Posted on April 29, 2016 by under
This Sunday – 1st May 2016, lots of wedding trades on display, including a fashion by Blush Bridal. All free, doors open at 12pm.
Posted on January 25, 2016 by under
Bridal show time!
It has already been a very busy year so far with a number of Bridal shows already. Our next Bridal exhibition coming up on Sunday the 7th of February at Whitehaven Golf Club. This weekend we had a trip to London to the SWPP trade show. Was excellent to see some of the new products our suppliers are coming up with. Obviously the wedding story books will continue to be our premium wedding product, but we will be offering some new products very soon for those on a smaller budget. These will be available for all our current wedding bookings as well as any new wedding booking.
At Bayvista Studios we are still running our special offer of all the digital images included copyright free. wedding phtogragraphy but this offer cannot last forever!
We still have some dates available this year but 2017 and 2018 are now starting to fill up. If you have the time and are looking for a wedding photographer or wedding video and can spare half an hour, then make an appointment and come and see me and I can show you lots of completed weeddings we have captured. Alternatively why not come to a Bridal show? This is not ideal as we cannot spend as much time with you at an exhibition but you will get to see lots of our work and be able to compare it with other photographers at the show. Plus you will get the chance to see many other wedding trades and a fashion show of the lastest Bridal designs etc.
I will have a some wedding video playing at the show as well as many story books on display. Our videos are captured with three HD cameras and then edited perfectly together into logical scenes with suitable music. We supply the video on memory tick in HD all copyright free so you can play on any device such as TV, Computers, smart phones etc.
Looking forward to seeing you soon.
Posted on August 30, 2015 by under
The weather was amazing at Lorton for another fantastic wedding at Hundith Hill, Lorton in Cumbria.
Click play to watch the video clips from Saturday’s wedding:-
A beautiful wedding starting with the ceremony at St. Beghs Church in Whitehaven followed by some scenic photographs at Whitehaven harbour, before arriving at Hudith Hill hotel at Lorton, near Cockermouth on the edge of the Lake District.
Posted on August 27, 2015 by under
It has been a while since I posted anything here as I have been so busy with weddings and photography in general, it hasn’t crossed my mind. As we now offer wedding discos on top of wedding photography and wedding videos I though I would add this post. It is my son’s business but for now he is an employee of Bayvista Studios. We are offering a discount for wedding discos if booked with a wedding photography or a wedding video package. To book the disco services contact myself on 07710 679855. Another wedding this weekend at Hundith Hill, Lorton near Cockermouth. This has been very popular for us this year as we have captured over 10 wedding here this season. Back there again next week as well!
Posted on May 5, 2015 by under
The weather did not dampen the fun at St. Martins Church and the Ryebeck hotel at Bowness on Windermere on Saturday. Our wedding video in Windermere captured a perfect day in the Lake District.
Click play to watch the video clips from Saturday’s wedding in Windermere:-
We captured another perfect wedding in the Lake District, with the ceremony at St. Martin’s Church right in the heart of Windermere and the reception at the Ryebeck Hotel which has beautiful views of Lake Windermere.
Posted on February 25, 2015 by under
As if it wasn’t enough just to be getting hitched, a couple have succeeded in smashing two Guinness World Records, with 103 ushers and 130 bridesmaids. If you’re thinking of doing something similar at your shindig, make sure the best wedding photographers Cumbria has available are on hand to capture all the excitement.
According to the Daily Express, Amy Ewing and new husband Alex Simmons had to know all those involved personally in order to qualify for the record, with pals from all over the world brought in to help out.
The plucky couple actually won their dream day after entering a Facebook competition, with the prize including 130 bridesmaids’ dresses, suits for the groomsmen, the hen and stag dos, £3,250 worth of flowers, £3,500 worth of fireworks and £1,300 worth of cupcakes. Sounds like a pretty mighty affair to us!
“It’s been a whirlwind. I wouldn’t say I had to convince Amy but I hadn’t known her long. When we entered the competition we weren’t even engaged,” Mr Simmons remarked. “We knew we had to take the opportunity. There is no way with kids we would have been able to afford this ourselves.”
So what Guinness World Records could you try to smash at your own wedding? You could go for the largest wedding cake, the longest veil perhaps, the biggest bouquet or the biggest underwater wedding. Or you could just keep it all very quiet and normal – but whatever you decide, it’s sure to be the best day of your life.
Posted on February 10, 2015 by under
As Lake District wedding photographers, we know how much you adore getting all those wonderful wedding presents – but wouldn’t you just love to see the keys to a $4 million mansion nestled away among all the gravy boats and beautiful china plates.
Of course you would – although you’ll probably have to get hitched to someone like Marc Anthony in order to get your hands on this type of abode. The singer, who recently married model Shannon de Lima, has splashed this serious amount of cash on a new house for him and his beloved in the San Fernando Valley in LA… and we’re not jealous at all. Not one bit.
According to TMZ, the two-story house (if you can call it a house) has five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a four-car garage and a walk-in closet, among its many appealing features.
