Affordable Wedding Photography by Philip Charles Photography
Your wedding is going to be the best day of your life, also can be one of the most expensive day’s of your life too. With this in mind, you are no doubt very budget conscious. No matter what your budget, we offer affordable wedding photography by husband and wife team, Phil and Vicky.
We love photographing weddings. Whether we are just with you for a couple of hours to capture the ceremony or the full day. Our most affordable wedding photography package is our Ceremony Only where we are with you for up to 2 hours. For many couples this is the ideal amount of coverage. Capturing the most important part of the day, with plenty of time after the ceremony to capture the confetti throw, group shots, and bridal portraiture.
Here are of the full details of what is included in the package:
Church, Registry Office or Civil Ceremony, from guest arrivals (one location only). Package includes;
Initial consultation and pre-wedding catch up
Up to 2 hours coverage
The ceremony and signing of the register
Family and friends groups
Bride and Groom portraits
Images professionally edited and supplied on USB with printing rights
Optional add-ons are available, such as additional coverage, bridal preparations, images presented in a photo book or album, and wall hanging products.
On 14th December 2017, we made the journey to Birtsmorton Court, near Malvern in Worcestershire, to capture the wedding of Amie and Ross. A little further away than our usual area, but it was certainly worth it!
The venue dates back to 1241, with stunning architecture and gardens. It also has its very own church in the grounds. There are very few venues which give you the option of a church ceremony or civil ceremony. Amie and Ross had their ceremony in the church, which is stunning and was a lovely service. Following the ‘I do’s’, on a very chilly, snowy day, we headed into the breathtaking gardens for the group shots and Bridal portraiture. To warm up, we headed back inside to the roaring fire place and Christmas tree, which provided a great back drop. The theme of the day was Beauty and the Beast, which was executed brilliantly, with very apt table centre pieces and an amazing cake (check out the cake below).
A couple of weeks before the big day, we met with the happy couple to discuss their photography and create a personalised shot list, as we do with all of our couples. They asked for one particular shot very personal to them, which I have included in a small selection of images from the day. We would like to thank Amie and Ross for choosing us to record your special day.
Wedding of Natasha and Tom at The School House, Lichfield
On Friday 15th December 2017, we had the pleasure of covering the wedding of Natasha and Tom. The ceremony was held at the beautiful St Chad’s Church in Hopwas, followed by Reception at The School House in Lichfield.
On the morning of the wedding we threw open the curtains to find snow! As a photographer about to photograph the most important day of a couple’s life, seeing snow certainly gives you a funny feeling in your stomach. We joined the bride at home to capture the preparations, spirits were certainly high.
Following the “I do’s” at St Chads Church and a few photos, we moved on to The School House. The venue was decorated beautifully in Christmas theme, with lots of red and balloon Santa’s. It truly was a family event with lots of entertainment for the children by Weddings by Thelma.
Unfortunately, the Bride’s grandmother was unable to attend the wedding, as she was in hospital very poorly. The bride wanted to see her Grandmother on her special day, so the couple sacrificed some of their photography time to go to the hospital to visit her. Phil asked if they would like him to accompany them to get a portrait with her, which they jumped at. It was such a privilege to be part of this special moment with the family, and one we will always remember.
We returned to the reception to carry on the celebrations.
Below are a few images from the day. We would like to thank Natasha and Tom for choosing us to be part of your very special wedding day, and wish you and your lovely family all the very best for the future.
On 18th November we had the pleasure of providing the photography for Joanna and Kyle’s special day at the stunning Somerford Hall in Brewood.
The Bride, Bride’s mum, and Bridesmaids all got ready at the venue, which we went along to capture the preparations. As you can imagine, numerous women getting ready in one room, it was rather chaotic, but spirits were high with excitement for the beautiful day ahead. Whilst Joanna was in the final stages of getting ready, we popped down to get some shots of Kyle with his Groomsmen. They were all definitely in high spirits.
The ceremony was lovely, with lots of laughter and emotion. There was a moment during the ceremony where there was a loud noise, it was just Phil dropping his camera! Luckily nothing was broken, and did provide some amusement to the guests. Following the ceremony, everyone moved outside to the stunning gardens for reception drinks and lots more photographs. The building itself offers a great backdrop for the bridal portraiture, along with its wooden gazebo. Internally, the staircase and bridal suite offered more great photographic opportunities.
The day was already special, but to make the day even more special, it was the Bride and Groom’s daughter’s 1st birthday. A cake was brought out whilst the whole room sang to the birthday girl.
