With my 2017 wedding season right around the corner I have been busy chatting, laughing and shooting with my fantastic couples with lots more to come over the next few weeks.

Not so long ago I had the pleasure of meeting up with one of my 2018 wedding couples Jeni & Ben at The Celtic Manor Resort, Newport a 5* luxury hotel & Spa (with Golf too!)

Jeni and Ben who are from Essex are also returning to marry next April 2018 at The Celtic Manor Resort also, the couple found me in the amazing Junebug Weddings Worlds Best Wedding Photographers hot list. A list of handpicked photographers across the world. I am still so over the moon to be part of it in 2016 and 2017 and to be endorsed by such a huge renowned wedding blog. I feel incredibly blessed that Jeni and Ben came my way, clicking in style, personalities and tastes is the icing on a great cake 

The Celtic Manor Resort holds special meaning to the duo who often travel over from Essex to take breaks here in Wales.

I met Jeni and Ben in The Celtic Manor Resort lobby where we ‘caught up’, with chat about colour palettes and shoes over a latte I was in my element. Jeni has followed me on InstagramPinterest and Facebook so we were well acquainted online and although we hadn’t met face to face until this day it felt very much like catching up with old friends.

The shoot itself was FREEZING, with strong bitter winds we could barely feel our faces! After our time outside, we finished up inside the lobby with what felt like hundreds of prying eyes with a packed wedding fair on the same weekend, but they rocked it and we had a brilliant time.

I look forward to the year ahead and the wedding next year.

Here are a few of my favourites from my pre-wedding couples shoot at The Celtic Manor Resort, Newport.

celtic manor resort-jeni and ben