“We hired you as you were highly recommended by other photographers. We then looked at your website and your casual, candid style photos really appealed to us as neither of us are the ‘posey’ type of people. We also loved the fact that you had taken many wedding photographs with dogs.
Someone once told us that the best photographers are the ones that you barely realise are there. Lisa, that was you. You came to our home at around 9 and caught so many special moments without me even noticing; my dad pacing around the garden, the bridesmaids helping themselves to the prosecco and my mother fussing over my shoes. One thing we were both adamant about was that we did not want to waste hours and hours posing for photographs on the day. Yet we still wanted photos taken with family and friends. We honestly don’t think that we spent more than 20 minutes total standing for those photos.
Lisa has out done herself with the final photographs, as we were both busy having a good time she had managed to capture a vast amount of candid moments between our guests as well as some hilarious reactions and questionable dance moves. She also got some beautiful photographs of our venue and its settings.
My one piece of advice for future couples thinking of hiring Lisa would be to book the (free) pre-wedding shoot for a few weeks before the wedding. If we were being honest, we were both absolutely dreading it as the cringe levels would be at an all time high. Within minutes Lisa had us at ease, cracking jokes, telling stories and generally making us feel relaxed and comfortable. This then continued to the wedding day as she knew exactly how to make us feel relaxed and how to catch our ‘best sides’. Diolch, diolch, diolch.”
Liwsi and Nick had the most gorgeous May wedding at their parent’s farm in North Wales. I first met Nick and Liwsi at their engagement shoot on the farm a couple of weeks before their wedding. On the morning of their wedding I arrived to find bridal prep in full swing, with hair and make up being done and prosecco being drunk, which is the perfect start to any wedding morning. As Lucy was getting ready she showed me a wrapped up parcel that Nick had given her the day before that said “open when you hear the sound!”. We were all really intrigued and had a really good laugh when, just as Lucy had finished putting her dress on, the parcel started ringing, it was an alarm clock with a post it reminding Lucy not to be late. I loved this little touch to their wedding, it gives such a good insight into what a fun loving couple Nick and Liwsi are!
They had a really lovely service in the chapel that was on the same road as their home. Their service was delivered half in English and half in Welsh which I thought was really lovely. After the service everyone made their way back to the farm for drinks and entertainment.
Fun Reception at the Farm
When I do an engagement shoot with my couples I always like getting a sense of what’s important to them and what kind of wedding they want to have. From the first time I met them it was really clear that Nick and Liwi love travel, their dog Madi and their family and friends. For their wedding I knew that they didn’t want to spend too much time having their photo taken, they just wanted to have a party with their nearest and dearest. We still did some group shots and we still did couple portraits but both of these only took about 30 to 40 minutes in total and the rest of the day they could totally relax! Their gorgeous German Shepherd, Madi had been really involved in their engagement shoot which was wonderful so we had to make sure we got a few photos with her on the day itself.
I had such a wonderful time photographing these two, check out the rest of their awesome wedding below!