Rhian and Atanas (Wedding at Tower Hill Barns)
Ioan photographed our wedding in July 2017. We had a great experience - from the very first phone call Ioan was really friendly, making us feel more like friends than clients. We were looking for natural shots of our day, and chose Celynnen because Ioan has real skill in capturing people's genuine happy smiles. He listened to what we wanted and was really flexible - a good job seeing as we had a bit of unusual request to have some wedding pictures with our pug! On the day, Ioan was really laid back and relaxed which helped us to be as well, and got some amazing pictures which we absolutely love. We're really pleased with Celynnen photography and would highly recommend them.
Mark and Emma (Wedding at the DoubleTree Hilton Chester followed by celebrations in a tipi)
One of my biggest worries when planning our wedding was the photographer, the wedding album will be the longest lasting remind of your big day! Having seen and spoken to several other photographers we met Ioan at a wedding fair, I absolutely loved the relaxed style of his photography (I'm not someone who enjoys having their picture taken!) after a brief conversation I came away knowing I'd found my wedding photographer. From there up until the wedding it's self Ioan and Nicola made the process very easy and straight forward from deciding what we wanted in our package to organising our pre wedding shoot. The wedding day itself went off with out a hitch, Ioan made sure we were everywhere we needed to be at the times we needed to be there, nothing was to much trouble for him. We didn't even notice him milling around snapping away most of the time which meant we could both relax and enjoy our day. All the guest absolutely loved Ioan and still talk about him he settled in like one of the wedding guests. Our wedding album is beautiful and captures all the moments of our day! It tells the story from start to finish we absolutely love it. We truly can't thank you both enough of all you did for us! We would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone. Lots of love Mr and Mrs Gee x
Ioan and Nicola and both extremely lovely people who make you feel welcome from the second you speak with them.
Ioan is an amazing photographer and he brings out the best of everyone in the photos too! He has a natural ability to make people laugh and smile.
We have never ever seen such amazing photos as we received in our wedding album. They are simply stunning and the quality is amazing. It is really hard to describe how good they are in a review but all I can say is that if you book with Celynnen, there is absolutely no way you will be disappointed.
We will without a doubt be booking future photo shoots with Ioan and Nicola.
Thank you very much for everything!!
Ioan captured our wedding day in such a way that we can relive the day from looking through our wedding album. Ioan is non intrusive and has a knack for capturing the most beautiful, natural photos. Now we have a new addition to the family, there is no-one else we would trust to capture our most precious memories. Ioan is not just a photographer, he becomes a friend (& someone to talk to about random things like Arnie & Martine Muccutcheon getting killed by cheese ;)
Choosing a photographer for our wedding was an important decision. Luckily for us Owain had experience of working with Ioan through North Wales Crusaders. Ioan is a great guy to work with and just wants to have fun while doing a job he obviously loves. He's so passionate about his work and will do anything in his power to ensure he gets the best shots.
We were both a bit nervous about being in front of the camera but our pre-wedding shoot with Ioan put us at ease. It really helped to know what he would need us to do on the big day.
Behind every man though there's a great woman, Ioan's wife. Nicola's communications via email and answers to any questions we had we're very helpful. The time sheet for the wedding day is a great idea and ensured our day ran smoothly and we got the pictures we wanted.
The big day went very smoothly. Ioan and his assistant were great in getting everybody in place for photos. But the best bit is all the photos he takes without you actually knowing he's doing it. The best photos are of people acting natural and several guests commented that they forgot he was there taking pictures, this is a great compliment to Ioan as there's nothing worse than constantly having to pose on demand.
After the wedding the service didn't end there and Ioan came to visit us at home and set up a display through our tv to show us all the photos. We were able to see all them he had taken and have the option of changing pics we weren't so keen on. But in all honesty Nicola had done a great job selecting the best pictures and I think we only changed 2 out of the 130+ pics. We would highly recommend Celynnen Photography to any couple looking to get quality service and most of all quality pictures.
Many Thanks to Ioan, Nicola & their assistant A.K.A Celynnen Photography
Sarah & Owain x
Dylan and I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for capturing our special day. Choosing a photographer was always going to be difficult especially when we had no recommendations from anyone and didn’t visit any wedding fares. However from the moment you first visited my house to receiving the wedding album your service has been exceptional.
