wedding Photographer North Wales & UK elopement photographer

beautiful and totally stress free wedding & elopement photography

Wedding & Elopement Photographer based in glorious Wales

For laid-back couples who are doing things their way!

Hey there, I’m Babs, an experienced Wedding Photographer North Wales & UK Elopement Photographer, here to help couples just like you with their wedding and elopement photography in Wales & across the whole of the UK.

Photographing intimate, spontaneous, raw & unforgettable moments of your wedding or elopement day in the UK is my absolute passion!

When you get married or elope to Wales I will make sure the whole process is totally STRESSFREE!

Snowdonia elopement photography

Wales Wedding & Elopement Photographer

I love photographing couples in love and dreamy and adventurous elopements in Snowdonia, one of the UK’s last remaining true wildernesses. The natural beauty of Snowdonia National Park is breathtaking and it’s perfect for those wanting a small wedding or a micro wedding in Wales. My Snowdonia Elopement Guide covers everything from elopement venues in Wales to how to plan an elopement to the best places to elope in the UK and what to do in Snowdonia after your elopement or on your honeymoon – perfect for an elopement wedding or a small wedding in the UK!

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North Wales Wedding & Elopement Photographer

I also love photographing barn weddings, tipi weddings and DIY weddings in Wales! My style of photography is perfect for small intimate weddings and micro weddings at romantic wedding venues such as Penarth Fawr in Pwllheli and The Gwenfrewi Project in Gwytherin. And I also really love photographing weddings at super scenic wedding venues in Wales like Tyn Dwr Hall on the edge of the Berwyn Mountains, Talhenbont Hall along the stunning Llyn Peninsular and The Barn at Llyn Gwynant. 

Hey there! I’m Babs!

North Wales Wedding Photographer

Wales and beyond.

A free-spirited, slightly clumsy but super relaxed professional wedding photographer North Wales & UK Elopement Photographer, based near Llangollen.

Planning on getting married in Wales or considering a UK elopement wedding?

i’m here to help!

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stressfree documentary wedding & elopement photography in Wales

If you want a stressfree wedding or elopement photography experience – I’m an easy-going North Wales Wedding & & Elopement Photographer based near Llangollen, close to the Clwydian Range.

I specialise in photographing laid-back couples on their wedding days in Wales or adventurous elopements anywhere in the UK!

My husband is an active member of our local Mountain Rescue Team and we have found some truly spectacular off-the-beaten-path locations that make for super adventurous pre or post-wedding photography sessions (included in my wedding photography packages). I’m forever scouting out new locations for one-off epic backdrops in your wedding or elopement photographs, and can help you plan all aspects of your perfect NO STRESS wedding or elopement in Wales!

Beautiful Wedding Photography in North Wales

Currently planning a wedding in a beautiful country house? You may be looking for a really relaxed Wedding & Elopement Photographer in Wales to capture your super scenic wedding in an authentic and beautiful way. Maybe you’re tempted to have a relaxed countryside pub wedding in the Ceiriog Valley? Do you LOVE human connections, raw emotions, laughter & romance and are looking for a local wedding photographer North Wales | UK Elopement Photographer to document your beautiful day?

No Stress Wedding Elopement Photography in North Wales & beyond

Wales Wedding Photography

We just received our wedding photos back and are completely blown away!! Babs managed to capture so many sweet moments throughout the day without us even realising she was doing it! Her photography style is laid back and relaxed which made for some naturally beautiful, candid shots without all of the awkward posing! Not only are her photos amazing but she was incredibly patient with us throughout the craziness of the day and was happy to go with the flow when things were running behind. We couldn’t be happier with how all of our photos turned out and would highly recommend hiring Babs as your wedding photographer in Wales!

