Newport Wedding Photographer

Hiya, my names Oliver and my partners name is Lauren together we make up the Oliver Rees Photography team that captures weddings across all of South Wales and beyond. A quick summary of us, we are a real Welsh couple as well as business partners and we have worked our socks off to create a business that provides a professional and memorable service. Here’s something else about us, we love weddings! the preparations, the family, the memories and the emotions. It’s a privilege to be a part of our couples wedding days and capturing a story to tell in our beautiful albums.

Our documentary approach to your wedding day is fun, professional and relaxed. We have created this page to tell you why we think we would be the best wedding photographer for your Newport wedding.

Newport is close to our hometown of Llantrisant and we love shooting weddings in the beautiful city. The city runs adjacent to the river Usk, along with Roman history in the town of Caerleon, providing stunning scenery for your wedding day. There is also a plentiful supply of wedding venues makes it the perfect place for your special day (The Celtic Manor, The West Usk Lighthouse, Glen-Yr-Afon House, Mount Pleasant, Clevedon Hall, Usk Castle and Clearwell Castle to name but a few). There is literally a wedding venue to suit every couple, with all being run by professional staff who will work with you to help organise a beautiful wedding day.

Cardiff Wedding

Your Newport Wedding

Newport has an abundance of wedding options to truly personalise your special day to be one that highlights both of your personalities. From modern city style weddings to boho country feeling weddings, this glorious city provides endless opportunities.

As a Newport Wedding Photographer, we know the best spots to cater for all couples. Theres plenty of fields, rivers and architecture we can go to get a stunning backdrop. Although the wedding venues in Newport have some amazing scenary!

The city is very large and I wouldn’t expect you to walk around it all. Jump in the back of my car and let’s take a scenic trip around the city to get some stunning wedding photographs. But if you want to stay in your venue, thats absolutely fine, we will still get some amazing photos.

Bride and Groom outside a church in Cardiff

Looking for a Newport Wedding Photographer?

I bet you have been on facebook and have been shocked by how many people comment when you post “Anyone recommend a good Newport based wedding photographer?“. If you are anything like us, you may get overwhelmed and not know who is the best to capture your once in a lifetime memories. Being a reputable Newport Wedding Photographer, we take great appreciation for the trust our wedding couples put in us when they book. Choosing the right suppliers to match your personality/theme is very important but choosing your Newport Wedding photographer is probably one of the most important decisions. We will be with you from the start of your wedding day until the very end; so it’s important you make the right choice. Like what you see? carry on scrolling to read more about us.

The importance of wedding photography

As the saying goes… “The cake gets eaten, the flowers will wilt but your wedding photographs will last forever“. We maybe bias having a Newport Wedding Photographer is one of the most important parts to your wedding day. Not only does it capture a story but it also creates a new piece of family history, with our stunning albums being cherished by future generations. We create a personal relationship with our clients as we believe it is so important to get on with your photographer. Can you imagine not having a good relationship with someone who is going to capture one of the most important days of your life!

Our Vision

We want to remove that old fashioned stigma about the wedding photographer being the only one taking photos. Taking the wedding couple away for hours on end, without their family. No, our vision is to invite family and friends to take photos. We work on a “I take one, you take one” basis. As for taking you away for hours, that definitely isn’t us! We organise 20 minute sections throughout your day to take some stunning couple portraits. Will your family be left behind? heck no! bring them along, we are always looking for free workers to hold out lights etc. Your family is important to you and to us, we don’t want to create that separation.

We also aim to surprise our wedding couples with moments they didn’t even know had happened. As a Newport Wedding Photographer, we have developed a trained eye, anticipating moments and capturing them in a creative way.

Our style is traditional with a contemporary twist. We class ourselves as documentary style but you won’t see us hiding in bushes like David Attenborough’s film crew. You book us based on our personality and professionalism, we will be there, you will see us but we are going to have an amazing time.

The most important part to our vision is getting couples comfortable in front of the camera. Being a reputable Newport Wedding Photographer, we often hear  “we aren’t good at posing” our response… Good! because neither are we. We minimise posing to a natural hug, walk, twirl and our favourite, a stunning lift and spin. These techniques have been developed over our time as a Newport Wedding photographer to make our couples feel as comfortable as possible whilst taking some stunning couple portraits.

wedding couple walking through castle grounds

Our Style

Please feel free to click the button below to have a closer look at our photography style

Do you offer engagement/pre-wedding photoshoots?

Yes! We love pre-wedding photoshoots, as it gives us the opportunity for us to really get to know you and how we will work together on the big day. As your Newport Wedding Photographer, we take our relationship with you very seriously. You will have several chats with us before the wedding day and you can always send us a text or call us whenever you want. For just £250 these pre-wedding shoots are the perfect opportunity to see what you like as a couple and what to expect on your wedding day. They are also a brilliant option to create a guest signature book! take a look at one on our products page.

Why book us as your Newport Wedding Photographer?

You may have stumbled across this page when typing in “wedding photographer near me” or “Newport Wedding Photographer”. We hope that we have convinced you to book us above your shortlisted photographers from reading our page. But if you are still undecided, here are a few more reasons to book us as your Newport Wedding Photographer.

Building a relationship with our couples is our number one priority and you most definitely wont just be another client! We like to be as open and transparent with our couples as possible. Both of us have full time jobs and as a result, we only take on a limited number of weddings a year to ensure we keep that personal touch with our couples. We don’t want to be known as the photographers. No, we want to be known as Ol and Laur who you can ask to grab you a drink, go check on nan or even stick Cotton Eye Joe on at the disco!

We share a passion for wedding photography and the entire industry. There is a reason that we don’d have time limits on our packages, we never want to leave as we are having too much fun.

Print! this is where the modern meets traditional. We share a love for print and are not a fan of flicking through your wedding photos on your phone (although we do give you that option). All of our packages as a result come with a printed product which you can cherish and look through on the sofa without the need for a powersupply or wifi.

Security! Lauren loves her hard-drives and you will see her backing up images throughout your wedding day. We have invested in cameras that create an automatic backup of your images as they are taken. So when we leave your wedding we already have three backups at least of your wedding day. Then when we get home we will back up to an additional hard-drive which auto-backs up to another hard-drive. Get what we mean by security! We also have all the backup equipment needed for any scenario, so you can have peace of mind that your wedding will be captured in its entirety.

No limits to anything, including the number of photos you receive. If they meet our quality standards then you will have them…

Preps of the couple with those important family moments…

The moment you see your partner for the first time…

We can’t miss those speeches!

Remember those couple shots we were on about?

And those jaw dropping night time shots before the disco…

Booking the best Newport Wedding Photographer

If you have gotten this far, we hope that we have convinced you enough to book us as your Newport Wedding Photographer. We absolutely love this industry and every wedding is a privilege to be a part of. Click on the button below to get in touch with us to arrange a meeting. We can’t wait to meet you!

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