Posted on December 30, 2017
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
To celebrate we are offering all our wonderful wedding couples a Free Wedding Album With All Full Day Wedding Photography Packages Booked in January 2018!
Taking a relaxed and unobtrusive approach to wedding photography, the photographers here at Liberty Pearl Photo & Film Collective capture the story of each wedding through a collection of beautiful and natural images, capturing the special and spontaneous moments for you to treasure for many years to come.
Take advantage of our brilliant promotion, where we are currently offering couples a free Sim Imaging Fine Art wedding album worth £600 with every full day wedding photography package.
The result? An inspired set of images displayed in a gorgeous album of fresh-from-the-day memories that you’ll treasure a lifetime.
The package includes a beautiful bespoke linen fine art 10×10 30 page wedding album by Sim Imaging.
Simply quote ALBUM2018 when sending your enquiry but please note this special offer is only valid for bookings made (with deposit paid and contract signed) before midnight on January 31st 2018.
Beautiful, calm, love-infused, nature-inspired – welcome to the Liberty Pearl Photo & Film Collective! We are a photography and videography team of wedding and elopement photographers based in Devon and Cornwall.
We love to travel and capture beautiful weddings all over the UK and Europe and beyond!
Contact us now via our contact webpage to see which photographers we have available on your wedding date! xx
Posted on November 15, 2017
Choosing a gift for any occasion can be hard. Not everyone is a natural at selecting presents their friends and family will love. You can get yourself into a tizzy trying to think of something brilliant that no one else will think of. There are so many options and yet all your ideas seem unoriginal and boring. One of the things you should consider is getting people things they can do. They get an experience and to make some memories, instead of just having an item to keep. Family photography vouchers give your giftee both things. They get to spend a few hours doing something fun, and they have something they can keep at the end of it. Check out these top reasons they make an awesome present.
A Present on Their Terms
When you look at experiences for people to enjoy, you might consider certain events. Perhaps you’ve thought about buying them tickets to a concert or a show. However, if you do this, they have to go on the date of the event. That means they have to work it into their schedule, which might be inconvenient. With family photography vouchers, they can choose when to book their studio session. They get to decide when it’s best to use their gift and how they want to use it. Giving any kind of gift voucher offers people more flexibility so that they can be in control of their present.
A Gift That Can Last Forever
Many presents are just fleeting things. They might be an experience that lasts a day, or something to eat or drink that’s soon consumed. The best presents are often the ones that last a long time. The person who received the gift can look at it and remember who got it for them. A family photography session provides both a fun day and gifts that your friends or family can keep. Photographs can last for years, especially now that we can keep digital copies. You can have both prints and files so that you can make more prints in the future. Photos are a gift that keeps on giving.
PLEASE FILL OUT THE ORDER FORM BELOW TO PURCHASE YOUR FAMILY PHOTO SHOOT VOUCHERS!
November special offer – 25% off our full day wedding photography packages – Devon and Cornwall elopement and wedding photographer
Posted on November 5, 2017
Celebrating our fourth year in business with a brilliant promotion for wedding planning brides!
November special offer – 25% off our full day wedding photography packages – Devon and Cornwall elopement and wedding photographer
Taking a relaxed and unobtrusive approach to wedding photography, the photographers here at Liberty Pearl Photo & Film Collective captures the story of each wedding through a collection of beautiful and natural images, capturing the special and spontaneous moments for you to treasure for many years to come.
Our fabulous Full Day Package includes 10 hours of wedding photography with one of our associate photographers; a pre-wedding consultation, site visit and full review of the venues and their grounds to establish a shooting plan and poor weather contingency plan; a password protected web gallery for friends and family to view, download and purchase prints; 600-800 (royalty free) images from your day; and all images professionally edited in both colour and black and white.
Check out some of our wonderful weddings on our website for a flavour of how your wedding may look from the Liberty Pearl lens, and get in touch to check availability and prices today.
WE ONLY HAVE 10 OF THESE DISCOUNTED PACKAGES AVAILABLE SO PLEASE CONTACT US NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!
Check out our Facebook page galleries for our most recent wedding sneak peeks!
Happy wedding planning xxxx
Please note, this discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer and does not include any of our products or extra services e.g wedding albums.
