Taylor and Matt
Oh my goodness! This couple and little Bella are freaking awesome! An adventure to Torquay, Races on the beach, throwing pebbles in the sea and having a little sing song. We had the best time. Nothing was awkward or forced. We connected right away and still do as if we have known each other for ever! These three lovely people will always have a place in my heart and I think I have found new festival bud's!
When Taylor first got in touch to book a session with me. Naturally I had a few important questions to ask...
How did you meet?
I'd like to say we met in a really awesome way, but it was through Plenty of Fish... After a few days of texting we met at a local pub to have a quiet whiskey and get to know one another. 6 hours later we were still partying as if we had known eachother forever & the rest is history. I literally met my other half that day, my best friend, my festival buddy, my band member - we have been inseparable ever since!
Your proposal story...
It was Christmas 2014 and we had gone up to London with my parents and Matts daughter (my stepdaughter, Bella) After a crazy day exploring London, battling hamleys at Christmas and failing at Ice Skating, we went into winter wonderland and it was magical. I've never been a fan of Christmas, and have always gone abroad or secluded myself from it. Matt had always said he wanted me to experience a proper christmas, a memorable one, and that he did! Now Matt and I are not the most serious of couples, we laugh a lot and don't take things too seriously. We had never talked about marriage and it was definitely not something I expected; so when he got down on one knee in the middle of winter wonderland, i turned and saw my mum with her camera out and little Bella staring up at me with the biggest grin I was speechless, literally! He read me the most beautiful letter and seeing this serious, emotionally side to him is something I will treasure forever. I am so excited to marry my bestie & would love for you to be part of our journey x
How do you take your tea?
Strong English tea with no sugar!!!
Your favourite food is?
Your favourite place to spend time together is?
At a festival! Music, sun & glitter
A little list of some of the things you love...
We love the outdoors and spending time in the (rare) sun! We love music, and love playing music together. We love our little muffinchild (Bella), our kitten (Dallas) & our hedgehog (Buffy). Food, lots and lots of food. The walking dead, surfing & cuddles
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!
If you are a couple in love and you connected with the photographs above, AWESOME!
Let's hit the beach so that you can have prints like these (of your own beautiful memories) that you can keep close to your heart for ever and more!