Women in Photography Conference and Exhibition September 2017 Plymouth

Women in Photography Conference Plymouth Liberty Pearl Photography Wedding Devon and Cornwall

Women Who Support Women

Founded by Amber Leach of Liberty Pearl Photography, the Women in Photography conference brings female photographers & videographers in Devon and Cornwall together to learn and support each other in a growing community setting.

Recognising underrepresentation in the local community, Amber organised the first event in August 2016 in Plymouth, booking speakers who could tell important stories, showcase their talents, who travelled and inspired with their work. Amber has since held 3 successful events with 100 attendees so far and a growing fanbase.

Women in Photography Conference Plymouth Liberty Pearl Photography Wedding Devon and Cornwall

Our First Anniversary

Now becoming recognised as the platform to showcase female creative talent in Devon & Cornwall, passionate like-minded women come together to support each other to celebrate each other’s successes, learn from each other’s challenges and to empower each other to focus on solutions.

2017 notes the first anniversary event so we want it to be bigger and better, so it will be hosted at the Duke of Cornwall Hotel in Plymouth. Not only will we host a conference, but we’ll also be organising an exhibition to showcase talent within the community.

We believe in community over competition, so we asked our members to nominate the speakers for this event, asking who they admired and were inspired by, whether personally or professionally.

With Women in Photography you’ll find women who:

  • provide mutual motivation and encouragement
  • provide unique opportunities to collaborate
  • believe in community over competition
  • look for friendship and support
  • are active in a private Facebook group to chat, share and collaborate in a safe and supportive space

It’s very exciting to meet and collaborate with established and new faces alike!

Buy your tickets for the event here!

Liberty Pearl Photography Wedding Workshop and mentoring programme

The Founder

I am Amber Leach. I am an award-winning photographer and the founder of my photography business Liberty Pearl Photography & Associates.

I am passionate about learning and inspiring people and want people to achieve the very best they can.  I also want people to feel supported and connect with each other. I know how difficult working on your own can be.  I want women to connect and support each other in a friendly environment and share their experiences.

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SUPPORTING IMPORTANT CAUSES

At each event we charge an entrance fee. The monies raised go to carefully selected charities based in the UK and internationally.

The charities are:

Locally supported  Young Mother and Baby Housing unit in the Plymouth area.

Girl Rising: Educating girls can break cycles of poverty in just one generation, yet millions of girls aren’t in school. Girl Rising uses storytelling to inspire action that gets girls into classrooms worldwide.

Girl Impact: The Girl Impact is a collaborative project based in South Africa. Their goal is to support and educate young girls to help them make more informed decisions as they move towards womanhood.

Restore: a local project that exists to help survivors of human trafficking by guiding them through a process of rehabilitation to a normal, steady life.

Mission Possible: Christian Missions and Aid organisation that has been operating in Eastern Europe for 40 years.

For this reason, we are seeking sponsorship to cover costs of holding the event. Specifically, we need sponsorship for:

  • Printing and framing costs for exhibition
  • Catering & drinks for the exhibition
  • Marketing & PR for the conference & exhibition

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Kind Words from Our Community

“Great conference, totally inspirational speakers!” – Hannah

“Wow wasn’t sure what to expect as first one I have been too, but I found it incredibly interesting. Really enjoyed listening to you all & have left feeling very inspired. Thank you for sharing your life stories, amazing tips and knowledge. I look forward to the next one!” – Lucy

“Thank you Amber for organising a wonderful evening. Louise, Phil and Emma. You were all amazing and your talks were so inspirational and so lovely to hear your history of how far you’ve all come. Very talented ladies and a room full of wonderfully supportive ladies too”. Michelle

“Glad I was finally in Plymouth to make it along, enjoyed all four speakers – fascinating and differing stories, thanks all xx”- Amy

“Thank you so much for organising this event. It was so inspiring (I’m so ordering film tomorrow and getting my twin lens out!!)”  – Claire

“Found this really useful and inspiring, thank you Amber, it was really great to meet you and others x” – Rachel

 

Corporate Sponsorship

I am looking for a number of sponsors for the event, you can be a sponsor for as little as £200, so if you would like to be a corporate sponsor for the conference please get in touch by filling out an enquiry form here.

For more information, please contact Amber at Liberty Pearl Photography 07863889677 or email via our contact page.

 

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

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

 

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)

English wedding photographer in New York

I would love to photograph a wedding on my trip to New York this winter.

Are you getting married in New York this winter? 

Are you a wedding planner with weddings booked in New York this winter?

Do you write for a New York Wedding blog?

If so I would love to hear from you and work with you so please get in contact.

Here’s my story…..

Amber-McCarthy-Devon-Wedding-and-portrait-photographerI am a professional wedding photographer based in the UK. I am travelling
to New York over the Christmas period in 2015 (dates 17th December 2015 –  5th January 2016). I am really looking for the opportunity to work with a New York wedding planner to photograph a beautiful winter wedding.

I am a destination wedding photographer and have photographed a diverse range of weddings across Europe, and I would love to shoot a winter wedding in New York City this winter.

I need to connect with a bride and groom so I can photograph their wedding? I know it is very short notice so there is also the possibility of a pre-wedding shoot instead?

I know this sounds unusual but I would love to do this for free (my fee is usually $2600). I just had the idea that I would love to be a blessing to couple on their wedding day due to it being Christmas, but if the couple insisted on paying me I would donate the money to a great charity.

I am planning to get this wedding featured on an international wedding blog; I have been featured on 7 top UK/ international wedding blogs in the last 12 months alone including Mr & Mrs Unique, Want That Wedding, Wed Magazine, Juno & Joy, Festival Brides, Coco Wedding Venues, and The Wedding Community.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or queries.

I look forward to hearing from you very soon xxxx

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