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Gemma & Greg's Wedding Day at De Courceys Manor
27th August 2015 - 4 comments
I was recently invited to be the wedding photographer at De Courceys Manor for Gemma & Greg.
It was a stunning classy wedding, with lots of colour and fun thrown in. Throughout the day Gemma & Greg where so much fun and up for any ideas and requests.
The result is over 1200 wedding pictures on their USB which is a stunning collection of a wonderful day.





















































































































































































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Ellie & Wez Weddding Day at Cottrell Park
24th August 2015 - 0 comments
When Ellie said she wouldn't be wearing a traditional wedding dress and that the material of the dress would also be the same material that the Groom will be using for his tie, I knew I was in for a unique wedding.
From start to finish this was a truly memorable wedding. Two lovely families, great atmosphere, full of colour and a very relaxed chilled Bride & Groom.

Below are just a few of the 1000 images Ellie & Wez will be receiving shortly in their Presentation USB Album.



































































































































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Tanya & Scott Williams Wedding Day
24th August 2015 - 1 comment
I was privileged this summer to be asked to photograph Tanya & Scott Williams wedding at Sylen Lakes.

You may spot a few celebs throughout the pictures as it was a star studded day containing many of the Welsh Rugby Internationals.

I must confess when Tanya invited me to showcase my work and chat about their forthcoming wedding at their stunning home in Llanelli I had no idea who "Scott' was. It was only during the meeting I glanced up to see a large canvas of Scott scoring a try for Wales, I then continued the meeting as I would any other.

Within a day or two Tanya got back in touch and said they would love for me to be their wedding photographer. Im always delighted to be asked to be anyones' wedding photographer, as it's such a privilege, but I was obviously aware of the added 'pressures' of a wedding that would make the national papers.

That being said I approached their wedding as I do every other. It was a great day at the gorgeous Sylen Lakes which is fast becoming a top wedding venue for Wales.

Below are just a few of the 1500 wedding pictures Tanya & Scott will shortly be receiving on their Presentation USB Album.






































































































































































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Laura & Job Wedding at Llanerch Vineyard
11th August 2015 - 0 comments
What an amazing wedding, full of colour, music, laughter and dancing!

I recently had the absolute pleasure to be the wedding photographer at Llanerch Vineyard for Laura & Job.

I met up with the boys in the morning at Llanerch Vineyard and it was clear to see from the outset that the day was going to be full of fun and laughter.

Below are just a few of the 1700 pictures Laura & Job will be receiving in their stunning USB Album.























































































































































































































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Ciara & Andy Wedding at Coed y Mwstwr Hotel, bridgend
28th July 2015 - 1 comment
Recently I was invited to be the wedding photographer at the Coed y Mwstwr Hotel, Bridgend for Ciara & Andy's gorgeous relaxed wedding.

I first caught up with Andy at the Coed Y Mwstwr Hotel in the morning before moving on down to Llantwit Major and Ciara's lovely family and relatives.

The wedding was a relaxed fun affair from beginning to end, culmilating in a Kaylee to get the wedding guests on to the dance floor!

Below are just a few of the 1500 wedding pictures Ciara & Andy will be receiving on their USB.



















































































































































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Wedding Day at Caer Llan for Aimee & Natalie
17th July 2015 - 1 comment
Recently I had the pleasure to be the wedding photographer at Caer Llan for Natalie & Aimee.
It was a stunning day containing two wedding dresses! :)
The morning provide interesting as the girls were getting ready in adjoining rooms at Caer Llan.
So I spent the morning going from one room to the other to cover double of everything!
Such a fun gorgeous wedding and here are just a few of the 1000 plus wedding pictures the girls will be receiving from me very shortly.





















































































































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Melissa & Lee's Wedding at Cottrell Park
26th June 2015 - 0 comments
Recently I had the pleasure to be the wedding photographer for a gorgeous wedding at Cottrell Park for the lovely Melissa & Lee Bolderson.
Melissa & Lee had the wedding at St. Annes Church in Ynyshir; look out for the vicar photo bombing the wedding photograph before entering the church, haha I love pictures like this.
Next it was a leisurely drive down to Cottrell Park a stunning backdrop for any wedding.
It was a lovely relaxed wedding and here are just a few of the 1200 pictures Melissa & Lee will be receiving in their stunning USB Presentation Case.





















































































































































































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Scott Williams Rugby International Weds his gorgeous childhood sweetheart Bride Tanya
15th June 2015 - 0 comments
On Saturday 13th June 3025 Tanya and Scott Williams married at the Holy Trinity Church in Felinfoel before moving on to the stunning Sylen Lakes in Llanelli.
The weather held and we were able to capture some stunning pictures of this gorgeous wedding for Tanya & Scott Williams.

