Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Thinking of asking a friend to photograph your wedding?

I don't know whether the uncertainty surrounding the economic climate is making financial matters seem worse this year compared to last year but we have met a few couples who initially thought to ask friends to photograph their wedding - which can be a great idea if they're experienced wedding photographers....

Unfortunately, last week we were approached by a recently married lady who asked if we would have a look at her wedding photographs to see if there was anything that could be done to improve them...... which in all honesty was not a great deal.

A well meaning friend had persuaded her to let him photograph the day - a wedding is a ONE off, it's a really fast moving event & obviously not the right time to learn about the camera & flash or how to create angles for  great photos because once the day is over the photographs are going to be the only things that remain - now that does sound like a photographers quote!

So, my one piece of advice would be, if budget is a consideration, ask your preferred photographer if they would be prepared to shoot for a shorter amount of time (for less money!) - then ask family & friends to take photos to help 'set the scene' of the day around the professional photographs.

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Wedding at Llandaff Cathedral & the Village Hotel.

On a blisteringly hot day, Jennifer & Neil were married at the amazing Llandaff Cathedral followed by a reception at the Village Hotel, Coryton, Cardiff.

Unfortunately, as happens sometimes, we were not allowed to photograph during the Ceremony itself, this is always something to bear in mind when discussing the ceremony with the officials concerned ( registrar or clergy).  A smile & friendly discussion can sometimes work wonders! Nevertheless, we obtained some lovely images throughout the day  and here are a few of them.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Wedding at the Bear Hotel, Cowbridge.

As promised, here's a look at some of our recent work in May starting with a few photographs from Sarah & Nick's lovely Wedding at the Bear Hotel in Cowbridge on a beautiful May day.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Really, really busy

May was a really busy month with 5 weddings photographed & several pre-shoots. We managed to cover a fair few miles, going to Craig-y-nos Castle, Llandaff Cathedral, the Village Hotel, the Bear in Cowbridge, not to mention St Fagans Church in Trecynon & up to Bryn Meadows Golf Club!

I'll be putting some of these images up soon but in the meantime, if you would like to see some of our finished albums & discuss your own wedding plans & how we could uniquely capture all the excitement of your day for you then please give us a call or use the contact form on our main website.