Abi & Derry - Clearwell Castle

Abi first contacted me in Spring about her and Derry’s wedding in 2020, then a week or so later thanks to a cancellation at Clearwell Castle it was brought forward to this summer!

After a quick meet up, everything was booked in, and we schedule our pre wedding shoot.

Abi suggested Canop Ponds. Iv not been there since I was a child, and was a great place to shoot as you can see below!

The wedding was an absolute joy to photograph. Clearwell Castle is stunning, and provides a versatile and comfortable setting, and a beautiful backdrop for photos, but mostly it was a joy to work with Abi, Derry and their lovely friends and family.

The weather played ball for most of the day, as well as giving a huge downpour which we used to our advantage in the umbrella shot you can see in the gallery below.

I hope you enjoy the VLOG and gallery below.

Video Diary

Take a look behind the scenes

Testimonials

The way he captured moments was really magical!

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If we could give Lee 10* we would! I remember sitting at my friends house looking for a wedding photographer and stumbles across Lee on google, he had a video on his website and it made me tear up! The way he captured moments was really magical. I messaged him straight away and had my heart set on him being our wedding photographer. He replied to my email very quickly and with a very friendly and professional response. His prices and packages were really good, offering something for everyone! We exchanged quite a few emails discussing dates and other details. Lee then offered to come out and meet Derry and I. This confirmed to me he was definitely the photographer for us, so we booked him for our day! As part of our package we got an engagement shoot that put me at ease as I’m not ‘a natural’ when it comes to be photographed. The pictures were amazing and we were both so pleased and couldn’t wait for the big day! Finally the wedding day arrived and Lee arrived promptly and came up to see us as we were getting ready, he has a natural ability to make himself feel like everyone’s friend whilst almost not even being in the room! Several of the shots I was amazed at as I hadn’t even realised he was there getting them! Throughout the whole day he was amazing, coming up with cool ideas for shots whilst making friends with everyone! I couldn’t even count how many people said how lovely he was. Anyway.. later that evening we already had several amazing images sent to us! We couldn’t wait to see more but thought it would be a week or two! Nope! Lee had all our photos with us within 3 days!! We couldn’t stop smiling as we looked through them all, after sharing them with our friends and family everyone was so happy with all the images! We really can’t thank you enough for capturing our day the way you did. It means we will always have so many of the amazing moments captured! I just hope that we get to come to some more weddings where you’re the photographer so we can get a few more shots haha! But on a serious note you did a fantastic job and we couldn’t rate you more highly!

Abi & Derry

Photography As Unique As You Are

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I tell your wedding story naturally and creatively. No awkward poses, no saying cheese. My goal is for you to feel like you have a friend as your photographer, and by doing that I capture you at your most you.

I truly invest in my couples, spending time to understand what makes you tick. Even if you don’t really know what you want, in a brief chat over coffee I will understand how best to approach your day, resulting in you being relaxed and able to enjoy your wedding and resulting in a set of images tailored to you.

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