PHIL REES PHOTOGRAPHY: Blog https://www.philreesphotography.co.uk/blog en-us (C) Phil Rees Photography, North Wales Wedding Photographer phil@philreesphotography.co.uk (PHIL REES PHOTOGRAPHY) Sun, 24 Jun 2018 11:39:00 GMT Sun, 24 Jun 2018 11:39:00 GMT Beth & Phil's Shrewsbury Wedding https://www.philreesphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/6/beth-phils-shrewsbury-wedding Albright-Hussey-BPAlbright-Hussey-BP

A few images from Beth & Phil’s wedding on a beautiful day in May at Albright Hussey Manor Hotel. The chance to get a summery feel back into my photography was all the more welcome after the poor spring weather we had, when it looked like summer may never come.  And I’m sure that oilseed rape farmers will be just as relieved and happy as wedding photographers!

There’s some more images from Beth & Phil’s wedding in the Wedding Galleries 

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phil@philreesphotography.co.uk (PHIL REES PHOTOGRAPHY) Shrewsbury Wedding Photography Wedding Photographers Wrexham https://www.philreesphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/6/beth-phils-shrewsbury-wedding Sun, 24 Jun 2018 11:39:02 GMT
Fearn & Andy's Pre-wedding shoot https://www.philreesphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/6/fearn-andys-pre-wedding-shoot Fearn&AndyFearn&AndySunday evening sunshine My second 'engagement shoot' of the week - great fun in the Sunday evening sunshine in amongst the buttercups with Fearn and Andy.

Engagement or pre-Wedding Shoots are a great way of breaking the ice before the big day; perfect to get accustomed to the camera and how your photographer works, and to settle any nerves and make sure that your wedding day photos are full of those natural, relaxed expressions that reflect the emotion of the day.

My premium package includes an engagement shoot, but it can added as an option with the other packages. Or if you haven't yet chosen your photographer, it can be used as a trial to help you decide.

Just drop me a line please if you'd like to know more on phil@philreesphotography.co.uk

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phil@philreesphotography.co.uk (PHIL REES PHOTOGRAPHY) engagement shoot north wales north wales wedding photographer https://www.philreesphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/6/fearn-andys-pre-wedding-shoot Sun, 17 Jun 2018 13:45:51 GMT
Becky & Scott's Engagement Shoot https://www.philreesphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/6/becky-scotts-engagement-shoot Becky & Scott at Soughton HallBecky&Scottat Soughton Hall

A few images from a nice relaxed summer's evening shoot for a lovely couple, ahead of their wedding at Soughton Hall later this year - I know it's going to be a real pleasure to shoot it, and can't wait! 

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phil@philreesphotography.co.uk (PHIL REES PHOTOGRAPHY) engagement shoot north wales north wales wedding photographer https://www.philreesphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/6/becky-scotts-engagement-shoot Sun, 17 Jun 2018 13:34:34 GMT
Laura https://www.philreesphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/6/lauras-bridal-preparations Llyndir-Hall-WeddingLlyndir-Hall-Wedding Laura, preparing for her wedding at St.Paul's, Pentre Broughton, and Llyndir Hall.

The images are now in the wedding galleries at : Perfect Day at Llyndir Hall

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phil@philreesphotography.co.uk (PHIL REES PHOTOGRAPHY) wedding photographers wrexham https://www.philreesphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/6/lauras-bridal-preparations Sun, 03 Jun 2018 12:54:12 GMT
Danyel & Luca's Delamere Manor Wedding https://www.philreesphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/5/danyel-lucas-delamere-manor-wedding Delamere-Manor-Wedding-PhotDelamere-Manor-Wedding-Phot

Danyel & Luca at their Delamere Manor, Cheshire wedding on Easter Monday. There's more of their images in the galleries - select Weddings, Wedding Galleries from the menu above

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phil@philreesphotography.co.uk (PHIL REES PHOTOGRAPHY) delamere manor wedding photography wedding photographers wrexham https://www.philreesphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/5/danyel-lucas-delamere-manor-wedding Wed, 02 May 2018 14:51:17 GMT
Paula & Roy's White Wedding https://www.philreesphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/3/paula-roys-white-wedding Ruthin_Wedding_1It's a nice dayfor a white wedding Ruthin_Wedding_2Ruthin_Wedding_2 On a snowy Saturday, in the week of 'Storm Emma', Paula & Roy were married at St.Garmon's, Llanarmon yn Iâl, with receptions at Vale Country Club, Rhuthun. The images from their daffodil and tartan themed Welsh/Scottish wedding are in the galleries here : A nice day for a white wedding 

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phil@philreesphotography.co.uk (PHIL REES PHOTOGRAPHY) ruthin wedding photography wedding photographers north wales https://www.philreesphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/3/paula-roys-white-wedding Sun, 25 Mar 2018 19:12:24 GMT
Fireworks at Grosvenor Pulford Hotel https://www.philreesphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/1/fireworks-at-grosvenor-pulford-hotel Wedding-FireworksWedding-Fireworks

 

Finishing the 2017 Wedding Season with a bang, at Tasha & Tyler's Grosvenor Pulford November 5th Wedding.

