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I met Nikki and her mum a few years ago at a Margam orangery showcase. Mum was pretty adamant that they should book me after seeing our fashion & wedding photography before! This kinda was a case of mom knows best & Nikki did not need any encouragement to book us for her wedding photography Margam orangery!
I always get excited about wedding photography & meeting my bride & grooms but wedding photography at Margam orangery just excites me beyond belief! The photography possibilities there are amazing. Margam castle photography is just spectacular & the grounds & gardens of Margam Orangery are just amazing for wedding photography!
How long have you guys been together & how did you meet?
We met through a friend and had our first ever date at a bar in Uplands Swansea. We have been together 4 and a half years.
Tell us a little about your day- how you felt and what made it special for you.
We had the most amazing wedding day. As the bride I felt like a princess walking down the aisle in Margam Orangery. Seeing all of our family together was a true delight. Also seeing our two little boys in their suits was the cutest! Margam Orangery wedding photography is just the best!
Where did you get married and why did you choose the venue?
We got married at & had our wedding photography at Margam Orangery in Port Talbot. We chose the venue because it meant a lot to both of us. It was where Mark proposed! Margam Orangery is the most beautiful place and we couldn’t have imagined getting married anywhere else. The location is absolutely incredible for wedding photography too so we definitely took advantage of that.
Who was your venue decorator?
We chose Swansea Wedding Decorators for our decoration. We chose burgundy with greens and whites for our colourscheme as we felt it complimented Margam beautifully. They did the most amazing job and was everything and more that we imagined.
Who supplied the suits and was there any special details or colours? (website if possible please)
Dyfed mens wear supplied the suits. Mark chose one of the most traditional suits which was an amazing choice. Everyone looked so smart!
Who was your dress designer and/or supplier.
Chic and elegant is where I purchased my dress. Linda was absolutely amazing and helped to find my dream dress. I knew straight away that the dress was for me. Would highly recommend! It just looks incredible in our wedding photography in Margam Orangery.
Who was your makeup artist
I had 2 different makeup artists. One was Natasha Hobbs MUA. And the other was Tasha Louise MUA. Natasha did MOB MOG and the bride and Tasha Louise did the bridesmaids. Both did an amazing job! It makes such a difference to the wedding photography.
Who was your hair stylist
I had 2 fantastic hairstylists Jennifer and Natasha from The Empire a Salon situated in llansamlet Swansea.
What cars/ transport did you have?
Exquisite bridal cars supplied the wedding cars. We had an vintage Royale Windsor Landaulette Silver. It was just the perfect wedding day car & looked amazing outside the orangery & in our wedding photographs!
Who made your cake?
A family friend called Steffi made our wedding cake exactly how we wanted it.
Who was your florist? Please describe any special features (Website if possible please)
Swansea Wedding Decorators supplied our flowers for us. We wanted a wild effect so we had bergundy and white roses with lots of greenery. Delighted with the outcome.
Who was your stationery supplier?
My mother handmade our wedding favours. We also supplied our own guest book and personalised our own pens. I think its lovely to have some hand made touches at your wedding.
Who was your jewellery designer?
My wedding jewellery was bought for me by one of my bridesmaids.
What brand were your shoes & what did you love about them?
I actually bought my shoes from New Look! They were very comfortable and looked amazing.
Was there anything else that you feel made your day truly special or any other comments to share?
Mark is from Scotland so it was amazing that his family who live in Scotland were able to travel and join us on our wedding day. Just having our entire family and friends together was truly incredible and seeing our children mesmerized by the whole day was perfect.
Tell us a little about Justin Harris Photography your wedding photography Margam Orangery
Justin Harris made our day as comfortable as possible. He did everything to make sure he got the right shots and perfect pictures. He managed to turn a miserable rainy day in to what looked so romantically picture perfect. We were all extremely impressed with Justin’s wedding photography Margam orangery. The best choice we made!
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I just love shooting at Salon Cymru- & Salon Cymru 2016 was no exception! It’s been about 5 or 6 years since I joined the team to photograph & record the event & every year I am consistently amazed at the talent I see.
This year we had a new venue- Y Plas, the Cardiff students union on Park Place. I must say it is a great venue & I liked the look of it to shoot some funky fashion images with all the colour backgrounds & textures everywhere!
The hair stylists, hairdressers make up artists & barbers all worked so hard preparing for the competition & it is just amazing to have them in our mobile photography studio for some headshots & hair & beauty photography. As always due to the numbers I don’t get very long to shoot the individual & models etc but its fantastic to see the results on our large iMac screen immediately & to see their faces as they view the images!
Thanks as always to http://www.isatraining.co.uk
This is a very small selection of my favourite photos from Salon Cymru 2016.
Full gallery to view & purchase images can be found here- http://clients.justinharrisphotography.co.uk/saloncymru2016-3189810/
It was a great honour to of been asked to attend this years Wales Hair & Beauty Show 2016 & to set up a studio to photograph the extremely talented contestants.
As always at these sort of competitions I was blown away by the standards of all involved & even tho we don’t get very long to photograph each model or retouch the images I think you’ll agree the results speak for themselves.
As a hair, beauty & fashion photographer I am lucky enough to work with & photograph with some of the most talented people in the country & these guys were well up there!
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Another spectacular show with ISA training at this years Salon Cymru! 2015 has been another year of outstanding talent. Here at Justin Harris Photography we are so proud to support ISA Training & honoured to be shooting with such a talented stylists, hairdressers & barbers. We don’t get very long to shoot the individual headshots & models etc but I think what we get is rather amazing & hope all the trainees are proud of what they have achieved! Looking forward already to Salon Cymru next year.