My first wedding photography workshop was a success!

I had such an amazing day yesterday at Deer Park Hotel in Honiton, with a group of 8 very talented photographers! We spent the day getting know each other and talking about our businesses and our journeys so far!

It was my first ever wedding photography business workshop and I loved every minute of it! There was so much I wanted to talk about and share with the aspiring wedding photographers about my business!

It definitely was a day of inspiration, growth, opportunity and fellowship with like minded creatives! I thoroughly enjoyed myself and I cannot wait to share the photos and the feedback with you all!

Liberty Pearl wedding photography workshop portraits Deer Park Hotel

I am now extremely excited about workshop 2 in a few weeks time, which involves a styled wedding photo shoot to enhance your portfolio!!

P.S. If you would like further information about any of my workshops please visit my workshop webpage and fill out the contact form.

Beach engagement session Kingsand Cawsand Bay Cornwall

Such a gorgeous engagement session at Kingsand / Cawsand Bay in Cornwall. The couple were so relaxed and happy and soooo in love!!! It was such a stunning afternoon in a truly beautiful setting, such a quaint little Cornish village, with pretty little houses and the sea was a beautiful shade of emerald green and turquoise.

I am very much looking forward to this couples amazing wedding at The Green, Weddings in Cornwall in just a few weeks time!

P.s. if you would like further information about my family photo shoots, engagement shoots or wedding packages please email me via my contact page.

I can’t wait to hear more about your ideas for a photo shoot! xx

 

Getting married abroad: Reasons to elope for your big-day

Elopement in Ibiza Europe

Dreaming of a beach wedding? Or perhaps you’re just looking to celebrate an intimate affair away from home, in a setting than means something to the both of you…

Whether you just want to be sure of sun on your wedding day, or you have the perfect destination in mind, there are plenty of reasons to consider a wedding abroad.

There’s something special about getting married abroad. The beautiful surroundings, different cultures, and stunning landscapes… the list could go on. As a photographer, the bright light in sunnier destinations also comes in handy. I’m a natural light photographer so working in the beautiful sunshine is a dream!

Luckily, at Liberty Pearl Photography, I’ve had the pleasure of shooting several weddings in sunnier climes. I’ve shot weddings in Ibiza and in Pamplona, Spain, and every single destination wedding has been beautiful. Ibiza, in particular, was stunning. It was bright and light – and to top it off the couple were so stylish.

Why get married abroad?

Not sure whether to elope for your big-day? Here are just a few reasons you might like to consider…

  1. Budget
    Tying your wedding in with your honeymoon can help save considerable costs. Of course, you’ll make huge savings on guest numbers and expenses too. If you’ve got a big family and lots of friends it can be hard trying to limit your guest list, so eloping to a far-flung destination can sometimes be the answer.
  1. Weather
    Even in summer we’re not guaranteed abundant sunshine, so if a sun-soaked backdrop is really important to you it might be worth taking a trip abroad. Do make sure you research foreign weather before choosing a location. Some popular destinations, for example, in the Caribbean, are well known for their heavy downpours and erratic weather patterns.
  1. Family
    If you have family that live abroad it’s an excellent opportunity to spend some quality time with them while enjoying the gorgeous setting. Of course, these destinations might not always be the sunniest, but they still offer a whole host of excitement and culture to take advantage of.
  1. Special Place
    Finding the right wedding venue can be a struggle for some couples. It’s a place you’ll be associating with your marriage forever, so you don’t want to have to settle for the best of the bunch. Perhaps there’s a place the two of you have holidayed together and holds memories of good, happy times? If so, why not consider tying the knot there?

How to get married abroad

If you are thinking of tying the knot abroad, here a few tips to ensure stress-free planning:

  1. Secure your preferred photographer well ahead of your big-day. They will need plenty of notice as it’s likely to take up more than one or two days of their time.
  2. Make sure you do lots of research and firm up legal documentation required and costs before committing.
  3. If you’ve opted for a tropical country, make sure the ceremony is not during the hottest part of the day.
  4. Be as helpful as possible to all your wedding guests. Organising their transport and accommodation is a must.
  5. Make the most of virtual conferencing technology such as Skype to interact with your suppliers and get to know them prior to the day.

