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Carwyn Jones
08th May 2013 - 0 comments
I have been privilege to photograph Carwyn Jones on numerous occasions for Bridgend Business Forum and at other events across the principality.

Carwyn Howell Jones is a Welsh politician and the First Minister of Wales. The third politician to lead the Welsh Government, Jones has been Assembly Member for Bridgend since 1999
Lowri Morgan
08th May 2013 - 0 comments
What a pleasure I had to listen to the amazing adventures of Lowri Morgan recently at the Vale Resort.

This is one focussed woman who has achieved so much on her intrepid challenges in the name of journalism.

Lowri Morgan is a BAFTA and multi award winning television presenter, a World Class Ultra endurance marathon runner, having races in some of the most extreme races in the World and an Adventurer.

To read more about Lowri visit Lowri Morgan
Barry Cryer
08th May 2013 - 0 comments
I had the pleasure of photographing Barry Cryer speaking at the Bridgend Business Forum at Coed y mwstwr Hotel, Bridgend.

A lovely gentleman who had time for everyone who wanted to chat to him. His talk was as expected hilarious and crammed packed full of anecdotes and names and information that was spellbinding to watch. His delivery was as quick and as sharp as any young comedian on the circuit to day, a remarkable man.
For more information on Barry Cryer visit: Barry Cryer Web Site
De Courceys Wedding Photography
07th May 2013 - 0 comments
Just had one of thee best wedding shoots at De Courceys, Cardiff. Emma & Matt Selby were a great wedding couple to work with. A photographer can only work with the material they have and Emma & Matt were up for some great dramatic emotive, creative wedding pictures.

Becks (my partner Rebecca) and I managed to create a great series of images in a very short space of time with the help and co-opertaion of the lovely staff at De Courceys.

Here are just a short set of my favourite images taken, more can be seen on our Wedding Blog Page (link up soon)

PLus there will be a full gallery of images available for friends and family to view and purchase images from, once Matt & Emma are back from the Egyptian Honeymoon and have themselves received their Discs of the 14000 images.

If you would like to see more Wedding Pictures visit: Wedding Gallery
Nathan Stephens Paralympic World Champion Javelin thrower
05th May 2013 - 0 comments
I had the great pleasure of photographing Nathan Stephens a true inspiration to any young athlete at the recent Exhibition Naidex at the NEC last week.

Nathan had quite a controversial time over the qualifications of the Olympics in 2012 and as such never realised his dream of winning Gold on his own patch. He is determined to put this right and is aiming for Gold in Rio.
Sian Lloyd News Presenter
05th May 2013 - 1 comment
Sian Lloyd recently launched the Bridgend Business of the Year Awards 2013 at Coed y Mwstwr Hotel for the Bridgend Business Forum.

Sian has been a familiar face on BBC Wales news programmes for many years and is now a member of the Good Evening Wales team.
It was a pleasure to photograph Sian on such a lovely morning on the grounds of the Coed y Mwstwr prior to the launch.
Fore more information on the Awards go to: Business of the Year Awards 2013
Jodanna & Gareth's Wedding at Coed y Mwstwr Hotel, Bridgend
22nd April 2013 - 0 comments
Below are just a small collections from my OWN Daughters Wedding!
I had three colleagues to help me capture all the additional images i couldn't take but I had to take my own daughters wedding didn't I?
Here are just a few I managed to capture










New Wedding Venues for 2014 & 2015
12th April 2013 - 0 comments
I love the creative challenge of new wedding venues to work at.

I always study new venues both by visiting the venue about a week or two before the wedding and around the time of the ceremony/reception so that i get the feel of the conditions and best spots for both group shots and Bride & Groom photo shoot and studying other photographers work to see what works and more importantly what doesn't!

This goes for even the furthest afield venues such as Northbrook Park in Surrey which I visited a year prior to walk the grounds and take plenty of test shots.

