I often start my day with a quick swim either at Tregenna Castle or The Harbour Hotel. It’s a wonderful way to start the morning before a day of meetings or photography edits in the office. We are lucky enough to have these two great hotels on our door step. The other morning was a crisp beautiful one and I drove to Tregenna Castle, pulled up on the side of the hotel and was admiring the famous 9th hole view of St.Ives. Very soon an gentleman walked along, he caught my attention, carrying his tripod and a very expensive camera. I did what I love the most, I stopped and did a bit of people watching. He spent an age setting himself up for the perfect shot. His tripod was adjusted and then again. He fiddled with his camera settings, getting all just right. One shot, a look, nope not happy, another, another adjustment or two. The process went on. The photo would have been beautiful I am sure, It took me back to my days of working in the fashion industry. A whole day for that one perfect advertising shot…. a whole day!!!! imagine!

This whole thing made me ponder on wedding photography. Us wedding photographers do not have that luxury, we have only one chance; the rings, the kiss, the tears of emotion. Its a moment, its never repeated and then its gone. We have to deliver, we have to produce the perfect shot in a second. We haven’t the luxury of time, we are trusted to capture the moment. I do actually understand why wedding photography isn’t for everyone, so many wedding photographers come on the scene in Cornwall and have gone in a year or so. Its a very confident photographer that can be 100% sure they can deliver. We love our job, I love capturing the moment. I live for moments. I love seeing the story unfold before me and approaching it with a journalistic style approach. We have a successful and ever growing commercial side to our photography business, these are the jobs when we can take a moment, we can adjust and adjust again if we need to. I love these jobs too but for other reasons, they are poles apart from a wedding.

So I thank the guy with the camera,tripod and the view, he gave me a moment, a moment to appreciate my job, the weddings we cover and the commercial jobs.  What he does as a hobby, we actually get to do every day. Its a great job….. boconnoc house wedding photography-1707

What a varied week last week we had at Kiss Photography. So the week kicked off with some sunshine so we whizzed over to Carbis Bay holidays for some holiday let shoots. Amazing apartments and house, as always. We then had a commission for some portrait shots for the local dentist’s website, at the end of the week we jumped in the car to go to the beautiful town of Bedford to shoot an amazing farm wedding. We got back and went full into the swing of meeting’s. It’s that time of year when everyone confirms up their weddings for next year. We don’t have many dates left for 2017 now, but the inquiries are still flooding in, thanks to all the Simply Wedding fairs we have attended this year. A good, week and another one underway.

Kiss Photography had the pleasure of shooting in the beautiful town of Bedfordshire on Saturday. Orazio and Ruth were wed at Bedford Registry Office and went onto Newton Park Farm for a wonderful wedding reception.
It was just lovely shooting in the rolling hills of Bedfordshire, fields just after the harvest and cute little villages. It was a beautiful crisp Autumn day and a perfect day for this event.
There are so many moments of this day I could record on the blog. I have focused on the details of the bridal and groom prep as I love these moments, Ruth coming down the stairs, the beautiful lace on her dress, her grandmas broach. I love the father and son moment of the cravat and the proud grandfather holding his Granddaughter while watching his son and daughter-in-law arrive to greet their guests. To me these are the moments that make a wedding. Of course there are so many other moments, the ones the guests remember, the fantastic food, the arrival drinks, the gorgeous entrance of this absolutely stunning bride and her handsome groom. The entrance down the farm lane while they waved was just perfect. The talented singer that entertained the guests. Then there was the funniest best men and one of the best speeches I have ever heard!

What a day! thoroughly enjoyed by all we know. Perfectly relaxed which is just what this fun chilled out pair wanted, in a wonderful setting, in a lovely place.
Ruth you looked amazing and you just shone on your day, Orazio so very,very stylish as Italian grooms are, your beautiful daughters looking pretty in their bridesmaids dresses, it was such a pleasure to photograph. Thank you for booking Kiss Photography we had a ball covering your day. Wishing you both a life time of love together as the perfect family XXX

From the moment I stepped into the suite of Sarah & Paul at the amazing Fistral Beach Hotel I knew that this intimate wedding was going to be a blast.
Sarah went from being the nervous bride-to-be to and then made an amazing transformation into a lovely relaxed and funny lady. She entertained myself and her fiance all morning. Soon it was time to go down to the amazing Fistral Beach. The sun was shinning and Cornwall was looking its best.
We were surrounded by surfers running into the water but the couple were unfazed and enjoyed it all immensely.
We then rushed over to Truro with a quick photo opp en route, where I witnessed one of the loveliest services I have ever seen. There were three lovely readings, heaps of emotion, lots of laughter and lots and lots of tears…
Thankyou Sarah & John for being so amazingly chilled out and I do hope that your Padstow experience was well worth it. xx All the best xxxx

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