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  • Rachel & Neil, Clearwell Castle

    This month’s blog post features the Wedding of Rachel & Neil who were married in August.

    Rachel is a fully qualified motorcycle technician, MOT Tester and runs a multi franchised motorcycle workshop with 6 male technicians. She met CNC Engineer & Programmer Neil when he came in to the franchise to look for a new bike!

    "I met Neil through the bike shop! He was a customer looking around to purchase a new bike and I approached him and asked if he needed any help... We got talking as I thought he was cute, I sold him a new Kawasaki ZX6R Ninja and said to him if he fancied a ride out one day to give me a call... and here we are today"

    The couple were engaged in January 2018 and set their date for August so they didn’t have long to plan.

    "Clearwell was our ideal venue anywhere else just would have been a substitute. It's the perfect setting, spot on staff, amazing photo opportunity, all under one roof without having to go from venue to venue. Also if it was to rain it would not have ruined our day as the inside is beautiful and spacious so guests wouldn't feel cooped up."

    Photography was one of the most important parts of their day so choosing the right photographer was key. 

    "Having you as our photographer was one of the most important parts of the day for us. At the end of the day the only thing you have left are memories and the photos. Knowing how good you are and how relaxed you made us feel was a massive positive. You share the same love and passion for the Castle as we do, and your work reflects that. In our opinion you are the only photographer to have at any special event." 

    The couple and their guests had an awesome day! 

    Here are a few more pics:



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  • Teleri & Huw

    It's been a while since we've updated the blog! We've had a really busy 2018 so far photographing Weddings in a variety of beautiful locations, which we'll feature in forthcoming posts.

    At the start of the summer, it was an absolute pleasure to photograph Huw and Teleri’s beautiful Wedding which took place on Anglesey amidst the heatwave 😎.

    The couple held their Ceremony and Drinks Reception at the Château Rhianfa, followed by a Wedding Breakfast in an awesome marquee in the family home.

    North Wales is a beautiful place to photograph and we had perfect weather conditions to use the drone and capture some aerial shots.

    Here are a few pictures from their day:

     

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  • Why Choose Us?

    There are many photographers offering wedding services.

    This can make it very difficult to choose the right person to suit your needs.

    Here are some reasons to choose us...

    Phil & Kate have offered an outstanding Wedding Photography service for 11 years

    Phil has shot over 300 Weddings in this time and has experience in a variety of locations, in all seasons and in all weathers. 

    We offer a unique service tailored to suit your requirements and budget

    We will ensure that we match the style you like and will meet you before your big day to discuss your requirements and ensure everything goes smoothly. 

    The best feedback we get from couples is that they hardly noticed Phil was there!

    Phil’s casual and candid approach will capture your whole day in a beautiful reportage style with the addition of some set up shots and group shots if required. 

    We keep your images safe

    We offer quality high res images, we have back up cameras should there be any technical issues on the day, and we’ve invested in specialist back up storage for your images.

    We offer a very efficient service which is reflected in our feedback

    We offer an average turnaround of 1-2 weeks from the date of your Wedding for all of the images to be edited and uploaded to your personal online gallery. 

    You choose your favourites for your Album and Digital images. Albums are designed within 2 days and once you’ve approved your design, you’ll receive everything within 4 weeks. 

    We take more photos than the average photographer so you’ve plenty to choose from! 

    Depending on your coverage, you’ll have between 400-600 edited images in your own password protected gallery which you can share with guests.

    There are no hidden costs or hidden extras with us

    The package price quoted is the final price you pay. 

    We’re fully insured

    As a professional photography company we include public liability and professional indemnity insurance.

    We offer a choice of Albums from the World’s Leading Album Suppliers

    From first class bespoke Asuka Coffee Table Books to hand crafted Folio Eco Canvas Albums as well as Jorgensen Leather-bound Albums, we offer a variety of sizes, covers and colours to choose from.

    Our prices are competitive

    You may find prices vary and wonder why. Price reflects the amount of time we invest in your Wedding and the exceptional products we offer. 

    We will give you an efficient, personal, first class service along with exceptional products which will be appreciated in years to come, so why compromise on quality?!

    Don't just take our word for it - read some Testimonials

  • Rachel & Bradley, Clearwell Castle

    We hope you’ve all had a fantastic Summer! 😎

    We’ve been busy shooting many beautiful Weddings over the past few months and look forward to updating the site with more posts and pictures soon! 🎉 📷
     
    This year, it’s been a pleasure to be a regular visitor to one our favourite venues: Clearwell Castle! 
     
    Clearwell offers an idyllic, fairy-tale setting which was perfect for Rachel & Bradley’s Big Day! The couple held their ceremony at the beautiful church of St Peter’s which is in the village of Clearwell. Family & friends then headed down to the Castle for a fantastic day of Celebrations!
     
