Fine art photos of Bath in time for Christmas

November 29, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

I have recently launched Bath Photo Prints, an online shop selling high quality photographic prints of Bath. These are available in a range of sizes (A2, A3 and A4) and are available as standard prints, or on fine art quality paper, giving the 'wow' factor with watercolour style paper and a museum quality finish. 

Here's a selection of some of the more festive images. 

Bath Photo Prints. Christmas time in Bath. The Roman Baths. Beata Cosgrove PhotographyBath Photo Prints. Christmas time in Bath. The Roman Baths. Beata Cosgrove PhotographyBath Photo Prints
© Beata Cosgrove Photography
https://www.bathphotoprints.com
'When was Bath Abbey churchyard so deserted?' I hear you ask.... well actually, it wasn't, but a super-long exposure makes passing pedestrians vanish, leaving the illuminated Christmas tree standing in glorious isolation outside the Roman Baths. 

Bath Photo Prints.Sunset at Bath Abbey. Beata Cosgrove PhotographyBath Photo Prints.Sunset at Bath Abbey. Beata Cosgrove PhotographyBath Photo Prints
© Beata Cosgrove Photography
https://www.bathphotoprints.com

Above is another shot of the Christmas tree, this time at dawn. Dawn and dusk are the best times of the day by far for photography, and the great thing about winter is that you don't have to get up early to catch the best light!

Bath Photo Prints. Winter view from Alexandra Park. Bath. Beata Cosgrove PhotographyBath Photo Prints. Winter view from Alexandra Park. Bath. Beata Cosgrove Photography But Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a snowy scene, and Bath is one of those places that knows how to wear a jacket of snow with style. I love how we just get a glimpse of the nearest bits of Bath here from Alexandra Park, with the distant skyline gradually receding into a blanket of white......

This is just a little taste of the range of the BathPhoto Prints available for order. They'll arrive in protective card packaging when ordered from the website. Alternatively, if you'd like a framed photograph, do please contact me and let me have the details, and I will be happy to arrange supply and delivery for you.

Have a very happy Christmas! 


Wedding photographed by Bath wedding photographer

September 22, 2021  •  1 Comment

Do it or not to do it?

There is a question! 

Summer wedding. Temple of Minerva & Botanical Gardens.Beata Cosgrove PhotographySummer wedding. Temple of Minerva & Botanical Gardens.Beata Cosgrove Photographywww.beatacosgrovephotography.com

It's about time to start this small beautiful wedding!
 

Summer small wedding.Temple of Minerva & Botanical Gardens. Beata Cosgrove Wedding PhotographySummer wedding. Temple of Minerva & Botanical Gardens. Beata Cosgrove Wedding Photographerwww.beatacosgrovephotography.com Bride arrival from the Botanical Gardens to the Temple of Minerva.

 

Small summer wedding. Temple of Minerva & Botanical Gardens.Beata Cosgrove PhotographySummer wedding. Temple of Minerva & Botanical Gardens.Beata Cosgrove Photographywww.beatacosgrovephotography.com Smiles and happiness filled up the Temple of Minerva!
 

 

Summer wedding. Temple of Minerva & Botanical Gardens.Beata Cosgrove PhotographySummer wedding. Temple of Minerva & Botanical Gardens.Beata Cosgrove Photographywww.beatacosgrovephotography.com Congratulations to the happy couple!

If you are looking for a professional wedding photographer in Bath who is enthusiastic, love working with people, uses nature as the background in her pictures and has lots of new ideas please contact her at [email protected] 

If you are still hungry to see more images why not visit her wedding gallery?

 


Elmhay - a great venue for wedding photography captured by wedding photographer

May 18, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

I recently went to scout out a Somerset wedding venue: Elmhay Park, near Frome. It's set on the Orchardleigh Estate, home to a lake with an island church and even a golf course. So let's take a look round...

5. Elmhay. Orchardleigh. Wedding venue. Beata Cosgrove Photography5. Elmhay. Orchardleigh. Wedding venue. Beata Cosgrove PhotographyOrchardleigh House. Wedding venue. Beata Cosgrove Photography

First up is Elmhay Village, a suite of lodges and cottages for guests, set around a fine courtyard (below).

Courtyard at Elmhay village. View through stone archway showing old buildings and a treeCourtyard at Elmhay Village, Orchardleigh House. Wedding venue. Beata Cosgrove PhotographyCourtyard at Elmhay Village, Orchardleigh House. Wedding venue. Beata Cosgrove

The wedding venue itself (Elmhay Park) is in a fine walled garden, dominated by the light-filled Orangery (below).

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Ceremonies can take place in the Italian Garden (below) with a covered space that is open to the outside.

