A Wedding at Lupton House, Brixham

If you’ve never been to Lupton House in Brixham it is well worth a visit. Fancy a Wedding at Lupton House? I recommend it!

The grounds are beautiful with lots of places to have your wedding photos. On the day I was there photographing Sandie and Ray’s wedding, it was raining but that didn’t stop us or limit too much where to take the photos. There was just one shot the couple wanted that we couldn’t do because of the rain. Instead, we got creative and found plenty of other shots.

Lupton Trust does a wonderful job looking after the grounds. The gardens are splendid and the house is starting to really take shape on the outside.

On the day, Sandie and Ray had organised a LOT of activities to keep everyone entertained. One very popular activity was the Clayzer laser clay pigeon shooting. If you’re looking for something different, but something that will be popular, have a look into it. I think just about every guest played it.

If you’d like to discuss your wedding with me, I’d be happy to capture your day! For more photos from Sandie and Ray’s wedding at Lupton House, please visit my Facebook Album for their wedding day.

Wedding at Larkbeare House, Exeter

I went along as a second shooter yesterday and headed to Larkbeare House in Exeter, Devon. It’s surprising how many weddings I’m attending in Exeter 🌞

I enjoy being a second shooter because I can be more creative as I’m not giving all my attention to the Bride and Groom (That’s what the 1st photographer is doing).

I am always happy to approach people at the wedding and ask if they would like their photo taken. The vast majority will and I love also taking this type of photo.

People do open up and trust me immediately. That makes this job SO much easier!

If you want to know the kind of photos you’ll receive when I second shoot, look no further. Notice how none of my candids looks ‘staged’. It is all about the way you approach people, connect with them and make them relax into the photo.

It also helps that my cameras are silent so no-one can hear me coming for those totally candid shots…

#PhotographyNinja 📷🦸🏻‍♂️📷

If you’d like me to photograph your wedding, please visit my wedding photography page.

Groom Prep At Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon

Groom prep isn’t something that happens all that often but you miss an important part of the day that the bride and everyone else would never see.

I went along to the Dartington Hall in Totnes and take photos of the Groom prep. The sky was clear but it was warm, very warm, the hottest day of the year so far. The Groom and Groomsmen did well to keep cool. The shade was our best friend.

There is so much banter, laughter and nerves. It was an honour to capture Andy and his Groomsmen as they prepared for the wedding!

If you’d like to photograph your wedding please see my wedding photographer page.

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.

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