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Why is Wedding Photography the best job in the world?


Well firstly I'm pretty sure not every photographer would agree with me.  I'm a member of the Guild of National Photographers and speak to hundreds of other members every year. Lots of them absolutely detest the idea of even taking a camera to a wedding. I do get it.  It's hard work.  It's long hours, Its not for everyone.  Unless you're earning minimum 5 figures and doing 30 or more a year, it's not going to make you rich.


SO WHY DO IT?

 

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When my parents got married (Many, many years ago - my dad is coming up to 80 soon and still going strong.) they were considered posh for having a wedding photographer at their wedding.  Though they only managed to get a few pictures on the day, those to me are the most precious memories I will treasure of them.  This is because these were taken at a time when they were hopelessly in love and in an uncertain future they were certain of one thing that they wanted to be together and more than 40 years on I can say that they still are.

We have a responsibility to our clients as photographers be it portrait, commercial or any other type of photography to produce work of high quality that has emotion and substance.  Great photographers are much better at doing this, seeing the emotion in a scene and getting the clients view right.

Being part of one of the most special days in anyones life is such a privilege that I and many other colleagues of mine, people in the same line of work do not take for granted.  People pay a lot of money to us as professional wedding photographers and with that comes the skill, the training, the discipline and the art of capturing timeless images for years to come.

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Being surrounded with so much joy on one single day is such a great feeling - it literally envelops you and makes you feel amazing to be around and that adds to the creation of great images.  Someone once said "if you want to make more interesting photographs - point your camera at more interesting things"  Well, i'm here to tell you that theres nothing more interesting than seeing two people in love and the connection they have both with each other and with family.  If you're a photographer you can learn so much from watching people at weddings (whilst capturing the day of course).  If you're a bride choose someone who is completely passionate about their work and what they do and you will not go far wrong.

Thats it for today.  Thank you for reading.  I hope you enjoyed.

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7 cool ways to include your children on your

wedding day

 

Having your children at your wedding is a special part of your marriage celebration.

For many couples, having them attend just as guests isn’t enough.

They want them to be an integral part of the ceremony and reception.

While some couples have young children, others have teenagers or grown-up children, sometimes from previous relationships or marriages.

Blending the families together in your wedding ceremony can set your life together off on the right footing.

So, here are seven cool ways to help your children feel a big part of your special day:

 

  1. Get them involved in the planning

Get their input on the theme, the colours, the venue, the food, and the entertainment.

If they feel invested in it beforehand, they’ll feel a big part of it on the day.

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  1. Write them into your wedding vows

A marriage where you already have children is about cementing the family together.

So, why not say that in your vows? Your children are already the most important part of your lives. Making them a part of your vows seems only natural.

 

  1. Ask them to walk you down the aisle or be best men or bridesmaids

Having an important role such as this really involves your child. Most will feel honoured to be asked to do it.

 

  1. Give them a slot to perform

Do you have talented youngsters who can sing, dance, or act? Create a slot for them to showcase their talents at some point in the day. Be wary of asking shy youngsters to do this – you’ll be the best judge of whether your child could cope with the attention or thrive on it.

 

  1. Go traditional – have them as your flower girls or page boys

The traditional roles for children at a wedding are ideal for making young children feel involved. Carrying the flowers or the rings is still an important part of most wedding ceremonies.

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  1. If they’re old enough, give them a specific job to do on the day – and a grown-up to help them do it

Asking your children to be table hosts at your wedding reception, for example, looking after your guests helps them to feel grown up and a big part of your day.

It may be tempting to seat all the children together on one table. That, however, inevitably means one or two grown-ups spend most of their time taking care of the young ‘uns! Instead, having a child with a grown-up buddy on several tables can ensure as many people as possible get to enjoy your day, and the care for your youngsters is shared more fairly.

 

  1. Got teenage or grown-up children? Ask them to make a speech

Worried about what they’ll say about their mum and dad? You may well be surprised!

Ask them to write a speech beforehand so you can see it.

Each relationship with a child is different, so make your own judgements about whether they’ll be happy to do it and understand the boundaries.

What they have to say may well be witty, funny, and give the room that warm wedding feeling.

 

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Are you looking for a wedding photographer in South Wales who will help make your children feel a special part of your big day? Call me on 07999 996473.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Grange, Old Down's Estate, Bristol

with Kirstie and Ewan

28th October 2017

Name: Kirstie and Ewan Jones
Reception & Ceremony Venue: The Grange, Old Down's Estate, Bristol
Dress: Do You Believe "Sofia Tolli"
Suits: Dyfed Menswear
Florist: More Than Perfect Wedding Flowers For You
Cake: Cupcake Delight
Hair and Make up: Severn View Hair & Beauty Lounge
Band: The Shuffles
Photography: Morgan James Photography 

Tell us how you first met? Who what when where why? Give us all the dirty details: We met in Cardiff when I was working as security on a bar. Kirstie asked to hold my coffee as it was cold and I obliged. When Kirstie left, she asked my name, I asked for her number and the rest is history.

Tell us about your first date?: I travelled to Chepstow to meet Kirstie for a Sunday lunch. We spent all afternoon there before I headed home, travelling back for date 2 and 3 that same week.

When did you know he/she was the one? Was there something he/she did?: Kirstie told me she'd booked a holiday for us after a couple of months of dating, I knew then she was spontaneous enough to keep me on my toes.

How did your partner propose?: I took Kirstie for a picnic on the cliffs overlooking Rhossili Bay in the Gower and waited til after eating to drop to one knee.

Tell is the one thing you love most about each other.: Kirstie's loyalty and sense of adventure, and Kirstie says my chivalry and sense of humour.

If you feel comfortable, share with us something silly or quirky the other person does.: Kirstie snorts when she laughs...which makes her laugh more...the cycle continues.

What’s your favorite trend for weddings right now?: We both like the rustic themed weddings that are more popular now; more casual menswear, more outdoorsy.

Tell us about your wedding?: Our wedding was perfect, we had exclusive use of the amazing Manor at Old Down Estate in Thornbury for the whole weekend. The Friday night we had a relaxed evening with close family and friends and then the day itself the wedding was great, considering it was the end of October. Everything went great and everybody says the had a fantastic time. The staff, food and band were spot on and most importantly, Kirstie and I were married.

What inspired your décor or theme?: We both like the less formal, more intimate, rural weddings.

What’s one thing you wish you would have known earlier in regards to planning?: Not to stress, it all works out.

Besides getting married - what’s the one thing you are looking forward to on your wedding day?: Seeing all our friends and family together.

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Thank you both for your time.  It was an absolute pleasure to be able to capture your big day.

Love Pete and the team.

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Lesley and Sarah https://www.morganjamesphoto.co.uk/blog/2018/1/lesley-and-sarah Weddings

The Exchange Hotel, Cardiff

with Sarah and Lesley

12th November 2017

Name: Lesley Barr and Sarah Thomas
Reception & Ceremony Venue: The Exchange Hotel, Cardiff
Dress: Carols bridal wear Bargoed
Bridesmaids dresses: eBay
Florist: The Flower Shop, Ebbw Vale
Cake: Crafty Cakes, Ebbw Vale
Hair: JHD's, Brynmawr
Make up: Bev's Beauty, Brynmawr

Centrepieces and Room Decoration: The Exchange
DJ/Music: John Lenny, Cardiff

Tell us how you first met? Who what when where why? Give us all the dirty details.

