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 and a South Wales wedding photographer. 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.
I photographed Louise and Luke’s South Wales wedding at Ocean View, Gower on Saturday 8th September 2018. In the morning I met up with the bride as she was getting ready in a small rented cottage in the Gower village of Port Eynon. As with the majority of my wedding photography clients Louise and Luke […] read more
When bride and grooms search for weddings photographers in South Wales, they most likely come up with a plethora of choice. Where do they start? How do they choose? From my experience most of my clients come from word of mouth from previous clients. Though as a future bride and groom you are then relying […] read more
Here are some samples from a couple of children portrait photography sessions I was recently commissioned to produce in South Wales. The first was taken in their family home, allowing the children to feel safe and secure in familiar surroundings. Perfect for younger children who are still crawling or on days of inclement weather. Allowing younger subjects […] read more
I photographed Iona and Matt’s Cotswold wedding at Soho Farmhouse on the 1st September 2018. The day started in the idyllic Cotswold village of Great Tew near Chipping Norton in Oxfordshire. The bride was getting ready at her parents’ home a stone’s throw away from the parish church, St Michaels and All Angels. The church is tucked away […] read more
Here are a few of my favourite photographs that I created for Alice and Declan’s Herefordshire wedding at the Flanesford Priory. A short distance from the market town of Hay on Wye, nestled between Goodrich Caste and the River Wye. This converted 14th century monastery sits in the Wye Valley area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It benefits […] read more
Here are a few photographs from a South Wales Wedding at Margam Orangery. Kelly and Ross were married on 18th August 2018 at St David’s Church in Neath, South Wales. Their wedding reception took place the Margam Estate. They asked for a few portraits at the partly derelict Margam Castle before making their way from […] read more
I am often asked by recently engaged couples, “What if it rains on our wedding day?” My answer is generally something about staying dry and comfortable and enjoy the atmosphere created by everyone huddling around the bar. Keeping an eye on the weather and utilising any break or easing off by the elements, perhaps braving […] read more
A few weeks before their Cotswold wedding at the Soho Farmhouse, Iona and Matt decided they would like to have a pre wedding or engagement shoot. They decided to use their wedding venue as the backdrop, which also allowed us to have an on location consultation about their photography requirements on the day. Soho Farmhouse […] read more
Sue and Philip’s Brinsop Court wedding took place on perhaps one of the hottest days of the year, 4th August 2018. Brinsop Court is a Grade I listed moated manor house, in the Herefordshire village of Brinsop.Dating back to the early fourteenth century, Brinsop Court is filled with excellent period features including large fireplaces, ornate […] read more
Natalie and Lloyd’s South Wales wedding was held on 3rd August 2018 at the New House Hotel in Cardiff. In the morning bride got ready for the ceremony at the hotel with her bridesmaids and flowers girls. The marriage service was performed at the ancient grade II listed St Deny’s Church in the Cardiff suburb of Lisvane. […] read more
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
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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