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As important as finding ‘The Dress’ is choosing the right photographer, to capture the magic, the little details and unscripted moments that tell the story of your wedding day! Your wedding photographs will bring back all the joy and emotion of your special day.

Please take a few moments to explore our website, visit our blog to see our latest adventures then roam through some of our featured weddings in our portfolio.

As experienced professional photographers we have built an enviable reputation for a relaxed and flowing style, tailored to produce truly gorgeous wedding photographs. We include a complimentary preWedding portrait shoot with every booking, this allows us to deliver a very personal story for each and every client. If you love our style – then we’d love to chat with you about your wedding day plans! Start the conversation by completing our online contact form below, we’ll send you our detailed wedding brochure in return.


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How we do it...our style

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We have a relaxed and flowing shooting style, developed from many years experience of photographing people professionally. It is influenced by our life experiences too, from our interests in everything from music, travel, the arts and nature. We hope that you find a connection with our style of photography, and that  photography is important to you – we are not copycat photographers. We strive to produce something valuable, creative and unique for every client. If you appreciate great imagery then be prepared and excited to be part of that process.

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Your wedding is important. To you, to your family and friends and to ourselves. Jules and I shoot weddings together, we blend in – often mistaken for just another family member or guest. We want to create a set of beautiful photos that tell the story of your wedding day. We have a distinct style that combines artistic portraiture with documentary style shooting that will capture intimate moments and tiny details. We would love to meet you, get to know each other and chat about your wedding day plans. Start the conversation by sending a request on our contact form.

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When you begin searching for the person you will trust to capture the memories of your wedding day, you will see labels such as; vintage, photojournalist, alternative and fine art to describe various styles of photography. A good professional wedding photographer will adapt a selection from this palette of styles. Your wedding day will be a wonderful journey through a range of emotions, events and settings and we will be there to capture gorgeous images throughout. Just as every wedding is different, every couple is different too, we aim to reflect your personalities as we tell the story of your day.

Be prepared…your preWedding Photoshoot

Yet more gorgeousness… Martin Phillips Studio | Martin Phillips Wedding Photography | | South Wales Wedding Photographer Cardiff | Wedding Photography Cardiff | Swansea Wedding Photographer West Wales | Best Wedding Photographers South Wales | Gower Wedding Photographers | Cotswolds Wedding Photographers | Oxwich Bay Wedding Photographer Gower An unusual, yet essential part of our wedding collections is the complimentary preWedding location photoshoot experience. This is FUN! Trust me. We usually meet at an outdoor location, a beach, an urban setting, a park, on a mountain, etc. We take some time getting to know one another, walking and taking some relaxed, informal photos. This usually happens about a month or so before your wedding day and is an ideal time to tell us about your final plans. It also puts everyone at ease with the process of being photographed – so the wedding day experience is much more enjoyable. Everyone loves their preWedding photoshoot and the photographs too! Around 30 final images are included with your wedding collection.

How much will it cost?

What will it cost you for this level of gorgeousness?

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Our standard digital collection of up to 8 hours coverage, including fully edited images, offers incredible value. More time can be added where required and we also offer less expensive options if your wedding plans allow for shorter coverage, particularly for weddings later in the day or small, intimate occasions. We have some low season and midweek specials too. Whether you are planning a UK wedding or an overseas wedding, then please arrange to meet with us to discuss your ideas.

What we include in all our beautiful wedding collections as standard:

our signature look, a gorgeous fusion between documentary and fine art coverage ● we include a complimentary preWedding location photoshoot with around 30 final hi-res files ● there will be two of us with you capturing different views of your day ● there will be at least 500 fully edited images – including printing rights – for you to download ● a full-service online gallery for print orders, file download and a slideshow for all your guests to enjoy ● wedding day travel within a 100 miles round trip is included.

We require just a £300 retainer to secure your date.

We have many beautiful Artisan made wedding albums with linen or leather covers to choose from in lots of lovely contemporary colours. You are welcome to visit the studio to see our samples. Please get in touch to receive our full and comprehensive wedding brochure, which includes the many coverage options and beautiful all-inclusive album collections.

Wedding venues...our favourites!