We first met online and had mutual friends. We became friends first then the rest was history. I used to drive down all 376 miles every weekend to spend time in Wales with Sarah.

Tell us about your first date? 

Our first proper date was 29th July 2005 when Sarah flew up to Scotland for the weekend.

When did you know he/she was the one? Was there something he/she did?

I knew Sarah was the one the minute I saw her smile, something just clicked as it was her smile that drew me to her and I just knew we were meant to be.

How did you or your partner propose? 

It’s a long story lol. I took Sarah to New York in October 2005 when I gave her an engagement ring. We’re engaged for many years then Sarah asked me to marry her but I didn’t feel the time was right so we just plodded along as we were. It wasn’t until we had a short break (3 weeks) that I then asked Sarah to marry me and she said yes. I seen the venue online, showed Sarah it and that’s what inspired me to ask her.

Tell us about your wedding? 

As I am Scottish we had a traditional Scottish wedding even though we’re married in Cardiff. All males including kids were in highland regalia. It was a very emotional day as my brother who gave me away has a terminal illness. From listening to our live singer singing bridesmaids down to the piper playing “flower of Scotland” for me walking down the aisle. I wasn’t nervous at all I was so looking forward to marrying my true love. It was a mad rush getting ready as both of us were running late because the bridesmaids had no idea how to tie our dresses up lol. In the end I had to get the hairdresser and Peter helping me and Michelle from the Exchange had to help Sarah.

If you feel comfortable, share with us something silly or quirky the other person does? 

Sarah can be rather childlike but it’s lovely and gets so excited easily. Gets all excited when she says “my wife”

Tell us the one thing you love most about each other? 

I love Sarah mostly for her caring aspect and the unconditional loves she gives. Sarah loves most about me just because I’m me (so she says) lol.

What’s your favourite trend for weddings right now?

Has to be traditional and Cadbury purple.

What inspired your décor or theme?

My patriotic side of me inspired it. Scottish theme throughout.

What’s one thing you wish you would have known earlier in regards to planning?

A professional videographer!

Besides getting married - what’s the one thing you are looking forward to on your wedding day?

Was so proud to have my brother walk me down the aisle and have my family from Scotland there.

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Thank you both for your time.  It was an absolute pleasure to be able to capture your big day.

Love Pete and the team.

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Holly & Romain https://www.morganjamesphoto.co.uk/blog/2017/11/hollyromain Weddings

Peterstone Court, Brecon

with Holly and Romain Pernet

19th August 2017

Name: Holly and Romain Pernet
Reception Venue: Peterstone Court, Brecon
Ceremony Venue: Llanhamlach church
Dress: Coco Mio
Bride's shoes: Dune
Bridesmaids dresses: One1 Bridal, Cardiff
Florist: Hilary West Florist, Barry
Cake: Tiers and Tiaras
Florist and room decorator: Mairwen Mackintosh
Suits: Dyfed Menswear
Hair and make up: Sheer Glam Mua, Charmaine Gorville

Centrepieces and Room Decoration: Hand created by bride 
DJ/Music: Brecon Discos

Tell us how you first met? Who what when where why? Give us all the dirty details.

We met in an Irish bar in Chambéry in Romain’s home town.. 6 years ago. On a Tuesday night.

Tell us about your first date? 

Our first date Romain took me to a steak house where i witnessed French cuisine in all its glory.

When did you know he/she was the one? Was there something he/she did?

When I had to go back to Cardiff for Christmas... 6 months after we’d met and we Skyped all day everyday and missed each other so much.

How did your partner propose? 

At Peterstone court. We stayed there on Boxing Day 2015 and Romain had booked it as a Xmas present and he got down on one knee in front of the fire place in the library. That’s why we chose to get married there as it’s so special to us.

Tell us about your wedding? 

Our day was the so perfect in every way possible. We felt so nervous but everything worked out how we planned.

Tell is the one thing you love most about each other? 

I love what a caring and kind person he is. He said exactly the same about me.

What’s your favourite trend for weddings right now?

French chateau style, boho style.

What inspired your décor or theme?

We wanted a French theme with Romain and his family being French but something classy not cheesy. We also didn’t want a lot of colour so we went with whites, creams and sage green- nothing too over the top. It worked really well.

What’s one thing you wish you would have known earlier in regards to planning?

Not to stress as everything comes together in the end!

Besides getting married - what’s the one thing you are looking forward to on your wedding day?

Family and friends coming together- two cultures.

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Thank you both for your time.  It was an absolute pleasure to be able to capture your big day.

Love Pete and the team.

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What not to do at your wedding – don’t forget these important points of etiquette

 

As our ceremonies and receptions get less and less formal, it’s easy to forget important pieces of wedding etiquette.

There are some things which are simply not done when it comes to a wedding, though. Here’s our list of don’ts to ensure your day goes smoothly and there are no hurt feelings.

DON’T:

 

Upset the family before you start planning - You’re engaged! Brilliant. You want to tell the world and change your Facebook status. Don’t do that before you’ve called mum, dad, grandparents, brothers, and sisters. Finding out your news on social media isn’t fun for your family and close friends.

 

Tell people about your wedding lists on the invitations – This is a big no-no. Your invitations are there to tell people you’d like to share your day with them. There should be no expectation of a gift on the invitation. That can be dealt with later. You could share your lists with them on an email or on a wedding website.

 

Invite someone to a hen or stag do or bridal shower if they’re not invited to the wedding – That gives people a confusing mixed message. It’s also embarrassing for them, as people will assume they are going to the wedding. This can only lead to hurt feelings.

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Make people hang about for a long time between the ceremony and reception – People will want to get to the reception venue, if it’s elsewhere, as quickly as possible. They will also want to find their seats and have a drink and a bite to eat before the wedding breakfast. Some may have come from a significant distance that day. You also run the danger that people will wander off or get lost if they don’t know where they are going.

 

Buy gifts of vastly different values for bridesmaids and ushers – Whoever gets the cheaper gift will feel hard done-by, and they have all contributed to making your wedding day special. Buy them different things, by all means, but make sure the value difference is not obvious.

 

Stick all your single friends on one table – It’s embarrassing for all involved when this happens. Even worse, don’t put them on the children’s table! Place people next to those with whom they might strike up interesting conversations, so think about their interests and jobs. Make sure everyone knows someone on their table. A familiar face goes a long way in these situations.

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Make guests pay for their drinks – Avoid a cash bar as many guests will be expecting drinks to be included with the reception. You could create a signature punch, place wine and beer on tables, and tell people that wine and beer and some soft drinks are free. If they fancy something different, they can then pay for that themselves.

 

Forget to feed the people working with you on the day – Such as the DJ, harpist, band, celebrant, and...photographer! Well, I would say that, wouldn’t I? Including them helps the day run smoothly. They won’t have to leave the site to grab something to eat.

