Documentary wedding photographer


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I'm Heather Birnie. I’m a documentary wedding photographer who lives on a farm in West Wales and I’m a sucker for the outdoors, adventure, meeting new people and of course, weddings. I care about real emotions, capturing intimate moments and creating truly memorable photographs for you to cherish for the rest of your lives.

I don’t do posed, I don’t do awkward; I just do natural and unstaged wedding photographs that flow with your day.

I welcome bookings from all over the UK and further afield, so please, tell me about your plans. Whether it’s a forest wedding, a classical country house wedding, a destination wedding or an elopement with your nearest and dearest, I’d love to hear more. 

If you want to learn more about me, head this way!

Or if you want to say hello, head down to my contact page to get in touch.



Heather photographed our wedding and we couldn’t have wished for someone more perfect. She fitted into our day like a glove and the shots are just mesmerising. We can’t recommend her enough, so lovely and friendly whilst being completely professional and getting amazing shots. Heather was our dream photographer. We feel like we have gained a new friend!
— Kelly + Matt


natural wedding photography

Full day coverage


10 hrs coverage

400-600+ high res retouched photos

Private online gallery

Download and printing rights

Wooden keepsake box + USB + prints


nantwen wedding photography

Half day coverage


5 hrs coverage

200+ high res retouched photos

Private online gallery

Download and printing rights

Wooden keepsake box + USB + prints


nantwen wedding photography

Bespoke coverage

from £500

2 hrs coverage minimum

Additional hours available at extra cost

Private online gallery

Download and printing rights

Wooden keepsake box + USB + prints


wedding photography packaging

Everyone that books with me receives a keepsake box as a part of their wedding package - a little thank you from me for the support and a little something for you to cherish over the years to come! Your wooden keepsake box is crafted using locally sourced wood, and inside is a selection of prints nestled in some dried moss along with a wooden USB containing all your wedding photographs.



pre-wedding photography

Add an Engagement shoot


Perfect opportunity to get some great photos of you both and to get used to the camera and the way I work

Online gallery + download + printing

groom preparations

Add a second shooter


 A second shooter will cover the boys getting ready, the ceremony from the back, guests mingling whilst I am taking your group shots and more angles throughout the day


bespoke wedding album

add an album

From £400

You’ve had your wedding, you have all the memories of the best day of your lives, and you want to add permanence to your photographs, to create something to share, gather around and revisit over the years to come. I offer high quality linen fine art albums constructed from sustainable materials; 30 pages as standard with extra pages available for purchase.

All albums include a design service.



destination wedding photography

£2250 all inclusive

I love travelling and I have already been fortunate enough to cover wedding across the UK and Europe. If you think we are the perfect fit, please get in touch and we can go over your plans! 

Heather was a joy to have with us on our wedding day, she blended into the day without making anyone feel the slightest bit uncomfortable, and managed to capture all the special moments that happened throughout. She is such a lovely person and we all felt like she was part of the family. Her unobtrusive way of working meant she made the most beautiful, natural images which we will treasure forever.
— Jas + Will

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