Through the years, certain photographs stick in your mind for varying reasons…here are a few wedding photographs that have stuck with us from recent weddings.
Two shots in one, gorgeous head and shoulders portrait of the couple – the kiss is perfect supported by a really wonderful moody shot of their venue in the November mist – a true storytelling.
Beautiful wedding portrait at Heath House | Kayleigh + Justin
Capturing an intimate portrait on the grand entrance to Sandon Hall, Stafford | Liz + James
Bright lights,lots of movement but the bride’s expression is what this image is all about – stunning!
Reportage photo that shows the fun of the dancing at Calderfields Golf Club, Walsall | Raegan + Adam
Just love how the lighting picks out the main person in this image – the bride – then if you explore the picture everyone else is also busy getting ready for the day.
Reportage photographs of Bridal makeup and preparations on wedding morning at The Moat House, Acton Trussell | Cheryl + Stewart
As a tight head & shoulders “look at the camera” shot they don’t come much better than this – lovely expressions, nice angle, beautifully framed by the autumn colours – a real sense of close togetherness.
Close fun portraits around the grounds of the venue at The Moat House | Cheryl + Stewart
I love to see a photo like this, the couple sharing a moment as though the camera was nowhere around
Romantic portraits that feel natural rather than posed and contrived. Making the most of the beautiful grounds at Rodbaston Hall on a gorgeous summers afternoon | Hannah + Mark
You see this part of the day on every wedding – what makes this stand out is the use of low angle with perfect lighting.
Wonderful expressions captured as the new Mr + Mrs take their first steps as husband and wife from the ceremony in the Oat Barn at Packington Moor, Lichfield | Claire + Dan
Utilising the architectural setting of the venue, the simple arches help to make this the perfect image – lovely angle and fantastic dress detail and body position.
A beautiful timeless portrait of a stunning bride, lit and framed in the simple arched windows at Alrewas Hayes Wedding Venue, Burton-on-Trent | Kirsty + Paul
Creative and impressive nighttime portraiture at Hawkesyard Hall provided an image not to be forgotten for this wonderful young couple | Emma + James
Autumn sunshine flare and trees just hanging on to their leaves frame this emotional portrait superbly.
Stunning simple portraits around the grounds of Calderfields Golf and Country Club, creating timeless contemporary portraits | Raegan + Adam
Who said all wedding photos should be serious?! A fun candid moment captured during the confetti throwing at St Thomas Walton-on-the-Hill, Stafford | Emma + James
Late Autumn lighting can be fabulous as in this one where the couple are separated from the background by lovely rim lighting and creative use of lens flare gave a magical touch to the image.
The simplest of settings can look quite incredible when utilising the light to the best of your advantage as here in this wedding portrait at Walsall Arboretum | Nicole + Anthony
The evening entertainment is in full swing yet these two are completely lost in their own world – so gentle and full of affection – wonderful moment to capture.
An intimate moment captured during the first dance with the Bride and Groom at The Moat House, Acton Trussell | Cheryl + Stewart
Speeches only work if we capture the expressions – this one fits the bill very nicely – everyone fully attentive – nice low angle and guess what – expressions.
Unforgettable reactions captured forever with candid photographs of the speeches at the Moat House | Katie + Gareth
Brilliant storytelling moment – there’s just something a little bit special about a church wedding.
Being ready before the moment is a skill, and when the elements come together, you can capture beautiful reportage moments such as here with the Bride arriving into church, framed perfectly in the doorway at St John the Baptist in Armitage | Aimee + Matthew
This feature window is made all that more special when incorporated in a personal photo of the bride & groom – smashing “end shot” for their album.
Utilising the features and character of a building to make each wedding truly unique and special. Here at Packington Moor, Lichfield | Claire + Dan
The use of sparklers can be creative or cheesy – here a simple heart works beautifully and captures a special moment in the couples day.
Creative night portraits with sparklers at Calderfields, Walsall | Nicole + Anthony
First dance captured in a slightly different way – it’s that mirror again!
Capturing the first dance in a slightly different manner, utilising the mirror to add depth to this first dance at The Moat House, Acton Trussell | Katie + Gareth
Timing is everything in this shot – would love to know what the best man said to him!
A ‘posed’ portrait of the Groom with his best man, but capturing their characters with this opportune reportage moment at Packington Moor, Lichfield | Claire + Dan
Key moment in the ceremony, your eyes are drawn to the bride & groom, but what a gorgeous setting with the wonderful stained glass window forming the background.
A different crop and angle provide intrigue and interest to this classic shot during the wedding ceremony at St Johns Church, Armitage | Aimee + Matthew
Fabulous storytelling moment, beautifully lit, everyone in the background doing their own thing frame the wonderful moment of concentration and communication between the bride & vicar.
