Every year, even every day I say the same thing, how does time go so quickly!!!
I can’t believe I’m looking back at my 2016 weddings, trying to choose some of my favourite photos to share with you – to show you the love, laughter and emotion that I was honoured to capture! It’s been incredible.
To get to meet such fabulous people and to be given the opportunity to capture your wonderful weddings is amazing! I’m very lucky to have a job where I do what I love! Weddings are ever so personal, I’m touched by every one I capture. I’m sitting here looking at these photos I've chosen, remembering that at each wedding I laughed, watched in admiration as the day unfolded and I even cried at most!!! Happy tears and sneakily behind my camera of course!! Just thinking about 2016, I am getting so excited for the year ahead to see what all the wonderful weddings in 2017 have in store.
2016 wedding season started with daffodils, a chilly April where Hannah & Stu married at the wonderful Maesmawr Hall Hotel, the drive looked amazing in daffodils which complimented their day perfectly. In June I photographed Sarah & Ben’s wedding at Elan Valley, the cutest little chapel and those views were just amazing. The sunshine was enjoyed at Lucy & Jamie's wedding at the beautiful Sweeney Hall Hotel, Oswestry. Hannah & Jack's wedding was my next, an elegant vintage wedding at Gregynog, which I was over the moon to have the opportunity to share and feature in Cwtch the Bride. Another July wedding was Lindsey & Wyn, who married in Welshpool and chose to have their couple shots in the amazing Powis Castle Gardens, how cool is that!!
In August I was at Broneirion for Lucy & Nick’s wedding, followed by a perfectly chilled wedding in Plas Dinam with Kayleigh & Jack. Liann & David married in church and celebrated at The Wynnstay in Oswestry and Mirain & Dylan wed in the welsh hills of Llanerfyl.
Throughout all of the summer the weather was kind. The sun had his hat on.. mostly!! With only one rainy wedding and that was Sue & John at Broneirion, with lots of brollies at the ready, it didn’t spoil a thing – and to be honest I absolutely love the brolly couple shots. Big thanks to Sue and John for trusting me!!
The September sun didn’t disappoint, with Jo & Rhys marrying in Llangurig and Kelly & Andy at Gregynog Hall, where the children ran around the grounds for hours. An October wedding in Forden for Amy & Andy, a celebration in a beautifully lined twinkly lights Marquee at their family home.
December... the last wedding of the year... Nic & Kev celebrated their wedding, back where I started the season, at Maesmawr Hall. It looked magical all Christmassy and wonderful.
2016 has been a great year, alongside the weddings I have thoroughly enjoyed photographing my Newborns and My First Year packages. I feel honoured to photograph such precious moments and be able to see your little ones grow.
Throughout 2016 I was mentored by the fabulous Kate Hopewell-Smith – you’ll probably remember the blog about my journey but it’s true; to grow and learn and gain confidence from such a lovely person – has been a dream! She really is a person to cherish. A journey I will make sure to continue on.
I was also very chuffed to be a finalist for ‘best wedding photographer of the year – Mid Wales’, in the Welsh National Wedding Awards, the awards dinner in Swansea was so much fun and I felt so proud to be there with so many truly talented individuals who make the wedding industry the best.
I am excited for 2017, with many new venues to shoot at, again starting off in April, I cannot wait to see the style, the choices, the colours the bride and grooms are going to choose and to get to know them and capture one of the most amazing days of their lives.
For me, wedding photography is all about capturing your story!
The love, the emotion, the laughter.
Here are a few images from 2016 weddings, enjoy!
If you are looking for a wedding photographer for your special day, and like my reportage storytelling style, please get in touch.
Limited availability for 2017.
Dates available for 2018 onwards