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2005

Teddy's first day

Need to alter all the fonts on here. Suggest mapping out on paper what we can say. 

Ideally we’re trying to reassure growth and continued excellent customer support 🙂

2011

12000 Pics taken

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2018

Sarah Joined

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2008

Some more pictures

2009

Rescued a seal

2014

Dolphins breached

2017

Contact

The Day That offers such a stunning, unique and timeless gift that’s especially appealing to newlyweds and new parents. How on earth did you start such a crazy idea? 

The Day That concept was born on the same day as Teddy back in 2000. Teddy’s first day was beautiful. One of those optimistic spring days when the sky is brilliantly blue and the light picks out everything to perfection. Feeling inspired by the concept and connection of that specific day, a professional framed and personalised photograph was presented to Teddy’s parents, our friends.

They loved it. Their family and friends saw the picture, and word started to spread. Initially called “My First Day”, the business officially launched on mid-summer’s Day in 2005. I figured if I could handle getting up on the longest day of the year the other 364 days would be easy! 

And what happened next, how did you launch the brand?

That morning, ‘The Day That’ began taking photographs of the sunrise, and we have taken photographs in the Westcountry every day since then. That’s what we now curate – a unique library of days. We are the only photographers in the UK to do this, we have every sunrise and dramatic dawn going back to 2005 (with a couple of exceptions but we are only human). 

The brand kindof took off, mainly relying on word of mouth from happy customers. Since the very beginning customer delight has been at the heart of everything we do. I think we only had one refund requested last year, and that was for a photo taken in amongst 60mph winds so Tobi tried to get some lovely dramatic long exposure photos, which we loved, but the customer didn’t.  I’m not sure what else we could have done on the day to be honest given the conditions, and we do try and authentically capture a realistic moment in time with minimal post-processing. 

When I look at the variety of dawn pictures you curate it’s an amazing library of images that are authentic, meaningful and shareworthy. How did you connect so emotionally with your customers?

The story of The Day That symbolises the very emotion the beginning of a new day evokes. Everyone can think of their special day – a point in time where their life changed. It sounds dramatic, but there are simple changes in life worth remembering – it’s a pause against a point in time – time to reflect and recall, remember, reminisce and rejoice!

Our beautiful photographs can be personalised to any occasion with a message of the customer’s choice. It adds that extra sentiment and memory of their special day and can help to illustrate the impact that day had on their life, or that of a loved one. We feel so privileged to share a tiny part of the precious moments that are being immortalised by our customers. Every day we get to help share the love and it makes us all feel very gooey inside! What we’ve learnt over the years is that every day is different. Every day brings its own unique beauty and cause for celebration. 

We all know people love a good sunrise but what happens on the gloomier days – you know the ones when normal people stay under the covers? 

Ha! A good question indeed, there have certainly been a good amount of rainy days! The simple answer is that we go out and do what we’re trained to do – capture the beauty of a new day dawning. The team are trained to adapt as the dawn unfolds – they take around 100 pictures each morning and never know if that threatening raincloud might unleash on them or cover the horizon completely. They don’t know if the first picture may be their best. They don’t know if the skies will open up for a a brief few seconds and allow a flood of light to come through. They shoot long-exposure photos to capture wave movement and reflections in the wet sand. The team are so talented and whatever they capture turns out to be an amazing printed gift for someone’s special day. There’s no sign of the sun on my children’s birthdays or our wedding day either, but their all special and treasured mementos of those special moments in time. 

We have all been battered by the elements over the years, but come back to warm up with a cup of tea and agree that it’s still such a special time of day and we’re so privileged to be one of the few people witnessing and capturing the new dawn breaking. 

Cornish mist and drizzle (or as we call it mizzle) can do-one though! It can be so challenging to shoot in these conditions when you have to wipe the lens every few seconds, but they still turn out to be lovely prints. 

I do recall you saying that the beach can get busy at times, I can’t imagine many people make it out for sunrise regularly? 

We do notice that on the nice days especially autumn and spring when the sunrise time is late, colours are good and the forecast is favourable there are often a few people out on the beach doing the same thing for personal / professional reasons. It can get a bit busy or you find there’s someone else in your favourite spot, but you just roll with it and have a nice chat or offer advice to anyone who asks. Sarah however prefers the beach to herself so will often carve out her territory and get to work. You don’t want to mess with Sarah at 5am! 

Why have you chosen West Cornwall specifically St Ives for most of your photos? 

It’s the light! That’s what invariably strikes people who come to St Ives. The sand is golden the sea is pristine and aqua in colour. The special quality of light has drawn painters to this area since the beginning of the nineteenth century. The area is bathed in a soft, romantic glow that makes everything look perfect. 

