Miranda and Jake were married on the 17th of July 2021, on one of the hottest days of the year in South Wales. Below is a selection of the photography I provided for them. I would say the majority of brides like to have a reasonable part of the preparations included in the photographic coverage. I normally allow 90 minutes for this then travel to the church half an hour ahead of the bridal car to meet up with the groom. Obviously sometimes I will cover the groom preparations as well if close by or if the ceremony is at the same location as the preparations. But my point was, some brides prefer not to have any of this part of the day covered and it is, of course at their discretion. Miranda, originally did not wish to have any getting ready photography, though in the end she did request 30 minutes before the ceremony to allow for a few images form this part of the day. I was happy to oblige and dutifully arrived at her family home the morning of the wedding. The marriage ceremony took place at St Cynog’s Church in Ystradgynlais. Where along with some of the locals, her pet dachshund (with dog sitter in tow) also turned up to wish her well.
Following the exchange of nuptials and congratulations, the bride and groom made their way to across the Brecon Beacons to Peterstone Court in a red sports car. I have photographed quite a few weddings at this venue in the past, but have not attending a wedding celebration here for four years. With a new wedding team in place, this Georgian rural gem had lost none of its charm. The weather was exceedingly hot, so we waited until the relative coolness of the evening sun before we attempted any portraits of the bride and groom. Again with majority of my clients, Miranda and Jake did not want to spend ages posing for the camera, so after with a quick jaunt down to the meadow I had plenty of natural shots of the two of them together. And they were able to rejoin their guest in the shade of the erected tipi.