If you’d like to chat to me about destination wedding photography, fill in my online contact form today.

An elegant white winter wedding – Kitley House Plymouth Devon

An elegant white winter wedding – Kitley House Plymouth Devon

I love being a wedding photographer in Devon, beautiful weddings like this just make my heart sing. I met the bride when she modelled on a styled wedding photo shoot last summer shoot, and she was very beautiful. I was so happy when she asked me to photograph her winter wedding at the stunning Plymouth wedding venue Kitley House Hotel! The bride wanted snow, but instead we had a beautiful layer of white frost covering the floor. The frost on the lawn created a beautiful backdrop for the bridal portraits. Everything about this wedding was elegant and beautiful in such a simple way, just perfect!

The bride wrote about why she booked me as her wedding photographer on her fabulous blog, “So the lady I chose to capture my day is called Amber who is a Devon based photographer and works for Liberty Pearl Photography, her work has been posted on Juno & joy, Whimsical wonderland weddings and Rock my wedding to name a few. I already knew Amber from a wedding model shoot I photographed earlier last year, and because I loved her style I had to have her for the wedding. Besides the stunning pictures that you can see from her published work, I love the fact she takes a natural approach and it doesn’t feel like everything is staged, she’s very much in the background capturing moments happening around her. But even “staged” shots such as group photo’s and the bride and groom don’t feel awkward or unnatural which is the last thing you want to show through in your photos.”

Mr & Mrs Unique feature our Festival & Vintage bridal inspiration shoot with Blue Fizz Events!

We are so happy to announce that our recent Festival & Vintage bridal inspiration shoot with Blue Fizz Events has been featured on the fabulous Mr & Mrs Unique wedding and lifestyle blog!!!

You can visit the blog post on the Mr & Mrs Unique website.

 

Festival & Vintage bridal inspiration shoot with Blue Fizz Events has been featured on the fabulous Mr & Mrs Unique wedding blog!!!

 

Vintage festival styled wedding photo shoot with Blue Fizz Events at Clovelly Court North Devon

We were blessed with a stunning location and beautiful weather for this spring styled wedding shoot at Clovelly Court in North Devon.  It was the first time I had visited this venue and the first thing that jumped out at me was beautiful Victorian walled gardens (Clovelly Court Gardens), I absolutely LOVE wedding venues with gardens, they are a rich source of vibrant and beautiful scenery for a photo shoot or real life wedding photos. I particularly love the old walled around these gardens, they have so much texture!

The photo shoot was styled with a vintage and festival theme. This stunning styled wedding photo shoot organised by the Devon wedding planning company Blue Fizz Events. Featuring the Blue Fizz gorgeous marquees. Blue Fizz Events’ highly professional and efficient wedding planner team will create wonderful experiences for your marquee celebration – whatever the occasion, and across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset. They specialise in planning weddings, christenings, anniversary parties and corporate events – and of course they offer marquee hire too.

It was the first time I had worked with the Blue Fizz team and all I can say is that I was very impressed by their professionalism, amazing organisation, and the abundance of creative ideas they had for the photo shoot. The models were also very experienced and were great to work with.

My favourite elements of the photo shoot:
I loved all the flowers in garden especially the bed of tulips.  The bouquet was brilliant, the colours suited the theme perfectly.
The vintage dresses supplied by the wonderful Days Of Grace, who supply heirloom gowns of a vintage style for brides. These one-off designs are made from antique lace and vintage textiles and are perfect for country weddings, barefoot on the beach or a beautiful summer picnic and they are all so so beautiful.
The headdresses were all so pretty, my favourite was the Liberty Halo headdress supplied byHey Jules. The Liberty Halo is perfect for the free spirited bride.

