May 25, 2015

The magic of Cornwall: plan a romantic getaway

As I’m getting closer to the BIG MOVE over to Cornwall (woop!), I thought I’d share some of my recommendations for romantic getaways. Whether you’re planning an engagement, pre-wedding or anniversary shoot, you couldn’t ask for a prettier setting than the quintessentially British seaside town of Padstow, or the wild and rugged coastline around Newquay, with its multiple beaches, such as Watergate Bay, which is the perfect place to stay if one or both of you would like to try your hand at surfing!

Cornwall is a stunning county, set on a peninsula completely surrounded by the sea, with a dramatic coastline, stunning cliff-tops, miles of sandy beaches and picturesque fishing harbours.  It offers so many things for a perfect couple’s getaway –  from the art scene to the food scene, walking trails, water-sports and amazing Celtic history. It’s also easy to reach by air with its own airport and regular flights from London and other European cities (with Exeter airport only a short drive away with even more flight destinations), or by train and car.

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The picturesque fishing town of Padstow.

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Kelly & Nik’s anniversary session in Fowey.

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St. Ives, a gorgeous seaside town brimming with arts, culture and Cornish atmosphere.

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My recommendations for romantic places to stay in the north Cornwall area (where I’ll be based) include:

Watergate Bay Hotel
Perfect for a beach holiday, especially for keen surfers – this hotel offers a little bit of everything for everyone.  Be active or just chill and enjoy – everything is designed to offer you the best of Cornish hospitality.

Scarlet Hotel
Cornwall’s escape for adults only, offering luxurious rooms each with their own individual outside space, is your chance to get away to for a private romantic break.  Stunning views of gardens, cliffs, sea and sky, great food at the Scarlet restaurant and the in house Spa treatments on offer will go a long way to recharging your batteries.

Beach Retreats
Self catering holiday homes with that extra touch help you make the most of your break away.  Pre-order groceries for your holiday and arrive to everything packed away and ready for you.

Fistral Beach Hotel
Breath-taking cliff top views from luxurious rooms with your choice of added extras to make that special occasion just that little bit extra special.  Check out the special break packages on offer and book your seaside adventure now.

Headland Hotel
A family owned hotel or self catering cottages with spectacular views,  Cornwalls only 5 bubble spa  and fine dining available – there is something to suit everyone’s requirements for the perfect romantic  get-away.

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Pen & Cam’s anniversary session on Pentire Head in Newquay.

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Whether you’re a first-timer, or an avid Cornwall visitor, I guarantee your time there will hold precious memories. Let me capture those memories in a Together Session, while you are relaxed and enjoying a special time away.  I can showcase your love story and create timeless memories to treasure forever. No matter what the occasion is, it’s all about the two of you together, focusing on one another and celebrating your love.

Contact me here for your Together Session in Cornwall.

May 11, 2015

Kerstin & Dan | Together

Kerstin & Dan are from Chicago, where they are getting married later this year, but as they are currently based in London with their work, they wanted to capture their engagement session on the streets of their current home. We so very nearly rescheduled this shoot due to some horrendous weather, but I’m so glad we decided to risk it, as the weather turned lovely pretty much in perfect timing for our session! I love London in the spring, and thoroughly enjoyed my time with Kerstin & Dan.

London Engagement Pre-wedding Together photography by Marianne Taylor
London Engagement Pre-wedding Together photography by Marianne Taylor
London Engagement Pre-wedding Together photography by Marianne Taylor
London Engagement Pre-wedding Together photography by Marianne Taylor
London Engagement Pre-wedding Together photography by Marianne Taylor
London Engagement Pre-wedding Together photography by Marianne Taylor
London Engagement Pre-wedding Together photography by Marianne Taylor
London Engagement Pre-wedding Together photography by Marianne Taylor
London Engagement Pre-wedding Together photography by Marianne Taylor
London Engagement Pre-wedding Together photography by Marianne Taylor
London Engagement Pre-wedding Together photography by Marianne Taylor
London Engagement Pre-wedding Together photography by Marianne Taylor
London Engagement Pre-wedding Together photography by Marianne Taylor
London Engagement Pre-wedding Together photography by Marianne Taylor
London Engagement Pre-wedding Together photography by Marianne Taylor
London Engagement Pre-wedding Together photography by Marianne Taylor
London Engagement Pre-wedding Together photography by Marianne Taylor
London Engagement Pre-wedding Together photography by Marianne Taylor
London Engagement Pre-wedding Together photography by Marianne Taylor

May 6, 2015

Alev & Can in Martha Stewart Weddings

It was amazing to see Alev & Can’t South of France wedding featured over 10 pages in Martha Stewart Weddings Spring-Summer 2015 issue in Turkey!  This wedding was just the loveliest, and it was amazing to work with Lavender & Rose Weddings, can’t wait to do it again next month!

Marianne Taylor Photography featured in Martha Stewart Weddings Turkey, Spring-Summer 2015.

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May 5, 2015

Xueting & David | Together

Xueting and David are getting married in Singapore later this year, but before that, they wanted to have an engagement session in London, which would remind them of a city precious to them. We had a lovely time walking the streets of London, capturing iconic scenes, and discovering some new corners of the city. I adore getting to fall in love with London over and over again!

London Engagement Pre-wedding Together photography by Marianne Taylor
London Engagement Pre-wedding Together photography by Marianne Taylor
London Engagement Pre-wedding Together photography by Marianne Taylor
London Engagement Pre-wedding Together photography by Marianne Taylor
London Engagement Pre-wedding Together photography by Marianne Taylor
London Engagement Pre-wedding Together photography by Marianne Taylor
London Engagement Pre-wedding Together photography by Marianne Taylor
London Engagement Pre-wedding Together photography by Marianne Taylor
London Engagement Pre-wedding Together photography by Marianne Taylor
London Engagement Pre-wedding Together photography by Marianne Taylor
London Engagement Pre-wedding Together photography by Marianne Taylor
London Engagement Pre-wedding Together photography by Marianne Taylor
London Engagement Pre-wedding Together photography by Marianne Taylor
London Engagement Pre-wedding Together photography by Marianne Taylor

April 16, 2015

Coulston Family | Together

It seems like forever ago when I first met Jing and Roger for a Together Session in honour of their first wedding anniversary! How time flies! Jing and Roger are now proud parents to adorable Alexandra, so they wanted to get together again, this time for a Family Together Session. I so enjoyed spending time with these three among the spring blossom of London.

London Family Together photography by Marianne Taylor
London Family Together photography by Marianne Taylor
London Family Together photography by Marianne Taylor
London Family Together photography by Marianne Taylor
London Family Together photography by Marianne Taylor
London Family Together photography by Marianne Taylor
London Family Together photography by Marianne Taylor
London Family Together photography by Marianne Taylor
London Family Together photography by Marianne Taylor
London Family Together photography by Marianne Taylor
London Family Together photography by Marianne Taylor
London Family Together photography by Marianne Taylor
London Family Together photography by Marianne Taylor
London Family Together photography by Marianne Taylor
London Family Together photography by Marianne Taylor
London Family Together photography by Marianne Taylor
London Family Together photography by Marianne Taylor
London Family Together photography by Marianne Taylor