Country wedding photography in Llangollen

This lovely couple were married on an unusually warm Spring afternoon at the Rivercatcher Holiday Cottages near Llangollen. It was an intimate wedding with the couple’s immediate family in attendance, which made for lots of joy and laughter, alongside a relaxed vibe. We found that the location, the couple and their guests, coupled with the gorgeous weather, made for some great wedding photography.

Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding day so fantastic. We really love the photos! Again thank you so much for your relaxed yet professional style.

Jane, our female photographer, started with images of the bride getting ready, while our lead photographer, Geoff, captured images of the groom. The bride was stationed in the Rivercatcher’s Cilan Farmhouse, a large yet cosy space which became the location for the wedding breakfast. Here are just a few of the pre-ceremony images:

The ceremony room itself is a light, bright space. A highlight of this particular wedding was the bride’s brother providing the musical accompaniment on his guitar. Here are a few of the images we captured of the ceremony:

The glorious weather meant that the couple and their guests could spill out into the gardens. We were able to take some lovely, relaxed family pictures, although our favourite image is the one below of the two Dads working the champagne station!

We always love to go with the flow of a wedding, so after everyone had finished their congratulations and their drinks, we spent some time with the bride and groom to capture images of just the two of them. Our natural, unposed style suits country weddings perfectly! We also photographed details such as the bouquet, which we always recommend as it’s a good way of remembering them in years to come. Here are just a few of the images we captured:

Aren’t the flowers beautiful?! We love their informality, which indeed summed up the whole day perfectly. All in all, it was a lovely wedding, and the location comes highly recommended. There are cottages and lodges for wedding guests dotted all over the site, some with their own hot tubs, and even better, the site is dog-friendly. With rolling meadows and the River Dee flowing alongside, it’s a beautiful spot for a country wedding.

Wedding photography prices North Wales

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Our wedding photography packages are the best way to control your costs. You choose how many hours we spend with you, we work our magic, and you receive all your finished digital images on a smartly-boxed USB, ready for you to print and share. You’ll also receive a free mobile phone app to keep your photographs at your fingertips.

Our prices:

All day photography (from bride getting ready until first dance) including complimentary photobook: £990

6 hours of photography: £690

5 hours of photography: £590

4 hours of photography: £490

3 hours of photography: £390

2 hours of photography: £290

1 hour of photography (available Monday to Friday): £190

All our prices include:

  • All your edited images: You get all your edited digital images as full resolution J-pegs on a smartly boxed USB stick (or online gallery if you can't get to our studio), ready for you to print, share and blackmail your friends with!

  • Flexibility: Photography of whatever parts of your wedding you'd like, within the timeframe you choose.

  • Music and fizz: A viewing of your images, with a glass or two of fizz, in our studio in Llandudno, North Wales (we can create an online gallery for you if you can't get to Llandudno).

  • Husband and wife team: We know what it's like to get married and can relate to how you're feeling. Plus, you can have a female photographer for bride-getting-ready shots and a male one for the groomsmen...perfect!

  • No waiting: Super-quick, industry-leading turnaround of 2-4 weeks - you won't have to wait months to see your pictures.

  • A nice chat: Enjoy a no-obligation pre-wedding consultation to chat through your big day over coffee and discuss how we can make you look your most fabulous.

  • Free travel: ...To your wedding location, providing it's within 30 miles of our Llandudno studio (travel is charged at 45p per mile after this).

  • Free mobile phone app: A personalised app to keep your images at your fingertips (click here to find out more)

  • Reassurance: We're a full-scale business with proper premises, established over a decade ago, not a one-person operation...ideal in case one of us is run over by a bus before your wedding (we like to plan for every eventuality!).

  • Plenty of thoroughness: Unless it’s a very small wedding, we usually use two photographers to make sure we capture every important moment. Then, back at the studio, we use a two-person post-production editing process, just to make sure everything's perfect.

  • Complete transparency: You have unlimited use of your images for whatever you want - they're YOUR wedding photographs, after all!

Once we've had a chat and you've decided that we're the photographers for you, a 50% non-refundable deposit will secure your date.

Wedding photography at Oddfellows, Chester

We’ve been visiting Oddfellows Hall in Chester for years, so we were delighted when we were asked to photograph two recent weddings there. The afternoon tea is lovely, we enjoy having drinks in the Secret Garden in summer, and they do really great packages if you want to stay over on a Sunday night. Oddfellows is where we first discovered Amaretto Sours, thanks to the bartender in the private upstairs bar. And we love Oddfellows for its unique decor and quirky feel; we like to think it’s how our house would look if we had oodles of money and about ten times more space!

Anyhow, back to the weddings. As a wedding venue, Oddfellows really brings a unique vibe to the day. In terms of wedding photography, it has limited space for setting up different shots, but as it’s in the centre of Chester it’s easy enough to pop out to the river or the walls to provide a more varied background. A bonus for wedding photography is the dramatic light that streams through the large windows, which we used as much as possible in both wedding shoots.

As an example, we’ll use Deirdre and Desmond’s winter wedding. Going outside wasn’t an option that day due to the weather, so we created as much variety as we could in the upstairs wedding rooms. (Downstairs offers some great locations, such as the upside down meeting room, but everywhere was busy because it was a Saturday. Something to bear in mind for your own wedding plans!)

You can see how wonderful the natural light was in our images of the couple’s ceremony. We were asked to shoot from the back of the room to make sure we were unobtrusive. But before the guests arrived, Geoff did one of his trademark camera-on-the-ground shots to set the scene:

After the ceremony, the couple and their guests enjoyed drinks in the upstairs bar, which is located across the landing from the ceremony room. The couple like black-and-white photography as well as colour, so we created quite a few black-and-white images to add drama. We captured informal images during this part of the wedding, including the famous Oddfellows wicker hares:

We decided that the best location for group shots was the landing, where the space was relatively clear. So we photographed the couple’s family and friendship groups here, then found a few choice locations to photograph the couple on their own. Again, because the couple like black-and-white images, we were able to add extra drama. And as you can see, we made good use of the natural light:

Isn’t Deirdre’s dress beautiful? It’s definitely one of the loveliest we’ve seen in the past year or so. And we’re sure you’ll agree that Desmond looks very handsome in his regalia! It was a lovely wedding, in a lovely venue, and we’d definitely recommend Oddfellows if you’re looking for a city wedding location.

Thank you so much, the photographs are lovely. We will definitely recommend you to everyone we know who’s getting married.
— Deirdre & Desmond, married in Chester