With all that's happening through out the wedding industry and the world, you cant not help yourself by adding some love and laughter to your wedding day whilst planning your day with restrictions. You would go mad if you didn't.
Chris from Artisan X Photography, a Birmingham wedding photographer defiantly captured all the love and laughter at Natalie and Toms fun and creative Micro wedding at Horsley Lodge, a very creative wedding photographer, there isn't a detail they wouldn't miss.
I’m so lucky as a Birmingham Wedding Photographer, as there are so many wedding venues in the Midlands that I enjoy shooting at – and today was no exception.
Natalie & Tom had met me a few years ago at the Save The Date wedding show, so it was awesome to catch up again as this was one of my first weddings back after COVID-19 lockdown in the UK!
The couple loved my photo journalistic wedding photography style after seeing me sneak around their pre wedding shoot, so delivering quality wedding photography was important to me.
As I said this couple had enjoyed a pre wedding shoot with me previously, and it really seemed to settle their nerves, especially during the run up to the wedding which as I am sure you can appreciate was very stressful.
The couple were after some Creative Wedding Photography for their big day and loved my documentary style wedding photography as well, so I really pushed myself to deliver both aspects for them.
So, the wedding day arrived. And it was blazing sunshine as well as gale force winds. Unbelievable! The wedding was at Horsley Lodge and it is such a great location to work in – what an amazing backdrop for the portraits, though we had to dodge the golfers who threw us some odd looks!
The couple were very at ease after the vows, laughing and joking and when it came to their portraits, it was super easy as the couple did not want to do anything too posed. And who could forget Spiderman joining us for the vows – the bride’s brother brought his sense of humour!!
I was able to convince to try a few dynamic images to compliment the more candid portraits and thankfully they ended up loving them – the storm was in full effect at that moment as well!
This was just what I needed after the partial ‘collapse’ of the industry due to COVID-19 restrictions, but now that the restrictions have been lifted (within reason), weddings are back baby!
Here’s what the couple had to say about me on a Google review:
“We met Chris at ‘Save the Date’ wedding fair. He was awesome, very likeable, and showed us photos that could have been works of art. We walked away with his card to mull things over. Within seconds, my now husband turned to me and said “we need to book that guy now” …so we did! And we were 100% right to. We had our special day on 11.09.20, a small intimate wedding due to COVID-19 restrictions, a day that was captured magically by Chris. We wanted a photographer that was able to capture our story, someone that wasn’t afraid to steer us instead of waiting to be steered, and someone that was comfortable to be around…Chris is all these things and more. He puts 100% into every shot; he even lay in the middle of the road to take some of our shots! If you find yourself impressed with his portfolio…do not shop around. Book him!”
2020 was supposed to be our year…and it still was, despite there being a global pandemic! We were supposed to get married 5th June 2020 but decided to postpone to 11th September 2020 because the nation had gone into lockdown. We vowed that if weddings could go ahead on our new date, we would be doing it. I know you only get one special day, and believe me, I was in mourning for months knowing what I had planned for so long was not going to be happening. But once I got my head around it, I started to feel excited and nervous all over again; we were going to be husband and wife! For us, postponing the rest of our lives, for one day just didn’t sit right with us. Looking back on our day, it was so special. Yes, it wasn’t what we had planned, not everyone we originally invited was there and there was no disco to round off the night, but we didn’t come away feeling like we missed out on anything. We still had those iconic moments that are part of a wedding; wedding breakfast, cutting the cake and first dance.
We had a perfect imperfect day surrounded by our close family and friends and captured by our amazing photographer. I do think it takes courage to sacrifice something you have planned for so long. But the end result is the same; you get to marry your best friend. And you can always have a huge party when COVID has gone!
Photographer: Artisan X Photography - https://artisanxphotography.co.uk/
Dress alterations: Tiffany Jordan Derby - https://www.tiffanyjordan.co.uk/
Groom and best man suits: Fort Menswear - https://fortmenswear.wixsite.com/ripley
Hair and Makeup: Amazing Grace Hair and Make-up Artistry - https://www.facebook.com/aghairandmakeup/
Cake: Joanna Evans Cake Design - https://www.joannaevanscakedesign.co.uk/
Venue: Horsley Lodge - https://www.horsleylodgegolfclub.co.uk/
Star standing lights: Jemstone Events - https://www.jemstoneuk.co.uk/
Venue décor: Events Covered - https://www.eventscovered.co.uk/