Travel: Cymer Abbey & Family Portraits

So glad everyone is looking to these Travel Tuesdays! I have been looking for ways to make this even better so will be sharing my favourite posts every week as well as starting a once a month themed Travel Tuesday which we will start in October. More news about that next week so keep your ears opened!  I want to say that sometimes travels are not just about pretty photos...it is about the times that go wrong.  Who could have written it better than Claire from the Grass is Dancing.  Check out this expat's post from last week!  Also do not forget you can win 45 days of ad space from me at ACR on my blogtember post  yesterday. 

Exploring Ruins.
In Wales near the town of Dolgella, in the village of Llanelltyd, are the ruins of a Cistercian abbey that was founded in 1158. The Cymer Abbey is just beautiful and it became a perfect backdrop for family photographs for us while we were in Wales. So for Travel Tuesday today I want to share with you how you can have family photographs while on vacation.   All you need is to bring a professional photographer with you....like me! Here are some of my favourites from the day as my friend Miriam was expecting her fourth baby during this shoot.

 


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29 comments:

  1. I need to take you on my travels with me so you can capture beautiful moments like this! Gorgeous scene and gorgeous photos!

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  2. This is such a beautiful place to have family portraits taken! :) I often wished I had someone traveling with me that would take pictures like these of me with the stunning Norwegian backdrop - I need to train my boyfriend and have you travel with me! ;)


    xx

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  3. Thank you Kate! My friend is a photographer too so it was nice getting to be in front of and behind the camera during our week in Wales. x

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  4. My friend found the location and it was just perfect for the portraits. Let me know if you are ever in England and I can take your photos ;)

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  5. So, can you come with us on our next holiday? We're headed to Ireland for the Autumn half term and can swing by and pick you up in Bath! ;) Beautiful photos, as always and a wonderful keepsake for your friend!

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  6. What lovely family photos, and what a great idea to take family photos away from home. That way, not only you have fantastic family photos but memories to match!

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  7. Hahaha...i just said that on your blog post just now. I love your travels. I always tell Ryan we have to start vacationing with another family so that we can swap babysitting for a night and do lots of kid friendly activities. ;) Thank you for the compliments! x

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  8. Thank you Chantal. Yes I think they make the best travel photos and def good conversational starters when back home and people see them up. Could not have stated it better...fantastic family photos and memories to match. Love that. x

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  9. Stunning, stunning photos Bonnie! If I ever strike it rich... you're officially hired to document all of my travels :) xxx

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  10. Those family photos are absolutely wonderful. Very nice!

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  11. What's that? I didn't see a comment from you?? Thanks! We've done some short trips with friends but never long enough to do babysitting swaps. Great idea!!

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  12. Wow, thank you so much for the shout out, I'm really touched!!



    Such great photos - I love the atmosphere of ruins, there is something so amazing about literally standing on so much history. It always gives me the heebie jeebies. In a good way.

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  13. Lovely photo shoot! I loved the gorgeous backdrop! :D

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  14. Bonnie, what a beautiful location for these family portraits. You captured Miriam's lovely family perfectly :)

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  15. Once a month, themed travel tuesdays - what a brilliant idea! Looking forward to those. And your photographs are fantastic. I particularly like the last one. The contrast in colours and the low aperture to emphasis them works wonderfully.

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  16. Beautiful family, beautiful photos! It's hard to imagine a better location.
    Can't wait to hear more about themed travel Tuesdays!

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  17. These are so beautiful! Never considered bring a photographer on holiday but I would definitely love photos like this when I have my own little family :)

    Kam | A Married Couple & Their Travels

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  18. Lovely photos of you and your family in such a beautiful setting!

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  19. Well, you know I love them! What a great memory of that time in Wales. I wish we could back... :)

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  20. Thank you so much Susanne, I had a beautiful family to work with. x

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  21. No worries, I loved reading that post. Really love Travel tuesday and getting to see what everyone posts every week is my highlight to blogging for sure! x

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  22. It was just perfect, so glad Miriam found it for us. x

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  23. Thank you Amy, I agree the location was perfect and thank you for your sweet compliments Amy. x

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  24. Sweet! So glad you like that idea Robert. I look forward to sharing more about it on Tuesday next week! Thank you for your feedback on the photography, I really appreciate it! x

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  25. Glad you are excited about the themed travel Tuesdays. It will be once a month and will share more about it next week! x

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  26. Its becoming a new thing, and I a new market I am looking at as a photographer myself.

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  27. Thank you I had such a fun time taking photos of my friend Miriam and her family. She took photos of us too and I look forward to sharing those soon. :) x

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  28. <3 So glad, I wish we could all just go back too. Or better yet I would love if we could make it down to Germany before you guys leave to return stateside. x

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