Rach & Scott's Pre Wedding shoot was such a pleasure to photograph. Up to this point i hadn't met them in person and i'd been looking forward to us meeting for some time after hearing all the amazing things they have planned for their wedding.
They didn't fail to deliver. We spent around an hour and a half shooting, wondering around the location and chatting away. It turned out to be a bit of an animal themed shoot with their pup Baxter, swans and DUCKS! (I want a duck so bad!)
I am super excited for their two day wedding this year!
I wanted to create a shoot of a bride getting ready in elegant lounge and nightwear as well as in wedding dresses. I was inspired by blush and gold tones with hint of sparkle to fit with the upcoming party season with a luxury feel.
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Rebecca Searle - Make Up
For the photoshoot we wanted to create a luxury festive wedding look so I went for rich tones on the eyes, golds and roses with some shimmer for an extra festive feel, I wanted the skin to look healthy and glowing so I used the delilah cosmetics pure light liquid radiance mixed in with their time frame foundation and aura pure light highlighting powder to give extra glow and a soft flush of colour with their lullaby blush. I created a fresh rosy lip with delilahs lipstick in flirt and lipgloss in Amalie
I used some eylure lashes to give extra flutter
and definition. As the photoshoot progressed I smoked out the eye with some MAC brown down eyeshadow and Delilah ebony gel liner for a bit of extra drama, showing how a daytime look can easily be transformed into a going out/evening look suitable for any winter wedding or Christmas party.
Cake: Edible Essence
Hair Stylist: Layla Rebecca Smith – Insta: @curioushairuk
Make Up Artist: Rebecca Searle
Model: Lili Webster
Flowers: Holly Bee Flowers
Photographer: Emma Barrow
Wardrobe: The Wedding Company, Plympton
Hair Accessory: Claire Austin Bridal Hair Accessories
A couple weeks ago I photographed a client sporting her Yoga & Pilates fitness classes. I loved shooting this as the subject was something i love doing myself.
And I learnt a few moves and poses whilst shooting too!
Autumnal Pre Wedding shoot, shot on the moors of Burrator.
We had a lot of fun shooting this, we shot in so many beautiful locations and we managed to do so without being too windswept due to Storm Ophelia
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Hair Stylist: Tracie Gunningham @ Envy Hair
Make Up Artist: Molly Russell
Model: Eve Mcloughlin
Photographer: Emma Barrow
Stylist: Emma Barrow & Denista Avramova-Bastable
Location: Ocean Studios
Photographer's Assitant: Lewis Morgan
Behind the scenes photos: Cheryl Peach
I travelled down to St Agnes where Rachel & James' wedding venue was set over looking the Cornish coast.
Morning prep took place in the B&B of the beach side venue with the bridesmaids helping the bride to get ready and guests popping in to give her best wishes.
The ceremony was dressed up with a rustic theme with close family and friends surrounding the couple.
Now It did rain, but the guests were happy to continue the celebrations outside and follow through with their seaside theme.
The couple and I took to the beach in the stormy weather! But we were able to capture some beautiful intimate photos.
After the bride and groom portraits were the speeches, which were beautifully spoken by the maid of honour, best man, groom and mother of the bride.
Florist: Country Flowers, Lostwithiel
Cake: Claire Baxter (friend of Rach)
Dress: Kelsey Rose from Truly Delightful, Totnes
Rings: Cathedral Jewellers, Truro
Hair: Hair by Emma C
Makeup: Isabel Oldbury
Groom/groomsmen suits: Moss Bros
Venue: Driftwood Spars, St Agnes
A couple months back I bought this fantastic and talented team together to produce this autumnal, luxe, woodland bridal shoot. It was created with the concept of an intimate outdoor wedding offering several options for set up of cake, ceremony and other aspects of decor to use a venue to it's fullest.
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Behind the scenes photos captured by Liam Ring.
Cake: Queen Bee Cakes
Fabrics: West Country Wedding Planner
Florist: Holly Bee Flowers
Furniture and Props: Virginias Vintage Hire
Hair Stylist: Brigitte Fisher
Location: Ever After
Make Up Artist: Emma Roberts
Model: Alex Reeve
Photographer / Creative Director: Emma Barrow
Stationery: Knots & Kisses
Silk Ribbon: Kate Cullen
Venue Stylist: Knots & Kisses
Wardrobe: The Wedding Company, Plympton – (Watters – Anastasia & Pippin)
Photographer’s Assistant: Liam Ring
I starting with photographing the bride's details using the beautiful stair case in the hotel before heading back to the bride and her girls to photograph their prep.
The morning was welcomed by the bride and bridesmaids, in their matching bridal robes, who were helping each other with their hair and makeup. Gifts were given and toasts were made to the bride to be.
Before the ceremony, i met with the groom and his best man to capture their preparations. I then waited for the bride to come down from her room, down the long staircase with her father and bridesmaids, to await her entrance into the ceremony.
