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De Courceys Manor Wedding. Earlier this year we had the honour of documenting the amazing wedding day celebration of Laura and Michael at De Courceys Manor in Cardiff. Laura & Michael chose us as their wedding photographers because they wanted images that truly captured the essence of their day without turning it into one huge production of staged photos. They’d already experienced that sort of photography approach at other weddings they attended and knew it wasn’t really them. Plus, they felt it would take some of the enjoyment and flow from their day if they had similar.

De Courceys Manor Wedding Photos

 

So while we did do a few quick ‘posey-posey’ sessions with them around the venue, the majority of their coverage was purely documentary photography. That’s the way we like it too! What we particularly enjoyed about this wedding was the way Laura and Mike, and their families and friends were so willing accept us into their day. And, the nicest way possible, able to ignore us and let us do our thing without being overly aware that they were being photographed. This meant we were able to get close to action and catch everything as it happened naturally. We feel this is what makes their wedding images so authentic and why we enjoyed spending the day with them and their wonderful families and friends so much. Here’s a few of our favourite images from this amazing De Courceys Manor wedding. Thank you both for such an awesome day! 🙂 🙂

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Thank you so much! The photos are fantastic! We can’t stop looking through them! Thanks for all your hard work in documenting our special day so beautifully! 

Laura & Mike

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Fonmon Castle Wedding Photography

Olivia + Chris | Fonmon Castle Wedding Photography.

With slightly fewer weddings, but still a mass of editing ahead of us, now is the time of year where we like to reflect and update our website with some fresh new content! 😉

First and foremost we’re proud to showcase the amazing wedding of Olivia & Chris which we had the honour and pleasure of capturing earlier this year at the beautiful venue of Fonmon Castle near Barry. We started our day with the morning preparations before making our way to St. Marys Church – Penmark for the ceremony. We then proceeding onto Fonmon Castle, just a short drive away which marked the beginning of the days celebrations. This was a day full of some really beautiful moments, not only with Olivia and Chris but also their families and friends. The pageboys and flower girls also had their fair share of photo fame and made the day a real family affair. Here’s a selection of some of our favourite images from this incredible day…..

The photos are beautiful, we can’t thank you enough! We are so pleased! – Olivia & Chris

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Oldwalls Gower Wedding Photography by Rich & Maria Photography.

We’re going to begin this Oldwalls Gower Wedding Photography post by letting you into a little secret and what we believe makes a great wedding! Real moments! Real moments surpass everything else during a wedding day! Even the prettiest portraits with the most angelic lighting can’t beat the emotional connection you get from a real moment (that’s our opinion anyway). What makes a real moment so special is that it’s a true representation of what actually happened and how people naturally feel about each other. There is no script, no formulated posing and no wrong way or right way. It’s just the raw emotion. That’s what we look to capture at every wedding we shoot. That’s why we tucked ourselves behind our viewfinders all day. Waiting for that connection, waiting for that moment. It’s all part of the chase! It’s what keeps us motivated as photographers, and what we love about this style of wedding photography.

When you have an amazing couple like Hayley and Ian, who just want enjoy their day, let go and have fun. Then you get tons of moments. Their happiness seemed to just radiate through everyone and the positive vibe throughout the day was immense. As you scroll down the page hopefully you’ll see what we mean. Without delving on every aspect of the day, here’s the story (a short image preview) of Hayley and Ian’s epic wedding day at Oldwalls! Thank you for having us and huge congratulations to you both!

 

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Client feedback like this makes us so happy……..

We just want to say a huge thank you for being our wedding photographers. We had such an incredible day my cheeks are still hurting from smiling so much that day. So many people said how incredible you guys were and what a brilliant job you did and I know they photos you have taken will be extraordinary. Massive thank you for being involved in our day and for being so fantastic through out this experience.

Wow! What can I say! That slideshow is incredible I have watched it 10 times already and cried through the whole thing time after time! Absolutely stunning photographs! You’ve captured the day perfectly! Phenomenal job and we are so grateful!

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Oxwich Bay Hotel Wedding Photos

Jenny & Adam | Oxwich Bay Wedding.

There are few wedding venues in Wales that have the advantage of being located literally a stone’s throw away from the beach. Let alone one of the best beaches in the country. Which is one reason why Jenny and Adam chose Oxwich Bay wedding as their dream location. The other reason was that they both have very fond memories of Oxwich from previous visits to the Gower. In fact Oxwich Bay Hotel was the place that gave them some much-needed shelter during a hike that they made when an unexpected storm quickly put a stop to their hiking plans. Resulting in a cosy afternoon around the hotels open fire enjoying a drink or two instead. That warm welcome stayed with them and was what brought them back to celebrate their big day along with family and friends.

There was so much to love about this winter wedding. Apart from the adorable couple themselves. Jen wore a beautiful wedding dress that complimented Adam’s very dapper tweed suit perfectly. Their family and friends, who brought along so much love and laughter throughout. Zach and Madison, who styled the same tweed suits as the groomsmen, but in a very cute miniature version. These two little fellas stole the attention of our cameras on many occasions as well as a few hearts along the way.

So without further ado, here are some of favourite images from the real moments that surround their magical day! Thank you Jenny and Adam for entrusting us to capture amazing day!

“Adam and I just wanted to send you a quick email to thank you so much for everything you did for us on Friday, you were absolutely amazing! We’re really excited to see the pictures but aside from that, of all the weddings we’ve been to and photographers I’ve been directed by when I’ve been a bridesmaid, you are by far the best. You are such genuine lovely people and it was such a pleasure to have you around.

Thank you so much. 

Adam and Jenny”

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2016 Review by Rich and Maria Photography.

We would like to begin this post by saying a massive thank you to all the couples that entrusted us with capturing their weddings during 2016. Without them, their dedication and hard work, we simply would not been able to do any of what is featured below. Every wedding we capture was perfect and totally unique. Every couple welcomed us with open arms on the most important day of our lives. We would like to dedicate this post to them all, and say another huge THANK YOU from us both.

The featured images are either real moments from actual events during the wedding day or otherwise a representation of a couple’s true personality during a creative portrait sessions. Keeping our images natural looking is what is most important to us. And because our work isn’t as scripted as other wedding photography, there’s quite a variety of different image styles. All of which have something similar in common, and that’s authenticity. This is something we will always strive to achieve in all our work. It’s something we totally love doing and willing never give up trying to keep things real!

Every wedding we try to focus on what makes us excited to be there. And that’s the love, the laughter, the people and the party! All the things a wedding should be about right!

So here it is…. Please take a moment to sit back and slowly scroll through the next 200+ images. Here’s our review of 2016 with a selection of our favourite images.

Some of the venues Rich and Maria Photography would like to mention and thank include: Oldwalls Gower, The Corran, The King Arthur, Broadway Country House, The New House, Oxwich Bay Hotel, Aberglasney Gardens, The Cawdor, National Botanical Garden of Wales, The Plough, Stradey ParkForest Arms, Morgans Hotel, Carreg Cennen Castle, Rosedew Farm, Mansion House LaugharneCrug Glas Country House and Buckland Hall.

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