Their images are now in the gallery here : Grosvenor Pulford Wedding Fireworks 

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phil@philreesphotography.co.uk (PHIL REES PHOTOGRAPHY) grosvenor pulford wedding photography wedding photographers wrexham https://www.philreesphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/1/fireworks-at-grosvenor-pulford-hotel Tue, 02 Jan 2018 23:23:46 GMT
Katy & Glenn at Bodysgallen Hall https://www.philreesphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/1/katy-glenn-at-bodysgallen-hall Bodysgallen-Hall-WeddingBodysgallen-Hall-Wedding

Bodysgallen Hall in Llandudno is a lovely venue - possibly the best in North Wales for smaller weddings?

Katy & Glenn's wedding there at the end of October was an absolute joy to cover - not just because they're such a modest, unassuming couple, but because I've known Glenn literally since he was born, and having already covered his sister's wedding earlier in the year, already knew many of the guests too. 

You can see some more images here : Katy & Glenn's Bodysgallen Hall Wedding

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phil@philreesphotography.co.uk (PHIL REES PHOTOGRAPHY) bodysgallen hall wedding photography wedding photographers wrexham https://www.philreesphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/1/katy-glenn-at-bodysgallen-hall Tue, 02 Jan 2018 01:04:23 GMT
Game, Set & a very good match. https://www.philreesphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/11/game-set-a-very-good-match Wild-Pheasant-WeddingLydiia & Simon's Wild Pheasant WeddingAdvantage Lydia !

 

Not something you see every day, is it?

But for a couple who met playing mixed doubles, and whose lives revolve around tennis, it was inevitable and completely fitting that the sport should feature heavily in their big day. Their theme included the Wimbledon colours of purple and green, and the front lawn at the Wild Pheasant, Llangollen became Centre Court.

Great fun, and part of a very memorable day for a likeable couple that I've loved working with.

(There's some more of their images in Weddings, Galleries if you want a look).

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phil@philreesphotography.co.uk (PHIL REES PHOTOGRAPHY) wedding photographers wrexham https://www.philreesphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/11/game-set-a-very-good-match Fri, 10 Nov 2017 14:30:28 GMT
Grosvenor Pulford's Asian Garden https://www.philreesphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/10/grosvenor-pulfords-asian-garden Grosvenor-Pulford-Wedding-PhotographyGrosvenor-Pulford-Wedding-Photography

 

From Sally & Gordon's wedding at the Grosvenor Pulford Hotel.

It's been a while since I've shot in the Asian Garden. I quite like the original traditional garden too, with its weeping willows, but on a sunny day the Asian Garden with its vibrant colours comes into its own. The acers are amazing!

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phil@philreesphotography.co.uk (PHIL REES PHOTOGRAPHY) grosvenor pulford wedding wedding photographers wrexham https://www.philreesphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/10/grosvenor-pulfords-asian-garden Mon, 02 Oct 2017 22:45:06 GMT
Nicole & Kane's Eccleston Village Hall Wedding https://www.philreesphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/9/nicole-kanes-eccleston-village-hall-wedding Nicole&Kane1Nicole&Kane1Plemstall Church & Eccleston Village Hall Nicole&Kane2Nicole&Kane2Plemstall Church & Eccleston Village Hall

 

A few images from a truly awesome wedding!

Nicole & Kane were married at the lovely little sandstone church of St. Peter's  in Plemstall, near Mickle Trafford, Chester, with receptions at Eccleston Village Hall.

Nicole's an avid book reader, and chose a literary theme for the day, with invites and order of service in the style of the iconic Penguin book covers, and cocktails that were puns on famous titles (Tequila Mockingbird, The Adventures of Huckleberry Gin ... ).  Add an E-type Jag for the trip from church to Eccleston (with the bridesmaids in a VW Campervan) and some other great touches, and it all added up to a great theme.

