north wales wedding & UK elopement photographer

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Creative Wedding & Elopement Photography in Wales

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North Wales Wedding & Elopement Photographer

Authentic, romantic wedding photography, perfect for weddings at super scenic Welsh venues such as Tyn Dwr Hall in Llangollen, Talhenbont Hall along the Llyn Peninsular, The Barn at Llyn Gwynant, Plas Hafod in Mold and small weddings at Pistyll Rhaeadr.

adventure couple photography

Unique mini-adventures exploring off-the-beaten-paths in some of Snowdonia’s most ruggedly charming scenery! Celebrate your anniversary, spend quality time together on your post-wedding session or hang out with me JUST FOR FUN!!

Snowdonia proposal photography

Snowdonia Proposal Photographer

Once in a lifetime secret proposals with some of the most dramatic backdrops Snowdonia has on offer. Let me help you plan and pull off an unforgettable outdoor proposal adventure and create memories that’ll last a lifetime. I guarantee whoever you propose to will LOVE IT!!

Planning on getting married or eloping in Wales? I’m here to help couples just like you plan & document one-off wedding and elopement stories in Wales & beyond.

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

To me, love is love and I’m here to make sure the whole process is totally STRESSFREE!

Hey there! I’m Babs!

North Wales Wedding Photographer

A free-spirited, super relaxed professional North Wales wedding & UK elopement photographer, based near Llangollen.

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

Wales and beyond.


Planning an Elopement or small wedding in Wales? 

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stressfree wedding & elopement photography in Wales

If you want a stressfree wedding or elopement photography experience – I’m an easy-going North Wales wedding & UK elopement photographer based near Llangollen, close to the Clwydian Range, and specialise in photographing laid-back couples on their wedding days 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!

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 photographer to document your beautiful day?

No Stress Wedding & Elopement Photography in North Wales & beyond

North Wales Wedding & Elopement Photographer

We just received our wedding photos back from Babs and are completely blown away!! She 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 photographer!

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authentic wedding photography

As an experienced wedding photographer in North Wales I don’t believe that one size fits all which is why I offer half and full day wedding photography packages, ceremony only, elopement photography, and I also have hourly rates. It’s my absolute passion to provide wedding photography 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!

Have a good look around and when you're ready - tell me everything!

Romantic lesbian elopement wedding

A same-sex wedding in one of the UK's last remaining true wildernesses - what could be more romantic than a dreamy lesbian elopement wedding in Snowdonia, right!? Faced with having to change their original wedding plans due to Covid, Carly & Paige decided they...

Beautiful post-wedding photography around Bala

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The ultimate Snowdonia Elopement Guide

Why elope to Snowdonia? Dreaming about running away to get married instead of having a traditional wedding? You’d like some epic scenery and possibly some dramatic Scottish’esque weather for your Destination UK Elopement? But you'd prefer things to be a little more...

The 15 best things to do in Snowdonia after your elopement or on your honeymoon

15 fun things to do on honeymoon in Snowdonia Here are the 15 best things to do in Snowdonia after your elopement or on your honeymoon. You'll find Snowdonia on the west coast of the United Kingdom covering 823 square miles of truly stunning landscapes. As the largest...

Small wedding at Pistyll Rhaeadr

Pistyll Rhaeadr Wedding Venue If you are looking for a truly magical small wedding venue in Wales - there's no place more enchanting than the waterfall at Pistyll Rhaeadr. At 240ft (80m) high, you can find Britains tallest single-drop waterfall on Waterfall Lane in...

Elopement style wedding at Llandudno Town Hall

Due to get married at the stunning Talhenbont Hall in April, Vicki & Stephen - like so many other Covid couples - had to abandon their original plan and ended up with an elopement style wedding at Llandudno Town Hall. The sun shone when I caught up with the couple...

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What exactly is a tipi wedding? A tipi can give you the freedom to create the wedding you've always dreamt of and is probably easier to arrange than you might think so to give you a little bit of a head start I have thought about what would be my 5 top tips for...

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Outdoor wedding photography near Nant Gwynant

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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!

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. 

Based on 20 reviews.
Jordan Coe
Jordan Coe
Well what can I say about Babs, I got in touch with Babs, back in the summer 2020 regarding a surprise proposal for my now fiancé and I. Babs scouted the perfect location in the middle of a Global Pandemic. The effort and professionalism shown was incredible and in December I had the best day of my life. She captured the moment so perfectly and we have the best pictures for life. Would highly recommend to anyone not just in Wales but the U.K. Looking forward to catching up at the wedding hopefully 😄
Doris dot
Doris dot
I am so glad that i chose Babs to photograph our elopement. I didn't know the area, or even where to start with registry offices etc. She gave me loads of advice and recommendations, and made all the planning a lot more stress free, she was flexible when we had to change dates and even got some photos back to us the same day (they were incredible). The actual photographing was not awkward, or weird, it felt so natural and Babs made us both feel so relaxed. She was so lovely, funny and i will definitely be booking her again in the future, even if it means travelling 3 hours! I would 10000% recommend her, i now have amazing photos to cherish for forever.
Vicki Kay
Vicki Kay
We can't recommend Babs highly enough. She was absolutely wonderful at photographing our wedding last month. She was great to communicate with and put everyone at ease immediately. No awkward posing! We had great fun and each smile was genuine. She was flexible and accommodating of our ever-changing wedding plans. We love every image and she even managed to make the compulsory face masks look stylish! Thank you so much.
Katie Davies
Katie Davies
Babs did a wonderful family photoshoot and made us feel very comfortable in front of the camera. We absolutely love our pictures - they are so natural and really capture the day well. We brought along our dog too, who liked the attention from Babs! I would definitely recommend and look forward to a future session.
Rebecca Moss
Rebecca Moss
Booked Babs for our first shoot as a couple, and initial worries were how we would pose, and how comfortable we would feel. As soon as we got there our worries went out the window! Babs guided us through the whole process and made us feel at ease. All we had to do was be ourselves and she did the rest.