I love the first edit of a wedding. I usually make myself a mint tea (my personal favourite late evening tipple) and settle into an evening of wedding photos. I love seeing the moments that we captured on camera, that I may have forgotten about as the day goes on. By the end of the evening we have usually shot, seen and been part of so many moments the early ones may get forgotten. Today as I am sitting here editing Nicole and Jason’s wedding there are so many moments, caught on camera, never to be forgotten.
The wave Jason gives Nicole as she walks down the aisle, it was a brief moment, a wave just for her, to let her know, he was there for her, only for her, in that moment and forever, then the emotion in Nicole’s eyes. The kiss her Dad gave her as he gave her to her new husband. A very small gesture, a pat on the back to Jason from Nicole’s Dad, again a small moment in time, but an important one, one that said so much but no words spoken. Another OK, I trust you with my daughter’s hand. Its these things, these precious seconds, that we get forever that makes me love my job as a wedding photographer. We are so very privileged to be trusted with such precious moments, and its an honour to record them all.
Nicole and Jason had a intimate service at The St Ives Harbour Hotel. Close family and friends witnessed a service filled with tears of joy. Nicole looked absolutely stunning in a “dior ‘New Look'” style dress. Diamante with cream and pink roses set off the 50’s feel. The bridesmaids looked so very pretty in dusky pink chiffon.
The forecast was rain with sunny intervals, we knew that we didn’t have many of these to play with so we took our chances and whisked the bride and groom off as soon as the sun broke through. I am so glad we did as it was the only break in the day. The guests were told to follow us down, but by the time they arrived the rain had come upon us again. We did however get some amazing shots in the small time frame we had and Nicole and Jason’s family and friends amazed us with their very British attitude to it all, they came in the pouring rain as they knew it was Nicole’s wish to have family beach shots, they sheltered under the beach huts and sang singing in the rain, they smiled, no one moaned at all, and I just thought they were the best bunch of rellies ever!
On our return hot tea and scones were served (and really needed) we shook off the raindrops and the party began.
Nicole and Jason, your day was just lovely, you looked amazing and you were so fun, happy and easy to be with. Thanks a million for being great. Wishing you an amazing life as Mr and Mrs!
She laughed, smiled and had fun all day long. The gorgeous Aimi married Andrew at the weekend, at The Carbis Bay Hotel. The weather was perfect, the location perfect ( we love The Carbis Bay Hotel, and when the sun shines on that beach it goes beyond perfect!) the bride wore the perfect dress and the groom who was just so sweet. Who could ask for more?
We spent the whole day with wonderful Aimi and Andrew, and we laughed along with them, you couldn’t help it, it was infectious! The only time the laughter stopped was during the touching service where there didn’t seem to be a dry eye in the house! I loved Andrew’s reaction when he saw his stunning bride walk down the aisle, and I loved the fact they boogied back up the aisle as Mr. and Mrs.
It was straight outside afterwards to enjoy the glorious Cornish sunshine, and we all hit the beach for some very fun photos. They couldn’t stay away from the sand, and straight after the meal, it was cricket and beach games on the beach.
This fabulous pair of people will never be short of happy times together, and surrounded by such lovely friends and family their married life will be perfect. Thank you for a great day both of you, we thoroughly enjoyed it all, you are both fab !
At the beginning of a New Year I like to sit and re-cap what the previous year brought for us here at Kiss Photography.
I sat down this morning and looked through last years blogs and had a wonderful hour reading and re-capping and re-living one of our best years yet!
2014 started off for us shooting an early winter wedding with Olly Murs as a guest. This was at The Carbis Bay Hotel and the whole thing caused quite a stir in St.Ives.
The year brought us to castles, churches and hotels. We shot at new locations we had never even heard of to our good old favourites, that feels like home we are there so often.
We went to the windy shores of Cape Cornwall to the beautiful gardens of Tremenheere. We had brides on top of camper vans and brides paddling in the sea.
We also experienced our first Marry-oke filmed by Dove Films. What a fun day that was!
We had the bride who made her own wedding dress and has now made a career out of it, and the bride who blew me away with her courage and strength on such an emotionally charged day. We had the worst rainy day ever in the history of Kiss Photography and we got some of our most favourite shots on that day. When I did the edit I don’t think I have smiled as much as I did that afternoon!
I saw (but didn’t taste!) the best dessert table ever at The Carbis Bay Hotel and Tregenna Castle had some pretty amazing styling going on this year, the vintage books and lace runway will stay with me forever!
We have worked a lot with our favourite camper van company; Cornwall VW Wedding Hire, whose professionalism is second to none and really does absolutely everything in their power to make all wedding dreams come true, even stopping traffic for us at Gwithian so we could get the perfect shot, you blew us away that day!
We have spent many a wedding with our dear friend Kevin from Plan9Video and enjoyed using his amazing light for first dance shots! cheers Kev!
We have shot so many local weddings filled with families from St.Ives it has been a pleasure and an honour and we have met so many people that have travelled miles to have the wedding of their dreams in Cornwall, which makes me feel so proud to live here.
On top of all this we have also shot so many family shoots on the beaches of St.Ives. Local families, holiday makers and family re-unions. You have all been so wonderful. We have worked with so may kids that have really made my day and I wish I could award them all a gold star for the shots we got of them.
Our interior and food photography side of our business has flourished and we found ourselves working with St.Ives famous Porthminster Cafe shooting the chefs signature dessert from South Africa for The Great British Cookbook!
Our work has taken us to London’s city to shoot a finance company corporate image shots and we have seen inside St.Ives best holiday lets thanks to Cherished Cottages.
We have worked with Boskerris Hotel this winter, who sports one of the best views from their deck in the world ( yes I will go that far, check it out!)
We have started working with local company DPI St Ives and are very excited with this project, more will be revealed in 2015.
What a year! can we top it? well looking at the diary absolutely. So excited about the weddings we have on the cards this year. We have some creative brides that will be a pleasure to capture their beautiful weddings and some brides that want it shot totally in a journalist style, which we love too. Bring it on 2015 we are so ready for you!