Last night I cried. For the first time in recent history, I stopped, stood back and took stock of what my life consists of now. I get to do things like this. It is beyond. People say ‘oh wedding photography, isn’t that really stressful? Why weddings?’ Because THIS. That’s why. I met two of the most in love people on this day. We met outside our hotel for the first time, hopped in the car together and headed to the mountains. They were so warm and we were instantly talking about TOWIE (they are both Lithuanian but now live in Essex). Their accents are to die for and their interactions were just beautiful. They were fire. It was crazy and I adored every minute. GIVE ME MORE. Fancy running about together? Give me a shout. Love love. C x
This wedding blew my mind. Married on a cliff top, gold shoes, two beautiful souls? Fuck yes. When Lucy Turnball asked me to second shoot for her it was an obvious yes. She is lush. Birkenstocks, DMs, good taste…my kinda lady. So being brutally honest, I had literally passed my driving test a matter of days before this wedding and had to drive to cornwall UNAIDED!!! My partner literally shat himself but I bloody loved it ha. So, I made it. And thank god as this wedding was a DREAM. Vija and Alistair chose the St Moritz hotel to get ready in and for the legal bit. This place backs on to the most stunning open space right on the cliff side which played a huge part in Alistair’s upbringing and therefore had huge sentimental value. So I arrived at bridal prep and was greeted with coffee and a hive of energy. It was wonderful! They had a gorgeous archway laced with tuelle and flowers. The sky was beautifully moody and the wind was fierce. It was utterly divine. After dinner, we took a walk done to the cliff edge, Vija did amazingly in her heels, I was in flats and nearly fell multiple times and she just elegantly meandered down! Drinks in tow, they glowed with post ceremony loveliness and they had a a short while alone (bar me and lucy!) to take stock and embrace what had just happened. Can everyday be a wedding day please? Hit me up if you fancy having me as your photographer! Love love. C x  
Well these guys were delicious. So much love right here! Sarah and Ben tied the knot in St Micheal’s Church in Alphington Exeter before heading to The Mercure Hotel in Exeter City Centre. They had the most wonderful guests who created and awesome atmosphere. I was with Sarah for prep at home and we then headed to the church where we met their gorgeous little daughter and flower girl. Heart eyes. Sarah’s gorgeous lace detailed dress was from Wed2B in Exeter. Confetti was outside the church and they smashed it – killer confetti shot >>> We nipped off to Exeter’s City Wall for a walk and the light was DIVINE. We headed under the trees as it was quite bright but it made for some delicious dappled light. Sun flare goals! Party time started and the night carried on in to the early hours. PERFECTION. If you think I’m your girl, hit me up here. Love Love. C x  
Ok so, can I just say, this wedding and this couple were FRICKING AMAZE. I am so lucky to meet and work with such awesome people. So much has happened following on from this day – Paul and I ourselves loved this wedding and the atmosphere so much that we are now actually getting married at this same venue!!!! And Rob & Lisa are going to be guests! Cray cray. Rob & Lisa are through and through outdoorsy people. He is a Biologist and she looks after penguins – awesome right?! Their wedding reflected them as people, utterly laid back, beautiful and a massive celebration. Monks Withecombe in Chagford, Dartmoor, is the most idealic retreat. Home of Nicky & Simon, two lovely characters who welcome you in with open arms, tea and cake! They were on hand all day helping where needed, from shifting hay bales to walking guests out at the end of the night in torch light. Lovely people. The venue consists of an art gallery which is where Rob & Lisa held their ceremony. Beautifully light with exposed beams, it has all the character but remains lovely and airy. This leads down to a stunning barn where the reception is held. Surrounded by views of Dartmoor reaching as far as the eye can see, the barn and gallery are teamed with gardens galore and they most beautiful orchard. I was with Lisa and her lovely bridal party in the morning and we had such a giggle. Mum turned up with a towel on her head as sheep ran past the window! Prosecco flowed and it was wonderful. My second shooter for the day, Paul, was with the groomsmen at the Three Crowns down the road in Chagford. They got ready, went for a pint before having a walk around and then heading up to Monks. I love to offer prep photos for the groom and his groomsmen as they often get forgotten in the early stages of the day. Great to add a second shooter so their story can be told too! Lisa wore a stunning lace low back Maggie Sottero gown with beautiful detail topped off with a jewelled waist belt and back necklace. Her hair was intricate and elegant and was styling by the insanely talented Ellie @theupdogirl. Gorgeous wild flowers were delivered on the day by Fern and Bloom. Lisa’s make up was on point and was by Naomi Gilmore – Subtle yet emphasising her gorgeous eyes. Following the beautifully relaxed and intimate ceremony, we headed out for welcome drinks and then for a handful of group shots. If you know me and my style you know I limit the amount of formal group shots – purely as more candid relaxed shots are not only more genuine keepsakes and tell the story much better, but also, formals take a good 5 minutes each – gathering guests and keeping them for running off, when all they want to do is celebrate with a bevvy! Don’t get me wrong, I completely understand some couples like a few formals and they can absolutely have their place within a wedding gallery, but keeping these to a sensible amount means more relaxed guests, more relaxed couple, more relaxed me and more time for authentic story telling images! Food was provided by the amazing Two Birds Kitchen from their Pizza van! Thanks so much for the delish pizza! Guests were given the cutest tokens for late night snack at Stinky Vintage’s Cheese Toastie van. To die for! They day lead in to a wonderful party with a rad band –Quite Brazen. They smashed it. Atmosphere was just delicious. Some guests later ventured outside to watch the sunset by the fire pits. Please can we just do this all again please thanks? I am taking bookings for 2019 and 2020 which are filling up quickly and I am having to turn people away which I HATE! So please, if you think I am the one for you guys then get in touch and book me up! Love love. C x
