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Wedding photographer based in Caerphilly, South Wales. Shooting weddings throughout Wales and the South West of England.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£500
Details

Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary
Modern
Artistic
Traditional / Classic

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Photo Printing
Physical Shop / Studio
Flexible Hours on the Day
Last-Minute Orders
Stay Through Speeches
Images on DVD
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Online Shop
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Images on USB
Full Description
Some photographers offer a documentary style where others opt for a more traditional approach - I like to offer both! I'm as unobtrusive as possible and like to capture as many candid true moments as I can throughout your entire day. Your bridal preparation (if you choose it) is shot entirely in a documentary style, however I'll still be there organising your formal posed shots with your family and friends, and of course with you and your partner. I like to keep things simple for all of us so I offer just 3 price plans starting at only £500 with absolutely no hidden charges or surprises. If you like what you hear, and more importantly what you see then I'd love to hear from you or if you have any questions no matter how weird or wacky then please get in touch.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: David Wagstaffe
Thank you for viewing my Bridebook profile! If you have any questions relating to my wedding packages then please don't hesitate to ask! If you'd prefer to ask me in person then just get in touch and we'll arrange to meet up for a quick chat. You're more than welcome to come and have a coffee in my office to discuss things or I'll gladly travel to you if you'd prefer. Thanks again, hope to speak to you soon. David

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2013
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
(1)
Amy & Carl
Wedding: September 2018
November 2018
Absolutely fantastic
Brilliant! Shot all the shots I wanted and them some! Really kind and helpful, I couldn’t recommend highly enough! Nothing was too much bother. Excellent.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Britannia House, Caerphilly Business Park, Caerphilly, CF83 3GG

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Caerphilly

Nearest Motorway & Junction

m4 junction 32

Nearest Train Station

Caerphilly

Nearest Airport

Cardiff International

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FAQ
(10)

What is your most memorable wedding?

One bride wore a pair of bright green Converse All Star daps instead of traditional shoes and glued diamantes all over the front of them which I thought that was a nice touch.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Relax! Don't stress about pleasing everyone else it's YOUR special day! Just try and enjoy it all because it will go quicker than you can imagine!

What about your business are you most proud of?

Several large umbrellas! Although some days (particularly in Wales) not even an umbrella can save the day and they're not much use when it comes to large group shots. Not to worry - I always check out every venue before a wedding to locate nice areas for indoor shots as a backup plan.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Relaxed, vibrant, romantic, contemporary yet traditional (work that one out!)

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

The fact that people choose me to document such momentous occasions in their lives is the thing that I'm most proud of and that's why I love my work so much and put all of my effort into every job.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Probably a photo of a bridesmaid's bum! She's apparently renowned for showing it off after a few too many drinks!

What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?

Every couple is different so I wouldn't say there's a particular 'number 1' photo that suits everyone. I try and come up with ideas with the couple before the wedding which are unique to them - maybe they met during a particular activity which could be incorporated into a shot or they may have items from a first date for example. As far as I'm concerned, if it's possible for me to do then anything goes!

What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?

We meet up briefly where I take down all of the main wedding details and we can get to know each other a little. I also compile a shot list with the couple and discuss any ideas we both have. (If it's a new venue for me I will always go to the location beforehand.) I'll then get in touch again a week or so before the wedding just to check in. My next contact will be a quick call to let the couple know I'm on the way on the morning of the big day!

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

I've loved cameras since I was a young teen, however I really got into photography after getting my dog Indi around 7 years ago. He's a husky who needs a lot of exercise so we'd go walking for hours every day around the local hills. I'd always take my camera with me and I decided I wanted to really learn how to use it which led me to a part time degree in digital photography. Shortly after, I had my first child which naturally got me into studio portraiture which is where my business started. Weddings were then a natural progression and after shooting several of them with a fellow pro I took the plunge and went it alone and I've never looked back.

Describe how you got into photography.

Probably a wedding I shot in Pencoed House last year - it was very windy and it rained ALL DAY! It didn't even let up for 5 minutes to whisk the bride and groom outside for a few couples portraits. I always have plan B though and we still managed to get some great indoor shots which I'm really proud of.

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