I'm a UK based wedding and elopement photographer covering mainly North Wales, with a passion for super scenic weddings - I work best with couples who want a truly unique once-in-a-lifetime wedding day.My style of wedding & elopement photography is great for couples who are doing things their way - I'm happy to help you plan a totally stress-free elopement experience right here in glorious Wales.
If you’re super laid-back and outdoorsy, and want a wedding photographer that can give you something a little bit extra and make you feel 100% non-awkward and not leave you feeling weird – I’m here for you! I also offer elopement photography & proposal planning services in Eryri (Snowdonia).
I’m Babs – easy-going, super relaxed Wedding Photographer in North Wales. I’m based close to the Clwydian Range (think scenic landscapes, historic little villages and lush green hills). I’d say my style of photography perfectly reflects who I am in real life – I always look out for dramatic views, prefer a bit of a slow & mindful approach to everything, don’t follow trends and I probably connect best with couples who respect & love the awesomeness of nature (and dogs) as much as I do. I enjoy watching people from all walks of life getting all the feels from quiet little moments and think that sets me up quite nicely to being the type of photographer you’d want for a beautiful & super romantic elopement in the UK. If a meaningful & memorable elopement or small outdoor wedding in Wales is for you and you value once-in-a-lifetime memories and beautiful photography – I’ll happily help you have the best wedding day experience here.
What exactly is an elopement? Start here!
Planning a coastal elopement in Pembrokeshire
Adventurous elopement with dogs and a wedding ceremony at Penarth Fawr
Having your dream wedding day absolutely does not mean you have to be restricted to using a venue or doing it the traditional way! Whether you’re dreaming of getting married here, eloping to Wales, celebrating a milestone in your relationship, or beginning your very own couple journey with a once-in-a-lifetime proposal – I will make sure the whole process is totally STRESSFREE!
I specialise in helping laid-back couples just like you plan extremely scenic and adventurous outdoor elopements and also photograph relaxed outdoor weddings. As the top elopement photographer in Wales, it’s my absolute passion to create beautiful elopement & wedding photography you’ll treasure forever!
If you’re dreaming of a totally stress-free, romantic outdoor elopement, an intimate wedding, memorable couple adventure photography, or a once-in-a-lifetime proposal experience in Wales or anywhere else in the UK but aren’t quite sure how to pull it off – I can help!
Voted one of the best elopement photographers in the UK, and featured in The Sunday Times, my wedding and elopement photography style is dreamy, romantic, creative, and a tad arty. Relaxed, unposed documentary wedding photography in Wales is my vibe and I absolutely LOVE an off-the-beaten-path adventure! Photographing intimate, spontaneous, raw & simply unforgettable moments of your wedding or elopement day in the UK is my absolute passion, and having helped & photographed lots of lovely couples already – I have lots of experience and local knowledge to draw on to help you plan an unforgettable experience!
voted one of the best wedding photographers in Wales
No Stress Wedding Elopement Photography in North Wales & beyond
Who are elopements in Wales for?
If you ever thought that maybe a super traditional wedding really isn’t for you but you love the great outdoors and travel and you want to combine both and have a wedding day you’ll never forget – elope to Wales! Bring your friends and/or family or spend a super relaxed romantic weekend with your dog(s) here, just the two of you. Just imagine the memories you’d make!!
Why elope to Wales?
We have some of the most ruggedly charming scenery the UK has on offer and are closer to London than the Lake District, Scotland, or Iceland! The people in Wales are super friendly and although you cannot legally elope in the great outdoors in England & Wales just yet – I know some of the most charming registry offices and ceremony venues only in Wales – just ask!
Is an elopement cheaper than a traditional wedding?
Expect to pay on average £30k if you’re having a big traditional shingding. Things are definitely cheaper if you choose an elopement in Wales using a ceremony-only venue or a registry office, leaving you free to spend as much money as you can afford and as much time as you can spare to plan a once-in-a-lifetime adventure wedding!
