New Case Study – Rhiannon & Dave – Llanerch Vineyard Wedding Photographer
I’m trying to catch up and get some new updated weddings on the site. Rhiannon and Dave got married at Llanerch Vineyard in the height of the 2014 summer (you can see how much catching up I have to do on my site, although I’ve been a busy boy and have some amazing weddings to show you!) and the day couldn’t have been more perfect.
The marriage took place at DeCourceys Manor although the main celebrations and party were at Llanerch Vineyard. This was perfect in so many ways, not least because both venues are within 5 minutes of my house, so this really was a local affair.
Rhiannon and Dave had been planning a wedding in some form for quite a long while. Out of the blue last summer I received an email from Rhiannon asking about packages and prices for photography and we agreed to meet at the Vineyard and have a chat and some drinks. To say we hit it off is an understatement. We shared so many opinions and ideas and we laughed hard for several hours on the patio of the bistro in the early evening sun. I drove home hoping, wishing that they’ll choose me as their photographer, not only because I really wanted to be a part of the amazing day they had planned, but because I also really wanted to get to know these awesome people a lot more.
We caught up a few weeks later and had a Together Session at the vineyard, have a look at some of the images from that just here!
After all we went through on the day itself, as well as several meetings since, I could now consider them both as friends and hope to stay in contact with them. This job goes well beyond taking a few snaps at a wedding. I feel strongly that to be great at this you must immerse yourself fully, gain an emotional connection with the couple as well as the family and get into the spirit of the day. I love tis job.
Here’s a few words from Rhiannon and Dave along with a small selection of photos from the day itself;
When we met with Owen for the first time to discuss our wedding photographs we didn’t know what to expect. What we got was a wonderfully personable man. With a fantastic sense of humour and a great outlook on life and on art and photography. We felt instantly at ease with Owen. We were not rushed for a second. (In fact he was lovely enough to invest a lot of time in us). We also laughed a lot.
Owen made us feel in control of our wedding photography. We gave our opinions and ideas and ideology. Owen made us feel like we would get, without any doubt, what we wanted.
Owen made us feel completely at ease on the day. As importantly, he made all our bridal/grooms party and guests feel at ease too. He was very professional. I trusted them completely. Still there was room for fun. Owen turned up on the morning of the wedding in a blonde curly wig. I laughed from that point on and didn’t stop.
There are so many beautiful photographs. Amazing ones of our bridesmaids, ones of my dad and me that I will cherish for a lifetime.
We had a session of photographs which were taken at the lake at our venue. They were a little impromptu but that didn’t faze Owen. He suggested we grab a balloon each. The results are fantastic!
Every member of our family gushed at how wonderful Owen was on the day. Not only professional and able to manoeuvre the 100 or so guests (worse off for a few cocktails) but that he was so much fun and made everyone feel comfortable.
There was a moment however that Owen asked is to stand and look out on the hills. These hills ere special to me. Very special. Owen had learned that and wanted to capture it. It was a wonderful moment and the shots produced are beyond words.
We had our photographs back so quickly it made our head spin. The quality was impeccable and a vast amount of time had clearly been spent on them. The sheer amount of wonderful shots was overwhelming. And still is.
Owen captured everything perfectly. From the moment he arrived until the moment he left (which was a vast amount of time to say the least!)
Owen is a wonderful photographer. I would without hesitation recommend him. I already have!!
We also had the photobooth set up on the night, here’s an insight into some of the fun we had!
Second photography at this wedding was by Mark Grant.
Please contact me now to check availability for weddings at Llanerch Vineyard. It’s close to my home (so no travel costs) plus I would LOVE to go back!!
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