Posted on November 3, 2017
Here at Liberty Pearl Photo & Film Collective, there’s nothing we love more than a destination wedding.
Kristof and Eva’s French celebration highlighted many of the reasons why.
They had chosen the idyllic venue of Manoir de Clenord, which is nestled in lush greenery in the heart of the Loire Valley.
They spent the day beforehand celebrating with a beautiful outdoor brunch with their friends and family and then on the day of the actual wedding, the relaxed and rustic vibe continued long into the night.
One of the big reasons they chose to get married in such beautiful surroundings was because of the weather and being able to have the ceremony outside.
Every stage of their special day was as memorable as the next.
The bridesmaids wore different shades of coral whilst Eva’s stylish long-sleeved lace gown by Rime Arodaky perfectly complemented their surroundings.
The flowers were a blend of pinks and corals and looked stunning dotted around the venue and in tabletop displays. Another highlight for us was that amazing wedding awning!
Congratulations both on such a special celebration of your love.
Other suppliers who helped with the magic include:
PLANNING AN ELOPEMENT OR WEDDING IN EUROPE OR FURTHER AFIELD?
If you are looking for your Elopement or Destination Wedding Photographer in Italy, Ibiza, France, Spain, Paris, New York, Cape Town, Iceland, Portugal or anywhere else in the world just as beautiful then you are in the right place.
I love travelling and I love people, so destination weddings are the perfect combination!
We create a bespoke package depending on the location but our prices are very reasonable.
Please visit our contact page to check if we are available for your wedding date.
Posted on October 20, 2017
As you’re aware, here at Liberty Pearl Photo & Film Collective, we’re huge fans of nature and the outdoors, so we were delighted to be able to capture Leanne and Sam’s elopement.
Held at the incredibly special Ever After wedding venue in Dartmoor, we were able to go deep into the woods to find ruins covered with moss, a beautiful tunnel of trees and a waterfall.
With a colour palette of pinks, purples and peaches, this was one ceremony that simply took our breath away.
Leanne wore a stunning ivory chiffon dress with beautiful shoulder and back detail.
The relaxed look worked perfectly with her flowers, which complimented the theme with that all-important pop of colour.
Rustic and natural were the order for the day – and the wild foliage finished the bouquet off perfectly – enhancing the theme and of course Leanne’s gorgeous flower crown.
But for us, the highlight was the woodland walk that we were able to take them both on, making the most of the grounds.
It really was something quite breathtakingly beautiful and we love how adventurous our bride and groom were on their special day.
It was so great to also work with a very talented team of suppliers.
What Leanne said about her wedding photographs:
“Well what can I say about Amber? She is absolutely amazing!!! My wedding pictures were beyond stunning and couldn’t have been any prettier!!! She was warm and friendly and knew exactly what shots my partner and I wanted! Book Amber straight away if you want to capture the most beautiful images!!! Thank you again, you are a star!!!”
Posted on October 8, 2017
It has to be said that Deer Park Country House Hotel in Devon is one of our favourite all time wedding venues.
Not only is it stunning, but when it rains, as it did for Becky
and Ollie’s special day, it’s still possible to capture some beautiful moments making the most of its country-chic interiors.
And what a wedding it was – it was literally incredible!
Love, joy and happiness flowed in abundance, despite the torrential downpour mid-afternoon – which we’re pleased to say finally let up later in the evening.
Thankfully both Becky and Ollie embraced the weather and smiled throughout – which meant that they now have a set of wonderful photographs to treasure.
And as a bonus, when the sun did eventually make an appearance we were able to make the most of the beautiful golden light and the 80 acres of stunning grounds, in time for sunset.
Needless to say Becky looked stunning in her Suzanne Neville dress, which was offset by the natural flowers from Emma at Brompton Buds. Each of the bridesmaids looked elegantly stylish in their Phase Eight dresses, whilst Ollie and the boys looked suave in their suits by Jonathan Hawkes.
We’re so glad that we were able to capture such a beautiful wedding at this truly special venue. And the sun shining at the end of the day provided the icing on the cake.
We hope you enjoy the photographs!
