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:

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:
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
GEW Week at Bridgend College
13th November 2012 - 0 comments
Tuesday 13th November 2012 I had the privilege to photograph the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) on behalf of the Bridgend Council.
Business breakfast and exhibition - A celebration of enterprise and entrepreneurial people

Guest Speaker Michelle Dewberry, the winner of The Apprentice
Lee Halfpenny
15th October 2012 - 1 comment

I had the pleasure of photographing the Dunraven Windows Awards on Friday 12th Oct 2012. Their guest of honour and a true gentleman was the talented Lee Halfpenny not just one of our most gifted Welsh rugby players but odds on to join the ranks of a British Lion next year!
Rachel & Martin Wedding at St Mary's, Nolton Church
07th July 2012 - 0 comments
I have just had the pleasure of photographing the lovely wedding of Rachel & Martin. Held at St Mary's Nolton Church and despite the wet dreary weather conditions we captured some great images for the memories of Rachel & Martin's wedding day.
The disc has already been burnt and ready for delivery later in the week.
Here are just a few samples
Berry Smith Solicitors Head Shots
06th July 2012 - 0 comments
Just completed the head shots for Berry Smith Solicitors in Bridgend. From set up to completion (using two speedlights and umbrellas operated from a wireless transmitter) took just under an hour.

Berry Smiths now have numerous shots of each member of their team for use on their web site or to use for brochure and articles.
The shoot is completed with a disc produced and edited to full 300dpi jpeg size, for print versions, and a sub folder containing low resolution 100dpi size for internet use. This is delivered with 2 working days.