The pre wedding shoot that you provided really helped to get used to the camera and at the same time gave us time to get to know you a bit better thus making it easier to be able to speak to you and communicate to make sure you captured the day how we wanted it to be. You made us feel really comfortable and we had such a good time with you.
On the day itself you didn’t just capture the day perfectly you also helped out with other things, you went far and beyond what we would class as your call of duty without compromising the quality of the pictures that were taken. I felt and I know Dylan did to that we were really happy to have you in the wedding because we really felt like you understood us as a couple.
Your service didn’t just stop at that either, you continued to provide an exceptional service after the wedding. The fact that you came over to our house once again to show us what pictures had been taken and also the album that Nicola had put together was a great help. This meant you were able to fit the meeting around our life which if I recall correctly you visited at 8pm!
I can ensure you that we had no regrets choosing Celynnen Photography and would certainly recommend you to EVERYONE in the future. We are so pleased to have met you.
Cathi & Dylan Evans
We saw Celynnen Photography for the first time at a wedding fayre at Carden Park hotel, back in 2011. We were looking for a high standard of photography, but something more along the traditional album style, and it was a relief to finally find a photographer who met our requirements, without extortionate prices. We received friendly and professional levels of service throughout - from our initial meeting with Nicola at the fayre; followed up shortly after when Ioan visited us at our house; to our free pre-wedding photoshoot at a location of our choice (to help us learn to relax infront of the camera); the main shoot on our wedding day; and not forgetting the personal delivery of the album by Ioan a few months later. Nicola kept us informed throughout the whole process, ensuring everything was organised accordingly. What we really liked was the fact that Ioan spent the time to get to know us as people, and ensured that we felt at ease with him during the photo-shoots. His quirky nature, especially his singing!, ensured we were smiling and laughing naturally, which always helps when you are having your picture taken! We certainly have no regrets using Celynnen Photography for our wedding, and they come highly recommended from us.
Rachael and Oliver Shenton, (Wedding at Oakley Hall, Shropshire)
We'd just like to say a huge thank you to Ioan and Nicola for the beautiful photographs of our Pre Wedding shoot and also of our Wedding Day. Ioan is amazing at getting even the most camera shy of people to take fantastic images. We cant praise them enough for their professionalism. Nothing is too much trouble and we would highly recommend Celynnen Photography. Ioan even took the time to speak French to many of our relatives from France, directing them on where to stand and informing them on what was happening throughout the day. Thank you! Thank you also to Nicola for her hard work and attention to detail in producing such beautiful albums.
We are very pleased we chose Celynnen Photography for our wedding day. The quality of photos and album is exceptional especially when compared to other far more expensive wedding photographers. Ioan is great to have around on your wedding day. We had great fun and always felt at ease. Ioan even helped sorting the stress of the makeup artist arriving exceptionally late. We had a brilliant day and we would highly recommend Celynnen Photography to capture yours.
After searching for months I finally found the perfect photographer for my wedding. We had two photo shoots with Celynnen Photography and from the day we booked them Ioan and Nicola couldnt be more helpful. On the wedding day it was Ioan who kept his eye on me and calmed me down after spotting me start to panic! We have now received our wedding album, and it could not be more beautiful. I would recommend Celynnen to anyone who wants amazing pictures!
We would just like to say a great big thanks to Ioan and Nicola for helping capture our special day and presenting us with an album that we absolutley love!!! Wish we could do it all over again including the “Engagement Shoot” we loved every second and had such a giggle. We highly recommend Celynnen Photography as they are so professional, during the run up to the big day they were a great support to us both and on the day they were great!!! Their work is excellent and Ioan’s passion for his work really does shine through and comes out in his fantastic pictures. It has been a joy working with them.
Niall and I have enjoyed every minute working with Celynnen Photography for our wedding day abroad HMS Warrior 1860. We are grateful to Ioan for providing such a professional and personal service. The resulting photographs exceeded our expectations and captured the essence of the day beautifully. The albums used are of exceptionally high quality. We would definitely recommend Celynnen Photography to all our friends and family… No doubt we will be using their services again in the not too distant future.
