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Give them a gift voucher on the day

Add that personal touch by having a beautiful photograph taken at dawn on your engagement day on the front of your wedding invitation…. unique and very different.

 

Your Wedding invitation will say a lot about you and is the first indication of what your wedding will be like. So having a unique invitation that stands out from the crowd will get your guests talking about your big day.

Imagine a photograph on the front of your Wedding invitation that was taken at dawn on the day of your engagement… how romantic.

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How does it work?  Well,  you can now order and download one of our photographs to use as you wish, forever. You will be able to email it to your friends, print it out yourself or have it printed into an array of products from a company such as Snapfish. But most importantly you will be able to create your very own unique wedding invite.

We are offering all our Newsletter customers first dibs at this fantastic idea for the one off cost of £35 and then you can do as you wish with your very special photograph, dawn on the day you said yes.

To take advantage of this fantastic opportunity, please call us so we can create your order for you and send you your digital photograph.

Take a look at your special day here by visiting our website.

 

Call us now on 01736 758109 or email us at hello@thedaythat.co.uk for more details.

 

 

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Treat him this Fathers day with a beautiful photograph taken at dawn on the day his little girl or boy was born.

With Mothers day just gone we need to turn our attention to the most important day of the year…. Fathers Day. So, when is Fathers day this year?  It’s on the 16th of June so best to put it in your diary now as all us Dad’s want to get spoilt rotten.

Now everyone knows it’s always difficult to get something for the man who has everything but can you imagine the look on his face when he sees a beautiful photograph taken at dawn on the very morning his little boy or girl was born?

So don’t forget the man in your life this fathers day, treat him to something that will last a life time. Search here to see the photographs taken on the day he became a dad, a very special day.

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Beautiful fine art landscape photography....everyday

Since June 2005 we have been going out every single day at sunrise in all weather conditions to take beautiful fine art landscape photographs. I have stood in the middle of a beach in the pouring rain and still managed to find something beautiful to photograph.

Even when it's raining there is beauty to be found.

At mid summer I have to be at my chosen location by 3.30am to make sure I capture the pre dawn. There is something quite magical when you realise that you are one of the very few people crazy enough to be awake at that time and to witness mother nature at it’s most impressive.

Mother nature at it's best

There is something very spiritual in waiting for the sun to rise and for capturing the process as a photograph knowing that this is the start of someones first day on earth or the first day of the rest of their lives.

A wonderful reminder of a special day

A short film about us

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Capturing the Sunrise on your wedding day

What could be more romantic than a beautifully framed and personalised photograph taken at dawn on the morning of your wedding day. The start of your first day as husband and wife.

Pesonalised art taken on your wedding day

Since June 21st 2005 we have been going out very single morning and taking photographs of the dawn breaking over the Cornish landscape. The Day That produce beautiful fine art landscape photographs, mounted, personalised and beautifully framed  so you can remember a very special day for ever.

A stylish and beautifully framed photograph

All our photographs have hand written personalisation, for example “Dawn on your wedding day – 27 August 2011″ or “Sally and Harry’s Wedding day – 18th June 2011″ It’s up to you.

You can personalise your beautiful photograph

So if you want a piece of art that is personal to you then a The Day That photograph is perfect. We also do the most romantic Gift Vouchers that you can give your partner or the happy couple on the day.

Give them a gift voucher on the day

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On the 9th of May 2005 my beautiful daughter Ella was born which obviously changed my sleep pattern. Any new parent will tell you that nothing can prepare you for the change especially if you don’t just want to roll over and ignore the cry of your new baby but want to be fully involved.

It was about a month after this wonderful day that I started My First Day, June the 21st at 3.30am to be exact. Five years later I can still remember being excited as soon as I woke up and thinking, this is it the start of something very special.

A week later after getting up at this crazy time every day I was starting to flag and getting up was not so easy. Friends were laughing saying “well Ella will get you up so it won’t be a problem” This was true but Ella also got me up at 12, 1.30am and 3am so when my alarm went off at 3.30am I was like the living dead.

During this initial period my Dad came to stay and wanted to know more about this mad idea of mine. (To be fair he’d heard a few) So we decided that he would come out with me on a dawn raid. I gently knocked on his door at 3.45am and he murmured something and rolled over so I let him be and headed down the beach. This is what he missed and to this day it is still the most amazing sky I have ever seen.

Five years on and now called The Day That there are three of us that share the photography which means we all get to recharge our batteries.

Each of us has our idiosyncrasies when it comes to getting up on time.

I am known and have been seen to run up the road in my wellies after sleeping in just a little. I can’t kick my habit of the snooze button and my lovely wife gives me a gentle kick, which I am sure is more about stopping me having another snooze session than lovingly helping me on my way. What has surprised me is that I have never missed a sunrise and even when I’m late I always arrive just at the optimum time.

Chris and Gary are very similar in their pattern as they arrive at their chosen spot usually in complete darkness, never wanting to miss the magic that is the first glimmers of light and the start of the pre dawn. The first glimmer of light is usually my second snooze opportunity.

About a year ago, and I admit this freely I was struggling to keep my enthusiasm going. Chris told me something that I still do to this day. He said that what he does is lift his head off his pillow, swing his legs round and plant his feet firmly on the ground and think “This is my time” and get up. I’ve been doing this ever since. I still have my snooze time but hey that’s me.

But what really gets us up and being creative at unearthly times is the knowledge that someone somewhere is going to have a most fantastic day whether it be a birth of a baby or a Wedding day That’s how we keep getting up at this ridiculous time,  we are capturing the start of that day…. Fantastic!

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Our Solar System

Our Sun and Planets

Isn’t it strange how some things just catch your eye and make you think WOW!

The BBC (along with many other news streams I expect) were running a story yesterday about a Monster Star that has been detected using the Very Large Telescope in Chile. It has absolutely no relevance to our everyday lives but you still read it and think WOW! 265 times bigger than our own sun… amazing!

The Sun against the Star

The Astronomical expert informs us that if it were in our solar system it would outshine the Sun the way that the Sun outshines the full Moon… WOW! I don’t even know what that means but I guess I would be using more than the 0.6 density grad filter I use most mornings when I’m out shooting the sunrise! Lucky then it’s 165,000 light years away.

A Very Large Telescope

And we thought the sun looked big in this shot of the sunrise Gavan took back in 2005.  We were reminded of this amazing shot from 5 years ago as someone has recently purchased it as a birth gift.

Our lovely Sun

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A fox in St Ives, cornwall

Gary gets a closeup look at a Fox in St Ives

We get to see some great things along with the fabulous dawns and sunrises that we’ve intentionally set out to capture.

Saturday 12th June found me in the Island car park at St Ives at 4am. I was minding my own business getting my camera onto its tripod when I caught a glimpse of something moving amongst the cars. A fox popped out and stood looking at me for several seconds. Luckily I had my point and shoot camera in my pocket and pulled it out as quietly as I could, hoping to catch a quick shot before it disappeared. However, instead of running off, the fox decided to trot towards me! It came right up to me and had a quick look in the boot of my car before deciding I had no food and wandered off to the bins behind the café. Amazing!

Two things I learnt from this, remember to take pictures instead of just gawping as the fox looks in your boot, and keep fresh batteries in your camera, as it was all it could manage to take these two shots before dying.

And this was the dawn I enjoyed afterward Possibly the best I have experienced so far and, I hope, a wonderful momento for celebrating a wedding, birth or other unique occasion from this great day.

Sunrise on the 12th June 2010

Sunrise on the 12th June 2010

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