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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The Day That Gift Voucher

What do you get a couple getting married these days? It’s no good turning up with a toaster, a pair of matching candlesticks, a teasmade or anything else on the Generation games conveyor belt. You have to find something a little bit different.

The Day That offer the most romantic wedding gift, a beautifully framed photograph taken at dawn on the big day.

And because you want to give them something on the day we have created these beautiful personalised Gift Vouchers.

The Day That Gift Voucher

The Day That offer the most beautiful gift vouchers so you will be able to give the lucky couple something on their Wedding day whilst you wait for our photos from that morning to become available. Choosing a photograph from the day they met or the day they became engaged on the voucher will be a touching reminder of their love for each other, which they can then use to claim one of our wonderful pictures of the morning of their wedding day.

To order one of our gift vouchers please call us at the studio on 01736 758109

The Day That Gift Voucher

“The most romantic Wedding gift on the market” – Emma Bunton

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Mary Mary Jewellery

We have many kinds of wonderful offices around us here at The Day That, and the closest to us is Mary Mary, a fantastic business that specialises in making colourful and quirky jewellery from a variety of materials, including gemstones, pearls. Bohemian crystals, polymer clay and precious metals. The founder of Mary Mary, (surprisingly called Mary) sells nationwide, travelling to prestigious craft shows, up market galleries, London’s Covent Garden Market, and of course on her website.  Like us, Mary’s top priority is customer satisfaction and she’s built up a solid foundation of loyal customers and collectors of her work. She has designed and made unique individual pieces, that are not listed on her website, by request from her customers. Mary has been selling her work for over twenty-three years and always finds new inspiration for her jewels, and she likes nothing more than hearing from a satisfied customer!

Lovely design by Mary Mary

With Christmas and New Year now gone by, Mary Mary has its attention turned to Valentines Day. With great gifts on offer such as the Affirmation Hearts with “I love” engraved on the reverse, you can be sure to score some serious brownie points with your loved one. And to help our loyal customers make the occasion even more special, Mary Mary is offering any of our customers that spend over £30.00 with them a free pair of Heart Earrings, RRP from £8. And to let you know just how good this offer is, Vogue customers have to spend over £50.00! To take advantage of this offer, simply order from Mary’s website and quote ‘special offer’ in the comments section. Alternatively, you can order from Mary Mary by phoning 07875 052898, or visiting her at her studio. When she isn’t in her studio she can be found in the breath taking Cornish landscape, galloping about on her horse on one of the many local beaches.

Mary enjoying the great Cornish beaches with her horse.

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My First The Day That sale

The law of averages suggested that sooner or later one of my pictures would be used to celebrate a wedding, or welcome a newborn baby into the world. The question was how long would it take until this order came through.

There had been eager anticipation in the office, which slowly built up as I had more and more dawn photography under my belt. Days either side of mine began to sell and once or twice there a false celebration when realising the latest order was for the dawn on the day before or after I had gone out.

Eventually the order came through, 24th November 2011, picture 1. This picture would mean a lot to the family receiving it, it also, suddenly, was a picture that meant a lot to me, as it would be my first sale. Luckily there was no expense spared to celebrate the occasion, a large exhibition size picture in a dark wood frame was a great first sale.

There was a small wait before the print, as we had to replace the paper we use to print at that size to ensure the picture would be perfect. It was exciting to see it in physical form, and although it looked exactly the same as it did on the monitor, it looked so much better on paper.

The picture was then mounted and personalised, and the process was almost complete. With the border of the mount surrounding the image it was obvious why images should be printed, not just left to sit on a computer hard drive. The picture was stunning to look at and once it had been framed, I was very proud of the work I had done.

My first sale, a very proud moment.

It felt great to know that this picture would not only be hanging on somebody’s wall for years to come, but it would also be a picture that a family would have an emotional attachment to.

I look forward to taking many more pictures so they can be used to celebrate all of life’s special occasions.

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The Atlantic Blanket Company

The Atlantic Blanket Company was started by the lovely Jo Riley in 2007 after she searched for the perfect blanket for her daughter who had chicken pox. Jo searched in vain and decided if she couldn’t find the blanket she was looking for then neither could anyone else and so The Atlantic Blanket Company was born. They offer the most beautiful luxurious blankets and throws blending contemporary design and colour with traditional weaving methods and natural fabrics.

Jo says “I don’t think I could have started this company anywhere but Cornwall. It is such an inspiring place to live and we are surrounded by creative and innovative people doing great things. That really gave me the confidence to have a go, and it certainly made finding local talent easy when it came to designing and building the website etc. Now our client base stretches all over the world and customers come back to us time and again to share their blanket stories. We sell baby blankets all year round, picnic blankets for the summer and gorgeous throws and blankets for all seasons, plus exclusive gifts and accessories. We also work with hotels and interior designers on bespoke projects, and are lucky enough to be able to do all that and walk the dog on the beach every day too!”

Beautiful luxurious Baby blankets

We think the Atlantic Blanket Website looks fantastic and sums up Jo’s attitude to her company and brand. To see her lovely blankets go to their website. Jo is also offering all our readers 15% discount Use TDT15

The Atlantic Blanket Company

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Learning The Light

Before I had gone on my first shoot with The Day That, I had asked Gavan and Chris which type of mornings they preferred to take photos, the glorious mornings with an artists dream etched across the sky, or those grey, murky days that make you glad you own central heating. Of course it was unanimous. They preferred the latter. With a challenge to make a visually strong image that shows the beauty and simplicity of these mornings, it would allow their creative juices to flow.