10.Elmhay. Orchardleigh. Wedding venue. Beata Cosgrove Photography10.Elmhay. Orchardleigh. Wedding venue. Beata Cosgrove PhotographyOrchardleigh House. Wedding venue. Beata Cosgrove Photography

Having done a comprehensive recce of the place, I can say with confidence that there are a number of perfect locations for photographing groups of wedding guests, as well as signature shots of the bride and groom.

If you're looking for a wedding photographer for your wedding at Elmhay Park, do please get in touch. Feel free to send me an email, and I will let you have full details of my Elmhay wedding photography packages.

 


Orchardleigh - a gorgeous wedding venue near Frome profiled by a Somerset photographer

May 13, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

Hidden away a couple of miles north of Frome is Orchardleigh Estate, with an amazing array of facilities including a church on an island, a helipad, a golf course and the stunning Orchardleigh House, built in the 1850's, and now used as a wedding venue for hire. 

1.Orchardleigh House. Wedding venue. Beata Cosgrove PhotographyOrchardleigh House. Wedding venue. Beata Cosgrove PhotographyOrchardleigh House and gardens Orchardleigh House, Frome, viewed from the south east. Picture by Beata Cosgrove Photography

 

The main house is hidden away, well off the main road, so you could easily drive past without even realising it's there at all. But when you get in and go down the long winding driveway across the estate (now converted into a golf course) you realise you're in very grand surroundings indeed. The driveway brings you to the north of the house, with its pointed towers being reminiscent of the Scotch Baronial architectural style. The whole house is available for the use of wedding guests, with indoor banqueting for up to 160. 

Orchardleigh House, wedding venue, Frome. Beata Cosgrove PhotographyOrchardleigh House, wedding venue, Frome. Beata Cosgrove PhotographyOrchardleigh House. Wedding venue. Beata Cosgrove Photography Main approach to Orchardleigh House from the north. Picture by Beata Cosgrove Photography

 

Standing on the terrace on the south side of the house, you look down over elegant, carefully manicured lawns and towards the lake. You can just make it the lake in the photo below - it's just beyond the cows! If you have to look hard to see it, well that just gives you some idea of the scale of the place!

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View towards Orchardleigh Lake, showing the balustrade, a favourite romantic spot for wedding shots of the bride and groom. Picture by Beata Cosgrove Photography

 

Tucked away behind a clump of trees over on the right, is St Mary's Church, and although you can't really tell from the pictures, the church is actually on its very own island, as you can see here from Google maps. Lots of people dream of being whisked off to a romantic island for their wedding - well, who knew, you can do it right here in Somerset!

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The Church of St Mary, on a little island on the Orchardleigh Lake. Picture by Beata Cosgrove Photography

All in all, Orchardleigh is a stunning, romantic location for a truly memorable wedding, and if you're interested, you can browse more of my photographs of Orchardleigh here.
 

If you're planning to get married at this spectacular Somerset wedding venue, do please get in touch to enquire about my Orchardleigh wedding photography packages.

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Orchardleigh House, wedding venue in Somerset. Image by Beata Cosgrove Photography

 


An intimate wedding at the Temple of Minerva in Bath

November 24, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

While 2020 has seen many weddings and events postponed until after Coronavirus restrictions have been lifted, some couples have gone ahead and tied the knot under very different circumstances from how they initially planned their wedding to be. The good news is that with appropriate social distancing measures in place, weddings have been permitted throughout much of 2020, albeit with limited numbers of guests. 

I'd like to share some images of a lovely wedding I photographed recently at the Temple of Minerva, in Bath's Royal Victoria Park, one of the city's Heritage Park venues

Summer wedding. Temple of Minerva & Botanical Gardens.Beata Cosgrove PhotographySummer wedding. Temple of Minerva & Botanical Gardens.Beata Cosgrove Photographywww.beatacosgrovephotography.com The bride's father and sons clearly felt it was time to get started!

Summer wedding. Temple of Minerva & Botanical Gardens.Beata Cosgrove PhotographySummer wedding. Temple of Minerva & Botanical Gardens.Beata Cosgrove Photographywww.beatacosgrovephotography.com Here comes the bride!

Summer wedding. Temple of Minerva & Botanical Gardens.Beata Cosgrove PhotographySummer wedding. Temple of Minerva & Botanical Gardens.Beata Cosgrove Photographywww.beatacosgrovephotography.com Numbers are limited to allow for a safe distance between guests from different households, and open doors allow free movement of fresh air. 

Summer wedding. Temple of Minerva & Botanical Gardens.Beata Cosgrove PhotographySummer wedding. Temple of Minerva & Botanical Gardens.Beata Cosgrove Photographywww.beatacosgrovephotography.com Here's the happy couple after ceremony, in the ever-colourful Botanical Gardens

Whether you're planning a lockdown wedding or would rather wait until restrictions are lifted before holding your big day, do please get in touch to ensuite about my availability and wedding photography packages. You can also read another blog post about wedding photography in Royal Victoria Park, or visit my weddings gallery, and gallery of wedding venues in the Bath area. 

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