We’re Simon + Heather
Relaxed, documentary wedding photographers and filmmakers covering Wales and the entire UK.
You can book us for wedding photography, videography or both.(Both is roughly seven times as good, we did the maths.)
We work with couples who want their wedding to be fun and relaxed. It’s not about standing inline for hours taking row after row of formal group photos, its about relaxed photos that capture you and your guests having a great time.
It’s about photos that capture you being you.
We have a relaxed approach to wedding photography and wedding videograpy.
We document all the joy, laughter and fun, while you and your guests have a fantastic time. We’ll also make stunning, creative portraits – but even those are light, fun and relaxed.
We want to tell your story, by getting to know you & learning what inspires and excites you – we will capture all the feelings, emotions and laughter of your wedding day in a way that is unique and deeply personal.
We know what its like to be in front of the camera. It can be awkward, but we make that awkwardness fun and capture relaxed, genuine photos of you being you.
We’re not your parents wedding photographers, we’re your photographers.
Below is a collection of unstaged moments and relaxed portraits from weddings all across the UK.
While you’re planning your wedding and looking for the best wedding photographer in Wales, perhaps consider bringing someone in from further afield. We’re relaxed wedding photographers, and we happily cover the entire UK. We include travel within the UK in every package, as we don’t feel geography should limit your choice of wedding photographer – pick someone whose work you love, not because they are nearby.
With 14 years experience of weddings across the UK and Internationally, we’ll capture your story beautifully.
Wales always has an exceptional place in our Hearts, a lot of Simon’s family are from the valleys (Pembrokeshire – around Milford Haven!) and a lot of family holidays were spent exploring Pembrokeshire and the Welsh countryside.
Welsh people are also some of the friendliest folks around, so we can’t get enough welsh weddings.
WALES WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
There are so many beautiful wedding venues in Wales – here are a few lovely ones.
Oldwalls Gower is an exclusive 5-star wedding venue near Swansea, set in 50 acres of the most beautiful Welsh countryside – it’s a delightful place to tie the knot. The oakroom is an incredible space for a wedding ceremony, and the lakes and woodland give you plenty of place for incredible wedding photos. The Luxury accommodation on site is both the perfect place to prepare for your wedding and unwind afterwards with your closest family and friends and If you’re looking for something a little edgier for your guests the glamping village is worth a look for sure!
St Tewdrics is a beautiful house set in 10 acres of stunning Welsh countryside overlooking the Severn Valley, its an exclusive use wedding venue – which is always a great thing, so you can relax and enjoy your day safe in the knowledge that the venue is taking utmost care of your guests. It is also the home of Geraint Thomas for any of you keen cycling fans!
Treowen is a gorgeous 17th-century house in Monmouthshire – its an excellent place for people who want to put their stamp on their wedding and do things their way. Not to mention the views around it are just breathtaking.
Peterstone Court in Brecon is a beautiful hotel, it’s perfect all year round with its lovely indoor and outdoor spaces – but it really comes alive in winter and around Christmas – people often say snow is one of the last things they’d like for their wedding day – but at a venue like this it’s just a delight!
Bodnant Garden & The Kymin
The National Trust has some stunning pieces of land and some of the most glorious buildings to get married in all across the UK, and in South Wales, Bodnant Garden and The Kymin are undoubtedly worth a look! We’re card-carrying members of the national trust – so we always welcome a chance to have a wander around one of their places!
Llangoed Hall is a magnificent country house hotel located in the stunning Wye Valley. Exclusive use wedding venues are always a treat to be a wedding photographer at – they lend themselves perfectly to a relaxed weekend for you and your guests – and when the site is as luxurious as Llangoed is, you know you’re in for a great weekend!
Picton Castle in Haverfordwest is a proper fairytale Castle complete with battlements and ancient arches! Surrounded by 40 acres of gorgeous parklands, you’ll have plenty of amazing options for your wedding photographs.
Right next to Picton Castle is the Slebech Park Estate, which is set against the river and amongst 700 acres of the most beautiful grounds. From the woodlands to the meadows, there are so many opportunities for incredible photographs.
Crug Glas Country House, Near St Davids, is an exclusive use wedding venue, set in 600 acres of glorious North Pembrokeshire countryside. It has everything you need for a stylish welsh wedding, complete with breathtaking views and a beautiful barn as well as on-site accommodation for you and your guests to make a weekend of it!
The next one on the list is a Faz favourite for sure! Gellifawr Country House Hotel and Cottages – near Newport in the Gwaun Valley, It’s a rustic woodland wedding venue – a collection of words that excites us! It was also a popular spot for family holidays back in the day – with so much of our family in Pembrokeshire; it was a logical place to base holidays! Set in the truly stunning scenery of the Gwaun Valley. I’ve taken many a sunset photograph on walks around this area. We’re also big fans of their restaurant!
