Wednesday, 28 November 2007

A wedding at Caerphilly Castle

Saturday 17th November 2007
Michelle & Matt travelled from their home in Reading to the magnificent Caerphilly Castle in Wales to marry at the weekend. The marriage ceremony and reception took place in the Great Hall providing an dramatic setting for photographs inside the castle. The bride braved the freezing weather conditions and wore a wedding dress which was ivory with a hint of pink. After the ceremony I used other areas within the castle as a backdrop for photos before rounding off the day with some shots of Michelle and Matt in front of the impressive castle.

Wednesday, 14 November 2007

Alison & Phil leave on Vintage Tractor

Saturday 10th November 2007

Alison and Philip married at Bishops Nympton on Saturday and despite the rather wintry weather conditions they enjoyed a great day together with their family and friends. After the service the couple left the church in a vintage tractor which had been especially arranged by Alison as a surprise for Phil who is keen follower of such vehicles!

To view the entire set of images from Alison & Philip's wedding click here

Tuesday, 6 November 2007

A beautiful autumn wedding for Laura & Robert

Saturday 3rd November 2007

Arlington Court was the setting for the wedding of Laura and Robert at the weekend. The bride arrived by horse and carriage and joined friends and family as the couple married in a civil ceremony in the Great Hall.
Despite the rather chilly weather conditions the sun shone for short time and I took the group shots in the grounds before returning inside the magnificent house for some more intimate photographs.

To view the entire set of images from Laura & Robert's wedding click here

Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Katie & Sophie

Tuesday 30th October 2007

Katie Winter came to the studio with her Mummy, Daddy and big sister Sophie for her very first portrait sitting this week and I took some delightful shots of the girls individually and altogether as a family.

To view the entire set of images from the Winter portrait sitting click here

Joanne & Russell marry at Northcote Manor

Saturday 27th October 2007

Joanne and Russell were joined by family and friends on Saturday as they married in a civil ceremony at the Northcote Manor Hotel. We were fairly lucky with the
weather once again making the most of the beautiful water gardens before the happy couple returned to their guests inside the Hotel to enjoy the rest of the afternoon and evening.

To view the entire set of images from Joanne & Russell's wedding click here

Saturday, 20 October 2007

October sunshine

Saturday 6th October 2007

The sun shone for Laura and Steven as they married at the St. Peter's Church, Fremington at the weekend.
The day started early as I joined the bride at the hairdressers for some early morning shots followed by photographs of Laura with parents and bridesmaid at the Woolacombe Bay Hotel.
After the church service I took the bride and groom to the nearby Fremington Manor for some special photographs before heading back to Morthoe for more shots on the headland.
After the wedding reception and speeches which took place at the Woolacombe Bay Hotel, we made the most of the beautiful autumn evening sunshine by going down onto the beach for some romantic photographs next to the sea.

To view the entire set of images from Steven & Laura's wedding click here

Tuesday, 16 October 2007

Portrait ideas for Christmas

I thought it might be a good idea to show you some ideas for Christmas presents from a couple of my portraits taken earlier this year. The black and white design is from the 'Amelie' sitting taken in August and the pink one is from 'Grace's first portrait' which was shot in June.

Both of these prints have been designed to the customer's own requirements but I would be happy to come up with some alternative ideas as something a little different for a really special Christmas gift.

With Christmas only just around the corner, call 01271 344480 now to book your portrait sitting and give your loved ones a really special gift this year.

Rachel & Russell marry at Saunton Sands

Saturday 29th September

The day started earlier than normal this week as the groom Russell, who is a keen surfer was joined by his close friends and brother as they rode the waves on Saunton beach, before his marriage to Rachel at the hotel. The weather was fine to begin with but during the ceremony itself the heavens opened and the group photographs had to be taken inside. However we managed to get down the beach to catch ten minutes for some shots before the next downpour with the wet sand and stormy clouds providing a dramatic backdrop.

To view the entire set of images from Rachel & Russell's wedding click here

Tuesday, 2 October 2007

A Humanist celebration for Lynsey & Ashley

Sunday 23rd September 2007

Lynsey and Ashley spent the weekend at the magnificent Sheafhayne Manor near Honiton with close family and friends culminating in a Humanist wedding ceremony on the Sunday. Everyone travelled down from the north for the celebration and despite the rather unpleasant weather conditions a great time was had by all. We managed to snatch five minutes outside to make the most of the beautiful grounds and use the manor house as a backdrop for some special photographs of the happy couple.

Here comes the bride all pretty in pink!

Saturday 15th September 2007

Hazel and Daniel from Torrington were joined by family and friends as they married in a civil ceremony at the Fox & Hounds Hotel, Eggesford.
Hazel looked stunning in pale rose-pink dress set off with a bouquet of pink and white roses. After the ceremony I photographed the family and friends groups in the Hotel gardens before taking the happy couple into the nearby woods for some romantic shots. Hazel and Daniel spent their honeymoon cruising in the Med-very nice too!

To view the entire set of images from Hazel & Daniel's wedding click here

Friday, 14 September 2007

Marie & Mark marry at The Holy Cross, Crediton

Saturday 8th September 2007

Marie and Mark were joined by close family and friends at the weekend as they married at the magnificent Holy Cross Church, Crediton. After group shots outside the church in the glorious sunshine we went back inside to make the most of the beautiful interior.
The bridal party made their way back to the Devon Hotel whilst I took Marie and Mark to the nearby Shobrooke Park for some special photographs using the stunning bridge over the large lake as a backdrop.
This location is particularly significant to the couple as they walk their dog there most days.

To view the entire set of images from Marie & Mark's wedding click here

Monday, 10 September 2007

Old schoolboy returns to Stoodleigh to marry!

Friday 7th September 2007

Nicholas and Kristen married at Stoodleigh Court bringing back memories of the old days as this was where Nicholas went to school. The American bride was joined by her parents and grandmother who flew in to celebrate the occasion with members of the groom's family and the couple's closest friends. The bride looked stunning in a gown edged with scarlet piping with a matching bouquet.

To view the entire set of images from Kristen & Nicholas' wedding click here

Friday, 7 September 2007

Fun on the beach at Exmouth

Saturday 1st September 2007

I travelled to Exmouth on Saturday to photograph the wedding of Victoria and Andrew. The groom wore a kilt in his traditional family tartan as did other members of his family who came down from Scotland for the occasion. The service took place at the Holy Trinity Church followed by reception at the Royal Beacon Hotel.
After group photographs at the church I took the bride and groom to Exmouth beach for some special shots using the dramatic coastline and the beach huts as a backdrop.
The happy couple are honeymooning in Italy.

Wednesday, 5 September 2007

Sarah & James

Friday 31st August 2007

I had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of James and Sarah as they married at the Church of St. Hieritha Chittlehampton amongst their close family and friends. The sun shone for the happy couple as they posed for photographs in and around the church before we all made our way to the High Bullen Hotel for the afternoon and evening receptions. Before the sun set we made the most of the beautiful views from the Hotel over Exmoor and surrounding countryside. James and Sarah are spending their honeymoon in Bali.

To view the entire set of images from Sarah & James' wedding click here

Wednesday, 29 August 2007

Another portrait sitting for baby Amelie!

Monday 27th August 2007

Amelie came to the studio with her Mummy and Daddy for her second portrait this year. Catherine and Sebastine decided that they would like some more natural shots this time around.

To view the entire set of images from Amelie's portrait click here