So far the new additions to my wedding venue list for which Ive been booked are:

Pencoed House Cardiff, Old Walls Gowerton, City Hall Cardiff, New House Cardiff & Nash Point Lighthouse.
Free Commercial Shoot March Draw Winners
01st April 2013 - 1 comment
Throughout March we offered the opportunity for businesses up and down South Wales to enter our FREE draw to win a Full Day Shoot with Graham Davies Photography, with two runner up prizes of a Free hour each.

I am pleased to announce we had nearly 30 companies enter who value the benefits of professional quality pictures to enhance and support their business.

The Winner of a Full Day Shoot is:

SYLEN LAKES, Luxury Wedding Venue, Llanelli, Carmarthen Sylen Lakes

Two Runner Ups of an hour each are:

Vextas Counselling, Counselling, Psychotherapy, Play Therapy and Hypnotherapy Centre, North Road, Bridgend Ind est. Vextas Counselling

Training Services Wales, TSW Training is a leading Welsh training provider offering professional learning and development programmes to both public and private sector organisations throughout Wales and the UK. TSW
Laura & Luke Wedding Photography at the Village Hotel Swansea
29th March 2013 - 0 comments
Had a very cold wedding in Swansea recently, but what a bride & groom. Nothing was going to put them off, they were open to all ideas and Laura in particular appreciated the short term cold was worth the perseverance compared to a lifetime of great pictures!

The Village Hotel have great staff and the local registrars were both accommodating and warm. The service was lovely and the room looked stunning.

Not deterred by the weather, off we went to Neath Abbey for some great pictures along with a short stint later on in the evening down by the docks and a great red wall I found on my pre visit which i knew would provide a dramatic fashion styled set of images.

The overall results can be viewed in our Wedding Blog but Laura & Luke have over 700 quality pictures to treasure for the rest of their lives and it was pleasure helping them capture them.

To view the: Wedding Blog
St David's Day Business Breakfast
01st March 2013 - 0 comments
On March 1st 2013 at The Vale Resort I had the pleasure of working
once again with Bridgend County Borough Council.

This mornings shoot was the very successful annual Business Breakfast
hosted in partnership between
Bridgend Business Forum of BCBC , Business Club of Rhondda Cynon Taf
and Business Network Wales

The morning begin beautifully with music from Ros Evans 'National Opera Soprano'
The inspirational Guest Speakers were David Roberts CBE 'who is the greatest male Paralympian the UK has ever produced' and Kevin Green 'self made multi-millionaire, who featured recently on Channel 4 "Secret Millionaire"
The Mayor visits Cwtch & Vintage Welsh Textile Shop in Bridgend
27th February 2013 - 0 comments
Today I had the pleasure of following the Mayor on her visit to Cwtch, run by Claire Jenkins a local independent trader here in Bridgend.



This is a stunning little shop tucked away in Nolton Arcade, perfectly placed, reflecting its name and the real welsh homely feel of the shop and its staff.



Visit Cwtch Web Site: Cwtch

"At our new Cwtch shop in the heart of Bridgend you will find many handcrafted products that are unavailable on our online shop. Textile gifts made from vintage Welsh blankets and bespoke re-upholstery by Clare Jenkins. We have a selection of driftwood mirrors created by David Jenkins from driftwood mostly found at Ogmore by Sea on the South Wales Heritage Coast.

In addition we have Welsh chocolate by Black Mountain Gold, woven willow by Out to learn Willlow, turned wood by Willow Workshop and many more handcrafted items.

You will also find a good selection of craft items such as cross stitch embroidery threads, wools, wood and much much more.
N-Ergy Consortium
13th February 2013 - 0 comments
Donna Turner-Kot, the Managing Director of N-Ergy, which creates training and work opportunities for ex offenders is going from strength to strength.



I just had the pleasure to photograph the Directors of N-Ergy at their new offices in Charnwood Park, following the expansion from Bocam Park from where they continue to operate.



