Bridgend Wedding Photographer

Looking for a Bridgend Wedding Photographer?

I’m Carl Woodward, a South Wales based wedding photographer specialising in natural, documentary-style photography. I aim to take stunning photos of you and your loved ones on your big day. I’ve written this guide to Bridgend wedding photography to help couples looking for a photographer. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with me if you have any questions or would like to talk about your wedding plans.

Bridgend Wedding Photography

My wedding photography style focuses on capturing natural images as they happen. I combine this with creative portraits of the bride and groom. This is the perfect mix for every wedding, which allows you to relax while ensuring I capture stunning images for your wedding album. You can look at my portfolio gallery for examples of my work or check out my social media on Instagram and Facebook.

Documentary Style

Documentary is a style of photography which allows me to capture images in an unobtrusive way that you will cherish. Each wedding day has different stages, and there are timeless photos that tell the story of you as a couple. Highlights include the bride’s arrival, the best man and groomsmen, the bridal procession, the exchange of rings, the vows, the first kiss, the wedding reception, speeches, the cutting of the cake, the first dance, and the bouquet toss. Bridgend is the perfect location with so many places you can choose for your wedding ceremony.

Bridgend Wedding Venue Guide

Bridgend is a popular location for South Wales weddings, just 20 miles west of Cardiff and 20 miles east of Swansea. There are many luxury contemporary and rural wedding venues to choose from in the area – whether you want to get married in the countryside, town or even next to the beach.

Here are some of the most popular wedding venues in Bridgend, South Wales:

  1. Court Colman Manor and Hotel – Georgian country manor 3-star hotel situated on the outskirts of Bridgend.

  2. Great House Hotel – Built around 1550, this historic former hunting lodge is now an upmarket hotel and venue.

  3. Coed-Y-Mwstwr Hotel – 1880s Victorian country house hotel with lovely grounds is 3 miles from Bridgend

  4. Crowcombe Court Wedding Venue – Grade I listed baroque country house and dedicated wedding venue

  5. Bryngarw House – Exclusive wedding venue set in over a hundred acres of parkland near Bridgend

Serving Bridgend, Cardiff, Newport & Swansea

I covered weddings at many venues across South Wales. Whether you want traditional or modern wedding photos, I will get the best shots of your special day. Travel is included in the area, although I work further in South Wales and beyond across the whole of the UK.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a wedding photographer cost?

This is a difficult question to answer as it depends on the level of experience and equipment that the wedding photographer has. However, generally speaking, wedding photography can cost anywhere from £1,000 – £2,000+ per day in South Wales depending on what you are looking for.

When should you book your wedding Photographer?

As with most things involved in organising weddings, the best time to book a wedding photographer is as early as possible. Most couples are planning their weddings at least 12 to 18 months ahead.

What does wedding photography include?

Weddings have many essential moments throughout the wedding day. So, I usually cover a wedding, from the bride getting ready to the first dance and the party in the evening. All my packages include digital photographs, and you can choose to buy one of my bespoke wedding albums.

Do I need a wedding photographer?

While it’s not compulsory, most couples find that having a professional photographer document their special day is highly beneficial – not only for themselves but also for anyone who may want to view the photographs years down the line. It can be tempting to ask a friend or relative, but many examples have led to unfavourable results that can’t be resolved afterwards.

Recommendations for the best wedding photographers?

If you’re looking for wedding photographers in Bridgend, I may be biased, but I recommend checking out my professional photography portfolio from recent weddings. If you like what you see, then I’d suggest contacting me to check availability.

South Wales Wales Photographer – Contact me

If you’re looking for a professional photographer to cover your wedding, then please get in touch. Please use the contact form or call me for a chat about your wedding.