 

Forget to greet all your guests personally – It’s a busy day and this can be tricky to achieve. Make the effort, though, as people will appreciate it. They have come to be part of your day, so go and say hello, have a quick chat, and make sure everyone feels included. If you hand-deliver your wedding favours, you’ll be able to speak to most people then.

 

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Jennifer and Jordan https://www.morganjamesphoto.co.uk/blog/2017/10/jenniferjordan Weddings

The Copthorn Hotel, Cardiff

with Jennifer and Jordan Moore

27th July 2017

Name: Jennifer and Jordan Moore
Reception Venue: The Copthorn, Cardiff
Ceremony Venue: St. Helen's RC Church, Barry

Dress: Perfection Bridal, Cardiff
Bride's shoes: www.pinkparadox.com
Bridesmaids dresses: Cardiff Bridal Centre, Cardiff
Bridesmaids Shoes: Quiz Fashion, Cardiff / House of Fraser, Cardiff
Florist: Hilary West Florist, Barry
Cake: Francesca James, Barry
Suits: Dyfed Menswear
Hair: Jodie Amner, Camarthen
Make up: Jodie Amner, Camarthen

Centrepieces and Room Decoration: Hand created by bride 
DJ: Kevin Garland, resident DJ at Copthorne Hotel, Cardiff

 

Tell us how you first met? Who what when where why? Give us all the dirty details.

We first met back in 2013 at a local Wetherspoons. I was out with one of my friends having a drink on a Friday night, when we bumped into a group of guys who knew the friend I was out with. Jordan was part of the group of guys and I noticed him straight away. We all sat down together and had a few drinks, which then ended up in us playing the ice cube game. This is where you pass an ice cube between you using only your mouths. When it came to mine and Jordan's turn, we ended up keeping the ice cube for longer than expected... Jordan thought he had pulled, but I had other ideas... I left the pub with someone else, even though I had already given Jordan my number. Jordan went home alone and thought he would never hear from me again. I messaged him a week later and we went out on our first date the week after.

Tell us about your first date? 

Our first date was pretty much the standard, Jordan took me to the cinema and we watched the film Parker. Jordan thinks he looks a bit like Jason Statham, and is completely in love with him so this film was perfect for him. I think we watched the first 20 minutes, as our lips were locked together throughout the whole film. I couldn't stop smiling afterward and from that moment I knew we would be seeing a lot more of each other.

When did you know he/she was the one? Was there something he/she did?

I think it was when I first met Jordan's mum, Cath. It was a Saturday night, and I had spent a few hours at Jordan's while his parents were out at a neighbours party. It was late and I was getting ready to leave when Jordan's parents came home. I could tell Cath was little bit drunk. She came in to Jordan's bedroom and saw me and Jordan sat together watching a film. She sat down on the end of the bed, where she almost fell off, and we started chatting and we hit it off straight away. From this moment I knew I fitted right in to his family. I think what cemented our relationship, was the fact that my mum loved Jordan from the first time she met him. My mum has always been quite picky with the boys I brought home so when she liked him straight away I knew I had found the one.

How did your partner propose? 

I think every girl dreams of the most romantic proposal, but when it came to Jordan, he has never been the romantic type so I never expected anything big or fancy. Saying this, I thought he would put a bit more effort into it, but he ended up proposing to me in our living room after he had been to the gym so he was still dressed in his gym clothes. Of course, I said yes, but it wasn't the big extravagant proposal I had wished for.

Tell us about your wedding? 

The most memorable part of the day was the ceremony, and the overwhelming feeling of happiness when we put the rings on each others fingers. We were both really calm the morning of the wedding, and really wanted to enjoy the day instead of worrying about things that could go wrong. We had a brilliant day, even though the weather had other ideas, we got some great photos and spent as much time together as possible. We didn't want the day to end!

Tell is the one thing you love most about each other? 

I love how Jordan is the most honest person and will truly do anything for me. We have had our ups and downs like anyone else, but he is the one that cheers me up when I'm down and knows exactly what to say when I'm being stubborn. He puts up with my mess and mood swings on a daily basis which truly takes a lot of patience! When I asked Jordan the same question, he replied with how he loves that I always think of him and I'm always there for him. I always bring home tasty treats for him from work and I cook his favourite dinners. I don't think he'd cope without me!

What’s your favourite trend for weddings right now?

We love the new trend of asking for cash instead of gifts for the wedding. We really wanted an amazing honeymoon, one to remember, and to have this we thought the only way would be to ask for money instead of gifts. Our guests liked this idea because it meant they didn't have to get us something that we probably wouldn't use.  We also love the trend of having a photobooth at the wedding. We had some amazing and silly photos of all our guests that we didn't get from the professional photos.

What inspired your décor or theme?

I have an obsession with butterflies, our house décor is inspired by butterflies so I thought why not have a butterfly themed wedding as well! I had a butterfly hair piece, bracelet as well as butterfly themed invitations, centrepieces, favours, cake etc.

What’s one thing you wish you would have known earlier in regards to planning?

How stressful it is! I think people tell you how stressed you will be, but it doesn't come anywhere close to the actual stress you go through. The month before the wedding we had quite a few things going wrong, from scaffolding going up outside our venue, to guests dropping out of the day and night. Jordan and I have never argued more than we did that month before, but it was all worth it in the end and we couldn't be happier.

Besides getting married - what’s the one thing you are looking forward to on your wedding day?

Spending the whole day with my husband, close friends and family. It's not everyday you get to see everyone in the same place.

 

 

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Thank you both for your time.  It was an absolute pleasure to be able to capture your big day.

Love Pete and the team.

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Llanerch Vineyard

with James and Carys Edwards

25th July 2017

Name: James and Carys Edwards
Venue: Llanerch Vineyard
Dress: - Wed2B Bristol
Bride's shoes: Betsy Johnson
Bridesmaids dresses: Ebay
Florist: The Caerphilly Florist
Videographer: Jim Rich Film
Cake: Marks & Spencer
Band: Noughts and Crosses
Suits: Dyfed Menswear
Hair: HairCraze By Niaomi 
Make up: Bride
Centrepieces Hand created by bride and groom
LOVE letters: Everglow Events
Car: Lovebug Weddings

 

Tell us how you first met? Who what when where why? Give us all the dirty details.

We actually lived on the same street as children! However, as Carys moved house, we didn't reconnect until our first week in Aberystwyth university. Following conversation about where we lived, we worked out that we had lived in the same place! We also went as each other's "date" to a bursary evening as we had both been awarded bursaries. We stayed for about 30 minutes before we decided to go into Aber town and meet some friends. Throughout our degrees, we remained friends, catching up on nights out but it wasn't until the end of our teacher training year that we actually got together. It all started with a bit of a drunken kiss in the nightclub Pier Pressure....but to this day, we don't know who kissed who!

Tell us about your first date? 

James asked if I'd like to go to the cinema in Aberystwyth with him to see The Hangover 2. I agreed and he arranged to come and pick me up. However, what he hadn't checked was the cinema times. But we decided it didn't matter and that we'd decide what to see when we got there. It took us a while to find somewhere to park and we were walking towards the cinema. It actually turned out that the cinema was shut! So we ended going back to the cottage where I was staying and watching The Hangover (first one) instead.

