Wales Wedding Photographer
I’m so delighted that Jo & Jon asked me to be their Wales wedding photographer. Although I’m based in Manchester, I also love the opportunity to travel to new places to shoot happy occasions like this one. Set in the glorious Fairyhill venue in Gower, this beautiful South Wales wedding was a gorgeous, intimate and joyful occasion.
South Wales wedding venue
Fairyhill is an award-winning venue and part of the Oldwalls group in Wales. It is set within 24 acres of lawns, lakes and woodland, and looked just stunning in the wonderful summer weather we’ve been having this year. I arrived in plenty of time to explore the magical grounds and buildings before Jo arrived to get ready with her sister as bridesmaid. These two lovely ladies were a pleasure to be around as they exchanged gifts and jokes and generally giggled their way through their preparations. I try to be as unobtrusive as possible, but it’s always nice to be involved in a couple’s special day, and these guys really made me feel part of the occasion.
Outdoor wedding – indoors
Over in the groom’s room, Jon was channelling his excitement into some seriously speedy preparations. We just about had time to grab some key shots before it was time to make our way to the ceremony itself. This was held in the ‘kaleidoscope room’ – a new glass-panelled annex that was adorned with lovely flowers, mirroring the abundant foliage visible through the windows. It was like an outdoor wedding, but indoors! This was a great place for wedding photography as the light was flooding in all day long.
Fun, creative photography
Following drinks in the sunshine, formal family portraits and then a delicious meal (Fairyhill is renowned for its food), it was time for some funny and emotional speeches. Nice to hear some words from the bridesmaid on this occasion too. And that light again in the ‘K-Room’, allowing me to have some photography fun – superb! The fun then continued outside for the happy couple as we took a short walk through those magical grounds for some romantic portraits.
This beautiful South Wales wedding ended in fine style with some seriously funky Michael Jackson moves from the Sharifi brothers which was all the encouragement that was needed for the rest of the guests to get their groove on. I love shooting dance floor action and the guests at this fantastic wedding did not disappoint.
Massive congratulations to Jo and Jon. Thanks again for choosing me to shoot your day. Below is a small selection of some of my favourite images or click the video above for a slightly longer slideshow.