CARDIFF WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER • SOUTH WALES WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER • UK WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
A MORE NATURAL APPROACH TO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
Hello, my name is Sacha Miller and I am a Cardiff wedding photographer in South Wales. I also work with couples throughout the United Kingdom and occasionally overseas, capturing their special day with emotive photography.
My natural approach to photographing a wedding is to ensure that the bride and groom actually get time to enjoy their wedding day. It is not often you get all your friends and family together, and weddings days move pretty fast so it is best to squeeze out as much fun and laughter as possible. To enable this, I work in an unobtrusive and discreet manner, avoiding intrusion to simply record what happens, to preserve genuine memories and communicate the joy experienced on the day you got married.
Whilst I specialise in documentary wedding photography, constantly searching for the naturally occurring “perfect moment” when emotion, light and form align, I appreciate that you may want a few formal groups shots of close family. These and any other posed pictures you may desire are at your discretion. As you can see through the featured real weddings below and on my recent work page, some bride and grooms like a couple of portraits to utilise the surroundings, but these can be done in a few minutes and need not take up too much time.
Primarily my aim is to tell the story of your wedding, in an informal manner, using the understated elegance of reportage photography. To provide the most natural and stunningly beautiful images that perfectly capture the essence of your day.
Please feel free to browse through my wedding portfolio or read some further wedding photography information. Also why not take a look what former bride and groom’s have to say through these client comments.
“His photography highlights the intimate moments unseen by many, whilst exhibiting the balance of composition capable of only a true master.”
Elegant pictorial storytelling using beautiful, honest and emotive imagery
My approach is friendly yet low key, as an award winning Cardiff wedding photographer in South Wales, I simply wish to provide an honest and emotive pictorial record of the day.
I have photographed many different types of weddings, and the one thing they all have in common is the desire to ‘enjoy the day’. Whilst they do require good photography, they also want to spend as much time as possible with close family and friends to make the memories that are worth capturing.
This approach is sometime known as wedding photojournalism, reportage or documentary, you can read more information on this subject by reading this article documentary wedding photography.
I suppose you classify me as bit of a purist im my approach to wedding photography, as I purposely avoid passing fads with gimmicky aesthetics that will date in a few years. As a medium, photography has yet to be surpassed in its ability to freeze a scene and transport you back to that moment in time when viewing the image in years to come. It is this timeless element that I endeavour to incorporate in my approach to wedding photography.
This journal of my photography showcases a selection of images that I have produced from wedding commissions in South Wales and throughout the UK. This endeavour is to demonstrate a consistency of quality, style and the affectional properties a picture essay possess when telling a heartwarming story.
Here are a few photographs from Alexandra and Simon’s South Wales wedding at Caer Llan in Monmouthshire. The day took place on Saturday 21st July 2018 where Wales was experiencing some lovely hot and sunny weather. Caer Llan is a family run wedding venue where the bride and groom and their guests have sole use […] read more
Clare and Nick’s Fonmon Castle wedding took place on 20th July 2018. The day began with the bridal preparations at Clare’s parent’s home in Cardiff, South Wales. Amongst the hubbub of bridesmaid and flowers girls was the talented make up artist Vaun, who I have seen a couple of times this wedding season and is always […] read more
Julia and Matthew’s wedding at Ash Barton in Devon took place on one of those scorching days we have experienced this year. Earlier on the day, namely 14th July 2018 I had trundled down the M5 into the South-West of England to this idyllic spot in the Devonshire countryside. Ash Barton Manor house played perfect […] read more
When Louise and Michael booked me for their wedding on Saturday 7th July 2018, they described it as small and intimate. I must admit I underestimated how intimate it was to be. I have occasionally photographed weddings with just close family members, but only a couple of times when I have to stand in as […] read more
The heatwave was in full swing for Joanna and Bryson’s wedding at the Glanusk Park Estate on the 30th June 2018. As a South Wales wedding photographer we cannot always count on such beautiful weather, so I have been trying to make the most out of the ethereal sunlight that appears in the evening. Luckily Glanusk […] read more
Cheryl and Brian held their wedding on 22nd June 2018 at Hensol Castle in South Wales. After getting ready at her parents home in Llantrisant, the marriage ceremony took place at the local parish church. Just after the bride was chauffeur driven along the terrace street outside the church, I photographed one of my favourite images of […] read more
The Celtic Manor Resort restricts the number of weddings it allows at its exclusive 2010 Clubhouse. Specially built for a new course to host the world famous golf competition, the Ryder Cup. It was my first time photographing a wedding at the 2010 Clubhouse and Laura and Tom certainly know how to throw a party. […] read more
Craig Y Nos Castle is a Victorian Gothic country house set in the countryside of Powys, Wales. Once owned by the renowned opera singer Adelina Patti, who made vast additions to the building, including adding a private auditorium. This grade I listed opera house was partly based on La Scala, Milan, but also incorporate features […] read more
On Saturday 26th May 2018 I photographed the summer wedding at Miskin Manor of Alice and James. I caught up with Alice and her close friends whilst they were getting ready in the morning at the hotel’s bridal suite. It is a beautiful decorated room with generous views across the hotel’s award winning garden. The […] read more
The Oran Mor sits proudly at a cross roads in the West End area of Glasgow in Scotland. It started life as a parish church in 1862. However despite a Historic Scotland preservation order it stood derelict and at risk of decaying as we turned into the new millennium. Though in 2002 a restoration project was undertaken to […] read more
Llansantffraed Court is a stunning Grade II listed country house situated in the Usk Valley, Monmouthshire, South Wales. This delightful mansion, nestles amidst twenty acres of glorious landscaped grounds and its own walled kitchen garden. The award winning restaurant prides itself on home grown and locally sourced produced. Portia and Trent where married here on 17th May 2018. […] read more
Hannah and Anthony held their wedding on Tuesday 15th May 2018 at the New House Country Hotel in Cardiff, South Wales. As for all mid week weddings I have the option for half day photography coverage. Which was today’s bride and groom preferred option, coverage started at the bride’s family home, which is convenient just […] read more
Please contact me with any questions or to check pricing and availability.
I only accept a limited number of weddings per year so unfortunately I am unable to reserve any date without a completed booking form and paid deposit.
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