Lulworth Cove UK Engagement - Richard Skins

I’ve always wanted to do a photoshoot at Lulworth Cove & Durdledoor as it’s right on my doorstep and is truly stunning! So when Molly told me Lulworth Cove is the place where Alex proposed, it felt like the perfect time to go. It had been raining all that day, but I put my confidence in the weatherman when he said it would clear and we heading out, as soon as we arrived the sun shone out from the clouds and we had an exceptional sunset, a perfect fitting to the beautiful surroundings.

Misty Marquee Wedding Cornwall - Richard_Skins

This is why couples should not be bothered about the weather on their wedding day! Claire and David’s Cornwall coastal wedding could have been similar to every other Cornwall wedding but the mist added a unique quality to the day and especially to the images.  The couple got married at the church of St. Morwenna & St John the Baptist in Morwenstow, Bude followed by a marquee reception at Claire’s grandparent’s house with a handmade bar by the groom! I especially loved our little Landover trip to the cliffs for pictures; I think every cow in Cornwall came to say congratulations!

Ashton Farm Wedding - Dorchester UK - Richard Skins

I love to photograph weddings like Leila & Ed’s! Autumn is a beautiful time to have a wedding and to photograph a couple with so much happiness between them is incredible.  Throughout the wedding I saw lovely little touches that the couple have made to make the wedding their own, check out the couples very own brewed ale especially for the day called ‘Shazam” which is a combination of the first three letters of Leila’s maiden name, and the first three letters of Ed’s surname put together. Ed’s brother Nick created all the amazing origami which decorated the reception room.  The venue is called Ashton Barn and is one of the best I have photographed at! it is a perfect combination of outside space and rustic barn all set in the beautiful countryside of Dorset.

Best of 2015 - Richard Skins

2015 you have been outstanding! I’ve been very lucky that I’ve met some truly inspiring couples that have made it a pleasure to photograph weddings the length & breadth of the country. From Claire & David’s misty wedding on the Cornwall coast to photographing the lovely Dan & Sarah’s wedding at Kingscote Barn; and especially my very close friends Simon & Jo’s wedding in my hometown, incredible!!!! I’ve also met some lovely people in the wedding industry that have helped me make my mind up that this is definitely what I want to do for the very considerable future! I have some absolutely amazing weddings lined up in 2016, I’m looking forward to taking everything I have learned this year to make sure every couple gets something special.