November special offer – 25% off our full day wedding photography packages – Devon and Cornwall elopement and wedding photographer

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!

www.libertypearlphotography.com

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.

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Is the wedding industry a rip off?

Is the wedding industry a rip off Pland and presents wedding blog Devon wedding photographer

Such a fab article from Alison at the PLANS AND PRESENTS wedding blog, about the wedding industry. I know lots of people who have had to give up their beautiful creative businesses because they just don’t pay the bills!

People don’t realise how much all the ‘behind the scenes’ items cost especially for photography, people think I make XX per day after looking at my wedding photography fees, I have had comments such as “you make more in a day than I make in a month!” but really the profit is very very low or non existent after paying for all the licenses, insurances, equipment, stationery, fuel, staff, marketing, branding, office costs, storage, computers, online galleries, advertising, car, websites, tax, VAT, national insurance, the list could go on….

Liberty Pearl Photography Wedding Workshop

Since I started my business I work on average in the office 50 hours per week and if I have a wedding or photo shoots that week it could go up to 70 hours! So my hourly rate is pretty awful to be honest. I didn’t taken a proper holiday (which didn’t include a destination wedding) for 2 years and I had flu pretty much the entire time I was away because I was so run down, and I haven’t had the time to take one since!

So you may ask why I and other wedding suppliers have chosen this career?

I for one love making people happy! I love providing a bespoke, creative, personalised service that suits my clients needs, I love working hard to make their wedding day so special, I love meeting new people, and getting to know them and spend time with them planning their wedding day, I love visiting beautiful wedding venues all over the world and seeing how couples add their own personal touch with their wedding styling. I love sharing such a special day with couples and capturing their family heirlooms that will last a life time.

If wedding suppliers were working in the industry simply for the money I don’t think there would be an industry to be quite honest!!!

So before you criticise people in the wedding industries or other creative industries, please think about all the behind the scenes work that goes into the beautifully hand crafted products, the sacrifices they make to their social life and their families by working weekends and during the holiday seasons, and the amount of pure LOVE they have for the industry, their wedding couples, and making every wedding day so unique and so very special! xx

Read more on the Plans and Presents blog post.

Wed Magazine feature our tropical styled bridal photo shoot at Hotel Endsleigh

We absolutely loved having our first ever styled photo shoot featured in the beautiful Wed Magazine! Love in bloom was the theme for magazine this issue and it was great to be featured with such an amazing collection of floral themed photo shoots. The magazine wrote such a lovely feature about the beautiful tropical themed bridal photo shoot. Please read below:

PARADISE FOUND (feature written by Wed Magazine)

Welcome your guests to a gorgeously elegant tropical sanctuary, where stunning blooms dazzle with colour and lush foliage crowns gloriously eye-catching bridalwear.

Located on the fringes of Dartmoor, Hotel Endsleigh is a chic and elegant wedding venue nestled amidst an awe-inspiring botanical paradise: gardens awash with roses, rhododendrons and magnolia; streams laced with little bridges and woodland dotted with grottos, follies and unusual trees from all over the world.

Taking an elegant twist on tropical wedding styling, it was the perfect setting to capture this stunning shoot. “My inspiration came from my love of nature and passion for anything floral,” explains photographer and stylist Amber McCarthy of Liberty Pearl Photography. “Taking a tropical, elegant and chic aesthetic with a huge emphasis on tropical florals and greens, the models wore couture wedding dresses, locally handmade jewellery and beautiful floral designs in their hair.” As well as an abundance of foliage and vibrant blooms, handcrafted details from local talents were a key element of the look: pottery from the renowned Leach Pottery, glassware from Dartington Crystal, cutlery from The Cutlery Commission and exquisite jewellery from Plymouth designer, Victoria Sewart, all added a beautifully handmade and individual touch to this captivating scheme.

Photography and styling Liberty Pearl Photography www.libertypearlphotography.com

Second shooter Grace Elizabeth www.graceelizabethphoto.com

Videography Charlotte Dart www.charlottedart.co.uk

Cake Edible Essence Couture Cake Co. www.edibleessencecakeart.com

Dresses Days of Grace www.daysofgracevintage.co.uk

Ted Baker www.tedbaker.com

The Mews Bridal www.themewsclifton.co.uk

Shoes Rachel Simpson www.rachelsimpsonshoes.co.uk

Make-up Oksana Beauty Salon www.oksanabeautysalon.com

Hair Regan Hair, Plymouth

Jewellery Victoria Sewart www.victoriasewart.com

Flowers Bloom and Flourish www.bloomandflourish.co.uk

Stationery Sincerely May www.sincerelymay.co.uk

Crockery The Leach Pottery www.leachpottery.com

Glassware Dartington Crystal www.dartington.co.uk

Cutlery The Cutlery Commission www.thecutlerycommission.com

Handmade silk Kate Cullen www.katecullen.co.uk

 

If you would like a styled wedding photo shoot or styling advice for your wedding venue or wedding business please get in contact via our contact page.