When the independent describes somewhere as a ‘true fairytale’, you know its a cracking wedding venue, that coupled with picking up the best in Wales award at the prestigious Welsh national wedding awards tells you all you need to know about this stunning wedding venue. It’s a beautiful, French-style Château, and the views on Anglesey are amongst the best in the world – what a backdrop for your wedding.
We hope this gives you some ideas, but if you’re planning your wedding in Cardiff, Newport, Bangor, St Davids, Swansea or anywhere else in Wales and looking for a wales wedding photographer, please do get in touch!
The Grove Narberth
The Grove of Narberth is another wonderful Exclusive use venue – It’s a gorgeous luxury country house hotel in the heart of the rolling Pembrokeshire countryside – Overlooking the wonderfully picturesque Preseli Hills.
Cilwendeg Mansion House is a truly luxury Georgian house hotel in Pembrokeshire with magnificent far reaching views, designed by legendary Architect John Nash. It’s also got enough rooms to accommodate 24 guests, so you can have your nearest and dearest to stay overnight after your wedding and enjoy a lovely relaxed breakfast in the morning.
Caerphilly Castle is the second largest castle in Britain makes for a mightily impressive wedding venue – it can also hold 200 guests, so you don’t need to worry about which distant aunties can’t come along!
Castle Coch is another cracking welsh castle wedding venue for our list – with its wonderfully vibrant decor and gorgeous woodland setting – it’s a wonderful place for a wedding ceremony, before heading onto somewhere else nearby for your reception.
The Llanerch Vineyard in the Vale of Glamorgan is a genuinely stunning spot for a wedding, with views over the Garth Mountains and lots of on-site accommodation – your guests can make a weekend of it!
Margam Country Park and the Margam Orangery, down near Swansea is a great place to check out for a wedding venue, and Neath Port Talbot is a pretty convenient location to get to as well if you have guests coming from out of town, London etc.
Bryn Meadows Golf Hotel & Spa in South East Wales picked up the prestigious Best Wedding Venue in the 2017 Wesh National wedding awards and for a good reason, set amongst 100 acres of meadowland its a magnificent and luxurious location for a wedding.
Craig-y-Nos Castle in the heart of the gorgeous Brecon Beacons is a Victorian-Gothic country house with some of the most amazing architecture we’ve ever seen. Having your drinks reception in front of such a magnificent building is a real treat, and with the glorious Brecon Beacons landscapes around, there is no shortage of photo opportunities!
Our style is casual and unfussy. We make pictures filled with love and laughter. Photos that catch not just the environment, but the feeling of your wedding, we create a story around all the little details– the grins and giggling, your family and friends, the details and dancing – and everything in the between.
How we work.
We document your wedding day as it happens by blending in with your family and friends – even during the more formal photos we keep things relaxed, light and fun.
We’re not here to make you stand in a line for hours upon end saying cheese until your face hurts. We want you to have a great time and we want to get you fantastic photographs of it.
For the highest in consistency and quality all of our photo editing is done in-house. A great deal of professional wedding photographers outsource their editing – this often means that the person editing your memories wasn’t at your wedding – they didn’t get to experience the day, they didn’t feel what you did and they don’t always get what the vibe of the day was.
By editing our photos and videos ourselves, you can be sure your story will be told sympathetically, with the feelings and emotions affectionately and thoughtfully brought out of every last image.
We’re proud that our work has been featured in many of the top wedding blogs including Rock my Wedding, Rock and Roll Bride, Love My Dress, Ruffled, Style Me Pretty, Whimsical Wonderland Weddings and One Fab Day.
We’ve also been featured in wedding magazines such as Your Sussex Wedding, Wedding Ideas and Brides Magazine.
It’s your day.
Our approach is casual and relaxed; everything that we do revolves around our belief that It’s your day, not our photo shoot.
We often begin 2-3 hours before your ceremony with the wedding party, catching all of the tiny details and the little moments shared between your loved ones.
After this, we take the day as it comes, capturing your story and all the emotions through mostly unstaged moments. Leaving you to make the most of your big day – but we’re always on hand to recommend the right spots for quick portraits as well!
We’re more than happy to put together more formal family photographs – after all – rarely do you’ll have all your family and friends together, and looking so lovely – but even these we keep light and casual.
After any formal photographs, it’s generally a fantastic time for you to take a break from your wedding party – this is when we’ll make beautiful photos of the two of you alone. These couple photographs are fun to make and can be more creative – taking into account the environment or any details of the location you’re keen to explore.
It’s also a brilliant opportunity for you to enjoy some time to yourselves.
For the duration of the evening, we are pretty unobtrusive, catching the delightful in-between moments, the giggling from the speeches and everyone having a wonderful time. Once the sun sets, it can be an ideal time to get a few more couple photographs in the soft evening light before getting you back to your family and companions for some dancing.
A lot of wedding photographers will head off after the first dance, not us. We know your wedding isn’t just the bunch of hours between the ceremony and your first dance – after dark can be when the characters really show up, and this chapter of your story springs to life.