Rob Grist Photography: Blog en-us (C) Rob Grist Photography (Rob Grist Photography) Thu, 04 Jan 2024 09:54:00 GMT Thu, 04 Jan 2024 09:54:00 GMT Rob Grist Photography: Blog 120 80 A quick guide for newly engaged couples. So here we are in 2024, where did the last twelve months go?

So its a happy new year from me to anybody reading this.

Christmas and the new year is one of the most popular times for people to propose and start to think about their wedding plans. 

Congratulations if you are one of those newly engaged couples.

So it's time to start planning. Here are a few tips regarding booking a wedding photographer. These are just my opinions but hopefully there is enough info to help you out. So where do you start. I’ve listed a few criteria that I think are relevant. 

Style and first impressions.

Ive always been a first impressions type person, but I know we are not all the same, but ask yourself this. Why did you buy those curtains, why did you buy that shirt or that dress? It's because it grabbed your attention at first sight. It's no different with photography or a photographer, your first impression of his or hers work are what lingers in your mind. Let this be your guide to signing up.

Documentary, fine art, journalistic, editorial, classic, and so on, the list of styles can be a tad confusing and Im not going to try and break down each one. I personally shoot most of the day in a candid fashion and mix in some relaxed portraits to complete a collection. As I sometimes guide my couples through their portrait shots I can't really call myself documentary so I find the easiest way for me to explain my style is by calling myself a story teller. Ill give you a great story of your day.


Everybody has a budget, we all know that but don't let 50 quid be the difference between getting the photographer you really want and your second choice. If need be make a small sacrifice to book the photographer you really want. In the long run you'll thank yourself. There is no set price for photography and there are big differences in what people charge so maybe set a limit on what you have available as a starting point for your search.

Book early.

It's important to book early. I can't tell you how many weddings Ive had to turn down because Im already booked, the Spring/Summer dates are often booked up 2 years in advance so get your suppliers booked early to avoid disappointment. This is probably the most important advice on this page!


Experience is important in my opinion. I dont mean how someone knows their way around a camera or can tell you what every sub menu on their camera is, it’s more life experience. You need to be able to feel the vibe from a wedding day, you need to anticipate what’s coming next, understand the way a day flows. This is only achieved after a number of years in my opinion. I’m now in my 14th year of weddings and I’m always happy when people comment on my consistent style and the way I blend into a day. I’m always happy to mingle with guests and develop my story from there. It wasn’t always like that when I started out but I grew into the roll of a wedding photographer. A good strong portfolio on a website is a good sign as well as decent testimonials from previous couples over a period of time.


Hopefully this short post will help you make some decisions, but just a footnote. I ran a little survey on Instagram asking people what they based their photographer choice on and the overwhelming result was that their choice was based on recommendation, ahead of cost, style and experience. To be honest, 90% of my work comes from being recommended. 

Good luck to all the newly engaged couples out there and a very happy new year to you all.




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Why I think prints are so important. I don't know about you but I love seeing prints on someone's wall, whether Ive taken the image or not I still love to view them wherever I go. When I go into someone's house if I see a canvas or a framed print or a collage I love to have a nose. Apart from admiring whatever the image may be of I find talking about the said image is a great way to start a conversation, for an image is a, or part of a story and every story needs to be told. 

Stories last forever especially when your reminded of those moments.

When I deliver a wedding gallery to a couple or even at our first meeting I always emphasise how important I think it is to print images out after the event. It's so easy to have an online gallery or a usb stick and look at it once or twice and almost forget after that to look at it again. Sure its great to view a slideshow on a 60 inch flatscreen and it usually looks great but does this have the same impact as walking past a memory on the wall as you leave the house to go to work? I know when I leave my house I walk past a beautiful image of my Chocolate Lab who sadly isn't around anymore but he makes me smile when I glance at him as I leave.

Its the same surely when you're sat having your morning coffee and toast and you glance at a canvas from your wedding day and are immediately taken back to that moment, and it must have been a good moment, one of your favourite perhaps? It must be or why would you have had it printed in the first place?

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These images are moments in time and parts of your life captured in a split second, a split second that will never happen again, how can it? its impossible to re create that moment in time and that's why its so important. And the other thing to remember is quite simply everything looks better in print. Ask any practising photographer and they will tell you the same, everything looks better in print.

