Photography for
Small & Micro Weddings

Small is Beautiful!

Not every wedding has to be ‘epic’.  There’s a lovely intimacy to small weddings, the kind you only get with your closest friends, your closest family and over the years these have been some of our very favourites to photograph.

Pandemic restrictions have created a renewed interest in smaller weddings and they’re more personal and gorgeous than ever!

If you’re planning a  small or micro wedding,  elopement, a vow renewal or even if you’re downsizing your wedding then we’d love to hear from you.

Five Reasons To Love Smaller Weddings

It’s just you and your most important people

Keeping your guest list short doesn’t have to be a negative thing.  Many of our couples have said that it’s also liberating.

 Less stress & pressure

Fewer guests means fewer considerations.  You can concentrate on a day that caters just for yourselves and people you’re closest to.

Enjoy more of what’s important

Wedding ‘traditions’ have their place, but you don’t have to include them.  A small wedding gives you the opportunity to dispense with some of them and use the time for what you really enjoy.

Choose a cosy, more intimate venue

Many wedding venues are set up to cater for 100 or more guests, but there are some really lovely boutique venues which are more suited a smaller wedding with a shorter guest list.

Splash out on amazing food & drink

For those into their fine dining smaller weddings are great choice.  Rather than having to cater for dozens, you can go for a more intimate venue which offers superlative eating and drinking.

We’re Rob & Sarah

We are husband-and-wife photographers based in Bromsgrove.   Our pictures are a mix of of natural, unstaged images and gorgeous couple portraits, all photographed with beautiful light, colour and life.

We don’t stage-manage your day, keep you away from your guests for too long or do endless numbers of group photos.  We’re all about capturing the real essence of your wedding with passion and style.

Rob & Sarah Gillespie om their own wedding day

Us, on our own wedding day

Gorgeous Photography for
Shorter Wedding Days

Whether you’ve loved the idea of an intimate wedding all along, or are reworking your original plans into something smaller, we’ll photograph your day with empathy, life, a keen eye for detail and our own added gorgeousness.

Just the same as with our full-day weddings, the majority of our pictures are captured naturally without direction.  Of course we’ll do group photos of your nearest and dearest, but most of our pictures are about moments as they unfold and the surroundings they take place in – the light, the shade and the emotions.  We also love to get you away on your own for a little while to create some beautiful ‘couple’ images which take advantage of the location you’ve chosen.

There’s no cheese and no awkward fakery.  We’d rather keep your photos fresh, classy and unobtrusive.

Got 3mins 16 seconds to spare?  Watch our Small is Beautiful slideshow.

Go full-screen, crank up the sound and PLAY

Packages & Pricing

Our options for smaller weddings start at £500 for two hours and would typically include arrivals at the venue, ceremony, hugs, confetti and groups and some time for  those all-important ‘couple’ pictures.

Options beyond 2 hours could include ‘getting ready’ in the morning, drinks reception and beyond.  You are also welcome to book for much longer if you are having a wedding day which extends into the evening.

What’s Included:

  • An online chat prior to the big day.  Talking through the plan for the day really helps us be prepared and we’ll probably give you lots of tips and suggestions, based upon on our extensive experience.
  • Photography by Rob.  If you’d like a second photographer then Sarah is available as an option.
  • Image files on USB individually edited to the same standard you see here on our site – crisp, classy and consistent.
  • Copyright release.  You’re welcome to print your pictures as large as you like and share them.
  • Private online gallery with free downloads for guests and the ability to buy professionally-made prints.
  • Slideshow of highlights.  A carefully-curated and emotive showreel of day, set to music!

Location

We’re based in Bromsgrove, between Birmingham and Worcester.

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Small wedding family group photo in beautiful gardens

Small Wedding Photography FAQ

How would you describe your style?
Natural, relaxed and stylish, with a love of strong compositions, beautiful light, colour and life.  Most of our pictures are ‘real moments’ but we’ll also capture those all-important family group photos and we love to get you away from for a while to create some gorgeous couple pictures.

Can we have a chat before booking?
Absolutely. We can chat for as long as you like on the ‘phone or Zoom and there’s no hard-sell or pressure.

How far ahead can we book?
We’re happy to accept small wedding bookings for any date in 2021.

How long should we book you for?
Our small wedding options begin with two hours which would cover arrivals at the venue, the ceremony, hugs & confetti plus time with the two of you alone.  If you’d like to include anything beyond then we have options for more than two hours.

We feel two hours is more than we need – can we book for less time?
All of our booking options can be customised so feel free to make an enquiry and we’ll see what’s possible.

How do payments work?
The Booking & Reservation Fee is £200 and is paid when you sign your contract.  There is an interim payment of £200 six months prior to the date (packages of £800 or more only).  The Balance payment is due 4 weeks before the wedding.  Payment is via BACS transfer.

What is your cancellation policy?
Once you book us, we reserve your date and turn away all other enquiries for it.  Therefore, if you cancel our services payments made up to that point are non-refundable unless we are able to re-book your date.  This does not affect your statutory 14-day ‘cooling off’ period.

What happens if my wedding is affected by the pandemic?
If weddings are legally prevented from happening then we’ll work with you to move your booking to a new date that works for you and for us.  You won’t lose any payments or have to pay any more if your new date is within six calendar months.  If you have to postpone beyond that, then there may possibly be a small ‘catchup’ to bring your booking in line with our prices at the time.

“The photos themselves are absolutely stunning, and everyone who sees them comments on how gorgeous they are. Thank you so much for the a great experience and for the beautiful photographs of our special day!”

Mischa & Nathan, The Henley Room

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Small Wedding
at Pendrell Hall

A beautiful day at Pendrell Hall.  Originally planned to be a larger day but restrictions at the time meant they were limited to 30 people.

Bride and groom walking up aisle as wedding guests throw confetti

Natalie & Tom

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“Our photos are beautiful, the package we picked suited everything we wanted, and we couldn’t be happier with the outcome. Thank you both for providing us with beautiful memories of our special day.”

Micro Wedding in Stratford upon Avon

Although they’d always planned a small wedding, Covid restrictions meant Mischa and Nathan were limited to just two witnesses at The Henley Room.

Bride and groom laughing together in front of old building in Stratford-upon-Avon

Mischa & Nathan

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“The photos themselves are absolutely stunning, and everyone who sees them comments on how gorgeous they are. “

Intimate Wedding at Mallory Court

Mallory Court in Leamington Spa was the setting for this lovely little wedding late in the summer. Despite masks and ‘bubbles’ this was an absolutely beautiful day.

Bride emotional during small wedding ceremony

Selina & Mark

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“We’d like to thank Rob in joining us on a whirlwind of a journey, navigating through these times but we managed to pull it off, with beautiful images and memories that we’ll cherish!”

“Rob was always responsive to any questions or advice we were seeking in terms of plans or timings. He was very professional and it was a very quick turnaround for photos. We were really happy with the photos he took and moments that he captured of our big day. Highly recommended for a personal and outstanding service.”

Selina & Mark, Mallory Court

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