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Wales is famous for its rugged coastlines and awe-inspiring National Parks and it’s a pretty cool country to live in or visit. We have some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and the country is friendly, with distinctive traditions, heritage and culture. We like a good sing song and myths and legends and Snowdonia’s rustic charm makes it the perfect destination elopement location

Wales’ rawness magically draws you in and its epic backdrops make for romantic small weddings and elopements straight out of a fairytale.

Not sure where to start planning a UK elopement wedding or micro wedding in Wales?

Don’t worry, I got you covered!

Take a look at my guides and start planning straight away!

The Ultimate Snowdonia Elopement Guide





Everything you need to know to start planning your dream elopement in Wales!

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Voted one of the best wedding photographers in North Wales,

I don’t believe that one size fits all. I offer half and full day wedding photography packages, ceremony only, UK elopement photography packages, and I also have hourly rates.

It’s my absolute passion to provide documentary wedding photography in North Wales that tells the whole story of your day so that you can remember & relive every single moment of your most memorable day through your photographs – FOREVER!

adventure couple photography

Let me take you on a unique mini-adventure for your couple session or engagement photoshoot in Wales, exploring off-the-beaten-paths in some of Snowdonia’s most ruggedly charming scenery! Walking around Llyn Llygad Rheidol, hiking up Snowdon, taking a boat or a kayak on a beautiful river – perfect for celebrating your wedding anniversary, spending quality time together on your pre-wedding photoshoot or post-wedding photography session or hang out with me in a beautiful location in Wales JUST FOR FUN!!

Snowdonia proposal photography

Snowdonia Proposal Photographer

Once in a lifetime secret & surprise proposal photography against some of the most dramatic backdrops Snowdonia has on offer! I’ll help you plan and pull off an unforgettable outdoor proposal adventure in an epic location to create memories that’ll last an absolute  lifetime. Whether you’ve always dreamt of a proposal on top of Snowdon or prefer a beautiful proposal on Newborough Beach – having stunning photographs of your perfect wedding proposal is the biggest gift you can give one another!

The best wedding venues in North Wales

We’re properly spoilt when it comes to breathtakingly stunning beauty spots in Wales and so it comes as no surprise at all that North Wales Wedding Venues are no exception! From medieval banquets at Ruthin Castle to Michelin starred feasts at Tyddyn Llan – there are wedding venues to suit everyone!

Say *I Do* in a beautiful barn on the shores of Llyn Gwynant or elope in Wales and get married in St Cwyfan’s Church in the sea – getting married or eloping in Wales could be your biggest adventure yet!

Snowdonia Elopement Photography

As a UK elopement photographer who specialises in elopements in Wales, I know this charming little National Park like the back of my hand and am happy to guide you to some stunning off-the-beaten-path locations, away from the tourist traps. Home to Wales’ largest and busiest mountain, Snowdonia has 15 mountains over 3,000 ft and sees on average 350,000 visitors trying to walk up Snowdon every year. That’s a lot of people, right!?

The rugged charm of Snowdonia, the UK’s last remaining true wilderness, makes for epic wedding & elopement photographs and wedding portraits – no matter what the weather!

Honeymooning in Wales

Snowdonia is home to over 26,000 people. It’s full of super picturesque little villages like Betws-y-Coed and Beddgelert and they are just dang perfect if you’ve got your heart set on a UK elopement or a romantic break in Snowdonia for your honeymoon.

Here are the 15 best things to do in Snowdonia after your elopement or on your honeymoon. And don’t worry if there’s not enough time to fit everything in – perfect excuse to come back every year and explore even more of what North Wales has to offer, right!?

Why not book an adventure photoshoot in Wales for your anniversary? And even If I didn’t photograph your wedding day, there are so many good reasons why you should consider a post-wedding shoot!

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Babs Boardwell is a wedding & elopement photographer based in Llangollen, servicing Wales and the surrounding areas. Often provides services for weddings across the whole of the U.K. Specialises in capturing artistic portraits paired with unique storytelling moments to produce natural, romantic wedding photography. The Clwydian Range is home but available for travel across the whole of the U.K.