Best of 2017

Best of 2017
A few of my favourite images from a busy 2017. Lots of these weddings are still to make it on to the blog. I shot a real variety of weddings last year in a variety of locations. The consistent aim of my work is to capture the spirit, fun, joy an ultimately the love of each wedding. [...]

Sarah & TimCardiff Wedding Photography - RWCMD

Sarah & Tim
Cardiff Wedding Photography - RWCMD This is the amazing wedding of Sarah and Tim, which I shot last summer, but for some reason it is only just now making it on to the blog. Things can get pretty crazy for a wedding photographer during the peak summer months! Sarah and Tim were married at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff. The RWCMD is an amazin[...]

Carli & AaronBrecon Beacons Engagement Session

Carli & Aaron
Brecon Beacons Engagement Session by Aled Garfield It's off to the National Park for this Brecon Beacons Engagement Session. I really feel blessed living here in South Wales. The sheer variety and beauty of the landscapes within an hours drive are just incredible. Here's a few of my favourite images from a recent photoshoot with the soon to be married Carli & Aar[...]

Laura & PhilSugar Loaf Mountain Engagement Shoot

Laura & Phil
Sugar Loaf Mountain Engagement Shoot Here are a few images form Laura and Phil's Sugar Loaf Mountain engagement shoot. I'm slightly embarrassed to say I had never been up Sugar Loaf Mountain, well that was until Laura & Phil suggested it as a location for their pre-wedding photoshoot. I'm so glad that they did. It is really beautiful, and the soft misty light bro[...]

Louise & MattPre Wedding Photoshoot at Cefn Onn

Louise & Matt
Pre Wedding Photoshoot at Cefn Onn This is Louise & Matt's pre wedding Photoshoot at Cefn Onn. The park was is a real gem, and was looking it's glorious best on this Saturday morning in late spring. Louise and Matt decided on an a photoshoot before their wedding because they weren't entirely comfortable being in front of the camera. Photoshoots can be a great [...]

Jenna & NigelWoodhouse Barn Wedding

Jenna & Nigel
Woodhouse Barn Wedding, Pembrokeshire by Aled Garfield This was my first Woodhouse Barn wedding. It was a beautiful, crisp winter's day, the kind of day that everyone loves. Woodhouse Barn is a large, traditional hand crafted wooden barn, nestled in the rolling countryside around Rosemarket in Pembrokeshire. The whole ethos for Jenna and Nigel's day was for a laid[...]

Ange & DarrenFforest Quayside Wedding

Ange & Darren
Fforest Quayside Wedding By Aled Garfield This is Ange & Darren's beautiful Fforest Quayside Wedding. When it comes to locations it doesn't get much better than this. The couple stayed at the Granary Lofts which overlook the Quayside venue. The wedding ceremony was at the breathtaking Church of the Holy Cross at Mwnt. The church is delicately perched on the winds[...]

Simon & LeeRosedew Farm Wedding

Simon & Lee
Rosedew Farm Wedding by Aled Garfield Here are a few of my favourite images from Simon and Lee's Rosedew Farm Wedding. The couple tied the knot in the barn at Rosedew last summer. It was a really awesome day, full of fun and laughter. The rain was pretty relentless all day. Not to be deterred we headed out after it had got dark to get some great shots with an umbrell[...]

Cara & BenStradey Park Hotel Wedding Photography

Cara & Ben
Stradey Park Hotel Wedding Photography by Aled Garfield This was my first visit to the Stradey Park Hotel in Llanelli. I was there, for the wedding of Cara and Ben. Because the whole day was held at the hotel, the couple had arranged for us to visit nearby Stradey Castle for some photographs. Stradey Castle has got some really lovely woodland, and we were also lucky [...]

Emma & WillTreadam Barn Wedding, Abergavenny

Emma & Will
Treadam Barn Wedding by  South Wales Wedding Photographer Aled Garfield Emma and Will celebrated their wedding at Treadam Barn near Abergavenny. The service was held at Usk castle in an amazing old barn, which was just the perfect fit for the feel of their day.  Before the service the weather had been a bit rainy and overcast. However, when the newlyweds exited the b[...]

The King FamilySouth Wales Family Portrait Photographer

The King Family
South Wales Family Portrait Photographer I was contacted by the King family last summer as they were looking for some fun relaxed family portraits. One side of the family now live in Melbourne, Australia. And, so it's a rare thing for them all to be together at the same time. What a perfect way for them to capture and document part of their time together. When it com[...]

Cadi & Tom – Fonmon Castle Wedding Photography

Cadi & Tom - Fonmon Castle Wedding Photography
Fonmon Castle Wedding Photography by Aled Garfield Cadi & Tom were married at Fonmon Castle in the Vale of Glamorgan. I love Fonmon Castle, and all it's quirky splendour. There was a steady drizzle of rain all day, but that didn't stop spoil things one bit. Cadi and Tom braved the rain after the speeches and we were able to head outside with some umbrellas. We go[...]

Hannah & MattDyffryn Springs Wedding Photography

Hannah & Matt
 Dyffryn Springs Wedding Photography by Aled Garfield When I first met Hannah and Matt they told me that their wedding would be all about food, friends and party. I find it hard to disagree with that sentiment. What could be netter than a good old knees up with some great food and all your favourite people.  The morning bridal preparations were at the Vale Hotel, and[...]

Charlie & ChrisSt Fagans Engagement Shoot

Charlie & Chris
St Fagans Engagement Shoot by Aled Garfield Charlie and Chris are getting married next year in Wiltshire, and chose to have their engagement shoot in St Fagans. St Fagans is a photographer's dream. There are so many locations to chose from that you are absolutely spoiled for choice, and by its very nature, it has a really quirky, vintage vibe. I shot my first wedding[...]

Emily & DavidKing Arthur Hotel Wedding Photography

Emily & David
King Arthur Hotel Wedding Photography by Aled Garfield   It's been a few years since I last photographed a wedding at the King Arthur Hotel in the Gower. On that day it rained all day (click here). However, for Emily and Dave's wedding the sun shone brightly all day. The wedding was at St Johns Church in Gowerton. On the drive over to the King Arthur we made[...]

2015 A year in review by South Wales wedding photographer Aled Garfield

2015 A year in review by South Wales wedding photographer Aled Garfield
2015 A year in review by South Wales Wedding Photographer Aled Garfield Well, these 'best of 2015' posts seem to be all the rage. So, not wanting to feel left out, here is mine. It has been a truly fantastic year for me. The business is still young (I’ve only been shooting full-time for 3 years now) but it is amazing to see all the hard work paying off as it continue[...]

Lucy & MaxCity Hall Wedding, Cardiff

Lucy & Max
City Hall Wedding, Cardiff by Aled Garfield Here's a quick taster of Lucy and Max's wedding photos. The couple tied the knot last week at the City Hall, in a small intimate ceremony. Then, after some drinks, canapés and a few quick photos they headed off for a celebratory curry at Chutney Roti with their family and friends. City Hall Wedd[...]

Capturing the momentLlanerch Vineyard

Capturing the moment
I absolutely love this shot from a recent wedding I shot at Llanerch Vineyard in South Wales. In many ways it represents everything I want my photography to be, it's a completely un-planned, un-posed natural moment. I was kneeling down in front of the top table as the groom finished his heartfelt speech, when his new wife jut grabbed him and gave him a huge smacker, m[...]