This is just a quick preview, as there are so many more lovely images from this shoot that I will share in a longer blog post soon. Natalie and David are getting married at the end of May in the beautiful Haldon Belvedere, which I'm really looking forward to. In the meantime, we had a really fun session at Burnham-on-Sea, getting blown around the beach and dodging the sinking patches of mud! I loved this shot of Nat and David together by the lighthouse on the beach and I hope you like it too:
Friday, 10 May 2013
Posted by Helen Lisk at 22:45
A little while ago I had the pleasure of photographing newborn twins, Bertie and Polly, at their home in Ashburton, Devon. It is always amazing, to be invited into the home of people who have just had a baby, as it is just such an incredible milestone in people's lives. And in this case, not one but two beautiful babies, so something really quite special to capture. When I photograph newborns, I concentrate on building up a picture of them, from the tiny little fingers and toes, to the downy hair on their bodies, to their delicate features. Without using any overly constructed poses, I capture the details of the babies as naturally as I can. It is always lovely to see them nestling in to their parents, and with twins it was just wonderful to see babies snuggling comfortably up with each other. I love the image of Bertie and Polly cupped gently in their parents' hands, and I absolutely adore the yawns and stretches from both of them. I hope you enjoy seeing a selection of the photographs from the session:
Posted by Helen Lisk at 10:46
Saturday, 4 May 2013
Aaaah, huge congratulations to Louise and Lee, who got married today at The Great Barn, at Higher Ashton in Devon. The forecast was rain and cloud all day, but look what happened: sunshine :). Lots of sunshine! In fact, I even got sunburnt... It was worth it for a beautiful day with photos like this. Here is a very quick preview from earlier, I really can't wait to edit the rest of the images!
Posted by Helen Lisk at 23:16
Friday, 3 May 2013
So, Kerry and Scott's wedding. Where to begin...?! It was utterly beautiful. It was completely vintage inspired, with a 1940s & 1950s theme running throughout. It moved between two sides of the River Dart. In fact, it even moved up and down the River Dart at one point, with an amazing boat trip. It had a vintage bus. The ceremony was in a gorgeous National Trust property. And it was all done on a budget, with a huge amount of input from Kerry and Scott's friends and family, to create something that was unique, special and absolutely the day that they wanted.
I don't think I'll ever forget the feeling I had as I stood on the deck of the boat, photographing the wedding guests and watching the sun setting over the estuary. It is always an incredible thing, to share a wedding day with people, to document this for them and to be a part of all those amazing celebrations. And at that moment on top of the boat, I was just a bit blown away by how lucky I am to do this job, to be the person responsible for capturing the day, to be given the opportunity to photograph all this beauty and joy, and to record these moments in the images that I give people. I will never take this for granted.
Anyway, back to the details of this wonderful wedding. The day started in Dittisham, with Kerry's mum wearing authentic 1940s style rollers, arranging the flowers in the village hall. Kerry's granddad had knocked up the amazing sweetie trolley, Scott's mum had created the brilliant cake, with models of Kerry, Scott and their dog, Midge, and everyone was helping put the village hall together ready for the vintage style tea party. Kerry and all her bridesmaids are hairdressers, and all did each other's hair and make-up. I loved the way that Kerry spent ages getting all her girls' hair ready, before finally sitting down to do her own.
When everyone was ready in Dittisham, they travelled by ferry across the River Dart to Greenway House for the intimate ceremony in the library there. Then a vintage bus ride took the wedding party down to Greenway Quay, where they met up with more guests and celebrated with a boat trip up the river on The Fairmile. Kerry's dad had secretly been having singing lessons for months in preparation, and surprised her and Scott by performing for the guests. Amazing! While the boat travelled all the way up to the sea and back again, the guests enjoyed an on-board barbecue followed by the speeches in the setting sun.
Then it was back across the river to Dittisham on the smaller ferry, for the big tea party in the village hall to end the day. And there it was that one of my favourite ever wedding moments took place. As the bride and groom shared their first dance in the village hall, Kerry and Scott's lovely dog Midge quietly padded across and then just lay down on the floor next to them. Awesome indeed.
It's a long post. A lot happened and there are a lot of lovely photos to share. I really hope that you enjoy looking at the images and I hope that you can see why I enjoyed this day so much. I'm delighted to say that Kerry and Scott are currently expecting their first baby, who is due to arrive this autumn! Congratulations again Kerry and Scott. Here is your day:
Posted by Helen Lisk at 12:33