Category archives: Weddings

Jen & Tom – Paris eShoot

Jen & Tom - Paris eShoot

Jen & Tom – Paris eShoot

So Jen & Tom took me to Paris in April last year to photograph them on an international engagement shoot….it was bliss!!!!!

I love shooting in & around cities, so much contrast & texture. I’ve applied a look to these images that I absolutely love & feel work so well with portrait shoots in & amongst city life. Jen & Tom are getting married at Hensol Castle later this year which we all can’t wait for. They’d booked me some time back meaning I’ll pretty much regard them as friends once the date comes along but I feel so at home in their company after our trip to Paris. The guys were so easy going & just went with what I suggested, even if that did mean racing across the city in only a few hours. We had to make sure we got to certain spots in certain light. And with a scorcher of a day we certainly felt it at the end of the evening. There was only 1 thing left, plenty of food & plenty of drink!

Lets hope we get the same weather at Hensol castle this September!

Jen, Tom…… I loved our little trip to the city of love, it lived up to it : )

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Georgie & Bobby Usk Castle Wedding

Georgie & Bobby Usk Castle Wedding

Georgie & Bobby Usk Castle Wedding

A super hot day back in August last year saw Georgie & Bobby get married at Usk Castle. A pretty awesome place to tie the knot & 1 I highly recommend.

Georgie & Bobby who live in Australia decided on the quaint town of Usk for their big day, Im guessing down to its where Georgie grew up. The venue was fitting for George not only down to style, structure, what it can offer visually but the Usk Castle walls are also the back walls of her parents  garden so when she said I’m getting ready a stones throw away she meant….a stones throw away! A beautiful house for bridal prep with a lovely family was the start of things to a perfect relaxed, chilled out, fun & romantic day in the heart of South Wales.

Georgie & Bobby were such a lovely couple to work with not that I/we had a lot to sort out, it were basically a case of “Over to you David” ….. DREAM!!! So with the couple living so far away we didn’t meet until a few days prior to the wedding but plenty of emails before the big day I had an understanding of what Georgie & Bobby were after. A very relaxed, informal & stress free photographic experience, which is pretty much how I look to shoot all the weddings I cover.

Love love loved this wedding

I really like the cut back & raw feel of venues such as Usk Castle. The old & rough textures you find yourself photographing with beauty can really add to the feel of your wedding day photos.

Hope you like photos from Georgie & Bobby Usk Castle WeddingGeorgie & Bobby Usk Castle Wedding

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Lauren & Lewis - Gate Street Barn Wedding Photos Surrey

Gate Street Barn Wedding Photos Surrey

Lauren & Lewis got married May 2017. Here are a small selection from their Gate Street Barn wedding photos Surrey. They will take a moment to view, struggled to get the numbers down lol x

Ah what can I say about this kind, loving, humble & amazingly cute couple! nothing other than I love you guys!!!!! From the moment we spoke via our good friend Google it was meant to be. What a wonderful thing the WWW is! Without this device invented we’d have never met. These guys live in Surrey So although I do a number of corporate jobs in London I never really push the wedding side of things in that neck of the woods but after coming across me on social media it were a digital match made in heaven……I now know what online dating is like………sort of. Lauren & Lewis did call to the studio 1 afternoon to my embarrassment! I thought they must have had family near by or something but no, just decided to have a drive along the M4 corridor to visit a little studio in a little village in the heart of the Welsh valleys. So glad they did though, we met, drank tea & discussed their big day. What gripped me was just how chilled they were……. no sales pitch or advice was needed. They had 100% confidence in what I would look to shoot. Something remarkable really…gaining ones trust on the back of a few blog posts. The best possible clients are always the ones who say, “Dave, David, Dai….you are the photographer, you know best!”