Dress: Suzanne Neville Dress from Miss Bush
Suits: Jonathan Hawkes
Bridesmaids dresses: Phase Eight
Flowers: Emma from Brompton Buds
Make-up Artist: Giselle Michael Changing Faces
Hair: Viva Hair
Tennis rackets: HEAD SK
Posted on September 14, 2017
When Gemma and Chris approached us about capturing their wedding at Polhawn Fort on the Cornish coast, they said their priority was for their guests to have fun.
They were looking for a relaxed and jovial day, not only as a celebration of their love for each other, but for their wonderful friends and family.
Having been together for nine years and now living on Sydney’s northern beaches in Australia, having Polhawn Fort for the whole weekend was a chance for them to spend more time with their loved ones.
Gemma looked stunning in her elegant ivory over champagne/blush gown, whilst Chris wore textured blue. It has to be said that he completely rocked his waistcoat whilst the ushers looked dapper with their braces. The bridesmaids’ mint green dresses topped the whole ensemble of the wedding party, which was understated, elegant and fun.
Beautiful from start to finish, the flowers from Ruth Andrews perfectly complemented the rustic and relaxed vibe of the day.
Coordinator: Planning Elegance
Hair & Make Up: Alternative Styles Salon & Carmel McCormick
Celebrant: Best Day Ever Ceremonies
Flowers: Ruth Andrews
Chair Cover Supplier: South West Event Hire Ltd
Equipment Hire: Box & Cox Vintage Hire
DJ / Band: Function Central (Band – Party Up)
If you would like to book Liberty Pearl for your wedding photography please send us a message via our contact page to check our availability.
Posted on September 2, 2017
I love weddings, I mean, who doesn’t? And Alice and Luke’s Ibiza wedding was a particularly magical one. Destination weddings are becoming increasingly popular and – cost effectiveness aside – you can see why…
The intense scenery and bright sunshine made being part of this wedding a joy for everyone. After all, who wouldn’t want fabulous weather for their wedding day?!
The day was started with breakfast in the sunshine, hair, make-up (and all the rest of it)…
Don’t you just love their kimonos?!
With an entourage of bridesmaids in tow, Alice walked down the outdoor aisle to embark on her newest adventure with Luke…
Adore those bridesmaid dresses… And how super cute is Alice’s bouquet?!
And not forgetting their absolutely breathtaking couple images…
The perfectly magical Ibiza location for this entirely magical couple. Can Gall is a typical Ibizan country house (finca) which is more than 200 years old, situated in the north and has been totally restored whilst retaining its original charm. You will find our rooms authentically decadent, with the emphasis on comfort to the highest quality.
In the grounds of the finca, growing in the rich red earth are fruit trees, almond trees and some olive trees which are centuries old. The whole estate of 137,000 m2 is surrounded by mountains which makes this location the perfect place to benefit from the peace and quiet in the summer as well as in the winter.
Agroturismo Can Gall is the ideal spot to enjoy a well earned rest, and enjoy the beauty and charm of Ibiza from this oasis on the White Isle.
Watch the beautiful highlights film from the wedding here.
Keep your eyes peeled for more about this stunning Ibiza wedding soon…
If you would like to book Liberty Pearl for your destination wedding photography or videography send us a message via our contact page to check our availability.
Have a beautiful week xxx
Posted on August 4, 2017
So, you’re getting married, Congratulations!
Getting married can be daunting and perhaps overwhelming. Ask any bride and they’ll say that there can be so many surprises on your wedding day, I know this well as a wedding photographer who has photographed over 100 weddings but also in my experience as a bride who planned her own wedding in 9 weeks!
There’s so much to think about and each element comes with a million choices. Through it all, you want to remain authentic and true to you and your partner’s personality, making sure it’s the magical day you’ve both dreamed about.
So here are my top tips for getting started with planning your wedding:
Grab a cup of tea and write down the 4 most important things for you and your partner on your special day. These are so different for every couple…..
1. Do you have a specific venue that you love whether it’s urban or beach or perhaps somewhere in the countryside?
2 .How many guests would you prefer to have there? Perhaps an intimate ceremony would suit you better, or a large wedding with all your friends and family around you.
