spinners can be used as a tool to help individuals stay focused, reduce anxiety or nervous energy with a simple flick of the spinner. 

Fidget Eu is a UK based Metal Fidget Spinner supplier whose aim is to provide high quality, affordable spinners throughout Europe. The spinners come in a variety of materials such as brass, copper or stainless steel and the principle is simple: the heavier the metal, the longer it spins. 

Below are a few images of some of the fidget spinners we have photographed for Fidget Eu. Check out www.fidgeteu.com  to see their full range of spinners

 

 

 

 

Pebble Ridge Westward Ho! Devon | Natural Pre wedding Photographer

In preparation for their big day, I met with Steph and AJ to get to know them a little better and to see how comfortable they are when they are the centre of attention with a camera being around. 

The weather was kind to us as we took a walk over the pebble ridge at Westward Ho! and then we proceeded along the beach to take advantage of the North Devon coastline. The shoot was great fun and these two were continuously laughing and joking the whole time. I captured some perfect natural images and now I am really excited for their wedding day. 

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Fabulous Wedding Celebration Photography | The Brend Hotel

Matthew and Peaches got married in Sidmouth at The Victoria Hotel with close family and friends to celebrate the wedding service. A couple days later the bride and groom held a big wedding celebration at the newly refurbished Park Hotel in Barnstaple. I was privileged to be invited along to capture the evening for them. 

On arrival of their guests Matthew and Peaches greeted them individually and slowly mingled around everyone soaking in the atmosphere.  The casino tables were set up and the bride and groom had a few games before we headed over to Rock Park for a few intimate couple shots. Back at The Park Hotel the drinks were flowing and the party atmosphere was growing.  Fun and laughter filled the evening as well as a variety of shapes being cut on the packed dance floor. 

Take a look below at a few of the highlights from their evening.....

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Product Photographer | Krait Defence System | Systems Engineering & Assessments Ltd

When I was approached by Sea Ltd and asked if I could do underwater photography of one their products, I jumped at the chance. Another opportunity to experiment and get creative is my favourite type of photography.

The brief was to produce an image of the KraitArray as if it was in the depths of the ocean, as this is where it will be used. So armed with the product, a small tank of water, my lights and some coloured filters I set to work and after a little bit of persistence we got the perfect shot!

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Westward Ho! North Devon | Wedding Photographer

A few weeks ago I had a great day photographing Lisa and Jays wedding at The pier House, Westward Ho! North Devon.

The day started with bridal preparations for Lisa and the bridal party at The Commodore Hotel on Instow Beach. The morning was relaxed and full of laughter. Purple was the chosen colour for the day because Lisa loves purple and what better way to get to the venue then in a purple Rolls Royce.

I made my way over to The Pier House to get some shots of Jay, his best man and the ushers ahead of the brides arrival. After the beautiful service Lisa and Jay invited their family and friends outside to the lawn for group photos. The bride and groom then took a walk along the coastal path where I captured some shots of them with the stunning North Devon coastline in the background. 

After the wedding breakfast Lisa and Jay mingled around the guests soaking up the atmosphere and the evening celebrations took to full swing with The Garden Club and a photo booth for entertainment.

Here's a montage of their day....enjoy!

Commercial Photographer | Ferrari 812 Superfast | Marsh Barton Exeter

It was great to have the pleasure to work alongside the guys at Panoptic Motion  over the weekend, to capture the Carrs Ferrari 70th Anniversary Celebrations on Plymouth Hoe in Devon. The sun was shinning, the atmosphere was electric and over 50 other Ferrari's attended the event.

After the celebrations it was back to the Carrs Ferrari showroom in Exeter for the big reveal of the Ferrari 812 Superfast. The fastest and most powerful Ferrari yet! 

Take a look at a few of the images I captured below......

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The London Eye, South Bank London | Pre Wedding Photography

Earlier this year I met up with Alice and "Babes" sorry, I mean Toby for their pre wedding photo shoot. Alice and Toby's first date started at Clapham Junction Station, where they met at the ticket machine followed by a few cocktails in Clapham. So it made perfect sense to start the pre wedding shoot there. A few cocktails later, an Uber to South Bank, a few more cocktails and somewhere in the middle we took some memorable photos.

In a couple of weeks time Alice and Toby will be getting married at Tunnels Beaches in Ilfracombe, Devon.  

Check out some of their pre wedding pics below....

Stunning Instow Wedding Photography

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited along as Mariana and Rob's wedding photographer. They chose to get married in St John the Baptist Church in Instow, where family and close friends gathered to enjoy the ceremony.

Just a stones throw from the church is the unique Devon farmhouse, Instow Barton, this was the setting for arrival drinks and canapés. Mariana and Rob relaxed and mingled around the guests here before we headed off for some intimate couple shots at Instow Beach and Tapeley Park.

After creating some stunning images with Mariana and Rob we went to rejoin the wedding guests at Bishops Nympton Parish Hall for the wedding breakfast, speeches and lots of fun and laughter.

Take a look a some of their images below.....

Gorgeous Wedding Photography

Emma and Mikes beautiful wedding service at St. Peters Parish Church in Fremington was followed by some intimate couple shots at Fremington Manor and quay, where I captured some tremendous shots. Their wedding reception was held at Cedars Inn in Barnstaple with great speeches and dancing.

Here are a few of my favourite wedding images from their day......

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North Devon Croyde | Pre Wedding Photographer

This was the perfect setting for Lucy and Simon's pre wedding shoot with the rugged landscape of the sea and cliffs in the background. In 45 minutes or so we created some wonderful images and I'm looking forward to making more memories for them on their wedding day. 

Take a peak at how the shoot went.


Pre Wedding Photography

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The Exeter BID board set me a brief to take a new set of head shots of the BID board members in order to update their website. The requirement was to have the photos of the board members taken in situ with a natural, fun feel to the photo. Not just the standard formal head shot on a hi key white background. 

Have a look at a few of the profiles below, what do you think?

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With stunning views of the North Devon countryside, the estuary where the rivers Taw and Torridge meet and Lundy in the distance, Instow is always an interseting place to do a photo shoot. So when Mariana and Rob suggested the hill top in Instow by the the old windmill, I was a tad excited. 

I can't speak for Mariana and Rob but I had a lot of fun doing their pre wedding photo shoot. They were both great fun to be with and it is clear to see how much they love each other. 

In about 45 minutes or so we created some gorgeous pictures. Below is a few of my favourites.

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I met up with Emma and Mike a few weeks ago for their pre wedding shoot at Fremington Quay. Although a little windy the weather was kind to us and we had a great time down by the River Taw and in the North Devon countryside. 

With the weekend is nearly upon us, I have the privilege of photographing Emma and Mikes wedding this Saturday. I look forward to sharing their wedding day photos with you soon. 

In the meantime, below is handful of images from their pre wedding shoot, enjoy! 

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