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Kris & Olivia Tie The Knot


Shutter Hire Wedding Photographer was with Kris and Olivia who got married at Llantwit Major’s Rosedew Farm.

A beautiful venue owned by the ever-so-helpful Rhodri and Gaynor.

I first met this fun, laid back and friendly couple in March 2017 when my services were recommended to them via a mutual friend.

Kris and Olivia chose a half day package from Bridal Preparations to First Dancer coverage.

The couple had been legally married a few days previous to their Rosedew event which made the day all the more relaxed and informal. The service itself was performed by Olivia’s grandfather, which added to the sentimental and personal feel of the day.

When I arrived for the bridal preparations the weather was dreary. It was raining so much there appeared to be a stream forming down the road leading up to the farm. Olivia was prepared for this eventuality (with some advice from me) she had purchased some umbrella’s and wellies for herself and her bridesmaids.

Later in the day the weather began to clear up and we enjoyed a trip to Llantwit beach for the Usher, Bridesmaid and Couple photographs.

Just so the wellies didn’t go to waste we captured some sludgy smoke bomb photographs just before I departed.


The Bridal Preparations

The Bridal Preparations took place in ‘The Cow Shed’. A 3 bedroom cottage that sleeps 6. I love photographing the bridal preparations in this room, there is always plenty of light and space.


The Ceremony

The Ceremony took place in ‘The Great Barn Function Hall’. A large space suitable for weddings, corporate events, fundraisers and family occasions. The room was beautifully dressed with purple flowers.


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The Group Shots

After taking the main group photo I decided to take the Groomsmen and Bridesmaids down to Llantwit Beach. The beach isn’t far from the venue and with the weather clearing up I felt it would be a shame not to visit. Whilst taking photos at the beach a surfer came along and photo bombed one of the photographs. A funny moment enjoyed by all.

The Couple

After having some fun on the beach I sent everyone back to the venue so Kris and Olivia could enjoy some alone time.

The Speeches

My approach to the speeches is always to capture both the guest and the top table reactions.  It’s also a great opportunity to photograph guests at their tables for their reactions.

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Smoke and Sparks!

During our pre wedding consultation I spoke to Olivia about any special photographs they wanted to achieve. They expressed an interest in a sparkler image. They purchased some sparklers and although it was still light when I was due to leave we tried it out. With some camera trickery I managed to pull it off.