An uncommon opportunity to capture the live signing of the register, with so much going on around the main scene between Bride and Vicar at Dunstall Church | Lauren + Max
The last little bit of the winter light makes this portrait a magical image in the brides album.
Making the most of the last light of golden hour for this romantic portrait in the garden of Sandon Hall, Stafford | Lindsay + Clive
The Bridesmaids doing their job frame the bride perfectly in this photo – the backlighting provided by early summer sun makes this a wonderful storytelling image.
A classic portrait with reportage storytelling as the Bridesmaids attend their bride at St Marks Church in Great Wyrley, Staffordshire | Victoria + Gary
This is an important historical image in the days coverage – buildings and architecture make for fabulous photos particularly when they are yours – if only for a day.
Stunning classical portraiture capturing the hall framed beautifully with the tree at Dunstall, Wolverhampton | Lauren + Max
All of the elements come together to make this a completely sublime classical image from the positions of the sofas & drapes to the perfect positioning & look of the couple – PERFECTION.
A grand window can make the most amazing backdrop for a timeless portrait of Bride and Groom, as here at Grafton Manor, Bromsgrove | Stacey + Darrell
Fabulous storytelling moment completely timeless monochrome (B & W) image.
Unobtrusively capturing the bridal makeup during the wedding morning at Heath House | Kayleigh + Justin
It’s all too easy to photograph the groomsmen on the church door, in this case a little exploration found this fabulous spot which creates much more interest, especially with such a fantastic building.
A slight twist on the classic shot of Groom and Best Man. St Peters Collegiate Church, Wolverhampton | Lacey + Darren
I absolutely love using architecture and shapes in my photography – this is a beautifully lit example of this – symmetry again.
Utilising symmetry and geometry to create a striking monochrome portrait of Bride and Groom at Hawkesyard Hall, Rugeley | Jennifer + John
What better way could there have been to finish the album for a Halloween Wedding – spooky!
Creative nighttime portraiture with the illuminated ruins of Tutbury Castle, Burton | Samantha + Ken
The “normal” shot in this wonderful orangery is full length and upright. We think this beautifully lit and positioned “head and shoulders” image is just a little bit special!
Wonderful winter lighting added a further dimension to this striking photograph in the Orangery at Sandon Hall | Lindsay + Clive
You may not believe it but the bride was really happy! This image captures all of the emotion as the endless planning & preparations come to a climax.
A once in a lifetime moment, capturing the emotion and feeling and storing for all time in this reportage photo as the Bride entered the Colin Lewis Suite at The Moat House, Acton Trussell | Cherie + James
Good storytelling is not just about people it’s also about things and places. This is a fabulous overview of a truly impressive building “on loan” for the day.
A classical photograph of the wonderful St Peters Collegiate Church in Wolverhampton during the wedding ceremony | Lacey + Darren
A walk in the park led us to this gorgeous Victorian Summerhouse – we put the bride and groom in this position to mirror the triangular format of the building – the whole picture is made up of triangles.
A timeless classical portrait of the Bride and Groom at the Conservatory in West Park, Wolverhampton | Lacey + Darren
The bride perfectly positioned and framed by the car entrance – a fabulous expression completes this perfect image.
Storytelling moment as the bride gets into her wedding car for the journey to the church in Alrewas, Burton | Kirsty + Paul
Beautiful golden light in between the meal and evening celebrations made this image one of the highlights of our coverage.
A well posed contemporary portrait in the cornfields at Alrewas Hayes, Burton | Kirsty + Paul
Fabulous “walking” shot of the groomsmen as they head for church with the groom perfectly positioned as the centre of attention – after all it’s not just the brides day.
A reservoir dogs moment for the Groomsmen as they make their way to the church of St John, Armitage | Aimee + Matthew
There’s fun shots and cheesy shots – this one? Definitely a fun shot.
Wonderful personal details make a wedding, as here with the groomsmen and their lego cufflinks | Aimee + Matthew
Doorway shots are normally upright with a full length bride & groom. This one’s different & it works! – especially as the lamp post is between the couple (not coming out of their head!)
A tweak on the classic doorway photograph here at Nailcote Hall, Warwickshire | Claire + Paul
Layers of storytelling… Here with the Bridesmaids awaiting the arrival of the beautiful bride in her wedding car to St Thomas Walton-on-the-Hill | Emma + James
Romantic portraits at Golden Hour have a certain magic to them, especially in such a wonderful setting at Sandon Hall, Stafford | Elizabeth + James
“Signs” are becoming more popular – when we see one we try to use it as an opportunity for a creative – and personal image – just like this one.