How did your partner propose? 

We went to Venice in April 2016. James was nearly caught out in security in the airport as we had only hand luggage with us. My bag was stopped for a security check and I was staring at the x-ray screen trying to work out what was wrong. What I didn't realise was in James' bag on the screen, you could clearly see the ring in its box! But I didn't even notice as it was my bag that was being checked! James said his plan was to propose on our first night but we got there so late that he decided to leave it until the next day. We spent the day wandering Venice and taking in the sights. He said initially that he wanted to propose on a gondola but I am known for being clumsy and he was worried that I might knock the ring out of his hand. So he decided against it. We went out for dinner in the evening and we headed for a square that was supposed to have music and lots of nightlife. But when we got there, it was empty. So we made our way back to the canal front right next to the Rialto Bridge and had a lovely dinner. James was a bit fidgety all evening and he would not let go of his jacket. He announced after dessert that he was going to go to the loo. So he headed into the restaurant and arranged with the waiters to bring some champagne. When he came back to me at the table, he said he was going to pay the bill but he was stood and getting something out of his jacket. Then out came the box! He proceeded to get down on one knee and he asked me to marry him. I promptly burst into tears and of course I said yes! What I didn't realise was that the waiter had actually videoed the whole thing for us! It was perfect!

Tell us about your wedding? 

The wedding was hands down the best day of both of our lives. The venue, the people, the setting, the atmosphere....everything was just perfect. As I stayed at the venue, I got ready with my bridesmaids and flower girls in Llanerch Vineyard and James got ready at home and had a VW camper to bring him and his groomsmen to the venue. I was extremely emotional in the morning because I had some lovely gifts and messages from friends and family. It was really lovely that I could see where the boys were sat in the courtyard from the window. The ceremony was perfect. When I came around the corner, James was just grinning at me and seeing all those people in that room who were there for us both was quite overwhelming. I did manage to hold it together as I only had teary eyes...no tears made it out! Unlike in the rehearsal where I sobbed! We both said that our most memorable moment was seeing each other for the first time. James had no clue what my dress would be like and he just kept telling me how lovely I looked. Seeing him smiling the way he was is forever imprinted in my mind. Our best men brought the house down with their speeches and both dads said some lovely words about us both. The band kept everyone dancing all evening and the magician wowed many of the guests. All in all, it was an amazing day... and the sore heads the next day were definitely worth it.

Tell is the one thing you love most about each other? 

We both found this question really hard!!! We could list loads of things that we love about each other. We both love that when we are together, we can be completely ourselves. We can be silly, goofy, mushy etc and we are completely comfortable. Family is so important to us both and we love spending time with our families. We have the same wants and hopes for the futures.

Thank you both for your time.  It was an absolute pleasure to be able to capture your big day.

Love Pete and the team.

 

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fabulous

in your wedding photographs

 

Want to look wonderful in your wedding pictures?

You will!

Read our top tips for helping you to look and feel fabulous

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Get to know your photographer

It’s all about trust! Having an engagement session and meetings with your photographer before your wedding day will help you build that trust.

You need to find a photographer who is on your wave-length, understands what you want from your pictures, and makes you feel comfortable.

That feeling will enable you to look natural and be yourself in front of the camera.

A good wedding photographer will make you forget the camera is there.

They will talk to you, get the best out of you.

Don’t forget, this is all about you!

Wedding photographers want to give you images you’ll love, so they will go the extra mile to help you feel at ease.

So, if there are any images you don’t like, tell your photographer and he or she will leave them out of your wedding album.

There are also post-shoot methods of giving you the best look. If there’s a small mark on your dress, for example, your photographer can also use Photoshop to remove it.

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Find the best pose for you

Practice in front of the mirror. If you want to look a little slimmer in pictures, you can keep your shoulder to the camera and avoid facing it head on. Turn your body at the hips so that the waist faces sideways and turn your upper body to camera, but remember to keep your spine straight.  You can also hide a little behind the groom!

You can also put your hand on your hip and drop your hip at an angle to the camera. You may well have seen celebrities doing this on a red carpet.

Have your photographer take images from eye level or above to get the best shots of your face.

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Think about lighting

Your wedding photographer will look at the lighting conditions in your venues before your wedding day to see if there are any challenges or problems which need to be overcome.

Use natural lighting where possible as it’s often the most flattering to your skin.

This is a great tip for informal pictures of a bride getting ready. Make sure the room is light and bright.

Don’t forget about the wedding reception. Make sure each table is well lit. Some of the best images are taken where there is lighting over the dance floor, the cake, and over the table decoration on each table.

Have spotlights for your first dance – ensuring you get the best images possible.

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Practice your hair, make-up, and how you’ll move in your dress

Having a very different look on your wedding day can be wonderful, but you do need to feel confident in it.

Put on your dress and walk around in it so you know how it moves and how you feel in it.

Get comfortable!

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Get your supplies ready!

If you’re marrying in the summer, the weather can be hot. So, get tissues ready to dab faces for the pictures.

Have a piece of white chalk to quickly chalk over any marks on your dress.

If your hair starts to fly away, a toothbrush covered in hairspray will help recreate your style.

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Relax!

Easy for photographers to say, right?

Honestly, though, we’re all our own worst critics.

I’ve been to dozens and dozens of weddings and every single bride looks beautiful, no matter what they think of themselves.

The process transforms them somehow.

Just trust that you will look wonderful on the day and allow yourself to feel happy.

Smiling transforms most people’s faces and that inner happiness will show in your pictures.

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Are you looking for a wedding photographer in South Wales who will make you feel and look wonderful in front of the camera?

Call me on 02921 175977 or 07999 996473.

Kind regards

Peter

 

 

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Ok so I really felt i needed to write this because, as a wedding photographer we get to hear and see the speeches.  A lot of them.  Good ones, bad ones, truly awful ones and occasionally, just occasionally, incredible ones.  Now don't get me wrong, anyone who knows me would say I'm a bit of a practical joker and I do love a good chat (My wife says I could talk the hind legs off a donkey!) but unless you get it right you could find yourself on the wrong end of an unhappy mother in law!  At best, you're the hero of the day and people will be talking about how great your speech was for years!  So here goes.  Oh and this is for the grooms as well as the best men so we'll start with them!

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Grooms

Ok so first things first.  Heres a list of things to include.

  1. Say how nice it is to see everyone here (even if you truly detest smelly aunt Margaret in the back).  Your wedding day is not the time to start offending the awful members of the family you've inherited.
  2. Mention your beautiful wife.  How wonderful she is and how thankful you are that she let you marry her etc.  Say how hard she has worked (Even if it was you that did all the work and all she did was choose the cake and book the band!)
  3. Mention the bridesmaids.  Thank them for their help and say how lovely they look (even if the grumpy one looks like a pig in a blanket!!!).
  4. Tell a funny story about how you met.  Keep it free from crudeness if at all possible or else make it extremely funny.
  5. Talk about how happy you are to become part of the family and thanks both sets of parents for the financial (if applicable) and morale support during the planning and the execution of the wedding.
  6. Talk about the best men, mention how nice they are and how they are apt to making up stories (for future reference)
  7. Don't forget to give out the gifts to mothers of the bride and groom (If you have them)  Flowers are traditional but we, like many other photographers stock some lovely picture gifts that will last for years and remind them of the fantastic day they have had)
  8. Be sincere.  Don't be afraid to show emotion.  Try and memorise all that you can so you can look people in the eye.  Connection with people is so important.
  9. Speak loudly and clearly, if they can't hear you at the back or understand you then they aren't going to laugh at the joke you've made about the time when the bride drank too many vodka jelly shots and threw up over her best friends dress!  Get a Microphone from the MC if there is one available
  10. Kiss the bride dammit.  

