South Wales Alternative Wedding Photography
You've finally found wedding photography you like!
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\”.
On your wedding day I will be available through to the end and 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.
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.
Growing up on a hilltop in south Wales, within sight of Cardiff but surrounded by fields I developed a split personality – an extravert who loves meeting strangers and getting to know new people and a lonely introvert who gets geeky about the things few people are interested in.
My inspiration comes from a mis-spent youth studying music magazines, cassette inlay cards and LP covers. I loved how photography of the music industry the carried the same attitude and rock n roll ethos.
Bringing the best party ever to life
Nobody plans a boring wedding, so why book a boring photographer?
Of course we’ll take the parts of the day that are serious seriously, but this is meant to be the best party of your life and you’ll want to remember it that way.
Bright, fun, colourful and alive.
He’s a slideshow of some recent weddings that I hope will allow you to understand just how amazing your wedding can look if you book me.
I have happy clients - This is what they say
Owen captured wonderful photos, but was also a total joy to have around throughout the day. He was fun, diligent and not at all intrusive.
Owen has my highest recommendation. He was committed to capturing and illuminating our day with the vision we had in mind while offering invaluable expertise and recommendations for how to do that.
Owen made our guests feel comfortable while being photographed for posed shots and his friendly manner made him unobtrusive, thus allowing him to capture some of the most beautiful, natural shots of our family and friends having a great time at our wedding.
In short, Owen is a kind, generous, person with great ideas and a passion for his work.
Owen's fun and friendly personality are just icing on the wedding cake!
Owen was absolutely fabulous and exactly what we wanted from a wedding photographer.
We are not a fan of posed photographs and when we got chatting to Owen on the phone, we knew he would deliver exactly what we were looking for.
Our photos are magical and every time we look at them we are reminded of what a great day it was.
The best piece of advice for someone looking for a photographer is what he told us. That you will look at a photo of an event and remember how it felt in that moment. So you ought to be enjoying yourself and not just posing to make it look perfect.
In all our photos we are genuinely laughing and having a wonderful time and Owen captured those moments so perfectly that we can't help but smile when we look back at them.
I'm so glad we found him and it was totally worth flying him out to Spain for it!!
I would gladly recommend him to all and sundry!
Owen took the most perfect pictures because he allowed us to have our day and delivered on his promise....he painted a picture of our special day without interrupting it with hours of cringey pictures.
It was so special to be able to look back at the photos which show how special the day was for our guests as well as ourselves.
Owen turned out to be a very welcomed guest who made us all feel very comfortable and got involved just as much as the rest.
When it came to meeting photographers Owen was at the top of the list.
We had a great first meeting, and quickly decided Owen would be the ideal guy to photograph our wedding day. Easy to get on with, great sense of humour, and kept in touch with us throughout.
On the day nothing was too much trouble, our guests thought he was amazing, and Owen caught so many special moments that we had no idea about until our photos came through.
The photos we have are beautiful and we can't stop recommending Owen to anyone who'll listen!