So the guys left full of tea & headed back to Surrey, I was to then next see them on the morning of the wedding…..felt like I’d know them for some time through the emails, so we cracked on with shooting at this remarkable venue …. Gate street Barn. I was greeted by a lady who kindly took me around the property & gave me a breakdown of what was the plan for the day….it was so relaxed… I loved it! Such a cool venue & so relaxing. The weather was grand giving us full scope of the grounds which always helps. The detail, the flowers, the dress, suits, canapés, food, drink……Marshmallows(I actually feature with the marshmallows lol), Pizza the list goes on……it was simply a wedding I wont forget & I hope to return to this sweet sweet venue.

Lauren & lewis, big hugs & we’ll speak soon ref album x

 

 

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Katie & Ross - Canada Lake & Lodge Wedding Photos Cardiff

CANADA LODGE WEDING PHOTOS CARDIFF

 

Katie & Ross were married April this year, here is a small selection of their Canada Lake & Lodge wedding photos Cardiff.

So I bumped into Kate on my mothers retirement party. My mother had been an integral part of the success of several optician branches that run through the south Wales valley. Im not sure how long Kate had been there, but long enough to build up a relationship with my mother hence why she were at the party. We never really spoke about her wedding, I’m not sure she realised I actually shot weddings for a living. Anyway, several months later, maybe even a year, I bumped into Kate & Ross at a wedding fayre & we couldn’t quite remember where we new each other from but we both took an instant liking to one another, this led to them booking my services. In-between the initial meeting & the wedding we shot a beautiful evening engagement shoot that the couple went on to use as their invites.

The day arrived & it was a scorcher!!!! Canada Lake & lodge bathed in warm sunlight from start to finish. Kate & Ross factored in plenty of time so they could enjoy the company of their guests along with having their photos shot between the ceremony & wedding breakfast which always helps. As it was such a beautiful day we managed to do the bulk of their portraits together after the speeches had finished giving us that warm romantic light……my fav!!!!!!!

Such a lovely couple, lovely family & friends, many of whom I knew which made it even more fun.

Katie & Ross, I hope you had a fantastic wedding day & enjoyed viewing these Canada Lake & lodge wedding photos. Thank you so much for letting me play a small part in it xxx

 

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Rebecca & Darren - Oldwalls Wedding Photos Swansea

Oldwalls Wedding Photos Swansea

Rebecca & Darren were married December 28th 2016, here’s a small selection from their Oldwalls Wedding Photos Swansea.

Becky & Darren got married at a little church just down from the road from the beautiful Oldwalls, St Rhidian & St lilted Church, Llanrhidian in late December 2016. If you have visited this church recently you’ll know how cool & totally awesome the Vicar is there, something you don’t hear very often from a photographers point of view. After chatting with him before the service I explained how respectful I am for whats about to take place but would also like to capture it in an unobtrusive manor, I was met with “Yea you go for it!” : )

To start the day, bridal preparations took place at the gorgeous Mulberry House(part of Oldwalls), with the sun shining on a cold crisp winters day, it was a wedding that was a joy to shoot from start to finish. Becky & Darren AKA DAZZA!!!! I’d met some time back, instantly falling for the couple when they called down, meant I had to shoot their wedding. I don’t tend to undertake many winter weddings, Im so glad I took this one on. The guys personalities shone through when we met & on the day itself. We had the same ideas, which is a must but I felt very much at ease with them both, especially Darren who’s a right character! We are still having our own personal FB msgs on a daily basis which 100% have nothing to do with weddings x

So leading up to the day I knew we were going to have fun & we so did. To have a couple say, “You’re the pro, we’ll do what ever you suggest & when” means I can relax & focus on what needs to be captured.  The couple were a delight to photograph along with their friends & family & I have to say, it was probably a good thing we left when we did as I’ve the feeling it would have taken days to recover with how the party was shaping up when we did depart.

Becky & Darren…………… big hugs guys, big hugs x

Oldwalls - Gower - Swansea

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Steph & Jon - Rosedew Farm Wedding Photos Llantwit Major

Rosedew Farm Wedding Photos Llantwit Major

Steph & Jon were married July this year. Here are their Rosedew Farm Wedding Photos Llantwit Major.

