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Natalie and Paul | Gower Golf Glub, Swansea
We are so pleased that we chose Ed to photograph our wedding. He made everyone feel so relaxed and was very professional. Our wedding photos are beautiful and we are so pleased we have these wonderful memories captured by Ed for us to treasure forever. I would highly recommend Ed for any of your photography needs.
Kylie and Georgia | Gellifawr Woodland Retreat
Ed gave us a sneaky peek of our pictures in a slideshow on our wedding day and as if I didn’t cry enough, he captured such cherished moments so effortlessly!
He is a very talented photographer finding picturesque qualities in the corners of the special time you share with your newly-wed better half. I couldn’t imagine anyone who would’ve made me feel comfortable in front of a lens like he did.
A very easy 5 star review from me. We can’t wait to see the end results and no doubt Kylie will have us signed up to an album in no time!
Jess and Shane | The Cliff Hotel, Cardigan
I highly recommend Photography First! So professional from start to finish for our wedding in June. He made us feel at ease in front of the camera and captured the most perfect moment throughout the day. The photos truly are amazing showing how talented Ed is as a photographer! Thank you so much Ed for being our Wedding photographer. Highly Recommend!
Nicole and Phil | Craig Y Nos Castle
We both wanted to write to you with the upmost of thanks for everything you did for us on our wedding day. The way you naturally captured every part of our day was outstanding. Everyone we have spoken to and including ourselves have been blown away by your pictures and their artistry. Your fun edged professionalism (and sometimes athleticism) made the whole process natural and fun. You made what could have been and awkward and stiff process into a fun and relaxing process. It was like having another guest rather than a stranger.
The bonus surprise of the slideshow at the end of the night was touching, skilful and an excellent addition to our evening. Not to mention an excellent way to encapsulate memories for years to come. You beautifully captured the essence of the day and we can’t thank you enough. We would definitely encourage our friends and family to choose you, as we don’t believe wedding photography could get any better than yours.
Thank you again,
The new Mr and Mrs Bennett
Ian and Steph | Oxwich Bay Hotel
Easy to talk to and very understanding, made our wedding day extra special and couldn’t be happier with the photos. Would highly recommend.
Belated thanks for getting these to us so quickly! We have enjoyed them. We have to admit we were struck by how sombre everyone looked during the wedding service! Still, you captured the fun times and managed really good shots in difficult lighting conditions both outside the church and at the reception, and I love the shots from the gallery at church. My main hope was to have the photos outside the church and these have come out really well – I am so pleased. Given the age of most of my relatives, I doubt we will ever see such a gathering again, so these photos are priceless. Thank you!
We also love the one of us walking outside the reception – how we managed to be “in step” is either a miracle or some awesome photoshopping! Either way, we love the image 🙂 Walter has printed it and it is now on the wall.
Thank again – I am glad we found you and that you made yourself available to provide us with wonderful visual memories of the day.
All the best to you and your family,
Gale & Walter
Ed, what a spectacular photographer you are.
The photos we have already seen are just perfect and capture every moment for exactly what it was, an absolutely special day and thanks to you we’ll have them forever.
Thank you is not enough but we were thankful YOU was there!!
You’re work is incredible and we have had no end of complements already!! We always make sure that (even though we looked beautiful ) people know that it was beautiful because of you.
Love Ri & Ad
We got married last week in freezing cold and snowy weather. Ed stayed to the very end, even when guests were deserting us and staff were being sent home early! He was punctual, courteous and immaculately dressed. While I was having my hair styled he efficiently photographed dresses and shoes etc without being intrusive in any way. Although I hate being photographed he put me and everyone else at their ease, and with great humour and charm rounded everyone up as required. During the slideshow everyone said they genuinely thought he was the best wedding photographer they had seen, from both a technical and personal opinion. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
And some more reviews from their guests
Amazing photographer. The quality of Ed’s work is superb, he takes wonderful pictures with ease, so it doesn’t feel like a chore posing for them! Plus his dance floor action shots were great �
What an amazing photographer! Thank you for my mam’s wedding at craig y nos! You were very friendly and attententive to everyone! The photos I’ve seen look BEAUTIFUL! You are very talented! Thank you!
hank you for providing the most breathtaking photographs of my friend’s wedding.
