How I Shoot Weddings


Documentary wedding photography has taken me to some fantastic places in the UK and abroad, whilst 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.

Why It Matters to You


Why do I believe that’s a better way of photographing your 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 enter each wedding without any pre-conceived ideas of what I’m going to record. I simply look, observe, sometimes wait for the decisive moment. Then I capture a moment 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.

Napton Windmill Wedding | Lucy and George

When Lucy and George told me were they having their wedding reception in the grounds of Lucy's parents home that had a windmill, to say I was excited, would be an understatement.

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Latest Testimonial | Anna and Sam

Clive was a great wedding photographer, he rushed about trying to capture the shots we wanted but was very discrete....

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Latest Testimonial | Tabby and Matt

"I couldn't ask or wished for a better wedding photographer. I am someone who is very self-conscious and feels uncomfortable posing for photos however Clive made me feel completely at ease."

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Birmingham Museum of Art Wedding | Najma and Jeff

This was the first time I'd photographed a Birmingham Museum of Art Wedding and no wonder. Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery has only just started to host weddings so I've been privileged to be one of the first to shoot a full wedding at this stunning Grade 1 listed building in the heart of my home town Birmingham.

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How To Organise Your Modern Wedding

You may be a great manager. Maybe you run an office or run your own business. Multi-tasking is easy for you. That is until you decided to have a wedding. Follow these tips, and you are sure to have a beautiful wedding, with little stress.

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Old Library Wedding Venue in Birmingham | Katy and Rob

I knew I was in for a fun Old Library wedding celebration as soon as I saw the bride's Irregular Choice wedding shoes!! The documentary approach suited their style and wishes to capture natural images of people just enjoying themselves.

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How to Plan Your Wedding From Abroad | Callum and Jean

Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying it's plan sailing to plan your wedding from abroad, but it need not be a daunting task with the right team on board. See how I helped Jean plan her perfect wedding while she lived in China.

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Your West Midlands Wedding Magazine Wedding of the Year

Jamie and Lizzie are in the Wedding of the Year finals!
Last year you may remember I photographed my first wedding at Bordesley Park for Jamie and Lizzie. Now they’re back in the news again this time as finalist in Your West Midlands wedding Magazine’s wedding of the year award!

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