A pianist played as the bride walked into the ceremony and down the aisle to her groom. They took their vows infront of their closest friends and family with their little girl watching alongside.
Following the ceremony was the confetti throw which i had all the guests stood spiralling down the stairs throwing their confetti onto the newlyweds down below.
After the reception and bridal photos, the guests were welcomed into the main room for their three course sit down meal.
Amusing speeches and cake cut took place thereafter followed by the first dance and a little twist of a Silent Disco for the guests to enjoy!
Ceremony flowers – Hunny B Florist
Cake - Celebrations cakes by Kelly
Evening DJ - Silent Disco Mania
Groom & ushers suits- Moss Bros
Bride dress - Prudence Gowns Sincerity, Saorise
Brides shoes - Roland Cartier for Dune
Hair stylist - Cassie Lewis
Venue decor - The Devon Wedding Company (chair covers and sashes)
Recently I travelled down to Holywel Bay in Newquay to photograph this couples Pre Wed shoot.
It didn't start off well, what with the storm like torrential rain! But it soon passed and the sun opened out onto a wonderful Cornish beach with Poldark like coastal line and sweeping dunes across the hills.
We shot in the early evening as the sun was going down across the beach. It was a wonderful location find and somewhere i recommend for a Cornish visit!
This pre wed session took place on Dartmoor in Devon where there are an unlimited number of beautiful places to photograph.
The land rover was one of the props the couple brought along with them which fit perfectly with this setting.
Their dogs; Max & Ralph were included in some shots and they are some of my favourites from the session because they bring another element to it. And come on...they are cute!
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This was a very windy day but in the end i think it worked well for this shoot. We shot this on Dartmoor and therefor is prone to drastic weather when the rest of the area was enjoying sunshine!
The rain and winds picked up so we were in and out of the cars whilst prepping the model. A few hours later after patiently waiting on and off - we managed to finish the shoot.
Lucy & Will chose the beach as the setting for their Pre Wedding shoot. It was a beautiful summers day with a clean open backdrop of the Cornish coast.
We photographed around several locations on the beach incorporating the sea, rocks and landscapes it had to offer.
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Hair Stylist: Amy Mai Fox @ Tony & Guy Plymouth
Make Up Artist: Joanne Bates, Beauty Within
Model: Gabriella Drake
Photographer: Emma Barrow
Wardrobe Designer: Hannah Joce
Last month i photographed this wonderful couple for their Pre Wedding shoot. They chose Watergate Bay as their location which fit in perfectly with their personalities and theme for their wedding.
It was a beautiful sunny day and we started on the cliffs overlooking the beach with wide landscapes looking out on to Newquay and the bay.
We then used the beach and the unique rock forms to create more beautiful images.
The time we spent together in this session allowed us to break the ice between us all - discovering how they are as a couple and how best they work in front of the camera.
Keeping it relaxed we played on some poses and i let them both do the rest to create that natural look.
Im super excited to photograph their wedding later this year!
I arrived at The Alverton mid morning, welcomed by Stacey and her bridesmaids. I started as i usually do with photographing the bride and bridesmaids dresses and details, followed by documenting their prep of hair, make up and arrival of gifts.
Stacey was surprised by her husband to be with a huge bouquet and lots of personal letters and messages which quickly became emotional and real for everyone.
Ross and his groomsmen were calm celebrating and enjoying their time together before the ceremony.
Stacey and Ross' daughter and friend enjoyed their time playing together, getting ready and swishing around in their beautiful dresses.
Stacey's mum and dad took in their emotional first look of their daughter all dressed up, ready to get married.
The bridal party took their long walk down to the ceremony where i found the groom eagerly awaiting their arrival.
The ceremony took place in the great hall of the Alverton. A large church like room with amazing high ceilings and architecture.
After the ceremony everyone stepped outside for the confetti throw followed by formal photos of the guests with a beautiful backdrop of the hotel and grounds.
After the formal photos i took the couple around the grounds to photographer their bride and groom portraits.
The couple and guests returned to the great hall where they had a sit down three course meal. After which were the speeches and cake cut.
The couple provided a pic n mix table and games room for the guests along with a Karaoke video machine which attracted some fabulous singing!
Stacey and Ross took to the dance floor for their first dance with the father and daughter dance immediately after.
More dancing followed into the evening with a hogs roast for their evening guests to enjoy.
Dress: Amica Bridal Boutique
Bridal earrings: Amica Bridal Boutique
Bouquet: St Mellion Flowers
Cake: David M Cake Design
Venue décor: Chair covers - Divine Divine
Floral decor - Stacey Cann
Lighting - Flybase
Hair Stylist: Amy Millman, Elite Hair & Beauty
Make Up Artist: Kelly Barnard, Elite Hair & Beauty
Groom's suit: Zebel
Groom's shoes: Eves & Grey
Videographer: Cupcake Videos
Venue: The Alverton
Wedding Planner: Catherin Mills, The Alverton
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