HIGHLIGHTS OF 2018

 

Sian Owen Photography – Highlights of 2018

 

(Photograph by Angharad Thomas Photography)

 

 

Well, where do I start! I thought 2016 was an extremely busy year as I worked and welcomed the arrival of our second daughter Penelope, but I was wrong! 2018 sure topped the craziness by 100%

In 2018 I managed to shoot 18 beautiful weddings,20 commercial shoots, 12 portrait shoots, and 6 e-shoots, have a third baby and move house! Not to mention it was the HOTTEST Summer since 1976 – but I did it and I’m so so pleased. I’ve been running my photography business for 6 years now, I can’t believe where the time has gone. I have always worked from a desk in the dining room which has had its challenges as being right in the middle of the house, it’s hard to get quiet time to get on with it all. In our new home I’m so pleased to have my own office space where I can have my work on the wall, files on shelves and albums out to view. It’s amazing how having a creative work space can help with mindset, motivation and personal development.

As I’ve been looking back through last years images, I have been thinking again as to how thankful I am to all of the couples who have booked me to capture their special day. I know I say it each year, on each new highlights post, but I really do mean it. Being able to photograph people going about their lives is a dream come true. Photographs are so important. They are important to us now, but they will be treasured even more in years to come by our children’s children.

I have carefully selected (way to many) images to share with you from 2018. I tried to cut it down, but it was too difficult! So here they are, all 274 of them! I have a couple of weeks off weddings now, it’s a great time to update my website, order new albums and meet up with my photographer friends before we start another crazy season. It’s also wonderful to have free weekends to spend with my family. 2019 is going to be a special year for us too as we are getting married in August. It’s going to be wonderful being the bride and groom for a change! Just to think this time next year as I will be writing my 2019 highlight’s blog as a married woman!

Here’s to what 2019 has in store!

Sian

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Yasmin & Will

Yasmin & Will

June 16th 2018 – The Plough and Harrow – Wick

 

 

 

I had the honour of photographing this beautiful wedding back in June. Yasmin got in touch a couple of months ago after following my photography on Instagram and loved my style of shooting so I was super pleased I was available on their wedding date. Yasmin and Will were certain that the photography was very important to them!

I’m delighted to share with you a selection on beautiful images from their amazing (very windy) wedding day! The confetti images are my favourites from the set – it was blowing a gale!

Enjoy!

 


LAURA & IEUAN - ROSEDEW FARM WEDDING

 

 

 

Laura & Ieuan – 11th April 2018

Rosedew Farm

I first met with Laura, Ieuan and their beautiful daughters 8 months before their big day! They told me of all the fine details, how they plan to decorate the barn and that their day will have a lot of children so lots of fun activities for them to keep busy, hence the bouncy castle!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Jade & Owain Wedding - The Stonemill Monmouth

 

 

Jade & Owain

28th July 2017

The Rolls of Monmouth – The Stonemill Monmouth

 

I met with Jade and Owain a year before their wedding at the very place that they met each other, Starbucks! They told me the story of how Jade was out shopping with her Mum and needed a break so left her to it and popped for a coffee. After searching for a seat, she asked this lovely man (Owain!) if she could sit opposite him, and so they got talking and the rest is history!  Jade is very creative and had plans to make so many crafts – they looked amazing. They were planning a colourful, fun, relaxed day with a huge guest list. It was clear Jade & Owain’s wedding was going to be a crazy fun day!

We had an e-shoot a couple of months before the wedding that involved their gorgeous dog Charlie. E-shoots are a perfect opportunity to get to know a couple and their relationship. And for them to get to know how I work too.

It’s amazing how quickly a year can pass from their first meet up. We got together again (at Starbucks) to go through the final details of the day. Crafts were well underway! Stag and hen do’s were imminent and the wedding was only weeks away. The wedding day arrived and I made my way to The Stonemill’s beautiful cottages where all of the bridal party were getting ready. It had been raining so it was a bit damp, but the light perfect!

The groom and groomsmen looked wonderful in their navy suits and pink ties. Jade wore a stunning lace dress from Laura May Bridal http://lauramaybridal.co.uk and the bridesmaids were in gorgeous white bead-embellished dresses. Jade and Owain’s day was full of fun, laughter and lots of gin and rum from start to finish. So much to capture! Jade is a very talented cake baker and runs her own cake making business along side her teaching career https://www.theprettycakecorner.com so naturally, she designed and made the wedding cake!

I’ve selected my favourites from Jade and Owain’s wedding to share with you – enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Mr & Mrs Fox Wedding - Holm House Penarth

Mr & Mrs Fox (Alberto & Sally!)

 5th August 2017

St Cadocs Church Llancarfen – Holm House Penarth

 

At this beautiful wedding, an Angel married a Fox! Alberto and Sally have the best surnames!  The wedding took place in the most gorgeous little church in Llancarfen village in The Vale Of Glamorgan. Sally grew up in this village and her family have been members of the community and church for many years, so it was s really special place for them to say their I do’s. Family and friends met in the village pub and were joined by the Male voice choir – they often like to wet their whistle before their performance! (which was wonderful) The bell ringers were playing very joyful music, you can imagine how lovely it was. It was one of those warm mornings you occasionally get in the Summer! we knew it was going to turn into a scorcher of a day.