So there you go, I just wanted to make a case for the print on the wall, or the coffee table book or the handmade wedding album, or great ways of reliving those never to be repeated moments from you life. Hopefully Ive persuaded some of you to go get some printing done.

Take care

See you next time.



(Rob Grist Photography) Sun, 10 Dec 2023 16:32:15 GMT
2024 Wedding Brochure Hi everyone. This is my first blog post for ages but it’s been so busy it’s been difficult to find time to post.

However I’ve managed to put together a new brochure for 2024. It’s gives a brief insight into me and what I try to achieve on your wedding day.

Please take a look and feel free to get in touch if you want to chat about your big day.


Rob 🤟📷

Click the link to view 2024 brochure.


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Jonathon and Meg. A Devon scorcher. Back in the days when the sun was shining I had the absolute pleasure of shooting Jon and Megs wonderful wedding in Devon.

I had a lovely morning capturing the bridal party getting their game faces on and managed to catch up with the lads as well.

The ceremony took place at the lovely St Marychurh church in Torquay.

I don't think the smile left the faces of the happy couple all day and that happy feeling continued through the day with all the guests as well.

After the church it was off to the fabulous Bickley Mill Inn at Kingskerswell, one of my favourite venues to work at. The guys at the mill always put on a great spread and the Miller room is a great place for a party with an intimate feel.

Great to work alongside some great suppliers once again.

Dress: Lovely Brides of Honiton.

Flowers: Wild Floral designs, of Torquay.

Hair pieces: Jane Elizabeth Bridal Bespoke.

Suits: Jonathon Hawkes of Exeter.

Brides hair: Jayme

Brides make up: Kay Finn.

Bridesmaids make up: Aimee Weish





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Vicky and Andy. Tythe Barn, Launton. Back in the Summer I had the pleasure of capturing the day for Andy and Vicky at the fabulous Tythe Barn near Bicester.

This is one of my favourite venues that I regularly shoot at. The barn is always immaculately presented, with shrubs an trees lending colour to any shots captured as well. The barn dates from 1360 and the roof timbers are still original timber, mix this with the stunning stonework and beautifully seasoned timber doors and windows that adorn the barn and you have a great template to work from for capturing great shots. Will and his team that run the venue are always on point and ready to help out if nesssecary and to keep things running like clockwork.


Dress: Catherine Parry, purchased from Sugar and Spice.

Cake: Rosehip Bakery

Flowers: Flower Petals of Bicester.

Hair: Nicola from The Hair Lounge.



Vicky and Andy were a lovely couple to work with a gave me a brief that so suited my approach, "we just want a record of the day", no formality, just capture things as they evolve. Those of you that know my work will already know that this is how I approach all my weddings.

The girls got ready in The Nook, a lovely old converted building that was once part of the farm, whilst the lads arrived an hour before the ceremony to meet and greet the guests.

The day was set up for an intimate ceremony and wedding breakfast with 28 guests and then another 120 odd people arriving in the evening for a party.

Another important element of the day was to capture the "family" moments with Andy and Vicky's twin toddlers and the other nephews and nieces at the day.

It quickly became apparent to me how important the children were within this family and I made sure to capture some beautiful moments with the children along the way.

I had alot of fun capturing this wedding and Id like to thank Andy and Vicky and their families for making me so welcome and to the guys at the Barn for being ace as always.

Heres a taste of what we got on the day.






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Daniella and Chris. Walton Hall, Warwickshire. I recently had the privilege and pleasure to photograph the wedding of Daniella and Chris in the wonderful surroundings of the Mercure, Walton Hall Hotel and Spa.

My first time at this lovely venue, a sixteenth century grade II listed building. 

As the guys were getting ready at the venue as well I had a great oppurtunity to catch up with the groom and his crew as well as the bride.

The venue offered some great natural light for me to work with in the huge rooms where everyone was getting prepped.

There is a chapel adjacent to the main house and this is where the ceremony took place, it was a ceremony full of emotion and a few laughs along the way as well. Chris the groom seemed quite overwhelmed to begin with but soon settled once he'd seen his lovely bride for the first time.