A detail shot that also conveys a story, here at Nailcote Hall, Birmingham | Claire + Paul
Stunningly simple contemporary portrait in the grounds of Hawkesyard Hall in Rugeley, with the couple framed perfectly between the trees and the warm spring sun | Emma + James
Many elements can go to make up the story of a wedding day – the lighting and the position of the priest in this photo provide an absolutely timeless image to add to the day.
Reportage photography of the Roman Catholic service at Olton Friary | Claire + Paul
We are always looking for different angles and different locations to enhance your story – in this case the timing was absolutely perfect – a true storytelling moment.
Capturing the Bridal party procession to the wedding ceremony at Grafton Manor, Bromsgrove | Stacey + Darrell
Perfection – perfectly framed in the doorway, perfect angle – perfect expression.
Relaxed contemporary portrait of the groom in the courtyard of Packington Moor, Lichfield | Claire + Dan
A head and shoulders shot of the bride and groom does not have to be a frame filler looking at camera…….this says so much more about the surroundings
and their day.
Relaxed and intimate portraits of the Bride and Groom at Mythe Barn, Atherstone | Kerry + Antonio
The two trees provide a perfect natural frame for this bridal portrait – pure symmetry.
Grafton Manor has so many wonderful locations for Bride and Groom portraits | Stacey + Darrell
What makes this first dance photo special is the positioning of the bride & groom in between the spotlights – coupled with the closeness expressed between them.
Creative first dance photography at the Chase Golf Club, Cannock | Stacey + Chris
Positioning the cars a fair distance from the building and keeping the whole building in the shot make this a classical story telling moment in the day.
Classical photograph of the stunning wedding cars infront of the impressive building at Sandon Hall | Lindsay + Clive
Positioning the bride & groom to the side of the image along with subtle lighting & fabulous expressions make this photo special.
Gorgeous even lighting following the earlier rain storm allowed us to explore all of the gardens at Packington Moor, Lichfield for this beautiful wedding | Claire + Dan
Architecture does not have to be complicated to make a beautiful image – here 2 simple arches make for a fabulous portrait.
Utilising the beautiful architecture to make a timeless, personal image at Alrewas Hayes, Burton | Kirsty + Paul
Beautiful “end” shot for the album – brilliant use of flash & light balancing
Creatively adding flash to make the nighttime portraits have an element of magic about them, here at The Moat House, Acton Trussell | Katy + Paul
There’s only one place your eye goes on this first dance image – the light catching this fabulous expression of the bride
A timeless creative photograph of the First Dance in the wonderful marquee at Alrewas Hayes, Burton | Kirsty + Paul
This type of shot could be anywhere, background is immaterial – expression and closeness are all that counts.
Close intimate portraits of a beautiful couple of their wedding day in Rugeley | Stacey + Chris
Framing by the two Trees is the biggest contribution to making this image stand out – symmetry again.
Simple contemporary portraiture around the grounds of Packington Moor, Lichfield | Claire + Dan
Perfect focus on the brides expression ensure your eye goes directly to the main point of the image – with everything in front and behind softly out of focus to frame it perfectly.
Close intimate portraits around the gardens of Packington Moor, Lichfield | Claire + Dan
Exactly the same elements as the previous image provide everything that’s needed for this “follow up” kiss.
Close intimate romantic portraits of the newly married couple at Packington Moor, Lichfield | Claire + Dan
Lots of effort go into creating everything beautiful for your wedding day, in this instance the table centres – by adding the bride & groom in the background this image becomes so much more personal.
Wedding flower detail photograph at Calderfields, Walsall | Victoria + Gary
Simple architecture and the perfect symmetry make this photo absolutely brilliant – 2 doors, 2 windows, 2 bushes, 2 people come together for that one perfect image.
Creative contemporary portrait utilising the charactful barns at Packington Moor to frame the Bride and Groom perfectly | Claire + Dan
The look says it all, the brides happiness as she approaches her groom, equalled by a very proud brides Mom – story telling at it’s best.
Candid photographs help to tell the wedding story, as here with the Bride’s expression on entering the wedding ceremony absolutely priceless. So much emotion and love in one image at Hawkesyard Estate, Rugeley | Jennifer + John
Elegant staircases make for wonderful photos, especially when the pose is believable – as depicted perfectly in this case.
The stunning staircase at Hawkesyard Hall, Rugeley | Jennifer + John
Brilliant Expression and positioning of the groom completely oblivious to the groomsmen in the background.
Relaxed portrait of the groomsmen at Calderfields, Walsall | Donna + James
Being aware and a keen eye allows us to capture natural shots when they occur as with this little one during the service.
A brilliant capture of the young flower girl during the ceremony | Sadie + Robert
Again an example of awareness, a keen eye and perfect timing led to this super storytelling image.
