As a South Wales wedding photographer who primarily provides natural imagery, most of couples of my clients do not want to pose in front of the camera too much. Though it is hard to avoid on your wedding day, if you do not for the professional photographer, the guests will ask you to pose. So it is really about a balanced approach. Elin and Nicholas were married on Saturday 21st September 2019. The bride is an actor featuring in popular Welsh language productions, so she was quite comfortable in front of the camera. As is often the case, the groom was less keen on formal posed photography. So the only posed pictures from today were a few family groups and a quick stroll up the drive with the bride and groom. To be fair it is not far off from what I usually do at most weddings, but I am happy to slightly adapt my approach to each clients’ taste. The day’s photography coverage started with the bridal parties’ preparations at Llanely Hall, a boutique hotel in South Wales. The marriage ceremony was held in the grandeur of Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff. The remaining part of the wedding day was hosted at St Tewdrics House. This Monmouthshire wedding venue is based just outside of Chepstow. It was a beautiful sunny day so the drinks reception took place in the gardens and later in the day it was warm enough to enjoy a post dinner cigar and glass of wine in the evening air. It was then back into the St Tewdrics House purpose built courtyard room for the couple’s first dance as the music began to announce the evening celebrations.
These pictures are absolutely beautiful! We love every single one! Thank you ever so much!! You really captured our day perfectly!