After the ceremony it was time to explore the grounds and capture some lovely shots with the happy couple before heading in for wedding breakfast.

The guests were entertained by the wonderfully talented table magician, Max Butler.

Speeches were lively and suitably embarrassing for those who got a mention in stories of old.

After the couple received a sparkler tunnel back into the venue it was time to kick the evening off with cake cutting and first dance before the guests partied the night away with the resident DJ.

I had an absolute blast capturing this wedding and Id like to thank everyone for making me feel so welcome.

See you again soon.




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Mark and Wendy. Lavender House Hotel. Dartmoor. Mark and Wendy got married a few weeks ago in the lovely gardens of the Lavender House Hotel just outside Ashburton close to Dartmoor.

Leading up to the day it was unclear whether the weather would play ball or not as the couple were desperate for an outdoor ceremony.

As it turned out it couldn't have been more perfect, it was a perfect English summers, and the setting felt to me like a cottage garden.

Earlier on I had caught up with Wendy and her bridesmaids for some prep shots which were kind of un planned but Im so glad we did them.

Wendy has 4 beautiful daughters and Mark also has a gorgeous daughter, so the prep shots reflect a true family feel and being in amongst it felt like a bit of a privilege to be honest.

They all looked stunning and I left them at the house to catch up with Mark and his best man at the hotel for a few snaps before the ceremony.

The ceremony was perfect in the late Summer sunshine and the setting couldn't have been more perfect.

After the ceremony we got some nice relaxed group shots and some lovely shots of the bride and groom, making the most of the features in the garden, in particular the rusty bird cage.

I didn't stay for the evening but I had a great time shooting what I did.

Take a look at the pics below which give a lovely flavour of the day.

Thanks for having me shoot your day guys.



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Matt and Rachel. Kingskerswell church and Bickleigh Mill Inn. So its been a while since I blogged anything so Im thrilled to share this wedding with you from back in July.

Matt and Rachel were a great couple to work with and I had a lovely time shooting their day.

The emphasis was on having fun, and it shows in the photos, everyone smiling and just enjoying the party.

It was great to see the friendship circles that had obviously existed for years, something I love to see at a wedding.

Plenty of banter and plenty of chit chat makes it so easy to pick off the photos. 

The bridal prep was at the childhood home of the bride and Rachel looked stunning and was so relaxed before we headed to one of my favourite local churches at Kingskerswell, i love shooting here as the light never seems to be an issue and the church lends itself towards an intimate feel.

The ceremony was traditional and enjoyable and the smile never left Rachels face.

After confetti and some family shots it was down to the Bickliegh Mill inn for the reception. Again another one of my favourite places to shoot.

Theres a real rustic feel to this venue and again I enjoy the intimate nature of it. 

Speeches were eventful and funny and then it was time to party.

The band soon got everyone going and the dance floor was another great source of shots for me.

I hope you enjoy the small selection of pics below, once again thanks to all for making me feel so welcome.






(Rob Grist Photography) Wed, 19 Sep 2018 12:25:41 GMT
Fern and Matt. Dunwell Farm, Devon. I recently had the absolute pleasure of shooting Fern and Matts big day at yet another new venue for me, Dunwell Farm in the heart of the Devon countryside. What a beautiful spot, Dunwell is a working farm which has been adapted to host weddings and other functions in its open sided barn, combine this with the marquee in the top field and you have a great venue.

The weather was incredible and for me it was the epitome of a typical English summers day.

After prep at her childhood home nearby the bridal party all headed to the farm where the guys had  already arrived. Everything was presented immaculately and the guests were keen to witness the wedding and then party afterwards.

Fern looked amazing and had the broadest smile as she met Matt for the first time on the day and I don't think the smile left her face all day.

The ceremony was fun and emotional, and soon done and dusted. The top field was the perfect spot to relax and kick back for a couple of hours before heading back to the barn for the wedding breakfast. Speeches were another emotional affair with tears flowing from the grooms father who was the best man on the day.

After the official business it was just left to party the night away.

I had a great day and as usual I was made to feel very welcome by all.

I hope you enjoy the pics below which give a feel of the day.







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Darren and Emma. Holne Park House, Devon. I had the pleasure of shooting Darren and Emmas big day recently at one of my favourite venues locally to me. Holne Park House.

