Vale Life Magazine photography - Porthcawl

Vale Life photography shoot

Hair & Make up – Ustu Porthcawl  for Vale Life Magazine

These Images were taken for for Ustu’s advert in Vale Life magazine 2016. A fun shoot showcasing the talents of the hair and make up artists of the salon in Portcawl.

 

 

 

 


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.

 

 

 

 


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

 


Hannah & Dan - Rosedew Farm

Hannah & Dan

12th August 2017 – Rosedew Farm

 


Rebecca & Lee

Rebecca & Lee

26th August 2017 – The Angel Hotel Abergavenny

 

 

 

 

 

 


Autumn Portraits

Autumn Portraits 2017

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I’ve been having lots of requests for portrait shoots as last Autumn I didn’t do any due to having a new baby.  So I’ve decided to do a small selection of shoots during October half term. The shoots will be on location at a venue that isn’t confirmed just yet. They will be fun, relaxed, natural portrait sessions that capture the essence of family, love and relationships. The portrait sessions are not just for children, but adults too! Spaces will be limited to ten sessions, so to register your interest please email me here http://www.sian-owen.co.uk/say-hello/

Portrait session – £250

1 hour location session

Online password protected gallery

10 digital images for download

 


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


MELISSA & JAMES - HENSOL CASTLE WEDDING

Melissa & James – Hensol Castle

8th July 2017

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On Saturday I had the absolute pleasure of capturing Mel & Jimmy tie the knot! It was slightly overcast which was perfect (for photography!) and a little cooler than it has been recently which was also ideal! Mel & Jimmy got married in a beautiful church just outside the centre of Cardiff. It’s a church I have never been to before and always driven past and thought about how pretty it is and how I’d like to capture a wedding there one day.  It was a very colourful wedding! There was a mix of colours in the bouquets, the grooms mens ties, the table decorations and a cake to die for!

After the service, a red double decker London bus took the guests to Hensol Castle where they were to celebrate the rest of the day – lots of beer and prosecco for the journey too! At Hensol Castle everyone was welcomed with more drinks, this really helped to get the party started. It was clear that Mel & Jimmy were surrounded by their loved ones as there so was so much warmth and happiness filling the rooms of the castle.

Not long before I left, I took Mel & Jimmy to the jetty on the lake to have some time out together before the evening party started. I must be honest I do love photographing each ‘section’ of a wedding day. But one of my favourite parts of the day is when I whisk the couple away for 20 minutes in the evening to create some beautiful images of them together.  During the Summer months the air is cooler at this time and if we’ve been lucky to have a sunny day, we have a sunset and soft low light to work with. But most of all, it’s important that they get this time together just to have a breather and talk away from the guests, just for a short time. The day goes so quickly, and in such a flash, that they wouldn’t get this precious time If I did’t suggest it.

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I have gone through the day’s images and chosen a few to share! Enjoy.


LAKE GARDA WEDDING - SCALIGERO CASTLE - GEMMA AND ANDREW

 Gemma & Andrew’s Lake Garda Wedding

11th June 2017

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 I met Gemma & Andrew just over a year ago and was delighted when they chose to invite me to Italy to photograph their special day.  They got married outside on the roof terrace of Malcesine Castle over looking Lake Garda, the views are incredible. They were so fortunate to have a scorcher of a day!

Gemma and her Dad had a fun journey to the castle on a tuc tuc through the quaint cobbled lanes, whilst Andrew and the wedding guests enjoyed music on the terrace awaiting her arrival.  Following the service, the bride and groom had the tuc tuc ride to the side of the lake where the prosecco flowed and pizza and parmesan was in abundance.

We then all walked to the harbour and took a boat ride to La Voglia restaurant for yet more food (five courses! and more prosecco)  When we arrived at the jetty, the bride and groom were greeted by local children that had picked wild flowers and made a home made card for the newlyweds – such a sweet and thoughtful gesture.

I was in my element photographing the day, everywhere you look is beautiful, the landscapes are breathtaking.  I was very excited to look through the day’s images, and put together a small selection that tell the story. I simply cannot wait to go back! ~ Sian