We have had a lovely experience with Ioan and Nicola for the last 20 months, they are the best of the best and take great care in everything you want, and most importantly they listen to what you want and give you just that! Our engagement shoot was fab and by the wedding it was as though our friends were there with us!
We have enjoyed every meeting of working with you. We can't imagine anyone more professional and we are truly grateful for such personal service. You captured so many fleeting moments so perfectly....the results of your efforts are spectacular and we cannot recommend you highly enough.
To say I was speechless when I saw the photographs is an understatement! This guy is super fantastic! *Friendly *Professional *Quirky I could go on... Ioan is clearly very passionate about his work and it sure does show!
Just fantastic. Choosing our wedding photographer was one of our most important decisions, since the photos will last forever. It was also one of the easiest decisions - as soon as we meet Ioan and saw his work, we knew. Ioan is personable, professional and a truly fascinating man to be around. Neither I nor my husband are particularly happy in front of a camera, but he made us feel so relaxed at our pre-wedding shoot that the big day photos were a breeze. Nicola was so helpful and charming every time we got in touch to ask pointless and frequent questions! The photos we have and our beautiful album are amongst our most treasured possessions; they capture the mood of our brilliant day to perfection. If they have space for you, book them. And do it quickly, before they book up!Heather Caroline Wheeler
Ioan put everyone at ease during the day, he created the photos around us, not the other way around, and when I saw the finished product I was extremely impressed with how he had translated the authenticity of the day! I would highly recommend him if you want natural photos with the story behind them captured superbly!
We had the pleasure of Ioan photographing our wedding, not only is he professional yet approachable but provides a service second to none. Not a single photographic opportunity was missed and the photos are breathtaking! Ioan provides the encouragement and direction to ensure a camera shy person will feel comfortable. I couldn't recommend anyone more than I do Celynnen Photography for any type of photography!
Thank you very much Ioan for making us, and everybody else feel so relaxed on our wedding day. We had a fantastic day, both on our pre-wedding shoot, and on the day of the wedding.The resulting photographs have come out amazingly well. The quality is out of this world. We could not asked for anything more from our photographer. Truly world class, both in person, and in product.
We got married in 2012 and spent a while looking for the 'right' photographer, after seeing celynnen photography's pictures we gave them a call. Ioan came round that week and we booked them there and then! Our wedding was fantastic and we have some amazing pictures to look back on our day! So in 2013 when I found out I was pregnant we booked celynnen photography for a bump shoot. When baby Charlie James arrived Ioan came over and took pictures of our new little family! We have some brilliant photos and can't wait to show them all to Charlie when he is older. Thank you to both Ioan and Nicola! 5 star photos and memories.
You simply can not go wrong. Consummate professionals with a great sense of humour. Ioan manages to make you feel completely at ease and really captures the moment and emotions. My wife and I love looking at our pre-wedding shoot at Portmerion and the big day at DoubleTree Hotel in Chester. The albums are amazing. What is great is that we still keep in touch. Seriously, if Ioan's available, book him. You will not be disappointed.
Ioan Said is a brilliant photographer, with a keen eye to detail and a creative style which is flexible and adaptable to each and every situation. Whether that is a wedding, a social function, a modelling photo shoot session or other. He is a gentleman and his personal qualities as a person shine through his work, making it very easy to work with him – and he is always open to ideas and suggestions (always the sign of a knowledgeable and experienced photographer). I have worked with Ioan twice, once during a charity event where Ioan had been hired to shoot the event for the papers, and the second time recently for my own personal portfolio. As an actor and model, it is very important to me to be able to work with someone I feel comfortable with, and who I know will bring out the best in the final product. Ioan provides an excellent service – and is a lovely guy too! I recommend Ioan and Celynnen Photography to anyone if you not only want a fantastic final outcome, but also if you want to actually have fun during the shoot! Sikander Malik, September 22, 2011
I had a fantastic day with Celynnen Photography! I hadn’t done a professional shoot before so Ioan gave me suggestions and feedback to get the best results. He was enthusiastic and positive, it was very encouraging! I felt fantastic all day and the images that were produced were brilliant! I can’t wait to work with Celynnen Photography again.