2020 Highlights

2020 Highlights

Stay at home - Lockdown - cake making - super hot Summer!

 

 

 

It's safe to say 2020 has been challenging. It has had an effect on everyone in different ways. My condolences go out to everyone who has suffered the loss of someone close to them, and a huge thank you to the NHS staff and all key workers that are keeping everything ticking over.  I never imagined we would be a year into a pandemic when I sat here year ago and worked on my 2019 highlights, you never know what's around the corner so it's so important to be grateful and thankful for all of the small things. It's been a tough year for the industry, as it has been so for so many others. In March 2020, I was just about to start 'wedding season' and was so ready to get going after the Winter off! My inbox was soon inundated with emails from brides and grooms looking to postpone and move their weddings to 2021. I have been so grateful that everyone that has included me in their date changes, checking I am available for the new date, this all helped to ensure I didn't lose the bookings completely.

As I have already mentioned in the heading, I have the greatest memories from 2020, Stay at home, lockdown, baking and a super hot Summer! I actually didn't shoot a wedding until October! and this wasn't an original booking. The only original booking left in my diary was at the end of December, and it was beautiful. In-between lockdowns I was able to do lots of family portraits which was lovely! and also the front door shoots where I captured families either through the window or on their doorstep, strange but historic images to look back on in years to come.

Spending time with my Husband and three daughters at home has had its ups and downs! It was definitely easier in the Spring and Summer last year when the weather was amazing! At times out in the garden with the paddling pool out it felt like we were all on holiday! I can't say the same at the moment as we are in our 3rd official national lockdown in the Winter.  I thought I would look back through what I have captured this year and was surprised at how many images I picked for my highlights.

At the moment,  I don't think we are closer to having weddings and general life back to normal, but there is hope for the Summer now they are rolling out the new vaccine, so fingers crossed!

Stay safe everyone,

Sian.

 

 

 

 


Siân & Jamie Wedding - The Kymin Monmouth

Jamie & Siân - 27th August 2019

The Kymin Monmouth & The Angel Abergavenny.

Jamie and Siân got married on a beautiful sunny August afternoon in the rolling hills of Monmouthshire. They had an intimate wedding as their wedding party consisted of just 8 people including themselves! When Jamie first got in touch with me and explained that they were passionate about photography and the importance of it to them I was excited that I was going to be part of 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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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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Jodie & Hassan - Camden London e-shoot

Jodie & Hassan engagement shoot

Camden Town, London

 

I first met Jodie in April 2016 ( I was pregnant with Penny) when we worked on a shoot together. Jodie is a very talented make up artist and beautician. During the shoot we got talking about her engagement to Hassan and their wedding plans! I was delighted following the shoot when Jodie got in touch to say she'd like to book me to photograph their wedding at Margam Park Orangery in September 2018. Jodie and Hassan secured their booking with me two and a half years ahead of their wedding which is amazing. They also booked an e-shoot that we decided to do in Camden Town as they live in London. On Easter Sunday (now with a new baby bump in tow) I took the train to London and had a fantastic time photographing the two of them in such an incredible setting. Jodie and Hassan are clearly in love and their passion for each other shone through out the shoot. I love these images. Their emotional connection along with the colours and vibrancy in such a busy city make me very happy! They also enjoyed every moment of the experience. I'm very excited for the wedding, (there will be no baby bump at the wedding!)

 

 


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!

 

 

 


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!

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Hannah & Dan - Rosedew Farm

Hannah & Dan

12th August 2017 - Rosedew Farm

 


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