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Best Men

Here you go this can be a minefield if done wrongly

  1. Avoid the cliched quotes (even the cake was in tiers, you know the score - if you've heard it before chances are everyone else has too!) Don't go straight to the internet, if you're really bad at speeches consider getting one professionally written.
  2. Firstly introduce how you and the best man met (any stories that may embarrass him are great, however avoid any that might call in to question a)his sexuality, b)his fidelity, c) his mental stability..... you get the gist)
  3. Say how genuine he is (even if he's as genuine as an east end chinese tea set!)
  4. Say how lovely the bride and bridesmaids look and how nice the groom has scrubbed up.
  5. Try to avoid any stories that have in-jokes - theres no point in getting half the audience laughing if the other half are questioning what you mean by "having a rugby tackle off a korean hooker"
  6. Introduce props such as photos of his 80's Mullet (it looked cool in them days i promise you girls!)
  7. Recount stories of heroism to make the bride and groom's mother confident that he will look after their little girl (think cats in trees and children in burning buildings etc)
  8. Look at your audience - if they aren't laughing - change it up quickly
  9. Keep it Real - never less than  5 minutes long and wind it up before 10 minutes is done
  10. Make it light hearted and fun and if there's 2 or more - work together and feed off each other.

So all in all theres a few tips should keep you going. Most of all Good Luck

Remember if you need a wedding photographer and are looking for a generally amazing, award winning team that is going to make your special day live for ever.  Give us a call on 02921 175 977

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Discover 7 simple ways to make your wedding day go like a breeze!

If you’re worrying that your wedding day will be 24 hours of massive stress,

STOP!

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There are a few simple things you can do to take the weight off your shoulders and make the day enjoyable - just like it should be.

Here are our magnificent seven ideas to make it all go swimmingly:

  1. Hire a wedding planner
    They have excellent contacts and can often access the best deals for you. They deal regularly with venues, photographers, caterers, and florists, and can find you the best fit for your ideas.  Give them your budget and ideas for a theme and see what they can come up with.  Many wedding planners have excellent ideas on how to save money while giving you a day to remember. Having a planner who will problem-solve on the day also takes the weight off your shoulders. They have excellent contacts and can often access the best deals for you. They  deal regularly with venues, photographers, caterers, and florists, and can find you the best fit for your ideas.  Give them your budget and ideas for a theme and see what they can come up with.  Many wedding planners have excellent ideas on how to save money while giving you a day to remember.  Having a planner who will problem-solve on the day also takes the weight off your shoulders.
     
  2. Hire an experienced photographer who understands what you need
    When you hire a photographer, you need someone who will understand you, your family, and your friends, and the sort of experience you want at your wedding.  Wh ether you’re looking for beautiful, magazine-like images or informal documentary shots, your photographer needs to be able to relate to you and your guests.  It’s vital you spend the time giving him or her your vision before your wedding day. If they have a clear idea of what you’d like, that makes their role so much easier!  It also means you can relax with your guests rather than spending your precious time worrying if the pictures you’d like have been taken.


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  3. Plan for rain
    The old adage says ‘expect the best but plan for the worst’, and that’s very true of your wedding day.  Make a plan for bad weather. Get umbrellas ready for you and your guests and plan for ushers and bridesmaids to look after them, ensure you have ample room inside if people can’t go outside into gardens, and plan for indoor pictures if the weather outside isn’t what you’d like.  Then, relax. The weather is out of your control.  If you have a rainy day, you’re prepared. If the weather’s glorious, even better!
     
  4. Keep the wedding speeches short and sweet.
    Make this clear to everyone involved before your big day. Long, drawn-out speeches can kill the momentum of any wedding day and hit your timetable badly.  If you’re worried about any of the speeches, or your best man or father of the bride are struggling with them, why not ask for help? There are people out there who can help them write their speeches.
     
  5. Give someone the task of looking after your younger guests.  
    Children can so easily get bored when they’re expected to sit through a service and a reception. So, find someone who loves spending time with them and get them to come up with a plan to keep them entertained.  That could be organising games in a different room while speeches are taking place, giving them their own roles during the ceremony to make them feel involved and important, or helping them eat their meals during the reception.
     
  6. Get your ushers, best men and bridesmaids to act as guest hosts for the day
    They will help ensure everyone is happy, seated where they should be, fed, watered, and having a great time.  This means you’re free to relax and enjoy your wedding.
     
  7. Draw up a timetable for the day and circulate it to all the key people
    If everyone knows that the ceremony must be over by 1.30pm for you to reach the reception venue by 2.30pm, and that evening guests will be arriving from 6pm, they can help you work to that timetable.

 
Are you looking for a wedding photographer in South Wales? Give me a call to chat about what you need for your big day!

Call me on 07999 996473 or 02921 175977.
 


 

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Brides: your essential checklist for planning your

wedding - and keeping stress at bay!

 

We’ve all seen the toll the stress of planning a wedding can take on brides.

The last thing you want is to be frazzled on the best day of your life!

So, make things easy on yourself and get organised.

Here’s our six-step process to getting through the planning without tearing your hair out.

 

STEP 1

Between 15 and 9 months before the wedding:

  • Start your wedding folder. Look through magazines to get some inspiration and decide what you’d like. Decide on the theme and colours.
  • Start the guest list. This will give you a good idea of who you need to invite, who’s going to the ceremony and reception, and who’s going only to the evening celebrations.
  • Work out your budget. Now you have an idea of numbers, you’ll also be able to work out how much you have in the pot to spend per head.
  • Reserve your venue on your wedding date. Venues book up quickly, so get moving on this one!
  • Start looking for a dress. Make time for around three fittings minimum. A lot of dresses have to be altered and sent away for adjustments etc.
  • Decide if you need to hire a wedding planner to help you. If you’re having a large wedding, they will be invaluable to you.
  • Research photographers, florists, and caterers. Start the process of interviewing them.  The best ones book up way in advance so keep that in mind.  you may need to pay the deposit straight away and lots give discount if you pay up front.
  • Who will be marrying you? It’s time to book the vicar, priest, or celebrant.

 

STEP 2

Seven to five months before

  • Book the videographer to ensure they have the date open.
  • Book the band or DJ – go to some gigs to check them out and get recommendations from friends and relatives.
  • Meet the caterers. Taste their food and decide on the best fit for your wedding.
  • Having relatives come to stay? Now’s the time to block book accommodation for your guests or warn them to book their own. Give them different price options in different hotels.
  • Register your wedding list at the shop of your choice.
  • Buy your invitations and send out notices to save the date.
  • Plan your honeymoon and ensure your passports are valid and injections up to date.
  • Shop for bridesmaid’s dresses and outfits for the groom, best man and ushers.
  • Meet the celebrant and talk through the ceremony.
  • Book the florist and wedding cars – they can be booked up well in advance.
  • Draw up a timeline of your big day.