To book Graham for your Commercial Portraits contact Graham on 07968208076

Red Cell Films
12th February 2013 - 0 comments
Just had the pleasure of meeting Kimberley Epton from Maesteg the owner of Red Cell Films.



Kimberley recently received funding from Bridgend Council to support her business development.



Here is a link to Red Cell Films: www.redcellfilms.com

If you need great publicity shots or Professional Commercial Portraits contact
Graham at 07968208076
HW Powder Coating Ltd
11th February 2013 - 0 comments
Just had the pleasure of photographing Gavin Walters in action for the forthcoming Business publication for the Bridgend Council.



Gavin was working on a large order from the new Ynysawdre Comprehensive School at the time of my visit.



HW Powder Coating is based in Ogmore Vale and after two years trading, following redundancy he is going from strength to strength, we wish him every success.

You can reach Gavin at: www.hwpowdercoating.co.uk
Canon Mark iii Update
19th January 2013 - 0 comments
Further to my recent post regarding the amazing new Canon 5D Markiii I have to add having now worked with it following extensive research and practice I have to conclude its a totally different camera to the Markii.
It focusses faster, its sharper, the images appear clearer, the additional features such as a rating images button, the higher ISO capabilities all encompassed in a great feel grip body. I am so looking forward to my first wedding with this camera next weekend at the gorgeous stately home of Northbrook Park.
Here are a few images from my first pro shoot with this camera
Canon 5D Mark III
10th January 2013 - 0 comments
In my endeavour for improved service and results I have just purchased one of thee best camera bodies available today, the much acclaimed Canon 5D MarkIII.

The higher ISO levels will allow me to create even better Church scenes at weddings due to the improved capabilities to shoot in low light. This was one of the main reasons I purchased this body. It has many many other improved capabilities but over the 5D MarkII which I currently use, this is the main improvement. I am still delighted with the MarkII and it will continue to be my work horse on most commercial assignments and situations involving adequate lighting, but the MarkIII will be the wedding first choice body when used with the 70-200 2.8 or the incredible 85mm 1.2 creating amazing pictures from beautiful wedding scenes.
The battery grip is also a must. Having come from 1D heavy professional camera bodies, anything after those just feel like toys in your hand. So like I did for the MarkII I had to buy the grip same time to give it better feel and balance.
Now its a proper camera!
Baby Paignton First Photo Shoot
03rd December 2012 - 0 comments
I had the delight of photographing Paignton's first photo shoot this weekend.

I arrived at 12 and set up in their living room, moving back the settee which gave me enough space to set up my first scene.

Christmas Present from santa!


The rest of the scenes then flowed from gorgeous hat box and flowers to large garden tub and our gorgeous teddy.


We hope you like the samples we have here for you and look forward to helping you capture pictures that will be memorable reminders of your gorgeous little baby.

Shhhh baby Paignton has had a hard day at the studio!
Public Dancers
29th November 2012 - 1 comment
This is the first in a series of images depicting dancers, gymnasts etc in every day situations performing, not very every day movements!



I have been inspired by an American photographer Jordan Matters. In this first series several of the scenes are based on Jordan's inspiration where as others are from my own creative ideas.



I will be developing a whole series of images along these lines. There will also be themes within a theme. For example I intend to create several sets of images where the backdrop of the town or city will play a large part within the composition. Title Bridgend Public Dancers, Cardiff Public Dancers etc.



The whole set will culminate in an exhibition of work, plus possible entry in to several artistic photographic competitions and even submissions for recognised photographic awarding bodies.



Each of these prints are available for purchase signed in 18in x 12in high quality photographic print paper at £25 each. For multiple purchases of two or more they become £20 each
First Minister visits Clinithink
23rd November 2012 - 0 comments
I recently got invited to photograph the First Minister Carwyn Jones paying a visit to the recently opened branch of Clinithink a software producing company based in the medical field.



They have taken excellent office space on Derwen Road Bridgend. Here are just a few of the images produced for Clinithink