What a great day with Photography First, great photos and a special day with memories to treasure. Would recommend for your wedding.
Great photographer, very friendly and the photos were amazing.
Absolutely stunning photos of my friend Helen and Manse’s wedding. Ed was so friendly,relaxed and put everyone at ease. He captured the whole tone of an extremely happy and memorable day. Amazing photography.
We booked Ed for our home wedding party and we certainly made the right decision! From the moment we contacted Ed at Photography First we were put at ease and blown away by his previous work. Ed is entirely professional and worked miracles in such a short time frame at our party.
We were blown away by the magic and unforgettable memories that Ed captured, he really caught all the special moments which allows us to relive our wonderful party for years to come. Booking Ed was one of the best decisions we ever made and would not hesitate booking him again! Thank you again Ed for everything you did for us.
Fantastic photographer, made us feel at ease on our Wedding day and produced breathtaking photos to remember. Would highly recommend Ed x
Outstanding photos.. outstanding with my daughter, would recommend to anyone. Well worth it.
What an amazing photographer!Ed is absolutely brilliant! So calm,knew exactly what to do and when to do it.As a bride i was so nervous and had no idea how to pose for photos but that is not a problem when Ed is in charge of you special day,he goes the extra mile to capture that last detail and the result is wow! You cannot find a more professional and friendly photographer.We absolutely reccomend him and will surely contact him for every occasion in the future!
I would highly reccommed Ed. I love the photographs and I am sure we made the right choice!
We are so happy that our first photographer pulled out, we got given Eds number by a friend of ours and he truly made our wedding perfect. Such a friendly person that made our day so relaxed as well as taking some amazing photos, he has a really good eye for capturing wonderful moments.We will forever be grateful for his work and incredible photos. Would recommend him to any one without any hesitation.
Wow wow wow just wow ed is the best photographer you can ask for! You know he’s great when you first meet him and you see his other portfolios it’s just my style edited to a dream and plenty of unique shots then you’ve met him and what a nice guy!! So easy to get on with for me and my partner who was not as interested in the arranging side, meeting ed got him excited! Then ed comes on the day and you don’t even know he’s there he is a part if the family, a close friend! I’m a fussy bride I had lots of things I wanted and lots I didn’t and my style was very different from your usual photography and ed just took it all in his stride no questions no pushyness and all fun! We had a ball and didn’t even think about the end result. Then wow the pictures!! They were presented so well and there is so much more to this package than ed ever mentioned they came on an individualised memory stick in a well presented box with a web log in you can send people and easy options of printing for everyone so easy to distrubute out and they blew me away!! They were all edited and fantastic we had the shots I knew we had shots I didn’t even know he was taking (which by the way were the best!) I am just bowling over with love for my day all over again I felt like ed was with me and my husband all day but he managed to get shots of the day I didn’t even see! The pictures are like a walk through of the day everything is there he didnt miss a trick. I couldn’t recommend anyone more I would relive my day over and over and one thing I would never change is having ed!! And my husband Hey haha 😉
Thank you for everything Ed, you’ve allowed us to relive the best day of our lives through beautiful photographs.
Photography first took the pictures at mine and Sarah’s wedding on 28th of January 2017 and would like to say how fantastic they were. Ed and Heidi did a brilliant job, friendly, very professional and the pictures we’ve seen so far are absolutely stunning. Looking forward to seeing the final pictures once they are edited. Thank you 🙂
Thank you so, so much for our amazing wedding photos. We couldn’t have asked for anything more. I am so impressed that you managed to capture every emotional moment throughout the day. We have looked at the photos over and over again and each time they bring a tear to our eyes. You really have made our day! C & G x
Jess and Adam
This is the photographer you want for your wedding! Ed is professional, punctual, has a great sense of humour, and is a really nice guy – he put all of our wedding guests at ease and everyone remarked on how great he was. He went above and beyond on our wedding day to take some epic pictures (without being intrusive) and by the end he felt like one of our guests! Would highly recommend!