 

STEP 3

Four months before

  • Send out the wedding invitations.
  • Order the cake.
  • Start the fittings for your dress.
  • Organise hair and make-up for the big day.
  • Choose your music.
  • Finalise the menu with the caterer and the flowers with the florist.
  • Finalise the order of the ceremony and reception.
  • Buy the rings.

 

STEP 4

Between one and two months before

  • Meet the photographer and videographer and go through the shots and locations you’d like.
  • Talk to the band or DJ about their playlist and make any requests now.
  • Ensure everyone has RSVP’d their invitations and adjust the guest list if necessary. Phone those who haven’t responded.
  • Ensure you have organised the marriage licence.
  • Have your last dress fitting.
  • Make sure you’ve confirmed the hairdresser and make-up artist, caterer, florist, photographer, and wedding cars. Make this a final check to give you some peace of mind.
  • Draw up the seating plan. This can take some time!
  • Write your vows.

 

STEP 5

Wedding week

  • Dole out wedding day tasks such as looking after young flower girls and page boys and caring for wedding gifts.
  • Pick up your dress.
  • Have one last chat with your photographer.
  • Send the final guest list to the caterer and venues.
  • Pack for your honeymoon.

 

STEP 6

The big day

  • The most important part of this checklist: Enjoy it! You’ve worked hard to get here.

 

Are you looking for a wedding photographer in South Wales? I’ll help you take the stress out of your big day! Call me on 07999 996473 or in the office on 02921 175 977.

 

 

 

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(Cardiff Wedding Photographer Peter Morgan from Morgan James Photography) Bride Cardiff Groom Photography Wedding cardiff celebration friends marriage party wales wedding https://www.morganjamesphoto.co.uk/blog/2017/6/brides-your-essential-checklist-for-planning-your-wedding Fri, 16 Jun 2017 14:02:57 GMT
Ceri Johnson and Peter Bracegirdle https://www.morganjamesphoto.co.uk/blog/2017/6/ceri-johnson-and-peter-bracegirdle Ceri Johnson and Peter Bracegirdle.

Pencoed House, Cardiff

 

When Ceri, Peter and I met for the pre wedding shoot earlier in the year on a cold but remarkably sunny January, i should have guessed that this would be to date one of my favourite weddings of the year.  Peter was initially a little nervous and quite rightly so as it was only the second time we'd met.  Ceri was a natural in front of the camera and her natural smile and personality shone through as well as the love shared by the couple.  We chose Southerndown at dusk to get some of the shots and walked away with one of my favourite pre wedding shots of the year.

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When it came to the wedding day, I knew this was going to be a fantastic day.  The rain managed to keep off even though we'd had a week full of it and the sun was shining as Mark Fisher my colleague and I pulled up to the Copthorne at Culverhouse Cross.  We met Ceri and her mum Jinny along with 3 fantastic bridesmaids Cassy, Jen and Becky at the and got to work capturing some amazing things going on.
 

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The dress designed by Ronald Joyce was bought from all about eve in Newport and Chepstow and looked absolutely fantastic with a traditional long lace veil. Alison Moger and Charlotte Joy were responsible for the fantastic hair and makeup for the bridal party.  When the girls were ready to leave, Pencoed House sent two lovely cars a Landrover Defender for the bridesmaids and a beautiful blue Bentley for the bride.  Making my way over to St. Albans Church ready for the bride the sun came out in full force and shone brightly.
 

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This beautiful old church looked amazing and was perfect for the day.  The Groom and Groomsmen looked amazing in suits supplied by OH Suit Hire.  
 

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A traditional ceremony and beautiful readings made for some incredible photographs.

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Leaving the church for Pencoed house the happy couple took the Bentley, arriving in style.  

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Thankfully after a group shot of everyone I managed to steal Peter and Ceri away for some portrait time alone as man and wife.

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After a lovely dinner it was time for amazing speeches from Ian, Ceri's father and Groom, Peter.

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Best men Nathaniel Gifford and Adam Yousseff teamed up to give a brief history of how they met Peter along with some typically humorous stories.  The cutting of the cake led into the first dance with the song Love will keep us alive by the eagles leading the guests onto the dance floor for a great night of music and dancing.

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Thanks for reading.  Please share this blog if you liked it.  Many thanks go to all that those that made our job easy on the day and biggest thanks of all go to Peter and Ceri for choosing us to capture their wedding and help us on the day.

Lots of love

Peter.

 

 

 

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(Cardiff Wedding Photographer Peter Morgan from Morgan James Photography) Albans Bracegirdle Cardiff Ceri Church Copthorne Groom House James Johnson Morgan Pencoed Peter Photographer Photography St celebration friends marriage wales wedding https://www.morganjamesphoto.co.uk/blog/2017/6/ceri-johnson-and-peter-bracegirdle Mon, 05 Jun 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Rachel and Richard Pring, Mansion House, Newport https://www.morganjamesphoto.co.uk/blog/2017/3/rachel-and-richard-pring-mansion-house-newport Rachel and Richard Pring

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Why happy ever after doesn't have to break the bank.

 

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When Rachel and Richard wanted to get married the most important thing for them was to have family, friends and children around them to celebrate their special day.  A lot of weddings I see have been so carefully organised and meticulously planned that we can occasionally forget the purpose of the celebration of marriage.  To celebrate the love between 2 people and the union, the agreement to live together as man and wife to the exclusion of all others and to celebrate that love with loved ones.


 

The wedding ceremony was held at Mansion House at Newport Civic Offices and despite the rain (and the fact that Wales were playing England later that day) in the morning, by the time the ceremony was due to go ahead, the rain had abated and allowed for a quick group shot on the lawn.  The bride looked beautiful in her  classic dress with pearl earrings and necklace to match.  Richard dressed in a check suit with a tie matching the bridesmaids beautiful pale pink dresses looked sharp and matched Rachel perfectly. 

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The reception, held at Newport RFC was the perfect location as Rachel, being a rugby fan was given the opportunity to don her Rugby shirt (over her dress i might add!) and support our national side.  Unfortunately luck wasn't on our side with regards to the game and losing 16-21 to England meant that the main celebrations were not going to be from a National rugby win!

After a disappointing Wales game the might went to be a fantastic success with the happy couple celebrating through the night (Rachel did in fact remove her jersey for the first dance!)

Congratulations both and thank you for allowing me to be part of your special day.

Kind regards

Peter

 

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Why change isn’t always a good thing https://www.morganjamesphoto.co.uk/blog/2016/11/why-change-isn-t-always-a-good-thing Why change isn’t always a good thing

Change is constant.  Let me just put that out there for the minute.  Change is constant.  The only thing we can be sure about is that things will change.  That’s whether we are relating this to technology, environment or life in general.  I know I’m stating the blooming obvious here but the question today is.  Do we embrace change for the sake of just wanting something different from what we know or should we wait till there’s a fundamental change for the better.  Reject the ideas that all change is good. 