It’s pretty unlikely that your guests will be spending this amount on your wedding presents, but that doesn’t mean you won’t receive something spectacular on the big day. Shopping for gifts can be quite difficult, but there’s plenty of inspiration online if your friends need any ideas.
You can always register somewhere and send your guests the list, or alternatively you could do what a lot of modern brides and grooms choose to do these days and ask for people to pay for different parts of your honeymoon. This is a lovely idea as it helps people to feel really included in the wedding and also helps you to spread the cost.
Posted on January 28, 2015 by under
Cumbria and the Lake District are internationally renowned for their beauty. William Wordsworth wrote of the mountainous landscape: “Towering above each other, or lifting themselves in ridges like the waves of a tumultuous sea, and in the beauty and variety of their surfaces and colours, they are surpassed by none.” With landscapes varying from vast sandy beaches to towering mountains and wide open lakes, here are our top five Cumbrian wedding locations – perfect for Lake District wedding videos.
Nestled in five acres of woodland and landscaped gardens on the shores of Lake Windermere, the Miller Howe is a truly spectacular venue. Backdrops to your pictures can include everything from a rustic walk in the woods to the sweeping grandeur of the lawns and pagoda.
For a more intimate but truly bespoke wedding look no further than Gilpin Lodge. Catering for a maximum of 40 guests this establishment gives you sole use of the lake house and its surrounding acres. Your photo opportunities here include a restored Victorian rowing boat on your own private lake, manicured gardens, woodland and even a druid stone circle!
Lodore Falls sits on the edge of Derwentwater, one of the most majestic lakes in Cumbria. This location really does have everything for spectacular wedding photos: A private jetty, landscaped gardens, wild mountainous backdrop and it even has it’s own waterfall.
With sweeping staircases, regal terraces and within walking distance of the beach this venue has absolutely everything for a fairytale wedding and truly breathtaking photographs.
If you’re wanting all the beauty of the lake district but something a little more contemporary, the newly refurbished Daffodil Hotel and Spa is for you. Situated on the bank of Grasmere you and your guests can soak in it’s tranquil beauty then go on to celebrate in the sleek and ultra modern function suite.
While supermodels and movie stars may only have friends who come in one size (0!), for the rest of us the bridesmaid dress conundrum can be a somewhat traumatic experience. Lake District wedding photography offers some truly unique opportunities for stunning snaps so here’s some tips when picking bridesmaid dresses to make sure that everyone is comfortable, happy and ready to take some great shots.
Keeping the length of your bridesmaid’s dresses the same results in a constant that will allow you to mix things up in other aspects of the design. The more cohesive you are as a group, the better your photographs will be.
Shades and tones
There are two approaches to this: either choose varying shades of one colour or various tones from a particular colour spectrum. Say that you have six bridesmaids, use either six shades of blue or alternatively use six different pastel colours but all of the same tone in the spectrum. Have a look here for what we mean by this.
As much as completely matching is a relatively outdated idea, as mentioned before, you still need a level of cohesion as you’ll be standing together as a group a lot on your special day. Our advice is to limit your variables to two in order to maintain some uniformity. For example: different necklines and colour, but same material.
It’s important to think about how you want your photographs to look and what effect the material of your bridesmaid dresses will have on your photographs. Different materials photograph differently so if you are going for varying fabrics, choose ones with complimenting textures to make sure that your photos don’t look confused.
Make sure your bridesmaids know what suits them
Sometimes what people want to look good in and what they actually look good in are two very different things. Don’t be afraid to be candid with your bridesmaids about what suits their body type. Being honest will mean that your bridal party end up with dresses that they love and feel fantastic wearing.
Choosing the perfect bridal bouquet and bridesmaids flowers can be a daunting task. You want to make sure that your Lake District wedding photographer can capture you, your girls and your flowers at their best. Here are some helpful hints to consider when putting together your dream bouquet.
Get your dress first
When it comes to wedding dresses, a dress is not simply a dress – it is THE dress. A garment commanding such importance means that the variations in design and colour are endless. Make sure that you have a picture of your dress, and a sample if possible, to show to your florist to make sure that your flowers compliment you rather than mask design details or clash colour.
Pick a colour pallet
Make sure that your colour pallet matches across everything: you, your bridesmaids, flowers, groomsmen. This isn’t to say that everything must be block colour matched but rather sensitivity paid to the pallet to make the most of different shades and tones.
Be mindful of the time of year
Flowers are seasonal, so be mindful of what time of year you are getting married in and whether the flowers you want are in season or not. It’s not impossible to get flowers out of season but it can be very expensive.
Think of your surroundings
Are you having a lakeside wedding or are your photos going to be to the backdrop of a woodland? Think about your ideal wedding photographs and how you can use your bouquets to incorporate your surroundings.
Think of your shape
The last thing you want your flowers to do is to detract from how beautiful you look on your wedding day. Think of your shape and be mindful of the size of your bouquet. A good rule of thumb is to never have a bouquet that drowns your silhouette or hides your waist. Equally if you have a dramatic dress or train, balance the drama with a dramatic bouquet.