South Wales Wedding Venue Guide

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A Wedding Venue Guide to South Wales

Everyone has their idea of their favourite wedding venue, our daughter got married by the lakeside at a festival! You might like to ask us about some of the many dozens of venues that we have personal experience of. If you are still searching for your ideal venue, then call us to get the lowdown on which are our favourites and why! We have photographed at everything from a farm to a castle, from a stately home to a country house hotel, from a youth hostel to a cricket club! All have their good points and some aspects that need careful consideration before you book. We are often asked at wedding fayres about our opinions on potential wedding venues and can offer independent advice on what might be best for your big day. This is not a definitive list, we will add more as we find the time, which is another good reason to give us a call! Our South Wales Wedding Venue Guide…coming soon!


Coombe Lodge Wedding in Summer

Coombe Lodge Wedding in Summer Coombe Lodge near Bristol, Somerset is the perfect Summer wedding venue. A Coombe Lodge Wedding in Summer is delightful to photograph with exceptional backdrops in the stunning gardens. When the weather is dry and sunny the beautiful grounds really have a chance to shine. Although a Coombe Lodge Wedding is perfect – whatever the time of year or weather! The rooms are flooded with light and everywhere feels wonderfully comfortable for your guests it’s just right! With immaculate attention by the amazing staff, Coombe Lodge is one of the best South West England Wedding Venues! Very importantly the food is also delicious and beautifully presented. Coombe Lodge is right at the top of our list of best wedding venues in Somerset. Check out a beautiful Winter Wedding at Coombe Lodge in this post. We were delighted to be asked to photograph this beautiful Coombe Lodge Summer Wedding for Tamsyn and Dan last September. The weather was a little blustery and showery, but it didn’t stop us capturing all the lovely moments through the day and evening. We worked once again with the very calm and talented Wedding Filmmaker Simon Huntley The fantastic flowers full of our favourite Foxgloves had a natural and wild look and were created by Grace at Bramble and Wild. One of the highlights of the day was Tamsyn and Dan’s awesome ‘first dance’, carefully choreographed by the graceful Bride! What a great band too, The HipCats got everyone on the dance floor with their irresistible beat! More pictures from Tamsyn and Dan’s day can be viewed here: Coombe Lodge Somerset... read more

Coombe Lodge Winter Wedding

Coombe Lodge Winter Wedding We photographed this beautiful Coombe Lodge Winter Wedding for Laurie and Tim just after Christmas. They came home from New Zealand to get married amongst their families and friends at the stunning Coombe Lodge. Before we headed to Somerset we called at the family home in Cardiff so that Laurie’s very special Nan could see her in her wedding dress. We worked throughout the day and evening with the brilliant young filmmaker Ben Walton and his brother Sam. It was an absolute pleasure, even if a group of guests assumed that they were our Sons. I have to (reluctantly) admit it was an easy mistake to have made! Once again during this last year we enjoyed the incredible hospitality of the fantastic staff at Coombe Lodge. It’s truly one of our favourite venues. The Bride’s dress was a very special couture creation carried as hand luggage through three airports, all the way from Auckland! Laurie chose an understated look for the flowers, perfectly wintery white Ranunculus, stylishly created by The Wilde Bunch in Bristol. The weather doesn’t really matter that much when getting married at Coombe Lodge. This spectacular wedding venue has gorgeous, well lit interiors as well as amazing gardens with views out to the Bristol Channel. The candlelit rooms, amazingly good food and very jolly atmosphere kept the Christmas spirit going for another few days! The champagne flowed endlessly as the party atmosphere picked up and we finally headed outside for sparklers and dancing under the Moon. All the pictures from this beautiful Coombe Lodge wedding can be seen here: Coombe Lodge Winter Wedding... read more

