Jules & Craig - wedding Penarth

Jules & Craig

Wedding 14th March – Penarth

I was honoured to photograph the marriage of Jules & Craig last month. It was an intimate wedding at West House Penarth then on to ETC Penarth for drinks food and celebrations. I’ve worked with Jules many times over the years because he his a local florist so it was so lovely to see him get married! Here are a selection of images from their special day.

 


Rasha & Mo - St Davids Hotel Wedding

Rasha & Mo

3rd February 2019 – St Davids Hotel

 

I was delighted to photograph Rasha & Mo’s wonderful wedding. Their day brought together amazing cultural traditions as the two families mixed to celebrate!  They only got engaged in November 2018 so organised the wedding in under three months and it was wonderful. I’ve gone through their images and made a selection that shows their special day.

 


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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Hazel and Mike Oldwalls Gower Wedding

Hazel and Mike – September 1st 2018

Oldwalls Gower Wedding

I was extremely delighted after meeting with Hazel & Mike that they then chose me to photograph their stunning wedding day at oldwalls . Hazel and mike are such a wonderful couple and their love for each other was clear for all to see. I had the best time capturing and creating gorgeous images on their wedding day and working alongside Simon & Dave of ‘We Create’ videographers.

I have spoken to Hazel and Mike since their wedding to find out how they felt planning their wedding. And how they felt on the day and after. Below are just a few images that tell their story.

 

What was your inspiration for your wedding?

At first the inspiration was going to be based on Italy as we got engaged in Sorrento. So we were going to have yellow as the main colour to represent the lemons grown there and a possible lemon table arrangement and have a vintage relaxed affair with pizza as the evening food. However, it all changed when I found THE dress… and THE dress is pink. The dress dictated the theme of the wedding from that moment. The colour scheme changed from grey and yellow to grey and pink and as the style of the dress is very fairytale and whimsical this look was carried on through the whole wedding-from the flowers used to the tails on Mikes suit.

 

How did you find the planning? fun, stressful, or a mixture!?

We went through a mixture of emotions throughout the planning of the wedding. We planned the wedding in 9 months from the moment we got engaged which had its pros and cons. The pros were that we didn’t have time to get too carried away with the little things or spend more than we wanted as once we had sorted the main things we just about had enough time to do a few finer details and not obsess about things we hadn’t got. The cons about planning it in under a year was that we had limited dates to choose from and then found it harder to find the services to fit the date- this was a little stressful. Once we had found the main things which we felt were important (the venue, the photographer, the videographer, the band, the dress and bridesmaid dresses) we could relax and enjoy doing the home made touches and sourcing the rest. Planning a wedding certainly was a mix of highs and lows, busy times and lulls, but we look back at the process and are proud at what we achieved to create the perfect day for us.

On the day how did you feel?

Hazel – Once I walked up the aisle and saw Michael I could not stop smiling! The smile didn’t leave my face all day! I was just full of love for not only Mike but my friends and family around us. It was a truly happy and magical day for us.

Mike – I felt quite calm as we were in good hands with the venue, the photographer and the videographer. We trusted that they would do a great job and they did! This allowed us to relax and just enjoy the day. I was a bit nervous on the morning, but good nerves which then went away as soon as I saw Hazel walking up the aisle. The rest of the day I felt so happy-it was lovely to spend the day with everyone we love.

Best moments?

Best moments were a mix really.The funniest best moments were when I got stuck walking up the aisle because my dress was too big and also me forgetting my vows- it just made me laugh so much at how clumsy I am.The most romantic moment was our first dance, we were dancing on cloud nine to our song (Kiss Me – Sixpence None The Richer) that we heard in Sorrento shortly after getting engaged.

However my absolute favourite and most precious moments was when my nan read a poem at the ceremony and delievered it with such heart that there wasn’t a dry eye in the room. And my grandad delivered an amazing speech which was heartfelt in places and hilarious in others. He even had everyone singing ‘What a wonderful world’. To have both my grandparents play a part in our big day was incrediblely special to us. I am very lucky to share it with them and to have that memory of them is the best moment for me.

How you feel looking back?

I look back on the day with pride in what we achieved- we brought all our family and friends together and that was the most important thing. To share that happy moment in time with everyone was awesome.

Everyone on the lead up was saying that the day will go past in a blink of an eye so I made the concious effort to absorb everything. After the wedding I could remember the day in such detail but as time moves on my memories are fading which is why I am so happy I hired a fantastic photographer and videographer (We Create) to relive the day.

 

 

Venue – Oldwalls Gower https://www.oldwallsgower.com

Videographer – We Create  http://wearewecreate.com/wedding#wedding-cinema

Wedding dress – Jasmine Rose http://www.jasminerosebridalstudio.co.uk

Suits – Dyfed Menswear http://www.dyfedmenswear.co.uk

Bridesmaids dresses http://www.asos.com

Cake – Bella cakes http://www.facebook.com/bespokebellacakes/

Flowers (Flowers including floral arch display, lanterns and vases)  Bluebell and Rose www.facebook.com/bluebellandroseflowers/

Make up – Laura Batchelder http://www.instgram.com/lb_bridalmua

Hair – Lehanne Reed,Tonic Hair design http://www.instgram.com/tonic_hairdesign

Photography – Sian Owen Photography  http://www.sian-owen.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Hannah & Ian - Llanerch Vineyard Wedding

Hannah & Ian  – Llanerch Vineyard

Friday 13th October 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Venice Wedding Photography

Venice Wedding Photography

 

Back in 2015, yes 2015! Rachel and I went to Venice to photograph two beautiful couples. It was June, very clammy and warm which brought heavy rain and thunder at times! We spent 3 days walking the streets of Venice capturing gorgeous images of our lovely couples in the most beautiful locations. Venice is so colourful and pretty it offers such amazing back drops for images.

I’m super excited to share with you these images from our adventure. If you’re planing your wedding abroad, I’d love to hear from you. My camera will travel anywhere!

http://www.cwtchworkshop.com

 


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!