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South Wales Wedding Blog.

Here you’ll find South Wales wedding photography highlight blogs from recent weddings I’ve documented and captured. There’s also engagement photo session blogs, helpful wedding planning blogs and lots of useful information – The support and guides you really need to ahead of your big day!

 I share almost all weddings I photograph on my blog. I want to show you how I approach and photograph weddings through the day. Giving you a perfect idea of how your day will look through your gallery at your potential wedding venue. Welcome to take inspiration from the weddings too!

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Ashton Court Bristol wedding photography photo session of couple in meadow

Ashton Court, Bristol pre-wedding photography | Jennie & Will

Jennie & Will had their Bristol pre-wedding photography session at the weekend at Ashton Court. What a location! Set on the borders of Somerset and Bristol overlooking Clifton, this place just perfect for a photo session! Jennie & Will and I met by the entrance and instantly got straight to it. We discussed their wedding plans and the time since they booked me back in October. Will mentioned that he's pretty much happily been in the backseat during the whole process as Jennie took full control of the plans - Sounding awesome by the way and I'm very much looking forward

Spring wedding on Lake in Cardiff | Caz & David

Caz & David had their Canada Lodge & Lake Wedding photography last weekend! The sun was shining all day, the smell of fresh cut grass and the perfumed scent of flowers in the air. I arrived at Caz's parents home where the bride was getting ready along with her bridesmaids. I always enjoy visiting couples homes as I really get to see their life story by means of timeless pictures of the family growing up, decorated proudly on the walls around their home. Caz & I were in Air cadets together around our teens so it was an honor to be asked

Buckland Hall pre-wedding photo session in field of Daffodils

Elle & Chris | Buckland Hall pre-wedding photography

Elle & Chris had their Buckland hall pre-wedding photography recently and it was the first time meeting too. Due to them living in Nottingham they booked almost all of their wedding based on recommendations! Thank you to Queens Florist for that. :) We met at a foggy and damp Buckland hall and got straight into it! It's not often you get a couple in front of the camera that just does everything you're thinking without prompt. Usually most couples, naturally feel awkward displaying such 'PDA' but not Elle & Chris. They wanted the world to know! Taking full advantage of the bank of

Penarth pre-wedding photography session with couple cuddling on pier

Penarth pre-wedding photography | Rhiannon & Phil

Penarth Pier was the perfect place for Rhiannon & Phil's Penarth pre-wedding photography. We met fairly early so that they had the place to themselves without many onlookers. It was fairly cold and lightly overcast, slight comparison to the sunrise picturesque background I'd envisioned. Non the less Phil held Rhiannon to keep her warm and we had a bit of a catch-up since we met last when they inquired several months prior. Rhi expressed how nervous she was so we tucked ourselves under the pier out of the way to warm them up for more 'PDA'. As we walked onto the pier

Coed y Mwstwr Wedding photography in spring with bride & Groom

Coed y Mwstwr Wedding photography | Rhian & Mark

Rhian & Mark had their Coed y Mwstwr wedding photography recently and what a wedding it was! Coed y Mwstwr is perfect for a wedding, the stunning venue is nestled amongst a small welsh woodland. Spring in full form with freshly bloomed flower beds of daffodils overlooking the vale. Perfect for Rhian & Marks wedding day.The weather was perfect and everyone was in such great spirits. I met Rhian with her bridesmaids as they were each having their hair and makeup donned for the bridal prep at the venue. The weather was perfect and everyone was in such great spirits. I met

Bryngarw wedding photography of sparklers in March

Emma & Aled | Bryngarw House Wedding photography, South Wales

Emma & Aled's Bryngarw House wedding photography highlights are here! I've been looking forward to their wedding since they booked me way back in December 2016! Forecasts for the week was showing snow! I was like a child at christmas but the bride, less so. All I could think about was the epic snow covered backdrops. It's not often a white wedding happens, let alone to be lucky enough to photograph it.   There were some difficulties in the morning arriving at the venue with some guests a little snowed in. But the day was going ahead as planned! Emma arrived with

Caz david pre wedding canada lodge summer wedding

Pre-wedding photo session | Caz & David | South Wales

Caz & David had their pre-wedding photo session over the weekend ahead of their wedding at Canada Lodge & Lake. They decided on a very secluded woodland walk which they introduced me to right there. I've never visited been and can't understand how I haven't been already. I think I've now found my new walking place.   They were no exception to the nerves and awkwardness that each couple experiences on their pre-wedding photo session. I mean, how often do you turn your PDA dial to 100%?! Caz & David got straight into it, laughing loads and having a great time. They brought

Castell Noch pre-wedding in woods

Castell Coch pre-wedding photography | Abi & Chris

Abi & Chris joined me for their Castell Coch Pre-wedding photography at the weekend. Ahead of their wedding at Canada Lodge in August, it was a perfect opportunity while visiting home to hold the engagement photo session. Both Abi & Chris expressed they weren't the best in front of the camera and Abi often seen blinking. We started by breaking the ice and having a nice chat and catch up before getting straight to it. Castell Coch is surrounded by stunning tall trees and incredible views so it was great to have the couple placed amongst the surroundings as they did

