Gareth and Chloe’s wedding at Lion Quays will always be a memorable day for many reasons. I absolutely loved how easy it was to photograph these two, they were naturals in front of the camera and the weather gave us some magical moments with stunning sunsets and snow! In late March! Their chosen “Oscars” theme was a nice touch and allowed us to have some fun with limos, a red carpet, shades and trophies. As well as a cheeky nod or “slap” to the Oscars which was just 3 days before.

Lion Quays was the perfect choice for their wedding day. Situated in the countryside next to a beautiful quay as the name suggests allowed us to get a variety of stunning couple shots by the water’s edge and near some vintage lampposts with the sunset peeking behind. The venue has many different areas for guests to mingle and for key events to take place. It has its own ceremony room, a couple of bar areas, the main reception area for the wedding breakfast, multiple outdoor areas around the building including covered areas and a pretty water feature too.

I loved how there was ample room to move around and keep my distance so as not to interfere with any moments but still be close enough to capture the memories. It’s nice to work at a venue that doesn’t mean I need to make any compromises and can just focus on taking beautiful photographs.


Emily was an absolute star on our special day! She felt a part of the furniture immediately, capturing everything we could have wanted and looking back through the photos we get to relive all of our memories as well as see what our guests saw! If you hire Emily you will not be disappointed!
Written by Gareth

When Heledd asked me if I would make a short promotional film for her wedding photography business I did virtual cartwheels. I adore Heledd’s work and we collaborate a lot documenting weddings in North Wales and Cheshire so it only made perfect sense to produce her promotional video.

She organised a styled wedding photoshoot at the stunning Rivercatcher Cottages in Llandrillo, Corwen and brought together many well-established wedding suppliers from North Wales to style a dream wedding.

The backdrop of the Welsh mountains near the edge of the river is truly a breathtaking sight, so it was the perfect place for Heledd and Wedding Planner, Jade Leung, to suspend a cake from a swing! Hayley’s Piped Dreams crafted an elegant three-tiered cake along with some delicious goodies placed next to it. I’m always super excited when I see Hayley’s supplying the cake as I’ve never tasted a better wedding cake!

Check out what we got up to in the video below:

Photography: Heledd Roberts

Styling and props: Jade Leung

Cake: Hayley’s Piped Dreams

Flowers: Ivy, Pip and Rose

Cake swing: Made by Wood and Wood

Venue: The Rivercatcher

Stationery: Quaintly Kate

Backdrop: The Soiree Stylists

Hair: Ypdws Elin Wyn

Make-up: Keena make up artist

Videography: Emily J Roberts

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It was a wonderful experience filming Huw & Dilwen’s wedding at Capel Gellifor and Ruthin Farmers Auction House while Heledd Roberts photographed the wedding.

The theming was beautifully rustic to tie in with the couple’s agricultural background and we had a fun (but cold!) photoshoot at a lake near their farm with stunning views of North Wales.

This wedding will always stick in my memory because it was my first Welsh-speaking wedding. If only I could speak Welsh! The couple were very pleased with the highlights video and it had a good reception on social media.

I loved Fran and Nathan’s gorgeous wedding – it was fun and exciting to photograph them enjoying their falconry experience in the lovely grounds of Pentre Mawr. I must thank Heledd Roberts for getting me on board as her second shooter; it’s always a joy to work with her and I’m grateful to learn all I can through working together.


A short documentary about Lindy Martin, a ceramicist and beachcomber from Llansteffan. We follow her beachcombing and making one of her signature teapots. Finally, we chat about her dad who was a famous local photographer in Aberystwyth. The documentary was created while studying at Aberystwyth University for the Documentary Production module in our third year.


We filmed using a Nikon D5100 and Nikon D3100 with kit lenses. Aberystwyth University let us borrow a camera slider and a TASCAM audio recorder with a wireless tie-clip microphone to improve production quality.


The final film received 73% which is a First at University level and was screened at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre. It was also selected as part of The Eye: Ceramic Season exhibition which was shown in the foyer of the Arts Centre in a pod shaped like an eye.

WINNER in the 19-25 category for Best Documentary at the ZOOM International Film Festival (BAFTA approved) March 27th 2015
Official selection at AUBG Film festival
Shortlisted at the AMIRANI Student Film Festival 2014 in Georgia
Shortlist for best documentary at Freshly Squeezed International Film Festival 2013
Shortlist for best new talent award at Freshly Squeezed International Film Festival 2013
Nominated for best documentary at Fuse Film Festival 2013
Nominated for best direction at Thurrock International Film Festival 2013
Nominated for best documentary at Thurrock International Film Festival 2013

Other screenings:
Glastonbury Film Festival 2015
Filmed up, Cornerhouse, Manchester
Kino Shorts, Manchester
Gloustershire Film Showcase

A Documentary about love and happiness. The film follows a couple and their everyday life together. Filmed below the waistline along with the sound of their poems is an experimental way to see if the audience can understand characters without seeing their faces…

Director: Natasha Hawthornthwaite
Co-Director: Emily Roberts
Camera & Sound: Emily Roberts, Natasha Hawthornthwaite
Editor: Emily Roberts

Kevin McNally (Actor, Pirates of the Caribbean)
“Delightful and imaginatively shot”

Mick Jackson (Director of L.A. Story, Volcano and The Bodyguard)
“Natasha Hawthornwaite’s touching film is commendably brave and honest and quite unafraid of seeming sentimental – for which I would applaud it. It’s a really neat idea to hear the affirmations of love spoken over shots of everyday house-keeping activities As we listen to the couple’s voices, we come to know them and appreciate their relationship, even though we don’t see their faces until the last minute.”

Sally Lisk-Lewis (BBC Developer)
“What a delightful film. Made me feel strangely proud – and grateful for the happiness that exist between two people. It’s not easy to show that kind of contentment on screen but you did it in a very charming, heartful way, beautifully observed.”

Christopher Morris (Lecturer at Newport Film School & BBC Producer & Director)
“This was a perfect short film that did not outstay it’s welcome – it delivered a simple idea and was flooded with warmth, humour and love.”