I had a lot of fun at Rhian & Chris’ wedding at St Mary’s Church in Llanfairfechan and the Split Willow.
As I’d broken my toe a couple of weeks earlier I called in the help of fellow wedding photographer Lee Evans, which allowed us to also film the service.
The ‘getting ready’ took place at Angharad’s house, an old school friend, which was a nice catch up!
St Mary’s church is very picturesque and plenty big enough for any size wedding.
The Split Willow is a friendly and relaxed venue and everyone had a great time!
Looking forward to filming Sarah and Craig’s wedding at Plas Maenan in the Conwy Valley this weekend!
It’s my last wedding of 2011 – then I’m moving house (from Bethesda to Rachub – not far), and then it’s Christmas 🙂
Plas Maenan has just been awarded the best accommodation in Wales and has the feel of a well kept country manor. This, coupled with it’s location overlooking the Conwy Valley, means it should be great for photos and film.
Incidentally, the photographer for the day will be Sacha Miller, who has an attractive documentary style.
The drive up is lined with tall trees, which will make for a good tracking shot of the car arriving.
The rooms inside are small compared to a church, so I think I’ll make a lot of use of the wide angle lens on my dslr. I’ll do more handheld shots and use the tripod less.
We’ll have to arrive early to figure out the best position for the camera in the room where the service is to be held, as it is not clear how much room there will be at the front.
I thought the stairs were particularly attractive and, when I visited, had appealing natural light on them.
The room in which the wedding breakfast will be held is reasonably large and light enough when the lights are on. If the lights are dimmed it may be necessary to use a video light.