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I’m Babs

Babs Boardwell North Wales Wedding Photographer with 2 of her Border ColliesYour North Wales Wedding Photographer & UK Elopement Photographer here! I specialise in adventurous wedding, couple & elopement photography in Wales and across the whole of the UK.

I’m OBSESSED with finding the most spectacular backdrops for your beautiful wedding photographs! Of course – I happily work with anyone but I work REALLY well with adventure-loving couples anywhere in England, Scotland & Wales.

My style of wedding photography is massively inspired by raw emotions, spontaneous adventures & just being in total awe of our gorgeous landscapes. Being outdoors in all kinds of weather. Road trips around the UK in our camper! Some of my spare time is spent being Team Photographer for our local Mountain Rescue Team and doing so has led me to finding many stunning spots, some perfect for watching the sunset over the sea in Anglesey, others so beautiful they made it to my ever-growing list of the best places to elope in the UK!

couple kissing in high grass in front of a snow capped hill in SnowdoniaMy hubby Rich & I got engaged on a road trip through Scotland and married in a remote country house in North Wales. We always make time for a freezing van life adventure and have woken up to frost on the windows in France, Snowdonia, The Lake District, Scotland and Cornwall. We found some breathtakingly beautiful wild spots along the way and are currently inbetween vans – super keen to get our second self-build one on the road! Rich also runs his own small business so if you’re looking for a super reliable & friendly gas & oil heating engineer in the Llangollen area take a look at RJB Heating & Plumbing

You could say I’m a bit of a free spirit. A lover of all things simple. I dig amazing vistas, a couple crazy in love & totally believe in soulmates & love at first sight. Glitz & glamour and anything fake and staged is definitely not my bag.

You hardly ever find me without at least one dog around me, often checking out new epic & scenic locations to take my couples to and chatting about the forecast and what’s for dinner that night.

LOVE a good cooking sess! My current food crush is everything Rebel Recipes (I’m only a part-time vegan though because….well, I guess I like things balanced).

Rich is an operational hill member of our local Mountain Rescue Team and he’s also ex-military which is why it’s pretty important to me to run an appreciation discount scheme for all our superhero emergency services & military boys & girls. I guess I’m just trying to be a nice person giving back because giving back is definitely good for the soul. And soul is what it’s all about, right!?

Dog people – we’re gonna get on!

Meet Midge, Ajay, Caizers & Maisie x

My wedding & elopement photography style is quite romantic and a tad arty. I use a lot of natural light – it’s the best light you can get! I’m inspired by nature and dramatic landscapes and go above & beyond for my couples to find them the most spectacular backdrops for their bespoke wedding & elopement photography in North Wales.

Are you super laid-back and pretty outdoorsy, don’t sweat the small stuff, and definitely want a wedding day to remember?


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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 & 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.