If you are a bride planning your wedding sign up here for the latest news and special offers from Liberty Pearl photography.

If you are a wedding photographer and would like to find out more about planing your own styled photo shoot, workshops, training and mentoring opportunities sign up here.

 

Special offer – free Folio wedding album – Wed Magazine January 2016

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Take advantage of Liberty Pearl Photography’s brilliant promotion, where they are currently offering couples a free Folio Fine Art wedding album worth £600 with every full day wedding photography package.

For a total price of £1700, their 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. Simply quote WED2016 when sending your enquiry but please note this special offer is only valid for bookings made in January.

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

Visit the Wed Magazine website.

The Duke Wedding Collection Live – Plymouth

Are you the type of bride looking for inspiration, new trends and stylish accessories? The Duke Wedding Collection: Live at Plymouth’s award winning Duke of Cornwall Hotel is the wedding event for you.

We were honoured to be asked to capture the Duke’s first wedding event since it’s wedding relaunch this September. The Duke of Cornwall Hotel in Plymouth is a fairytale wedding venue and the event oozed with glamour and vintage splendour.

In between taking photos I spoke to lots of lovely brides, grooms and their families, about the stunning venue and their exciting wedding plans. Many brides took the opportunity to explore this gorgeous venue and enjoyed some top-notch wedding inspiration along the way. It was fantastic seeing so many talented, creative local wedding suppliers all under one roof.

There was also a brilliant prize is up for grabs, in the form of ‘a fabulous vintage experience’, which includes a photo shoot and Champagne ‘Tea at the Top’ with butler service.

With gorgeous wedding inspiration aplenty, a live fashion show and live entertainment amongst the day’s delights, make the event a must in your wedding planning calendar, details coming soon.

You can watch a lovely video from the day made by the fabulous Baxter and Ted  here.

For details of the amazing wedding suppliers from the day you can go to the bottom of the page.

List of suppliers from the event

www.clarekinchinphotography.co.uk

www.libertypearlphotography.com

www.teamobrides.co.uk

www.DanBrazier.com

www.thewindsorcarriagecompany.co.uk 

www.norsworthyweddings.com

www.peboryon.com

www.withaflourish.co.uk

www.inspire-hire.co.uk

www.tobylowephotography.co.uk

www.amariestationery.co.uk

www.yourbigevent.co.uk

www.HazelParsons.com

www.juleschampionfloraldesign.co.uk

www.the-wedding-company.co.uk

www.aphroditebrides.co.uk

Liberty Pearl Vintage Photo Booth

www.cutmeoffaslice.com

www.baxterandted.com

www.thedukeofcornwall.co.uk

www.sewansome.co.uk

www.cornishcelebrants.co.uk

www.celebrationballoonsandevents.co.uk

www.luxurydrive.co.uk

www.watercolourweddings.com

www.hisandhersweddingboutique.co.uk

A Hollywood Glamour Vintage Wedding Shoot at The Duke of Cornwall Plymouth

We are delighted to be sharing the beautiful pictures from this Hollywood Glamour Vintage wedding shoot that took place at The Duke of Cornwall Hotel in Plymouth.

The pictures showcase the hotel’s facilities for weddings in all their splendour, and we love the Hollywood Glamour styling that works perfectly at this stunning hotel.

The Duke of Cornwall is a venue bursting with history and elegance, so when we were planning this inspirational shoot the elegance of the 1930s seemed to capture the spirit of the hotel.

We are really looking forward to showcasing the photos at the DUKE WEDDING COLLECTION: LIVE.

on Sunday 4th October 2015 | 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Images © Liberty Pearl Photography and Leon Theisinger of Kioo Marketing

Videography: Baxter and Ted

Shoot Co-ordinator: Jenny Wren Weddings & Event Planning

Venue: The Duke of Cornwall Hotel, Plymouth, Devon

Styling: Inspire Hire

Champagne Saucers and Vintage Crockery: Meadow Sweet Vintage

Flowers: Jules Champion Flower Design

Hair and Make Up: Madame Tashy

Dresses: Bridal House of Cornwall and The Wedding Company

Suit: The Wedding Company

Accessories: Peppermint Bridal

Stationery: Hip Hip Hooray

Cake: Cut me off a Slice

Car: Mr Alfie’s Jaunts

Models: Sarah Jane Mackfall and Tommy J Stewart. Mia (flower girl), Harry and Rudy (pageboys)

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.