Can you get married on top of Snowdon or Cadair Idris?
Not legally in 2023. The law was changed ever so slightly in 2021 so that a licensed venue can now host outdoor weddings anywhere on their premises but if you want pictures somewhere more adventurous – you still have to get legally married first. Planning a once-in-a-lifetime legal ceremony/adventure/epic wedding pictures combo is where I come in!
Where do we even start?! If you are considering an adventure elopement, please do not look any further – BABS IS YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER!
Despite previous plans for a large wedding, we decided to elope and it was certainly the best decision we have ever made! Forget the stress and worry of planning YOUR big day to accommodate and entertain guests at your expense – elope instead, you will not regret it!!!
We found Babs after researching elopement photographers in the UK and instantly I had to shoot her a message after checking out her website and Instagram. Within days, we had booked our elopement! After seeing pictures of Americans eloping to the mountains, we knew we wanted to do the same. We shared our ideas with Babs and she made our dream wedding come true!
We planned a break away to North Wales and on the 3rd day we got married in Snowdonia; Babs was one of our witnesses. After the registry office we followed Babs to a scenic location, with mountains surrounding us, a beautiful lake and the estuary in the far distance.
Despite the weather initially, we had a picnic as planned (thanks to Babs for bringing her gear!!), before venturing up the mountain. By this time, the weather passed revealing the most EPIC views. It was so much fun climbing a mountain in our wedding attire and the pictures are out of this world!!!
Our wedding day was full of love, smiles and laughter (the way it should be!) and Babs captured it perfectly. And so many friends and family have said that our photos are the best wedding photos that they have ever seen.
Babs , we can’t express in words how extremely happy and grateful we are for your capturing and making our wedding day so unforgettable!! The whole experience was euphoric!
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Romantic Elopement Wedding at Pistyll Rhaeadr
Spiritual elopement by fast flowing river in Snowdonia
Welsh Hiking Elopement in the mountains
Beautiful Elopement near the beach in Barmouth
Llangollen Elopement with a vintage dress
Elope to the magical kingdom of myths and dragons
Being the official photographer of our local Mountain Rescue Team definitely has its perks and I absolutely love showcasing our stunning Welsh landscapes in my wedding and elopement photography. Discovering truly spectacular off-the-beaten-path locations and hidden gems for you that are perfect for super romantic wedding adventures, outdoor weddings, vow renewals or couple photography sessions in Snowdonia are my vibe.
Most days you can find me scouting out new locations with our ever-growing doggie fam (currently travelling with 3 Border Collies and a rescued Jack Russel in tow). I’m a big fan of mini-adventures, slow living, and making the most of the simple things in life. I‘m happy to share with you the most spectacular Welsh scenery we can find as backdrops for your beautiful wedding or elopement photographs, and I’m also more than happy to help you plan the most perfect NO STRESS wedding or elopement in Wales. Just get in touch and we could be dreaming up your perfect wedding day pretty much straight away!
Want to remember your dream day in a super romantic nostalgic way? I’m introducing Super 8 video highlight films and also full elopement planning services in 2023!
Need more elopement inspiration straight away?
Take a look at these elopement experiences I helped plan for real couples who eloped to Wales from all over the world!
Adventure elopement at Palé Hall
Moody Llyn Peninsula Coastal Elopement
Llyn Peninsula Elopement with a dog
What I offer
I can photograph your ceremony & a mini adventure around a super scenic spot, photograph your full wedding day in a beautiful location, or I can be your wedding day planner & photographer (and witness!) if you’re dreaming of eloping in Wales! Having helped lots of couples do exactly this already – it’s super easy & totally stressfree (unlike planning a big wedding) so do get in touch and I’ll shoot you my fancy brochure!
