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I'm based in Birmingham, West Midlands.Available for weddings throughout the UK and abroad.

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All-day coverage includes as standard:

  • Pre-wedding meeting or Skype chat to discuss your wedding plans
  • Photography by Clive Blair, one of the most experienced photographers in the region
  • Coverage from bridal preps in the morning until the evening celebrations
  • 400+ high resolution, retouched digital files via digital download, with full reproduction rights
  • Private password protected web gallery with print ordering service for you and your guests
  • Price start from £1250

Half-day, Mid-Week Options, Late-Availability, Album Options Also Available.

Are you getting married abroad? I’m also available as a destination wedding photographer.

I generally reply to contact form messages within 24 hours.

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Location

14 Lambert Close, Erdington
Birmingham, B23 7AW, UK
Phone: (+44)1216037630 / (+44)7809505242
Email: [email protected]

Social Media

I’m also active on Facebook and Instagram, regularly posting latest images and news there.
Feel free to like my facebook page at: www.facebook.com/cliveblairphotography
or follow me on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/cliveblair

FAQ

How Far Are You Willing To Travel?

Distance is no object. Although I’m is based in the West Midlands, I have covered weddings the length and breadth of the UK, including weddings abroad.

 

How Do You Work On The Wedding Day?

I start off with attending the morning preparations, usually for the bride. I’m simply documenting what goes in without too much interference from myself. I always say “Just ignore me. I’m not here really” That way I get people to quickly relax as they won’t feel the need to always be posing for a photo. If the bride and groom are getting ready at the same venue, I like to visit both rooms to get some of the grooms pre-wedding preparation too.

I always plan for about 2 hours preparation photography before leaving for the ceremony. Once at the ceremony, after a quick photo of the groom and perhaps best man and ushers, I’ll be moving around to photograph guests arriving, ushers doing their job, the groom looking nervous. Whatever happens, I aim to document it. The same goes for when the bride arrives and during the ceremony. After the ceremony, I prefer the couple to again ignore me and go and say hello to their guests. Here again story telling images are made, as guests greet the newly married couple.

Group photos are then covered followed by a quick session, or “walk-about” as I like to call it, for the bride and groom. Before everyone has sat down for the wedding breakfast, I’ll take a few detail shots of the room layout. I don’t take photos during the meal as no one like to have their photo taken with a mouth full of food, so it’s at this point that I’ll down tools, catch something to eat and wait for the speeches and first dance.

Time and weather permitting I may get the bride and groom outside for one last brief photo session before I leave.

How Soon Afterwards Will We See Our Wedding Photos?

Within 3 weeks, a slideshow highlights of your weddings day will be posted on my website, along with a link to view the full set of images. Over the next few weeks you will then be given time to choose your favourite images for your album. Once returned, your album and any other reprint orders will be returned to you about 6 weeks later. Orders received between September and October may take a little longer, due to this being a peak time for album orders.

What If I Hate Posing For Photographs?

I know how you feel, as I feel the same. I hate posing. I feel awkward and can’t wait till it’s over. So I’m totally on your side. How I work to minimise that feeling is to concentrate on natural, unposed photos that better capture your natural smile and personality.

Especially during the couples session, I never concentrate on getting posey-looking-at-the-camera-with-a cheesy-smile type of photos. Instead I look for natural, moment-led photos. It’s more about you two being together while I take camera-un-aware photos to tell a story.

 

Do We Have To Provide A Meal For You?

I don’t insist on you feeding me as you have enough to worry about with feeding your guests. But if you still wish to provide a meal, then something in a nearby room/area so I’m not too far away from the wedding breakfast area in case something unexpected happens, would be gratefully accepted.

 

Do You Offer Albums?

Yes I have a variety of wedding albums to choose from. Just ask for further details.

Once you’ve chosen an album there are two choices for making your album available:

1) You choose the images for your wedding album which will then be designed by me. You get to preview and change the layout before it goes to print.

2) Allow me to choose the images for you. This choice gives you the best option as, not only will your wedding album be finished more quickly, I will choose the perfect balance of images to reflect your wedding day as presented in an album of your choice. You still have the option to preview the layout and make any changes you wish.

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