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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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Engagement photos | Lucy & Ciaran | South Wales photography

Lucy & Ciaran had their engagement photos recently. We headed to the castle ruins sand dunes close to the coast which was lush, open. The vast open blue skies made an appearance. Towards the end of the session, as we were walking back we experienced a first for us all, a white rainbow. That was pretty cool!   They were both really nervous ahead of their engagement photos, especially the photography on the day of their wedding which is at The Bear Hotel in Cowbridge. The pre-wedding photo session really helps to relax the couple and Lucy & Ciaran were no exception

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Planning your wedding | Advice from wedding suppliers

Planning your wedding is exciting right but there's so much to know and look through. By now you've booked your wedding photographer (woo!), you've secured your dream venue, there are still other suppliers to book. A dress, Cake, stationery to name but a few. Planning your wedding can be stressful and confusing where it doesn't need to be. Here are several suppliers who are here, from cake maker, dress supplier and evening entertainment to help you plan your dream wedding with their own advice!   Wedding Planner - Zoe Binning   "As a wedding planner, I see couples make the same mistakes as I’m called

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Wedding photography South Wales & Destination wedding ’17 Review

  Well, that just blew my socks off! Have you ever had that moment where a little laugh of confidence and achievement is let out when you think you could never achieve something… That’s what I’ve just done looking back and reflecting on my wedding photography over this stupidly awesome year! Too many ‘inspirational’ quotes to call out right now. Some of which carried me through the year, hung proudly on my wall to give the sometimes needed motivation. Ultimately I’ve proven all the naysayers wrong, including myself. It’s a huge “whoop”, fist pump to the air moment. To leave my comfortable,

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Sophie & Simon | St Fagans pre-wedding photo shoot

The gardens and museum of St Fagans set the backdrop to this wonderful pre-wedding photo shoot of Sophie & Simon in Autumn. I met them towards the end of the day, hoping for stunning low winter sun but that wasn't meant to be! So we found some awesome colours amongst the gardens instead.   The pre-wedding photo shoot isn't the most relaxing or natural thing to do. Both Simon and Sophie warmed up quickly in front of the camera and appeared to forget I was there at times. It's a perfect opportunity to feel comfortable ahead of your wedding day and this

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What to wear for a pre-wedding photo shoot

Ok so you've just booked you pre-wedding photo shoot. Panic sets in and now you're thinking what on earth to wear for the engagement session right? Just like any event or arrangement, planning what to wear is sometimes a burden and frustrating task. What to wear for your pre-wedding photo shoot is the guide you need!     So what to wear for your pre-wedding photo shoot?   Usually, the session takes place around 6 months before the wedding. I’m often asked what is best to wear for the engagement photo shoot. It’s great to question it because you’re going to be on camera! The guide

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Daniella & Alex | Engagement photo shoot | Brecon

Daniella & Alex invited me along to their favourite place for their engagement photo shoot. Hidden in the Brecon Beacons National Park and surrounded by autumnal colours and dense woodland. What a perfect location! We walked around the forest, under the canopy of leaves with the faint light breaking through. I absolutely love the woodland, the inner kid in me comes out and my exploration continues. Daniella & Alex were a little nervous to begin with which is absolutely normal, how often do you have a camera pointing in your direction?! I relaxed them during our walk by talking about

Amy & Gareth | Gower Engagement photo shoot | South Wales Wedding

I joined Amy & Gareth for their Gower engagement photo shoot at the start of October. The weather turned, autumn crisp winds over the cliffs and a low sun set the backdrop for their session. I learned of the couples first date at Rhossili and how their relationship was set from there! Walking along the cliff, brushing past the golden grass clasping onto the rocks. Amy & Gareth weren't phased at all and loved every moment. Holding each other, laughing and ultimately being super cheesy together - That's what it's all about.   Loved watching them doing their thing and expressing their

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Sorrento wedding | Natalie & James | Destination wedding in Italy

Natalie & James had their Sorrento wedding in September. Sorrento is a beautiful coastal fishing town. Overlooked by steep mountains coated by vast olive tree groves on a small western peninsular of Italy. The town sitting on cliffs overlooking North to the Tyrrhenian Sea, shadowed by the figure of Vesuvius in the distance. Their Sorrento wedding was set over three different locations around the peninsular. Joining Natalie and her bridesmaids in the mountains, with vast views north from the bridal suite at Hotel Prestige. It wasn't long before 2 hours had passed and we were en route to the ceremony setting. It's times like

