Archives for December 2011

Wedding Photographer Plymouth

Wedding Photographer Plymouth Are you getting married in or around Plymouth, I am a wedding photographer based in Newton Abbot near Plymouth and would love to be a part of your wedding. Plymouth has some fantastic wedding venues with outstanding photographic opportunities, Langdon Court, Kitley house, Boringdon hall just to name a few. We could spend a little time between the church service and your reception at one of the beaches or parks to get some fantastic shots. My unobtrusive style of wedding photography blends the popular reportage/documentary style with the contemporary. When it comes to taking portraits of you as a couple and at the various key points of the day, we’ll spend a little time together, bringing you into the best light and quickly moving you into the most flattering pose. Please have a look through my wedding photography portfolio and if you’d like to come and meet me, use the contact form. We’ll then arrange a time to get together and discuss your plans. I work a little differently to your traditional wedding photographer, we’ll have great fun working together and you’ll receive a beautiful record of your wedding. If you are planning your wedding in or around Plymouth, please contact Red Chilli Photography to discuss your wedding photography.

 Wedding Photographer Plymouth Devon

Polhawn Fort

Polhawn Fort,

This unique wedding venue was once a Fort designed to protect Whitsand Bay from Napoleon and was built between 1862 and 1867, Now it's a beautiful and unique wedding venue with lovely gardens and own beach which is a fantastic location for your wedding photography. You can get married in either the romantic hall or in the summer house. The secluded Polhawn Fort is yours exclusively for hire, to combine a relaxed wedding and holiday in complete privacy they even have a 47 foot sailing yacht. Although we are based in Newton abbot, Devon. Polhawn Fort is just a short drive from Plymouth and is easily accessible. If you are planning to hold your wedding or civil partnership at Polhawn Fort, please contact Red Chilli Photography to discuss your wedding photography.

Exeter Golf and Country Club

Exeter Golf and Country Club,

Exeter Golf and Country Club is a hidden gem and fast becoming one of the region’s most sort after wedding venues. The beautiful white clubhouse with its grand entrance, and the sumptuous lounge area for your guest to relax, while we spend a little time in the grounds taking some beautiful wedding photographs. The 120 acre estate of amazing photographic locations on the outskirts of the busy city centre feels like you could be a million miles from the hustle and bustle of Exeter. If you have booked your wedding at Exeter Golf and Country Club would like to have an engagement shoot in the beautiful grounds, we could arrange to do this as they have a dedicated team for planning your perfect wedding experience. If you are planning your wedding at Exeter Golf and Country Club contact me to discuss your wedding photography, we’ll be able to capture some amazing photographs to treasure for a lifetime.

Powderham Castle

Powderham Castle,

With is own chapel for blessings and if you are looking to hold your reception in a grand and beautiful venue, 600-year-old Castle is set amidst a beautiful Deer Park with breathtaking views across the Exe Estuary. The stunning location lends itself perfectly to your wedding photography.  Powderham Castle is a truly fantastic place. Originally built to create an impression and it still does today. Powderham castle has been used as a location for films with its amazing architecture dating back to 1390. If you are planning your wedding at Powderham castle contact me to discuss your wedding photography, we’ll be able to capture some beautiful photographs to treasure for a lifetime.

Haldon Belvedere (Lawrence Castle)

Haldon Belvedere (Lawrence Castle),

Is one of Devon's most unusual wedding venues built in 1788 which stands on Haldon Hill, with fantastic views from the roof over the Exe Valley and surrounding Devon countryside.  Providing a beautiful backdrop for your wedding photography I’d love to be a part of your wedding at the Haldon Belvedere (Lawrence Castle). Situated right on the edge of the Dartmoor national park and only 15 minutes from Exeter city centre, it is quickly becoming one of the most sort after wedding venues in Devon. The building is a three sided tower having entrance hall, first floor ballroom with mahogany floor, second floor large apartment which can be hired as part of your wedding package.   So if you are planning a wedding at Haldon Belvedere (Lawrence Castle) contact me to discuss your wedding photography, we’ll be able to get some amazing photographs together.  

