WEDDING NEWS, VENUE IDEAS,
WEDDING PLANNING etc.

Documentary wedding photography has taken me to some fantastic places in the UK and abroad, while allowing me to photograph an important stage in people’s lives. What a great privilege!! It’s on this page that I want to share that story with you when I show a few favourite images from these weddings. This is where I also post my latest news so you know what’s happening at Clive Blair Photography.

You’ll see the emphasis in my photography is not around posed group photos. Instead the solid emphasis is to be more of a fly-on-the-wall, natural documentary photographer capturing those fleeting moments that tell the story of each wedding.

“Pinterest-inspired” weddings has become very popular these days. This is when a photographer is given a long list of images gleaned from Pinterest and being asked to re-create these images on a wedding. But instead of trying to recreate images from someone else’s wedding, I’d rather capture the moments of YOUR history, creating YOUR unique images that no one else will ever, or can ever have. Which would you rather have?

I know which one sings to my heart! I hope these image will sing the same song for you too, inspiring you to enjoy the documentary, moment-driven style of wedding coverage.

Fusion Wedding at The Oratory Birmingham

I love shooting fusion weddings, as the mixture of styles, colours and traditions makes for great storytelling opportunities. So much goes on during a typical day, as each couple adds their little mixtures of their culture to different parts of their wedding day. For this wedding it was a fusion of Indian and Western cultures.

Surprise Proposal | Hoar Cross Hall

Just a few days before deciding to propose to Nikki, Prab booked me to capture the moment for him. He had a simple idea that worked a treat.

Should Women Propose to Men?

Attitudes are changing as more as more women are ignoring the usual answer to the question: “Who should propose first?” by themselves choosing to pop the question first. Here’s how Natalie proposed to Richard.

Micro Wedding Photography

Planning a smaller, micro wedding celebration and don’t want all the fuss with a traditional wedding? Here’s a simple, helpful guide for you.
Groom being helped to get ready

5 Tips for the Groom When Getting Ready

The ladies have always had a knack at making the most out of their wedding day. “But lads, how can you and the boys do it too?” With these 5 simple tips. Your wedding day will be bound to be glorious.
Groom and bride walking in ground of Ettington Park

Winter Sun Wedding

Winter weddings aren’t all about shooting in freezing weather and snow. Here’s a wedding shot in the glorious winter sun and how I made the best use of this dramatic lighting.

Wedding Photography in Winter

While wedding photography in winter requires a different mind to summer weddings, it’s still a wonderful and unique time to arrange a wedding celebration. Here are my 5 top tips as a winter wedding photographer.

Is it OK For The Groom to Cry?

It’s 100% OK for a groom to cry at his wedding! But what if he’s expected to shed tears and he’s not that type of person? Read how to avoid that pressure.

Thank You Letter | Clive Blair Photography

In amidst the current COVID-19 chaos, it was lovely to receive the following thank-you letter to brighten my day. It was from my last 2019 wedding, at Ettington Park for the lovely Daniel and Amy