Andreea and Adrian’s Wedding
Swansea, South Wales
Professional Wedding Photographer
So this was the most unexpected wedding I’ve photographed! A fellow photographer who was unable to photograph the wedding due to unforeseen circumstances asked if I was able to photograph a wedding that day. It was a good thing I was up at 8.30am that morning, totally not like me when I didn’t have to work!
This is one of the perks of booking a professional wedding photographer. I’m part of a close knit group of wedding photographers across South Wales, and if for any reason, I am unable to make it to your wedding, I am able to find a professional wedding photographer to shoot your wedding for you!
Make up Artist
This goes with all suppliers, the Make up artist on the day, was a professional, Farhana Ali, as we have worked together, she was able to calm our bride down before I turned up, showing her my work and giving her positive feedback on my work. Thanks Farhana, fiver is in the post! Haha.
Marriot Hotel, Swansea
Anyway, this was my third time at The Marriott Hotel in Swansea, so I knew the place well.
Andreea was a pleasure to photograph, she was so calm as was her bridesmaids, and so helpful too! One of them helped me with the dresses to photograph them on the stairwell at the Marriott Hotel. As this was a small wedding, I was able to get photos of the ceremony room freshly set up with no guests in for our couple.
Leading up to the ceremony was full of emotions, and upon meeting her dad for the first time on the day sent tears of joy all around, what a lovely moment for Dad to see her daughter dressed in her wedding dress for the irst time on her wedding day! Like many Asian weddings, the bride and groom opted for a flower wall creating a beautiful backdrop for the ceremony.
Not long after the ceremony, I had planned to get group photos of everyone outside the hotel, but as there wasn’t nanny guests, we were able to walk up to the top viewing area and get the beach in the background, result! With smaller groups at the promenade, wow…it was windy! We managed some great formal portraits of the family, so it was time to take a walk along the promenade. The bride’s hair wasn’t up, as she had beautiful long straight hair, so the wind was blowing it everywhere! Although it wasn’t ideal for the bride, after spending time on her hair, it was fantastic for photos, making dramatic scenes for the bride and groom!
We had another opportunity later on for photos, in between all the candid photos of guests enjoying the wedding and catching them unaware whilst laughing and chatting with friends. A quick look out the window, and I noticed an amazing sunset! So it was out for a brief while to capture a stunning portrait under the bandstand in the setting sun!