So many wonderful details for this Haloween Themed wedding at St Marys in Uttoxeter, before Tutbury Castle | Samantha + Ken
Positioning the bride & groom to the left of the photo, the walk and the natural Expression make this simple shot special.
Simple contemporary portrait that tells a story. St Marys Church, Uttoxeter | Samantha + Ken
The window in the ruins and the castle walls provide a perfect “frame” for this portrait.
Utilising the character of the building, framing the couple perfectly in this photograph at Tutbury Castle, Derbyshire | Samantha + Ken
Alone for a time of reflection before beginning her new life – beautiful image of this poignant moment.
A detail photo of the dress…that tells a story. The Moat House, Acton Trussell | Katy + Paul
This spot is a favourite of ours at this venue, growing hedges have led us to look for different angles – think this one works really well.
Creatively framed autumnal bridal portrait at The Moat House, Stafford | Katy + Paul
This modern mirror provided the opportunity to capture the ceremony in a different way – the timing was crucial for this to become a special image.
A unique look on the wedding ceremony, framed perfectly in this modern mirror in the Acton Suite, The Moat House | Katy + Paul
Expressions & feelings have no age barriers, just look at this wonderful moment exchanged in the facial features of the bride & groom – love is timeless.
Capturing the story of the love between two people at The Moat House | Jennifer + Geoffrey
Their very own “Strictly” moment captured their first dance perfectly – the starlight backdrop and lit dance floor contribute greatly to this photo.
Strictly Come First Dancing at The Moat House, Acton Trussell | Katy + Paul
If we’re having confetti let’s have lots of it – this one was timed to perfection – lovely expressions, lots of excitement and a fabulous angle to the image.
Confetti Fun as the Bride and Groom exit the church in Streetly | Nicole + Anthony
“Special things” are really important elements in telling the story of the day. this perfectly balanced shot is a perfect example.
Creative detail photographs | Lindsay + Clive
Late winder weddings (dark!) mean we have to extend our creativity – just like in this one.
Night time winter portraits at The Moat House, Acton Trussell | Emily + Michael
The position of the couple in the photo, the soft focus foliage, the location and the tender kiss all blend together to set this image apart.
Creatively framed portrait that adds a little difference to their story | Emma + James
Today’s storybook wedding sees us working inside more and more – beautiful example of “indoor” work on this winter wedding.
Utilising the wonderful sofa in the Moat House Library | Emma + James
It’s the window that completes this image – cover it with your hand to see what we mean.
Elegant contemporary portraits utilising the venues character to add to the romantic photos of the Bride and Groom at The Moat House | Emma + James
This one’s all about feeling – the bride’s arms completely embracing her groom, body positions and a “real” kiss.
Creative first dance portraiture at Alrewas Hayes, Burton | Kirsty + Paul
Reportage photography allows us to tell the story of the wedding, capturing the characters and the moments between the couple especially, and its perfect timing that makes photos like this during the Father of the Brides speech that makes the story come to life. Hawkesyard Hall, Rugeley | Emma + James
Love to be able to frame the couple in a wonderful landscape shot like this, it really becomes a picture rather than a photo.
Stunning countryside setting for this summer wedding at Mythe Barn, Atherstone | Kerry + Antonio
A moment to reflect – the lady of his dreams is now seconds away from becoming his wife – would love to read his mind to “caption” this image…….
Candid portrait of the groom as he awaits the arrival of his beautiful bride | Lyn + Carl
To have and to hold – forever………
A quiet embrace for the Bride and Groom, captured naturally at The Moat House | Lyn + Carl
Poor weather does not stop the storytelling, it just gives different opportunities
Reportage photographs telling the true wedding story at Collegiate Church, Wolverhampton | Mercedes + Sean
The bride and groom do not get much time alone on their wedding day, this shot for me seems to have given them just a moment alone…..
A natural portrait, giving the couple space to enjoy their wedding day at Packington Moor, Staffordshire | Louise + James
It’s easy to forget that it’s not just the bride’s big day – it’s the groom’s as well
Contemporary portrait of the Groom at The Moat House | Stacey + Michael
It’s in the look – so much joy, happiness and excitement in the brides expression nothing else matters in this image.
Excited anticipation, captured perfectly as Raegan enters the ceremony to her waiting groom at Calderfields Country Club, Walsall | Raegan + Adam
You will often see a mirror used in bridal preparation photos but here this one “frames” the scene nicely at a completely different part of the day.
A framed moment in the Acton Suite at The Moat House | Katie + Gareth
Who said every photo should be in bright sunlight, this one shows the art of backlighting to absolute perfection.
A beautiful contemporary portrait with a radiant bride, perfectly lit and posed down by the Lake at Calderfields | Raegan + Adam
Staffordshire Contemporary and Creative Wedding Photographer Barry James