WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER BIRMINGHAM

NATURAL // UNPOSED // STORYTELLING

Hi, I’m Clive Blair an award-wining wedding photographer who’s simple style is to naturally capture people enjoying themselves with the minimum fuss.

Over the years I’ve been privileged to photograph weddings all over the UK and abroad in places like Ireland, Jamaica and Mexico, and look forward to adding your event location to my growing list.

You’ll no doubt be researching many wedding photographers, so what makes me different? I’m not just a wedding photographer, but more of a photographer who happens to be at a wedding. To help you relax and enjoy your day, my shooting style focuses on photographing people and their interactions with each other. The love and romance between you both. The natural unguarded moments that happen with your family and friends, The story-telling frames that stand the test of time.


“We’re building the past frame by frame” – Patrick La Roque


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MY APPROACH

So many hate posing for photos, so I work by the motto: “Shoot as guest”. This means capturing the spirit of what it was like to be at a wedding as a guest, while accurately telling the story for those who weren’t there. No fussing around, faffing about or hanging around for endless posed photos. So I aim to answer questions with my images like: What was the atmosphere and weather like? During the set staged pieces like the exchange of the vows, was another story unfolding behind in the audience, like the mother of the bride wiping away a tear? What was the story behind grandmother sharing a joke and bursting out in laughter with her grandson?

You’ll look back over your photos reminiscing about “I remember when that happened!”, rather than “I remember when the photographer made that happen”

While I always expect to take a few formal posed photographs, they’re captured quickly and professionally to make sure the flow of the day isn’t unduly interrupted. The more time you get to spend with your family and friends, the more stories I can capture for you.

That’s why my tag line above is: Natural, Unposed, Storytelling.

How far do I travel? Being a West Midlands wedding photographer makes me ideally placed in the center of the UK to capture your wedding anywhere in the surrounding area and further a field, throughout the UK and abroad.

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MY STYLE

Some people use various buzz words to describe my style and approach to weddings, such as reportage, documentary, photojournalism, unposed, natural etc. Call it what you like (I tend to favour documentary photography) but simply put: My heart lies in watching people and telling their story without interfering or making them aware of my camera. People tend to relax, be themselves and show their real personality, that can often be hidden when asked to say “cheese” for the camera.

MY BACKGROUND

You may be interested to know too that over the years, I’ve been a Wedding Photographer of the Year twice and still winning awards today. I’m regularly featured in wedding magazines such as “Your West Midlands Wedding Magazine” (eg. Featured Weddings / Ask the Experts: Advice 1 / Advice 2) and on wedding blogs, such as Boho Weddings, Love our Wedding and The English Wedding Blog.

You can read more about me here.

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