NORTH WALES MOUNTAIN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
JENNY & DOM | WILDLIFE INSPIRED OUTDOOR WEDDING
Jenny & Dom had the most amazing wildlife themed, colourful, outdoor mountain wedding in August last year. Llyn Gwynant barns and campsite at the foot of mount Snowdon made an epic location for the couples big day surrounded by their family and friends.
Their Madagascar/ wildlife theme was beautifully styled throughout the venue with animal print bunting, exotic colourful flowers and tables named after different bird species they have encountered on their travels.
Dom told me they were keen on having natural photo's of them in the stunning mountains of Snowdonia and they were up for a hike or even a trip in a kayak after their ceremony!
Jenny and Dom met whilst on a research field trip in the Kalahri desert! They both work in wildlife conservation and travel the world to find rare and endangered species. They are both amazing animal photographers too and the images on their Instagram accounts could be on the front pages of National Geographic! If this wasn't enough they got engaged in Madagascar, the home of Lemurs, baobabs renowned for its rain forests, desert, hiking and diving. Perfect for this outdoorsy animal mad couple!
The couple found me on google after seeing a mountain engagement shoot i did in the Peak district.
"We loved the colour, contrast and depth in your photo's. Also the shots of couples in natural settings and fun pictures of kids!"
When the day arrived I packed my tent and camera's and headed out early on the road to North Wales. The drive to the venue was stunning and I made sure to stop and get some dramatic landscape shots as I approached Llyn Gwynant.
The wedding ceremony set in the stone barn was beautiful. The colourful flowers and bunting added to the joyful atmosphere created by the couples friends and family. Their nephew's George (5) and Charlie (7) even got in on the action and almost stole the show as they came up to present the rings. After they tied the knot everybody headed outdoors to enjoy drinks and garden games on the hillside. I used a grand old oak tree as an epic backdrop for family portraits and captured candid photo's of guests enjoying the sunshine.
Next came a wedding photography first for me! Shooting portraits from a kayak! We headed for the lakeside and jumped in a kayak each, the newly married couple in one and myself and the best man in the other. We had lots of fun shooting on the water, chasing the bride and groom around, battling the wind and currents, but it was well worth it.
A gorgeous afternoon tea was followed by some funny and emotional speeches. As the sun dipped I headed out with Jenny and Dom to capture some portraits against the stunning mountain backdrop.