Well, what an eventful year it’s been! 12 months have gone by already.
It’s been so good to be back out travelling across the globe as well as Cornwall, shooting weddings again and another record year for wedding proposals in Cornwall, 16 this year! (see my best of 2022 wedding proposals blog post)
Oh and awesome to get in my first family holiday overseas this year at the end of the season.
2022 has seen me back on the slopes shooting numerous weddings with a wedding in Zermatt and another in Les Arcs. Each wedding has been so different but all equally special.
Here in Cornwall, it’s been really busy with weddings of every kind. This a reminder of how many amazing and unique wedding venues we have in this part of the UK.
I think I’ve shot just about every type of wedding this year across many of Cornwall’s best regions. From weddings on the beach to the wilds of Cornish cliffs, country house weddings, coastal hotel weddings, unique weddings and barn weddings – it’s a huge variety!
Salcombe, St Austell, St Ives, the Lizard Peninsula, Newquay and Porthleven have all been really popular locations for couples who want a beach wedding. Each destination offers a different experience with glorious coastal views as the common thread.
Although Scorrier and Burncoose are rural wedding venues, as is the case with most Cornwall wedding venues, for both locations it’s easy to pop to a nearby waterway to take some shots by the water’s edge. At Burncoose House we go down to the Helford River and at Scorrier House we head to Porthtowan Beach.
Barn wedding highlights have been The Barn at Pengelly Barns and The Green Wedding Venue due to the epic vistas both deliver.
For a stand-out unique wedding venue, it has to be Cornish Camels. Meanwhile, oceanview hotels right by the beach have been as popular as ever, with the Carbis Bay Hotel, Carlyon Bay Hotel and St Ives Harbour Hotel leading the way.
It’s certainly been a busy year!
You can find a little bit of information about some of those wedding venues below and tons of detail about each in the blog.
Now to the hard part.
What to pick for my best of 2022?
It’s so difficult to select favourite shots for the Best Of but it’s always really interesting to look at the subtle ways my style evolves with each new year. What do you notice?
Best of Weddings 2022
Before I list them, I’d like to say thank you to you – all the amazing couples who have invited me to capture their wedding day this year.
It’s been fantastic to play a tiny part in your day and I’m so lucky you chose me to record one of the best days of your life.
It’s something I never take for granted and it’s an honour to be asked every single time.
Thank you all. I look forward to shooting more beautiful weddings in 2023 and I wish you all the very best for the new year.
Thanks again to all my couples. Here are my favourite shots for 2022.
See you all in 2023.
100 of my favourite images from weddings this year
Truly can’t put into words just how perfect everything went. Paul is a true professional and produced memories that will last forever. As well as being a lovely guy!James & Robyn
You cannot get a better photographer than Paul, it’s not just the photo’s that are important, it’s the whole experience and without Paul that wouldn’t of been possible.
Me….. doing wedding videography?
So a bit of a break from photography to shoot some Videography at a Salcombe wedding, I have a degree in Mixed media so it was actually a really nice change/challenge to video a wedding. Having 250-300 weddings under my belt, I kind of know the format of how weddings work, where to be etc, so it was more changing the way I shoot, and looking for 5-10 second moments.
This is just a small 1 minute teaser for social media, but there is an 8 minute version on my youtube channel that has the audio from the ceremony and speeches
Cornwall has a very high standard of wedding photographers, but Paul is cream of the crop. A true master of his art, our wedding photos will be treasured for the rest of our lives.Robin & Robyn
His communication from booking was efficient and personal, he was interested in all the small details that made our day “ours” and we were never just ‘yet another couple’. He captured all the shots we wanted and the ones we didn’t know we did!
Thank you Paul for capturing our day exactly how I remember it. ☺️
Top 5 Cornwall wedding venues from this year
- Burncoose House: Stunning grounds and endless choices make this historic Georgian country house by the Helford River a popular option for a grand wedding venue.
- The Barn at Pengelly: An arresting glass-fronted barn makes an instant impression and is accompanied by spectacular views across Truro and lots of accommodation.
- Cliff House: Positioned right beside the Salcombe Estuary, Cliff House is the perfect setting for a relaxed beach wedding. You can even take a cruise down the estuary before the reception!
- Grand Zermatterhoff Hotel: Europe’s slopes are back in action for couples seeking something different. Head to the Grand Zermatterhoff in Zermatt for a top wedding venue with dazzling views of the Matterhorn and a central location.
Local to the area, I’m a highly experienced Wedding photographer in Cornwall who has been lucky to photograph at loads of awesome wedding venues. Whether you want to get married in Cornwall, Devon or thinking about a ski wedding in the alps call me on: 07854 172143 or send a message and let’s talk about what you have in mind for your wedding.
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