Ed was brilliant in our wedding. He was professional yet friendly and fun which put us and our guests at ease. He worked really hard all day and captured some magical moments.The photos we have seen so far have blown us away! We can’t wait to see the rest. Nothing is too much trouble for him and the customer service is first class. Ed is a genuinely nice guy and an awesome photographer! We cannot recommend him highly enough.
Wow!! Just received our wedding photos and they are amazing ! Thank you so much Now all we have to do is decide on very favourites…not an easy task, at all!
Thank you for our amazing newborn photos they are gorgeous. A perfect way to capture our little girl which is not so little anymore thank you so much ed 🙂 will be nagging you for more photos in the future x
Ed was wonderful at our wedding. Both the groom and I are quite shy in front of the camera but Ed really made us feel at ease and was funny and relaxed yet professional throughout. He was also super patient when trying to round up groups of friends and family members for photos. The photos we have seen so far are amazing and I cannot wait to see the rest; I would highly recommend him
We met Ed last Saturday on our wedding day and couldn’t believe how friendly & professional he was! He was a pleasure to have to photograph our special day and are now counting down to day until we see the images! I’m sure they are going to be perfect! Thanks again Ed
Just wanted to say a massive thank you for yesterday. I shall be recommending you to others. Can’t wait to see all the photos…the one you put up today is beautiful. Thank you again, Jodie and Ricky. X
Hi EdWell, we received the USB a couple of days ago, and we are absolutely blown away by them! You managed to capture the day in just the way we wanted – casual and fun, with people just enjoying themselves!Thank you so much for capturing our day so beautifully! We are so impressed, we will certainly be recommending your services to anyone who will listen!Thank you so much for being the best photographer ever and for making us feel comfortable and being so friendly and approachable.Mr & Mrs Oliver
Giuliano & Charlotte | Parc Howard, Llanelli and Stradey Park Hotel, Llanelli, South Wales
Would like to say a massive thank you to Photography First – South Wales Wedding Photography for such amazing wedding photos.You really did capture the magic and happiness that we shared with our family and friends. I cant thank you enough they are perfect xx
Peter & Sue | Manor Park Hotel, Swansea, South Wales
On behalf of Suzanne and myself thank you for your patience and professionalism on our wedding day. You were great to work with, we are already passing on your details to friends who are looking for photographers.
See more of Peter and Sue’s Manor Park Country Hosue Wedding Photography
Sam & Adam | Marriot Hotel, Cardiff, South Wales
Absolutely happy with Ed, what an amazing creative photographer. Would 100% recommend to anyone wanting to hire him for their wedding. Worth every penny and more. Thank you so much for your hard work 🙂 love Mr and Mrs Lee
Victoria & Jason | King Arthur Hotel, Gower, Swansea, South Wales
Ed was amazing from start to finish. We couldn’t have wished for a better photographer to capture our special day and our photos are everything we hoped for and more. Ed is so imaginative and our photo album is fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble and customer satisfaction is his priority. He was so friendly and accommodating on the day and our guests commented on how hard he worked. Ed comes highly recommended- he won’t let you down!
See Victoria and Jason’s King Arthur Hotel Wedding Photography
Natalie & Daniel | Trinity College, Carmarthen, South Wales
If you are looking for a wedding photographer who is professional, friendly, takes everything you want on board then look no further. Ed not only takes time to get to know you as a couple, but also uses what you want to create your dream wedding photos. A perfectionist who goes that extra mile in creating beautiful pieces of art in every photo. We are thoroughly thrilled with our wedding photos, we couldn’t have asked for better!
Read about Natalie and Daniel’s Carmarthen Wedding Photography
Jen & Steve | Town Hall, Llanelli and Diplomoat Hotel, Llanelli, South Wales
Myself & my husband stephen couldn’t praise you or thank you enough for the professional & friendly mannerism on our pre wedding photoshoot and our wedding day . We are so pleased with everything , everyone who has seen our wedding album have said how fantastic it is . Thank you so much for being part of our special day, i have already passed your details on to some friends & will recommend you to anyone need it a fabulous photographer. Thanks again Jen & Steve. X
Read about Jen & Steve’s Wedding
Steven & Dee | Around Llanelli and Diplomat Hotel, South Wales
What an amazing photographer! We feel very privileged to have found Ed! He has a very unique and creative style that we loved. Ed has a very friendly & approachable manner which put us at ease very quickly. Having a pre-wedding shoot also really helped. We trusted Ed implicitly on our wedding day, and gave him artistic licence to go with his own ideas and it paid off. We have amazing photos that will help us remember our special day in years to come. We would recommend Photography First for all your photographic needs. Very professional and down to earth.
