MATT STANSFIELD

A PHOTOGRAPHY BLOG
Whitsand Bay on Flickr.The final picture from my recent photo shoot down Whitsand Bay. The picture is also my favourite from the trip.

Whitsand Bay on Flickr.

The final picture from my recent photo shoot down Whitsand Bay. The picture is also my favourite from the trip.

Matt & Jenny on Flickr.A portrait of Matt & Jenny taken from their wedding reception at the Treasury in Plymouth.

Matt & Jenny on Flickr.

A portrait of Matt & Jenny taken from their wedding reception at the Treasury in Plymouth.

Whitsand Bay on Flickr.
Another picture I captured from a recent trip Whitsand Bay.

Whitsand Bay on Flickr.

Another picture I captured from a recent trip Whitsand Bay.

Whitsand Bay on Flickr.A few weeks ago, I spent an evening down Whitsand Bay to do some photography. The weather and light was perfect and I spent a few good hours photographing the seascapes. This picture was my first capture from the trip.

Whitsand Bay on Flickr.

A few weeks ago, I spent an evening down Whitsand Bay to do some photography. The weather and light was perfect and I spent a few good hours photographing the seascapes. This picture was my first capture from the trip.

Rame Head on Flickr.A couple of weeks ago, I travelled to Rame-Head with the aim to do some seascape photography. Rame-Head is a headland located on the east side of Whitsand bay, and is a place I know well. My brother Ryan also joined me for the trip, accompanied with Markley our family dog.  
On this occasion I decided to break away from my normal shooting viewpoints, and walked down toward the water’s edge. It was a nice change to explore a different parts of the headland. The landscape on the walk down was stunning, really barren and open. It felt untouched by humans, which is something I like in a landscape! 
Once I had clambered across the rocks to the water’s edge, everything should have been perfect for the picture. Unfortunately the golden sunset I was hoping for didn’t materialize. The elements just didn’t quite come together in the way I had hoped.  I was still able to capture this tranquil scene showing some waves breaking through the cullies, which were cutting through the rocks at the water’s edge.  I am looking forward to re-visited, and hopefully photographing in different conditions.

Rame Head on Flickr.

A couple of weeks ago, I travelled to Rame-Head with the aim to do some seascape photography. Rame-Head is a headland located on the east side of Whitsand bay, and is a place I know well. My brother Ryan also joined me for the trip, accompanied with Markley our family dog.

On this occasion I decided to break away from my normal shooting viewpoints, and walked down toward the water’s edge. It was a nice change to explore a different parts of the headland. The landscape on the walk down was stunning, really barren and open. It felt untouched by humans, which is something I like in a landscape!

Once I had clambered across the rocks to the water’s edge, everything should have been perfect for the picture. Unfortunately the golden sunset I was hoping for didn’t materialize. The elements just didn’t quite come together in the way I had hoped. I was still able to capture this tranquil scene showing some waves breaking through the cullies, which were cutting through the rocks at the water’s edge. I am looking forward to re-visited, and hopefully photographing in different conditions.

Padstow Harbour on Flickr.I took a trip down Padstow a few weeks ago. An amazing place with some nice scenic views. After the walk, and just before heading back to the car, I took this picture of the harbour. The colours  didn’t quite pop in the way I wanted them too,  but I was still happy with it.

Padstow Harbour on Flickr.

I took a trip down Padstow a few weeks ago. An amazing place with some nice scenic views. After the walk, and just before heading back to the car, I took this picture of the harbour. The colours didn’t quite pop in the way I wanted them too, but I was still happy with it.

Event Photography: Christening of baby Lottie

This post is about a recent Christening I photographed of baby Lottie.  I always find Christenings amazing events to photograph and to be part off. Lottie’s parents; Matty and Lauren are also really good friends of mine so it was nice to document the day for them.

The christening of baby Lottie took place at The Parish Church of the Ascension, which was one of the most brightly decorated churches I have ever been too, the ceremony was really fun with everyone having a part in the proceedings.

 After the Christening we then travelled the short distance to The Elfordleigh for more celebration and food. It was an amazing, family atmosphere, which made photographing the event great fun. Below are just a handful of my favourite pictures I captured from the day.

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Event Photography: Plymouth University Swimming & Water polo Awards

I had an opportunity Wednesday last week, to photograph an award ceremony for Plymouth University swimming and water polo club. It was a great occasion with some amazing people.

It was also the birthday of water polo team member Lucy, so it was a double celebration for everybody.

Below are some of my favourite pictures I took from the evening celebrations.

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St Elizabeth House Wedding: Andy & Rob

Andy & Rob tied the knot at St Elizabeth House in Plymouth, it was an amazing occasion with a great couple and amazing people!

The day started with preparation pictures of Andy & Rob getting ready at St Elizabeth. A large amount of the guests were staying at the house, so there was a great atmosphere for the day ahead.

The Ceremony took place in the main ceremony room, which is decorated with mirror walls; a perfect setting for a wedding. The ceremony was full of great moments with two readings from family/friend members as well as hand written vows from both Andy and Rob. The ceremony had some emotional moments as well as moments which had the whole room up in laughter.

After the ceremony we all ventured into the gardens for the group pictures, and portraits of Andy and Rob. St Elizabeth house has some fabulous grounds, and the weather was perfect too, so it was nice to photograph all the portraits outside.

The speeches then followed, which was again, heart felt and also very humorous with some amazing jokes and stories.

The evening then moved along to the party, with live singing and a buzzing atmosphere. I always enjoy photographing this part of the day because everyone relaxes a bit and you can capture amazing moments, especially when you have so many great characters, like they did at Andy & Rob’s wedding.

Below are a few of my favourite pictures from the day, telling their story. Congratulations Andy & Rob! 

Surf Photography: North Cornwall

Last week I documented another surf trip with the Boogie Vita crew, this time we travelled to a sheltered north Cornwall beach break. The surf was a lot smaller than our previous trip, but we decided to make the most of it! Below are a few pictures from the trip.