“We couldn’t have picked a better photographer for our wedding than Tom. His images and photography are simply stunning and will be cherished by us forever. He has a unique ability to catch moments you didn’t even think possible and make you feel so relaxed on the day you don’t even realise he was there. His professionalism on the build-up to the day put our minds at ease that everything was in good hands and then his brilliance on the day confirmed that! Before we even knew it after the wedding our pictures were finished. We cannot recommend Tom enough!! Thank you so much for helping make our day perfect! Jon & Charlee”
So you like Quantock Lakes and thinking of having it as your wedding venue? Then let me congratulate you on picking an amazing venue. I love being a Quantock Lakes Wedding Photographer. There are so many locations and opportunity that present themselves at Quantock Lakes. With such amazing features like the old Oak tree, the Lake, the pontoon, the barns, and the fields! You are spoilt for choice. I love capturing all the prep before the wedding in the wedding village bouncing between the couple with their closest friends and family. All of the ceremony rooms, and the grounds are the best!
I capture the day in a relaxed an natural style that produces beautiful informal and emotional images. We would plan out your day so that we know what images you are after and when best to fit them in. I always try to take couples away for two to three short 15-minute couple sessions during the day. Once after the ceremony, then again during last light and finally late at night when it’s all dark. It’s important to me to get that balance in capturing amazing images of you without taking too long. I like to make the couple sessions moments when couples connect, slow down and take stock of this special day.
I would love to talk to you more about why I love capturing weddings at Quantock Lakes, and learn about you as a couple, what you are after and how I can help you. So please send me an email via my contact page and let’s start planning.
Yes, I can also capture your day in
Yes, I do, I am also a qualified pilot and certified by the Civil Aviation Authority including full insurance. Drones add some amazing perspective that makes the videos and images look incrediable.
These are some of my most loved locations and images from Quantock Lakes. I hope that you love them as much as I do.
THE PREP – I love capturing the buildup on the onsite accommodation. Capturing the details of the family and friends getting ready for the big day. The emotions are building and the day has just started.
THE CEREMONY – Here we are! The big event! In all of Quantock Lakes ceremony rooms, there is beautiful light. No need for lots of flash or dark images. I love them all and how best to finish but with a confetti line out in front the barn.
COUPLE SESSION 1 – I LOVE this part. This is when I get to take you around the grounds to capture some amazing images of you both. I encourage you at this point to slow down and take stock of becoming married! Practice some mindfulness and live in the moment. This is how I capture emotional and intimate photos whilst moving around different locations. Depending on the time of the year and light we could go around the meadow or the fields, we could walk around the lake or onto the pontoon. I always guide you to get the best photos possible.
THE WEDDING BREAKFAST – No matter which Barn you choose to have this in, at Quantock Lakes you will always have the perfect Wedding Breakfast. They all have spectacular views of the Somerset landscape for you and your guests. I love the views and it allows me to capture some stunning images of your guest and you during the speeches. For this, I like to keep low and close to the action, often on my knees in front the top table I can capture the emotions of those giving a speech and the reactions or all the guests. I am a little soft and I love an emotional speech so you may see some watery eyes from behind the camera.
TIME FOR SOME FUN – After the wedding breakfast is a perfect time to play and relax. I relish these moments and capturing the fun and games as the guests unwind and soak up the views, explore the grounds and play a few games. This is when an experienced photographer that loves documentary photography like me comes into their own. I am always alert to what is about to happen, and ready to capture it.
COUPLE SESSION 2 – Timed around sunset, we would go for a walk. Just the three of us. I would lead you around. encouraging you to slow down, relax and take mental stock of this moment. I want you to cement this time in your long-term memory. Why? I want you to look at these images after I have captured them and to look back and remember the feelings of that time. Not remembering the feeling of awkwardness or unease in front of the lens. It’s my job not just to capture beautiful images but to also put you at ease and to have not just beautiful images but also beautiful memories. At Quantock Lakes, we can visit the romantic swing, walk in the long grass and watch the sunset over the lake. With them all so close to each other it takes no time to visit them all.
WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN – Fireworks, Sparklers and more! Just because there is no natural light does not mean the day is over. From the first dance to a pitch black shoot I love night images. When I am shooting a day I like to tell a story, using the images from start to finish I plan my first and last images. The last being a special night photo with Quantock Lakes light up or fireworks going off and reflected in the lake whilst you stand on
I really hope that you found this insight helpful and that you also love Quantock Lakes as much as I do. It is a photographers dream, I would love to chat with you about what I do and how I can tell your love story. So