Hello, my name is Stephanie and I’m a wedding photographer and wedding filmmaker and I live in Birmingham. I photograph and film weddings across the East and West Midlands as well as further afield all around the UK. I offer a variety of collections from full day wedding photography or wedding filmmaking, to a fun hybrid wedding photography and film collection which combines the two.
I take a relaxed, documentary approach to wedding photography and filmmaking, capturing the details and action as they happen without getting in the way or slowing things down. I love capturing real emotions and fleeting moments, and the fast paced, blink and you miss it nature of a wedding day.
Birmingham Wedding Photographer
As a wedding photographer and wedding filmmaker I have documented lots of different weddings, from muslim weddings with many hundred guests to intimate civil weddings for 50, from city centre weddings to rustic barn weddings in the countryside, from hotel weddings to wedding receptions held in teepeess, sperry tents and barns. I frequently travel for weddings around the Birmingham area as well as further afield.
If you’re looking for a Birmingham based wedding photographer or are planning your wedding a little bit further away and are looking at your options for wedding photography in the East or West Midlands, I would love to hear from you! Get in touch and tell me a little bit about yourselves, your story and your plans so that I can get back to you with more details of the wedding photography collections I offer and how I could document your wedding day for you.
Where to get your Wedding Photos Printed in the UK
Today’s post is just a short one with a few recommendations on where to get your wedding photos printed in the UK. There are so many options, from printing them at home on your own printer or photo printer, to going to the high street and using one of the print machines in Boots or Jessops (these services are also offered online e.g. Snappy Snaps), or sending your wedding photos away to be printed by a professional lab. Each has its own merits, but I would strongly encourage you to opt for professional printing at a specialist lab. Read on to find out why.Read more…
Worcestershire Wedding Photographer | A Coddington Vineyard Wedding
Coddington Vineyard is a working vineyard and a new to the scene wedding and events venue tucked away in the Malverns on the Worcestershire and Herefordshire border. It’s really quite special, with the vineyard and beautiful gardens creating a perfect backdrop for either a lakeside ceremony or outdoor drinks reception. For the evening meal and dancing, there’s a barn with many original features, and space to set up a marquee or tent too. Tim and Ellie chose to get married at Coddington Vineyard in mid-October, and thankfully the worst of Storm Callum held off long enough for both their ceremony and drinks reception to be held outside as planned.
The lakeside ceremony tent. Marriage laws in England require that a few lines and the register itself be said and signed under a permanent structure. Many wedding venues achieve this by having a little pagoda or folly registered for ceremonies. Tim and Ellie’s registrar was happy for the main ceremony to be held outdoors under the tent pictured above, and then for Tim, Ellie and their witnesses to step inside the barn to complete the formalities before returning for the close of the ceremony. It worked perfectly.
The barn all set up on the morning of the wedding. I really loved how atmospheric it was in there with the wind blowing outside and all the lights making it feel extra cosy and inviting.
The bridal cottage on site at Coddington Vineyards. Ellie and her sisters got ready at the cottage on the morning of the wedding while Tim and his family stayed up the road in a B&B.
Wedding season has begun, and with it comes the return of seasonal search engine queries for ‘what to wear to a (fill in the blank) wedding’ and ‘how to deliver an awesome best man speech’. There are numerous articles out there telling you how to nail a best man speech, how to smash it, win it, own it, boss it, and all of the other macho terms. My guess is that you’ve already seen a few but that you’re no more confident about the task that lies ahead of you. I thought I would offer some solid advice, aimed at those of you who are nervous about your speech, from the perspective of a professional wedding videographer.Read more…
Today I thought I would write a blog post about wedding videography to address the question: is wedding videography worth it? If you’ve already booked a wedding photographer, should you bother to invest in wedding videography too?
I know that many brides wonder if they’ll regret not hiring a wedding videographer after the day is done, so I thought I would offer some advice from the other side as both a professional wedding videographer and filmmaker and someone who has been through the wedding planning process on a personal level.Read more…
Back in February, I took part in a ‘fine art’ bridal styled shoot at Notley Abbey on the border of Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. The shoot was styled and planned by Sundari Ferris of The Wedding Sylist and Andri Benson of Always Andri Weddings, and inspired by the fine art wedding scene.
Alongside the photography which was provided by Emma Pilkington on film and digital, I produced two videos from the day’s shoot. The main film was featured by The Wedding Sparrow at the end of July and is set to be republished on Rock My Wedding at the start of December. I also made a ‘behind the scenes’ video which is a little less polished, but a much more honest look at what a styled shoot looks like in reality! Best of all, after a cold February day where we pretended that it was summer, in August I had the pleasure of returning to Notley Abbey with my husband Ed to film a real wedding on what turned out to be one of the hottest days of the year. Read more…