Cornwall has an abundance of beautiful locations from long, golden sandy beaches to high, windswept rugged clifftops and dappled light filled glens. Who wouldn’t want to visit one or more of these beautiful and intimate locations on their wedding day?
You don’t have to be running away and getting married in secret to have an elopement. Over the last few years I have seen a trend in brides and grooms still wanting professional photography, but opting for a smaller wedding and, therefore, wanting a much more intimate set of images.
A lot of couples planning their weddings are choosing to elope for many reasons; quite simply a lot of people don’t have the budget to cover a big, full day wedding, and others would just rather opt for a much smaller, more intimate setting. For lots of couples wanting to get hitched, they want the closeness of the elopement but still want their beautiful, professional photos that will last a lifetime. Because of this, I offer to photograph a smaller portion of your day, the portion you choose and that is most important to you. Some couples don’t want a photo of them cutting a cake or throwing some awkward first dance shapes. I work with a lot of couples who just want the ceremony, a few group shots and then some romantic photographs of the pair of them. Below I will detail why I absolutely love this.
Here are a few reasons why so many couples are opting for smaller photography packages
It’s the shots you want: you pick how long you would like me and what parts of the day you would like covering.
Cost effective: it’s a lot cheaper to have me for less time. Resulting in you receiving professional quality photos without having to break the bank.
Less wait time: I endeavor to have all 2/3 hour sessions fully edited and back to you within 14 days, which is a much quicker turn around. You will still receive all the images fully edited to my usual professional standard, but as I am with you for less time it means that I don’t have as many photos to sort, colour correct and edit. Therefore this is great if you have a party at a later date that you want to show off your images at – just let me know!
Location flexibility: I find a lot of couples having their service in a big, beautiful venue can feel restricted to staying at that venue, or having to go straight to their reception location for the rest of the day. With these smaller packages we can go anywhere your heart desires, whether that’s your favourite beach, woodland or walk – the choice is yours!
Time of year: because not everybody wants to get married on a Saturday in summer. While I shoot most of my full day weddings on Saturdays and Fridays, especially in summer, it doesn’t mean we can’t talk I may have last minute availability.