However well you plan the day though, for me the success of a wedding is down to the atmosphere & feel of the day, and that's something you can't pre-plan. But they had that too. In abundance. An absolutely lovely couple, and a fantastic group of friends and family (from Chester, Liverpool, Glasgow and the US) who made the day something truly special! 

Their images are in the gallery here : Nicole & Kane's Chester Wedding Photography

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phil@philreesphotography.co.uk (PHIL REES PHOTOGRAPHY) wedding photographers chester wedding photographers wrexham https://www.philreesphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/9/nicole-kanes-eccleston-village-hall-wedding Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:31:49 GMT
Where it began, I can't begin to knowin' ... https://www.philreesphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/8/where-it-began-i-cant-begin-to-knowin Sarah-&-Bridesmaids-at-Rossett-HallSarah & her bridesmaidsGood times never seemed so good

 

A bit of fun with the bridesmaids at Sarah & Steve's wedding at Rossett Hall recently.

Just as we were gathering the girls together, and moving round to the other side of the hotel (by Oscar's) to do the photos, the wedding singer was singing 'Sweet Caroline'. So we kind of took it with us, and got the bridesmaids to sing it for us.

It worked quite well. So I've done it at a couple of other weddings since, and it's become a bit of a thing, for now at least!

There's some more images from Sarah & Steve's wedding here : Sarah & Steve's Rossett Hall Wedding

p.s. We also do formal, posed group photos. Sometimes.

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phil@philreesphotography.co.uk (PHIL REES PHOTOGRAPHY) rossett hall wedding photography wedding photographers wrexham https://www.philreesphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/8/where-it-began-i-cant-begin-to-knowin Wed, 09 Aug 2017 17:12:55 GMT
Hafod Farm, Betws y Coed https://www.philreesphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/8/hafod-farm-betws-y-coed Hafod-Farm-WeddingHafod Farm WeddingPriodas yn Fferm yr Hafod, Eryri

 

I love Snowdonia, and have spent many hours there walking in the mountains. So Hafod Farm, between Betws-y-Coed and Llanrwst, a chilled-out country venue with its backdrop of the Gwydir Forest, has been on my list of ‘venues I’d like to shoot at’ for some time.

The chance came with Kelsey & Glynn’s wedding, and it didn’t disappoint – a perfectly relaxed day in glorious weather, and with a festival feel with many of the guests camping and caravanning in the grounds for the whole weekend. 

Their images are now in the galleries, if you'd like a little look. 

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phil@philreesphotography.co.uk (PHIL REES PHOTOGRAPHY) hafod farm wedding wedding photographers north wales https://www.philreesphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/8/hafod-farm-betws-y-coed Sun, 06 Aug 2017 19:56:26 GMT
Ceri & Jack's wedding at All Saints', Gresford and Plas Hafod https://www.philreesphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/6/ceri-jacks-wedding-at-all-saints-gresford-and-plas-hafod Ceri-and-JackCeri-and-Jackor Ceri & Todd if you prefer !

 

The images from Ceri & Jack’s wedding are now in the wedding galleries – check them out here : Ceri & Jack

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phil@philreesphotography.co.uk (PHIL REES PHOTOGRAPHY) Gresford wedding Plas Hafod Wedding Wedding Photographers Wrexham https://www.philreesphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/6/ceri-jacks-wedding-at-all-saints-gresford-and-plas-hafod Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:29:40 GMT
Albums ... love them! https://www.philreesphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/6/albums-love-them Hannah-Adam-Page1Hannah-Adam-Page1 Hannah-Adam-Page2Hannah-Adam-Page2 Hannah-Adam-Page3Hannah-Adam-Page3

Next to actually shooting a wedding, designing albums is definitely a favourite bit of this job. And I love delivering them to clients too! 

It's the culmination of the whole process, and not much compares with seeing their excitement as they see their wedding photos displayed in something that they and their family will treasure for years to come. An album is just so much more tangible than a set of digital files. 

Mine are usually from Graphistudio's range. They're hand-made in Italy, and a quality product with a massive range of cover & customisation options so that no two albums need be the same.  My packages include a very wide range of options as standard, and all albums are supplied in custom presentation boxes - that's not always the case, and some photographers only provide them as an add-on at additional cost - worth remembering if you're comparing photographers' prices, to ensure that you're comparing like with like.

At my studio at the Plassey, I've got a range of sample albums, and swatches of the available cover materials. Please feel free to pop up sometime to have a look!

