Alternative Wedding Photographers Cardiff

I’m not a run-of-the-mill wedding photographer, that’s why I may not be the best photographer choice for every wedding.

I openly admit that churches make me feel slightly uncomfortable unless there’s the promise of a great party afterwards! However, for those people who have taken the time to rethink what is expected from their wedding day, who wish to express their personality, we have fun producing extraordinary photographs.

When I married my childhood sweetheart, Han, we dreamt of a set of photographs that captured the real us: the drummer and the artist, the hipster and the geek, the amazing party we had planned. I strive to work closely with couples to make sure the emotions of the day are captured in a way that presents their story and their relationship as unique.

My inspiration comes from a mis-spent youth studying cassette inlay cards and LP covers, wishing to be as cool as the musicians in the photos. I never could grasp the guitar, or look cool in a studded leather jacket, so I decided to develop my photographic skills and help others look like the rock stars I admired.

Owen Mathias


So you’ve spent months and months planning every individual detail, breaking the mould of those cookie cutter weddings, in order to best express your personalities. Now it’s time to look for a photographer to work with who will understand your vision and capture your wedding in the right way.

Regardless of the kind of photos you want, I think it’s so important that you take your time, meet photographers, get to know them a little. They’re going to be with you throughout your big day and if you don’t feel you can share intimate moments of your life with family and friends openly with them, move onto the next.

If, after all this, you feel I’m your guy then that’s amazing, let’s get to work!

I treat every wedding uniquely. First off I would like to meet with you and hear all your plans, ideas and motivations and so you can ask me any questions you like. That way, we can all be sure that I’m the right photographer for you.

I work in an unobtrusive way, getting to know your closest friends and family beforehand in order to capture the personalities and traits that you’ve grown to love in each other. This enables me to photograph the events as they happen, rarely stopping anyone to pose, smile, wave and say cheese.

Before your big day arrives, we’ll have a relaxed photo shoot where I’ll use coaching techniques I’ve developed over time to make you feel relaxed and look good in photographs. These techniques are similar to those used on Hollywood actors and fashion models to ensure their expressions are natural and real, making a photoshoot an organic experience.

On your wedding day I will be available through to the end of the party. That’s right, I never leave after the speeches or first dance; that’s when the real magic happens. I have developed techniques to photograph dancefloors and parties that capture the atmosphere of the party that you will have created.

Although most of my photography would be described as documentary, there are times, such as group photos and shots of you as a couple, where there will be an element of direction. This doesn’t mean it can’t be fun though; I love it when guests bring their drinks and banter into the photographs.

So if you want something a little different; modern, relaxed and fun drop me a line and tell me a little about your plans and ideas.





I’m based in Cardiff, but pretty mobile and get all over the place. Don’t let the location of your wedding venue stop you from contacting me via email at hello@owenmathias.com or call me on 07990828196 or 02921155268.

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Alternative Wedding Photographers Cardiff

Modern & Alternative Wedding Photographers – Artistic, Fun, Contemporary Photography in Cardiff, Wales, Bristol, Bath, London, Cheltenham and across the UK