Here are some images from our styled Vintage Festival photo shoot at Clovelly Court, Clovelly Village.

I would like to give a huge thank you to the following Devon wedding suppliers:
Days Of Grace
Nirvana Hair & Beauty Barnstaple
Hey Jules
Kye Tew Jewellery
Vintage Button Bridal Designs
Offshore Blooms
Cherry Blossom Cakes & Cupcakes

Winter Family photo shoot Cornwood, Plymouth, Devon

It was a beautiful day spent on an adventure with this lovely family for their special woodland winter photo shoot. The family chose the location due to the stunning pink painted oak tree; of course the girls love anything pink! The oak tree is a brilliant fluorescent shade of pink painted by Henry Bruce in the small Devon village of Cornwood.

Henry Bruce, 35, wanted to raise awareness of a fungal disease which is affecting trees across the country.

Read more about this campaign on the Daily Mail website.

It was very fun on location portrait session, the girls enjoyed exploring the woodland and playing with the leaves and fresh saw dust! As you can see there is so much love in this family and the little girls are so very cute!

I love on location natural family portraits, being a natural light photographer I love nothing more than taking a trip to the local beach, park or woodland with a family to capture them laughing and having fun.

All life stages can be photographed by Liberty Pearl Photography from maternity to 100-year-olds’ birthdays! I am comfortable shooting any age: babies, toddlers, children and adults, for both full family and individual portraits. Please contact me for further information.

The Guardian Startup of the year 2014: Liberty Pearl Photography

The Guardian logoWow!!!!I am completely in shock that my business has been featured as Startup of the year 2014 on The Guardian Small Business Showcase website! Read the article here!
Thank you to all my lovely clients for booking me and making my first year such an amazing success!

I look forward to many more happy weddings and beautiful photo shoots with lots of lovely customers in Devon and Cornwall and all over the UK!

Weddings

My reportage style of photography is very natural, unobtrusive, and relaxed. By blending in effortlessly and becoming a part of the wedding day, we capture the special and spontaneous moments, to tell the perfect story and convey the happiness of the day.

Engagement / pre-wedding shoot
I include a complimentary pre wedding shoot with all wedding packages.

Vintage Photo Booth
I also offer a Wedding Vintage Photo Booth service, which is designed to capture the wedding guests’ personalities for a fabulous memento of the wedding day. This is a very unique service, which can be booked independently or as part of the wedding photography package. The vintage photo booth is also available for corporate events and birthday parties.

Destination bride and groom – Ibiza honeymoon photo shoot

This is why I love being a destination photographer. I was so excited about this honeymoon photo shoot when it was booked earlier this year. The beautiful Devon couple were married in Mexico in January and booked their honeymoon in Ibiza this summer. The couple wanted a photo shoot to remember their month long honeymoon on the beautiful white isle.

We started the photo shoot at 7.30am to avoid the harsh midday sunshine. We took a walk around the beautiful neighbourhood of Santa Eulalia Ibiza, the sun was scorching even at this time. The little people are the couple’s gorgeous boys. What a lovely idea for a honey moon.

I can’t wait for my next destination wedding / honeymoon booking in Ibiza!!! I love being an international wedding photographer. Even though I am based in Plymouth in Devon, I cover weddings in Bristol, London and Cornwall and I am happy to take bookings anywhere in the UK or abroad.

Wed Magazine special offer 2015

Becky-and-Phil-wedding-kitley-house-hotel-devon-plymouthTake advantage of our brilliant promotion, where they are currently offering couples a free Folio or Loxley wedding album worth £600 with every full day wedding photography package.

For a total price of £1600, our popular package includes a pre-wedding shoot to warm you up in front of the lens, 8-10 hours of wedding photography coverage, 800-1200 images on an online gallery, plus all images professionally edited in both colour, vintage and black and white.

The result? An inspired set of images displayed in a gorgeous album of fresh-from-the-day memories that you’ll treasure a lifetime.

This offer is featured in the amazing Wed Magazine.