Bethan and Drew – Midnight Picnics and Star Watching, A Brecon Beacons Couples Shoot

Aw these two are so cool, it reminds me of like an album cover.  If you regularly read Adored Bride, you’ll know I’m partial to beautiful photography in raw, edgy locations and the Brecon Beacons can be pretty wild at times. Bright sunshine one minute and the mist descends the next, regardless of the time of year! It’s the perfect place to get your walking books on for a stomp across some epic scenery and perfect for a natural couples shoot.

South west based Elaine Williams captured these super cool images of Bethan and Drew on one of those wilder Brecon days, making for some pretty amazing backdrops. The couple chose the location because they often go stargazing there.

So enjoy and good luck guys with the countdown to the wedding on the 16th June (30 days to go!!!), we cant wait to see the big day itself!

We met 3 years ago in Full Moon, over a cocktail called “a jar of Green Shit”. It was my birthday night out, a few months before I was moving to the Middle East for a year to teach. We spent the summer together and kept in touch while I was abroad, as soon as I moved back to the UK we got back together and got engaged the year after, we now have a beautiful baby boy!

Elaine shot the photos in the Brecon Beacons; which was amazing because we used to take Drew’s van up there for midnight picnics and star watching.

We chose our engagement ring from Crouch Jewelers, it was the first one we saw on the day and after hours walking around Cardiff we went back to get it.

couples shoot in the brecon beacons
brecon beacons

Elaine shot the photos in the Brecon Beacons; which was amazing because we used to take Drew’s van up there for midnight picnics and star watching.

couples shoot by elaine williams
brecon beacons couples shoot

Probably my favourite part of the shoot was when we had to face and look at each other and Elaine stopped us and said “You don’t have to look so serious” – I think both of us were so worried about being awkward in front of the camera we were just staring the other one down! We immediately relaxed afterwards.

Beautiful rustic cake by The Frostery
Beautiful rustic cake by The Frostery
Beautiful rustic cake by The Frostery

My advice to others would be go for something unique and personal, the last thing we wanted were staged shots or something really commercial. Elaine managed to get photos that captured our love of the outdoors and that was perfect.

Also, enjoy it! Trust your photographer, you might feel a bit silly but you get the photos back and it’s amazing to see yourselves photographed like that, unless you’re a professional model you won’t get many more chances to have photos like this of each other!

brecon beacons

Love it! Thanks so much again to Elaine Williams Photo for the beautiful imagery today and all our love and best wishes for the big day to Bethan and Drew, we hope you have an amazing wedding.

If you enjoyed this you may also enjoy this Bridestones couples shoot.

with love

Photographer – Elaine Williams Photography

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