Our first wedding in July saw us heading down to Mumbles for Jessica & Paul’s wedding. A little different from our usual weddings as the reception was to be held at the grounds of Jessica’s parents in a marquee.
As Jessica and Paul requested that all of the post ceremony photos were to be taken in the grounds surrounding the marquee we visited the week before to do the pre-wedding shoot as we were unsure of how much space we would have and the backdrops etc. It was a beautiful garden with plenty of choice of scenery! We also had the pleasure of photographing their son Max too! Such a lovely little character!
The day of the wedding started at St. Marys Church in Kittle, Pennard where it was quite windy but luckily it was a nice day as it remained dry back at Jessica’s parents house in Mumbles.
Jessica had made a big effort to decorate the marquee herself and also made the cake and table decorations too! And she managed to do all of this whilst studying for her degree in pharmacy plus taking care of Max too!
It was a lovely day. We’d also like to say a big Thank You to Jessica’s dad who gave us a bottle of champagne before leaving!
Jessica and Paul opted for our CD only option – we ensured that the couple had a good selection of photos including a selection of black & white plus some spot colouring to bring the colours of the flowers out too!
After a fairly quiet month of June, we finished it off with Angharad and Simon’s wedding at Manor Park House in Clydach, Swansea on Friday 24th June 2011.
We’d met up with Angharad and Simon about a month before for the pre-wedding shoot at Neath Abbey. We quite like this venue for photography as the stonework is great to shoot and has a range of backdrops.
The big day saw us starting off at Birchgrove at Angharad’s parents for the bridal preparation with her 5 bridesmaids.
The ceremony was originally due to take place at St. Josephs Cathedral however as Father Flock had moved to the St. David’s Catholic Church is Swansea City Centre so did the ceremony!
Just as the ceremony was finishing the rain started to pour down as we headed to Neath Abbey! As always we never leave the studio without our white umbrellas as we can never predict the weather. It certainly didn’t spoil the wedding shoot! We managed to take some great photos and also stay dry!
The rain eased off as we headed to the Manor Park Country House, so we were able to take a few more shots!
We stayed on for the evening reception where we captured the Best Man popping the large balloon full of confetti over the newly weds! It was over in seconds but we managed to get 15 action shots!
April was a busy old month for us for photographing at weddings– so thankful that the weather was beautiful! Shame we can’t say about the weather over the last few days!
Thursday 21st April was the day we photographed the lovely couple Hayley & Adam Lewis at the Towers Hotel, Llandarcy.
Just a few weeks prior we’d met them to do their pre-wedding shoot at Neath Abbey! Like alot of our Brides-to-be, Hayley was a little nervous about having her photos taken so we did the best we could to make her feel relaxed! One of the techniques we used to overcome this is to not look directly into the camera! We think the photos were fab, especially the ones of Hayley smiling!
When the big day finally arrived, Hayley and Adam had a great day and we did our best to blend into the background – taking natural photos of the bridal prep, ceremony and group photos. We felt this would be the best way to capture the day – a little different to the more ‘traditional’ formal photos but alot more natural! This is Joanne’s favourite picture! They just looks so happy and Hayley looks really pretty too!
We revisited Neath Abbey for some photos on the day and captured the VW Campervan – one of Adam’s favourites! So that makes it 2 VW vans in just 1 month!
An earlier finish that normal as we left around 6ish, just after taking pictures of the cutting of the cake and some more group photos outside!
Hayley & Adam loved their wedding photos – and why not? We think they did great on the day! They’ll be picking up their traditional wedding album soon with a brush metal plate on the front! A popular option!