Jenny & Jo

Anglesey has many beautiful venues for a wedding, so it was no surprise that Jenny and Jo chose picturesque Trearddur Bay for their wedding.
It wasn’t the sunniest of days, but it stayed dry and the beaming brides and their guests more than made up for the lack of sunshine.
After an emotional ceremony, the brides and their guests made their way to the edge of the beach for some photos and then we escaped with just the brides over to Porth Dafarch for some quieter photos on the headland.
This wonderful couple never stopped smiling at each other and it was so touching to see what an amazing bond they have with each other and their families, and so much love all around!
This couple went the extra mile to surprise each other throughout their day with thoughtful touches here and there, and an amazing choreographed dance with their children to kick start the evening!
We really enjoyed photographing this fantastic couple, Jenny and Jo we wish you nothing but love and happiness for your lives together. Thank you for a wonderful day!

 

 

Richard & Carolyn

We have never heard so many guests at a Wedding comment on what a perfect day it was as we did at Richard and Carolyn’s wedding yesterday, and they weren’t wrong. The setting at Nant Gwrtheyrn couldn’t have been more beautiful and with still, warm weather we really couldn’t have asked for more.
Karen Moore of KLM Hair in Valley, and Charlotte Parry-Jones made Carolyn look every inch the beautiful bride, whilst I Do Wedding Hireย made the reception room look amazing. Richard and his Best Man and Ushers all looked very handsome and the guests looked stunning. The flowers by Karen Jones and cake by Joanne Ellis were just the most amazing finishing details.

It’s hard to build a picture of this wedding in just a short blog piece, I don’t think any words would do it justice, but if we can just shamelessly take a note fromย the Best Man’s speech here and sum it up in three words, these would be the ones we would use….

Happily Ever After. ๐Ÿ™‚

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We normally let the photographs speak for themselves on these blogs, however this next image just needs a little explanation. Richard and Carolyn were brave enough to want to try this shot before their ceremony. Without wanting to break tradition and see each other, they put their trust in us 100% to get them each to this spot unseen so that they could have a quick holding of hands around the corner of the wall. It clearly meant a lot to them both to do this, as we noticed from the ‘white knuckle’ grip they had on each other. Just a truly beautiful moment, and we commend them on their willpower for not peeping at all! ๐Ÿ™‚img012 img013 img014 img015 img016 img017 img018 img019 img020 img021

Kiri & Liam

Kiri and Liam are one of the youngest couples whose wedding we have photographed, but you couldn’t meet a more sorted, stable and together pair. They tied the knot at St Eleth church in Amlwch on an overcast day that despite being breezy, stayed dry for us when it mattered.
Beth Owen and Abbi Jones of Utopia did a stunning job with make-up for the girls whilst Ashleigh Richmond made their hair look perfect. Vicky Butterflies worked her magic in the reception room at the Lastra Farm Hotel, who provided the wedding breakfast, and Acacia Flowersย topped off the whole day with some beautiful flowers in pastel colours.
This was an emotional and beautiful day, all the guests looked wonderful, the bridesmaids looked gorgeous in some amazing dresses and the Bride and Groom, despite their initial nerves, looked fantastic and so happy together ๐Ÿ™‚
Thank you for letting us be a part a part of your day Kiri and Liam. Hope you like the photographs x

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Cemaes

I love a rough windy day, so I headed over to Cemaes Bay today at high tide to get some shots, however it was too rough today even for me. It was cold, with a strong wind blowing straight in off the sea. which is the worst for seascape shots as you have to wipe the spray off the lens in between each shot. ย I always say, when I go out with the camera, if I don’t get at least wet feet, then I won’t get a decent shot, but I admitted defeat today when I got seawater up my nose! I’m stubborn when it comes to braving the elements but once I couldn’t feel my feet any more I knew it was time to call it a day ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Waves & Mist

Last weekend the winds were very strong, and when the tide was almost at its highest point I went down to Bull Bay to watch the waves. Whilst there I spotted this boat, and whilst watching it being buffetted about by the wind and waves, a gentleman joined me and we chatted a little about the fate of the boat and whether it would survive the rough seas. (he imparted some interesting information too, which unfortunately I couldn’t possibly share here!) Well we watched the boat for a good 20 minutes but eventually the wind died down, the tide slowly dropped and the boat was safe ๐Ÿ™‚

In complete contrast, this weekend was beautiful. Warm, dry and still. And after Sunday’s warmth and clear night, there was plenty of low-lying mist this morning sitting in the dips in the land. Here’s a few shots ๐Ÿ™‚

Rain, rain, rain.

Nothing but rain all this weekend, so no chance for any decent outdoor photography. So here’s a quick post of a shot from January this year. This was a 1 hour nighttime exposure of Penmon lighthouse. The Earth’s rotation during a long exposure like this shows in the trails that the stars make in the sky. Polaris, the North star is just out of shot top left and if you line up your camera to face it, all the other stars in the sky will appear to circle around it. The orange/pink colour in the sky is ambient light from streetlights in Llandudno and Anglesey.
Hope you all had a great weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

Startrails over Penmon lighthouse.

Just for fun…

My dog Jake and I took a quick trip to the beach this evening, me for some windy weather photos, and Jake, well, just to get wet I think. Like most dogs he loves the sea and makes it his goal to get as wet as possible just before we leave for maximum car-seat soaking impact. Mission accomplished Jake! ๐Ÿ™‚

Pure bouncing joy ๐Ÿ™‚

and.....pose.

Just for sheer comic expression ๐Ÿ™‚