Friday, 30 March 2012

Clevedon Pier

My brother is back from Egypt for a couple of weeks so I went to meet him and my mum in Clevedon for lunch and then brought him back down to Dawlish to stay for a few days.

I have never been to Clevedon before and the pier was absolutely beautiful!
Construction began in 19867 and the pier was completed in 1869. Built from broad gauge rails left over from Brunel's South Wales Railway, the pier is of an elegant design. Of course, I couldn't resist and had to take photographs...

Clevedon Pier

My brother came back to Dawlish to stay for a few days which was really nice as I don't see him very often!

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Bridal Shoot

A few more of the shots from my recent Bridal shoot with India Jeffries in Exeter...

Amy Haze
Danielle Dorothy
Tania #2

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

A Day On The Beach

We've had some fantastic weather recently so Josh and I recently spent a day on the beach for the first time since moving to Devon. We've had plenty of days wandering and exploring, but not actually chilling out on the beach so this made a really nice change.

We took a picnic and walked along the coast to a beach that we call 'Smugglers' (although I don't actually know if that is what its called)! Its a lovely flat sandy spot thats usually very quiet so it was perfect.
The sea was still far to cold for swimming, but we had a paddle and claimed another geocache find. Much later on, we headed up to Dawlish Warren for a bit of a wander too.

I really can't wait until the summer, plenty more days like these to come I hope!

A Day On The Beach

Monday, 26 March 2012

Wedding Preview: Joe & Cassie

A beautiful day, at a stunning location. I don't think the bride & groom could have asked for much more!

More images coming soon...!

Friday, 23 March 2012

Dawlish Details

A few shots from my recent wanderings around the Dawlish seafront...

Dawlish Details

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Halden Forest

Here are a few shots taken from the edge of Haldon Forest, just outside Dawlish.
I love this place, the trees are amazing, so tall and straight. I had driven past this forest so many times before we moved to Devon and as children, my brother, sister and I had named it 'The Evergreen Forest' where Bert & the raccoons from that 90's cartoon lived. Now that they have been felling the trees, it looks more like the set of 'Were The Wild Things Are' (one of my favourite childhood books) so this forest has always been well remembered!

I'm looking forward to exploring this forest more and hopefully doing a few shoots here in the future.

Holden Woods 18.03.2012

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Lyme Regis

On route back from Highcliffe Castle at the weekend, I decided to stop off in a small coastal town called Lyme Regis, which forms part of the Jurassic Coast.

Lyme Regis is famous for their harbor defenses, a huge wall named 'The Cobb' and for its fossils that can be found under the cliffs. It is also the famous because of a fossilist named Mary Anning (1799-1847), who in 1811 made one of her most famous discoveries of an Ichthyosaurus skeleton. Mary was born on the site of what is now the museum in Lyme Regis and this is also where she kept her fossil shop.

I haven't been to Lyme Regis since a primary school trip and not only did I want to see how much I remembered of it, I wanted to do a quick location scout for a potential sunrise shoot.

Lyme Regis 16.03.2012

Saturday, 17 March 2012

PREVIEW #2: Bridal Shoot

A preview shot from a recent commercial bridal shoot... More photographs & details to come soon!

Civil Partnership PREVIEW: Sue & Tracy

Yesterday I had the pleasure of photographing Sue & Tracy's civil partnership at Highcliffe Castle, just outside Bournemouth.

Sue & Tracy had chosen to have a small service with close family and friends, making they special day relaxed and intimate.

Here's a sneek peek of their wedding car, more to come soon!

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Dawlish Moors & Temporary Tors (with Kippers)...

I've been feeling rather rotten for the last few days (I have the dreaded lurgie) but I really wanted to go out and get some fresh air, so yesterday we headed off down to the beach.
The tide was in, weather was miserable looking but not feeling defeated, we created 'Dawlish Moor and Temporary Tors' A new free attraction for all in Dawlish. Unfortunately these temporary attractions didn't make it to the following morning, but we will rebuild!!
I also loved the food menu, seemed a bit random but then again, we are by the coast now!

Dawlish Moors & Temporary Tors (with Kippers)...

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Owen's First Paddle!

My sister and nephew (Owen) came to stay last weekend and we took Owen down to the beach for his first paddle.
He was like a little water baby - absolutely loved it! He kept running off into the water and we had to keep chasing after him! By the time we left, he was soaked and covered in sand!

Owen's First Paddle!

It was a really low tide and there were loads of little crabs about on the beach that day - Masked Crabs (top left) and some red & yellow urchins (top right).

Monday, 12 March 2012

Cockington Court

This weekend we went to Cockington Court, a historic village, country park and craft studios near Torquay.

Cockington Court

It was an interesting place to visit, with live glass blowing and blacksmith demonstrations as well as other craft workshops open to view. There was also a small shopping centre which is part of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen.

It was a shame that not all of the craft workshops were open yet but we will definitely go back later on in the year when there are more live demonstrations on and to see new exhibitions.

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Another Dawlish...

One of the things I love about living by the coast are the constant changes. No visit to the beach is ever the same, it is constantly changing and I always find something new, be it wildlife, locations or just a new perspective.

Here are a few shots from yesterday's walk along the seafront...

Dawlish Beach

Monday, 5 March 2012

Dawish Church

There seems to be so much hidden away in Dawlish, I am always finding new places to explore!

I had driven past this church several times before I noticed it through a gap in the houses so decided to go and explore one afternoon. It is a beautiful building and I will look into the history of it a bit more. Its clear that there are 3 different ages to the building, evident through the design and materials used.
As we were looking around, we met a couple of local dog walkers who suggested a few other places to visit in the small town as well as telling us there are some very interesting and old headstones in the graveyard, but with the fading light we didn't manage to find them.

I will go back for another look and also to find out more about the building itself.

Dawlish Church

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Preview: Bridal Shoot

A preview from todays bridal shoot in Exeter with Stylist India Jeffries...

More photographs to come soon!

Friday, 2 March 2012

Exeter In The Mist

Quick shot of Exeter in the mist.

I love these glass benches, they look great when they are lit up and I couldn't help but take a quick photo.
You can just see Exeter Cathedral in the background.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

The Mist

I have been doing quite a lot of location scouting recently, planning for future shoots and filming locations.
It was really misty the this morning and everything looked so different. Here are a few shots from my walk...

The Mist

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