How to Plan Your Wedding Day Sparkler Exit

a couple share a kiss whilst guests wave sparklers all around them on their wedding day

Fizzy, Poppy Sparklers to Wave Your Wedding Day Farewell   Sparkler exits are ever popular at weddings and I love them! Getting all your guests together for one final celebratory moment can be a really awesome way to end your day! It’s also a great opportunity for an awesome closing photograph but does take a little forethought to get it right. Below are my Top Tips for an Epic Sparkler Exit:   Check With Your Venue Check out if, and where your venue will allow you to use sparklers. Not every venue will allow for this and if they do there may be restrictions or fire safety...

Canonteign Falls Engagement Photographer

a boy leads his bride to be up towards canonteign falls

Luke and Corina’s Just Us Shoot Canonteign Falls Engagement Photographer   I met Luke and Corina at Bride! The Wedding Show back in October the year before their wedding, they tentatively booked my wedding package including a Just Us Engagement shoot but I knew they were a little apprehensive about it, as most of my clients are. Canonteign Falls is one of my favourite places to shoot! Nestled in the Teign valley on Dartmoor it is one of the most chilled out, rustic venues with lots of gorgeous outdoor space, trees, lakes and of course the waterfalls. The Wedding Coordinator Lianne is...

How to cope without your Mum on your wedding day

how to cope without your mum on your wedding day

How to cope without your Mum on your wedding day   The idea of not only getting married but planning your wedding without your Mum is one that can seem like an enormous hurdle within the journey of your grief. With Mother’s Day approaching, this painful experience can be highlighted even more and so I decided to reach out to any brides and grooms who might be going through this and offer some of my experience, advice and support. It’s not an exaggeration to say that within the first 5 minutes of finding out that my Mum had died, the thought crossed my mind – when I get married, she...

Cornwall Engagement Photographer

Jenny and Mike’s Just Us Shoot Looe, Cornwall   Jenny and Mike’s Just Us shoot last September was possibly one of my favourites of the year. The pair had decided they wanted their shoot at a place that meant something to them, so they settled on the Cornish coastal village of Looe, where Mike used to holiday as a child, and where they go to celebrate the new year.   Because Looe is east facing, I tentatively suggested a sunrise shoot, in the hope we might catch some gorgeous morning light. The problem was, this meant a 6am meet up. Anyone who knows me will know I’m not a morning...

Huntsham Court Wedding Photographer

bride's veil moves in the wind

Kingsley and Emily’s Wedding Huntsham Court Wedding Photography   Kingsley are Emily are wildly in love, it's plain to see. Their wedding, at Huntsham Court last October was one of the most miserable days (weather wise!) of the year, but it just didn’t matter – not one bit! Their wedding was one of the most joyful, fun and love-filled days, truly a privilege to witness such a special couple get wed. Emily is totally a bride after my own heart, she is super organised and had a really clear vision for the day. The scene was set by beautiful wedding stationary by Storm Press,...

How to master your wedding speech

Planning and Delivering the Best Wedding Speech If you’re not a public speaker then your wedding speech can be a bit of a stressful moment. As a wedding photographer I’ve seen my fair share of speeches, below are some of my top tips for nailing it! Practice Practice, practice and practice again! If you’ve rehearsed your speech, you’ll know which bits are coming next, improving the flow of the speech overall. Feeling confident in knowing what you’re saying will really show in the way you present yourself – there’s nothing worse than a speech read in monotone, directly from a page, with no...

Wiltshire Farm Wedding Photographer

Jack and Laura’s Wiltshire Farm Wedding Last summer I was lucky enough to be asked to be the photographer for gorgeous farm wedding, not far from Swindon, Wiltshire.   I met Laura and her Mum the autumn before at Bride! The Wedding Show at Westpoint Arena, Exeter. When Laura described their wedding, it sounded right up my street, so when they asked me to be their Wiltshire farm wedding photographer, I just couldn’t say no.   I met up with Laura and Jack a month or so before their wedding for their pre-wedding Just Us which gave us a great opportunity to chat through their plans....

What to do if it rains on your wedding day

brides veil blows in the wind while she cuddles her groom

What to do if it rains on your Wedding Day   If you’re getting married in the UK, even in the summer, the reality is there’s a chance it could rain. Rain on your wedding day is definitely not the end of the world. In fact, it’s meant to be good luck! Rain can lead to incredibly romantic images and also means there’s no risk of overheating – nobody wants to be a sweaty mess on their wedding day! My Rainy-Day Top Tips:   Don’t obsess There’s no point checking the weather way in advance. Long range forecasts are rarely accurate and stressing for weeks about what the weather is...

St Audries Park Wedding Photographer

bride and groom outside st audries park wedding venue

  Matt and Becky's Wedding at St Audries Park    It was early October but an Indian Summer meant those autumnal colours hadn’t quite set in, not that it mattered, because Becky and Matt’s burnt orange and burgundy colour scheme totally stole the show.   St Audries Park used to be a girls’ boarding school, many moons ago. Becky and Matt booked it because it was actually where Becky’s Mum went to school, how lovely is that?!   Becky and Matt were the cutest couple, totally in love and overcome with joy at getting to finally marry their best mate. They were both an...

Maximising your Confetti Moment

How to get the best out of your Wedding Confetti Confetti walks are a wonderful thing. Filled with love, joy and that We-Did-It feeling, I absolutely LOVE ‘em! Here are my top tips for getting the best photographs during your confetti throw:   Check your Location The first thing to do when planning where and when to do your confetti is to find out whether your church / venue will allow you to throw confetti on-site. Find out whether there are any restrictions. For example, some venues have rules about only using natural, biodegradable confetti. We’ll need a spot where we can line...

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