Read about Dee & Steven’s Wedding
Gavin & Nicola | Parc Howard, Llanelli and Calsonic Club, Llanelli, South Wales
Can not beleive how amazing our wedding photos are thank you so much we love them xxxcant thank you enough x
Read about Gavin and Nicola’s Wedding
Neil & Tamara | Craig Y Nos Castle, Brecon, Swansea
Neil and I really lucked out with finding Ed! Just by looking through his portfolio we knew he was the one for us, and it was the best decision we ever made! On the day, Ed surprised us by bringing along a second photographer! This was an amazing experience for us and I would definitely recommend! Ed took so many photos which really captured our day, a mixture of official photos and so many of our family and friends having a jolly good time! He had so many ideas for our couple shots that we could just go along with it and enjoy every second. We now have a huge amount of stunning photos and we now have the difficult decision of which to put up in our house (if it was up to me every wall would be covered!) Ed is the perfect photographer to capture a bride and groom’s special day! I would recommend to everyone!
Tamara Harris 🙂Read about Neil and Tamara’s Wedding
Awesome photo shoot of my son today, noah was relaxed in a family home and full of smiles for the photographer who was a natural with him 🙂 thanks ed
OMG…..I LOVE the pictures Ed!!!!! You are amazeballs!! Thanks so much for doing the pictures, and I love the CD and box. xxxx
Becca & Andrew | The Baltic Inn, Ponthenri, South Wales
Ok hear we go.. Me and my husband Andrew Treharne would like to say a massive thank you to every one who helped out on our big day! Brides by design for sorting mine and all my bridesmaids beautiful dresses, Beauty by Stacey for doing make up, Rachel Triplet Davies for doing everyone’s hair, Louise Kelly-Designs for creating all my stationary, my brilliant photographer Ed PhotographyFirst who had so much Patience and for doubling up as a wedding organiser, the Baltic Inn for the lovely food and venue, Wedding-Flowers Wales for completely transformed the venue and made my fabulous bouquet, snap photo booth for giving that little bit more fun in the evening all the guests and me enjoyed all the funny photos, welsh chocolate fountain for all that chocolate I was in heaven! He he. Our best man Liam for not messing up his speech, my bridesmaids sarah coleridge Hannah Elouise Harris Ruth Harris Kayleigh Pointon for putting up with my diva strops and looking so gorgeous, my flower girl Cady my wonderful daughter for looking so cute, my page boy cai for his poem and speech, my mum Catrin Phillips and delme for helping us, my in laws Marc and Helen for making all the cakes what a fab job u done, Ria for breaking into the bridal suite and adding all the finishing touches, Iwan for filming the hole day and embarrassing me with the DVD from when I was small and ginger lol, last but not least to all my guests, family and friends for sharing our day and making it extra special a massive thank you for all the gifts and cards we received me and andrew have been overwhelmed by all your generosity, it all its been the best day of our lives and now we are ready to begin the next chapter in our lives as mr and mrs treharne.
