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 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.
Paul Davies Photography, based in Swansea, is offering every couple who books a full day wedding package and mentions Your South Wales Wedding a free pre-wedding shoot.
We spoke to Paul to find out more about his company: "I have been working in the photographic industry for more than 30 years, I shoot events, family portraits, school proms, birthdays, parties and make-overs, but my true passion is wedding photography. My aim is to tell stories through my pictures. I have developed a natural, photo-journalistic or documentary style which captures your special day with as little intrusion or fuss as possible. I believe a good wedding photographer will tell your story without taking over your day. I have photographed more than 500 weddings, and I'm a qualified member of the Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers (LSWPP) and the British Professional Photographers Association.
Posted: 21 September 2022
Multi award-winning wedding and portrait photographer Roberto Valenzuela, marine biologist and explorer Cristina Mittermeier and renowned landscape photographer Colin Prior are among the compelling line-up of global speakers at The Photography Show & The Video Show. They will be joined by Jack Harries, Christina Ebenezer, Kaylee Greer and Chase Jarvis among others, who all will share their expertise during this unmissable four-day event showcasing photography, taking place 17th to 20th September 2022 at Birmingham's NEC venue.
Posted: 17 September 2022
The Photography Show & The Video Show is launching its first ever Wedding Album of the Year competition to celebrate the best of the best from all around the country; showcasing the talent and craft of professional photographers and album makers in the UK and championing the power of print. There's nothing like a beautifully designed and presented wedding album to immortalise a couple's special day - a permanent and tangible reminder of those happy memories and moments, to be enjoyed for years to come. Wedding Album of the Year will celebrate these memories and the photographers that captured them.
Posted: 16 September 2022
A pre-wedding shoot is a perfect opportunity for you to meet your photographer while they're working their camera. See how you interact with each other and ask yourself, are they someone you feel comfortable around? Could you spend all day with them?
Having your photo taken is not something people do every day, and you might feel uncomfortable just at the thought. That being the case, a pre-wedding shoot offers you the perfect opportunity to feel at ease in front of the camera so that when the big day arrives, you'll look and, most importantly, feel comfortable. If you have any questions or worries, a pre-wedding shoot can help ease your mind.
Posted: 6 July 2022
Start by getting your FBI cap on and doing some research into what style of photography you like and what approach you want your photographer to have. You're going to be with this person, up close and personal, for a very long and emotional day, so you need to have faith in them and feel comfortable around them to get the most out of your wedding photos. Here are a few ideas to help try and save those pennies: Make a list of the events you most want to be photographed on the day. Can you squeeze all of those into three or four hours? If so, ask your photographer if they offer smaller wedding packages with just a few hours of coverage – most of us do.
Posted: 16 February 2022
Emotion Picture Photography in Pontypool has recently been awarded Most Celebrated Business 2021 and listed as the Runner Up for Best Photographer for his beautiful wedding photography at The Welsh Wedding Awards (www.bestofwelshawards.co.uk). The owner Ian Gilbert tells us more: "I'm passionate about photography which is the driving force behind what I do, being able to capture a special moment in people's lives and save it forever. Emotion Picture Photography is a family run business with families in mind."
Posted: 27 January 2022
Claire Roige Photography is offering our readers an exclusive 10% discount on her services. Based in Swansea, Claire is a candid photographer who guarantees to capture your big day naturally and unobtrusively. She tells us: "I'm basically your personal hype woman and professional third wheel with a camera. Candid shots are my jam as well as rock music, crafting, stuffing my face with cheese and sharing a drink with friends around a campfire. I love working with couples who like to do things a bit differently, and I'll probably do a happy dance when you enquire."
Posted: 20 January 2022
Cardiff-based photographer Anthony Crothers is offering our readers an exclusive discount. Couples who book Anthony's services will receive a free engagement shoot, a one-on-one consultation and 10% off the booking fee. To receive the discount, email Anthony at email@example.com and mention the magazine. Offer ends 31st December, 2021. We spoke to Anthony to find out more about his company: "I strive to tell the story of your day using a mixture of contemporary, candid and reportage-style photography. "
Posted: 9 December 2021
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!
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.
Posted: 1 October 2021