Hey! Haven’t been very active on Facebook since the new year kicked in. I’ve been working on tonnes of great projects recently and then you stop to take a breath and it’s nearly March already! 

I was planning to have a quiet start to 2017 after such a chaotic wedding season (that didn’t end until December!) January and February were supposed to be down time before the wedding season starts again in March but it’s been quite the opposite. 

I thought I’d write a little catchup of what I’ve been upto so far in 2017. I started back to work after the Christmas break with Vicky & Rob’s wedding on the 7th. They got married in a lovely little church in the middle of the village of Llanridian. We then moved onto Oldwalls for the reception. Click here to see more photographs from their special day.

There must have been lots of engagements over Christmas and it seemed that the New Year was the perfect time to full steam ahead with wedding planning. I had an influx of enquiries for my last remaining 2017 wedding dates and 2018 is 60% full already. I’ve spent numerous evenings in the studio meeting up with new wedding clients and getting to know each other over a coffee, my favourite part of the job!

I’ve also spent a lot of time working with local company Cover Up on some advertising / lifestyle shots to use across their social media. They make a range of amazing wooden skins that fit snugly over your MacBook, you should definitely have a look at their website and follow them. These were a mixture of studio and location work, taking us to come cool outdoor spots. 

There’s also been time to fit in shoots with my mate Gav’s new band, Shadows into Light. I used the name of the band for the concept for the main image, was good to have a sneaky listen to their new music - check them out! 

Iceland, what an incredible place! It’s been on our list for years and Alice got me tickets to go for Christmas, yay! We explored as much as we could in the action packed 4 days. We climbed a glacier, walked into an ice cave, saw the northern lights, bathed in natural warm volcanic water, climbed on a 45 year old plane wreck, walked on the black sand beaches, drove 800 miles, flew the drone, saw a geyser erupt and saw some amazing waterfalls. I’d definitely recommend a short holiday there, it’s such an incredible place with so much to see and do. 

We only went for a few days but wished we’d stayed for longer, there wasn’t enough time to do everything on our list. Here’s some of my favourite shots…

19 Mary Street

I’ve been doing some new photos recently for Alice’s business 19 Mary Street. The brand new boutique rooms needed some photos for customers to see online. The tapas and cocktail bar with rooms is just around the corner from the Grand Pavillion, Porthcawl. It has a great atmosphere and buzz, especially on the weekend. 

If you are getting married locally to Bridgend / Porthcawl and are looking for places for your wedding guests to stay, check out the Facebook Page. Send me an email at hello@lloydwilliamsphotography.com and we’ll also be able to offer you discounted rates!

Local singer / songwriter and long time friend, Kyle needed some new shots to use as promos for his acoustic project “Pay The Man” - we stayed local in Porthcawl for these shots. 

Since upgrading the drone in the new year I’ve been experimenting with it a fair bit as using it and testing it’s capabilities. I love the different perspective the drone offers and I’m looking forward to seeing where I can go with it this year. 

If you’re still reading then thank you. Thanks for checking out what I’ve been upto recently. Wedding season starts next week and I’m super excited to get going this year. Follow me on instagram @lwilliamsphoto to see more of what goes on behind the scenes and a look into some of my personal work. I also upload drone clips for anyone wanting to check some of those out. 

I’ll leave you with some images from Bethan & Lloyd’s wedding at the Oxwich Bay Hotel last weekend.

Cheers, Lloyd. 

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