Cwtch Of The Week: Our Boobless Bride Dawn and her family

Good morning all

We have a completely delicious Cwtch of the Week for you this week. Shot by our very own Maria Farrelly, this is a stunning shot of our Boobless Bride, Dawn and her gorgeous family.

After receiving the devastating news that her cancer had returned last month, they arranged this shoot with Maria to create more wonderful memories, and I think you will agree, this is a wonderful one. We love you Dawn….

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Our Boobless Bride Dawn and her family

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When the wedding dress has been worn, the cake cut, the wine all drank and the songs all played, married life begins. And for some it can be a breeze, for some they face obstacles, and for others its a roller coaster. But no matter what life throws at you, if you love each other, you will find a way to get through. Find ways to smile, laugh and hold each other that bit tighter.

Our boobless bride Dawn & her husband Steve celebrate their first wedding anniversary and are holding their family tighter more than ever as Dawn faces the return of cancer. If you missed her special post, you can read it here.

 

Cwtch of the Week: A Cwtch with a View by Michelle Huggleston

Happy Monday everyone!
 
We have a super lovely couple of cwtches of Lucy and Ian from Michelle Huggleston today, taken at Mansion House Llansteffan overlooking the beach. And what a view! Over to Michelle to tell you more about it……

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It’s so wonderful to get asked to be the wedding photographer for any wedding, and a little more nerve-racking when it’s someone you grew up with. Lucy and Ian got married in the village we grew up in, in Llangyfelach church. The church hadn’t changed a bit since primary school. And the special service was held by Lucy’s Step Father, I love these touches, everyone having a role to play on the day. It really makes it more special.
Lucy and Ian had a fun and quirky theme. Ian’s job when they met was as Lucy called it a ‘Pirate Fighter’ and he proposed on a beach with X marks the spot. These moments added to their theme allowing them to create an elegant colour scheme with elements of pirate, from table names to the cake… the cake was just wow!! A perfect and fun day, and so wonderful to be part of an old school friends wedding day.

I love this image because they were totally in the moment, I’m not sure they even noticed I was taking photographs of them both. The closeness of the two of them, and this was their first few private moments alone from all of their guests. They just look so happy.

Cwtch of the Week: A Sunset on Southerndown Cwtch

Hello again Monday!

But its just glorious out there today, doesn’t make a Monday quite so bad then does it!

And speaking of glorious, we have a truly stunning sunset cwtch of the week of you all today. Shot by the lovely Darren Thomas, and taken on the beautiful Dunraven Bay at Southerndown.  

I will hand over to Darren now to tell you more about it…..

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Wow, what can I say other than what a superb day to have shot this pre wedding shoot with Susie and Rob.

In August I will be heading to Clearwell Castle where I will have the pleasure of shooting their wedding.

So, having meet Susie and Rob last year to discuss their wedding, I was over the moon that they decided to book me for their big day and recently when Susie got in touch to arrange a pre wedding shoot at Southerndown beach I had all fingers and toes crossed that the sun would come out to play. Well, it worked. The weather man or woman, I’m not sure which :) said it would be cloudy and overcast all day. I should have known, as we all do, they are never right and I am so glad this was true.  The brightest and clearest blue skies that I have seen this year, not a cloud in the sky and the location Dunraven Bay, renowned by landscape photographers and many others as an amazing sunset location.

Susie told me that she and Rob were not lovers of the camera so I had to make sure that by the end of the shoot they were. Rob, well Rob clearly knew how to work that camera and even impressed Susie, well done Rob, obviously been practicing :)  It was a great day, plenty of laughs and what really made the day for me was when they both said how much of a great time they both had. Thank you both, looking forward to the wedding now.

Cwtch Of The Week: Penarth Pier Cwtch by Maria Farrelly

Good morning!

We’re back once again with the renegade master, nope, no we’re not. Cwtch of the Week! Thats what we have here. And its a lovely one.  From our fabulous creator, Maria Farrelly, not only is this a delicious cwtch, but its at one of our favourite spots; Penarth Pier.  
Over to Maria to tell us all about it.

Enjoy!

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Its been a while but i’m back… sharing more of my work with all you lovely Cwtchers.

Cwtches can mean so many things to so many people. Here we have one that I adore. I photographed Cary & Ross’s wedding on Penarth Pier back in October. It was a beautiful intimate ceremony followed with fish n Chips and a visit to that fabulous traditional sweet shop.

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I took this shot just after finishing some lovely images of them walking along the Pier.  Its was starting to get very cold and I suggested they grab a seat on the bench. Carys instantly began to cwtch into Ross and he naturally opened his arms to warm her up. They didn’t know I took this one. Expressions like this can’t be staged, they just happen. It’s his expression on his face I love the most. She’s so happy and he looks just so damn content. Perfect.

Cwtch of the Week: A Cutie Cwtch

Oh my oh my.  If you don’t completely adore this image, then you’re made of stone! Shot by the gorgeous David Williams of Anderson Photography, these two little cuties have pretty much made my week already!

Over to David to tell us a bit more about the image….

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This shot was from Alana & Matts wedding down at Oxwich Bay. I love it simply down to the love and affection this brother & sister showed toward each other and at a moment when the light was absolutely perfect…almost a fitting end to a family occasion.

David, we could n to agree more! Its just magical! Thank you so much for sharing!