Ive shot a few weddings at this lovely location on the edge of Dartmoor, and its always a pleasure. Laura and her team always present the house beautifully and always with a smile on their faces.

The house is steeped in history, and dates back over 800 years, still retaining a feel for the past it lends itself as a great venue for a wedding, with ample acreage for photos.

I caught up with Emma and her bridal party in the Bridal suite where the wedding prep was accompanied by glasses of fizz and some serious beats from boom box.

Darren and his crew were housed in the west wing so it was great to be able to to and fro between the two groups for pics.

Everybody headed down to the ceremony room for what proved to be an emotional ceremony, to say the least.

After the official business was complete and group photos were taken, we headed to the ballroom for wedding breakfast and speeches. When I say speeches I mean speeches, After the father of the bride was done it was over to the maid of honour for her bit which unbeknown to anyone else included a Disney melody with customised lyrics. I can only say that Ang is one of the bravest people Ive seen at a wedding, she did an incredible job! Darrens two best men had a tough act to follow, but they didn't disappoint and delivered top draw speeches which kept everyone entertained.

However as Darren couldn't decide on a best man and hence had two, the father of the bride thought it would be a great idea to have a dance off later in the day to decide who actually was the best man. Truly good sports they both stepped up to the mark and delivered an interesting variety of moves which kept everyone super entertained.

it was a great day, full of fun, tears and laughter.

Once again than you to Laura for being so helpful and thank you to all the friends and family who made me so welcome.

Just a selection of pics to give a flavour of the day.











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Charlotte and Paul. Paignton, Devon. Recently I was thrilled to shoot the wedding of Paul and Charlotte in Devon.

Ive known Paul for a while and was made up when he and Charlotte asked me to cover their big day.

So on a rainy April morning I headed down to Charlottes childhood home where her and her lovely bridesmaids were getting ready.

They were a super fun bunch and I was made to feel so welcome. After prep we headed off to Paignton Parish church for the main event. However due to the local rules I was not allowed to take any photos during the service, which was disappointing and somewhat baffling for me.

During the service the clouds cleared outside and the newly married couple were greeted with some beautiful Spring sunshine.

Everyone then headed down to Torquay and the Headland Hotel for wedding breakfast and the evening party.

Speeches were hilarious from the three best men which included an accompanying slideshow from the stag party and more and some very dodgy photos of the groom !!

After the formalities there was nothing left to do but party the night away.

I had such a lot of fun shooting this day, and Id like to thank everyone who made me feel so welcome and for not running away when I pointed a camera at them.

A selection of pics to give you a flavour of the day.





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Lisa and John. Churston Court, Devon.2 So the wedding season is truly starting now for the year. 

I was privileged to be asked to shoot the big day of John and Lisa a couple of weeks back. To say it was a fun day was an understatement!!

Kicking off with the bridal party it was bacon sandwiches all round, washed down with bubbles of course!

As Ive said before this is one of my favourite parts of the day, and what a laugh and lovely bunch the girls were.

After getting what I needed it was off to hook up with the boys at the venue and catch up with John and his best men, putting the finishing touches to there suits and overseeing preparations at the venue.

The service was very intimate in the 16th century venue, and felt emotional and romantic, and the bride and groom left the room with the broadest smiles on their faces.

A manic confetti tunnel and some lovely relaxed shots with the couple and of course, Molly the dog preceeded speeches and food before the couple and their guests partied the night away.

Once again Id like to thank everyone who made me feel so welcome.






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An Indian summer beauty. Nigel and Lauren. Wooburn Green church and Taplow House. This weekend I took myself back up to Buckinghamshire and to one of the places where my wedding photography began. Nigel and Lauren are a very laid back couple with a lovely family ethic and I had the pleasure of documenting their big day.

The service was held at The church of St Paul's in Wooburn Green, a delightful medieval building that took a slight alteration during the Gothic revival in the 19th century.

After the service we made our way to the delightful Taplow House on the edge of the village of Taplow.

Taplow is a seasoned wedding venue which runs like clockwork and is always beautifully presented. The staff are some of the best to work with and are always happy to help. After the drinks reception it was dinner and speeches and then downstairs to Woofys Bar to party the night away.

