Sharon and Jason tied the knot on Saturday at the beautiful Carbis Bay Hotel in St.Ives. The intimate service was held over looking the beach with just the closest of family and friends. The couples main thing was this day be relaxed and chilled and it really was. Sharon’s beautiful Gerbera flowers added vibrant colours and the room was decked with fun from hanging flip flops to elephants.

Sharon wearing a ghost dress looked amazing and Jason very cool in his navy suit. This couples love for the beach and St.Ives was not dampened by the freezing cold temperatures and rain. Donned with umbrellas they braved the elements and yes, they did sing in the rain.. and we got it, and we think you guys are fab for it! I love the beach photos the rain empties the beach nicely for us photography wise, but also gives us this amazing light that is just stunning.

Both Sharon and Jason got what they wanted, a beach shoot, a beautiful relaxed day at Carbis Bay and lots of happy guests. A perfect wedding and we are so pleased that Kiss Photography could cover your fantastic afternoon.

 

Gorgeous Kezzie married Ross on Friday at Tregenna Castle.
We covered this wedding from the very beginning to the very end and this blog is the story. This blog is the stuff I loved, the story of true love, the story of such a wonderful couple. Its the story of a pair and their dog who went to the beach on a freezing day in November to get those beautiful shots. Its the story of friends and family coming together to celebrate their love for these too. Its the story of the tears of joy and three amazing sisters that I had such a wonderful day with.

It began in the morning with the bride practicing her new signature for the registrar, I loved that, the button holes and cravats going on. The make up being applied, the fizz being drunk. Its the story of the guests so happy. It moves onto the kiss, the smiles the rings going on. It goes onto the beach, empty, the dog, Bobby, who was as big a part of the day as any other guest.

The story goes on, the evening, the sweetie bar and the totally crazy Kiss Photography photo booth, where I think every guest went in, and in and in and in again.

Kezzie and Ross, thank you for letting us, kiss photography be there on your special day. You two are just lovely, beautiful Kezzie looking so radiant and Ross so smart. Your family and friends welcomed us as a part of the day and we enjoyed the whole thing. We wish you a wonderful honeymoon and a wonderful life together… with Bobby! Enjoy this little taster of an amazing day. Lots of love Kiss Photography xxxx

Can you believe this shoot on the beach with this gorgeous family? October in St.Ives and the weather was superb. The children so very sweet and so very lovely, a pleasure to be part of such a special morning … why wait for summer??

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

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