Here is a sneak from yesterdays beautiful wedding at Caer Rhun Hall.
Wales Wedding Photography
A couple of weeks back and I shot a wedding with my good friend and fellow photographer Tony Fanning
As usual it was my job to meet up with the groom and the rest of the guys, I was running a little late, due to a bad accident on the way to Wales, which caused a 1 hour journey to take 2 1/2 hours….doh!!!
Tony started with the guys before heading over to see Auggie (August), I caught up with the guys as they headed to the local pub.
It was a great wedding, with two great families, one from Britain and one from America.
The wedding was at a cool little church, with a choir all in fine singing voices.
Then we headed over to a fantastic venue, Plas Maenan which, once booked for a wedding, closes it’s doors to the public, which just adds to that fairytale feeling that a wedding has. They also had a great band playing some cool 1920′s and 1930′s jazz whilst the guests mingled outside, and they later played the first dance song too.
Auggie can ballroom dance, and she taught Gordon some of those fine moves for the first dance, which made for an exciting first dance, which not only covered the entire dance floor, but included a lift…I thought I was watching strictly come dancing….floor-side seat too!!! Those same skills means that Auggie carries herself with grace and style at all times, so photographing her and Godon was pretty easy.
Photo time, I hope you enjoy them.
Wales Wedding Photography
My good friend, and web-host (it’s his fault if it all breaks folks) George was down this way from bonnie Scotland. He asked if I could do some photos of his Kids all dressed up in kilts.
So thats just what we did, they were a little unsure to start with, but my childishness soon had them relaxed and having fun.
I had a ball shooting in a studio, that I’ll have to arrange some more studio sessions again very soon. George and Elaine, thanks for buying Josh and I dinner, much appreciated. I hope you love the pics.
The other Sunday I had a great time shooting the celebration of Emma becoming a Bat Mitzvah (pronounced Baz Mitzvah, and is the girls version of a Bar Mitzvah), There was a lot of activity outside the Lowry Hotel in Manchester, when I got there, and I figured that it must be a regular haunt of some celebs. However, on this day it was home to the guys who were involved with SoccerAid, and they were filming on the same floor as the celebrations. This caused much excitement throughout pretty much everyone there.
I was told that I wasn’t allowed to photograph the celebs (which was fine by me, I was there to photograph Emma and she was my celeb for the day), the guests got to meet a few of the guys though, which was cool.
The venue looked awesome, and Emma’s mum, Carolyn, had organised everything great.
They had a cool guy to sing for everyone, and he was one of the best singers I have heard, a Jazz/Blues voice that I could listen to all day long.
On to some pics I hope y’all enjoy them.
It feels great to be getting through this work, and a pleasure to have been working with some awesome people already this year, and as it is about half over (shocking, I know), it is nice to take a bit of time out and chill, which I will be doing shortly. Usually, we’d be heading off into the sunset in our little home away from home, and often to Wales, a place that we love. Betws-y-Coed (not pronounced Betsy Co Ed as we all say round our way, it is Betis A Coid – I hope that is right), Llanberris, and my personal favourite Bala, are some of the places that we frequent from time to time, I think I love Bala more for SJ Roberts Butchers than I think it’s better than the other places though!! This time we’re not heading off to Wales, I’m sure we will be back there soon though.
But until then, may I present Kim and Huw’s big day.
For this wedding I started at the church with Huw and the boys, and then had a bit of a wait, whilst Kim was fashionably late!! I will point out, that Kim is very laid back, and happy for me to suggest a few ideas, all except dipping her feet in the stream flowing by the church, but that was only a joke (ok, a half joke).
When Kim arrived it was not in a limo, oh no, and not a 1930′s style car either, it was something that suited Kim, and the roads around the area, a pretty fancy Land Rover….her Ring Bearer had to travel in the boot too, in his own special area.
The ceremony was really nice, with Huw’s mum singing for them whilst they signed the register, and what a voice she had too.
Afterwards, Kim and Huw took a walk over to the bridge that we’d discussed having their picture taken by, much to the bewilderment of a few local boys all having a great time playing in the water, from there back to Kim’s mums place, with the rest of the bridal party for some photos, I had a blast and despite the odd looks and people thinking I have a shoe fetish, I’m sure everyone else did too.
Then it was on to the reception, now Kim had made the inside of a hall into a Marquee, and it looked amazing, outside they had started spit roasting a pig for later, it smelt soooo good. It is here that I left Kim and Huw to enjoy the rest of their day, which I am informed that they had an awesome time.
Woah, I must be in a writing mood tonight, Enjoy the pics.