Another incredible wedding at Larkbeare House in Exeter, Devon

I was the wedding photographer for a lovely couple, Christine and Micheal, who were married at the wonderful Larkbeare House in Exeter, followed by a cosy wedding reception at the Exeter Golf and Country Club. This is how the day went…

I met the bride-to-be at the Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel, Queen St, Exeter and I was there to photograph the Bridal prep and first look.

Quick Note: I don’t post photos of bridal preps because I feel they are private moments that should remain private. Once the hair and makeup are done, and things are about to move on, I feel this is a good time to start sharing a few photos of the day…

The vintage car was by an amazing company; Devon Classic Hire, based in Okehampton, Devon. The driver Gary, was incredibly helpful, kind, courteous and suggested a couple of shots that worked well with that particular wedding car. I can’t recommend Devon Classic Hire enough. They are the best classic car hire company I have come across so far.

The wonderful wedding hair and makeup were done by a lovely lady called Lucy. She was full PPE and did a fantastic job. Well done Lucy and I really hope we work together again!

Lucy working her magic on Christine’s hair and makeup

I also want to say a very special and a big thank you to the registrar at Larkbeare House. Because of Covid, the numbers for the ceremony were limited to 6. I knew beforehand that I wouldn’t be able to take photos of their wedding ceremony because there simply wasn’t enough room for me. The registrar saw this, opened up the window and allowed me to take photos of the ceremony through the window while standing outside.

That simple yet beautiful action by the registrar allowed me to at least capture most of their ceremony. If you ever see this, I cannot ever thank you enough for doing that for us all!

Photographing a wedding ceremony through an open window will be tough to beat as the most unusual ceremony 😀

I use lights and strobes throughout the day. These give my photos a look and feel that I really enjoy. I hope you enjoy them too.

If you do like my photos and you’re looking for a wedding photographer, please visit my wedding photography page. Let’s team together to make your wedding day just as amazing as this one!

Testimonials from the day:

“Oh my gosh these are incredible!!! I cannot praise you enough you’re amazing! I’m gonna wait to download them till I get home but wow 😍😍😍
was so awesome having you there for our special day you were great!!”
The Bride, Christine

“Morning Simon, Gary here, the driver with Barker yesterday… Simon , I’ve done quite a lot of Weddings and you’ve been the most energetic photographer yet , keeping the couple occupied and happy”.

“It was a beautiful day and we were so happy that you were there to take amazing pictures of Michael and Christine’s Wedding that they will forever cherish!!”
Grooms Mum

Tech specs

I know some people like to know what I use during the day to get these shots. This is everything I used to capture the photos…

Camera set-up

  • Sony A9’s
  • Sony GM 85mm F1.4
  • Sony 20mm F1.8
  • Sony GM 24-70 F2.8
  • Sony GM 70-200 F2.8
  • Sony 90mm F2.8 Macro

Lighting set-up

  • Godox AD600 Pro
  • Godox AD200
  • Godox V1
  • Godox Xpro trigger

Simon Day

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