Mr & Mrs Stickler

While the country is having a heat wave, it really helped to keep everyone’s spirits up for the wedding of Sarah and Gareth at New House Country Hotel, Cardiff. The bride and groom, only from a few miles away in Llanishen, decided to wed at one of Wales’ best places for a view on your wedding day. This gorgeous hotel boasts the whole view of Cardiff and it’s bay. The wedding was a superb occasion for everyone who attended and such a wonderful atmosphere all day as the sun kissed on us all. Congratulations Mr & Mrs Stickler!

Mr & Mrs Thomas

In the build up to Saturday 3rd of March, Britain’s good old fashioned weather decided to take a turn for the worse with snow that’s not been seen in South Wales since the early 80’s. Weather experts calling it “The Beast From The East” and “Storm Emma” played a huge part in the preparations for this wedding.

This storm, however, was never going to stop Roxanne & Aaron from becoming Mr & Mrs Thomas. With help from family, friends and the community this wedding was given the green light thanks to the countless number of volunteers who swept snow away from roads, cleared the paths for the church and local businesses taxiing people in 4×4’s.

All of the wedding suppliers battled the conditions to help out this determined bride and groom, and this helped to deliver the perfect wedding.

Roxanne married her partner, Aaron, after being with each other for 11 years in Clydach, Rhondda.

It’s fair to say how beautiful Rox looked in her dress while Aaron looked very handsome in his suit.

This will certainly be a memorable white wedding for the happy couple.

Special thanks for booking my services

Delyth & Michael

It was lovely to meet up with Delyth and Michael for their engagement shoot at the Rhigos Mountain in the Rhondda Valley. Having been a friend of both for so long i’m very excited for their upcoming wedding on September 16th 2017 at Rose Dew Farm in Llantwit Major.

 

Upon arriving up the Rhigos, in typical Welsh style, the weather changed instantly with fog, but in my opinion this really helped to make the images look slightly different and give them a nice mood to the background. Of course, we can’t expect nice weather in August on a mountain in the valleys in Wales can we??

 

Thank you both for choosing myself to capture your wedding day in a few weeks time, i really can’t wait!

 

Mr & Mrs Wilson

On Saturday 12th of August 2017, Johanna & Darren celebrated their marriage at the picturesque venue Oxwich Bay Hotel situated in the Gower, Swansea.

It's one of my favourite venues in Wales due to its on beach location and superb gardens surrounding the hotel. Also, the staff at this venue is always helpful and it always seems they can't physically do enough for you.

Johanna was very relaxed upon my arrival, enjoying some bubbly with her bridesmaids, Lauren, Victoria and Georgie. It's always pleasing walking into the bridal party and seeing them all enjoy the build up to the big moment.

The ceremony was soon upon us, and what an emotional occasion this was but also filled with laughter and happy tears amongst guests.
With the bride and groom nervous of making the speeches correctly, their guests were highly entertained with Darren's humour all throughout the ceremony.

Finishing from the ceremony room, the bride and groom moved to the marquee on site for their speeches and reception. The speeches didn't disappoint!
There's always the saying "you had to be there" and this is definitely one of those.
Johanna's dad kicked off the occasion with a beautiful touching speech about his daughter and Darren. Up next was the father of the groom, who in his Northern Irish accent had people bursting in laughter. Very similar to Darren's speech.
For those that don't know Darren, he's a bit of a fun character and does an incredible impression of his wife. Upon completing his awesome speech and self made song that he sung to Johanna, he placed a blonde curly wig in his head and pretending to be Johanna for a speech.
The guests were roaring from start to finish!

Darren's best man, who is also his son, Kian, said some emotional words welcoming Johanna into the family and the acceptance of being an awesome step mum to Georgie and himself. It was a very moving speech.

I can't thank the happy couple enough on booking me to do their wedding photography.

Luckily, the Milky Way was prominent in the sky and I asked them both to join me on the beach at 10.30pm. It was a little bit cold but they both agreed and I'm so glad they did as the image is truly breathtaking. You can find it posted below.

All the best Mr and Mrs Wilson for your future together.

Mr & Mrs Jones

On Saturday 22nd July 2017, Gareth and Anita married at the beautiful Countryman Inn near Pontyclun. This venue is a new one for myself which to get to you have to travel through some beautiful country lanes before reaching the destination.
It's a venue that doesn't disappoint! It has such beautiful scenery surrounding the area and also boasts some beautiful fishing lakes.

The Bride and Groom got married surrounded by their close friends and family at the venue. It was a lovely relaxing day for the happy couple who both looked stunning in their wedding attire.

I wish Gareth & Anita all the best of luck for their new marriage and hope they have a happy life together.