How it works
I’m super relaxed and definitely like an easy life – planning an elopement in my books is all about keeping things simple but epic! Location is really important and deciding the right vibes for your day plus finding that all impoprtant super romantic place to stay! I’m happy to help you plan the perfect itinerary for the day which can involve all of your favourite things from hiking to sharing a picnic to having your first dance in the sea, happy days!
What you get
FaceTime consultation call to chat all things elopement (or email if you prefer). I’ll help you decide where to go/what to do, and work out a doable elopement timeline for you. I’ll happily bring a picnic and Bara Brith! Includes photography coverage and (new for 2023!) a Super 8 nostalgic highlights film plus 20 digital previews delivered the very next day so that you can share your exciting news! This is a digital package only with link to a secure online gallery.
Real Snowdonia elopement photography for laid-back & down to earth lovers
I absolutely 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 an elopement, a small wedding or even a micro wedding in Wales. I’ve helped lots of couples plan their dream elopement in Wales and if you’re not sure how to get started – my Ultimate 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!
Not sure how to plan a wedding in Wales that’s slightly different in an incredibly stunning location that takes your breath away or a Just Us wedding (which is basically just a wedding for two) or a proper legal adventure elopement in Pembrokeshire or Snowdonia – start here:
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I also love photographing a limited number of slightly bigger weddings. My style of photography is perfect for country house weddings, farm weddings, barn weddings, tipi & marquee weddings, DIY home weddings, and garden weddings in Wales. I have a massive soft spot for small intimate weddings and micro weddings at romantic wedding venues such as Penarth Fawr in Pwllheli and Gwydir Castle in the Conwy Valley. As for slightly bigger venues – love photographing weddings at more relaxed venues such as Plas Isaf near Corwen, The Barn at Llyn Gwynant, and Trevor Hall Country House which is in my very own neighbourhood.
Trevor Hall Wedding
Hafod Farm Wedding
Llyn Gwynant Wedding
Planning on getting married in Wales or considering a UK elopement wedding?
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Totally stressfree documentary wedding & destination elopement photography in Wales
Currently planning a wedding in a beautiful country house? You may be searching for a *wedding photographer near me* or 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 in North Wales | UK Elopement Photographer to document your beautiful day?
Having an outdoor wedding or eloping in Wales could be your biggest adventure yet!
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 god sing song and myths and legends and Snowdonia’s rustic charm makes it the perfect destination elopement locations.
Wales’ rawness magically draws you in and its epic backdrops make for romantic small wedding and elopements straight out of a fairytale!
Not sure where to start planning a UK elopement wedding or a micro wedding in Wales?
Authentic Wedding Photography in Wales - voted one of the best wedding photographers in Wales!
I don’t believe that one size fits all. I offer half and full day wedding photography packages and UK elopement photography packages.
Your wedding photos will be the ONLY thing you have left to remember your day by, so I definitely recommend capturing the ENTIRE event. If your budget doesn’t stretch to all day – I may be able to book you in for a few hours only, provided you are not getting married on a prime weekend date in summer.
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!
The best wedding & elopement 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!
Relaxed elopement photography in Snowdonia
I am a UK elopement photographer specialising in elopements in Wales, I know Snowdonia National Park like the back of my hand and am happy to share some of my favourite locations with you. 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.
The rugged charm of Snowdonia makes for epic weddings & beautiful elopement photographs – no matter what the weather!
What to do on honeymoon in Wales
Snowdonia is home to over 26,000 people. It is a small but really friendly country full of super picturesque little villages like Betws-y-Coed and Beddgelert and they are all pretty perfect for a UK elopement or a romantic break in Snowdonia for your honeymoon.
Book a couple adventure photoshoot in Wales if you’re planning on spending your honeymoon here and I’ll show you some of the best backdrops for stunning photographs that’ll take your breath away.
What can I help you with?
Snowdonia Elopement Photography
Relaxed Wedding Photography in Wales
Couple Adventure Photography
Proposal Photography in Wales
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