Just check out those designs!
I met Kayleigh and Jack at the beginning of the year when I decided wedding photography was definately for me but I had no couple images to share with my future clients. Luckily there were four couples that believed in my small portfolio and helped kick start my imagery and these guys were one of those couples, they hold a special place in my photography heart.
Almost a year later they have booked me for their wedding and I could not be more honoured to capture their beautiful day. I still can’t quite believe it when couples want to book me because of my natural style and I was just so excited to get out with this couple again after learning so much more techinally and compositionally!
Here is the gorgeous Kayleigh and Jack at sunset at the beautiful devon reservoir Burrator, if you haven’t been its definately worth a visit!
This next autumn wedding took place at the couple’s own cottage in Devon which backed onto some glorious farmland which was obviously the perfect location for a reception. The styling for this wedding was just amazing so it was really hard to stop taking detail pictures constantly! I am really starting to appreciate just how lucky I am to be living in what I believe to be the best and most versatile parts of the country with such amazing landscapes and venues to capture.
So here is Becky and Adam’s beautiful sunny autumn wedding that was literally just on their doorstep…enjoy!
‘I am his, and he is mine, and it has been that way all along’
I met this sweet couple for a coffee over the summer and we discussed their beautiful church wedding in Wembury and what I could offer them in the ways of telling their wedding story. We clicked straight away and decided to meet up on a sunny day for a little pre-wedding shoot at their beautiful wedding location and took some stunning pictures in one of the sweetest rocky beaches in our local area. Please visit if you haven’t already as the views are just stunning at any time of the year…
Here are the results from our little shoot, I look forward to your wedding next year guys!
Miss Imagination Photography
‘The wings of transformation are born of patience and struggle’
Janet S. Dickens
Going into my second year of photography I really started to focus on my branding, what was I was trying to achieve, who am I trying to appeal to and how can I remain my imaginative self all the while showing this is what I born to create? I knew I loved storytelling, I knew I wanted to appeal to people with a more creative approach to their photography but I had absolutely no clue as to what I wanted as a logo. I am so creative, I like to be different but not so wild that people just do not get it, this was going to be a challenge…or so I thought.
I did some research and was recommended to the lovely Steve Kenyon at Aesthetip and hoped he had the patience of a saint with my crazy busy brain! I was pleasantly surprised on how well we connected and from the first message I knew he was interested in what I had to say not just what he thought. He explained to me that to start with he needed to know what visually I was drawn to no matter how abstract it was which was easy enough as I practically threw my Pinterest at him! With nearly 5000 pins (yes I have a problem!) this is the place where I plonk most of my crazy ideas, textures, photograpy, diy projects and some boards that I will never look at again! But for Steve seeing all of this made the start of creating my visual branding and logo that much more personal.
After various emails, ideas, thoughts and concepts we developed a personal logo including my favourite colours, lilac and galaxy mix! So cool! We discussed different shapes but it just always came back to the butterfly; an insect that I have adored since I was a little girl which my mother would tell you at one point if something did not have a butterfly on it, I did not want it! The design of the butterfly was completely Steve’s idea, I had discussed a different version but for me it was not working and I am glad he took the time to create something different but familiar using my little childhood creature.
This butterfly to me represents the changes that I have gone through in my life, the transformation into a successful business woman doing something that I love unconditionally, the strength it has taken me to get to where I want to be and the beauty of what is yet to come.
So here it is, my beautiful logo! Thank you Steve for your patience and your talent, I am truly grateful to have found you and that you understood what I was looking for. I am so happy with my little butterfly, I shall call her ‘Immy’.
If you are looking for a logo or re-branding please head over to Steve’s page on Facebook and send him a message, you will not regret it!
Mr & Mrs Bunhill
I met Emma and Tim and their adorable little boy Arlo back in April where we discussed their wedding and how they wanted it to be a very ‘non-traditional’, relaxed affair at the lovely Mount Pleasant Ecological Park. An alternative vegetarian wedding venue positioned beautifully on the hilltop near Porthtowan, with views of rolling hills and with an aim for leaving ‘as little mark on the world as possible’, this venue is just perfect for those couples wishing for a greener wedding. The venue boasts a stunning timber framed barn, onsite glamping, an amphitheatre visible by walking through a beautifully handcrafted willow archway and much more. It is hard not to fall in love with this gorgeous countryside venue.
The day started with very casual preparations, the bridal party in the red geodome and the men…..well mostly in tents! After ironing everybody’s clothes, eating handmade cheese rolls, nibbling offcuts of cake and little Arlo running around making everybody laugh, the gifts were exchanged and Emma had a first look at her wedding dress. There was an emotional reveal of the dress that was kept secret for so long, made lovingly by her talented mother. Many tears and lots of hugs followed, a sense of love, family and happiness in the air.
Tim and Emma decided to have a first look with each other privately underneath the willow archway; a beautiful moment that I was lucky enough to be part of, before starting their day with a cream tea and Pimms with all of their family and friends. Their cream tea took place near the fire pit and was met with a stunning backdrop of countryside landscape and the sun shining down on us all, it was a beautiful area to relax, have some formal pictures and for everybody to just have a good old catch up. The ceremony then took place in the glorious earthy amphitheatre, with grass covered tyres as seats in the walls. Talented family members were appointed to play classical music as the guests entered followed by the wedding party. The ceremony was warm, sweet and in true boho style, Emma remained barefoot throughout. After the ceremony the champagne was opened, confetti was thrown and we walked to the barn seating area and had a 100% vegetarian summery feast of locally sourced food. After this, speeches and poems were delivered and then the cake was cut, another item handcrafted by yet another family member. And finally to end the night a lovely Ceilidh was provided which had everybody up on the dance floor completely merry after the most lovely Cornish wedding.
I felt so touched that Tim and Emma found me and asked me to capture their unique day, it felt effortless with such a genuine, lovely couple. The combination of a stunning venue, warmhearted family and friends, two hearts and a little boy, it truly was a perfect wedding day.
Here I tell their beautiful story of their wedding day though my lens:
Hair: Shear Beauty
Ceilidh: The Brim
T E A
© Miss Imagination Photography
I haven’t blogged for a while as I have been very busy just diving into wedding photography and after my initial hard work I have managed to get over 20 bookings for 2017/2018, so I feeling quite relieved that I am starting to get my name out there and know I am heading in the right direction.
After doing my business plan it has been hard to tick off all of my forecast but learning to understand that a business and a clientele base takes time and a lot of patience. So whilst I build myself up I have been learning lots about photography, social media and branding by attending workshops hosted by Liberty Pearl Photography and various online tutorials, image is so important for a business as well as knowledge and I know I still have a long way to go. But for now I am currently spending the Easter holidays playing with my daughter, collecting wild flowers and drinking tea 🌸
K & J
© Miss Imagination Photography
Here is another engagement shoot I was lucky enough to shoot a couple of weeks back, and we went to the location this couple were engaged over Christmas! On the beach! 😍
Engagement Ring from Drakes Jewellers