Bovey Castle

Bovey Castle

From the moment you arrive at Bovey Castle, you will instantly know that this is the venue for your wedding with amazing opportunities for your wedding photography. As the only five-star luxury hotel and country estate in Devon, Bovey Castle is the unrivalled location for a Devon wedding within an ancient moorland setting. romantic location, against the stunning backdrop of Dartmoor National Park. Bovey Castle is without parallel. Situated 15 miles from Newton Abbot and 15 miles from Exeter it is an ideal location for your guest to get to. If you are planning to hold your wedding or civil partnership at Bovey Castle, please contact Red Chilli Photography to discuss your wedding photography.

Lewtrenchard Manor

Lewtrenchard Manor,

Lewtrenchard manor is a Jacobean Manor house and a wedding venue just outside of Oakhampton in Devon, with 16 bedrooms and extensive grounds. Perfect for a wedding with stunning chandeliers in the ballroom, open fires, wood panelled gallery and sweeping staircase. With amazing gardens and sumptuous interiors making a fantastic background for your wedding photography. Hidden away in a wooded hollow just beneath the wild tors of Dartmoor, Lewtrenchard manor is a house virtually untouched by time. The original manor was mentioned in the Domesday Book, but today’s impressive Jacobean dwelling, set in its own shrub filled gardens and surrounded by peaceful parkland, dates from the early 1600’s. If you are planning to hold your wedding or civil partnership at Lewtrenchard Manor, please contact Red Chilli Photography to discuss your wedding photography.

Brett Harkness Photography Training

Brett Harkness Photography Training and the SWPP members days.

No matter which industry you work in or sector of photography, technology and techniques are constantly progressing. Every year I make sure I spend some time keeping up to date with the current photographic techniques by attending members training days. The society of wedding and portrait photographers offer 'members training events' all over the country with the top photographers in their field. This particular members day was with Brett Harkness Photography. Brett Harkness is widely regarded as one of the top wedding photographers in the UK.  His unique style of blending fashion and weddings, sees him covering weddings all over the world. So, when the opportunity arose to see how he works and to go through the different techniques he uses to achieve his signature style, I signed up straight away. It’s good to seek inspiration and training from photographers we admire. During the day we covered a lot of areas of photographic technique, from natural light, posing, equipment choices and making sure you’ve planned your lens choices. Brett will normally only get 20 minutes with his clients.  He showed us how to maximise this time and how he is able to control the situation, using it to his advantage. But the bit of the day I really wanted to see was how he creates his stunning signature shots.  He showed us how using different lighting techniques, working with small speed lights and a mixture of larger portable battery powered lights can produce amazing images. Ideas that I will definately be playing with over the next few weeks. In the afternoon he talked about his business model, the wedding industry from his view point, his mind set and how he plans the shoot at the weddings. We also got chance to look through examples of his wedding albums. There are two types of photographers, those that shoot to get paid and those that live for photography, who never stop learning and experimenting, my lasting impression of Brett is that he is the latter. The only problem with the member’s days, is that I come away wanting more equipment; either a new lens or in this case a set of Elinchrom quadra’s.  Looks like the flash centre is going to be getting a call Monday, once I’ve decided on which bits to get! I don’t think I’ll be the only one - you know who you are! If you’re thinking of either joining the SWPP (Society of wedding and portrait photographers) or going on one of Brett Harkness’s training courses, I strongly recommend that you do so. As a full time photographer the society is a fantastic professional resource. If you’re looking to keep up to date with your photography and differentiate yourself from the crowd, then I suggest you head over the Brett Harkness Photography website and sign up for one of his courses. Rarely will you find someone as down to earth and as helpful as Brett. He splits his business between, Fashion, Wedding, Commercial and training.