I have had some previous experience with photography and I was happy to take the colourful mornings that sold themselves. But of course, The Day That captures every dawn, and it isn’t up to us what the weather will be doing! And I knew that eventually I would have to take on the challenge they both loved so much.

Kieran Brimson Learning the light with The Day That

Eventually became immediately, and on my first day shadowing Chris on Porthmeor beach we both got soaked from the constant downpour and chilled to the bones from the cold. Through the wind and rain I still took in a lot from Chris about how the light can change during the morning and how to prepare for what the dawn can bring. The trend continued and my newly acquired wet weather gear was given a good christening. Each time joining Gavan or Chris on the morning shoots made me learn that it’s not just about the weather, it is also about the location.

Kieran in more testing conditions

Picking the right location proves to be key in getting great photographs as each location allows you to do something different. An obvious example is if you want to capture the sunrise, get on a beach that faces east. Less obvious examples are knowing about tides, and swells of the sea, and what locations to go to when there is a strong current, or when it is peaceful.

After shadowing them, the guys finally trusted me enough to let me have a camera in my own hands. It is easy to over think when trying to capture a shot, it is also easy to under think. I learnt quickly that the skill is finding that balance of knowing what you want but being confident enough that the decisions almost come naturally. On my first day I over thought. Each minute the sky is brighter and the sun doesn’t hang around to let you get that one last shot. Comparing my shots with Chris’ afterwards, it was clear who the pro was.

Beauty can be found in all conditions

The next day I came back and tried again, and the day after that I had another go, and then another go. Just in the few days I have been out with Gavan and Chris I can see how my images have improved. I still have a long way to go and a lot to learn, but with each return to the coast I have a little more experience that I can use to help me to relax and use the weather to my advantage. Gavan has been taking photos since 21st June 2005. That’s over six years of taking photos for him to get to the stage he is at. With any luck it won’t take me six years to catch up to him.

Catching a Wave by Kieran Brimson

Catching a Wave by Kieran Brimson

A perfect start to a day

A perfect start to a day

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“The most romantic Wedding gift on the market” – Emma Bunton

A very romantic Wedding Anniversary gift.

What could be more romantic than a beautiful landscape photograph taken at sunrise in Cornwall on the very day you got married? Click here to search for your special day. A photograph was taken at dawn on the day you said yes to your partner and started the rest of your lives together as husband and wife.

A beautifully framed photograph taken at dawn on your wedding day

Since June 21st 2005 (The Day That) 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 The Day That photographer capturing your dawn photograph

If you would like to see a photograph taken on your wedding day in Cornwall then please visit our website The Day That Use the calendar to find your wedding date and see the wonderful photographs we took on you special day. You can buy your husband it as a Wedding anniversary present, as a Valentines gift, as a Christmas present or just to show how much you love him.

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We offer all our Facebook friends a 10% discount so when you choose to purchase “like” us on our FB page and enter FB10 at the check out to get your discount.

Visit www.thedaythat.co.uk to see your beautiful photograph taken at dawn on your wedding day.

Examples of the personalisation you could choose

“Our Wedding Day + Date”

All of our lovely photographs are personalised which you can choose

“This day was the start of the rest of our lives + Date”

You can choose your own personalisation

Rachael and Matts wedding day + Date

If buying for a gift you can personalse it with the couples name and date of their wedding.

Want more information then watch our wonderful 3 minute film

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The Camerons on Holiday in Cornwall

David Cameron has baby in Cornwall

David Cameron is taking home a surprise souvenir from his holiday in Cornwall as his wife, Samantha was rushed into hospital yesterday and gave birth to a little baby girl. A good friend of mine also gave birth yesterday to a little baby boy at the same hospital, imagine that. I still don’t know if their paths crossed even so what a claim to fame.

I wonder what birth gifts the little Cameron will get? All the usual stuff no doubt? A news paper on the day she was born, oh look Daddy’s on the front cover!

One thing I am sure of is that my friends little boy will get one of our lovely photographs taken as the sun is rising into the Cornish sky.

Do you think if I sent one to David Cameron at number 10 he will receive it?

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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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" St Ives"

A beautiful photograph of St Ives Cornwall

In the recent Coast Magazine awards, St Ives won 2 out of the 10 awards going.

St Ives itself won Best Family Holiday Destination voted for by the readers. We’re not surprised that St Ives is a hit with readers,’ says deputy editor and Coast Awards organiser Alex Reece. ‘For a small town, it offers such variety – from bucket-and-spade beaches to high culture.’

What he also could have mentioned was the astonishing light that St Ives and the surrounding beaches offer.

One beach that we go to take our stunning personalised newborn pictures is The Porthminster Café beach which also won an award for best Coastal Café. I have eaten here regularly and the food is fantastic with amazing views. I have photographed in front of the café on many occasions, it’s a great spot. Here are a few examples…. See what I mean

Little Boat St Ives

Little Boat St Ives

View From St Ives

View From St Ives

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