About Us & Our Style

We’re Rob & Sarah

We’re both Midlands born-and-bred and met in 2004.  We have two small dogs and live in Bromsgrove, situated between Birmingham and Worcester.  It’s an area we’ve come to call home since moving here in 2014.  We’re very fortunate to have the Lickey Hills, Clent Hills and Waseley Hills all on our doorstep.

Rob is actually a Robin, not a Robert.  He is eleven years older than Sarah, although due to his baby-face, looks younger than he is. The photography business is his full-time job..

In-between weddings, Sarah is a community support worker for adults with special needs.  It’s a role that is in complete contrast to the world of weddings and one she is exceptionally good at.

We love to explore interesting places, both at home and abroad.  We’re not ‘beach holiday’ people.  We had our honeymoon in the deserts of Jordan and have been fortunate to visit many other incredible places.

“For us the overwhelming memory of the day is being completely surrounded by joy, fun & laughter, and that really shows in the pictures!”

Kate & Tommy

A Fabulous Day With Your Favourite People

Love, friendship, anticipation, nerves, joy, laughter. All of these wonderful things are present at every wedding –  each one a small story unfolding in front of us –  making for wonderful pictures.  Beautifully crafted with layering, context and an empathetic eye, they’re pictures with relevance, depth and timeless appeal.

Of course we’ll do group photos of your nearest and dearest, but gimmicks and ‘staged’ events really aren’t our thing.  What actually happens on your wedding day is far more interesting and personal than anything we could contrive.  A day with your favourite people, captured in a relaxed way, with beautiful light, colour and life.

Although the vast majority of our photographs are captured in as they happen in a documentary style,  we think it’s important that you have a bit of breathing space and a chance to enjoy each other’s company away from the hubbub of the day.

Our portraits are not so much ‘posing’ and more about giving you some downtime.  We’ll give you enough direction so you look good to the camera, but we really want to capture you as you are – how you interact and bounce off each other, for as long or as short a period of time as you prefer.

Watch our Welcome Slideshow to really get a feel for our work.

Go full-screen, crank up the sound and PLAY

“When they sent us the photos themselves, we were absolutely blown away. Every single picture was incredible. The fact that they could literally be in two places at once really made a difference, for example being able to capture my nervousness with the groomsmen at the front of the church while my wife was getting ready just outside, and we felt we could relive the day just by watching the slideshow they put together.”

Olivia & James

Why Choose Us

Quality and service is our thing and we set the bar high.   From our first contact with you through to the big day and beyond, we want you to feel looked after and in safe hands.

When you book us, you are hiring *us* – our personalities, our creativity and the joint experience we’ve built up together.  We’ve photographed well over 300 weddings and we invite you to draw upon that experience before, during and after the big day – whether it’s locations, timings, other suppliers, album design or just general advice about how the wedding day works.  You’re also choosing the passion that we inject into our work and our untiring sense of ‘doing things right’.

From how we frame and capture a moment all the way through to the final editing, we work really hard to maintain a high level of feel and consistency.  Far beyond mere snaps, our pictures are a cohesive and heartfelt record of your day.

We keep to a limit of about 30 weddings each year so that we’re able to put all of our energy and passion into each and every one.  It’s just the two of us and we don’t use associate photographers, so you know that when you book, we’re here for you all the way through to the wedding day and beyond.

Thanks for your time.  We’d love to hear about your plans.

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Delve Deeper…

If you’d like to know even more about how we photograph weddings, take a look at the following pages which cover the various parts of the day.

Bride has veil fitted in beautiful light

Getting Ready

We love photographing ‘the preps’ as they introduce the key people and set the scene for the rest of the day.  By keeping in the background as much as possible we’re able to capture all of the emotions – the excitement, the nerves, the tension and the fun present during the morning of a wedding.

The Ceremony

Wedding ceremonies are an amazing mix of nervous energy, reflection and joy. Whether a religious or a civil service, the ceremony is the centrepiece of the day and one of the most rewarding to photograph.  It’s why we’re all here!

Bride and groom punch air after getting married
Champagne being poured into glass

Reception

Time for everyone to relax a little, but the reception is also the single busiest part of the day in terms of photos.  Receptions encompass the drinks reception, group photos as well as the speeches and are packed full of photo moments.

The Two of You

Pictures of the two of you alone are some of the most important of the whole day and some of the most creative and enjoyable for us to photograph.  By keeping these sessions private and quiet, you can relax and be yourselves.   It’s not about ‘posing’  – it’s more about capturing the two of you together.  Think of it as a nice break – a bit of downtime with some peace and quiet. for as much or as little time as you prefer.

Bride and groom quiet moment in field full of wild flowers

The Evening

Everyone’s at their most relaxed and with all the formalities of the day out of the way it’s time to party!  But the evening isn’t just about doing a first dance – we love capturing the early evening moments between guests, the chaotic fun of the dancefloor as well as some classy evening portraits of the two of you.

Bride and groom emotional as they exchange wedding vows as guests in facemasks watch

Micro Weddings

Not every wedding has to be epic – we love the little ones too and with pandemic restrictions they’re more popular than ever.

Special options and shorter days for micro weddings and elopements.

Engagement photo shoot with bride leaning into groom sitting in heather

Pre-Wedding Shoot

Ideal for those who are  a bit unsure about their ‘couple’ photos on the big day, or would just like some relaxed pictures together away from any time pressures.

Available with any of our bookings.

Wedding album opened showing spine constructions and thickness of pages

Wedding Albums

Still the ultimate way in which to present your wedding photos and are so gorgeous you won’t want to store them in the attic!

Available in a variety of styles, all exuding quality and  attention to detail.

Our work is featured on English Wedding Blog, Boho Weddings and So You’re Getting Married. We’ve also been in Your West Midlands Wedding magazine and we’ve even made the cover!

Cover of Your West Midlands Wedding Magazine featuring photography by Rob & Sarah Gillespie

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