Also being based in Carbis Bay originally meant we didn’t have too far to go in the mornings when the alarm goes off at 03:30am! We do have access to some great East facing locations to capture those dramatic sunrises. 

What does a normal day look like for you? Do you go back to bed? What else do you get up to after a shoot? 

Everyone on the team has their own routines. Some do go for a nap, others just plough on and try to finish early that day. I like to try and shift the decks wherever possible but will usually have a wetsuit in the car and a board on the roof and if time allows then I’ll jump in the sea to properly wake up. 

That said there’s plenty to be doing to get the images shortlisted and back to Kieran who usually does the edit. He then reduces them down into the best handful and checks thoroughly for any dust spots or photobombing seagulls / dogs, which will likely get airbrushed out if they ruin the image, but generally there’s minimal manipulation that needs doing to the images before they go up for sale. 

The rest of the day is spent processing orders and dealing with our lovely customers. We always love hearing from them, because they’ve often got a special story to tell and need a special gift. 

And finally you must have seen some funny things at dawn over the last 14 years? 

Ha yes we have, and some are probably a bit too risque for this interview (imagine couples being ‘disturbed’ in the dunes) but we’ve shot over 5000 dawns now and that’s an incredible feat in itself. Over the years we’ve seen and rescued many seals, dolphins, bumped into late night revellers, seen way too many skinny dippers, and had the odd dog run up to try and piddle on the tripod! 
Sarah’s been down to the beach an hour early before when the clocks went back, Kieran’s turned up at the beach without a memory card, Gav’s done a shoot in his dressing gown (he slept in accidentally and was worried he’d missed the sunrise), Jordan’s been chased off by a load of drunks, cameras have been dropped in the sea… the list goes on. We’ve all had near misses with rogue waves and taken our fair share of soakings or dicey moments, but lived to tell the tales and can laugh about it afterwards. It’s still the most special time of day. 

 

Teddy's first day

Go Bespoke Copy to keep: 

Handwriting on the mount style (to match orders pre-2014):

This was formally phased out in 2014 but does get requested from time to time. We’re more than happy to source and personalise a matching product. There will be a small additional fee added to your order to cover the additional studio and handling time. Please send us your request and we will get back to you shortly. 

Digital inscription on the mount style (to match orders pre-2019):

This range was formally phased out in 2019 but we understand how customers may want to match something from before. Suppliers had become overly expensive and were unable to keep up with range expansion. There will be a small additional fee added to your order to cover the additional studio and handling time. Please send us your request and we will get back to you shortly. 

Wallpaper / large format printing: 

Imagine if you could create something totally unique using that special image on a special wall in your home? We can offer a completely bespoke home interiors service. Turn our unique image into your own custom wallpaper. Please send us your request and we will get back to you shortly with a bespoke price. 

Print your own photo: 

New for 2019 we are trialling the ability to use our personalisation system with your photos. We’ve printed and personalised group family shots, engagement photos, baby pictures, and even self-taken pictures of a 3am Swedish sunrise before (packaged up in an Ikea frame to match)There will be a small additional fee added to your order to cover additional studio and processing time. Please send us your request and we will get back to you shortly. 

Multi aperture: 

New for 2019 is our multi aperture trial – allowing you to have multiple dawns (or one dawn and one or more of your own pictures) in the same frame. There will be a small additional fee added to your order to cover additional studio and processing time. Please send us your request and we will get back to you shortly. 

Canvas: 

Did you know that if you add personalisation to a digital download the personalisation line will be printed onto the picture. This is perfect for canvases and other DIY products. If you’d like us to do it all for you that’s no problem at all. There will be a small additional fee added to your order to cover additional studio and processing time. Please send us your request and we will get back to you shortly. 

Acrylic / Metal / Wood prints: 

Did you know that if you add personalisation to a digital download the personalisation line will be printed onto the picture. This is perfect for acrylic and other DIY products. If you’d like us to do it all for you that’s no problem at all. There will be a small additional fee added to your order to cover additional studio and processing time. Please send us your request and we will get back to you shortly. 

Quirky personalisation:

We’ve added verses from the bible, typography, extra passages, and even allowed all the guests to personalise and sign a mount before at a wedding. Whatever your request it’s likely we can accommodate. There will be a small additional fee added to your order to cover additional studio and processing time. Please send us your request and we will get back to you shortly. 

 

"Claire and David’s wedding day"
"Claire and David’s wedding day"
"Claire and David’s wedding day"
"Claire and David’s wedding day"
"Claire and David’s wedding day"
"Claire and David’s wedding day"

There's still time to order for Christmas!

The cutoff for ordering any prints to arrive before Christmas has unfortunately now passed. You can still place orders but these will likely arrive early January. 

In a pickle or left it late? You can still order: 

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Wishing you a very Merry Christmas from all of us at The Day That :-)