Wedding Photographer in North Wales & UK elopement photographer

beautiful wedding & elopement photography - I can also help you plan a totally stress free elopement experience in Wales!
Elopement Photography & PlanningWedding Photography

Wedding Photographer based in glorious North Wales

UK Elopement Photographer & Planner

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

Hey there – and welcome! I’m Babs, a super relaxed Wedding Photographer in North Wales & UK Elopement Photographer.

I specialise in helping couples plan & photograph extremely scenic elopements or outdoor wedding in Wales with beautiful elopement wedding photography to boot.

If you’re dreaming of a super romantic, beautiful outdoor elopement or intimate wedding in Wales or anywhere else in the UK but aren’t quite sure how to pull it off – I can help!

As one of the best elopement photographers in the UK, and recently featured in The Sunday Times no less (fancy!), my wedding and elopement photography style is romantic and a tad arty. I’m one of the most relaxed documentary wedding photographers in Wales – photographing intimate, spontaneous, raw & unforgettable moments of your wedding or elopement day in the UK is my absolute passion!

Once you decide you want to get married or elope to Wales – I will make sure the whole process is totally STRESSFREE!

Take a look at my Snowdonia elopement photography

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!

romantic llyn peninsula coastal elopement






Penarth Fawr Elopement Wedding






Welsh Mountain Elopement






Llyn Peninsular Elopement






Riverside elopement in Wales






beautiful Barmouth Elopement






Fun-filled Gwynedd Elopement






Same-sex Dolgellau Elopement






Conwy Elopement






Llandudno Elopement






beautiful wales wedding photography


I love photographing slightly bigger weddings just as much! 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 super scenic wedding venues in Wales such as Tower Hill Barns on the edge of the Berwyn Mountains, Talhenbont Hall along the stunning Llyn Peninsular and I absolutely adore The Barn at Llyn Gwynant and Trevor Hall Country House which is right in my neighbourhood!!

Trevor Hall Wedding






Plas Isaf Farm Wedding






Llyn Gwynant Barn Wedding






Gwenfrewi Project Wedding






Faenol Fawr Wedding






Chauteau Rhianfa Wedding






adventurous pre-wedding photography


Adventure photography sessions for laid-back couples in Wales – we have some of the most ruggedly charming surroundings the UK has to offer – Snowdonia! Pre-wedding adventure is all about heading to a beautiful spot and having a chilled out relaxed experience with your favourite person! Breathtakingly stunning mountain ranges, ancient glacier lakes – real connection and beautiful images you can treasure FOREVER in stunning, natural surroundings. Perfect for engagement photography, wedding anniversary photo sessions, marking milestones, pre-wedding photography in Wales, post-wedding photo adventures, vow renewals or JUST BECAUSE!

Wedding Photographer North Wales | UK Elopement Photographer
adventure couple session
adventure couple session
adventure couple session

snowdonia proposal photography


Need a little help pulling off that once-in-a-lifetime secret or surprise proposal in glorious Snowdonia?! Whether you’ve always fancied proposing on top of Snowdon or prefer one of our beautiful beaches at sunset – having stunning photographs of your perfect wedding proposal in Snowdonia is the biggest gift you can give one another! I’m based right in the heart of North Wales and know THE best places to turn your wedding proposal photography into a once in a lifetime adventure! Let Snowdonia provide the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable proposal experience!

Snowdonia Proposal Photographer
Blaneau Secret Proposal Photographer
surprise proposal on top of Snowdon

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.

Dreaming about a totally stressfree wedding or elopement photography experience? I’m an easy-going North Wales Wedding & Elopement Photographer in the UK based near Llangollen, close to the Clwydian Range.

Photographing laid-back couples on their wedding day in Wales and adventurous destination or outdoor elopements anywhere in the UK is what I specialise in.

I’m also an active member of our local Mountain Rescue Team and love showcasing our stunning Welsh landscapes in my wedding and elopement photography.

I’ve discovered some truly spectacular off-the-beaten-path locations and hidden gems that are perfect for super adventurous pre-wedding or post-wedding photography sessions in Snowdonia (included in my wedding photography packages).

I’m forever scouting out new locations to offer you the most spectacular backdrops for your beautiful wedding or elopement photographs, and am more than happy to help you plan the most perfect NO STRESS wedding or elopement in Wales!

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

i’m here to help!

stressfree documentary wedding & destination elopement photography in Wales

North Wales Wedding Photography
North Wales Wedding Photographer | UK Elopement Photographer
Wedding Photographer North Wales | UK Elopement Photographer

Beautiful Wedding Photography in North 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?

No Stress Wedding Elopement Photography in North Wales & beyond

one of the best wedding photographers in Wales!

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!

Max & Sam

find out if I’m free to photograph your wedding or elopement


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 Ultimate Snowdonia Elopement Guide and start planning straight away!

authentic wedding photography in Wales

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!

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