Documentary Wedding Photography Somerset Exmoor

It was only my second time shooting a wedding on Exmoor, the first being over two years ago when I was first starting out in Wedding Photography. It wasn’t a normal wedding routine for me, it was a fairly late booking by the friends of the Bride, and one particular friend who used to be a Wedding Co-ordinator at a venue in Cornwall I attended last year. The wedding itself took place almost entirely, with the exemption of the Groom prep, at Little Quarme Cottages on Exmoor, Somerset, just over the border from Devon and about 30 minutes North of Tiverton through some beautiful countryside.

It was very unusual for me to turn up at the venue in the morning having not even met the Bride & Groom, and although I was a little concerned the lack of relationship could create a few issues, I was proven wrong and within a few minutes of my arrival and with a bit of distance shooting we all had a brilliant morning, ceremony and evening. The whole affair at Little Quarme Cottages was fairly intimate and was certainly very relaxed, informal, and the vast majority of my pics for the couple reflect that. Probably one of the most if not the most pure ‘Documentary Wedding’ I have shot – we literally spent about 3 minutes from the whole day doing two ‘posed’ pics, a little less than my normal 10-15 minutes or so split up into two or three 5 minute windows.

Little Quarme is a lovely little venue hidden away with what has the potential, and what was proven to be a great outdoor ceremony spot overlooking the countryside. After the ceremony and wedding breakfast the day was topped off with some great singing from a friend of the bride and groom and then a rather interestingly funny bunch of guys called the Village Disco.

From a photographic, style and processing point of view, I am starting to get interested in a lot more traditional film, even shooting more film, not particularly at weddings yet, but none the less taking aspects of what film does well and replicated a feel of film in some of my wedding pics. You may notice this in a few of the pics I have included below, more so in black and white at the moment.

Finally my congratulations and best wishes to the couple for not only their marriage, but their soon to be new addition to the family. Here are a small selection of the 400+ pics that the Brdie & Groom with receive.

Somerset Exmoor Wedding Photographer

Somerset Exmoor Wedding Photographer

Somerset Exmoor Wedding Photographer

Somerset Exmoor Wedding Photographer

Somerset Exmoor Wedding Photographer

Somerset Exmoor Wedding Photographer

Somerset Exmoor Wedding Photographer

Somerset Exmoor Wedding Photographer

Somerset Exmoor Wedding Photographer

Somerset Exmoor Wedding Photographer

Somerset Exmoor Wedding Photographer

Somerset Exmoor Wedding Photographer

Somerset Exmoor Wedding Photographer

Somerset Exmoor Wedding Photographer

Somerset Exmoor Wedding Photographer

Somerset Exmoor Wedding Photographer

Somerset Exmoor Wedding Photographer

Somerset Exmoor Wedding Photographer

Somerset Exmoor Wedding Photographer

Somerset Exmoor Wedding Photographer

Somerset Exmoor Wedding Photographer

Somerset Exmoor Wedding Photographer

Somerset Exmoor Wedding Photographer

Somerset Exmoor Wedding Photographer

Somerset Exmoor Wedding Photographer

Cornwall Documentary Wedding Photographers

Cornwall Documentary Wedding Photographers

Cornwall Documentary Wedding Photographers

Cornwall Documentary Wedding Photographers

Cornwall Documentary Wedding Photographers

Cornwall Documentary Wedding Photographers

Cornwall Documentary Wedding Photographers

Cornwall Documentary Wedding Photographers

Cornwall Documentary Wedding Photographers

Cornwall Documentary Wedding Photographers

Cornwall Documentary Wedding Photographers

Cornwall Documentary Wedding Photographers

Cornwall Documentary Wedding Photographers

Cornwall Documentary Wedding Photographers

Cornwall Documentary Wedding Photographers

Cornwall Documentary Wedding Photographers

Cornwall Documentary Wedding Photographers

If you want to know a little more about Little Quarme Cottages then please click here.

-BW

 

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  • Little Quarme Cottages | Wedding Photography Exmoor | Somerset | Devon - […] See more wedding pictures at this venue here. […]ReplyCancel

  • andy green - great pictures, think the first frame is one of the best you’ve done :) niceReplyCancel

  • Mai Cudmore - Wow :-)ReplyCancel

  • Edd Lane - Amazing photos! Shows off LQ really nicely! I’m the ‘friend of the bride and groom’ who did the singing! You may have noticed me following you around watching you take shots….I’ve just started taking some on film with an old Nikon F5, I love your shots!ReplyCancel

    • barneywalters - Hi Edd, Many thanks for your kind words, I think I mentioned to you on the day that I really liked your stuff. After writing this I intend to do a little googling on you. As for Film, I also own a Nikon F5 as my main 35mm camera, doesn’t see a lot of use at weddings, but when people ask for a more refined look and a specific style then I love to get it out. Often use it in the mornings when things are a little more slow, especially for bridal and groom portraits whist getting ready. Mainly using film for personal and boudoir stuff at the moment. Its a great rock solid bit of kit, good buy!
      Mary & Dave will have all 400+ of their pics on a disk and you should feel free to take a couple of the ones of you performing out if you want to use them for anything. – just let me know.
      Many thanks again and all my best for your adventures in and around Bath.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Austic - Hi Barney,
    I think the pictures you’ve taken are amazing, I can’t wait to see the rest of the photos when Dave & Mary get them. You’ve done a brilliant job, thank you so much!!
    SarahReplyCancel

    • barneywalters - Dave & Mary will have them in the next couple of days and once they have got them I will put an online gallery of all the pics for everyone to see. ‘like’ me on Facebook and you will get a notification of when they are online.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Matthews - Can’t believe that I kept it together for the whole wedding………. saw these photos this mornng and cried like a baby! They are beautiful, can’t wait to see the rest.ReplyCancel

    • barneywalters - That Brilliant Mary, your opinion is the one that counts. All of the pics are in the post, make sure you wait to look through together. Give me a call when you have looked. Have a good week, its a beautiful day out. :)ReplyCancel

  • Adrienne - Absolutely amazing. I can’t wait to see them all. Thanks Barney :)ReplyCancel

    • barneywalters - Many Thanks Adrienne although thanks are really to you for organising. I am sure you will see them from Dave & Mary very soon. I will also put a link to an online gallery with all the pics in on my Facebook Page over the weekend or early next week. So keep an eye out.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Dowell - These are so perfect especially no17. You seemed to be invisible at the event which is perfect fot the photophobics amongst us!ReplyCancel

    • barneywalters - Thanks Lisa. You will be able to see some more very soon. Make sure you ‘like’ my Facebook page and you will be notified when there is an online gallery of the wedding. Thanks again. Have a good weekend.ReplyCancel

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