Below are just a few initial edits a larger blog will be on line in a few days.

































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Latest Offers for Newborn Baby Products
11th June 2015 - 0 comments
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Along with Weddings they are very unique moments captured for eternity, images of a very special time.



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Nicola & Wyn's Gorgeous Wedding at Sylen Lakes, Llanelli
02nd June 2015 - 0 comments
Nicola & Wyn booked me two years ago at one of Sylen lakes first open show case events. So its been especially rewarding to photograph their beautiful wedding having gone through the passed two years building up our friendship in readiness for their wedding day.
We had an engagement shoot recently to include the signing book as part of their day which proved a great success with some stunning images for them to treasure.
Below are just a few of the 1000+ images Nicola & Wyn are receiving on their USB Presentation Case.






























































































































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Samantha & Paul's Wedding at Coed y Mwstwr
20th May 2015 - 0 comments
Recently I had the privilege to be the wedding photographer at Coed y Mwstwr for Sam & Paul.
It was a lovely day which began at Castell Coch with an intimate gathering of family and friends for the ceremony.
This was followed by a short trip down the motorway to the stunning grounds and hotel of Coed y Mwstwr.
Here are just a few of the 1000+ images which Samantha & Paul will be receiving on their USB Presentation case.































































































































































































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New Wedding Venues for 2015-2016
13th May 2015 - 0 comments
Its not very often I get a new venue to add to the portfolio, especially as we've photographed over a 140 weddings in the passed five and a half years but lately we have had some new booking confirmations.

Namely:

The Corran (formerly Hurst Hotel) Laugharne
Cornish Tipi Weddings, Cornwall
Buckland hall, Brecon
Llechwen Hall, Nelson
The Barn, Southerndown
Oldbury-on-Thames

Its always nice to add a new venue to the portfolio as I understand quite a few Brides & Grooms like to book a photographer who has had experience of a particular venue.

Personally I thrive on new challenges and enjoy the challenge of photographing a 'new venue'. Often a fresh eye can create slightly different wedding pictures from the norm.

I remember one of my early weddings at Coed y Mwstwr, I put up a picture on Facebook of the Bride & Groom and because of the angle I used and the positioning of them I had two other wedding photographers come on to me saying " thats not from Coed y Mwstwr, you can't do that shot there"
I just smiled and said oh really :)

So the moral of the story - dont be put off if you wedding photographer hasn't 'shot there' before as it isn't always essential, as often a fresh pair of eyes can often create some unique pictures for you.
Melissa & Mark Wedding at De Courceys
01st May 2015 - 0 comments
In the same month I was asked again to be the wedding photographer at De Courceys, this time for a lovely couple named Melissa & Mark.
When the couple warn you that their pet Jack Russell was going to bring the rings down the aisle I knew we were in for something special.
It was a lovely wedding from start to finish. Here are just a few of the 1000 plus images that Melissa & Mark will be receiving on their USB Album.





























































































































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Sara & Rob gorgeous wedding at De Courceys
30th April 2015 - 0 comments
I recently had the pleasure to be the wedding photographer for a lovely couple Sara & Rob at the superb De Courceys Manor.
Below is just a very small selection of the 1000 plus pictures Sara & Rob will be receiving on their USB Album.

















































































































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Wedding Preparations
24th April 2015 - 0 comments
The day before a wedding I always try to remain calm, relaxed and utilise it as a day of preparation.

The task of battery recharging in itself is a metaphorical exercise for my own preparations.



I begin the morning with a study of the notes from the Bride & Groom Meetings. I study the family and wedding party names so that I can converse in first name terms.

