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

Cwtch of the Week: Aaron and Sarahs Moment by Anderson Photography

Welcome to another week Cwtchers

Well this Cwtch is just gloriously romanic isn’t it! That hold, the closed eyes, the field, the sun setting, the tear down her face….aaaahhhh dreamy.

Aaron and Sarah got married a few weeks ago, but this was taken on their engagement shoot, shot by the fabulous David at Anderson Photography.  Over to David to tell us a bit of how this image happened……

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Aaron and Sarahs Moment

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The one of of them both, Sarah had a tear running down her cheek as the wind was so intense.
The wind was so intense it brought tears to her eyes, so they pulled eachother in for the cwtch of all cwtches xxx

We have to agree David, its just stunningly breathtaking! Thank you so much for sharing x

Cwtch of the Week: A Rainy Day Cwtch by Kate Richards

And another new week begins! Hello Cwtchers!

With the promise of April on the horizon, this is a wonderful cwtch of Victoria and Ryan, embracing the rainy weather, or rather, ignoring it and enjoying each other in a gorgeous cwtch.  The lovely Kate Richards shared this gorgeous shot with us just before they got married last weekend (3rd March 2017)……

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Victoria and Ryan’s Rainy Cwtch

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Victoria and Ryan, from Pontypool and getting married in Bryngarw House, Bridgend. We did this pre-wedding shoot at Dare Valley Country Park on a very rainy day, but they hardly noticed the weather!

We’re very excited to see some the wedding images that Kate will be sharing with us soon, so watch this space, and congratulations to the new Mr and Mrs, Victoria and Ryan xx

Cwtch of the Week – A Kissing Cwtch

Gosh is it Monday again already!?!?!
Well, let me brighten it up for you! Steve Wheller of Art by Design has captured this beautiful shot of Sabine and Craig on the Engagement Shoot at Roath Park in Cardiff.  Its all so ‘end of a movie kiss’, its just lovely! Over to Steve to tell us a bit about it…….
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A Kissing Cwtch

Meet Sabine & Craig. They got married this July and wanted a pre wedding shoot at Roath park to calm the nerves. These shoots are great for couples who are a bit shy in front of the camera. We took a stroll around the park and it didn’t take long for Craig to feel relaxed in my company and in front of the camera thus capturing this beautiful moment between them both.
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Thank you so much to you all for sharing! We find this more and more, an engagement shoot is a fantastic way to get used to being photographed. I mean, apart form a selfie, who on earth (unless you’re a celeb!) gets photographed all the time and is just so used to it, another day of it happening is nothing! I was so nervous, and my husband was ridiculous! He just went all rigid! But because we had an e-shoot, he warmed up and by the time of the wedding, felt so comfortable, it really shows in the wedding photographs!
We cannot recommend an engagement shoot enough!