Tower Hill Barns Styled Shoot

Tower Hill Barns Styled Shoot

A Lockdown Wedding Styled photo shoot at Tower Hill Barns

The wedding industry was hit hard by COVID-19. Many wedding venues, wedding suppliers including photographers found their bulging 2020 bookings diary deplete hourly to almost zero. So…What are we to do? The creative industries all came together to do what we love! We were able to use the time to showcase our products, our skills and have a bloody good laugh whilst we were at it!

Cassie from Cassie M Bridal is one of North Wales’ leading hair and makeup artists. As well as being super talented, she is an awesome lady to have around on your wedding day. Cassie had the idea of creating a styled shoot and asked if I would be involved to photograph it. Naturally I said yes! Having built up so many positive relationships with wedding suppliers, wedding venues and couples over the years, I was also able to offer my input.

We had decided Tower Hill Barns would be our location of choice. Why? Well the venue is a favourite of mine. It is stunning inside and out and the wedding team at Tower Hill Barns were more than happy to accomodate us.

As for the theme…..Well we kind of went on a tangent and just wanted to go super modern and not your usual approach. We were able to call on good friends and a previous bride and groom of mine, Emma and Phill. When I photographed Emma and Phill’s wedding, they were so easy to work with infront of camera, and Emma also has a black wedding dress! Yes!! To add to this, we thought bright neon’s large floral decorations and smoke bomb’s would make for awesome photographs!

Karen Lesley Bridal had kindly donated us 2 white wedding dresses which not only looked amazing on Emma, but also on the Flower Arch provided and designed by Vivid Floral Design.

Tower Hill Barns Wedding Photos
Tower Hill Barns Wedding Photos
Tower Hill Barns Wedding Photos

Whilst Cassie was doing Emma’s hair and make-up, it gave myself and Mathew from Mathew Lloyd Videography chance to starting setting up some photos and bounce ideas off each other. 

Natalie from Glamour Events Hire was kind enough to showcase some of her neon backdrops. We set these up inside the old barn at Tower Hill so the neon would really stand out.

Tower Hill Barns wedding photos

Here is a selection from the rest of what was an awesome day photographing and hanging out at Tower Hill Barns again!

Supplier shoutouts to:

White Dresses – Karen Lesley Bridal Emporium
Neons – Glamour Events Hire
Hair, Make-up, Co-Ordinator and Hair accessories – Cassie M Bridal
Cakes – Red Rose Wedding Cakes
Videographer – Mathew Lloyd Videography
Venue – Tower Hill Barns
Flowers and Flower Arch – Vivid Floral Design
Tweed Suit – Trefor Jones

Snowdonia Proposal Photographer
Tower Hill Barns Wedding photos
Tower Hill Barns Wedding photos
Tower Hill Barns Wedding photos
Tower Hill Barns Wedding photos
Smoke Bomb Wedding
Smoke bomb wedding
Smoke bomb wedding
Smoke bomb wedding
Tower Hill Barns Outdoor Wedding
Tower Hill Barns Outdoor Wedding
Tower Hill Barns Wedding photos
Tower Hill Barns Wedding photos
Tower Hill Barns Wedding photos
Tower Hill Barns Wedding photos
Tower Hill Barns Wedding photos

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Snowdonia Wedding Proposal

Snowdonia Wedding Proposal

Dan Proposed in snowdonia – becky said yes!

An email appears in my inbox and instantly i’m intrigued and excited about the contents. Dan was planning to propose to his girlfriend Becky whilst they were on holiday in North Wales. Although I have photographed lots of weddings all around North Wales, I had never actually photographed a proposal.
Dan and Becky travelled up from London, and once I had got chatting to Dan we were able to run through a few ideas. With Dan not being from North Wales, it was great for me to be able to suggest locations.
We had settled on Llyn Idwal in Snowdonia. This is one of my favourite locations ever. It’s extremely accessible and is surrounded with large waterfalls, imposing mountain tops and stunning views.

The morning of the proposal, I obviously couldn’t phone Dan or make myself known to Dan in anyway as we didn’t want to ruin the surprise. It was just a quick text to tell him I was wearing a black coat and to follow me at about a 200 meters distance until we reached Llyn Idwal.

As with any holiday, and any new place you are going to want to take lots of personal photos and selfies for your own collection. A quick glance over my shoulder to make sure I was still in Dan’s view whilst Becky had no idea what was about to happen.

Once we reached Llyn Idwal, I veered off to a position where I knew I would get a good shot of Dan down on one knee….. I had 2 cameras which were obvious to Becky and anyone else so I was just pretending to take photo’s of the landscape. Whilst I was doing this, Dan was trying to walk Becky over to where I was photographing but Becky was reluctant as she was worried she might get in the way of my “landscape photos”.

Not to worry! Like I say, Llyn Idwal has so many amazing surrounding views, it really didn’t matter where Dan proposed.

Down on one knee he goes, I can’t hear anything apart from Becky’s giggles. It was so windy but then they embraced and I knew Becky said yes!
It was then time to introduce myself and ensure Becky I was not some weirdo with a camera following them around.

Llyn Idwal Engagement Shoot
Llyn Idwal Engagement Shoot

I stayed with Dan and Becky for a little bit. We chatted about their plans and took the opportunity to take some beautiful engagement photographs whilst they were staying in North Wales.

Snowdonia Proposal Photographer
Snowdonia Proposal Photographer
Snowdonia Proposal Photographer

I love photographing in the Snowdonia area so much. I have recently been taking many couples over to the area for Adventure Shoots. These are all about embracing the wild hair, muddy boots and beautiful North Wales countryside. What an amazing place for a proposal too! Hopefully this has given you some inspo if you are thinking of popping the question.

