Steve and Sharon's day was just awesome ! It was a hot, bright and sunny July's day which made for an excellent start for the couple's special day. I made my way straight to Norton House to capture Sharon and her bridal party preparing for the day ahead, whilst sneaking back and forth outside to capture the arrival of Steve and some guests. Following a beautiful service, we headed outside for some group shots before hitting the dunes of Swansea Bay for a few more pics of the couple. It was an absolutely fabulously relaxed day that really shines through in the pics. At the risk on rambling on, I'll let you check out the 100+ pics below which should give a good feel for how the day unfolded. Hope you guys like what you see, thanks for looking ...
Had an absolutely epic evening last night covering Emma and Anthony's Pre-Wedding Shoot. The sun just tucked in on the hottest day of the of 2019 to give some absolutely awesome soft light. Coupled with the reflected light from the sand it makes for some beautiful and evenly lit images.
Pre-shoots offer a really good opportunity for us to catch up before your wedding whilst delivering some beautiful images in the process. I tend to find that it most certainly relaxes couples ahead of their wedding as many people are rather fearful of having a camera pointed at them. This then gives me the opportunity to put you at ease by letting you see exactly how I work (in a chilled and relaxed way) and how I'm able to capture beautiful unforced images without the need for awkward and forceful poses. Anyhow I'm rambling on now !
I just couldn't resist sharing some of the images - I can't wait to shoot your day ... 6 weeks to go bring on Bryngarw House !!
I just don't know where to start explaining how Nic and Owain's big day went - it was an absolutely awesome day in every regard. 'Such great fun' would probably be the best way of describing - check the photos everyone was literally laughing and joking all day long - it was an absolute hoot ! I started off at Mansion House, Llansteffan (a beautiful venue with beautiful views) to capture Nic and her Bridal party getting ready for the day ahead. Meanwhile Jon, my second shooter on the day, headed straight to Jerusalem Chapel in Burry Port to get Owain and his grooms men arriving. Following a touching traditional welsh service, we all headed back to Mansion House for the reception. After a number of hilarious speeches the sun was lower n the sky and the light was much softer so we headed down to the nearby beach to get some portraits of the couple. Anyhow, at risk of continuing to ramble I'll let the pics speak for themselves - here's a 100+ which should give you a good idea of...
Ahhh ... Three Cliffs on the Gower, the second place my wife and I dated. What's not to like ? A cliff edge ruined castle overlooking one of the finest views in the UK, followed by a meandering downhill estuary walk to the beautiful three pointed jagged headland. Amazing ! An all the while I had the pleasure of Non and Josh's company just weeks before they tie the knot in May. As you can see, this totally relaxed and chilled couple had loads of fun - I can't wait to shoot your day ! I just had to share a few of the images - aside from the foliage, you'd never have guessed it was winter (the driving bitter wind gave it away to us when we were there). Anyhow - again can't wait to shoot your day - it's gonna be ace ...
So, I took some time out of 'wed-editing' - some say that October is to wedding photographers what April is to accountants. Glancing across at my motivational board - I can see that I have 7 weddings and 3 albums to deliver on, 3 more beautiful weddings before October is out and another 4 in November. Despite the pressing need to 'get-on-with-it' I'm taking most of this weekend off to help celebrate my Mam's 'big' birthday with a weekend of family time. My brother organised a surprise afternoon tea with our close family to celebrate at the Oxwich Bay Hotel - I thought to myself, I better take a camera - we don't often get together. I'm glad I did ! 20 minutes of walking the beach yielded these permanent reminders of the day. Taking pictures of family and friends is so important - sometimes as a photographer I forget quite how important my job actually is - in turning moments into permanent memories. Going through these pics makes my smile -...
Just had to share a few images from Rosie and Mike's pre-wedding shoot on the beach at Swansea Bay. It was a bitingly cold and windy January afternoon, but on the other hand the light was absolutely beautiful. We waited until 15:00 before starting the shoot to allow the sun time to dip a little in the sky and produce that beautiful golden light.
It was such a relaxed session, was great to get to the know them ahead of their day. Anyhow I'm rambling on now ! Here's a couple of frames from their session.
Hope you like what you see, thanks for looking ...
Bit of an announcement - Rach and I are getting married !
Having shot so many of your proposals and engagements I certainly didn't want to miss out on my own. Since we had such a fantastic time on holiday in Lanzarote I planned to return and propose at one of our most favourite places in all the world. This posed a problem - who was going to capture my engagement, particularly since I was doing it 2000 miles from home ? There was only one option - I'd have to do it myself.
When Rach asked me what I'd like for Christmas I asked her to ask Santa for an ultra-light Manfrotto Travel Tripod secretly knowing exactly why I wanted it.
So there it was, having hidden the ring for months in the house and then successfully smuggled it to Lanzarote the day had finally come. I used the ruse that we seldom get the opportunity to have pictures taken together and suggested that we go to our favourite beach to catch the sunset in the background - she agreed.
Well, here it is, my first blog post. Hopefully from here on in, this'll become the main method of displaying and showcasing my work. Please do visit again !
For my first post I decided to showcase a few images from Matt and Sophie's engagement shoot last night at Swansea Bay. It was a beautiful summer's evening with some absolutely fantastic light, perfect for a relaxed photoshoot on and near the beach. As the sun went down, the full moon came out, lighting up the water with its reflection. I won't forget that for a long time.
Anyhow, here's a select few frames. Can't wait to shoot your wedding in under 3 weeks !!
Hope you like what you see.
Gavin & Alex's Wedding, Fairyhill, Gower
December 24, 2019
Steve & Sharon's Wedding, Norton House Hotel, Mumbles, Swansea
September 12, 2019
Hayley & Colt's Wedding, The Cawdor Hotel, Llandeilo