This is a small selection of pics to give an idea of the fun from the day.

Thanks for now.


(Rob Grist Photography) Mon, 04 Sep 2017 10:11:43 GMT
Spring stunner. Stewart and Lauren. Devon Back in April I had the pleasure of shooting the wedding of Stewart and Lauren in Devon.

After meeting up with the bride and her wonderful bridesmaids it was off to the village of Kingskerswell and a lovely ceremony in the village church.

The service was an emotional affair with plenty of laughs as well to lighten the mood. 

We then made the trip down to Buckland Tous Saints near Kingsbridge for the reception and an evening of music, dancing, sparklers and fireworks.

There was an amazing amount packed in to the day and I was kept on my toes not wanting to miss any of the moments along the way.

Ive tried to capture the atmosphere of the day in the pics below.

Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoy.







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Lisa and Carl. Homewood Park. Bath. A beautiful winter wedding. (Part 2) A few more from the lovely wedding of Lisa and Carl.

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Lisa and Carl. Homewood Park. Bath. A beautiful winter wedding. (Part 1) So my last wedding of 2016 was at the lovely Homewood Park near Bath.

Being greeted with wonderful winter sunshine led me to think this was going to be a lovely wedding to shoot. And I wasn't disappointed. 

Lisa and Carl are a lovely couple and it was plain to see on their faces how much they were looking forward to their big day. Carl is in the military and has served his country with gusto while Lisa awaited his return so they could finally tie the knot.

Lisa was stunning in her classic style gown flanked by her lovely bridesmaids and Lexi the flower girl.

After prep in the Gainsborough hotel in central Bath it was on to Homewood for an emotional ceremony, then the most confetti Ive seen at a wedding made for some great pictures.

Wedding breakfast was followed by high jinks in the speeches and a lovely evening was then spent dancing the night away.

A big thank you from me to the bride and grooms families for making me so welcome.

Also a big thanks to my brother in law, Alan for getting shots of the lads pre ceremony as we were running a bit late.

A selection of pics below give a flavour of a lovely day.






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Naomi and Matt. Bickleigh Mill. Devon An intimate venue, glorious Autumn weather, a wonderful couple all added to the ingredients for a great wedding shoot in the glorious Devon countryside.

After spending a lovely fun morning with Naomi and her lovely bridesmaids, Rachel and Chloe I had the privilege of shooting the ceremony of Matt and Naomi.

A highly emotional affair it proved to be, tears of joy with added smiles equalled a great ceremony and was followed by an equally fun wedding breakfast and speeches.

Father of the bride, the best man and the groom himself gave great speeches and had the room in stitches .

I felt privileged  to have captured this wonderful day and was made to feel so welcome.

Thank you again Matt and Naomi for asking me to shoot your big day.

Take a look at the selection of pics below to get a flavour of the day.




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Steph and Kris. Holne House, Devon. A beautiful Autumn wedding, thats what everyone was hoping for and thats what everybody got, the sun shone and there was a crispness in the air. Perfect conditions for Kris and Steph to take the next step in their lives.

It was all the sisters for bridesmaids, Hannah, Emily and Ellie, and not forgetting best friend Becky as maid of honour, looking stunning in deep purple which gave a classic contrast to the brides gown.

Such a nice couple to work with, as were all the family and guests, I felt like a guest at times as opposed to working for the day.

Holne is a lovely venue with very helpful staff and the food is always delicious as well !

Set in the River Dart Country Park it offers a great deal of diverse opportunity for pictures from the river banks to strolling through the trees it is a great place to shoot a wedding.

After chicken pie and beef olive it was time for speeches and then a relaxed couple of hours before partying the night away to live music. 

Take a look at this small selection of photos which give a flavour of the day.

Thanks for the warm welcome guys and good luck to you both.




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Jenny and James. 30th July. Bickleigh Castle. As you may have noticed there were two weddings on the 30th. James is the brother of Georgi from the previous post and they shared their wedding day with their respective partners.

It was a bit different for me, darting between the two couples but it worked out fine.

Both couples shared the guests and all the entertainment and food etc... The major difference was that James and Jenny actually got married on the day in the lovely outdoor area at the castle.

