Another Wedding in Exeter, Devon…

Kevin and Shirley are two lovely, wonderful people and it was an absolute pleasure to be their wedding photographer yesterday.

The venue was the Gipsy Hill Hotel in Exeter. We arrived at 1pm (the ceremony was at 3.30pm). The great thing about the hotel is that it has plenty of parking and it is right outside the building. This makes wedding photographers very happy 😉

The bar area has been completely revamped and looks lovely! So much light, and nice light furniture. If the rain had stopped play, photographing inside would have been no problem at all.

As you can see from the photos, the room for the wedding is bright, light and ideal for a smaller wedding. The Gipsy Hill does have larger rooms, but I have to admit, I think this one is the brightest and best.

The good news was the sun was out, the warmth had returned and the day was about as perfect as it could be. The grounds were well kept and with those large trees, finding shady areas from the harsh sunlight was easy.

The Gipsy Hill Hotel laid out a fantastic spread with lots to choose from. The staff were all lovely and very helpful.

If you’d like to talk about your wedding, please visit my wedding photographer page.

Bullies Out Mega Walk a success

How would fancy walking from Torre Abbey in Torquay, to Haytor on Dartmoor, and then back again? No, not me either 🙂

A massive congratulations to the team 34-12, who walked 34 miles in 12 hours for Bullies Out, an anti-bullying charity.

As someone who was bullied all through school, I was really happy to help by capturing the day with my cameras. At the time of writing, you can still donate to them via this link.

Here are some highlights of the day…

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Phillip & Lauren – June 2019

Cockington Court in Torquay, Devon, it a lovely location for a wedding. Last year a more intimate wedding venue opened up, called ‘The HayLoft‘. Situated by the glass blowing shop, this venue is absolutely ideal for those smaller weddings.

Don’t let the photos you see online fool you. The Hayloft is well lit, with two roof windows, lights and the old hay doors. It is perfect with weddings with less than 30 people.

The evening reception was held at the Thatched Tavern, in Maidencombe, Torquay. A lovely place, with lovely staff and everyone had a great time.

If you’d like to book me to photograph your wedding please contact me on 07828 467 753 or email: simondayuk@gmail.com

An amazing day photographing a gay Wedding in Exeter, Devon

I was very excited to be a wedding photographer at a gay wedding. I loved every minute of it, what an amazing day it was. We instantly connected so those candid photos just kept on flowing all through the day.

I really do want to congratulate Sharon and Louise and their wedding at Froginwell Vineyard in Exeter, Devon on the 4th May 2019. It was a complete success!

We covered from ceremony to first dance. The weather was clear and mostly warm. The staff at Froginwell were fantastic to everyone, including me, so thank you Froginwell staff! The travel from Paignton to Exeter was really easy and we arrived nice and early which always enables us to capture the detail shots before everyone else starts to arrive.

The weather was so nice the ceremony was held outside. With the vineyard behind, the setting was lovely.

The entertainment outside was performed by the wonderful Liberty Sisters who performed brilliantly all afternoon.

Here is a small selection of images from the wedding day. For better quality images please see my facebook wedding post.

 

If you are looking for a warm, friendly wedding photographer, who would love to photograph your gay wedding, please contact me.

College photoshoot

For two days this week, I went to South Devon College to shoot the amazing results of the makeup students work on models for their exams. The models sat for up to 5-6 hours having their makeup and costumes put on and fitted. The models were all amazing and I’d like to say a big well done to them as well!

Day one was difficult because I was limited to one room with bad lighting. Day two I could choose a better location so the results were much better! As you can see, I was also photographed by Megan so thanks Megan 😀

If you need a photographer based in Torbay, Devon for your wedding, portrait, event or festival please see my photographer for hire page here.

For more photos from this year (and the enlarged versions) please visit my 2019 Photography Facebook Album or my website photography portfolio gallery.

Elements of Fire Devon, March 2019

I can’t think of anything more difficult to photograph than a fire juggler. The scene is pitch black, with quick bursts of very bright light from the flames. Trying to photograph the person, the flames and the ambience is incredibly difficult. This time I used a mix of flash and a beach bonfire to get these results…

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See all the photos from this event at: https://www.facebook.com/pg/SimonDayPhotography/photos/?tab=album&album_id=560677054424264

See their website at: https://elementsoffire.co.uk/