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Pre Wedding Photography at New House Hotel Cardiff
12th May 2013 - 0 comments
During our final meeting prior to the big day Francesca & Lloyd met with Rebecca and I to discuss the final arrangements for their wedding day at the stunning New House Hotel, Cardiff.

While we were there we decided to take the opportunity to try out a few poses and to learn what works for them and to understand what it takes to create great pictures.

Here are just a few of the shots taken.


Fran & Lloyd's Wedding Day : Fran & Lloyds Wedding at New House Hotel
To see more of our Wedding Home Page visit: Wedding Home Page
For more information on having your wedding at the New House Hotel: Weddings at New House Hotel
Bridgend Business of the Year Launch
10th May 2013 - 0 comments
Had the pleasure of being invited to photograph the launch of this years challenge to find the Business of the Year 2013

For more information: Business of the Year 2013
Wedding Photography at Margam Orangery
09th May 2013 - 0 comments
I have had so many great comments over the wedding pictures taken at Margam Orangery at Claire & Leigh's Wedding. I thought it would be good to bring some of these images back to the fore for future Bride & Grooms to see.

I love photographing weddings at Margam Park and in particular Margam House. It has a stunning stair case which so few of the general public get to see.

The ruins of Margam Abbey and the Margam Orangery make amazing backdrops to any wedding photograph.

If you are interested in viewing more of my work at Margam Orangery and other wedding albums please get in touch to arrange a no-obligation meeting.

To see more of our Wedding Photography visit: Wedding Photography

I love photographing weddings at Margam Orangery so much, as an incentive I am offering 10% discount for any wedding booked at Margam Orangery.

email me at: info@grahamdaviesphotography.co.uk

To visit Margam Orangery please visit : Margam Orangery Weddings
Wedding Photographer at De Courceys Manor, Cardiff
09th May 2013 - 0 comments
Graham Davies Photography recently photographed a wedding at De Courceys Manor, Cardiff of Emma & Matt Selby.

The staff at De Courceys were exceptional and the grounds and interior at De Courceys makes this a perfect wedding venue.

Here are just a few pictures from Emma & Matt Selby's Wedding at De Courceys


To consider booking us for your wedding check out our Wedding Packages at: Wedding Investment

For more information on De Courceys visit: De Courceys
David Roberts Paralympic Swimmer
08th May 2013 - 0 comments
What a honour to photograph such an inspirational olympian. His talk was motivational and honest a true legend in his own lifetime.

Heres a day in the life of: David Roberts
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