Renewal of Vows at Kingskerswell Parish Church, Newton Abbot

Paul and Julie have been married for 10 years and wanted to celebrate this with a renewal of vows. The wedding photographer on their wedding day had really let them down. There were specific photos that they wanted to be done again and I was told to be creative for the rest. The pressure was on to make sure I achieved everything they needed.

The location was Kingskerswell Parish Church in Kingskerswell, Newton Abbot. This 14th century church is light, airy and the natural light pouring into the church is so lovely.

As a renewal of vows photographer, my role was was tell the story of their day. It was obvious how much they love each other and the photos captured that love all the way through. Let’s have a look…

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Their daughter came in her Prom dress. The day was two-fold. Because of Covid, her Prom had been cancelled so they never got any professional photos of her in the dress. One part of my day was capturing the ceremony. The second was to take some nice photos of their daughter in her prom dress.

As you can see from the photos above, everyone was game for anything and any suggestions they had, I then came up with the location and lighting to match. As the sun went down the golden back-light just got better and better. Julie likes dark and moody photos so I went slightly darker and moody for those shots.

On their original wedding day, the wedding photographer they had used had let them down. Julie has deep ties to the church, going back generations. The one wedding photo she wanted more than any other was in the archway of the Church. Her previous photographer had managed to get her shadow and her cameras shadow in every photo in the archway. I never have my own shadows in photos but I was even more cautious than normal.

If you would like a photographer for your renewal of vows, please get in touch!

Camera Equipment Used

  • 2x Sony A9
  • 85mm F1.4 GM
  • 24mm F1.4 GM
  • 70-200mm F2.8 GM
  • Godox AD600 Pro
  • Godox V1
  • Godox TT685s

Simon Day

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