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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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."
Posted: 27 May 2021