Micro Wedding Photographer
2020 was a difficult year for many of us, but one thing that it did reveal, is that I love shooting so-called “micro weddings”. As we emerged from the pandemic, I could see that these, smaller more intimate weddings, would increase in popularity, and were here to stay. This, in my opinion is great news!
Of course elopements and very small wedding ceremonies have always been with us, whether to make for a more affordable option, or to enable a couple to be more extravagant with the location of their wedding. Shooting a number of micro weddings (one or two are now on my blog) has given be a renewed appreciation for the marriage vows themselves, and for the role of photography to record the occasion, that may have otherwise been witnessed by only the closest family and friends.
Affordable Wedding Photography Perfect For A Micro Wedding Ceremony
Whether you’re having to arrange your small ceremony at the last minute, or an intimate elopement is what you’ve always wished for, I’m sure that you’ll want to keep an eye on the pursestrings. With that in mind, I’ve put together a very special offer for micro wedding photography of just £650 for 2 hours of coverage, a micro wedding being a celebration with up to 20 guests. If that suits your budget, and you’d like to have a chat, then I’d be delighted to hear more about your plans. *Micro wedding package includes 2 hours coverage and 100 digital images. Full payment required on booking.
How To Have The Small Wedding Ceremony Of Your Dreams!
Planning a small micro wedding or elopement means that you should feel free to let your creativity run wild. Let’s face it, a big part of a wedding budget will normally go on food and drink for your guests, so the money you save here should free you up to perhaps consider a warmer destination for your wedding, or go for that pair of shoes you’ve been lusting over! You may of course want to spend extra on an extended honeymoon, or invest in a videographer, or a wedding album to really show off your pictures of the day.
Should You Hire An Elopement Photographer?
Many wedding photographers, myself included, love the hustle and bustle of a big wedding, but if you’re planning an elopement, then it’s important to hire a photographer that is also comfortable photographing a much smaller event. This could mean that they are willing to make suggestions on the day, and won’t make you feel awkward. It should almost certainly mean that they are willing to get to know you and listen to your requests in the build up to the wedding.
Why I Love Photographing Small Micro Weddings
They reenforce my love of photography
In a year when emotions were naturally running high, shooting the micro weddings that I did, enabled me to really focus on my favourite aspects of photography, namely capturing the moments that perhaps in the excitement of the wedding day can be missed.
Time and space to create beautiful portraits
One of the nice things about a small wedding is that there aren’t quite the same pressures on your time, which means that your venue will most likely be flexible and allow us the time to get some really beautiful portraits. You might even want to stop off at a special location between your ceremony and reception to capture pictures of just the two of you, or with your wedding party.
Potential to use an unusual venue
With the laws surrounding where legal marriages in England can take place, currently under review, it’s likely that micro weddings will be able to take place in all kinds of venues and locations in future. You can really let your imagination run wild. Watch this space!!
Time to build a meaningful connection with the couple
As a micro wedding photographer I have the opportunity to really get to know the couple I’m photographing, as a more intimate wedding tends to be really personal to the couple getting married. I will also take the time to video chat with my couples before the wedding, to get a sense of the kind of ceremony they want, and crucially the importance of the guests they’ve chosen to be with them on their special day.
A greater focus on the meaning of marriage
One of the trends that I’ve noticed among couples choosing a small wedding, is that they place a lot of value on the marriage ceremony. That might sound obvious, but at a big wedding the ceremony itself can actually feel like a relatively small part of the day, and couples will often tell me that what they’re looking forward to most is the party, or having family and friends together, or simply the food and drink.