Why write this article?  What prompted me to put pen to paper (or fingers to keys as it is these days).

My friend Jon Mullins sent me this link
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-XSC_UG5_kU

Have a watch.  It’s very funny and not to be taken too seriously, but it does beg the question.  When is change for the sake of having something different counter productive to technological advances and usability for our target clients?

I’m all for certain changes.  Changing from Canon’s 5d Mark 2 to the 3 was ground breaking for me.  As professional photographers we always strive for better ways of getting what we see through our eyes down to a physical medium. Showing people OUR vision of what we see daily.  Getting a true representation of what’s in our heads.  I’m currently waiting to try the 5D Mark 4.  I’m assuming from what I’ve read and heard that it’s going to be as monumental a jump in technology as the jump from the 2 to the 3 was.  However, When I showed my wife she said “but it looks exactly the same”. That’s the point I’m trying to make here I guess.  The changes aren’t to the interface or to the mechanism we use on a daily basis.  Fundamental changes to the control mechanism or the interface would have in my opinion alienated the well-established client base.  Unless there was a damn good reason for it, why change? 

Change forcing the hand of the user sometimes needs to happen.  An example would be Apple’s removal of the floppy disk off the iMac (and subsequently the dvd drive off the newer models).  Necessary? Yes, I think so in hindsight as that media was limited, dead and dying and apple made the jump before anyone else had the guts to.  However, when I look at the newest macbook pro, I then see that sometimes change isn’t always good.  Apple made a big decision to introduce its thunderbolt ports into all apple macs and whilst its worked for them then, as part of their ethos has also been adoption of existing technologies (USB, HDMI, Ethernet) alongside their own pushed technologies (thunderbolt/usb-c).  Having these alongside existing technologies serves a purpose.  Having them alone and ditching well known technologies – not such a good idea. 

The new macbook pro has thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports.  4 of them!. NO HDMI, NO USB, NO MAGCHARGER, NO VGA, No DISPLAYPORT, No THUNDERBOLT. This (in my opinion) is a bad move, a very bad move and only time will tell, however as we look at how many thunderbolt flash drives are in existence and usb – c  drives are in existence.  As a photographer and technical trainer, when it comes to distributing my content we use USB, digital and very occasionally DVD.  I very rarely get asked for DVD, Always get asked for USB and Digital.  To change the fundamental connectivity connectors between these devices is crazy.

But you can buy a dongle ……..

My final note with regard to this piece isn’t to make any kind of statement but rather to get you to think about what you create, how you perceive and change the world with what you do.  Be innovative, be creative, be the best version of yourself …….. but spare a thought for those you could potentially alienate by forcing the hand of the consumers who purchase your products.

 

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(Cardiff Wedding Photographer Peter Morgan from Morgan James Photography) Change MacBook Photography Technology Why a always apple change good isn't pro thing https://www.morganjamesphoto.co.uk/blog/2016/11/why-change-isn-t-always-a-good-thing Sun, 13 Nov 2016 14:14:51 GMT
10 tips for taking better family images https://www.morganjamesphoto.co.uk/blog/2016/10/10-tips-for-taking-better-family-images 10 tips for taking better family images this Christmas

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Oh God!  Its literally Christmas in about 6 weeks - seriously only 6 weeks to Christmas!! If you are like me are getting ready to take family pictures for gifts and Christmas cards.  So i thought about how it's always nice to give personalised gifts to family and friends and if you're going to look at taking some images then here are some tips to follow which should make the experience more fun and hopefully memorable.

1. Grandparents are key.  Autumn going into winter is a lovely time in the park or on the beach if you live near the coast.  Children and grandparents have one thing in common too.  They both have a common enemy - us, parents!  The relationship between them is always a special one and in photos kids love having images with grandma and grandad, plus the older generation will appreciate personal gifts more than the latest gadgets etc.

2. If kids are sitting down, kneeling or just very vertically challenged! (toddlers! say no more)  Then get down to their level and shoot.  you should be the same level as their waist/chest ideally.  I see way too many photos of kids, their necks stretched at an awkward angle looking up at parents etc.  Do the work people - look at life from their perspective and it'll make for a much better image.

3. Feed your kids before taking them to the studio - Hungry kids make Hangry kids! - they are no fun when complaining about being hungry - bring a snack with you for them.

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4. If your kids aren't having fun or are a bit unhappy try tickling or swinging them round or playing with them.  Most often candid images are much, much cuter, sweeter, and are much more fun than the traditional “look and smile” posed photo.

5. Be silly with your kids.  ask them silly things and make funny faces - they always look better when having fun.  if mummy is behind the camera then get daddy to make faces behind mummy's head!

​6. if you're going to turn your images into a canvas doooooo remember to leave space around the image as canvas's are stretched around the wood frame and you'll lose their legs or head if you don't.

​7. if you're in the pictures with your children try not to point at the camera - children will always try and copy mum and you'll end up with a pointing image 

8. Don't be afraid to try new angles - lie them on the floor and shoot from above 

​9. Don't use an iPhone if you're going to blow the image up as a big canvas ..... its not going to look great please trust me on this one!!

10. Have fun and enjoy - remember you're making memories as well as images.

 

 

 

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Claire & Rhys at Canada Lodge 2016 https://www.morganjamesphoto.co.uk/blog/2016/10/claireandrhysbeaven Claire & Rhys Beaven, Canada Lodge, Cardiff

Some weddings are just magical.  Actually I take that back.  All weddings are magical.  This is why I do what I do. Also there's cake. Lots of cake.  Okay so some weddings are just extra special.  You get to know that its going to be this way from the moment you meet the couple.  The way they look at each other, what they have planned, the intricate details of the day and just mostly how relaxed you feel around them, that they feel like friends the first time you meet them.  This is how I felt around Claire and Rhys.
 

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Canada Lodge is truly an amazing venue and we had a lovely day.  The sun was mostly shining and the weather changing gave fantastic photo opportunities all day.  The little touches like the cricket bats, the table decorations, the mirror photo booth and the vintage feel to the whole day made for an amazing experience.  

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(Cardiff Wedding Photographer Peter Morgan from Morgan James Photography) & Beaven Bride Canada Cardiff Claire Groom Lodge Photographer Photography Rhys Speech Wedding cardiff celebration marriage party wales wedding https://www.morganjamesphoto.co.uk/blog/2016/10/claireandrhysbeaven Sun, 16 Oct 2016 10:00:00 GMT
Say hello to Mr and Mrs Gronow if you please https://www.morganjamesphoto.co.uk/blog/2016/8/say-hello-to-mr-and-mrs-gronow-if-you-please Chris and Gemma

Sometimes you feel it in your gut.  You know this day is going to be special and it's not because of any one particular thing its a combination of things.  Like a BLT for instance.  Perfect in every way!  Anyway I'm rambling as usual and the thing is that i knew that Gemma and Chris's wedding was going to be one of those ones (the ones where as a photographer you're possibly more excited than the couple themselves).

