So, Thursday was the day after England got evicted from the World Cup but, every cloud does have a silver lining for it was the day Richard and Claire's wedding at Hendra Barns. If you haven't heard of it before, it's the most awesome, tucked away little place between Truro and Newquay, in Cornwall, UK. Their wedding was a small intimate affair with just a few close family and friends bearing witness, Jamie from Beetham Food cooking up a storm in the kitchen and perfect weather to boot. More pics to follow - but I'll leave this one with y'all. Who doesn't love a knackered old rusty barn!
Well, this was technically a wedding elopement at Lower Barns - it was Julia and Rob's anniversary who, formerly eloped to - and got hitched at my favourite venue in the whole of the world, Lower Barns. I had the pleasure of taking some photos of them at their blessing a few weeks ago and celebrating the occasion (and Rob's birthday no less!) with a few glasses of fizz.
To be completely honest, you can't go far wrong with booking here if you're thinking of eloping or planning a smaller wedding and to get a full idea of what it's like there, check out Richard and Amy's wedding - https://www.benselwayphotography.co.uk/stories/#/amy-richard-lower-barns-cornwall/).
I thought I'd share this photo from Gina and Ben's wedding at Tregenna in St. Ives. I'll post up a the rest of the shots from start to finish soon (I've been super busy launching another venture called There by Proxy) because it was too good not to share...they even had a Gordon Ramsey lookalike serving the canapés!
Maaaan, Delia and Josh's wedding at Nancarrow farm was simply epic. It was an amalgamation of beautiful couple, beautiful guests, beautiful location at the always amazing Nancarrow Farm and beautiful summer sunshine. We attempted to find some woods for their portraits but ended up stumbling across a total gem of a spot near Truro that I plan to keep a secret. Simply beautiful!
A little while ago I had the absolute honour of being a part of Georidie couple Sarah and Chris' elopement at Boho, all the way down, what the Cornish say; 'down west'. The venue is phenomenal and is situated near Cape Cornwall which is one of my favourite places to shoot in the whole of the county.
With many couples' I shoot, we've since stayed in touch and have become good friends and recently caught up with them for one of Nancarrow Farm's famous feast nights which was a total blast. Here's a pic of them right at the very edge of the Earth on their awesome day.
Wow-wee, I cannot believe Jenny and Lawrence's wedding at Tredudwell Manor was over a year ago. I was just going through some old pics and saw this pic of the guys having a meander through some barley (or is it wheat?) on their day - as you do. Another bonus was not getting shot by a disgruntled farmer for ruining his crop.
Having the pleasure of shooting Meg and Dave's wedding at Stourhead totally made my weekend. All of the planets aligned for them; weather - tick. Incredible location - tick. Pizza for the wedding breakfast - tick. Lush rustic barn at the always amazing Ashely Wood Farm - tick. An awesome group of guests creating a buzzing atmosphere - tick. Golden hour light - tick. Basically everything little, meticulously planned detail deserves a ma-hoosive tick. Here are a few of the teasers I sent them! Enjoy.
Richard and Amy's wedding at Lower Barns was amazing for many reasons and ticked a few vital boxes for me; firstly, they are an awesome pair of humans, their wedding had absolutely everything you could possibly want (just have a flick through their pictures to get a feel for it) they had amazing weather and it was at my absolute favourite venue in Cornwall. Perfecto!
Jeez Lousie - Twyla & Jim's wedding at Stonehill House in Oxfordshire was a bit of a corker. Like many people nowadays, they did the legal bit at the registry office and had their wedding outdoors with their family and friends surrounding them. In my opinion, this is how wedding's should be; people getting married wherever they want to. It's so much more relaxed! I don't understand why, when the rest of the world (including Scotland) adhere to this. In England and Wales you have to say your vows under a licensed and permanent structure! Rant over. It's Monday and I'm grumpy - but no more whinging!
I can't wait to show this one off to all y'all.
Sunset = party time at Charlotte and David's wedding at Bre Pen Farm, Mawgan Porth. Can't wait to share the photos from this corker of a wedding to all of you which (*GEEK ALERT*) were taken on a Fuji X-Pro2. For all of the camera enthusiasts out there, this pretty much signalled the beginning of my transition of going mirrorless.