Steph & Jon contacted me late into their wedding planning after seeing my work online. After speaking with Steph for some time I quickly came to realise how important photography was to them but in particular Steph. She knew exactly what she wanted photographically & after scowling through previous weddings I’d shot over the years it seemed it was the perfect match up! The natural, documentary side of my work with a handful of group shots & lots of obvious emphasis on the married couple was essential…just how I like to work : ) The day came & was gone in a flash down to how much I enjoyed it. Perfect mixture of love, happiness & tears plus we got to go to the beach which I love to do if at all possible…….something about the sea air.

Steph & Jon were married in July 2016, here are their Rosedew Farm Wedding Photos. I really hope I get to go back to Rosedew Farm, I also hope to work with such a loving & friendly couple.

The sample Album I’ve had made up from your wedding guys is something else x

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Emma & Tye - Gilling Old Mill Barn Wedding Photos Yorkshire

Gilling Old Mill Barn Wedding Photos Yorkshire

Emma & Tye were married in Richmond, North Yorkshire, 21st May 2016. This page features some of their Gilling Old Mill Barn Wedding Photos Yorkshire

It was an absolute honour to be asked to experience what can only be described as one of the, emotional, heart felt & loving weddings I’ve been part of. To feel the emotion at weddings only helps capture what I want to capture. Its vital to observe in-between shooting, & keep listening to whats being said between couples, small groups & large rooms. This means I’m on hand to look out for that burst of laughter, the warm hug from Nan & bamps or that tear shed during the speeches. Tingles down the spine don’t happen very often in a lifetime, being a photographer shooting weddings up & down the country means I get to experience that feeling more than most, & I’m grateful for it.

Emma & Tye,…… I met this charming couple at the end of a wedding fayre, a couple of years back. Emma with her strong Scottish accent & Tye with his east midlands, my 1st thought was, I can’t see this being a booking & they were there just for a nose, how wrong was I. Within minutes I felt at total ease with both, especially Tye, probably because I could understand his accent a little easier than Emma’s Lol….sorry Em xxx. They hadn’t chose a venue at this point & were basically looking at venues from the South to the North of the UK. Once the email came through that they’d booked Gilling Old Mill Barn in North Yorkshire & wanted me to travel up & shoot their special day, I was hit with excitement & the daunting thought of a 5 hour drive! The drive in the end was awesome, hit the road the day before with my side kick Adam, banged some tunes out & had a few jars(when we arrived of course) & discussed the wedding we were to shoot the next day.

The day arrived with a mixture of wet, windy & sunny spells a little bit like the emotions of the day. I like to get to know my clients a little before the wedding day, & their are weddings, you know are going to be a little more emotional than others. So when people stand up & talk about the loss of loved ones, or not having someone for support that so many of us take for granted, its fairly hard to take, but its so important to photograph. These moments is where I really fall for the individuals related to whats being said, & suddenly I question my own life & realise how lucky I am.

The emotions ran from start to finish, not all sorrow like what sounds above, far from it, the day was packed full of laughter, love & happiness. Once the ceremony had finished the clouds parted for glorious sunshine(until our long hour drive back home to South Wales lol). A small amount of groups shots were taken, but Emma & Tye’s main objective photographically, was to capture the day as naturally as possible. Letting people enjoy the drinks reception whilst taking in the awesome views over the valley & catching up with folk who they’d not seen for years. As you may have seen from my other work, photographing the bride & groom is a huge part for me & one I enjoy most. Emma & Tye gave us the time to get what we wanted. Natural/Documentary shots of them both without too much fussing around.

Guys, we thoroughly enjoyed your wedding day & the food was A MA ZING…… Why doesn’t everyone have ribs for starters & burger for mains!!!! Thank you so much for letting us photograph such an important day in your lives together,  I hope you love your Gilling Old Mill Barn Wedding Photos xxx

Oh …..who could forget the ice-cream & uncle Bob….who’s not actually called Bob x

 

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