Capturing Nostalgia: A Wedding Photographer's Journey to St Mary's Lighthouse
Beyond the realm of weddings lies a place that holds the key to my childhood memories and family bonds - St Mary's Lighthouse on the North Coast. Join me as I take a break from capturing love stories to rediscover the magic of this enchanting location, where every wave echoes with the laughter of family holidays and rock pooling adventures with my brother and grandad.
A Sentimental Escape: St Mary's Lighthouse isn't just a picturesque landscape; it's a vessel of cherished moments that have shaped my life. Taking a hiatus from wedding photography, I found solace in the familiar embrace of the North Coast, where the salty breeze carries echoes of joy from years gone by.
History Beckons: As I set up my tripod against the backdrop of St Mary's Lighthouse, I couldn't help but marvel at the rich history that surrounds this iconic structure. Originally built in 1898, the lighthouse stands tall on St Mary's Island, guiding sailors with its beacon for over a century. Today, it serves as a symbol of resilience and a timeless witness to the ebb and flow of generations.
Rock Pools and Family Tales: Strolling along the coastline, memories flood back of endless summer days spent rock pooling with my brother, my dad and my grandad. The rugged charm of the rocks, the call of seagulls, and the distant lighthouse beacon create a tapestry of nostalgia. These are the scenes that fueled my love for storytelling, capturing moments that endure like the lighthouse itself.
Photographing St Mary's Magic: As the sun begins to rise, St Mary's Lighthouse transforms into a canvas of colors. The interplay of light and shadow on the waves, the silhouette of the lighthouse against the sky – each frame becomes a tribute to the beauty of both nature and memory.
A Reminder of Roots: Taking time to photograph St Mary's Lighthouse is not just about freezing moments in time; it's about acknowledging the threads that connect us to our past. It's a reminder that even in the fast-paced world of wedding photography, there's a place for reflection and the rekindling of the flames of familial love.
St Mary's Lighthouse isn't just a subject for my lens; it's a sanctuary of memories that transcend generations. As I return to the hustle of wedding photography, the echoes of laughter and the timeless allure of St Mary's serve as a compass, guiding me back to the heart of why I fell in love with capturing moments in the first place.