Snowdonia Proposal Photographer
Snowdonia Proposal Photographer
Snowdonia Proposal Photographer

Thinking of proposing and would like some awesome engagement pictures to document the moment? I’d love to hear from you!

Snowdonia Proposal Photographer
Snowdonia Proposal Photographer
Engagement Shoot Award Win!

Engagement Shoot Award Win!

Engagement shoot award win!

I am humbled to have been awarded a Silver award by The Fellowship of Photographers Association for this photograph.

The photograph I submitted to the panel from the FPA was from Steve and Kim’s engagement shoot at Cwm Idwal in Snowdonia. We started our photography session just as the sun was starting to set. We managed to capture so epic photos on the day, but this one really made us all smile.

Snowdonia Engagement

You can see some more photos from Steve and Kim’s engagement shoot, and also their epic wedding at Llyn Gwynant Barns here.

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Snowdonia Wedding Proposal

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Engagement Shoot Award Win!

Engagement shoot award win!I am humbled to have been awarded a Silver award by The Fellowship of Photographers Association for this photograph. The photograph I submitted to the panel from the FPA was from Steve and Kim's engagement shoot at Cwm Idwal in Snowdonia. We...
A Chester Engagement Shoot!

A Chester Engagement Shoot!

Matt and Jess, are due to be married at Soughton Hall in North Wales, and I am so excited to be their wedding photographer for the day.
With us all living so close to Chester, it only seemed right that we caught up at the Grosvenor Park for a chat before we cracked on with some candid photography.

Chester has so many amazing opportunities for engagement and wedding photography, but we chose to stay close to the Grosvenor Park, as the colours were amazing. It was an Autumn afternoon and the orange leaves looked amazing. We ventured off slightly around the Chester walls before heading back home.

We hadn’t long started before the photobombers came. I’m not talking about cyclists or people walking their dogs. We had an abundance of squirrels who were all wanting their photograph taking with Jess and Matt! Jess particularly got on well with the squirrels, feeding them nuts. I am a bit more reserved and was happy to photograph from a distance.

It’s not long now until Jess and Matt’s wedding day in North Wales, and I can’t wait to be part of it!
Here are a few of my favourite photographs from their Chester engagement shoot.

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Adventure Shoots

Adventure Shoots

Lets go on an advenutre!

Engagement 14 - Adventure Shoots

Are you going to come with me?

Often referred to as Engagement shoots or pre-wed shoots, come with me on an adventure in North Wales.
i try not to call these shoots engagement shoots or pre-wed shoots. To me, they sound stiff and part of a routine. Lets go with ADVENTURE SHOOT!

These shoots are often booked by couples who feel they may need to get comfortable in-front of the camera before their wedding day, or sometimes couples who just want to me to capture some awesome pictures, in an epic surrounding with no pressure, no guests, no routine and no rules!

North Wales is one of my favourite places ever. Yeah ok i live here but there are so many mountains to ramble in… So many views to get lost in. Whenever i am asked if i can book a couple in for a shoot, my mind immediately goes to North Wales and the mountains.

 

Do i ever have a plan on an Adventure Shoot? Nope not really! Apart from a time and place where we will meet.

i will always try to shoot in a place where you may not have been before. Sometimes even a place i haven’t been before. That way, reactions and WOW’s come more natural.

My favourite thing about Adventure Shoots is, more often than not, you will arrive feeling a little apprehensive about having your photo taken and what you may look and feel like. Give it 20 minutes and you will be smashing some awesome shots, feeling super confident and comfortable!

Engagement 10 - Adventure Shoots
Engagement 13 - Adventure Shoots
Engagement 12 - Adventure Shoots

What if we have rubbish weather or limited daylight?
We go anyway! It’s an ADVENUTRE remember!
Moody skies, EPIC clouds and fading light can make some awesome photographs.
If its cold, we wrap up warm. i would love to go on an adventure in the snow! Will you take me with you?

Let’s be honest, we don’t have to go travelling too far in North Wales to find some epic snowy peaks.

 

Engagement 16 - Adventure Shoots
Engagement 18 - Adventure Shoots
Engagement 17 - Adventure Shoots

CAN WE BRING OUR FUR BABIES?

ABSOLUTELY!

If you would like to bring your dog along on your adventure then they are more than welcome. They usually love getting involved and love the bribes of dog treats for sitting still for a photo!

Engagement 6 - Adventure Shoots
Engagement 5 - Adventure Shoots
Kinmel Wedding Photography – Rich & Laura

Kinmel Wedding Photography – Rich & Laura

Kinmel Wedding Photography – The Kinmel is one of my favourite venues to photograph. The long driveway on the way to the venue running through North Wales that surround the venue, the amazing staff, the level of effort that goes into every detail to make this a lovely wedding venue is evident wherever you turn.

I was lucky enough to be asked to photograph Rich and Laura’s wedding at the Kinmel and we had an amazing day. From when I arrived at Laura’s family home in Prestatyn, to the church ceremony and then on to the venue (where Laura even went off-roading in her stunning dress and beautiful shoes)..You’ll see what I mean in the pictures!

At bridal prep I was greeted by Laura’s family and an army of bridesmaids with smiles, laughter and excitement for the day ahead. Make up was by the talented Sinead from Look Fabulous by Sinead.

After a beautiful ceremony, came the confetti, and its still one of my all time favourite confetti shots! Loads of it!!!

Here is a selection of some of my favourite photos from Rich and Lauras beautiful wedding at the Kinmel in Abergele.

Like what you see? Please get in touch and lets talk about your plans.

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