There are so many different things to consider when choosing your West Midlands wedding photographer. No two photographers will have the same approach and all will offer their own unique service and style. Some will adopt a photojournalistic or reportage documentary approach for most of your day, so you can look back and remember just how incredible your day actually was in addition to the more traditional couples, bridesmaids and family group shots.
A good wedding photographer will be unobtrusive and will capture the day in a relaxed and informal way from the 'getting ready' stage right through to the first dance and well into the evening.
You want to remember your wedding day forever so it's worth choosing a photographer you are comfortable with and will record your day in the best possible way.
Here’s some great wedding photographers in the West Midlands from places like Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Warwick, Shrewsbury and Stratford, whom you might want to get in touch with...
Don't forget to mention Your West Midlands Wedding magazine when contacting wedding photographers in the West Midlands.
Wedding Album of the Year winner
Professional photographer Rebecca Carpenter won the inaugural Wedding Album of the Year competition with a stunning set of images in a book printed and produced by Henley Albums. The new award was set up by The Photography Show to celebrate the talent and craft of professional wedding photographers and album makers, and championing the power of print, with the finalists being displayed at this year's show at the NEC. Rachel Carpenter, who describes herself as a destination wedding and elopement photographer, shot her winning album for her clients Helena & Mark, who got married in Las Vegas.
Posted: 10 October 2022
The Photography Show & The Video Show is open today!
Multi award-winning wedding and portrait photographer Roberto Valenzuela, marine biologist and explorer Cristina Mittermeier and renowned landscape photographer Colin Prior are among the compelling line-up of global speakers at The Photography Show & The Video Show. They will be joined by Jack Harries, Christina Ebenezer, Kaylee Greer and Chase Jarvis among others, who all will share their expertise during this unmissable four-day event showcasing photography, taking place 17th to 20th September 2022 at Birmingham's NEC venue.
Posted: 17 September 2022
The Photography Show & The Video Show launches its First Ever Wedding Album of The Year competition
The Photography Show & The Video Show is launching its first ever Wedding Album of the Year competition to celebrate the best of the best from all around the country; showcasing the talent and craft of professional photographers and album makers in the UK and championing the power of print. There's nothing like a beautifully designed and presented wedding album to immortalise a couple's special day - a permanent and tangible reminder of those happy memories and moments, to be enjoyed for years to come. Wedding Album of the Year will celebrate these memories and the photographers that captured them.
Posted: 16 September 2022
Shepherd Photography shows us some of their favourite images
Love is a powerful emotion that's almost impossible to describe but is something we can all relate to. Photographs are a great way of capturing it in all its natural glory. To help give you some inspiration, we've asked Eve and Jason Reeves from Shepherd Photography to showcase their favourite images from different parts of the day. Bride and groom, Aimee and Alex, were falling more in love with every moment of their wonderful big day."
Posted: 16 December 2021
Charlotte Mail Photography shows us some of their favourite images
Love is a powerful emotion that's almost impossible to describe but is something we can all relate to. Photographs are a great way of capturing it in all its natural glory. To help give you some inspiration, we've asked Charlotte Mail from Charlotte Mail Photography to showcase their favourite images from different parts of the day. "I've seen a few couples dance their way back down the aisle after tying the knot, but this couple were probably the most fun to photograph. This is my favourite image from the many that I managed to capture as they danced into married life."
Posted: 14 December 2021
Alice and Grace Photography shows us some of their favourite images
Love is a powerful emotion that's almost impossible to describe but is something we can all relate to. Photographs are a great way of capturing it in all its natural glory. To help give you some inspiration, we've asked Julie Jackson from Alice and Grace Photography to showcase their favourite images from different parts of the day. "As Rachel walked down the aisle, the groom burst into tears, and they both had a fit of giggles. Even I couldn't keep a straight face!"
Posted: 9 December 2021
Top tips to help you feel relaxed when having your photo taken
Firstly, everyone is a bit nervous in front of the camera, it's totally normal to feel a bit anxious. The biggest thing you can do to help with this is to choose a photographer who puts you at ease and makes you feel comfortable. Have a chat before the wedding to go over any worries, and they will be able to help you. It might be worth having a pre-wedding shoot too, this is a short photo session before the wedding, which will help you get used to having your photo taken. The main thing is to relax and trust your photographer. They will put you in the best light, guide you through any poses and help you look relaxed.
Posted: 4 August 2021
Why you should book a pre-wedding photo shoot
We love a pre-wedding shoot! It's a great opportunity for you to work with your photographer before the big day, especially if you're feeling a little apprehensive about having your picture taken. You can choose the perfect location; it could be where you first met, a favourite place or a relaxed walk around your local park. It's a great chance to chat about your wedding plans as they snap away. Throughout the shoot and your wedding day, we love to capture natural shots that show who you are as a couple. A pre-wedding shoot is a lovely way to prepare, as we get the chance to see how you are in front of the camera, and we can even guide you on how to pose if need be.
Posted: 21 July 2021
How to find a wedding photographer on a budget
Start by finding a photographer within your budget. Average wedding photography for a full day can be around £1,200 in the UK, so plan your budget accordingly to ensure you get the best. Book early. Photographers usually have an early booking discount if you contact them a couple of years in advance. If you find a suitable photographer, but they're out of budget, ask them to reduce the coverage. For example, instead of covering from preparation to the end, you can ask them to cover from the ceremony up to the cutting of the cake. Less time means there will be fewer photos overall and should therefore be cheaper.
Posted: 14 July 2021
What to ask your photographer before booking
We've all had to adapt and be more flexible after so many postponements. If you have no choice but to move your wedding date, most photographers should be happy to reschedule, providing they're available. Here are a few key questions to ask: What is your policy if we're required to postpone our wedding due to the pandemic? Will there be any changes in price if we are postponing to the following year? What is your policy regarding deposits in the event that you're not available on the date we would like to postpone to?
Posted: 7 July 2021