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It was a lovely fresh spring April morning.  The sun was shining and the weather looked set to last all day.  The dress was a beautiful muted rose pink and possibly the most unique I've ever seen and despite a small mishap with hanging the dress on the curtain pole to catch the light (thanks to Gemma's dad for his awesome DIY skills) we managed to capture the incredible detail in the dress.

Girls set about getting things done and having their hair and makeup done by the beautiful Katie Porch from Doll Face as well as having the odd cheeky glass of some very special champagne (cleverly emblazoned with the images of the sisters all together).  With dad supplying a constant stream of toast and coffee we got to work!

The bridesmaids looked radiant in their beautiful blue full length dresses with the perfect lighting conditions in the front room we captured all the details.

Cut to Chris, who's best men had trouble finding their shoes!!


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All joking aside the guys had a great laugh texting and dressing at the same time (don't try this at home kids!)

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The dress was completed by a beautiful lace shawl.  Gemma looked awesome and as we gathered in the lounge, dad and mum looked incredibly proud.

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The church looked amazing and the bride was delivered in perfect vintage style to the church.

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Side by side in front of family and friends taking their vows, they became man and wife.... and then off to the new house.

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I have to say that I've been extremely lucky everytime I shoot a wedding at this venue with the great weather.

The great surroundings and the fantastic building make it a perfect venue for a wedding.

 

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Big thanks to both the bride and groom for allowing me to photograph their wonderful big day and congratulations on becoming husband and wife.

 

 

 

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(Cardiff Wedding Photographer Peter Morgan from Morgan James Photography) Groom best celebration country friends hotel house marriage new the thornhill wales wedding western https://www.morganjamesphoto.co.uk/blog/2016/8/say-hello-to-mr-and-mrs-gronow-if-you-please Tue, 16 Aug 2016 20:57:28 GMT
a word for the best men...... if you please https://www.morganjamesphoto.co.uk/blog/2016/6/a-word-for-the-best-men-if-you-please a word for the best men...... if you please

Ok so I really felt i needed to write this because, as a wedding photographer we get to see the speeches.  A lot of them.  Good ones, bad ones, truly bloody awful ones and occasionally, just occasionally, incredible ones.  Now don't get me wrong, anyone who knows me would say I'm a bit of a practical joker and I do love a good chat (My wife says I could talk the hind legs off a donkey!) but unless you get it right you could find yourself on the wrong end of an unhappy mother in law!  At best, you're the hero of the day and people will be talking about how great your speech was for years!  So here goes.  Oh and this is for the grooms as well as the best men so we'll start with them!

Chris and MiriamChris and MiriamChris giving Miriam his best wedding speech

Grooms

Ok so first things first.  Heres a list of things to include.

  1. Say how nice it is to see everyone here (even if you truly detest smelly aunt Margaret in the back).  Now is not the time to start offending the awful members of the family you've inherited.
  2. Mention your Lovely Bride.  How beautiful she is and how thankful you are that she let you marry her etc.  Say how hard she has worked (Even if it was you that did all the work and all she did was choose the cake and book the band!)
  3. Mention the bridesmaids.  Thank them for their help and say how lovely they look (even if the grumpy one looks like a pig in a blanket!!!).
  4. Tell a funny story about how you met.  Keep it free from crudeness if at all possible or else make it extremely funny.
  5. Talk about how happy you are to become part of the family and thanks both sets of parents for the financial (if applicable) and morale support during the planning and the execution of the wedding.
  6. Talk about the best men, mention how nice they are and how they are apt to making up stories.
  7. Don't forget to give out the gifts to mothers of the bride and groom (If you have them)  Flowers are traditional but we, like many other photographers stock some lovely picture gifts that will last for years and remind them of the fantastic day they have had)
  8. Be sincere.  Don't be afraid to show emotion.  Try and memorise all that you can so you can look people in the eye.  Connection with people is so important.
  9. Speak loudly and clearly, if they can't hear you at the back or understand you then they aren't going to laugh at the joke you've made about the time when the bride drank too many vodka jelly shots and threw up over her best friends dress!  Get a Microphone from the MC if there is one available
  10. Kiss the bride dammit.  

Best Man or worst Man?Best Man or worst Man

Best Men

Here you go this can be a minefield if done wrongly

  1. Avoid the cliched quotes (even the cake was in tiers, you know the score - if you've heard it before chances are everyone else has too!) Don't go straight to the internet, if you're really bad at speeches consider getting one professionally written.
  2. Firstly introduce how you and the best man met (any stories that may embarrass him are great, however avoid any that might call in to question a)his sexuality, b)his fidelity, c) his mental stability..... you get the gist)
  3. Say how genuine he is (even if he's as genuine as an east end chinese tea set!)
  4. Say how lovely the bride and bridesmaids look and how nice the groom has scrubbed up.
  5. Try to avoid any stories that have in-jokes - theres no point in getting half the audience laughing if the other half are questioning what you mean by "having a rugby tackle off a korean hooker"
  6. Introduce props such as photos of his 80's Mullet (it looked cool in them days i promise you girls!)
  7. Recount stories of heroism to make the bride and groom's mother confident that he will look after their little girl (think cats in trees and children in burning buildings etc)
  8. Look at your audience - if they aren't laughing - change it up quickly
  9. Keep it Real - never less than  5 minutes long and wind it up before 10 minutes is done
  10. Make it light hearted and fun and if there's 2 or more - work together and feed off each other.

So all in all theres a few tips should keep you going. Most of all Good Luck

x

Peter

 

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(Cardiff Wedding Photographer Peter Morgan from Morgan James Photography) Best Groom Grooms Man's Speech Speeches Wedding marriage wedding https://www.morganjamesphoto.co.uk/blog/2016/6/a-word-for-the-best-men-if-you-please Mon, 13 Jun 2016 17:50:37 GMT
Pre wedding shoots can be fun! https://www.morganjamesphoto.co.uk/blog/2016/6/pre-wedding-shoots-can-be-fun Pre Wedding shoots can be fun!

Claire and Rhys booked their wedding with me last year and with the date quickly approaching and part of their package being a pre wedding shoot, We headed off to Roath park in Cardiff on a warm but slightly windy bank holiday Monday in May to capture some images for their signing frame.

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​Initially a bit unsure about having his picture taken, Rhys was quite quiet, but soon relaxed after I cracked a few jokes (almost all unsuitable for publication) and started chatting about the wedding.  Like most couples, planning was pretty well complete and with just a few items to finish off (Table names - go for Marvel/DC characters - it's a winner!).

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As crazy and filled with people as it was it was nice to wander through the gardens and chat.  With the excitement leading up to the day  building, it made me remember why I love weddings so much (Everyone is happy and there's cake!).

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We had a lovely day, the weather held off and got some great shots for the album.  

Remember you can book your wedding by giving us a call on 02921 175977

Thank you both for a lovely afternoon.

x

Peter

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(Cardiff Wedding Photographer Peter Morgan from Morgan James Photography) Bridal Bride Cardiff Groom Marriage Park Photography Pre Roath celebration friends shoot wales wedding https://www.morganjamesphoto.co.uk/blog/2016/6/pre-wedding-shoots-can-be-fun Wed, 01 Jun 2016 11:11:36 GMT