The wedding of Lucy and Simon was held in a spectactularly grand church in Coryton, followed by a beautiful marquee reception in Lucy’s family home. The day poured with rain but it did not disappoint. Lucy wore a inticately detailed gown with a silk skirt that billowed in the wind. This was teamed with the mother or all flower crowns. I was in my element. Recent times had been extremely troubling for this couple however there love for each glowed out of them and their sense of family, friends and community was fierce. I feel so priveledged to have been part of their day and to have worked with the super talented Lucy Turnbull. Forever grateful for the job I get to do. If you would like me to be your photographer and tell your story through my images please get in touch! 2019 and 2020 are filling up fast so contact me here to request a brochure and secure your date. Much love, Carla x
This shoot was in the middle of nowhere on gorgeous Dartmoor – the most heavenly place on earth. I was well and truly in my element. This elopement shoot was pure delight. Windswept wanderlust, a vintage dress, winding woodland, divine details and moody skies, what more can you ask for. We pushed the boundaries, danced with barefeet and got bitten by nats. It was well and truly worth it though! What a delight. Supplier Love: >>> Dresses <<< Days of Grace >>> Videographer <<< Soby Films >>> HAIR <<< Natalie Nichols Bridal >>> Make-Up <<< Gemma Burgess Beauty >>> Flowers <<< Sarah Broom Floral Design >>> Accessories <<< The Lucky Six Pence & Mrs Bow Tie  >> Models <<< Mosaic Models – Alice & Matt
Days like this are the reason why I absolutely adore what I do. We met Tilly & James and their family at Tilly’s Father’s Farm in Umberleigh which is where the wedding day will be spent. What a treasure trove. The place is gloriously speckled with hidden gems and beautiful brickwork and I was in my element. Wedding preparations were in full swing and all the family were busying themselves erecting a marquee and clearing out the barn. We spent time by the large pond with the dogs enjoying the water before venturing up to visit the horses, one of which will be pulling the cart on the wedding day! After being stung on the head by a bee (to be fair, I decided to rudely invade the bee’s space) we stumbled upon Tilly & James stash of items they are saving for the big day. From flowers to decorations, to dad’s work-in-progress cake stand, to tea party crockery, it was such a privilege to be invited in to peoples preparations for one of the most monumental days of their lives. Tilly’s dad’s work shop literally made me want to wee myself, I was honestly in heaven. It was like the best kind of reclamation yard you can imagine, emanating personal craftsmanship and nostalgia. It was a dream. The day was topped off by getting to meet a very cute elderly dog and Joey the duckling. So much love and excitement here and I am stoked to be the one shooting this story. If you would like me as your wedding photographer and to be part of your day then say Hi Carla x
So wedding season is in full swing and the pre-wedding shoots are rolling in. They are such special moments. This is often the first time I actually get to meet my couples and it is just lush. It is a real chance to spend time together, get to know how we all work and what makes us tick. We get our flow going and the magic happens! Come the wedding, being photographed, strangely feels so much more normal and I am so lucky I get to share these intimate moments with you all. So, on 29th April, Paul (my partner and second shooter) and I travelled to the BEAUT of a venue in Chagford, Dartmoor called Monks Withecombe to meet the gorgeous Rob & Lisa for their pre-wed shoot at their chosen wedding venue. Nicky the owner welcomed us with open arms, a warm log fire and mugs of tea and biscuits. I honestly did not want to leave. The venue is just stunning. It speaks for itself and has a beamed art gallery, gorgeous gardens stretching far and wide and stunning out-buildings and quirky features. Literally, a wedding photographers dream come true! Rob and Lisa took us on a tour around the winding gardens and we did some shooting. It was just a delight to get to see the venue where the big day is going to happen in August. So exciting. A delicious Sunday shoot was had and we had the added extra of getting to meet the gorgeous old boy Beau the golden retriever. Before we left, Rob let me know that Lisa had just said to him that she just knows they have chosen the right photographers! Rob and Lisa received their images via their own online gallery which they can download, favourite and share as they wish. I received this glorious message afterwards which made my heart glow ♥ ‘Thank you for our pre-wedding photos – they look amazing! We had a fab time and you helped us feel very relaxed in front of the camera, which I certainly didn’t think was possible. I loved how you captured the beauty of the venue as well, I’m so excited to have you both as our wedding photographers x’ I can’t ask for much more. THIS IS WHY I AM SO IN LOVE WITH MY JOB! As always, I would love to hear from you so say Hey here..  
Ok, GAMECHANGER. So on the 5th April this year I packed my rather oversized suitcase (obv.) and headed to Exeter Services. Croissant consumed and coffee in hand, I was ready. I was travelling to Snowdonia to meet some lovely and like minded people at the Two Honest Creative Day in Snowdonia. I stayed in the beautiful dinky pod all by myself! – Other than waking up in the early hours to the door swinging open in the wind, I successfully completed this task! It was such an amazing experience…I seriously was head over heels in the feeling of being surrounded by people from different parts of the UK who love this as much as I do! Weddings is OUR thang and I became so absorbed and inspired. I got to work alongside one of my all time photography crushes Carla Blain Photography and Love Luella.  It was utterly magical to be able to share our experiences and bounce ideas around. We sat in a Yurt in the middle of nowhere and shared our business ideas, techniques, experiences and most of all our love for love birds. When you meet people who get as passionate as you about this kinda stuff, it is euphoric and is hard not to get super excited about the right now AND the future. CREATIVITY – I got to get my creative swag on (my all time favourite thing to do) and FREE-LENSED the hell out of Snowdonia. See later Blog – FREE-LENSING I can honestly say it has effected me and my business in such a positive way. BROADENING HORIZONS FOR THE WIN. ♥