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Carl Welsby Wedding Photography

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Hi, I'm Carl I'm a documentary wedding photographer working here in Pembrokeshire, but shooting natural reportage and creative wedding photography across Wales and the UK.
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Products and Services

Back-Up Equipment
Bridal Prep Shots
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Last-Minute Orders
Online Proofing
Online Shop
Personal Online Gallery
Photo Printing
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Second Shooter Available
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Wedding Albums

Photography Style

First Look Photographer
Reportage / Documentary
Full Description
It's the people that create the ever-changing story of a wedding that I love to photograph. Being a documentary wedding photographer means I am able to capture the build up nerves, laughter, happy tears and beauty of the whole day. My aim is to create light, soft-feeling images that are beautifully luminous, filled with light and that brim the emotion of your day. To this end, wherever possible I shoot using natural light as it helps preserve the atmosphere and originality of the scene. I shoot the majority of my images candidly, where the subjects are largely unaware they are being photographed. This style, sometimes called reportage wedding photography, is of-the-moment: i'm constantly looking for the next shot. It requires an eye for composition, an ability to anticipate what's about to occur and quick reactions. The result is a curated set of natural images each one individually edited in my own style and which captures the uniqueness of your own, very special story. I'm somewhat different to most wedding photographers. Each year I accept only a handful of commissions. This enables me to focus solely on my clients. I place great emphasis on client service, from the initial enquiry to delivery of your images. My clients tend to be discerning couples who place a higher-than-average value on their wedding photography. They understand that after the cake has been eaten and the band's set list forgotten what remains, forever, is their investment in their photographs. Each package is completely bespoke, created specifically for each couple according to their requirements.

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Name of Wedding Contact: Carl Welsby
Congratulations! Whether you are newly engaged or have simply stumbled across my profile - congrats and thanks, you've found an amazing photography business with a difference. Have a look at my work and if you like it pick up the phone for a chat and don't forget to see my top tips for planning your wedding:


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
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No. of People In Team
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Location & Contact Details


Crymych, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Travel Notes

Drive to Cardiff and Swansea and keep going. Then go some more. Honestly, it's best to call. Or I can come to you, wherever you are in the UK.

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What is your most memorable wedding?

Every wedding is different. Clients become friends. I can't choose, honestly.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Candid, creative, smiley, hard-working, fun

What about your business are you most proud of?

The reaction I get from clients when I present their wedding photos to them. That and the great feedback. Oh, and the fact that my customer service is seriously unbeatable.

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

You tend to get what you pay for, and research pays dividends.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Enquiry. Meet for an initial coffee and cake to chat and understand the basics of what the clients wants, create a bespoke package, take booking fee, visit the venues, meet again for more coffee and cake to go through questionnaire and nail the details, take final balance, check nothing has changed 1 week before, shoot the wedding, lots and lots of post-processing images, give client link to private gallery and usb stick in presentation box, mop up tears of joy, let them live with images for a couple of months, they choose faves and I create and deliver the finished wedding album if they've specified one.

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

A creative shot of the married couple that captures them looking their very best.

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

I tend to suggest shots to the clients based on their personalities and likes. I've shot pre-wedding with herds of cows, visited clients' ponies en-route to the reception and have stopped traffic in a High Street in the drizzle to shoot a sassy bride!

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

There is usually a gap in the rain, so be flexible with regards to the day's timings. I bring umbrellas and the rain is an opportunity to get creative. I've shot in several named storms, successfully.

Describe how you got into photography.

I started as a way of recording my extensive travels in the Middle East and Asia back in the 1980s.