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So you’re getting married!

Helping you plan your wedding photography

Your guide to a perfect wedding


Congratulations! You’ve said yes! You’ve set the date and now you are in full swing of wedding planning your super awesome wedding! As I want you to enjoy your wedding as much as I’ll enjoy photographing it, I’ve put together a group of helpful and useful guides to help you get the best wedding photography… They include what to wear for a pre-wedding photo shoot, top ten tips for seating guests etc and suggestions and other useful bits to help you during the planning of your wedding.

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    Top wedding photography | Summary 2023

    Top wedding photographers review of 2023 image captures around South Wales & Cotswolds region. Highlighting my favourite moments between people....

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    Top 5 new wedding venues in South Wales | Updated 2023

    The biggest step you’re going to take during your wedding planning process is booking one of the many wedding venues in South Wales. It’s important to take your time to think about what’s best for you and your guests… The guide helps you with some of the latest wedding venues in......

  • Best wedding photography in South Wales and Cardiff

    Best wedding photography 2018 – Retrospective

    Here we are again, the annual round up of just some of my favourite and best wedding photography from 2018. It’s been a very busy year and it’s been heck of a journey so far! ...

  • Formal group photos at a wedding | Do we need them?

    OK, so i’m not going to go on about what shots you should have… It takes enough time to shout out the roll call on the day as it is. Hopefully this guide can help you to understand which formal group photos you should have. ...

  • Confetti thrown over couple during their Swansea wedding photography

    How to plan your wedding day timeline

    How do I plan my wedding timeline? – Panic? Nope, read on! You’ve got one day! You’ll want to make sure every second counts on your wedding day, so it’s crucial to get your timings and wedding day timeline spot on!   Updated for 2024   There’s no wedding day......

  • Bride and groom hold each other with sunset behind at Shustoke Barn wedding photography

    Wedding planning | Ultimate guide to a perfect day | Updated for 2023

    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......

  • Bride and groom kissing during sparkler exit at the front of St Tewdrics front door.

    Wedding sparklers at your wedding

    Wedding sparklers are always a feast for the eye! Especially as a wedding photographer. If you’ve planned to include a ‘sparkler send-off’ in the schedule, fantastic, you should read on… Sparklers are absolutely great fun and your guests should sure enjoy it, not to mention you as the wedding couple....

  • Supplier at wedding at Elmore Court

    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......

  • 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......

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    Why you should consider having an un-plugged wedding

    Having photographed many weddings already over the last few years including several un-plugged wedding. I was once asked by a wedding guest, who may I add, firmly grasping her iPad with the camera app open asked “Can I stand in front of you to take a photo quickly with my......

  • Bride and groom in Penarth during their South Wales wedding

    Why do wedding photographers charge so much?

    The “wedding photography cost isn’t cheap” phrase is so over heard, but, the returned value is far more than you can imagine, more than any other part of your wedding. Something you might not be sure on – What do you actually get for your money?...

  • 10 rules to perhaps share with your wedding guests

    To ensure your wedding guests are well behaved and know exactly what side of the line to stay on there is a top 10 for you to perhaps share with them to ensure all guests walk way with a good guest sticker!...

  • 10 Questions to ask when considering wedding venues

    You’ve begun to consider where you’d like to get married; Wedding venues in Cotswolds and South Wales all offer something different and no two venues are the same… These are the questions you should consider asking at whilst considering wedding venues....

  • Questions to ask your wedding venue

    How to seat your guests at your wedding

    Figuring out where your guests at your wedding are going to sit is one of the biggest parts of your planning, get it wrong and you have some unhappy guests, get it right and you have barrels of laughter and a happy guest list! Would Uncle John be happy next to......

  • How to give a perfect best man speech

    Jitters, butterflies what about panicking? Does this sound like the feelings you’re experiencing while you think and prepare for your best man speech? Don’t panic, it will be all good, whatever you do don’t panic! Here’s a step by step guide on planning and writing your perfect toast to the newly crowned married couple…......

I hope that you have found something of interest and helpful for your wedding. By sharing my knowledge of many years I hope to make sure we can plan for the best experience for your wedding day!


If you are planning your wedding and are yet to book your South Wales wedding photographer, please get in touch. I would love to check if I am available for your wedding!

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