Destination Wedding Photographer Portugal

Destination Wedding Photographer Portugal When we get to the middle of a British winter, the cold and rain often makes us dream of warmer climates. Occasionally we are asked to head further afield to photograph a wedding. On this occasion it was to the beautiful (and hot!) Pine Cliffs Resort in Albufeira on the Algarve coast in Portugal. We are always delighted when a date fits so neatly into our busy Summer schedule. As an experienced Destination Wedding Photographer Portugal, the opportunity to photograph this beautiful Algarve wedding for Hannah and Owen was perfect for us. Set on the amazing Portuguese south coast, it was a delight to be involved in. We just loved the chilled vibe! The main part of the wedding day started at 3.30pm after the sun had started to lose a little of it’s heat in the beautiful Tabu Garden. There followed a very long and delicious wedding breakfast as the sun set behind the pines. Following the speeches everyone headed to the beach bar for an amazing evening of fun and frolics under the stars. I have to say that the wedding band ‘The Originals’ were probably the best we’ve ever danced to! Especially after the obligatory Jagermeister ordered by the Bride’s Brother! Jules even had to wade waist deep in the sea, at midnight, to backlight Hannah and Owen as they strolled along the beach for our final photographs. We were delighted to be asked to fly out to the Algarve and be part of this most amazing of wedding days. Here is a slideshow of some of our favourite images, follow the link to Vimeo: Destination... read more

The Barn at West Farm Wedding

What a fantastic day at this gorgeous The Barn at West Farm wedding Set on the cliffs at Ogmore by Sea, South Wales, The Barn at West Farm is an amazing venue. Especially when the sun shines! Gwenno and Richard had just about the most perfect day, we loved being there!! Our local knowledge came in handy for a quick side trip to our favourite photo spot just down the coast. The Barn at West Farm Wedding was also featured in the Spring issue of Your South Wales Wedding magazine. Our first stop was in Cowbridge for the Bride and Groom preparation pictures. The apartments above Penny Farthing Café are perfect for the girls. Town and Country (they have The Bear Hotel amongst others) also have other apartments, ideal for the boys. We headed off to Ogmore by Sea to catch the guests arriving and waited for the arrival of the bride – quite a long time! The wait was worth it, of course, Gwenno and the bridesmaids looked absolutely beautiful. A packed barn watched a delightful bi-lingual ceremony and everyone joined in to sing the beautiful Welsh folk song Ar Lan y Môr. The special thing about The Barn at West Farm is that the reception is held in a very pretty marquee, tucked at the rear of the building. It looks out across the sea to the hills of Exmoor on the North Somerset coast. Quite a spectacular location for a wedding! Enjoy this slideshow of the wedding highlights: Barn at West Farm Wedding, Ogmore by Sea from Martin Phillips Studio on... read more

Hensol Castle Wedding Photographers

Hensol Castle Wedding Photographers This Summer as Hensol Castle Wedding Photographers we were delighted to photograph several Hensol Castle Weddings. The splendid wedding of Victoria and Oliver started with the ceremony in Holy Cross Church in Cowbridge. A magnificent reception followed at Hensol Castle photographed by Hensol Castle Wedding Photographers, Martin and Jules Phillips. We are delighted to share our pictures of Victoria and Oliver’s wedding day. It all started at the family house, then moved on to Holy Cross church in Cowbridge for the main event. The rain was biblical for the guest arrivals, a[[ flood in the road outside church tested the ingenuity of the ushers to the limit. Luckily the limit for ex Millfield boys is pretty high! Martin and our favourite videographer Richard Shelton of Aurora Films got quite soggy, waiting for Victoria’s Arrival. Victoria and her Dad finally arrived, delayed only slightly as they tried to leave the house in the rain storm. Happily the sun began to shine just as the vicar came out of church, he gave us one of the best days of the Summer! Hensol Castle just gets better each year, it looks truly spectacular in Summer sunshine. Each time we visit there have been more improvements to the building. There were huge swathes of very beautiful flowers everywhere, thanks to Hilary’s Flowers of Abergavenny. Thanks also to Liz Jones of Chair Covers and Bows for the amazing tables and chairs decorations. It all started with a rainstorm in Cowbridge and ended with a glorious sunset at Hensol Castle. It’s definitely one of our favourite wedding venues in South Wales! Enjoy Victoria and Oliver’s wedding slideshow, a highlights reel of our favourite images from the day. Hensol Castle Wedding from Martin Phillips Studio on Vimeo. Hensol Castle... read more

