2014 November - Archive

  • November 10, 2014

Back in July, we enjoyed a trip down near St. Ives for a fashion shoot at a local stables. Despite an aggressive wind, the sun was bright and we managed to take some beautiful shots of our model and horse. Our friend Natasha, from Natasha Flower make-up, arranged the shoot, and County Cream provided the dress and veil.


When model and horse were suitably prepared, we trotted out to a quiet field in the hope of capturing some of the impact an equine guest can bring to Cornwall wedding photography. The weather was bright, but a strong wind made photography a challenge as our lighting umbrellas fought against the gusts. Thankfully we managed to work through the wind, and seal some fine images of the model and bridal-wear.

The wind wasn’t the only obstacle, however, and our trusty steed proved less than reliable. Fortune – and the stablemistress – eventually prevailed, and our horse ceased his charging and settled into more photogenic postures. Our patience was rewarded with some standout photographs of horse and rider set against the brilliant summer sky. Eventually we retreated into the stable barn, where the rustic wood interiors made an evocative backdrop for some darker shots, as the wedding dress stood contrast between the horses and haybales.

Finally it was time to leave, and we said farewell to our model, and to the stables. A memorable day’s shoot left us with some great photographs, and we were pleased to see Dotty Vintage Weddings magazine feature the photoshoot in their latest issue.



You can see more from Natasha Flower, including booking information for your own big day, over at www.natashaflower.co.uk

Find out more from Country Cream bridal wear at www.countycreambridalhouse.co.uk

You can find Dotty Vintage Weddings at www.dottyvintageweddings.co.uk/dotty-magazine, and even view the latest issue online here.


Filled Under : Fashion Shoot

  • November 3, 2014

September brought the joyful peal of more wedding bells. Will and Rachael were the happy couple, taking their vows in the fine parish church of St. Cleer, before the party moved to the Lanhydrock Hotel.

Both our bride and groom are teachers, and this wedding was a wonderful lesson on building a personal and complete wedding experience. The day started with promising weather – warm but not too bright – ideal for Cornwall wedding photography. As Rachael prepared at her parents’ house, our work began: capturing every moment – from dress to dance.

Will and Rachael finally united between the stone walls of St. Cleer parish church, an ancient and historical building first established over 1300 years ago; its walls stood witness to another chapter of history as our couple committed their vows.

With the ceremony over, Will and Rachael enjoyed a quiet moment among the church’s gardens; and we were able to capture some great photographs of the belltower, looming mightily nearly 100 feet above.  Finally it was time to move on, and the wedding party began the journey to the Lanhydrock Hotel and Golf Club.

The Hotel’s ample green spaces made a great opportunity to squeeze everyone onto one camera lens, and Will and Rachael took advantage of the views to capture some beautiful images set against the picturesque backdrop. Inside, the merriment continued as the wedding guests enjoyed the couple’s personal touch on the proceedings; Rachael’s love of puzzles manifested a wonderfully original puzzle guestbook, each guest filling a puzzle-piece.

As the final dances began, we took our leave of Will and Rachael; their wedding enjoyed fine weather, beautiful views, and a lively party – a lesson for us all.  We thank them for allowing us to be a part of their special day, and their happy wedding experience.

Filled Under : Real Weddings