Madeleine & Richard.
April 19th 2016.
Trevellas Cove, St Agnes, Gwithian dunes, & Godrevy beach, Cornwall.
We planned on shooting a surf session and a little of the lifestyle that goes with it. But it was unusually flat. Instead we just cruised around chatting and taking the odd photo when it felt right. Next stop is their wedding in St Agnes on the 9th July.
Rose in Vale Country House Hotel, Mithian, Cornwall
Una & Glen, elope…
16th December 2015
Eloping to Cornwall mid winter – Romance level 10.
Glen’s a wedding photographer, & Una works for Toni & Guy, their dog is called Billy. He wasn’t allowed to come on the photoshoot. He knew it too, with those eyes he kept giving me (see the black and white photo below).
Una’s zest for fun, and total disregard for Cornish weather was a sight for sore eyes. She reminded me of my 3 year old. As soon as she hit the beach, or any open space in fact, she was off. Running, laughing and generally being all free and happy. It was contagious!
The day featured some quality memorable moments. One that stands out was the curiously selfless case of the pasties. During a visit a few months prior to their wedding, Una and Glen got talking to a local couple in a pub. They mentioned they were coming down to get married, and that they had arranged to ride some horses on Perranporth beach. The couple said “oh what time? We will make you some pasties”. 13:30 on the dot, we arrived in the car park at Perran. Greeted by 7 (possibly 8) homemade Cornish pasties, fresh out of the oven. Made me SO proud to be Cornish. Obviously I’ve included some photographic evidence below.
Special thanks to Kristina, my lighting assistant for the day. A talented, hard-working girl, of quite some resolve. She took a heavy hit for the team, tearing her knee ligament whilst trying to catch Una’s Veil (blew off her head on a cliff top). She spent an afternoon sitting in my car covered in mud with a swollen knee and a tray of pasties on her lap… Check her work out here: http://cargocollective.com/krissimphotography
Lantallack Wedding Cornwall
Katie & Benjamin
I’d have to find the time to look up the definition of elopement, but until then I’m placing this one in that genre… Yes their parents did attend, and rightly so, but I’m still claiming elopement.
Ben is seasoned professional photographer from London, which always adds to the pressure. I’ve long since come to the conclusion that pressure is the key ingredient to productivity and should not be feared. Rather embraced with open arms.
Lets get stuck into some facts. They held their wedding at Lantallack, we shimmied – in VW split screen style – over to lovely little restaurant, aptly named The View (the food was excellent). There were clear signs of love everywhere I looked. Lots of tears, laughter, and the day flew by which is always a sign of a good time. The light was changeable, which made it very fun to work with. One second rain storms, the other perfect sun bleached warmth, moon light, rainbows, heavy cloud, perfect sun shine… WELCOME TO CORNWALL! Enjoy x
Lanyon Manor Wedding Cornwall
Camilla & Samuel
Oh Millie, oh Sam, oh my… what a day, what a lush couple. It was so nice to share a day in their company. I can not tell you how thoughtful, warm, and genuine these people are. I’ve bumped into various guests that attended their wedding over the last month, and everyone of them has said – in a genuinely excited voice – just how amazing it was. By the time I left in the evening it was in full festival mode!
They chose the seclusion and tranquillity of Lanyon Manor to host their wedding reception. It was only a short drive from Gwithian & Godrevy beach, where we headed for some romantic photos in the sea mist. Their only brief to me was capture loads of their precious learner child; a true character of a Bulldog that goes by the name of Norman. Check the shot of Norman in the boot of the car, taken just before Millie walked down the isle. It needs no words.
Wedding – 16th May 2015 – The Watergate Bay Hotel
Claire & Mike held their wedding at the awesome Watergate Bay Hotel. The hotel is situated in a truly prime position on the cliff, facing the afternoon/evening sun. Views of the rolling surf featured as a backdrop to their ever so sweet ceremony. They both wanted a completely laid back day with their closest family and friends. The atmosphere was delightful and everyone had a smile on their face.
We were gifted with some beautiful evening light to round up the photos with. Good times all round.
Thanks for viewing, Kirstin.
The St Moritz Hotel made for a magnificent backdrop to Becca & Elliot’s wedding. The sun was out and everyone looked fabulous.
Their only request was lots of photos of their French Bulldog Olive. Which was music to my ears. Dog lover, guilty as charged.
I was scheduled to meet Becca & Elliot on beach in the morning to photograph their pre wedding surf lesson. I spent the first hour photographing Polly (Becca’s twin sister) surfing. I only realised this (they look similar) when I went to the St Moritz Hotel and discovered Elliot and Becca didn’t go to the beach after all…
Points that sprang to mind as I wrote this: Olive ran around during the ceremony trying to wrangle her flowers off her harness, which was funny. Elliot cried twice, and it made me like him even more. Becca looked effortlessly amazing. They held an outdoor ceremony, then snuck off to sign some formal papers (why can’t people just get married legally wherever they feel like it in Cornwall). The food was in my top 5 feasts of all time.
Bradley & Melissa
Wedding date: 5th April 2015.
Wedding preparations: The Glendorgal Hotel, Lusty Glaze, Newquay.
Wedding & reception venue: Lusty Glaze Beach.
These two were so sweet to each other. I came away from spending the day with them full of positivity. Their love for each other and those around them was contagious.
Bradley has some serious faith. Being the driving force behind booking a beach wedding on the 5th of April in Cornwall!
Actions of a mad genius. It could have been so bad. Every time he was questioned on the decision he said it would be fine, and to trust him.. He shot, he scored (absolutely perfect weather). I would not have been able to handle it. Knowing what I know about the Cornish weather, I would have been worrying myself silly even if the beach wedding was in August. In fact, August is one of the worst months for wedding weather in my experience. April is the new August! Hurrarrr..
Thanks for reading. Kirstin