Hensol Castle Wedding South Wales

Hensol Castle Wedding South Wales – a preWedding photoshoot for Victoria and Oliver We like to meet up with each of our wedding clients a month or so before their Hensol Castle Wedding South Wales. It was a warm and sunny day in early April when we spent an afternoon at one of our favourite locations with Victoria and Oliver. It’s a very valuable time forging a closer relationship with our delightful couples. Soon we will spend a whole day photographing the happy couple and their family and friends, in some of the most emotional and personal moments of their lives. We know that the time and effort at this stage will produce beautiful and natural wedding photographs. It also makes the experience more relaxed and enjoyable for Victoria and Oliver. We photograph weddings at Hensol Castle several times a year and yet it never fails to inspire us with it’s beautiful landscaped gardens and lake. We will soon be spending a whole day and evening photographing this beautiful pair in such amazing surroundings. You can take a look at their wedding photographs here: Hensol Castle Wedding South Wales A favourite location for many of our clients is Dunraven Bay. Also known locally as Southerndown Beach, it offers not just a beach but also a beautiful walled garden and woodland. Here are just a few of my personal favourites from the couple of hours we spent together.   Hensol Castle Wedding South... read more


Martin these are absolutely amazing! We were quite speechless when we looked through – and how quickly did you turn all these around?! Each photo is just so beautiful, I can already tell it’s going to be very difficult narrowing down to pictures for the album. Although Alistair can use some of them to piece together his memory which is somewhat hazy later in the evening after the Japanese whisky!!

Glad you guys had fun and got to see the fireworks etc later 🙂 I can’t believe how efficient you were taking portraits either, it felt like we spent most of the time enjoying the reception rather than posing for pictures but yet there are so many fantastic ones here!
We’re off to start our honeymoon proper tomorrow after a few days up in North Wales, thanks so much again for sharing these with us so quickly and for both being so lovely and friendly and sociable on the day 🙂
Zoe and Al xx

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Wow…. just WOW!

Hi Martin and Jules,
We have just done as suggested, sat, with a very acceptable glass of Barossa valley shiraz, some nice music and looked at both the Southerndown and Buckland Hall photos. They are AMAZING! you’ve transformed us and really captured our memories of the day. It will take us some time to come up with our best 100.
Hope the weather has been nice and the surf pumping since we have been gone!

Kind regards,
Han and Laurie xx

Wedding at Buckland Hall, Brecon

We both wanted to say thank you so much for our amazing pictures! We’re so happy to have such a lovely record of our day and of course of all the little details and things that we missed in the haze. The scenery looks absolutely stunning, and your pictures really do show a fabulous eye for moody skies, the beautiful hills and mountains of the Beacons!

Thank you too for being so unobtrusive and working round a bride who was getting rather tense before the ceremony, as the minutes just seemed to tick by faster and faster… I’m really pleased with the way you captured so many really lovely natural pictures of us and our guests.

The ones by the gates are lovely, the pair of us with my nephews, us in front of the black doors, in the flower meadow … well, there are so many lovely pictures . And I’m very glad to have a lovely vivid reminder of my beautiful flowers and my dress blowing in the breeze. Everyone I’ve shown has been really impressed, we really lucked out with finding you both. Fabulous wedding pictures and none of the really unimaginative clichéd stuff we really didn’t want. So thank you very much once again!

With best wishes, Philippa and Colin

Wedding at Brynich Barn, Brecon

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Re-live the fun and adventure of your recent Engagement or preWedding photoshoot. If you have ordered an Album package you will be sent a download link to the hi-res images – free of charge. You may also order professional prints and other photographic products direct with our print lab.

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View Our Wedding Galleries

Here you can explore full image galleries of our recent weddings. If you were a guest, please feel free to browse through pictures of the day. You may also order professional prints and other photographic products direct with our print lab. A password may be required for protected galleries.

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We are excited to talk with you about your wedding ideas and about how we will capture the emotion and magical moments of your day. Visit our Porthcawl studio and chat over a nice cuppa! Please contact us via the wedding contact form to ensure an informed and quick response by email. We won’t phone you unless asked, but do include your address so we know whether a local meeting is possible!

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South Wales Wedding Photographer covers all of South Wales, West Wales, Mid Wales and the UK, especially Swansea, Gower, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Port Talbot, Neath, Bridgend, Vale of Glamorgan, Mid Glamorgan, Cardiff, Newport, Monmouth, Brecon, Abergavenny, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Somerset, Bath, Bristol and Destination Weddings to France, Spain, Balearic Islands of Ibiza and Majorca, Italy including Tuscany, Rome, Sardinia, Venice and Lake Garda, Greece and the Greek Islands including Mykonos and Santorini, Thailand, Caribbean including St Lucia, Cuba and Mexico, Australia and New Zealand.