Read about Becca & Andrew’s Wedding
Trish & Stef | Manor Park Country House, Swansea, South Wales
I really do recommend ed, he is an amazing photographer, so friendly, professional, and he’s pictures are amazing, I was really happy with my wedding pictures and ed had so many great ideas and shots I wouldn’t of thought of, AMAZEBALLS xxxx
Read about Trish & Stef’s Wedding
Sian and Rob | Burry Port Harbour and Ashburnham Hotel, Burry Port, South Wales
We had our amazing photographs back last week and was totally blown away with them, Ed you are a truly gifted person and your creativity and flair really show in your work, Rob, myself family and friends are truly delighted with the photos and boy you’ve made us look pretty good (a hard task might i add lol) Thank you for making our day a perfect day, I cant commend you enough….. Diolch or galon xx
Read about Sian and Rob’s Wedding
Jemma and Rory | Bargoed Golf Club, South Wales
I cannot find the words to thank you enough for all your hard work at our wedding yesterday. You were so easy to work with, captured all the magic of the day and all my guests commented on how professional but friendly you were. We can’t wait for our pictures now, it’s been a pleasure working with you ed! A massive thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Top job! Well done! Mr & Mrs Easthope xxxx
Read about Jemma and Rory’s Wedding
Ariba and Taimoor | Holland House and Howells School, Cardiff, South Wales
Good luck with everything and thank you for everything you’ve done, I couldn’t have imagined how professional but at the same time amazingly enthusiastic you would turn out, you could see a real love for your profession when you’re working and that’s not so easy to find so I’m very grateful to you, all my family have asked who you are and where I found you they’re so impressed by you. I’m having a large graduation party next year and if you’re available I’ll definitely be wanting to hire your services again!!
Lisa & Phil | Castle Hotel, Neath, South Wales
ed is the most amazing photograph i have no confidence in myself and he made me feel so relaxed infront of the camera thank u so so much and his finished work is unbelieveable xxx
Read about Lisa and Phil’s Wedding
Lisa and Phil | Engagement Shoot, Port Talbot, South Wales
thank u ed for an amazing pre photo shoot i cant believe how relaxed u made us feel infront of the camera thank u so so so much again and see u again in 3weeks xxx
Read about Lisa and Phil’s Pre-Wedding Shoot
Rowan & Bryan | The Plough Inn, Llandeilo, South Wales
Thank you for our beautiful photographs. Everyone has commented on your amazing use of colour! So glad the clouds cleared for the fabulous atmospheric shots.
The venue commented on your professionalism and you were a pleasure to work with.
Bryan and Rowan.Read about Rowan and Bryan’s Wedding
Amii & Darren | Craig Y Nos Castle, Brecon, Wales
Hi Ed! Hope you all had a good xmas and a happy new year! Just to let you know I have received the wedding photos and they are absolutely perfect!! I love them! Thank you so much for capturing priceless moments on our special day and it was a real pleasure having you there! Will be having an anniversary party at the castle next year so may be calling you to book! lol x Best wishes and I really hope we will see you in the near future
all the best
Amii & Darren xxxx
Read about Amii and Darren’s Wedding
Hi I would just like to thank you so much for our gorgeous photographs of our Daughter Gemma Son Craig and Granddaughter Evie, They were fabulous as was the slide show to music that you put on disc. They made our Christmas what a fantastic surprise…. cant believe Evie kept it a secret what a gem!!!! thanks again we would recommend you to everyone 🙂 xx
It was fab meeting you Sunday! Edie was showing everyone how she smiled for the pictures and it was the same smile that is in the picture youve emailed! All we can say is wow! Thank you so much it’s amazing! Really brought a smile to our faces! 🙂
Tyron & Sarah | Manor Park Country House, Swansea, South Wales
Evening EdWe both enjoyed the experience and look forward to seeing the pictures when they are ready, it was great to finally meet you and Sarah was extremely happy with my choice of photographer.Sarah said you were very keen and professional in what you do, she loves the 2 pictures and also cant wait to see the rest, she has already posted one picture to facebook ( watermarked of course 😀 )We can see you have a bright future in what you do, speak soonTyron & Sarah
Michiko & Stu | Swansea Registry Office and Langland Bay, Swansea, South Wales
Just to say a huge THANK YOU! for all the photos! – arrived this morning.
They are all beautiful – we love them all! I think you have captured the day beautifullly, and the natural look of everybody. We are so highly impressed with your taste and skills.
The violin photos will be very useful in the future. I will be sending my agent a new photo to put on my profile :)) There are so many which I will be able to use for my programmes too.
Thank you again so much – and we shall definitely be recommending you to people!
Keep in touch 🙂
Michiko and Stu xx
PS. Please thank Heidi for holding the flash!