I’m a wedding photographer based in North Wales. My approach to wedding photography is very much a documentary one. It’s all about photographing each moment as it happens. To tell your story I’ll be close to the action, but never in the way or controlling it. So, if you’re the sort of couple who aren’t mad keen on posing I could be the photographer for you.
North Wales photographers and couples choosing to get married in Wales are blessed with a huge amount of gorgeous locations and wedding venues to choose from. From Wrexham to Anglesey, anywhere in Snowdonia National Park we are spoilt for choice.
You won’t find any city centre wedding venues, like you would in the North West, however, North Wales is the perfect place to get married if you’re a fan of the great outdoors. We have beaches, mountains, forests and lakes that provide an epic backdrop to your wedding images.
Although I photograph weddings all over the UK, some of my favourite wedding venues are in North Wales. So here are my top 5 wedding venues in North Wales.
Plas Dinam (Llandinam) is a beautiful exclusive use mansion with unique glass roofed “party stables”.
Pentre Mawr (Denbigh) is a 17th Century Manor, with gorgeous gardens, marque and barn.
Hafod Farm (Llanrwst) is ideal for couples looking for a relaxed wedding day in the Snowdonia National Park.
Soughton Hall (Mold) is a refined 18th stately home, perfect for couples looking for a little grandeur on their wedding day.
Llyn Gwynant Barns is situated at the foot of Mount Snowdon, next to Llyn Gwynant lake – you can’t get much more North Wales than this!
In an attempt to keep this short, I’ve skipped over plenty of gorgeous venues such as Tower Hill Barns, Nant Gwrtheyrn or the vast amount of beach or other Airbnb’s suitable for alternative weddings.
Take time to enjoy being engaged and daydream about what your perfect wedding looks like.
Make it about you as a couple, and your time together. Think about all the things you love and try to imagine ways you can build those into your day. Get as much of your personality into your day as possible – don’t let traditions block your ideas.
Once you’ve got an idea of what you want your day to be like, it’s time to get your priorities sorted! Make a list of “must-haves” and do your best to stick to it. Think about what’s important to you both and make those things a priority. So if music is a big part of your life, prioritise the soundtrack. If you’re massive foodies, concentrate on the menu. If it’s really all about spending time with your guests, focus on that.
I’m not going to give you advice on how to save or spend your money, I am most definitely not qualified for that! So what I will say is this… Refer back to your list of priorities, and spend your budget accordingly. Get the important things ticked off first, then get the rest with what’s left.
If you’d like more advice please follow this link to my FREE Wedding Planning Guide
Llanddwyn Island is one of my favourite places in Wales, I’ve photographed several marriage proposals here as well as this small intimate micro wedding. In fact, there are many locations all around the Isle of Anglesey that make for great alternative wedding locations.
I offer a selection of pre-built packages and offer a completely bespoke wedding photography service. All packages include high-resolution images, logo & watermark free, online gallery and a professional back-up service.
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Yes. But there are a couple of conditions. The wedding needs to take place under a fixed structure, such as a gazebo, which has been licensed to hold weddings. So, getting married in your back garden or on the beach isn’t allowed. However, if you’re happy to get the legal stuff out of the way at a registry office, then you can hire a celebrant (or ask a close friend) to perform the ceremony for you and that can take place almost anywhere you like. I have more info on this style of wedding in my Alternative Wedding Planning Guide.
For North Wales & Cheshire, £1500 is a pretty common price for all-day wedding photography. According to an industry survey, the average price for a wedding photographer in the UK in 2020 was £1590.
When deciding if a price offers good value for money, you’ll need to consider things like their experience & professionalism – you need to trust that they can deliver high-quality images, no matter what the weather or surprises the day might throw at them. Also, the length of coverage, what’s included within their package and how that compares to your plans and expectations.
As with most things wedding-related, the earlier you book the better. Given the current climate, you can no longer assume that your photographer is available on a Tuesday a year from now because there’s a good chance they’re actually booked.
A second photographer is ideal if you’d like both morning preparation locations photographed or for particularly large / complex weddings.