When approached by Kelly-anne so close to the wedding date I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to cover their wedding as it was the beginning of september and is usually a busy time of year. But luckily I had the date free and once she went over what she had planned for her wedding I felt so lucky that she had contacted me. She was having difficulty figuring out what package she would need for her wedding day and had found that a number of other photographers were unwilling to help her for her intimate wedding. So I had a good chat with her and we figured out an option to suit her and Mark's wedding day.
Having figured it out that they wouldn't be needing a lot of coverage, but that the photos were important we managed to figure out a package to suit her and her fiancees idea. Their idea which was such a fresh approach to a wedding day was that it was to be only the two of them. Mark having a big family and Kelly losing her mum they both felt it was the best thing to do for their wedding and wanted it as intimate as it could be and that was just the two of them such an amazing idea and perfect for the photographer (me) to get some great photos with them.
Kelly-Anne's makeup was done by a lovely make-up artist who goes by the name Dollface, she was definitely what the bride needed and knew how to keep everyone happy as well as having a good laugh on the day. She paid great attention to detail and I will look forward to working with her again at future weddings and portrait sessions. You can find her here:
Not only was it just the two of them but they had picked a perfect location for their wedding and that was in St ewe near St Austell in Cornwall. It was a little family run boutique, quirky bed and breakfast type lodging, Lower Barns. Hard to explain but once you have seen some of the photos you will agree with me that it was a photographers heaven. They had quirky little mementos dotted all over the place it was such an amazing venue and was hidden away in the valleys near the lost gardens of Heligan. They basically cater for anything you want but they specialise in a couple retreat type atmosphere where you can get away from the world and spend some time with your loved one. I believe they can do parties and things as well as weddings so it's a great place for an intimate couple's wedding.
Upon arrival I was welcomed with the most chilled out couple and the most amazing venue with an awesome fenced off chalet style bedroom with a gypsy caravan out the front. Seriously this was one wedding I felt so lucky to of got to photograph, all theses amazingly quirky things in one place was like a dream come true.
The weather being iffy didn't seem to be too much of a problem for this cornish couple and even though there was a spot of rain it managed to hold of for the most part. Being in Cornwall means you get to deal with a lot of mizzle, drizzle and downpours, which can sometimes come without warning. I like to try and keep prepared with a raincoat in the car and an umbrella so we can keep on shooting. Also it's not uncommon for me to suggest to a bride that an umbrella could be very helpful for them too so we can get some rainy shots as well.
I loved the pick of florist as well with a very rustic natural feel to her bouquet. Grabbing a shot of it on this rustic chair at this rustic venue was a must, haha. The quirky, vintage and rustic feel to the whole day was very apt for the venue bride and groom, I really did love every minute with these guys.
They also had this amazing wall art with a tiger on it and it was a must to take a photo by. This image pretty much sums up the amazing venue and couple.
In all the day went off without a hitch and the couple were so chilled even after a few tears during the ceremony. I'd be lying if I didn't say I would love every wedding I do to be like this.
If you're looking for a wedding photographer and you're based in the South west, including Dorset and Cornwall then let me know I could be your guy.