Pre-Wedding Shoot: Sarika & Dipesh by Sheetal Varsarni

Hello you lovely lot of Cwtchers!

We have an absolutely gorgeous pre-wedding shoot for you today!

You may remember that we shared a completely gorgeous Cwtch of the Week of Sarika and Dipesh back in April? Well, the fabulous photographer Sheetal Varsani has now sent us the whole shoot and its just delicious!

Over to Sheetal to tell you more about it….

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Sarika & Dipesh by Sheetal Varsarni

I photographed Sarika & Dipesh’s Civil Ceremony last July and their pre-wedding shoot just a couple of weeks before their big day. Sarika & Dipesh’s relationship began in High School and after 10 years together, these childhood sweethearts got married with a ceremony at Cardiff City Hall.

For their pre-wedding shoot, we drove down to Ogmore-by-Sea to catch some of the beach’s gorgeous golden hour light. It’s one of my favourite spots along the Welsh Coast for the sunset and not a long drive from Cardiff. When the tide is in, Ogmore-by-Sea is mostly cliffs and pebbles, but the tide was out so we got to frolic around on the sand as well, giving us more of a variety of backdrops.

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Despite it being the middle of July, the weather was a bit dreary, but this made for some dramatic light and backdrop. Sarika & Dipesh embraced the cold wind and drizzle – they were even brave enough to get into the sea for some of the shots!

Sarika & Dipesh were both complete naturals in front of the camera. They got lost in each other and completely forgot I was even there most of the time!

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.

Penarth Pier Cwtch by Maria Farrelly

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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.

Engagement Shoot: Anna and Richie by Maria Farrelly

Good Morning you lovely lot!

Its throwback Thursday time! And today its all about me! Well, and my now husband, but you know, mainly me!

Shot by our very own wonderful Maria Farrelly, this was our Pre Wedding Shoot.  Shot in August 2011, if you can believe it! Originally published in March 2013, I am very excited to be sharing this again.  I cannot recommend an pre wedding shoot enough. Its so much fun, gets you excited for the big day and you get to know you photographer brilliantly!

Enjoy! x

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Anna and Richie’s Urban Pre Wedding Shoot

Pre-Wedding Engagement Shoot: Anna & Richie - Newport by Maria Farrelly

I’d like to introduce you to a super cool couple; Anna & Richie. I photographed their wedding back in Sept 2011 and this shoot was taken in and around Newport a few months prior to their big day.

Anna Is a Newport girl and Richie is a Cardiff boy. They met in the Meze Lounge in Newport and now they live in Paradise…I kid you not…the Turks & Caicos Islands to be precise!

They were quite happy for me to choose the locations for this shoot and boy did we have some fun, they were up for anything. I decided to take them to places around Newport that I love, such as The Waterloo  (an amazing hotel & bistro thats right next to the amazing Transporter Bridge!).

I also photographed them in places that had been playing on my mind for a while. Places you see while driving around or sat in traffic, the sort of places you never actually get out of the car to take a proper look at. Anna & Richie went along with all my crazy ideas and added a few of their own too such as ‘planking’.  We had such a great time and laughed so much. I hope you enjoy these images as much as I did taking them!

Enjoy x

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Cwtch of the Week: A Golden Hour Cwtch

Hello Cwtchers!

To get over all that chocolate we have managed to consume over the Easter holidays,  we have an absolutely stunning Cwtch of the Week to share with you all.  Shot by the very talented and lovely Sheetal Varsani, the shot is of Sarika and Dipesh, enjoying a lovely moment on the beach, as the sun goes down, during their engagement shoot. I will hand over to Sheetal to tell you more about the shoot. Enjoy!

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A Beach Sunset Cwtch

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A week before their Civil Ceremony, I travelled down to Ogmore-By-Sea with Sarika & Dipesh to catch the sunset for their pre-wedding shoot. Despite the weather forecast being a bit iffy, these two were happy to embrace the cold wind and drizzle.

They were even brave enough to get into the ocean!

Having documented their Chandlo Engagement last year, it’s always a joy to have these two in front of my camera.

I’m really looking forward to capturing their official marriage at Cardiff City Hall and can’t wait to share more photos!

And as for us, we have the whole engagement shoot that we cannot wait to show off to you! I will be chasing Sheetal for those wedding images too! x