    The couple ended up with over 650 edited images in their Gallery / on their USB drive! We’ve selected a few of our favourites to show you…
     

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    For more information on our packages, please email info@lensmonkey.co.uk and for more info on the beautiful venue Clearwell Castle click here

  • Hayley & Andrew, Canada Lodge

    We hope you are all well! It's been a busy few months and a while since we updated our blog but there will be lots more photos featured in the next few months! 📸

    This blog post features Hayley & Andrew's Wedding which took place last month. It was great to return to Canada Lodge which is near Cardiff.

    We'd arranged a pre-shoot before the Wedding so the couple felt more relaxed about having their photos taken on the day. It's something we often recommend, and helps avoid any awkwardness at being in front of the camera.

    The couple had a fantastic day and Canada Lodge is in an idyllic setting with plenty of photographic locations to choose from, even if it rains! 😄

    Here are a few shots from their day...


    The above is a small selection of shots from an individual Wedding Gallery. Depending on the package chosen, there would be between 400 and 600 edited images from the day to view and share with guests. 

    For more information on our packages, please email info@lensmonkey.co.uk

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  • Helena and Will, Oxwich Bay Wedding

    We hope you are all well!

    It's been a busy start to the year with lots of Winter Portraits as well as some Corporate photography which we will feature soon!

    Back in January, we shot our first Wedding of the year at the stunning Oxwich Bay Hotel! Helena and Will had a picture perfect setting for their day, and as you'll see from the photos, the Gower Peninsula makes a fantastic backdrop 🎊🏞

    Here are a few shots from their day...

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    For more information on our packages, please email info@lensmonkey.co.uk 

  • Happy New Year! 🎉

    Happy New Year! Wishing you all a Happy and Healthy 2017!

    To those of you planning your 2017 Wedding, we hope the arrangements are going well!

    Our first Wedding of the year takes place next weekend at Oxwich Bay in the Gower - very exciting! 🥂

    This blog post features some shots from our last three Weddings of 2016, each with an Autumnal / Winter theme. Here are a few shots below... 📸

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    For more information on our packages, please email info@lensmonkey.co.uk

  • Gavin & Lubi's Autumnal Wedding

    It was great to return to Clearwell Castle for the Wedding of Gavin & Lubi!

    On a crisp Autumn day, Clearwell's grounds made a stunning backdrop for some shots of the gorgeous couple! 

    Here are a few images from their day... 

    Thanks for looking and don’t forget you can follow us on Twitter here and like us on Facebook here

    For more information on our packages, please email info@lensmonkey.co.uk and for more info on the beautiful venue Clearwell Castle click here

  • Samantha & Chris, Clearwell Castle

    As you may know we are regular visitors to the stunning Clearwell Castle.

    This week's blog post features the wedding of Samantha and Chris. 

    Clearwell has an extra special significance to Samantha, having lived there as a child during it's renovation. The family still own and run the wedding venue and it was an honour to be asked to photograph for this special day. 

    Here is a sneaky peek of a few shots from the day...

    Samantha & Chris took a short carriage ride around the Castle grounds, followed by some family photos, while the guests enjoyed some refreshments.

    There were also a few surprises in store for everyone from the bride's mother Sharon...


    It was an absolutely brilliant day! 💃🍾

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    For more information on our packages, please email info@lensmonkey.co.uk and for more info on the beautiful venue Clearwell Castle click here

  • Laura & Danny, Clearwell Castle

    It’s Lensmonkey’s 10th Anniversary this month! 🍾

    With experience in photographing over 300 Weddings, it’s been a fantastic 10 years and we have photographed at some of the best venues in the UK and with some amazing couples! 

    Over the years we’ve been lucky enough to continue our relationship with many clients having captured their next milestones, photographing 'new baby' portraits and ongoing family shoots.

    We've also returned to many fantastic Venues over the years.

    As it’s our 10th Anniversary, we thought we’d show you a few shots from one of our favourite venues; Clearwell Castle.

    One of our first Weddings was held at the Castle, and we’ve been lucky enough to continue photographing there throughout the years!

    Here are a few shots from Laura and Danny’s Wedding which took place last month….

    One of our regulars... Possibly the most photographed resident at Clearwell...

    As you’ll see, the couple had a few special guests, one had the honour of bearing the rings...

    Just after the ceremony began, the rain poured down and continued to, for the next few hours!

    Phil made use of his lighting skills and the fantastic indoor space that Clearwell offers to capture shots of the couple and guests.

    By the evening, the rain held off a little and Phil captured some outdoor shots of Laura and Danny using lights and off camera flash.

    As you can see from the pictures, the couple had a fantastic Wedding Day!

    Thanks for looking and don’t forget you can follow us on Twitter here and like us on Facebook here

    For more information on our packages, please email info@lensmonkey.co.uk and for more info on the beautiful venue Clearwell Castle click here