cornwall devon elopement

From turquoise seas and sandy beaches to moody desolate moors and dramatic clifftops, Cornwall and Devon offer a bewitching array of breath-taking backdrops to choose from for your wedding. It’s easy to see why so many people now choose our magical part of the world for their runaway elopement.

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A big question for couples who elope though is often whether or not they should have a photographer. Some feel it’s overkill when it’s just the two of them. Others are simply camera shy and feel unease at the prospect of their wedding photographer having nobody but them to focus on.

Possibly unsurprisingly, my answer to this conundrum would always be a resounding YES – do have your elopement captured by a pro!

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There is something so beautiful, intimate and romantic about an elopement. When all the extras are stripped away and it’s just the two of you declaring your love to one another, that’s something very special. These images will be so treasured, particularly in years to come, and of course the loved ones who weren’t involved in your day will enjoy being able to see what you snuck off and did!

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I think the make or break thing here is choosing the right photographer for you. Having spent six years photographing weddings myself, I can say with experience that shooting an elopement is very different to shooting a larger wedding.  You need to make sure you’re choosing someone whose work you love of course, but it’s even more important for an elopement that you choose someone feel comfortable with and trust. If you’ve got a shortlist of photographers but can’t get down here to meet them, ask for a Skype or Facetime – if you love their portfolio and can chat comfortably with them, you’re onto a winner.

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The Pasties & Petticoats Wedding Collective boasts some of the most incredible wedding photographers in the region, and I’d highly recommend you start there with your search.

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I’d also suggest having a peek at our new elopement feature by photographer Debs Ivelja.  Debs has been a part of and captured over 50 elopements, some of which I’ll be sharing with you in the weeks and months to come – have a look at her words of wisdom and inspiration…

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The magical world of elopements

 

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