After a beautiful service, we all headed to Holm House Penarth where the celebrations continued. All of the guests where able to enjoy the views of the channel and socialise outside in the sun. During the Summer season, I like to split up the time I spend taking bride and groom portraits. I usually spend a bit of time with them before the wedding breakfast. Then after speeches when the sunlight is a bit lower and softer, I like to do some more. As we had such a beautiful Summer evening, we went down the Penarth Pier and seafront and made the most of it! Sally and Alberto had fantastic fox masks which made for fun unique images!

It was such a fun shoot and I love the images I’ve selected to share with you of their special day!

 

 

 


2017 Highlights

2017 Highlights

 

Well, where do I start? Once again, I cannot believe where the year has gone – maybe it’s because I had another child thrown into the madness! 2017 has been yet another incredible year for me and my photography. I’ve spent a crazy amount of hours in the car driving here, there and everywhere. I’ve witnessed 27 couples say ‘I do’.  I’ve seen tears of sadness and of joy teamed with nerves and excitement. I’ve assisted with button holes, sewn up a bridesmaids dress and transferred guests from church to reception venue! Not to mention taken thousands of images and eaten a fair amount of three course meals and wedding cake! It really has been a ball! (Ooh, and went to a rave in an Italian castle with the bridal party the night before the wedding!)

 

 

None of this is possible without the couples that book me to capture and be part of their wedding day. It’s taken me so long to select my favourites for 2017, there are literally thousands to choose from. But here they are!

Love and best wishes to you lovely lot!

Jen & Jospeh, Beth & Adam, Christie & James, Keshia & Matthew, Joanne & Ian, Devan &Dan, Gemma & Andrew, Zoe & Lisa, Mariclare & Dave, Emma & Will, Melissa & Jimmy, Louise & Joel, Gavin & Bethan, Karen & Laura, Jade & Owain, Sally & Alberto, Hannah & Dan, Rebecca & Lee, Paige & Rhys, Laura & Josh, Hannah & Ian, Laura & Paul, Sarah & Katy, Sarah & Huw, Rhiannon & Karl, Samantha & Kris.

 

 

 

 


Rebecca & Lee

Rebecca & Lee

26th August 2017 – The Angel Hotel Abergavenny

 

 

 

 

 

 


JOEL & LOUISE - FONMON CASTLE WEDDING

Joel & Louise – Fonmon Castle

21st July 2017

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 This week I have four weddings to photograph! it all starts with this gorgeous pair that got married at Fonmon Castle in The Vale Of Glamorgan on Friday! It rained and it rained and it rained! but it didn’t matter one bit. I haven’t had a rainy wedding to photograph at Fonmon before, so I was kind of pleased that we were forced by Mother nature to stay inside and use the gorgeous castle interiors for so many photographs! Louise looked incredible walking down the aisle to meet her groom, as always, such an amazing moment to capture.

After torrential rain for hours, the skies finally cleared and we were able to go outside! I absolutely love the rich greens the surround the castle walls, so pretty. It’s almost 1am, and i’ve finally chosen a selection of images from their day to share with you all! The editing is really pilling up now, it is the middle of July after all – more late nights ahead, enjoy! ~ Sian


THE LITTLE THEATRE BATH WEDDING - KESHIA AND MATT

Keshia and Matt married in The Little Theatre Bath on Saturday. It was wonderful for me to photograph a wedding over the boarder! In fact I have a lot of non Welsh weddings this year! It’s lovely to work at new venues. This is still a working cinema, it so quaint and pretty! Of course, being a cinema it is very dark, which made lighting a challenge (a good challenge) I had an off camera flash set up to capture Keshia as she walked down the aisle, this light adds a theatrical feel to the mood. The guests were supplied with 3D glasses and were served popcorn doing the ceremony, very untraditional which is fab!

Bath is a beautiful town with such beautiful old stone buildings.  We managed to get outside and take some gorgeous images just before it lashed down with rain! (these shots are some of my favourite from the day) You’ve got to love a bride & groom that will get out in the rain!

There was so much energy at Keshia & Matts wedding, they were a fun couple to photograph. Here are a couple of peeks from the day!

 

 

 


Abergavenny Wedding - Beth & Adam

Easter Sunday was the perfect day to officially start wedding season 2017. After having quite a long break from weddings following the birth of Penelope in September, I was super ready to get back into the swing of things! 7 months really does fly by.

Beth got ready in a gorgeous cottage in the centre of Abergavenny, and Adam in The Angel Hotel Abergavenny. It was a slightly overcast to start – I quite like the moody grey clouds above The Chapel. It did rain a little in the afternoon, but it was a beautiful day. The Chapel has such amazing light. Beth’s designer wedding dress looked absolutely stunning as she walked down the aisle, catching the light and shimmering. I always feel so privileged at this part of the day to be able to see the groom’s expression when he see’s his wife  to be for the first time!

After the service we walked through the town to The Angel Hotel. The ballroom was dressed beautifully with white tulips and each table named after a type of dance (the waltz they did for their first dance)

We managed to get outside and take some lovely images of the two of them together – it rain a bit! WE walked to the castle where we took some gorgeous images with the blorenge in the distance. It was rot peaceful. As always, it’s difficult to choose images to share. But below you can see a set of images from the day – enjoy.