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Congratulations Penny & Mark :: Ruthin Castle Wedding Photographer

A big congratulations to the wonderful Penny and Mark who will be married in Ruthin and will be having their reception at Ruthin Castle on 10th September, 2011.  I’m very much looking forward to your wedding and can’t wait to see you at your pre-wedding shoot.

Becky and Greig :: Wedding Photographer Llangollen 26th February, 2011.

It’s not quite spring, but it felt like spring to me.  It rained a little in the morning and it was fairly dull and dark, but all was bright at the Wild Pheasant Hotel Llangollen.  It was busy busy busy, with Becky and Greig’s family and friends milling around, getting ready and doing the various other things that people do on the morning of a wedding.  Becky and Greig were calm though.  The people were lovely, especially the mums of the bride and groom.  The afternoon cleared into fine winter sunshine and Becky and Greig were happy to try pretty much anything I suggested to them and we had an amazing time.  I think you’ll agree that they both looked amazing.  Thank you guys for asking me to photograph your wedding.  I had a fast paced but amazing day.

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Claire & Toby Pre-Wedding Shoot :: Wedding photographer North Wales

I had fantastic time with the amazing Claire and Toby today on their pre-wedding shoot.  It was really cold and the wind was fairly gusty so we abandoned the idea of a walk on the beach (at sunny Rhyl) and took shelter at Rhyl Yacht Club with the kind permission of one of the members (a big thank you).  Claire and Toby will be married at Oriel House on 13 August this year but given that they live so far away, the only practical day to meet up for the pre-wedding was today.  Guys, you looked amazing and your energy and sense of humour was most welcome on a day like this.  I’m looking forward to your wedding …

Here are a few of the images from today:


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Congratulations to Nerys & Philip :: Bodnant Gardens Wedding Photographer

Congratulations to Nerys and Philip who will be getting married on 19th August at Bodnant Gardens.  I’m really looking forward to your wedding at the spectacular Bodnant Gardens.

Congratulations to Ceri & John :: Wedding Photographer Wrexham

A big congratulations to Ceri and John who will be married on 23rd July, 2011 at St Martin’s Church Llay, and will have there reception at the Ramada Plaza, Wrexham.

Congratulations to Lowri & Kevin :: Buckley & Northop Hall Wedding Photographer

A big congratulations to the lovely Lowri & Kevin who will be married on 22nd October, 2011 at St Matthews Church, Buckley, and will have their reception at Northop Hall.  It was pleasure to meet you both this evening and I’m really looking forward to your wedding.

Congratulations to Kate & Chris :: North Wales & Chester Wedding Photographer

Congratulations to Kate and Chris who will be married at St Mark’s Church Connah’s Quay and will have their reception at Crabwall Manor Hotel Chester.  A lovely couple and and fantastic locations … I’m very much looking forward to your wedding.

Congratulations to Cat & Bev :: Rhyl & St Asaph Wedding Photographer

A big congratulations to Cat and Bev who will have their ceremony on 29th July, 2011, in Rhyl before heading off to Boderw in St Asaph for their reception.  Cat and Bev are two lovely fun loving people …  I’m really looking forward to your big day.

Wedding Photographer North Wales – Relaxed – Modern – Fun

If you are planning your wedding and looking for a relaxed, modern and fun photographer please feel free to give me a call for a free consultation where you can view my pictures and albums.  Although there are some late availablility places left (it may be worth a call), it is worth booking early.

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!

I would also like to thank all the brides and grooms of 2010 for booking me as your wedding photographer.  There have been so many fun and memorable moments that I can’t begin to list them all. I wish you all the very best for your futures together.

Thank you also to all those who have booked me for future weddings, mainly 2011 but also those of you who have booked for 2012 and 2013.

Happy New Year!

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Laura & Rich – 27th December 2010

I swear there were times when the rain seemed to fall horizontally. It was really cold and it was certainly very wet, and this was echoed somewhat by the recital of the Christmas carol ‘In the bleak midwinter’ by one of the little bride’s maids. But there was nothing bleak about Laura and Rich’s wedding. This may seem like an understatement, but Laura and Rich are two of the nicest people. They come across as two of life’s good guys. From what I could see, Laura is a bright, sociable and good looking person, and Rich, a good looking chap who is every bit a gentleman. They say that ‘like attracts like’ and this seems to be the case for Laura and Rich in terms of their friends and family – lovely people. No, the rain didn’t dampen the atmosphere which was fantastic. Laura and Rich, you both looked stunning and I loved every minute of your wedding (and of course, I’d love to hear more about ‘fireman incident No 1’ and ‘Fireman Incident No 2’).