3. What would you both like to wear? What will suit the season and you as a couple?
4. Do you dream of pink peonies or peach David Austin roses? Which flowers suit you and your dream wedding?
Spend a few minutes every day researching wedding photographs that you LOVE and store those inspirational images in your dream wedding Pinterest board. Look at the four priorities you’ve listed in point 1, and pin images that inspire you to plan your dream wedding. Whether you’re traditional or totally alternative, you’ll find images that will help you create your perfect wedding day.
Get organised! One of the most important things for me when I was planning my own wedding was to get the information out of my head, you can do this in to ways; creating an online checklist or getting it onto paper, and I did both! Your mind is busy enough without trying to remember the finer details. Buy yourself a beautiful folder for all of your wedding planning suppliers and notes. Separate your folder into categories such as venue, flowers, dress and photographer.
If you prefer being organised digitally then use an online checklist, I LOVE the fabulous online planning system provided by WeddingWire. These lists are completely customisable and will manage anything from your ‘to do’ lists and manage your budget, you can even track your progress on each task. This gives you lots more time to plan the fun stuff whilst feeling rest assured the important elements are taken care of!
Start looking for your wedding photographer right away. I know just how quickly a good photographer gets booked up. It’s not uncommon for me to have weddings years in advance! Find your perfect wedding photographer who just gets your personality and will capture your special day and get them booked in.
I’ve had the pleasure of photographing so many amazing couples, capturing their most magical moments together. I love connecting with people and I would love to connect with you too. If you’re planning your special day and looking for a professional wedding photographer that really values getting to know you, then get in touch! We can start talking about all things wedding!
Posted on July 28, 2017
When I first launched Liberty Pearl Photography & Film Collective four years ago, I started out with zero budget, but a real desire to be able to share my marketing knowledge and photography skills with others; particularly women.
My starting point for organising any event is thinking about what I wanted to know when I first launched my business. Being able to put myself in the shoes of an attendee really helps me to look at things from a different perspective.
It means I’m able to provide more impactful and useful content that genuinely benefits those who attend.
If you’re thinking about signing up for a photography conference, here are my top five tips to ensure you make the most of your investment:
- Make sure you have a notebook (preferably hard-back) and at least two pens with you – there will be lots of things you will want to write down
- Attend with a positive frame of mind and be open to listen to other people’s point of view. Not everything will resonate with you but something may well prove to be both business and life-changing
- Ensure you have lots of business cards with you – conferences are a great place to network both with fellow creatives and photographers
- Make sure that you have done your homework beforehand. Think about what you would like to get out of the event and come armed with questions
- If you’re sent any materials beforehand, make sure you have read them thoroughly before the day too
Although this doesn’t make it into my top five it’s still really important – drink plenty of water! It might sound strange to suggest this, but staying hydrated throughout the day will help improve your concentration levels.
On the day of any event it’s also worth pre-planning your route beforehand and allowing extra time. Think of it like a photography assignment that you just can’t miss. It’s better to be early and prepared, than late and flustered.
Of course deciding which workshops and conferences you should attend can be difficult too. There are so many photography courses on offer, but I think the best way to assess if an event is right for you should include:
- How qualified is the person taking the course – what have they achieved
- What subjects will the event cover
- How well does the content align with both your business objectives and values
Before booking, it’s worth having a look for further information on the organiser’s Eventbrite page.
What does it say to you? How easy do you find the booking process, what is the process both before and after the event? Do you feel as if you have been looked after and your experience has been worthwhile?
I really enjoy using Eventbrite to help make my conferences and workshops really stand out. I have to say the top reasons why I use them include:
- It’s super easy to create an event page and update it when you need to
- There are 50 million active ticket buyers on the site so your event is more likely to get noticed by your target audience. Plus there is also built in promotion including social sharing
- I find it’s a great way for managing attendees – I can track sales in real time from any device (super handy for me when I’m out and about on photo shoots)
- I love how easily I can contact anyone attending both before and afterwards with information / thank you notes
- But above all else, it strikes the professional chord with me that I think is invaluable, especially when your brand is at the heart of everything that you do.
I hope that you have found this blog useful. Remember, the more you educate and invest in yourself through learning and training, the more you will be able to inject back into your business, helping you to attract your ideal clients.
Our next Women in Photography Conference is on 27th September at The Duke of Cornwall Hotel in Plymouth. If you would like to find out more about the event and buy tickets please visit the Eventbrite page here.
Here’s to your success!