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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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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 session of Cassie & Gareth in Llantrisant Woodland

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

white rainbow during their engagement photos and wedding in February

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

Canada Lodge wedding photography in Cardiff of couple with sparklers

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

Wedding photography South Wales

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,

St fagans pre-wedding photo shoot

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

What to do now you're engaged with a photo of a engaged couple at a wedding venue

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 a frustrating task. What to wear for your pre-wedding photo shoot is the only guide you need!   Updated for 2021     So what to wear for your pre-wedding photo shoot?   Usually, the session takes place around 6 months before the wedding in a location of your choice within South Wales. I’m often asked what is best to wear for the engagement photo shoot.

engagement photo shoot brecon south wales wedding photographer

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

Sorrento wedding in italy

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,

So you're getting married - wedding planning

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