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Merry Christmas Everyone

I just wanted to take the time this very busy morning to wish you all a very merry christmas.

Rachel & Dave – North Wales Event Photographer

I had a lovely time yesterday evening photographing Rachel and Dave’s wedding reception in Clawddnewydd.  You’ll remember Rachel and Dave from the recent pre-wedding photography session posted recently on this blog.  They were married in Lapland and asked me to photograph the people they were unable to have photographs with at their wedding.

Another FREEZING cold day, Clawddnewydd was shrouded in snow but because it was an evening event we were unable to have photographs outside.  With most of the space taken up by people having a great time, it was a case of ‘backs to the wall’ in more ways than one with the photography.  It’s great what you can do with some small lights and a magnolia wall, and of course some amazing people.  There was no room for a backdrop (which I ended up using as a partition).  With a small studio set up, it was more akin to event photography.  Here are some of their pictures:

Gina & Chris – 11th December 2010, Ruthin Castle.

For some, it was just another cold December’s day, but not for those who attended Gina and Chris’ wedding at Ruthin Castle. I’m not just talking about the mild weather, but the warmth and the kindness of the people I met. It’s obvious that Gina and Chris were just made for each other; it’s obvious that their friends and family love them very much. It was a small wedding but one with a big heart. Gina and Chris are a lovely couple. Thank you for asking me to photograph your wedding. It was a privilage mixing with such lovely people. You looked amazing!

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Andy & Rocky – Working dog & owner photography.

It was a pleasure to photograph Andy and Rocky today.  Andy had commissioned me to photograph Rocky, a two year old Chocolate Labrador with a distinguished pedigree.

It was late in the day as we were hoping to catch the sunset and it was FREEZING!  We didn’t have too much time before it went dark so thanks to Rocky’s nature and training we were able to complete the shoot within 15 minutes which left enough light for Andy to tow my car out of the ditch I’d skidded into on the way to the shoot (yes, I managed skid my car off the road at very slow speed).

Award Winning Wedding Photographer!

I regularly put my pictures up for critique by other photographers, on various forums, flickr, and the like.  It’s good practice because although you the public may like my pictures, that doesn’t mean that they are technically good so I was pleased to find that I won a Silver and a Bronze in the SWPP monthly competition for November.

I am proud to be a member of the SWPP (the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers).  Rather than write about them, I’ll directly quote what the SWPP write about themselves:

Why Choose an SWPP member

The choice of a Professional Photographer is one of the most important decisions you will make when planning your Wedding – Family Portrait – Commercial Shoot or any other special assignment.

There are hundreds of photographers in the world to choose from.  How do you decide?

All photographers are not alike!  True Professional Photographers who want to further their career belong to the SWPP

This association, founded in 1989, boasts membership of only the most enthusiastic photographers who want to share their experience and build a photographic community rivalled by none .

SWPP  members benefit from continuous education in the field through Europe’s largest Convention,  regular meetings and programs, access to educational materials, and sharing knowledge with their peers.

SWPP has a strict Code of Ethics that is rigidly enforced to ensure the consumer is not only hiring a talented photographer, but also one with impeccable business practices.

Don’t settle for less.  Hire a Photographer who is a member of the SWPP  You’ll be glad you did!

Family lifestyle portraits – Ruthin

It was another early start this morning to meet up with Catrin, Richard, Tomos, Liam and Eunice – A lovely family from Ruthin.  It was -9 on the way there and I’m sure that if it did warm up, it only did so by a small amount.  It was freezing!  Catrin and Richard will be getting married in April (I’m their wedding photographer) and they asked me if I could do some family portraits before Christmas.  Cae Ddol was fantastic … covered in a light sheet of snow.  Look out for the tiny cute red nose – not you Richard!

It was a real pleasure meeting with you again and I look forward to your pre-wedding, and of course your wedding in April ….

