About South Wales Wedding Photographer Andrew Hazard

Thar Desert, Rajasthan, India.

I live in Griffithstown near the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal in beautiful South Wales. I have a small but perfectly formed family - wonderful wife Gaynor, my hero sons Zachariah and Jedediah and our two cats Archie and Reg. The best wedding I've ever been to was of course mine and Gaynor's. I couldn’t bare the thought of a big wedding so we married secretly in Bangkok with no guests, no photographer and it was amazing! We have just three wedding photos (I'm on just one) but it was worth it.

Though I spend more time in front of a Mac than behind a Nikon I am still a very lucky boy.

I began my love of photography while working at Cardiff Bay Development Corporation. I was given fabulous opportunities during the development of Cardiff Bay such as following the construction of the Cardiff Bay Barrage and covering the Lennox Lewis v Frank Bruno world heavyweight title fight at Cardiff Arms Park. Despite my then mortal fear of flying I started helicopter aerial photography and I am now probably the biggest supplier of aerial photos in Cardiff. At CBDC I covered many prestigious events such as the Royal opening of The National Assembly of Wales, F1 Powerboat racing and many concerts including INXS and The Stereophonics.

I love my job and I love shooting weddings

I love my job and this shows in the photos I take and the effort I put in before, during and after the wedding. I am there to document your day where the photos revolve around the wedding and not the other way around. The day is all about you and I will not intrude. 

I love being part of a special occasion and having a good laugh while I work. Technically it is very challenging and not for the faint hearted. At a wedding I am a documentary photographer, still life photographer and a portrait photographer. After the wedding all you will have left are your photos so don't trust a novice or anonymous hotel package photographers.