Jess & Maddie
An adventure in Paignton, Devon. Super Cold winter wind, Super stunning winter light and Super amounts of pure love! These two are amazing! We talked about their story, their plans for their wedding (with festival vibes) and tattoos. But mostly, I stood back and documented pure love. Of course, with the view of the hotel where Maddie asked Jess to Marry her in the background.
The images below are from the prints that Jess and Maddie chose to have in their lives for ever! I am so happy for these two and so excited for them for their wedding and future together.
After the images you can read the answers to the questions I asked Jess and Maddie when they first got in touch to book an engagement session with me...
This is the story of how we met... We met at university in Cumbria. We saw each other from across a room and we've been together since. We now live together in Devon.
This is our proposal story... On my birthday, we booked a hotel in Torquay for one night. After a beautiful dinner. We went back to our room and to the balcony. There was a small garden with a bench looking out to sea. Maddie said this is where she wanted to give me my birthday present. She handed me a beautiful book full of pictures of us and pictures of me with my family. They all had notes by them. As I was looking through the book, tearing up at the memories we have shared. I turned to the last page that said "will you marry me?" I turned to look at her and she was down on one knee with an engagement ring. I was so happy. I said yes and we both sat there with happy tears in our eyes looking out at sea. It was perfect, and so beautifully done.
How do you take your tea? I'm very simple when it comes to tea! Weak with no sugar. Maddie on the other hand has it strong with 1 sugar. Have you ever tried vanilla redbush tea? It's delicious.
our favourite food is... Mac n cheese!
our favourite place to spend time together is ...Devon. By the sea :)
Here is a little list of some of the things we love... We both have a big passion for music. We love to write songs together. We love traveling, we have big plans to travel for our honeymoon. We love a good cup of tea, movies, nights in cosy by the fire, gaming, photography, the beach (especially).
Take me to the beach and I will capture your beautiful love!
Jess and Cass had a fun, festival style wedding on a Devon cliff top in woolacombe. Sunny weather, live music, sack races, bubble fights, a vw camper, hay bales, "you've got a friend in me" for the first dance, good food, crazy dancefloor shapes and a groom in shorts (all of this is the way forward)
What an absolutely lovely family focused wedding Zoe and Pauls wedding at The Lord Haldon Hotel in Devon was. Some of my very favourite moments can be found in this post, Including Big smiles, funny “applying makeup” faces, an emotional father's reaction, interesting ways of keeping "the areas" cool on a hot wedding day morning, children being children, big hugs, a moment alone with Zoe and Paul featuring armpit tickles and light rain, more big hugs, more big smiles and dancing. Oh and BIG HUGS. What a perfect day!
Childhood sweethearts, a ton of confetti (both outside the church and on the dance floor), An "actual" toast, a warm and loving family atmosphere, the obligatory wedding thing, where non-smokers, smoke cigars and a little trip to Thatchers Rock in a classic Mercedes. oh, and not to forget, great BBQ. What an amazing day!
If you love all things with a minimalist english country/rustic style. If you can't explain why, but you love an exposed beam as much as I do. If you are looking for a relaxed, fun and informal wedding day where you have everything you need all in one place. The The Bickley Mill Inn has a cosy indoor area, covered outdoor decking and seating area (so you don't need to worry about the weather) a lovely garden for photos (with hundreds of wild bunnies), a place to stay on the night of the wedding, lovely staff and the all important option of a great BBQ. Check out the Bickley Mill Inn, Devon.
This was such lovely, chilled and fun day featuring Lucy and Nick, Lucys dog (also called Nick) in a bow tie, a big game of rounders, pizza served from a caravan, everyone dancing with their ties around their heads and of course, The coolest wedding venue ever! Wedding Yurts.
Becca and Lee had a fun, laid back, sunny and Magical, Devon wedding at The Headland hotel in Torquay. This post has some of my favourite moments... Featuring so much fun and laughter in the morning, unique ways of trying to stay cool, youtube tutorials for pocket squares, mind blowing magic from the amazing Dan Brazier, hilarious renditions of songs from the super talented Rich Cottell a lovely sunset overlooking the bay and the biggest fricking wedding cake I've ever seen in my life! followed by Becca and Lee's story and Becca's advice to you if you are planning your wedding.
Hannah and Will had a crazy fun, beautiful and perfect wedding at Boringdon Hall, Plymouth. Featuring their adorable dog Lottie as the ring bearer, wild belly laughs, embarrassing photos revealed by the best man, games of hide and seek, a bride throwing shapes on the dance floor (dressed as a giraffe, yep, a giraffe), cake smooshing and dancing (like Beyonce) in the rain.
Congratulations to Mrs and Mrs Horn. Leah and Lorna had a beautiful Waterside Cornwall Wedding. Featuring festive pjs in June, Hilarious bridesmaids that would randomly break into dance all day, The proudest Grandad ever, A photobombing aunty, lots of tears and laughter. So much laughter!
Siobhan and Steve's wedding at the Atlantic Hotel, Newquay was nothing short of epic. When I first met this couple for an engagement session a couple of years ago, I knew that It would be an honour and a bloody great time to be their wedding photographer.
Terri and Ant had a super relaxed and fun wedding at their home away from home, their workplace. The New Continental Hotel in Plymouth.
My favourite moments include Preparation fun, Champagne spillages, a cute puppy, buttonhole dilemmas (obviously solved by youtube tutorials), Flipflops for everyone, big massive hugs, cigar smoking and powerpuff girl socks.
Lucy & Nick's WINDY St Agnes engagement session. I witnessed love and playfulness. I sniffled alot. I had a watery eye every time I held the camera to it (due to it creating a wind trap). I let the beautiful sun leak into my lense. I wouldnt change anything about this adventure! Thank you so much Lucy and Nick. See you soon for the next one!