Clare and Darren’s wedding in Conwy

Tabernacle Church, Conwy

Tabernacle Church, Conwy

I was in Conwy photographing Clare and Darren Vernon’s wedding at the weekend.

They got married in the Tabernacle chapel, which is just off the square in and opposite the police station.

It’s quite hard to find if you don’t know where it is.

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It is beautiful inside, with  a wooden balcony around the inside where people can sit. It was a really nice place to get married.

Darren and the lads pose for a group shot on Llandudno's west shore

Clare and Darren then had their wedding breakfast, speeches and dance at the Imperial Hotel in Llandudno.

We went outside to do some group shots because the hotel is right on the promenade, but it was too cold to hang about for long, plus it was getting dark.


The chapel and hotel both called for wide aperture, high iso, and low shutter speeds to make the most of available light, so I was thankful to have my new canon 7d and canon 24-70mm 2.8 lens.

I had a really good time, and even had a sit down meal with the guests because of a cancellation!

Most importantly Clare and Darren looked stunning and so did their little girl Ruby.

pre-wedding photography scouting trips

I’ve got a couple of weddings coming up in North Wales.

The first is Clare and Darren’s, who are getting married at the Tabernacle Chapel in Conwy.

I met up with the caretaker Ifor Smart to take a look round and take some test photos.

Also went to the Imperial Hotel in Llandudno where they’re having the reception etc.

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This angle looks like the best place to photograph the bride walking down the aisle.

Will be a bit easier on the day, because this was early in the morning with sun blowing the highlights on the windows.

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There’s a ‘balcony’ around the chapel, and this looks like a good vantage point to photograph the ceremony.

My assistant photographer will be positioned here.

shot details: 1/100 f5.6 iso 1250


The chapel is right next to Conwy’s castle walls, which will look amazing if the weather’s nice, just replace my tripod with the bride and groom (bearing in mind it is on November 28).

shot details: 1/800 f5.6 iso 200

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There’s plenty of places to do group shots near the Imperial hotel in Llandudno.

Shot details: 1/400 f9 iso 320

The next wedding is Debra and Andy’s, who are getting married in Bethesda down the road from where I live on December 11.

Their reception is at Seiont Manor.

My wife Caroline will be filming their wedding.

I will post some scouting photos next week.

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