I'm a big supporter of Surfer's Against Sewage and the work they do. So when asked if I'd take some photos of their version of Strictly how could I refuse? Fantastic event and they raised a whopping £10,000+. So well done to all involved.
Having a strong swimming background, growing up on the beach, competing in Surf Lifesaving for a number of years, as well as loving the surf and Cornish coast and being the co-owner of a swimming holidays company...the fact that I don't take underwater images is a little strange. Well, I'm about the change that. I've made a fantastic and very exciting investment last week in an underwater housing so watch this space!
I was recently employed to taken property shot for an old hotel that now offer bed-sit style accommodation in Newquay. The rooms were a little small which made my job a little tricky but fantastic views and an even better location...looking over Town Beach.
I've been a little slow of late on the old Blog. The birth of my second child is to blame...it's also the subject of this Blog post.
Newborn baby photography, taken at my house in Penzance.
All of the baby photos below used very simple natural light.
I managed to get out in the recent snow fall and take a few photos of the carnage. Distance landscape photographs of St Michael's Mount. My fingers have just about recovered a day on.
With a new baby arriving any time now I ran to the beach, took 30 minutes of photos and ran back. Some of the best surf I've seen at Marazion in the 4 years that I've lived in the area. The surf always looks good here, with St Michael's Mount towering over it!
Trevenna Barns offers a fantastic country back-drop for a huge number of weddings in North Cornwall, St Neot to be precise. I've worked on quite a large number of weddings at Trevenna Barns and always have a great day...and feed!
Below I've put together a number of wedding photos from various weddings that I've shot at Trevenna over the past couple of years.
Trevenna Barns as a venue are a series of converted farm buildings. The wedding ceremony is carried out at Trevenna, as well as the wedding reception.
Wedding photographers turn up on the day, snap away and generally leave a few songs into the evenings entertainment. There is however, a lot more work that goes into a wedding.
The Recce. I spend a good half-day a couple of weeks before the wedding day on a site recce. I'll check the Church/ceremony location, check all of the addresses and make sure I can find them, the venue and explore the local area. Quite often with a little bit of effort you can find stunning features and backdrops within a few miles of the wedding venue.
The Plan. Another important part of wedding prep is finding the best spots for wedding photographs before the day and coming up with a plan. This saves time on the day and ensures the wedding couple spend most of their wedding day with their guests and not me...and that I get the best wedding photos possible.
The Edit. Generally, for every hour I spend taking photos at a wedding I'll spend the exact same amount of time editing the wedding photos. You'll receive all of the wedding photographs in colour and black & white.
Below are a few recce wedding photos that I presented to a client not too long ago.
A few stunning landscape photographs of Penzance / Newlyn from last month. I nearly left 20 minutes before taking these landscape photos of Cornwall but decided to hang around! Glad I did.
Wedding flowers, wedding flowers and....more wedding flowers. I don't really know a lot about wedding flowers but I thought I'd add a selection of wedding flowers from various weddings in Cornwall. Hopefully you'll be inspired!
I was booked for a wedding at Hendra Barns in October. A venue I hadn't ever heard of. After doing a little research online I was really impressed and couldn't wait to drive over and take a look around. Hendra Barns didn't disappoint.
A beautiful set of farm buildings set on the side of a valley in central Cornwall. Nestled in next to a sleepy little wooded area and it has stunning views over their onsite lakes.
Unfortunately it was too wet under foot for the bridal couple to use the purpose built lakeside Arbour. Hendra Barns however, have a fantastic wedding ceremony back-up plan, with their large conservatory, that have panoramic views and is flooded with natural light.
With this particular wedding at Hendra Barns the bridal couple opted to have their wedding breakfast in one of the breathtaking converted barns, rather than the other option of a wedding marquee.
St Mawgan village is a stunning little sleepy village near Newquay. St Mawgan Church itself is positioned right next to a small stream and a fabulous Daffodil bed (during the right time of year of course). A 30 second walk will also take you to the Falcon Inn to settle those nerves before the wedding ceremony.
Like many other Cornish churches St Mawgan Church offers fantastic wedding photo opportunities a stones throw away.
Going through a few wedding photographs at home it sudden struck me how beautiful Colan Church is. You don't immediately pick up on these things when you're working! In fact, thinking about it now the entire surrounding area is stunning. Shooting weddings there is always a pleasure.
Whether mid-winter or bloom-time in Spring/Summer Colan Church always gives me (as a wedding photographer) plenty to work with.
Below are a few of my favourite Colan Church wedding photographs. Having done quite a few recces around the Colan area, especially around the Church, I've found lots of great spots for wedding photography.
Colan Church itself is tucked away in the countryside...you'd hardly know it was there unless looking for it! Colan Church is a small-to-medium sized Church and is surrounded by greenery. You have a nearby stream and reservior.
My website displays some of my best work. You, however may want to view an entire wedding or wedding images from a specific venue. In which case you'll need to navigate your way to my Pinterest account - Thomas Foreman Photography. Here you'll be able to look up weddings at specific venues and other boards that are designed to inspire wedding-related ideas, such as colour themes, wedding favours etc.
You never know what to expect from the weather in mid-October. What I didn't expect was a 20 degree summer-style day! Glorious Autumn sunshine at Hendra Barns, near Newquay. Great wedding day and a really relaxed vibe throughout. The first wedding I've shot at Hendra Barns. Spoilt for choice when it came to wedding photos and it provides such a stunning back drop as a wedding venue.
I jumped out a little early during our game against Plymouth Uni and took some action shots, at a very dark Newquay Waterworld. Makes photography around the pool quite the challenge!
I'm asked fairly frequently when the best time to get photos of babies is. Generally you're looking at the first 2-3 weeks or when they can sit up. You can obviously have photos between these times, you're just limited to the types of poses and shots.
The following are newborn baby photos, taken in the clients home in Newquay.
I've just had the pleasure of walking through some of the fabulous wedding props and furniture 'The Prop Factory' have to offer. They have some great and unique items at very reasonable prices.
Have a look for yourselves : www.propfactory.co.uk
While Cornwall has been battered over the last couple of days by the back end of storm Ophelia I've been thinking of calmer times during the summer....the very short one we had in June.