Recommended Locations

Take a look at some of our most visited locations and get inspired for your outdoor photoshoot

We're always happy to travel to other locations within our catchment area, so please let us know  if you have a favourite spot or if there's somewhere with special family memories. 

However, please be aware that professional photography is prohibited at certain venues (including all National Trust properties) and some locations may also be subject to admission fees which will be an additional charge on top of your session price.

around the studio :

If changeable weather is making it difficult to decide between a studio session or an outdoor photoshoot, there are several suitable green spaces located around Wern Trading Estate.  This allows us to switch quickly from indoors to outdoors with the weather. 

These outdoor areas aren't as large or as varied as other venues but they  still offer plenty of scope for beautiful outdoor photography. In fact, even during good weather this is a popular choice allowing you to include a mixture of studio and outdoor shots in your session.

this location is also OFFERED

for mini session bookings

Fourteen Locks Canal Centre  :

Open grassy areas, woodland paths, a picturesque wooden bridge and rustic benches. Fourteen Locks really does have something for everyone - there's even the opportunity to finish up with some action shots feeding the ducks!

Just off junction 27 of the M4, these fantastic photo locations are all right next to the carpark, making this an ideal venue if you have a buggy or limited mobility.

As an added bonus, Fourteen Locks is also close enough to the studio so that we can abandon an outdoor shoot and relocate indoors if there's a sudden change in the weather.

* Please note that there is a £1 car parking fee

this location is also OFFERED

for mini session bookings

belle vue park :

Located close to the centre of Newport, this stunning park is beautifully maintained and offers a wealth of photo opportunities.

The Victorian bandstand is one of our 'must have' locations and offers a dry haven if there are showers on the day. Moving further into the park, stonework walls and steps provide interesting and varied backdrops before we get to open grassy areas, trees and landscaped flowerbeds.

Car parking is just £1, but please be aware that the park is on an extremely steep hill so you will need to negotiate steps leading down from the carpark , followed by more steps and steep paths as we move further into the park.

this location is also OFFERED

for mini session bookings

Llandaff Fields (Cardiff) :

If mature trees and rolling grassland are on the wishlist for your photoshoot, then you won't find a better spot than Llandaff Fields. It's an absolutely stunning location for this type of scenery.

The most picturesque spot for photography is alongside Mill Lane so we usually arrange to meet at the Western Avenue entrance. This means that you'll need to walk from wherever you park but it really is worth it! This end of Llandaff Fields is also just a short walk from the banks of the Taff, where we'll find tree-lined avenues and an abundance of Daffodils in the Spring.

this location is OFFERED

for full length sessions only

Cwmbran Boating Lake :

Starting with wildflowers and an area of open grass near the entrance, the path around the lake is then edged with mature Willows and decked viewing areas. The children's play area and duck pond offer the potential for casual action shots, while just off the main footpath we’ll find wooden walkways and woodland tracks.

This is probably one of the most varied and versatile local venues available to us. and an absolutely beautiful location for an outdoor photoshoot at any time of year.

Car parking at the boating lake is free and although there’s a bit of a walk to reach the lake, all footpaths are well maintained and buggy / wheelchair friendly.

this location is OFFERED

for full length sessions only

Usk Castle :

A truly magical venue for your photoshoot, Usk Castle offers a mix of ancient stonework, grassy areas, woodland and much more! It's quite possibly our favourite location simply for the fact that every single spot has a fairytale feel.

Free parking is available in the visitors' carpark, however, please note that access to the grounds does involve steep uneven footpaths and a short but extremely steep slope up to the castle which can't be negotiated with a buggy.

this location is OFFERED

for full length sessions only

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