Joshua Rhys Photography

Award Winning Wedding Photographer, South Wales.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at


Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Online Proofing
Photo Printing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Last-Minute Orders
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Online Shop
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Second Shooter Available
Photo Booth Available
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Videography Available
Images on USB

Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary
Full Description
Operating out of Barry, Vale Of Glamorgan, in Wales, Joshua Rhys Photography specialises in documenting wedding events. Owner Joshua thrives on capturing the special energy on the day. With a wealth of experience and an eye for detail, he will make it his mission to capture every precious moment that reveals itself throughout your special day. Services Offered Joshua Rhys Photography offers a range of services to ensure that you can capture your wedding day in the style that you desire. His wedding package includes a pre-wedding consultation, a pre-wedding venue visit, and a pre-wedding photoshoot in a location of your choice. Videography highlights are also available on request. Joshua is ready to jump in to direct group shots and facilitate portraits, but otherwise, he loves to work discreetly, documenting the day in the most natural way possible.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Josh
Thanks for taking the time to consider me for your day. I'd to love to hear from you - feel free to message through this service or email me directly at


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
No. of People In Team
Married in April 2022
April 2022
Beautiful photos of our big day!
Josh did an incredible job capturing our wedding day. He made us feel comfortable in front of the camera, and able to have a laugh while also being professional. He took all of the photos that we had requested but also included lots of great candid ones too! The photos are really beautiful and I would highly recommend him!
Amy and Jamie
Married in October 2021
January 2022
I wouldn’t ever use anyone else. The best of the best.
If your looking for someone who makes photos come to life, look no further, josh is absolutely amazing at capturing the most special moments. I got married in October & from start to finish josh gave his all, early morning starts to capture all the getting ready, to even coming on a car journey middle of the Day to snap shots of us at the beach, to the end of the evening when he’s capturing all the funny funky dance moves that are always a pleasure to see! Haha. He doesn’t stop, but fits in like a guest. He’s brilliant with everyone, adults and children. I really wanted a videographer but my husband was against the idea, but I don’t even feel like I needed one after seeing the photos, they really do come alive, they are the most special moments & every detail is captured nothing is missed & every time I see the photos I smile. Thank you a million times over for the most magical photos. I’ve had many photos taken by josh, family shots, generation family shots, my little one riding his bike & the wedding, & he’s got a flare they are not a standard shot you always see, they are always different & extra special & the compliments I always receive for my photos I wouldn’t ever use anyone else. You really are the best of the best.
Amy and Jordan
Married in June 2021
January 2022
He really is the best at what he does.
I have always loved Josh's work and when we booked our wedding there was only ever one man I could trust for the job. Josh is so professional but yet he fitted in like he was a guest at our wedding too. He has brilliant people skills, he was so good with both adults and children, making everyone feel relaxed whilst capturing those special moments. (Also brilliant with our dog when we had a pre wedding shoot!) His photographs really told the story of our day and I will be forever grateful for him making sure he took the shots that were important to us. He also captured those natural moments that you don't want to forget about too! Also have to mention the amazing quality of our wedding album. It came hand delivered and was beautifully boxed. Josh pieced it together perfectly. He really is the best at what he does.
Sherly Gumbledore
Wedding: October 2019
February 2020
He’s like a magician! Defo book this lad!
I attended at a wedding where Josh was photographer. He captured the wedding super rad. Ive not seen one picture that doesn’t look amazing. On a personal note, whilst at the wedding he snapped the most magnificent picture I own of me and my lads. He’s like a magician! Defo book this lad!
Kiera and Rob
Married in October 2019
February 2020
Did so much for us, with very little direction!
Josh and Nicole were the most perfect people to photograph our special day. They made us and our guests feel relaxed and at ease. We're not posey people so their candid style was totally perfect. They did so much for us, with very little direction. Our photos were everything and we'll cherish them forever. Thank you both so much. ❤
Jess and Dan
Married in August 2019
February 2020
100% the right choice to choose Joshua Rhys
So Daniel Cooper and I had a vision of what we wanted our wedding photos to be like and knew it was going to be difficult for someone to fit the boot. Seeing these photos tonight has filled me with joy, emotions and happiness as it was 100% the right choice to choose Joshua Rhys Photography, anyone who attended our wedding seen how committed Joshua Rhys Cox & Nicole Machado were ensuring they had every little last detail by being with us from the moment we woke up to the moment my dancing feet had given up on me. I know they were both delighted to shoot/video our wedding and both his and Nicoles attention to detail has been second to none from the moment we booked them last year. We really cannot thank these two enough for bringing our vision to life and playing such a massive role in our day, these are photos we are going to cherish forever❤️ Not only did we find amazing photographers, but we really found friends in both of these amazing people.
Location & Contact Details