Humble By Nature Farm wedding Monmouth

Humble By Nature Farm, Monmouth wedding photography | Sian & Paul

A Farm wedding is enough to put many off with the idea of animals and mud but Sian & Pauls wedding on the Humble by Nature farm in Monmouth was the perfect setting! A beautifully decorated and arranged venue only accepting a handful of wedding per year due to being a working farm. The small ceremony room in a stunning renovated barn conversion with beautiful gardens created to the side. I found Sian & Paul each finalizing the last touches to their very personal wedding, they had decorated the lambing shed with plenty of hessian and fairy lights, seating arrangements, of course,

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Welsh St Donats & Holm House wedding photography | Cecily & Jamie

Welsh St Donats & Holm House was the most perfect setting for the wedding of Cecily & Jamie in September. Having met Cecily & Jamie over a year ago. We instantly got on and laughed and chatted through the whole initial meeting, a recipe for success for sure! Meeting and catching up once again for their pre-wedding photo shoot in the Vale of Glamorgan which you can see here. On the morning of the wedding, I joined Cecily and the bridesmaids at her parents home in the Vale of Glamorgan. The girls already in turn as I arrived having their make-up

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De Courceys South Wales wedding photography | Emma & Mike

  De Courceys wedding venue hosted the most awesome wedding of Emma & Mike in August. The sun was shining and the day couldn't have been any better. I joined Emma at the hair salon surrounded by her bridesmaids (and bridesman) along with ladies in her family. Having their hair and make-up done before heading back to the house to don their dresses ahead of the wedding. Between the salon and Emma's preperations I visited Mike, the groom at his parent home. Already dressed and finding calm with his parents and grooms men by sharing YouTube videos and joking around. Mike didn't

Celtic Manor Wedding venue for pre-wedding photoshoot of Scarlet Chris

Celtic Manor wedding | Engagement photo shoot | Scarlet & Chris

The Celtic Manor wedding venue played host to the engagement photo shoot of Scarlet & Chris at the weekend. The weather was fair and breezy until the rain came in, unexpectedly. As you can tell after we had to run for the trees to hide. They were both super nervous and wasn't sure what to expect. I quickly put them both at ease and we had a good catch up about their wedding. Having recently changed venues from The King Arthur in Gower to the Cockridge Hall in Leeds we had plenty to talk about. With Chris being from Leeds and Scarlet

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Ogmore pre-wedding photo shoot | Bryony & James

Bryony & James met me last week for their Ogmore pre-wedding photo shoot ahead of their wedding in October. Loving the idea of a coastal feel to their images mixed with lush green gardens. Ogmore was the perfect location! Being very nervous I relaxed them by walking around for a little getting to know them a little more, we eased them in gently and before they know it they rocked it! The winds gusty and sea choppy we were in for some raw and windswept images, my vision didn't dissapoint. We got upclose to the crashing waves (at a safe distance)

Thoresby Hall wedding fireworks in July

Thoresby Riding Hall wedding | Hollie & Steve | UK Wedding photographer

Thoresby Hall wedding venue was the perfect setting for Hollie & Steves wedding! Although there was a little rain forecast overall it was beautiful! I joined Hollie and her excited bridesmaids in the Best Western hotel where they were already getting stuck in having their hair and make-up done. The bride, Hollie finalising her speech and wedding cards to read out during their reception. Bridesmaids looking over their album of images since the couple first met and overall enjoying the build up ahead of 'The Broom' wedding. St John's Church hosted the ceremony. It's pristine stone, cathedral like ceremony hall and

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Charlotte & Steve | Symonds Yat pre-wedding | Gloucester Wedding

Symonds Yat was a perfect meeting place for the pre-wedding photo shoot of Charlotte & Steve. The sun was shining and not a cloud to cast a shadow on the vast landscapes surrounding. There was a lot of people and they embraced that perfectly. Clearly everyone wanted to visit the same place, on the same day! We began just by chatting and catching up with their recent wedding plans and cycling talk. Steve and I bumped into each other at the recent Velothon cycle race which was great! He of course was much faster and therefore finished ahead of me. 20

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Hollie & Steve | Pre-wedding photo shoot | Dyffryn Gardens

Dyffryn Gardens was the setting for Hollie & Steve for their pre-wedding photo shoot. They decided on a garden landscape to mirror that of their amazing venue, Thoresby Hall in Nottingham. This was also the first time that we met in person, having Skype'd eachother before hand. Hollie & Steve were a little nervous to begin with but soon put at ease in the comfort of Steve's, debatably funny jokes! As we walked around the gardens, I got to learn of the couples plans for their wedding day. Fireworks, Sparklers, a bride speech and an incredible venue! I was getting very