Summer wedding in Swansea captured by wedding photographer

Wedding planning | Ultimate guide to a perfect day | Updated for 2020

What to expect when you're wedding planning. How about sunshine, everything going to plan and people arriving on time? Of course this all would be perfect. But have you thought about - What if things might not all work out how you had planned? The wedding planning guide is a perfect companion and great read to help polish the finer details. Giving you suggestions that you may not have already thought about.     Does your wedding plans have a weather check?   Planned for rain? Please factor this in during your wedding planning process. Many don't and pray for the weather gods to grant permanent

Gower pre-wedding photo session

Gower pre-wedding photo session, South Wales | Liz & Gareth

Liz had her Birthday last week and received the gift of a Gower pre-wedding photo session for her and her fiancé Gareth. Their wedding in July, set in their garden at home close to Swansea which was sounding pretty amazing the more they explained.   We arranged for the pre-wedding session to be held at Rhossili, Gower which is a pretty epic location. Liz had seen Amy & Gareth's engagement shoot on the blog there and decided it was the best location! They brought their Labrador Bella too who was a little over 1. She was great, i'm a huge fan of

Celtic Manor pre-wedding photo session of couple on golf course in love

Celtic Manor pre-wedding photo session | Amy & Scott | South Wales wedding photographer

Amy & Scott had their Celtic Manor pre-wedding photo session this weekend. The same venue as their wedding in June, in far nicer conditions. That being said, the instant the session was over, it rained! Both Amy & Scott were a little conscious about being in front of the camera - it's not natural for anyone so it's ok to feel a little awkward. We talked a little about the wedding and the joked and laughed to ease them in slowly. Amy & I use to work in the same organisation (before I turned full time photography) and it's how

The Bear Hotel Wedding portraits of bride and groom in window

Bear Hotel Wedding photography, South Wales | Lucy & Ciaran

The Bear Hotel Wedding venue hosted the big day of Lucy & Ciaran in February on a very crisp, sunshine filled day! Perfect for a winter wedding! I arrived at Lucy & Ciarans home where the bridal preparations were being held, with Ciaran getting ready a few streets away, where I visited a little later. The girls were in top spirits and super excited to get the day started. Hair and Make-up being finalized and dressed about to be worn. I headed over to see the groomsmen

Engagement photo session with couple holding each other smiling

Porthcawl Engagement photo session | Emma & Aled | South Wales photography

Ahead of Emma & Aled getting married in March, they had their engagement photo session at Porthcawl. This finally was realized after 3 failed attempts due to poor weather. There was no stopping them this time! Emma & Aled having met at school and have stayed together since, their chemistry still as fresh as when they first met with plenty of messing around, laughing and total fun together! Thankfully we dodged the weather and captured some fantastic moments of them along the lighthouse and beach. It rained just as we got back to the car, talk about timing! Aled being openly

Brecon Pre-wedding photo shoot with couple in the snow by lake

Karys & Seb | Brecon Pre-wedding photo shoot

The 'Beast from the East' struck the day we had scheduled to hold Karys & Seb's picturesque Brecon pre-wedding photo shoot. Thankfully we postponed and waited out the gales until the weather settled. The roads still a little treacherous, Seb picked me up in his 4x4 at the point i dared not go any further. We headed to the spot I'd picked out. A stunning vista of mountains, frozen waterfalls and snow-kissed hills. Karys, the bride to be wanting some special photos, they brought their 'A-Game!' Karys wearing a wind catching dress with Seb comforting her. Creating an epic scene, and somewhat one from

Bryngarw house wedding photography of couple married on walk in park

Bryngarw House Wedding photographer South Wales | Becky & Nick

Bryngarw House wedding venue set the scene for Becky & Nick's special day in February. The venue full of character in it's rich wooden decor and stone walls, surrounded by stunning woodland of which we used a little later for their portraits. The weather was showing -2 and not a cloud in sight, at least it was dry! With Becky getting ready at the venue surrounded by her bridesmaids with Nick at his parents home arriving shortly later in the morning the day was beginning to unfold.   The morning rapidly passing. Bridesmaids donned on their dresses while Becky the bride, having

Pre-wedding photo session in the woodlands close to Coed y Mwstwr wedding venue

Cassie & Gareth | Pre-wedding photo shoot | Llantrisant, South Wales

Cassie & Gareth had their pre-wedding photo session recently at the local woodland, close to their wedding venue, Coed-y-Mwstwr where they get married in the Spring. Sadly, we had to re-arrange their session due to miserable weather. Thankfully though, the week later it was glorious golden light at times which you can see makes an appearance a few times in the images! They were total pros, although they'll tell you otherwise! The couple laughed, jokes and talked all about movies which were great. Particularly Star Wars which we're all huge fans of. Cassie & Gareth got some pretty epic moments from their pre-wedding photo session