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As I drove up a winding farm track, a beautiful white lighthouse suddenly appeared above the trees – what an amazing place to get married! I could see immediately why merchant sailor Ben and his beautiful bride Emma picked this unique spot to wed.
As the Usk Lighthouse is located near Newquay, Wales I didn’t get a chance to have a look around before the big day, so I arrived a couple of hours beforehand to have a good look around for the best spots. To be frank, I’m rather nosy and this beautiful setting was worth the early rise.
At first I joined Emma and her bridesmaids while they were getting ready. Watching the bride throughout the morning was lovely and as the hour approached the nervousness and excitement started to creep in. Once Emma had finished makeup duty I dashed off to find Ben and his friends, only to return just before the ceremony with Emma, Natalie, Becki, Becky and Jack all looking fantastic. Jack was cool as a cucumber ready to give his sister away and the bridesmaids were relaxed before the rather tough trip down a tight flight of stairs (in killer heels).
I was glad I got to spend a little time with Ben and his mates too, we had a wee walk outside and then looking remarkably calm and happy I shot him welcoming all of the guests and the build up to the ceremony.
After the lovely ceremony, watching Emma hold back the tears and for a second Ben too, it was amazing watching the little glances and kisses while they signed the register. I really like to let the bride and groom dictate how I capture their day and we agreed after a quick champagne stop to a few private shots to give the new Mr & Mrs Ross some time on their own. After a few super photos we took some time off so that the newly married couple could celebrate with their family and friends while I took some photos with the bridesmaids and couples.
It was beautiful watching a really intimate wedding where everybody was so close and happy, and as the rain approached it was time for the speeches on the lighthouse roof (not bad if you ask me). They couldn’t have timed this better if they tried, about 3 seconds after everyone started moving back inside the heavens opened and the party began.
The night ended for me as the party got started and just before I left I captured the new Mr & Mrs Ross dancing beneath the window under which they were married just 5 hours before. As the sun set and the beers flowed, it was time for me to leave the guests alone without fear of one of the signs becoming true “BEHAVE, what happens tonight, is on Facebook TOMORROW”.
Overall it was a pleasure to meet and spend such an important day with a special couple and I feel really proud to have been a part of this unique day. Congrats Mr & Mrs Ross!!!
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These are a few shots I took when spending the bank holiday in Whitby. We managed to avoid the crowds by sneaking around the side streets to take in the best it has to offer.
I love Whitby and try to visit a few times a year – like everyone we have our routine. First is a good walk up to the Abbey with a coffee in hand, sitting on the cliff top looking down over the bay. Once we have rested we stroll back down the 199 steps and stop at the Duke of York for lunch, then a wonder over to the arcades and around the harbour.
This year the crowds took us off the normal path and we decided to head up into the side streets where I tried to capture the town at its best. We had a great weekend and with Mrs Riley’s patience I was able to play around and take some street shots for the blog.
I’m booked in for some wedding photography in Keighley, Yorkshire and also in Wales in the next few months so I’ll be updating my new website and blog with some wedding and engagement shots soon.
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Last week took me into the pennies to see Faye, James and Jack. I arrived in the middle of peak nap time for Jack,so we decided not rush to setting up and let Jack enjoy a well deserved rest.
After a little while, everyone was ready for me to start snapping – the plan for the day was to take some shots in the house and then (weather permitting), we would go for a walk to the park for some more casual family pics. With the rain pouring we cracked on with the inside shots. Jack was on great form and after a long trip home from their holidays he certainly didn’t show any signs of tiredness as he played with his tractors. James’ tip on how to get Jack to laugh worked a treat – imagine me laid flat on the floor pointing the camera at James, Faye and Jack all the while pretending to have a sneezing fit. This was good enough to capture them all at their best and we got some great shots.
The weather did pick up after a while and we managed a trip to the local park by the river. Faye had asked for some really natural shots beforehand and this was a good chance for me to step back and photograph while they all relaxed together. It was a fantastic afternoon and I was pleased to get some natural shots in the sun and even a few down by the river!
In the next month I have some engagement shoots coming up and some weddings in the Autumn. For more of my latest work see my blog