Wedding Photography packages – Special offer

At last some sunshine and hot weather! and to celebrate I’m offering a special promotion for a selection of my wedding photography packages.

The sunflower wedding photography package, normally £1200, has a special offer price of £999 if booked during the next 4 weeks (ending midnight on the 27th August)

The package offers eight hours photographer coverage which includes everything from getting ready in the morning, all the way through to the first dance and everything in-between! All of the classic family and friend group shots can be included. It will be relaxed, fun and discreet.

wedding portrait

The Violet wedding photography package, normally £795, has a special offer price of £695, if booked during the next 4 weeks (ending midnight on the 27th August)

This package offers four hours photographer coverage and is perfect for smaller or more intimate weddings or for couples who want photographs from a specific section of their day.  You can dictate when you want the coverage to start and additional time can be added to this package. (see extras for more details)

wedding portrait

Please get in contact as soon as possible to reserve your pre-wedding consultation with me.

I have a relaxed, informal style of photography. Most of all I really want you to have fun shooting photographs on your big day. My style offers a fun, intimate, elegant and affordable answer  to finding that perfect wedding photographer.


Poppies in Cardiff Bay

Poppies in Cardiff Bay

One of the many positives of being a professional photographer in Cardiff is the diversity of the landscape that surrounds you. I was on a recent walk in Cardiff Bay barrage and wandered into a ‘field’ of poppies.

Cardiff Bay Photography

Cardiff Bay barrage is a delightful walk from Penarth, from it’s industrial beauty to the vast Severn Estuary “plains’ it is a source of photographic inspiration.

Having a young boy of three, his energy levels constantly amaze me, so stretching his legs across the barrage, past the sails and into the sandy playground in the bay is a lovely way to spend a Sunday morning.

Let me know where you like to spend your Sunday morning and perhaps we can meet up and take some photographs of your beautiful family. Get in touch here.


Miskin Manor as a Wedding Venue

Miskin Manor hotel, Cardiff, offers something a little different to your wedding. It is a Grade II listed, AA four star hotel set in a massive 25 acres. The distance to Cardiff and Swansea are both a reasonable 20 minutes and with the M4 less then a 5 minute drive it makes the location perfect.

Photography at a Miskin Manor Wedding with the bride and Groom

The grounds with the manor are well presented. It even has a helicopter landing pad!

This shot is taken from the grounds at the side of the manor. The reception spills onto the patio area  and made a superb canape and champagne reception.

The manor itself has a variety of entertaining rooms  which include a wood panelled lounge. The bedrooms have four posters and the views are tremendous, looking out onto the extensive grounds of the manor. There is plenty of on-site car parking space and for the wedding party looking for some pampering, there is a full health club and swimming pool. In 2011 the grounds of Miskin Manor won the Wales in Bloom award for the gardens.

Wedding Day at Miskin Manor, nr Cardiff

The layout for most ceremonies held in the Minstrel Hall looks similar to this, the wooden trusses and wedding chairs are fabulous and the room requires no marketing, it is beautiful. The photograph below shows a typical set up for the wedding breakfast in the Cedar Room, it makes a really terrific venue; warm, cozy and accessible.

Miskin Manor Photography Wedding

There is plenty of natural light for good photographs during the wedding ceremony in the Minstrel Hall and also reasonable light in the Cedar Room. Later in the day you will most likely need flash, if, as expected the speeches run on later, as the only natural light comes from a bank of windows at the back of the room.

Wedding in the Minstrel Hall Miskin ManorWedding Photography with bride at Miskin Manor

If you need a photographer for your wedding, please get in touch. I’d love to photograph your wedding at Miskin Manor, or any other venue, so please do get in touch with me at or click the contact buttons below.

Groom speeches, kisses bride at Miskin Manor Wedding

If you are looking for a wedding venue be sure to visit Miskin Manor


Cardiff Castle as a Wedding Venue

Bride and Groom portrait, Cardiff Castle Wedding

Cardiff Castle is one of the most sought after wedding locations in Wales, it offers wedding clients a huge variety of function rooms for hire and from a photography perspective has plenty of stunning backdrops to utilise on your special day.

The ceremony can be held in the 15th century undercroft or the guest tower (which can only hold a small number of guests (30 in total I believe) The evening reception can be held in a number of locations; the beautiful Banqueting Hall for a wedding breakfast, the Undercroft or the new Interpretation Centre and its roof top terrace and panoramic views across the city.

Photography opportunities are plentiful. The spiral staircase which adjoins the library and banqueting hall stands out for me, but there are many other rooms and vistas for the bride and groom poses.

Bride and Groom, Undercroft, Spiral Stairs, Cardiff CastleSpiral Staircase, Cardiff Castle, Bride, Wedding, Photographer

The Norman keep, banqueting hall, library and a host of alternative locations in and around the large grounds of the castle ensure it is a popular choice for weddings large and small.

Library at Castle for photographer Neil MansfieldWedding Breakfast Cardiff Castle photos

The city centre location offers great access to local hotels and B&B’s for overnight stays. Cardiff Castle is very well managed, each wedding I have photographed has always been given the personal level of attention it deserves making this a must consider venue if the very reasonable rates are within your individual budget.

If you want Neil Mansfield to photograph your wedding at Cardiff Castle or you’d like to discuss this or many other venues then please get in touch.


My new website design at

I am delighted to be able to launch my new website design at

My new wedding, portrait website by Neil Mansfield

This has taken a little while to get the design and build right for me and on top of that it’s been an interesting journey of discovery, lots and lots of new skills learnt and new contact made.

So what is different?

New logo: I really wanted to design a logo that is recognisable and tells people instantly what I photograph. I looked at all sorts of clever graphical plays on letters from my name but in the end focused on a simple and clean approach to the design. I have shortened the pixel length and added a number of photographic disciplines that I shoot. Colours and font type have remained the same for consistency.

Focus: This site is now entirely focused on my weddings and portraits business. I have a few small extra items to add including lots of lovely new photographs of my albums for 2012/13. There are also some very exciting times ahead for my landscape photography. I will be launching a new landscape dedicated website over the next month. Watch this space for more detail.

Wedding Albums: I have been to a number of trade fairs in order to find new album suppliers that fit in with my wedding style.  I offer a traditional mounted album with hand printed photographs or a digitally bound and printed album, both are exquisite products that will happy sit on any coffee table for years to come.

Portraits: This has become a rapidly expanding part of my portfolio over the last 12 months and I have just tweaked the pages to explain a little more about my products in particular the studio and lighting elements.

Wedding prices and packages: These have been tweaked and renamed for 2011/12 with a view to making it very easy to add on extra products or tailor a specific package for your special day.

Blog: This will now become a regular feature on my site and I am very, very excited about talking about wedding, portrait shoot, equipment, styles, shooting locations, wedding fairs and so much more.

So head on over and take a look, please pass on any feedback you may have. I am always interested to here your views, good, bad or indifferent. I am always learning and keen to keep it that way.

I cant wait for this year to unfold, if it ends up being anything like 2011 it will be a terrific year.

Very best wishes,