FIVE CORNISH FASHION PHOTO SHOOT LOCATIONS
It’s generally not too much of a challenge to find creative inspiration in Cornwall, perhaps why artistic talent flocks here to study, live and create.
Cornwall-based photographer, Emma Griffin, specialises in fashion, bridal and portrait photography, travelling all over the county with her creative team to find the best shots.
Here, Emma gives us her top five shoot locations in Cornwall.
1. TREBAH GARDENS, MAWNAN SMITH
What I love most about Trebah Gardens is that no matter what time of year you go, there’s always a beautiful spot to shoot. Trebah seems to be made up of a series of mini worlds, making each shoot completely different. I could spend a whole day there wandering through each area of the garden, from the tropical paradise, all the way down to the little beach at the bottom and back again.
2. BOCONNOC HOUSE AND GARDENS, LOSTWITHIEL
Down two miles of private roads, Boconnoc feels as though it’s in the middle of nowhere. It’s an amazing wedding location with beautiful styling inside; think enormous painted staircases and chandeliers. As a country estate, there’s also lots of outdoor space and walks.
3. KENNALL VALE WOODS, PONSANOOTH
Kennall Vale Woods are tucked out of the way in Ponsanooth and it feels like a secret world. Now a nature reserve that’s part of the Cornwall Wildlife Trust, it’s actually an old granite gunpowder mill and the flooded quarry, rivers and abandoned buildings make photo shoots there really interesting. There’s also a lot of moss, which I love on camera.
4. TREREIFE HOUSE AND GARDENS, PENZANCE
Two words: Pink Bedroom. This room is so popular and I’ve done so many shoots there, but it is a fantastic backdrop to showcase bridal gowns and glamour. An 18th century manor house, Trereife House (pronounced: Treeve) is a perfect wedding location and a beautiful place to shoot.
5. GYLLY BEACH AND GARDENS, FALMOUTH
The garden at Gyllyngvase Beach may only be small, but you can go from palms, to quaint little daisies, to desert, all in one space. I love Gylly beach as well and when the shoot is finished, the café is amazing.