What do wedding photographers do?!


You may not think that a decision such as choosing your perfect photographer is a big deal….

” I don’t even like photo’s” – I have heard this one a few times. Throughout the difficult times we have all found ourselves living through the one thing has become even more important is the real human connections and bonds with family and close friends. It has also become more apparent that we should not take anything for granted. Even a wave to a loved one over a garden wall has been cherished!

Therefore choosing a photographer who has passion for their trade ensures that your big day is recorded the way you lived it, in the style you love. After all we are surrounded by visual media and everyone has a style, the perfect match is out there!

I am a hopeless romantic, I am emotional… I cry at sad adverts and refuse to watch any films if there is a dog in it because we all know what’s going to happen to old’ Shep…..

Bridesmaids is my favourite wedding film because IT IS REAL LIFE and I am a combination of the character ‘Annie’ (Kristen Wiig) crossed with the amazing Megan (Melissa McCarthy’s character) – in character and stature! I love to boogie. Please see the following archive photographs from a time I was NOT photographing the wedding I wad attending… I was a Maid of Honour for my beautiful cousin Rebecca….

photo by the amazing Carla Blain Photography https://www.carlablainphotography.co.uk/
I give it my all on the dancefloor. Image by Carla Blain Photography
It’s very rare for me to get images of me… I think its for the best really 😉 image by fabulous Carla Blain Photography

Weddings are hard on couples! Its such an important day with so many expectations but heads up people, they are meant to be a celebration!

My favourite weddings have a party vibe, all day. This is how they go….. (follow to page 2)

2020 lets talk about the positive!


Beautiful weddings & Family shoots, becoming a TWIA Regional Finalist (again!!!) & realising that I am so awkward on Zoom calls that it’s painful….

Instead of making this a negative blog post… I’m going to celebrate the awesome parts of my year!

Thank you, Katie & Georgia, Charlotte & Rob and Stephanie & Greg for starting off 2020 with a bang in February and then I’m going to skip right to September and thank all of my couples who followed, Kim & Alwyn, Jade & Charles, Beth & Phil, Vicki & Prakash and finally Emily & Tom…. all of whom this year managed to marry their soul mates under a very different set of rules and guidance…. some ‘live streamed’ their weddings… some rotated their evening guests… some were able to have 30 and then later others were only allowed 15…. If it was a 150 person wedding or a 15 person wedding – the ceremony, build up and anticipation was the same…. the nerves were the same… the tears of joy – the same…. and I am so so glad I was there to capture it all.

The couples who book me are consistently warm & welcoming, fun loving and match my quirkiness our energies always works well together… they are loved up, they are invested in their wedding and what it means and they want to make sure their photographer ‘gets them’… ‘the real them..’ the tears, the smiles….. the groomsman swimming in the fountain….. normal – real life couples that are ‘my kinda people’ I am so passionate about getting the images my clients want that I think it either shows in my work or I have a great big magnet on me that attracts lovely people to me. I’m a barmy cat lady & chocolate addict from Birmingham who wants nothing more than to drive around the whole of the UK photographing different weddings… and capturing all the love – real moments!

The following images are from my weddings this past year….



If you would like to enquire if I have your date available… please contact me as soon as possible! I’d love to hear from you, Samantha


Mini Wedding/ Elopement Photography Package

£650


“Moving with the times, introducing my newest Wedding Photography Package”


Happy to now introduce my new Mini Wedding/Elopement Photography Packages for just £650!


Your Ceremony & up to 30 guests in attendance

The current situation we find ourselves in has led some couples to request if I offer a much smaller wedding package or even Elopement coverage – so I have decided to offer 4 HOURS COVERAGE for couples wishing to capture their ceremony AND WHO ARE HAVING UP TO 30 GUESTS PRESENT. I will cover the guests arrival at the ceremony venue, the ceremony, newly-wedds mingling with their guests, the group images (where possible) and the all important Newly-wedds images, which usually take 30 mins.


Elopement

For couples who are now planning an elopement, be in for just themselves or with wedding parties of up to 10 guests – I will cover the ceremony and will also include a separate Newly wedding photo-shoot of up to 2 hours at a location of their choice on the wedding day or post wedding so we can really get our teeth into some couple images..somewhere special or at a time of day to suit you.. Sunset/ Sunrise.. the beach.. the forest… its up to you!


Your images will be presented on a engraved wooden USB in a wooden box, 12 months access to a private online gallery, great for sharing images with friends and relatives not able to attend their big day… prints, enlargements and photo albums can also be ordered via this private gallery.


I’d love to hear from you.. follow this link for more details…

Samantha x

https://roseandrainbowphotography.com/mini-wedding-elopement-package/


Time to book your Wedding Photographer 2020/2021

They’ve popped the question..

The answer was ‘yes’!

So what’s next?

Straight away the mind starts to plan your ideal day, where to start? Are you going to register on a Wedding Planning online guide such as ‘Hitched’? A platform which allows you to search through professional wedding suppliers… all around the country.

You are? Well what a good choice… I’m listed there! You can read lots of really lovely reviews left by my past clients and see even more of my work!

Rose and Rainbow Photography

Venue: Moxhull Hall, Sutton Coldfield

Once your date and venue is secure I would recommend researching your …. WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER!

                                                                                  Venue: Berrow Court, Edgbaston

If you are looking for a wedding photographer who cares about the collection of images from your special day… who will spend the day putting her heart and soul into creating images which you will treasure forever then “I am that photographer”

My style leans towards art portraiture, a mix of romantic traditional and the more stylised free-lensed images, which gives an atmospheric and natural quality to my work. 

When you have a shortlist of your favourite photographers, put your enquires in as soon as possible! Many wedding photographers are booked up for the most popular dates two years in advance! We don’t mind enquiries via email, a call, a Facebook message …hell… even by carrier pigeon! We want to hear from you!

Most if not all photographers love to meet face to face to have a chat about what you expect from your wedding photographer on your big day, a general no obligation chat for you to get an idea of how you get on with them… this informal meeting allows you and your partner time to compare notes on each of your potential wedding photographers that you met with and make the right decision.

Please take a look below at a few images from just some of the 35 beautiful weddings I covered in 2019…. if you like what you see then please send me a ‘pigeon…’ 

Samantha xxx