(The images above are an extract from Hannah & Adam's, from their weddiing at Tower Hill Barns last August)

 

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phil@philreesphotography.co.uk (PHIL REES PHOTOGRAPHY) graphistudio storybook albums wedding albums https://www.philreesphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/6/albums-love-them Tue, 20 Jun 2017 22:51:23 GMT
Engagement and Pre-Wedding Shoots https://www.philreesphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/4/engagement-and-pre-wedding-shoots Stacey&Neil1Stacey&Neil1Engagement Shoot at the Plassey, Wrexham Stacey&Neil2Stacey&Neil2Engagement Shoot at the Plassey, Wrexham A busy Easter weekend coming up, with a family shoot and 2 engagement shoot, and a few other bits besides.

Engagement shoots are a great way to 'break the ice' before the big day, and the Plassey where I'm based has plenty of scope and a great range of natural backgrounds to use, in the quiet corners that the public don't normally get to.

Here's one I made earlier ... from Stacey & Neil's shoot back in November. There's just another month or so to go before they tie the knot !

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phil@philreesphotography.co.uk (PHIL REES PHOTOGRAPHY) Engagement Shoot Wrexham Wedding Photographers Wrexham https://www.philreesphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/4/engagement-and-pre-wedding-shoots Thu, 13 Apr 2017 15:36:34 GMT
My Wrexham Wedding - a new venture https://www.philreesphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/3/my-wrexham-wedding---a-new-venture My-Wrexham-WeddingMy-Wrexham-WeddingWedding Directory & information resource for Brides and Grooms in Wrexham area

Well, new to me anyway.

The My Wrexham Wedding website was set up in 2012 by Natalie Edwards, and has always been the best site of its kind in the area. But because of work & family commitments, Natalie's no longer able to give it the time it needs ... so I'm going to have a go!

If you're familiar with the site, you'll know that Natalie’s formula for it has worked well, so I’m not planning on changing it too much – it has the definitive listing of wedding fairs in the area, and it’s a great way for brides and grooms to find wedding suppliers, and to read about other people’s experiences. So we’ll keep all that, but I’m aiming to build on it with the new ‘Help and Advice’ pages, which will grow in the coming months. And there’s a few other ideas taking shape too.

The website's had a bit of makeover and you can see the new layout at www.mywrexhamwedding.co.uk  Pop over and have a look, and if you're planning a wedding, come and join us on Facebook ?

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phil@philreesphotography.co.uk (PHIL REES PHOTOGRAPHY) My Wrexham Wedding Wedding Planning Website Wedding directory https://www.philreesphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/3/my-wrexham-wedding---a-new-venture Fri, 31 Mar 2017 16:31:16 GMT
Sisters ! https://www.philreesphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/3/sisters Rhian, Ffiona & NerysThree sisters. one photographer !

Three sisters, one photographer.

I've just taken a booking from someone who's sister's wedding I shot a few years back. Which reminded me of these three lovely ladies. 

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phil@philreesphotography.co.uk (PHIL REES PHOTOGRAPHY) Montgomeryshire Wedding Photography https://www.philreesphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/3/sisters Fri, 31 Mar 2017 14:42:58 GMT
The things people say ... https://www.philreesphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/1/the-things-people-say Lovely to receive this first thing this morning - a perfect start to a Monday morning, and to the week !

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phil@philreesphotography.co.uk (PHIL REES PHOTOGRAPHY) Wedding Photography Recommendation https://www.philreesphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/1/the-things-people-say Mon, 30 Jan 2017 10:08:57 GMT
Ruby & Paul's Llangollen Railway Wedding https://www.philreesphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/1/ruby-pauls-llangollen-railway-wedding Llangollen-Railway-Wedding-Ruby & Paul's Llangollen Railway WeddingFirst Class, on the 15.10 to Corwen Llangollen-Rail-Wedding-2Llangollen-Rail-Wedding-2 Just catching up a bit now that we're out of the main wedding season, so a chance to share some of Ruby & Paul's wedding photography, from their awesome & quite different big day at Llangollen Railway. Ruby arrived by carriage from Abbey Farm (where the evening reception would be held) for the ceremony in the Henry Robertson suite. Then a few group photos on Platform 2, before catching the 15.10 train for afternoon tea, and jumping off at Carrog for the 'couple shots' while the train went on to Corwen to turn round.

Ruby & Paul met at Drama School, and were probably the easiest couple I've ever worked with - they had some great ideas, and I think they directed me, more than the other way around! Great fun, lovely couple, First Class day and just the ticket! 

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phil@philreesphotography.co.uk (PHIL REES PHOTOGRAPHY) Llangollen Railway Wedding Photography https://www.philreesphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/1/ruby-pauls-llangollen-railway-wedding Thu, 26 Jan 2017 19:07:28 GMT