How unbelievably cool is Hayley's wedding dress?! I've never had a bride that totally smashed it in a black wedding dress.
High five to you, Hayley.
Julia and Jac's wedding at The Meudon was simply perfection. Essentially, it was the wedding equivalent to The Great Pyramids of Giza, an impossibly blue ocean lapping up on a white sand beach, Bristol City FC, all of Shakespeare's works - or my personal fav; Jennifer Lawrence.
It was perfect for many reasons; the setting, the outdoor ceremony, lots of beautiful people mingling, a consistent, buzzing atmosphere all day, the incredible food plus and crucially; the weather. You see, I always take the weather forecasts in Cornwall with a pinch of salt for the reason that there isn't the land mass to retain the conditions. In their case, dry weather was pretty essential because of the outdoor ceremony - of which was threatened by a biblical torrent of rain throughout the WHOLE day, according to the weather man. However, in true fashion it wasn't to be the case. All of the bits that were meant to be dry (i.e. the ceremony, reception drinks and their portraits) stayed dry - sunny even. In fact, the only time rain featured was during the bits that rain wasn't an issue was the wedding breakfast and the evening party.
On the flip side - for Jac maybe, his favourite team Liverpool, did lose in the Champions League final due to two woeful errors from their goal keeper.
I have no words for this!
Apart from an explantation for the title; 'Falmouth Wedding Photographer.' It is essentially a vain attempt at appearing on a Google search for a 'Falmouth Wedding Photographer.' Basically, anyone who types 'Falmouth Wedding Photographer' into Google may see this! Hopefully, it'll propel me to the top of the 'Falmouth Wedding Photographer' key-word search.
I bloody loved Stu and Kat's wedding at Boconnoc House. In fact, I bloody loved them, their guests and the amazing grounds which Boconnoc is certainly not lacking in. I think it probably has more land mass than somewhere like Liechtenstein perhaps. I'll need to double check that and get back to you on that though. It might be a few days though if that's ok? I have a busy weekend of shooting weddings at Lower Barns and up at Mawgan Porth.
In the meantime, here's Kat 'n Stu. Bless....
Two quid this photo cost me. Two quid!!!! Thats the equivalent to a coffee (no milk) at the local cafe where I do some of my work. Needless to say, I was pretty happy that, even though it cost me two quid, it was a nice result from my spanking new/old Polaroid Spectre on its first outing. The pic was taken moments before Aimee skipped up the aisle to Ali at their wedding at Rockbere Manor. Not to keep bleating on about money, a pack of 8 photos costs £18.00 - that's two quid a photo. I can confidently say that I wouldn't even attempt at photographing a whole wedding with such a device, unless of course some paid me.
Ok, before anyone asks; yes the wedding at Nancarrow (feat. Hannah & Luke) is on the Stories page and I will be blogging some of the weddings on there...just coz' I can - it's my blog and I'll do what I wanna!! Besides, it was a bloody awesome one and a million percent worthy of getting featured on here. If you're lazy and just want to scroll through pictures rather than clicking through all the pics, then you can view it HERE. Oh, I ought to mention that visually, it featured the dream team; Mike Wakefield assisting on the photo front and Lizzie Churchill filming the whole shebang and providing her nuclear video light which came in a pretty handy for some of the dancing. Enjoy!
There was a lot of chit chat about a wedding that went down somewhere in London, I just hope they had as good weather as we did yesterday's Falmouth wedding, staring Helen and Paul. The whole shebang was kickstarted with a ceremony at Mylor Church and then at the longest most elongated hotel in Cornwall; The Greenbank. Not sure if these two gals were treated to some gin and prosecco by a pair of hopeful lads their age - or maybe they went mine sweeping.
It has been a long time coming. A lot of blood sweat and tears, lots of very blue language plus the tearing out of my already thinning hair when things went wrong with its construction, as well as lots of indecisive agonising over what to show.
The below image is a tribute to my good friend on his wedding day a number of years ago to his beautiful wife Jess. Andrew Griffin was the man responsible for my previous site and I wanted to thank him for his hard. However, Griff, you'll be pleased to know that I have veil drawn over my unrelenting requests to change things and I'd like to inform you that you have now been relieved of your duties.
I hope you like what you see.