About Oliver Rees Photography

The dream team for your wedding photography journey

Meet Oliver & Lauren

It is far too tempting and generic as a wedding photographer to talk about nothing other than us as a business. We believe it’s far more important for you to read about who you are going to be chatting to for the next 12+ months and spending an entire day with on your wedding day.

You may have noticed that the word “WE” is mentioned a lot throughout the website. Thats because our business is made up of two people,.. Oliver and Lauren. Celebrating our 9th anniversary together this year! (Lauren is very patient) and photographing weddings for 7 years, we couldn’t be prouder of what we have achieved already.

We are a proud auntie and uncle to Oliver’s brothers dog Trev. If your dog is going to be at your wedding, expect to be able to have an entire album of dog photos!

Oliver loves spending his spare time looking at watches and constantly trying to remain in shape, but failing when ordering a takeaway on a Friday night.

Lauren loves nothing more than buying a new notebook with a quirky design and spending countless hours on trying to find a 5-star 14-night holiday for £200.

Coffee is a must when Oliver is around. If you want to chat with us in person lets grab a Starbucks and flick through some albums and talk all about your wedding day plans.

Being given the opportunity to capture so many amazing weddings is an absolute privilege. Having the responsibility of documenting you and your families story is such an amazing feeling, from the tears shed in the morning to party in the evening, each moment is special and should be captured in the way you dreamed of.

Our Purpose

Our goal as your wedding photographer is to capture your wedding day as you envisioned it to be. So you can look back on your wedding day, laughing at moments that you didn’t even know had happened and being blown away by our signature wedding couple photos.

Couple Selfies

Kind Words

Wow, where to begin?! From the minute we met Oliver and Lauren at the ICC wedding fayre we knew that they were the photographers we wanted to capture our special day and they exceeded our expectations and so much more!

On the wedding day they were amazing , so much fun and captured everything perfectly, all of guests loved them as they really are two of the loveliest and genuine people you could wish to meet! The photos are unreal, they feel like a fairytale!

We are so grateful to have had Oliver and Lauren at our wedding day, and I know we will be back in touch in the future for other photography!

– Chloe and Kieran

Frequently Asked Questions

What to ask your South Wales Wedding Photographer

Where are you based and do you travel?

We are based in a town in South Wales, near Cardiff. We do travel and love discovering new venues and meeting new people. We do implement a £150 travel fee for weddings beyond a 60 mile radius so we can cover any overnight stays we may need.

who will be there on my wedding day

It depends on the scale of the wedding and events throughout the day. Oliver is the primary photographer for the day and will cover prep-first dance, he’s covered lots of weddings as a solo photographer and is more than capable of capturing every moment. For larger weddings, bigger venues or a fast-paced day, Lauren will likely assist on the day with lighting, bags, group shots and catching extra candid shots at speeches. You can add a second shooter if you feel you want to capture even more memories or both preps and we can advise you on this.

How long does a wedding photographer stay for?

All day! We arrive when you tell us to arrive and we leave when you tell us to leave. Luckily we can get Coronation Street on demand so there’s no need to rush off 😉

How many card slots do your cameras have?

All of our cameras have 2 card slots inside so that means your photos are constantly being backed up to a secondary card. To take that one step further, we perform backups throughout the day onto a hard drive to minimise any risks.

Should you feed your wedding photographer?

Yes please! Sometimes we can go 8-10 hours without food – it’s a little bit of a whirlwind of a day! We kindly ask that food is provided for our team (A maximum of 3 people if you have a second shooter). We don’t expect a three course meal at all, we just request some sandwiches or a bar meal and a soft drink/water to be made available to us so we don’t have to go off-site in search for food. We’ll take a food break when you and your guests sit down to eat and perform a photo back-up during that time. Oh and did we mention we love the evening buffet 😉

How long will it take for our wedding photos to be edited?

We aim to get all of your images back to you in a password protected online gallery within 5-8 weeks following your wedding day. However, we get very excited and can’t wait to edit a couple, so you will always have a sneak preview within 24 hours after your wedding.

aRE YOU INSURED?

We are indeed. You can request our documents should your venue ask to see them.

Can we meet you before the wedding day?

We always offer a free consultation before booking as it’s so important to make sure we’re the right match. We spend a lot of time with you on a high day in your life so you have to like us! We keep in touch on the lead up to your day and love a cuppa and a chat.

me and my partner are getting ready in different locations. CAN YOU COVER BOTH PREPS?

If you’re both getting ready at the same venue, yes. If you are in separate venues or want complete coverage of both preps we would advise investing in a second photographer.

How many photos will I get?

We deliver a minimum of 400 photos on a typical full day. The number of photos is dependent on so many elements – type of ceremony, number of guests, how much time you want to dedicate to couple photos, seasons and whether you have added a second shooter.