Here we have some of the wedding photographs of Holly and Matthew, who got married at Sandy Cove North Devon on a very hot sunny day in July. As you will see, there cannot be many wedding venues in Devon with a backdrop as stunning as Sandy Cove. It certainly made for some beautiful wedding photographs. If you have not been to Sandy cove before there is a steep path down to the ceremony setting. Luckily the wonderful staff at the hotel were on hand to give the bride and her dad a lift. This was appreciated in the heat.
In the next two photographs, the backdrop for the wedding takes your breath away. The bride and Groom had decorated the arch adding a splash of colour to the wedding. With it being so hot, I knew people would head for the shade as soon as the service was over. With the experience I have gained over the last 20 years, photographing over 1100 weddings, I knew I had to grab the big group photo right away. So, after checking with the bride and groom I decided to take the large group shot just before the bride and groom walked back down the aisle. I hope you agree it looks great and It also saved us a lot of time.
As with most weddings, after the ceremony, I like to give the couple some time to relax with their friends and family. This gives me the chance to capture some natural wedding photographs of the celebrations. Once everyone has had the chance to congratulate the bride and groom it’s onto the formals along with photographs of the bride and groom. The sun may have been in the wrong place but how could I not capture some photographs with this stunning North Devon backdrop.
It was then time to once again use my experience when looking for little corners of the wedding venue to maximise the limited shade available. In this first photo, I love how the tree frames the bride and groom as I captured them chatting on the bench. In the second image, I used a long lens and shot from a low angle to give the impression they were stood amongst some tall wildflowers. An image I know the couple love.
The last image to share with you was taken in the evening down on a local beach. I love the different layers to this photo. The dark foreground of the beach is again captured due to the low angle. Then you have the bride and groom before fading to the background where the late evening sun is hitting the cliffs in the distance. A great wedding on the North Devon Coast at one of Devon’s most popular wedding venues, Sandy Cove.