Jess & Maddie
An adventure in Paignton, Devon. Super Cold winter wind, Super stunning winter light and Super amounts of pure love! These two are amazing! We talked about their story, their plans for their wedding (with festival vibes) and tattoos. But mostly, I stood back and documented pure love. Of course, with the view of the hotel where Maddie asked Jess to Marry her in the background.
The images below are from the prints that Jess and Maddie chose to have in their lives for ever! I am so happy for these two and so excited for them for their wedding and future together.
After the images you can read the answers to the questions I asked Jess and Maddie when they first got in touch to book an engagement session with me...
This is the story of how we met... We met at university in Cumbria. We saw each other from across a room and we've been together since. We now live together in Devon.
This is our proposal story... On my birthday, we booked a hotel in Torquay for one night. After a beautiful dinner. We went back to our room and to the balcony. There was a small garden with a bench looking out to sea. Maddie said this is where she wanted to give me my birthday present. She handed me a beautiful book full of pictures of us and pictures of me with my family. They all had notes by them. As I was looking through the book, tearing up at the memories we have shared. I turned to the last page that said "will you marry me?" I turned to look at her and she was down on one knee with an engagement ring. I was so happy. I said yes and we both sat there with happy tears in our eyes looking out at sea. It was perfect, and so beautifully done.
How do you take your tea? I'm very simple when it comes to tea! Weak with no sugar. Maddie on the other hand has it strong with 1 sugar. Have you ever tried vanilla redbush tea? It's delicious.
our favourite food is... Mac n cheese!
our favourite place to spend time together is ...Devon. By the sea :)
Here is a little list of some of the things we love... We both have a big passion for music. We love to write songs together. We love traveling, we have big plans to travel for our honeymoon. We love a good cup of tea, movies, nights in cosy by the fire, gaming, photography, the beach (especially).
Take me to the beach and I will capture your beautiful love!
Lealah and Adam had a super fun wedding day with a ceremony at Ocean Studios, Plymouth with its industrial and rustic charm. Followed by tons of confetti and a boat trip along the sound (with a pasty). Docking at Mount Edgcumbe for their reception at The Orangery. With an epic lego table plan and cake topper, a yummy BBQ, emotional speeches, games of frisbee on the lawn, cutting the (cheese) cake and foot stomping to the live band.
Kelly and Andy had a wonderful wedding at The Belmont Hotel In Leicester. I’m always soooooooo flattered when couples ask me to travel for them, because they connect with me and my work. They could have picked someone local but chose me and I’m so glad they did. I would have travelled even further for this lovely pair!
Christina and Lee had an absolutely amazing and ridiculously fun and laid back, festival style wedding day at Gulliford Farm. I have been to tons of weddings and I can say that they don’t get more laid back than this. It was like going to a festival with all of your fave friends and fam. With yummy street food, an inclusive playlist (that guests could add to) and an awesome live rock band, a bouncy castle, bucking sheep, giant bubbles, booze, glitter station, magician, bonfire and no dress code.
Ruth and Leigh had a wonderful windy wedding day at Whitsand Bay Fort! I love how versatile this venue is. The staff at Whitsand along with the great mindset of Ruth and Leigh are proof that even if you have horrible weather on your wedding day, you can still have a ton of fun.
Have you ever wondered what wedding photos at Restronguet Barton (Cornwall) would look like? Well… Here you go!
I do love a good trek up the country for the right wedding and the right couple. Kathy and Luke's wedding at All saints church in Newborough and reception at the magnificent Swinfen Hall Hotel in Lichfield (nearish to Birmingham) was totally the right wedding, Kathy and Luke, totally the right couple.
This wedding kicked some serious bottom! There were so many amazing moments including the Bride and Bridesmaids arriving to the ceremony on the back Harley Davidson Motorcycles, a lovely outdoor ceremony with an actual tying of the knot and lots of happy tears, no table plan, yummy food, emotional and hilarious speeches and dancing the night away in the wonderful Big Chief Tipis to the upbeat live band. Perfect Day!
I'm so excited to share Becky and Chris's Epic and fun wedding at Bridwell Park Estate. What a day! Sunshine, home grown flowers, so much confetti, over 100 people attempting "the floss" for a group photo, some of the best food and live music I have ever enjoyed at a wedding, smoke bombs, hilarious speeches, a crazy dance floor and a seriously epic bouquet toss (you'll see) Becky and Chris are one of the most laid back and fun couples I have ever met and I enjoyed every second of their day.
Sometimes Two Groom’s are better than one! Jamie and César had an amazing and super sunny wedding at St Elizabeth’s House. On this day I had the chance to witness and photograph so many emotional, loving and fun moments. I think Jamie and César and their lovely families and friends have to go on record as one of the most tactile and openly affectionate bunch of people I have ever had the pleasure of spending time with. It was so wonderful to see.
I absolutely loved photographing Gayle and Thomas's wedding day at Buckland Tout-Saints in Devon. From the beautiful chaos of the morning, bright colours, big balloons, a fairy tea party for the kids and space hooper races to the many wonderfully hilarious expressions and comic moments between Gayle and Thomas, who are so fun to be in the presence of, and to photograph. Some of my favourite moments include a big "YARP" from Gayle during the vowels, diving face first into the cake, face licking, armpit sniffing, photo bombing, incredibly sweet moments between couples, parents and children and lying on the grass and eating candy necklaces (you'll see).