Mr & Mrs Ely

Set in the beautiful town of Warwick is a beautiful and picturesque venue called Saxon Mill. This was the perfect location for Matthew and Natasha to have their wedding after getting engaged here some few years ago. 

On Saturday 24th June, 2017, I travelled early to meet up with the bride at a nearby hotel, The Globe. The spirit of the bridal party was a delight to be around as they had fun chatting about the upcoming day. 

It’s always a nice feeling when I walk into a room and see the bridal party just having fun. One of the best bits of doing wedding photography. 

Onto the Saxon Mill, upon arriving at the venue something special was about to unfold. The groom announced that this wasn’t going to be your typical wedding ceremony, and boy did they deliver on this! 

Upon entry of the bridesmaids and flower girls, disco music blasted through the ceremony room to get everyone on their feet to dance and celebrate as they, and the bride, walked down the aisle. Such a fantastic moment for the guests to enjoy. 

Another thing that surprised everyone was the fact that Natasha and Matt have spent the last 18 months learning a dance routine for their wedding dance. With help from a choreographer, the bride and groom smashed it!! 

Fantastic day all round and the guests had a ball! 

Congratulations to Natasha and Matt, Mr And Mrs Ely! I wish you both all the best for your future together. 

Mr & Mrs Taylor

Saturday 10th June, 2017, was a special day for Sophie and Richard who got married at a beautiful church in Neath, St Catherine’s. 

Sophie was in great spirits as I met her early in the morning, with her bridesmaids Jemima and Imogen. A very nice relaxing atmosphere filled with fun conversation and laughs really did set the mood of the day for this wedding. 

Sophie looked stunning in her dress and veil and really got Richard smiling as she walked down the isle. 

It had been raining heavily on the day, but luck was certainly on our side, as when the couple were leaving the church we were fortunate to have dry weather which allowed for a great confetti opportunity. 

The couple resided to the picturesque venue in Neath called the Glyn Clydach Hotel. 

It’s fair to say that the newlyweds were smiling all day with their guests and had a gorgeous wedding with fantastic memories to cherish forever. 

All the best to Mr & Mrs Taylor! 

Mr & Mrs Rosser

After what had been an epic thunder and lightning show on the morning of Saturday 27th May 2017, I was very much looking forward to meeting up with Keelee at 6:15am to start the preparations for her wedding day. 

The fun loving couple got married at the beautiful church of St Johns in Cymmer, Rhondda, with their close family and friends. 

The ceremony was a clear testitment to how much the couple love each other. 

Craig, smiling from ear to ear as his gorgeous bride walked down the aisle with her father, Gerald, was very much feeling the emotions before this moment arrived. I managed to have a brief conversation with him and you could tell he was extremely looking forward to seeing his bride for the first time on the day. 

After the ceremony, the couple arrived in style in a beautiful Beauford Open Tourer at their venue for the rest of the day and evening, Ty Newydd Country Hotel. 

The hotel is set in breath taking surroundings just on the outskirts of Hirwaun. 

Luckily, the weather was on our side after the rain of the morning had passed, it allowed us to have pictures in the gardens at the venue. 

I think you’ll all agree at how wonderful the bride looks and how dashing the groom also looks in the pictures below. 

I can’t thank Keelee and Craig, Mr & Mrs Rosser, enough for their generosity on the day and also how willing they were to do anything with me to get the right images! It’s always a pleasure working with people who are up for fun. 

Congratulations both, I wish you all the best for your future as a happy couple. 

The Story That Gripped The World

When Emma White, from Brighton, went to Paris in June 2016 she did not realise that her life was going to change forever. Having moved to Wales to be with her boyfriend, Darren Crandon, from Risca, the couple embarked on an incredible journey to France to be part of the European Championships held there this summer. 

Darren and Emma hit the world headlines in June 2016 with major social media viral sites such as “The Lad Bible” picking up on the story which proved to be the romantic edge of the Euro’s. You can watch the proposal here

Darren had planned to do the proposal in Paris, but on doing so I don’t think he expected how widespread this was going to go. They have recently done interviews for the BBC, Sky Sports News as well as major worldwide network tv companies. 

This was a beautiful story of how Wales & England rivalry was thrown aside and the couple become one. Darren and Emma were wearing their international football shirts while this proposal happened and this is what gripped the nation. A love tale of two beautiful people coming together. 

The popular alcoholic beverage and tournament sponsor, Carlsberg, paid for the couple to go to the final of Euro 2016 to watch Portugal lift the trophy in France. 

This story has really been a focal point of the summer but the story isn’t over yet….its just the beginning of their lives together. 

I wish them all the best for their future.