Hensol, Hensol, Vale of Glamorgan, CF72 8JU, Wales

Travel Notes

I am willing to travel wherever your day takes me, and absolutely love destination weddings.

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

Moto Cardiff West

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

Cardiff Airport

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (1)

Accreditations / Associations (2)

2.1 Degree in Photography
BIPP Qualified

Industry Awards (1)

BIPP Qualified

What is your most memorable wedding?

My most memorable wedding was in Devon, UK. It was quirky, full of fun, colour and laughter. You can take a look at how amazing the day was here -

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Natural, relaxed, fun, easygoing, artistic.

What about your business are you most proud of?

To have organically grown a wedding business whilst being an assistant manager to the leading portraiture studio in the U.K - Venture Studios

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

I’d never want to convince anyone to choose me for their wedding - I’d rather that be your decision, so I won’t oversell here - but my advice to you would be to think about what the most important factors are to you. If it was me - I’d want a photographer with an artistic vision, but also just as equally important to be down to earth, easy going in nature, fun, and to be able to get on with my guests - making the day flow how you’d want it, keeping it natural and most of all enjoyable. I’d be tricky with planning for a photographer because I’m not an overly posey person - I’d want the couple shots, but also shots of my guests enjoying the day and the little details to get a full story of the day to pass down the generations. I’d also want to make sure my wedding photographer has full wedding stories on their website from each wedding they shoot - this would prove to me they work super hard on the day, capturing little details that are super important and not just selling themselves on a few pretty shots they’ve obtained over a ten year career. A big thing to also note, is that some people take great images but aren’t the greatest with people. I know brides that have been with photographers who are either awkward or let their ego’s take over the day. Neither of those things would be good - you want someone to be able to converse with guests and make them laugh and smile, because that’s a big part of your day too. Remember it’s your day, not the photographers - I’ve personally spoken to brides who have booked people based on just their images and regretted it afterwards as their personality wasn’t up to the bill. A sense of humour is super important. Factor that in. Don’t undercut either, I did get tagged in a post ‘can anyone recommend any cheap and reliable wedding photographers?’ I replied, which one do you want? Cause you can’t have both lol. You honestly get what you pay for in this field. It’s the one thing I’d never undercut, because the only thing that actually lasts after the day to tell the story about everything else. Also remember that the photographer you choose will end up being closer to you than most people on the day and its important you get along - so if you’re unsure on how you’ll get on I’d recommend to just meet up! That’s why I usually meet up before a deposit is even paid. You don’t want to spend a solid 16 hours with someone you don’t like and the same goes the other way around. - Love the way I started that by saying I didn’t want to oversell myself, but ended up writing a novel there.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

A full scale dodgem court for the wedding guests at the Milky Way Adventure Park in North Devon - that was truly epic, you can see some images here -

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Instant report, fun and easy communication, a seamless process between us which will result in some of the most beautiful moments you'll ever have.

What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?

One with those closest to you that you'll look back on in 30 years and get all emotional, which to me should include grandparents and family.

What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?

I wasn't asked to take this one, but I did capture a shot of an elderly couple eating ice-cream while my beautiful couple walked with their newly walking child down penarth pier. Cornettos and stilettos, I'm proud of this one -

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

An umbrella.

Describe how you got into photography.

I used my grandfathers old film camera from extremely young. I used to make stop start motion with it. I then discovered a manual film camera, and enjoyed the process of the darkroom in college. From the moment I started using the chemical process I was hooked and continued into further education, graduating from university with a 2.1 focusing on several social documentary projects. My ability to adapt with people of different backgrounds and ages and also to use the technical aspects of photography have led me down this path quite naturally. I love to make people laugh, and love photography, and thankfully weddings offer the opportunity for me to capture the perfect blend of the two.