Classically elegant wedding in Chelsea Physic Garden London

It was so beautiful to capture the union of a such lovely couple in London Chelsea Physic Garden.
The bride lives in Chelsea, her beautiful apartment is situated beside the Thames, the natural light just floods in through the huge windows. The ceremony was held in Chelsea registry office, such a beautiful historic venue which opens out onto the high street.  The wedding reception venue – Chelsea Physic Garden was surrounded by the most astonishing plants and flowers evoking a sense of an enchanted garden. The garden was founded in 1673 by the Society of Apothecaries; one of Europe’s oldest botanic gardens. Important Herb and Medicinal collections, and of Mediterranean plants.

The striking bride, covered in white from head to toe walked in white Manolo Blahnik wearing a graceful dress provided by Oscar de la Renta; classically elegant.

It was an honour to be able to photograph this day. Such a perfect fairytale wedding.

Dress: Oscar de la Renta
Flowers: Jens Jakobsen Floral Construction
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
Venue: Chelsea Physic Garden

 

Bristol wedding – Ashton Court Estate

Claire and Ollie were married in the stunning Ashton Court Mansion in Bristol this November.

Their wedding was themed with the beautiful Bristol Blue* and gold and the couple share a great passion for music so their wedding was a very lively affair. The couple have an abundance of amazing friends and family and it was a pleasure capturing their perfect day!

Ashton Court Mansion sits proudly on the edge of 860 acres of glorious, undulating parkland. Protected by a sweep of high ground, the estate is only a short distance from the Clifton Suspension bridge, and a five minute drive from the city’s vibrant and cosmopolitan centre.

*This shade of blue is used for the world famous Bristol blue glass, which was started back in 1988 by James Adlington, with the help of glass maker Peter St Clair.

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.

English country garden styled wedding photo shoot Cosawes Barton Cornwall

Such a lovely day for a beautiful Cornish styled wedding photo shoot at the stunning new wedding venue Cosawes Barton.

The magical venue is a beautiful historic estate set in 17acres of Cornish woodlands and fields. This wonderful place first appeared in the Domesday Book of 1086 – although the first recorded resident did not move in until 1396!

It was such an amazing day in the most beautiful wedding venue I have ever seen!! It was fabulous working for the fist time with such a hugely talented collection of Cornish wedding suppliers.

Thanks to the amazing Jenny Wren Weddings & Events for organising the photo shoot xxx

Suppliers list:
Photographers: Liberty Pearl Photography: Amber Mccarthy & Anne-Marie MackFall
Wedding coordinator: Jenny Wren Weddings & Events
Flowers: Loulabel Floral Design
Cake: Emily Hankins Cakes
Wedding Venue: Cosawes Barton weddings Cornwall
Bride’s Wedding Dress: Amanda K Bridal Boutique
Grrom’s suit: Moss Bros
Wedding decorations/styling: Inspire Hire
Service taken by: Cornish Celebrants
Hair: Hair Design By Holly Luisa
Make up artist: Natasha Flower Make-Up Artist
Stationary: Pip Designs Wedding Stationery

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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.

Revival Living – Interior Design Photo Shoot

We fell in love with the beautiful Cornish beach cottage and it’s gorgeous furniture, during a recent interior design photo shoot in Cawsand. We worked with an extremely creative Devon based company Revival Furniture, to capture some of their stunning interior design projects.

Revival Furniture tastefully aims to put the life back into your old furniture, floors and kitchens. They paint old furniture that has lost its lustre, turning it into something bright and beautiful that compliments your home and surroundings, using the fantastic colour palette of Annie Sloan paints.

Revival Furniture love taking influences from France and Scandinavia and make things look beautifully stylish. The company focus on professional furniture painting, interior decorating, seat pad upholstery, fireplace painting, interior cupboards and kitchens, stairs and floors painting.

Bristol Family Portrait – Vassels Park

In this gallery you can see a selection of photographs from a family photo shoot in the stunning Vassels Park in Bristol. Even in winter the park was teaming with beautiful trees and colourful flowers.

The family had a happy day and we enjoyed the inspiring nature in this unique place.

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

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.

A Lake District Adventure

Even though I am usually a wedding and portrait photographer, a selection of beautiful landscape photographs should not be kept hidden way on a computer forever. Liberty Pearl Photography went for an adventure around the stunning scenery of Lake District this winter. Only a few places in England can measure up to this outlandishly beautiful lake and mountain region. The landscape is breathtaking, a sweeping panorama of humpbacked mountains, razor blade crags and scree-covered hillsides, strewn with mountainous tarns and some of the largest natural lakes anywhere in the UK.

As you can see from the images, lakes and rivers, diverse landscape, ancient woodlands and the variety of geology is what makes Lake District such a unique and lovely place, perfect for a trip with family or friends.

If you want to read more about this special place please visit the Lonely Planet website.

Cornish wedding at Menheniot Church / Boconnoc House and Estate – Mr and Mrs Rixon

This was such a lovely Cornish wedding at the Boconnoc House & Estate in one of Cornwall’s stunning valleys. Of course it was blessed with the typical English summer weather, the day started with torrential rain and lightening bolts, and finished with glorious sunshine and brilliant blue skies! The couple were married in the bride’s local family church in the quaint little Cornish village of Menheniot. After the ceremony they were quickly whisked off in a beautiful vintage car to Castle Air, they couple were greeted with champagne just before boarding their helicopter to the wedding venue.

I had no choice but to travel with the bride and groom to document this momentous occasion. It was superb! I was so excited I almost forgot to take photos! We arrived at the Boconnoc Estate within 10 minutes of flight, to the excited wedding guests who were waiting on the lawn with their cameras at the ready for the VIP arrival. What a way to make an entrance! The afternoon was followed with croquet on the lawn, lots of Pimms, jam and clotted cream scones, dancing and lots more fun shenanigans!

Congratulations to Briony and Edward, your wedding day was just perfect and full of so much love and happiness I know it will last a lifetime xxxx

Below is the bible verse that was read at the church wedding ceremony, it was really lovely:

1 John 4:9-12
This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.

Autumn Winter family photo shoot in Devon – Saltram House

I wanted to test out a location for wintery family photo shoots, so Liberty Pearl and I headed down to the beautiful National Trust woodland at Saltram House in Devon. The Saltram Estate is situated on the outskirts of Plymouth, so it is the perfect spot for an on location family or pre-wedding photo shoot. The autumn trees were so beautifully coloured. We had a lovely morning walking around the gardens and woodland, and I am really happy with the photos. In fact I liked them so much we used them as our Christmas cards this year!

Saltram House is a magnificent Georgian mansion and tranquil garden positioned at the heart of this historic parkland. Saltram overlooks the River Plym and is set in a rolling landscape park that provides precious green space on the outskirts of Plymouth. Strolling along the riverside or through the woodland, you can almost forget that the city lies so close. It is definitely worth a visit.