Plan the Group Shot List in terms of order and possible choice of compositions.

Double check the colour scheme and ensure suit and tie matches the wedding. Polish the shoes, my partner Rebecca irons the shirt! :)

I plan the routes, upload post codes in to the sat nav in reverse order so that I get an exact route from my home to the Grooms home to Brides home, Church and final destination the Reception. Take the car through the car wash!

Next is the methodical preparation of both cameras. Going through both, side by side so that they match identically in set up right down to the exact seconds in the clock as well. This allows me to sync both sets of memory cards to align in to one file during the uploading to the iMac.



Format 8 16GB Memory Cards

The battery recharging takes virtually all day. I charge 32 2450mAh rechargeables by Eneloop Pro Batteries. 4 Canon Camera batteries, 1 Ice Light and 2 Profotto Battery Packs.

Next is the support bag with Light Stands, Softboxes, umbrellas, Flash Trigger.

Next is a little research again on the venue (if new).

Finally a recap on the notes and final revision of names and timings of the day.

Just before bed double check all bags are packed and ready in the studio for loading in to the car in the morning.

Oh I do leave the Wedding Book out so that I test myself on names and timings once more over morning coffee! Plus I type the note details in to my iphone as back up.(Must be my age)

I learnt early on in my career as a PE Teacher Preparation, Preparation, Preparation
Its Official March 2015 has been the 'best' financial month since I started as a professional
23rd April 2015 - 0 comments
I wouldn't like to be 'just' a wedding photographer as I love the variety of being a professional photographer and the opportunities it presents.
I believe this philosophy allows me to be both fresh and creative
and has allowed me to create a sustainable professional business now in its sixth year.

I've been very fortunate to be the designated professional for numerous local and international companies in the Bridgend area.
Plus I love Newborn Baby Shoots along with capturing treasured memories for families and couples.

In any given month I have between 3 and 6 wedding meetings with new Brides & Grooms looking to consider me as their wedding photographer. I carry out between 5-10 commercial photo shoots both at my studio in Bridgend, on location or at the business of my clients. Also on the constant increase between 1-5 New Born Baby or First Birthday Cake Smashes at my studio in Bridgend. Top this off with between 3 - 8 weddings a month, plus the occasional Engagement Shoot, it makes for very little down time with my lovely partner Rebecca or my gorgeous grandchildren Harvey & Archie.

Below are just a few images from a typical month.



To accompany all of the above are hours and hours of editing and finishing quality products to deliver to my clients whether it be via Dropbox, USB or Disc presentations, prints, canvasses or our stylish wedding albums.

In closing I would like to thank each and every one of my clients as without your continued support I would not be carrying out my dream job as a professional photographer.
2016 filling fast
01st March 2015 - 0 comments
Ive just turned down a gorgeous wedding at Rolls of Monmouth for April 2016 as I am already booked. It goes to show that it's a case of first come first served. Please don't wait too long to book us for your wedding as dates are filling fast.
Clare & Chris lovely wedding at Village Hotel, Cardiff
07th February 2015 - 2 comments
I recently had the pleasure to be the wedding photographer at the Village Hotel, for Clare & Chris. It was a super, fun, relaxed family wedding. Below are just some of the 1000 plus images Clare & Chris are about to receive on their USB in their Presentation Wedding Case.







































































































Pencoed House Wedding of Natalie & Mike
05th February 2015 - 0 comments
I recently had the pleasure of being the wedding photographer for the lovely couple Natalie & Mike.
It was my first wedding at Pencoed House but hopefully not my last!
I loved it there, exceptional photographic opportunities, lovely staff and owners.
A vey picturesque background for a truly romantic wedding.

Here are just a few of the 1800 wedding pictures Natalie & Mike will be receiving on their USB Card inside their Presentation Case.












































































































































































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Hannah & Craig's Stunning Wedding at Celtic Manor
09th January 2015 - 2 comments
Just before Christmas we had the privilege to be the official wedding photographer at The Celtic Manor Hotel for Hannah & Craig.
It was a brisk day but we were very fortunate with a dry day and a brave Bride :)
Below are just a few of the 1200 pictures that Hannah & Crag will be receiving from their Wedding Day :)



















































































































































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