A luxury Summer wedding at Sant Ffraed House, a wedding venue in Abergavenny, surrounded by rolling hills, and endless golden sunsets...
I’m Lewis! I’m a South Wales based wedding photographer.
Completely focusing on the moments that matter most to you. I aim to capture your wedding celebrations in the rolling hills of Abergavenny. I love to get stuck right into the heart of the moment and document the emotion throughout the day.
I’ve created this page to share with you some of the recent wedding photography at Sant Ffraed House. Hopefully I can be a part of the wedding plans at Sant Ffraed House, Abergavenny, and help you to realise your vision for your special day throughout the planning process and on your special day.
Time and time again couples shout about how much I’ve been able to help them to see their vision for their day, keeping in touch with each couple throughout the booking process. Being more than a one day service, it’s also the journey that matters.
This luxury venue – Sant Ffraed House, prises itself on its superb location, breathtaking views of the surrounding hills and their first class service at their other venues, Fairyhill and Oldwalls. The venue overlooks a lake and a small chapel on the grounds adding to an even more incredible backdrop to your wedding day.
Sant Ffraed House is situated in one of the most stunning parts of Wales, the fringes of the Brecon Beacons. A perfect surrounding which will create the most epic and magical wedding photography to remember, Full panoramic scenes of the sunset at the venue are also fantastic which you can also view while you enjoy your reception in the K-Room.
My approach on a wedding day is to encapsulate this beauty that the venue has to offer and create a wedding gallery that leaves everyone downloading and looking back time and time again. I’ll be there to document your guests and you, all day. No posing and no cheesy poses… Just pure natural, relaxed and great fun celebrating the best days of your lives.
The 18th-century Georgian mansion in Monmouthshire is able to host up to 150 guests allowing you to enjoy the company of all of your friends and family throughout the day, allowing 36 guests to stay overnight too.
The luxury and exclusive grade 2 listed country house is full of character, oozes quality throughout and makes you want to get married there every weekend. With your ceremony being hosted in the mansion or on the terrace area, your reception and evening reception hosted within the luxury bar area and K-room, all overlooking the lake and shares views of the Abergavenny mountains.
Having had the pleasure of photographing here several times over a few years, I can say that it really is one of the finest venues to host your wedding all year round. Just take a look at some of the wedding photography I’ve captured to see for yourselves.
In a nutshell, if you want 10 hours of coverage by me, that would cost you £1990. If you’d like your wedding to be documented with no time limits or an album there are also other packages to suit too!
You can request my brochure and I’ll get back to you within a couple of hours, no more.
In all honesty, my style is mostly documentary, relaxed and sometimes ‘modern’ or editorial. Anything goes – My style is adaptable!
What’s important is to capture what’s in front of me; which is a couple and their very important people. A wedding is always changing through the day, I need to too. What I certainly won’t do is whisk you away for ages having photos, it’s just not how the day should be. I’ll keep it brief and enjoyable, the right amount!
That being said, my coverage and editing is incredibly consistent and you can browse my recent work below.
Sant Ffraed House is an 18th Century Georgian mansion. It has been full restored and updated to a luxury high end wedding venue which looks incredible. But rolling back the clock, the history of the building is not as well documented.
However, it use to be used as a nursing home and even a boarding school before being turned into a private residence. In the late 2000’s, it became a hotel and the first hint of a wedding venue.
Since the pandemic, the new owners, The Oldwalls Collection, had a vision and carefully restored and upgraded the mansion retaining many of its original features to what you see it is today.
Oh absolutely! I’ve photographed at Sant Ffraed House over a dozen times in 2022 & 2023. I can also meet you at the venue if schedules allow to walk around with you too if that’s something you’d like.
I work closely with the venue and recommend suppliers to give you the best service and coverage of your wedding day. I enjoy returning each month, and looking forward to documenting your wedding there too!
Sure you can. My priority will be documenting what’s important to you, all egos aside. My aim is to be fluid and react to the energy and unique moments throughout the day and do my best to capture your vision too.
While I suggest a short list pointing out important people which I’ll capture as part of the formal portraits, I ask you to trust me to lean on my 8 years of professional experience to capture almost all of your guests candidly as you know them without adding extra pressure for anyone throughout the day.
Many photographers are happy to take a short list request and input from the couple to help understand the priorities of the day, just ask!
If it rains on your wedding day, it’s ok. There’s nothing you can do to control the weather, you must simply embrace it. If it rains during your reception you’ll find that everyone will get together and celebrate and socialise together creating a larger atmosphere and excitement.
But what about pictures outside? Well, there’s a few options, you can get wet for a few minutes, you could both have a rainbow, plain white or clear umbrella and go for a brief walk, or hide under the large trees and use them as shelter. If it really is throwing it down, Sant Ffraed House has an abundance of character and features indoors to maximise your portraits together, you’ll hardly notice by the end. Focusing on why you’re there, getting married is all that matters.
Did you know rain on your wedding day is a sign of good luck? It’s because when a wet knot is tied, it becomes harder to undo than a dry rope.
Professional wedding photography is incredibly important to think about for your wedding day. A professional photographer can get the absolute best from each moment of the day, finding beautiful and incredible scenes with little time and limited options. I believe you really should find the maximum budget possible as your photos are the only documentation of your day as you look back for decades to come.
They can document and curate your story, focusing on the important moments and knowing exactly where to be and when, anticipating events throughout the day in an unobtrusive way.
Your images will be professionally backed-up, curated and edited to ensure consistency in the ‘brightness’ and tone of your gallery, straightening the horizon and removing small blemishes, all of this takes a lot of time, experience and knowledge. Please remember to request to see insurance documents from the supplier.
Want to know how I’d approach your wedding day?