bride and groom kissing on beach at sunset


Hi, my name is John Wellings.

I am a South Wales Wedding Photographer, based in Swansea, but available everywhere, ish.

Storytelling through photography is my vibe.

Blending in is my special move.

Wales Wedding Photographer John Wellings


I’m John, a documentary wedding photographer based in Swansea, South Wales; telling love stories all over South Wales and beyond.

I believe that every couple and every wedding is unique, and it is my goal to tell your love story through my photographs.

My style is the opposite of cheesy posing, I’m all about real moments, this means you just need to be yourself and have fun, I’ll do the rest!

To be a part of one of the most important days in a couples life is incredibly special to me, I don’t take it for granted.

View my Portfolio

colourful confetti walk with bride and groom and guests

why book me?


If you are the kind of person that doesn’t like the idea of being photographed, or isn’t into having to pose and feel awkward in the front of a camera, but you still love the idea of having beautiful photographs, then you’re in the right place.


As a wedding photographer, my goal is to not only take beautiful photographs, but to also provide a stress-free and enjoyable experience for my clients.

I understand that planning a wedding can be overwhelming, and I want to be a calm and reliable presence on your special day.


When you book me you are not only getting my experience and craft as a wedding photographer, but also all the skills and techniques I have gained in the wider world of photography.

With over 10 years experience, not only as a wedding photographer but also working in commercial and editorial photographer, you’ll be in safe hands!


Over the last decade I’ve photographed hundreds of weddings. From beaches and clifftops in howling wind and rain, to tiny dark chapels and everything in-between.

As a wedding photographer in Wales you get pretty used to the weather not being quite on your side!

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bride and bride kissing on a beach under a rainbow

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frequently asked questions

how far in advance should we book you for our wedding?

Most couples tend to book anything from 6 to 12 months in advance of their wedding date. Key season dates can sometimes be booked further ahead.

How long wil it take after the wedding to receive my photos?

During and just after the busy summer months its around 8 to 12 weeks. In quieter winter periods this maybe a little shorter.


Yes. I have full Public Liability and Professional Indemnity business insurance .I also cary backup camera and lighting equipment.


Absolutely! I believe in being totally transparent and am more than happy for you to view any of my previous weddings in full.

how far DO YOU TRAVEL?

Generally, most of the weddings I photograph are in South and West Wales. Though I am available to travel anywhere.

Travel within 2 hours of Swansea is included in all my prices. For further afield please ask.


To be honest, neither do I! I’ve been photographing couples for over 10 years and my aim is to make the entire experience as far away from cheesy posing as you can get!


Bridal prep to first dance – £1495

My collections include a handmade presentation box with a handful of fine art prints, digital gallery, printing rights, travel and insurance.


From – £495

From 2 to 6 Hours, elopements to small gatherings. Includes digital gallery, printing rights, travel and insurance.

next steps:

1. say hello

Like what you’ve seen so far? Drop me a quick message with your details, wedding date and any other thoughts.

2. let’s talk

Its important to me that both the style of my photography and the way I work fit with your wedding plans. This is a chance for you to ask me any questions you might have.

3. book me

If you feel that I’m the right fit for your day we can move forward to booking your wedding. I have a straightforward and easy process to get your date secured.

why i became a SOUTH WALES wedding photographer in SWANSEA.

Your wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and my mission is to ensure that every moment is beautifully preserved for generations to come. With a passion for storytelling and an eye for detail, I strive to create stunning photographs that tell the unique story of your love.

From the romantic beaches of the Gower to the dramatic mountains of the Brecon Beacons, South Wales offers a breathtaking backdrop for your wedding day. As a local photographer, I know all the best locations to capture stunning portraits and candid moments that reflect the beauty of the region.

I understand that planning a wedding can be overwhelming, which is why I approach every shoot with professionalism, care, and a dash of creativity. Whether you’re exchanging vows in a charming countryside barn or saying “I do” on a clifftop overlooking the sea, I’ll be there to capture every precious moment with style and grace.

Take a look at my portfolio to see examples of my work and get a sense of my photography style. From intimate elopements to grand celebrations, I’ve had the honour of documenting weddings of all shapes and sizes, each one as unique as the couple at the centre of it all.

So if you’re searching for a wedding photographer in Swansea, South Wales, look no further. Let’s chat about how I can help bring your wedding vision to life and create memories that you’ll cherish for a lifetime. Contact me today to schedule a consultation – I can’t wait to hear all about your love story!

Get In Touch

If you’re looking for a photographer and you connect with my work, I would love to hear from you! Please allow 48 hours for a response.

*2024 Fully Booked – I have space for 1 December wedding left!*