Yet again the weather was kind to us and for the rest of the day as it happened, and this just added to the lovely ambience of the day.

You may see some pics the same as the post before as you read through but as I said the same guests were at both ceremonies and the day was shared for everyone as well as me.

Take a look at the pics to see how James and Jennys day panned out.









(Rob Grist Photography) Mon, 29 Aug 2016 21:44:34 GMT
Georgi and Zac. 30th July. Bickleigh Castle. As the Summer draws to an end I'm delighted to share this wedding with you from a few weeks back.

Georgi and Zac  shared their day with Brother James and his fiancé Jenny, more on their day in the next post.

Bickleigh Castle turned out to be an inspired choice of venue, with bridal prep taking place in one of the muse cottages and then a short walk to the 16th century chapel for their blessing. Georgi and Zac had already gone through the formalities the week before at the registry office.

It was a short ceremony and then over to the lawns at the back of the castle for bubbles.

It was a typically British summer scene with families on picnic blankets, garden games in amongst the rose covered borders.

Down at the other end of the grounds there was the opportunity to get some shooting practise with the laser shooting. Few to many bubbles though I think as scoring was low to say the least !!

A hog roast awaited the guests late afternoon before partying the night away to finish the day, which included a legendary dance off.!

Hopefully the pics below will give you an idea of the day.


(Rob Grist Photography) Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:58:17 GMT
Mat and Amy. Devon A few weeks back I shot the wedding of the lovely Mathew and Amy, in Devon. The day started with Amy and her lovely bridesmaids and getting those all important prep shots. Luckily for me the lads were getting ready just down the road so I was able to split my time and get some shots of the guys getting ready, now all I'm going to say is, how many people does it take to do up a tie ?? Great effort lads.

The guests were treated to vintage transport to the ceremony venue in an old London bus. The ceremony was at the Haldon Belvedere or the Lemon Tower, which ever you prefer.

It was a lovely day weather wise and certainly one of the warmest days of the year, a cream tea was offered after the ceremony and myself and the bride and groom took the opportunity to go off and get some photos.

Then it was back to Torquay for the reception and wedding breakfast at the historic Spanish Barn in the grounds of the Torre Abbey.

More guests arrived for the evening and were treated to an American style barbecue which I have to say looked absolutely delicious.

Another great summer wedding and as usual I was made to feel so welcome so thank you for that Mat and Amy.

A selection of pics to give a flavour of the day.


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Lisa and Andy. Torquay. A few weeks ago I headed back to the bay to shoot the wedding of Lisa and Andy.

I have known Lisa for a while but I hadn't met Andy until recently. I got to know them both better on their pre wedding shoot which is always a great way to break the ice with a couple. They get to know you and hopefully feel a lot easier with you on the big day.

After morning prep in the delightful Magnolia House is was down to Cockington Court for the ceremony. The ceremony was relaxed and full of smiles and laid the foundations for a wonderful afternoon and evening back at the house where the guests partied on the rooftop terrace thanks to a glorious summers evening.

The sun shone, the music played and everyone had a great time.

Again I was made to feel so welcome by all parties and I would just like to say thank you for that.

Until the next time...







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Tim and Sharon. Passage House Hotel. Newton Abbot, Devon. So a couple of weeks ago I headed down to the Passage House for the lovely wedding of Tim and Sharon. Bit of a treat for me as the venue is very local so not a lot of travelling involved. It was a lovely day and even the torrential rain didn't dampen spirits even if it narrowed down the picture opportunity a little bit. Although it did stop raining later in the evening which gave us a twenty minute period outside by the river to get some great shots as the night drew in.

I don't think Ive ever worked for such a relaxed couple, both Sharon and Tim were cool as cucumbers which allowed for a great relaxed feel to the pictures.

Tims son Sam weighed in as best man which is always so nice to see, family bonds are so important on days like these.

The day went pretty much without a hitch and from what I could see people were having a lot of fun. Some of the guests had travelled literally half way round the world to attend with the grooms brother coming in from the States.

Thank you to the bride and groom and their families for making me feel so welcome and to the staff at the Passage House for letting me rearrange the conservatory to get some group shots indoors.

Take a look at the pics below to get a flavour of the day.