Congratulations to Jean and John …

No, I’m not photographing their wedding.  In fact they are a lovely husband and wife videography team (Premier Video Productions) who have just launched their new website.  I have already mentioned Premier Videos to most of the couples who have booked me for wedding photography, but recently, they have been updating their website which, as a result, has not been available – but it is now!

Premier Video Productions (A.K.A John and Jean Blight) are an award winning, husband and wife team, who, among a long list of capabilities, provide an excellent wedding videography service. Their significant experience in the industry enable them to provide a contemporary approach to weddings and what’s more, they are two of the nicest people I’ve ever met! This, and their passion for weddings certainly shines through – I should know, I’ve had the pleasure of working along side them as a wedding photographer. I would therefore like to recommend to you, Premier Video Productions:

I took this picture at a wedding that we did together back in May at Kinmel Manor Hotel:

Erica & Simon – Llandudno

This is the third post in the series of my summer reflections, and let me introduce you to Erica and Simon who were married on 24th July, 2010 at St Hilary’s Church Llandudno, and then on to the Imperial Hotel. Each wedding is different. Each wedding is a challenge in it’s own right, not only to get things technically right, but also to tell a story photographically, and artistically; to capture the feel of it and not just a series of pictures. This isn’t too hard if you become involved (just enough). It certainly wasn’t hard in Erica and Simon’s wedding. Erica and Simon are two amazing people, and so too were their friends and family. Take a look at some of their pictures:

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Wedding photographer Conwy – Leeane and Steve

This is the second of my reflections this on summer’s weddings. This one features Leeane and Steve who got married on 9th May, 2010 at the Guild Hall Conwy and their portraits were taken at Conwy Castle.  This was a small but very stylish wedding, and again, this was all the more memorable because, as you’ll agree, they looked amazing:

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Christmas Gifts – Fine Art Landscape Photography

The festive season is on it’s way so why not treat a loved one to something a little special this Christmas?

These are Fine Art Landscape Photographs taken by my own fair hand.  If you would like to buy one just drop me a line.   The pictures are available in A4 (£39.99), A3 (£79.99) and on Canvas (£ ask).  I am able to provide these prints on a mount and/or framed (£ ask).

If you are a business, why not buy these for your office, meeting rooms, or waiting rooms.  Claim it all back on your tax.

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Wedding Photographer Bodelwyddan Castle & Quay Hotel Deganwy

Winter has arrived and the weddings have slowed down until December. I’m booked up throughout December so I thought I’d spend the next few weeks reflecting on some of this summer’s weddings. This is partly because I’ve changed my website, and have only recently started blogging so I want to make some of my pictures more visible to the couples who are planning their wedding, and also because I had such an amazing time.

It’s been a very busy summer where I’ve had the privilege of photographing an array of weddings with some amazing people, in some amazing locations. It really is a privilege to photograph a wedding. It is often described as the best day of your life, and to be chosen to spend that day with you; to capture the atmosphere and moments; the people and places; the laughter and the tears; to be immersed in the whole feel of the day (which is what I try to do), really is a privilege.

I’d like to start off with Bodelwyddan Castle and a couple that were married there this summer.  Emma and Nathan, were married at Bodelwyddan Castle on 5th June, 2010, and then onto the Quay Hotel at Deganwy:

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And then to the Quay Hotel Deganwy.

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Fine Art Street Portraiture

And now for something different!  If you are here to look at wedding photography, please skip this post and read on, or visit my main website

Street photography is a type of candid photography, where the photographer often tries to show their vision of something, often ironic, and typically concentrates on a decisive moment.  Fine art street portraiture is where the photographer tries to create those moments with their subject in a candid, poignant or comical way, typically in kind of raw way.

Anyway, here’s my version of it:

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Rachel & Dave

I was up fairly early this morning to meet Rachel and Dave in Ruthin.  It was freeeezing so it took us a little while to warm up.  This was a rehearsal in more ways than one for Rachel and Dave as they will be getting married in Lapland next month.  All the best for your wedding.  I had a great time this morning.  Don’t you look amazing!  Here are some of the pictures:

AND, after returning to Rachel and Dave’s home, Daisy tried to muscle in on some of the action … what a Diva!