There are so many different things to consider when choosing your South Wales wedding photographer. No two photographers will have the same approach and all will offer their own unique service and style. Some will adopt a photojournalistic or reportage documentary approach for most of your day, so you can look back and remember just how incredible your day actually was in addition to the more traditional couples, bridesmaids and family group shots.
A good wedding photographer will be unobtrusive and will capture the day in a relaxed and informal way from the 'getting ready' stage right through to the first dance and well into the evening.
You want to remember your wedding day forever so it's worth choosing a photographer you are comfortable with and will record your day in the best possible way.
Here’s some great wedding photographers based in South Wales from places like Cardiff, Swansea and Newport, whom you might want to get in touch with...
Don't forget to mention Your South Wales Wedding magazine when contacting wedding photographers in South Wales.
Before the pandemic, most couples would book their photographer around a year before the wedding, but this has all changed over the past year. I'm currently getting bookings for 2023 and 2024 as I think couples are finding it hard to get a date for 2022 due to the knock-on effect of weddings being postponed over the last 16 months. Nearly all of my availability for the popular dates in spring, summer and autumn particularly during school holidays in 2022 were booked up months ago. To get your first or second choice photographer, you will need to book early!... read more
Posted: 20 October 2021
From the outset, it's important to build a relationship with your photographer. Consultations and an engagement or pre-wedding shoot will help build trust between you. Find a supplier that's on your wavelength, puts you at ease and understands what you want from your images. Good wedding photographers will want to give you precious pictures that you will treasure for a lifetime and will do their best to help you enjoy the day as, after all, it's all about you. Keep in mind, if they're a member of a trade association, that's usually a good indication that they take their work seriously.... read more
Posted: 1 October 2021
Having a photo checklist depends on what type of wedding photographer you're looking for. A traditional photographer will take posed photographs, while a candid photojournalistic may not take any. Some will take a combination of both and may ask you for a list of essential shots. For example, you might want a group portrait with your family and another with your guests. The internet is loaded with sample lists, but your supplier will already know these. Talk to them, and they will be able to advise you whether or not they require a shot list from you. Most photographers with lots of experience will know what pictures to take.... read more
Posted: 23 June 2021
We usually do the engagement photo shoot around four to six weeks before the wedding day. This is so we can chat about the day in full and find out what's happening, but the main point is to get to know each other. As it may have been more than 12 months since you have seen or been in contact with your photographer, it's a nice way to touch base. Use the time to get full details about the timings of your wedding day.... read more
Posted: 2 June 2021
Printing experts Parrot Print whose slogan is 'Bring Your Images to Life', has surveyed couples in the UK to reveal what the nation's most cherished wedding photograph is. After a turbulent year for the wedding industry and hopeful couples alike during the COVID-19 pandemic, restrictions are easing and weddings are starting to resume. Now more than ever, we are cherishing special moments in our lives and your very own wedding day is up there with the most important for many happy couples. But when it comes to wedding photography, it's important to make sure you're getting the most from your important snaps to hang on your wall, give as a gift or simply treasure forever.... read more
Posted: 31 May 2021
One Vision Photography has won Best Wedding Photographer and Videographer in Wales at the Global Wedding Awards 2021. We spoke to the director, Michael Lundbeck, to find out more about the company: "We're passionate about taking beautiful photographs and discovering and unfolding the emotional connections that bind people together. It's my goal as a photographer to capture your special day, not only in a way that tells your story without words but in a way that will remind you both of all the beautiful emotion that surrounds you and your lover. My approach to photographing weddings is simple. I let the day unfold, untouched and unrehearsed."... read more
Posted: 27 May 2021
From getting ready shots, to the first dance, there are hundreds of special moment to capture over a whole day when it comes to wedding photography. A favourite shot might be the bride/groom walking down the aisle, or the couple are always special post-vows; but it doesn't always go to plan, especially when involving pets, children and in this case... food! Take a peek at these food-inspired snaps that were all finalists in Wedding Food Photographer of the Year.... was the winner your favourite too?... read more
Posted: 12 May 2021
our photographs are one of the most important parts of your day and will be a lasting memory of your wedding for years to come. To help you find a supplier, we've teamed up with Swansea-based photographer, Paul Davies to offer you an exclusive discount. Valid until 31st December, 2021, couples will receive a 10% discount on full-day bookings taking place in 2022 and a free engagement shoot. To claim, email Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org with the code 'YSWW'.... read more
Posted: 6 May 2021
The first thing you need to do is a little research. Ask friends and family for recommendations and look at various websites to get an idea of what style you like. Every photographer has their own technique, so if you want a particular look, check to see if it's something they can offer. We tend to get booked up 12 to 18 months in advance, so start by seeing if your chosen supplier is available on your date. It's important you meet in person to find out more about their work and decide whether you gel with them. Ask to see a few wedding albums of the whole day instead of just a few select pictures.... read more
Posted: 17 March 2021
James Matthew from Eyes2Me Photography has changed his payment policy to help couples affected by COVID-19. Specialising in informal documentary photographs, James works across South Wales and is known for his reportageand photojournalism. He captured natural and spontaneous moments, resulting in relaxed and informal images. He's fully insured, has an advanced DBS certificate and is pre-approved by many local venues. He also belongs to many photography organisations and is a proud member of the Master Photographers Association.... read more
Posted: 3 December 2020