Dartmoor Devon Wedding Photography Elopement

What a difference a day makes.

One day I know a person’s name and then within just one day I feel as though I’ve known them forever. I never know what story I will find myself capturing with elopement wedding photography uk. What I do always see, is a unique connection behind their eyes as they say their vows, or that glance to each other when they think no one else is looking.

“How many guests will there be?”, I ask my sweet couple. “Two” they say. “Just two. We’re coming from Germany and will be bringing our grandma and sister to be witnesses”.

The next part though I’ll never forget. I’m used to working within timelines and always love to squeeze as much time with the couple as possible, trying new things with new angles in different environments, it’s exciting! So when they said they want 5 hours, well I was thrilled. 5 hours shooting elopement wedding photography on Dartmoor, Devon. I adore incorporating the landscape in the scene when I’m doing wedding photography. Devon and Somerset have some spectacular landscapes to elope in.

The bride would say how it all felt like a dream because it was all so surreal. Before we left the wedding venue Devon for the photography shoot, we spotted an older couple talking a walk in the grounds. Nothing out of the ordinary you say, and you’d be right, except this couple were dressed in Victorian clothing! No special event taking place, just a couple who dress in Victorian clothing. The lady even had a parasol just like the bride so I couldn’t resist such a unique wedding photo opportunity when they said they’d be happy to have a photo.

When we made our schedule in the weeks beforehand we said, “Let’s hope we get a good sunset”. We got more than that; not only a beautiful sunset but the deep blue colour of the sky in the day was great as a backdrop, not a cloud in sight. The blue sky made the waters at Burrator Reservoir look deep and beautiful.

At the end of our Devon elopement wedding shoot we got into the car and then the groom exclaims, “look at the moon!”. We looked into the distance and above the hill-top, sitting proudly on display, was a full moon. We were tired but gave each other a look that said “we can’t pass this opportunity up, let’s go take some more pictures”. So off they ran up the hill. And lived happily ever after.

Are you thinking about eloping/having a micro wedding? Let’s make it an adventure and great some epic photos! Get in touch.

To view the wedding photography Devon slideshow that made Kerstin cry, watch it here

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