We would like to thank Joanna and Kyle for choosing us to capture your day. Below are just a few of our favourite images. If you would like to talk to us about your wedding photography, click here to contact us.
Mel and Paul’s Wedding Ceremony at St Mary’s Guildhall
The historic St Mary’s Guildhall in Coventry hosted the wedding ceremony of the lovely Mel and Paul on 25th August 2017. We had the pleasure of providing their wedding photography.
St Mary’s Guildhall was built over 700 years ago, and you truly do feel like you step back in history. The venue is amazing, providing a stunning backdrop for photographs. As a superb addition to the venue, directly opposite is the ruins of the former Cathedral Church of St Michael.
The ceremony was held in The Great Hall, which was filled with love, laughter and lots of happy tears. Following the ‘I do’s’ we all headed to the courtyard in to the glorious sunshine to capture the couple’s family and friends, and also the Bride and Groom’s portraiture shots. Using the ruins of the former cathedral was a must for some of the portraiture shots.
Thank you to Mel and Paul for choosing Philip Charles Photography to capture your special day. Below are a few of our favourite images.
Amy & Andrew’s Wedding at The Alexandra Court Hotel, Congleton
On 5th August 2017, we had the pleasure of capturing the wedding of Amy and Andrew, held at The Alexandra Court Hotel in Congleton.
This is a little further afield than our other wedding venues, but it was certainly worth the journey. Amy and Andrew are such a lovely couple, we would have travelled even further to be part of their day. We provided full day coverage from the bridal party getting ready in the hotel, through to the first dance. The ceremony was conducted outside in the beautiful grounds, luckily the weather was glorious. The couple wanted very relaxed, candid photos recording the day as it happened.
The showstopper had to be the cake! Amy and Andrew love books, therefore the theme was based around their favourite novels. The table centre pieces were stacked books, and the cake …… take a look for yourself in the images below from the day.
Masquerade Wedding at Moxhull Hall, Sutton Coldfield
On 15th June, we had the pleasure of capturing Anne-Marie and Roy’s special day at Moxhull Hall in Sutton Coldfield.
The theme of the wedding was Masquerade, which was absolutely fantastic. All of their family and friends embraced the theme, wearing masks in every colour and style possible. The bride looked stunning in blue and green, with peacock feathers. The ceremony took place in Calliope’s Garden under the gazebo. The weather was certainly on the happy couple’s side with glorious sunshine. Walking down the aisle, the Bridesmaid and Page Boys put on an excellent show, announcing the Bride’s arrival. As a personal touch to the service, the Groom walked up to meet his Bride, to walk down the aisle together, which was truly lovely.
After the ceremony, as an added personal touch, a gold picture frame and chalk boards were waiting for us at Reception. In place of a Guest Book, the Bride and Groom wanted their guests to write a message on the chalk board and have their photograph taken in the frame. These shots were arranged and taken by Vicky, whilst Phil was with the Bride and Groom doing their portraiture.
Below are some of the images from their day.
Bridesmaid & Page Boys Announcing the Bride’s arrival
Groom meeting his Bride
Portraiture in the stunning gardens
The Golden Frame
If you would like to talk to us about your wedding photography, please call Phil and Vicky on 01827 215 707, or complete the below enquiry form.
On 1st July, we had the absolute pleasure of providing wedding photography for Jamie-Leigh and Pete’s farm wedding. The ceremony was conducted at Nettle Hill in Coventry followed by reception on their farm in Nuneaton.
This was a truly traditional farm wedding. The theme execution was absolutely spot on, with every attention to detail. The work that the couple put in to make the farm into a perfect wedding venue was immense. They built a haystack stage for the entertainment to perform on, built a swing and bridge over the pond for the photographs, dressed the marquee superbly, and even built a bar using an old box trailer.This was a dream wedding to photograph with so many shot opportunities.
Here are just a few of the images.
Bridal party arriving by tractor – superb start to the day!
The ceremony was intimate and lovely
The Groom being coy with the kiss, but don’t worry, we caught it from the back of the room. The advantage of two ‘togs’ being there to capture different view points.
Travelling in style, from tractor to the very rare Polaris
Stunning portraiture on the purpose built bridge and swing
The confetti shot
The cake, love it!
Traditional barn dance by the bridal party kicked off the evening party.
This will be one of our most memorable weddings. Thank you so much to Jamie-Leigh and Pete for choosing us to record your special day. Note to the couple – as mentioned on the day, you should open this up as a wedding venue – it’s amazing!!
If you would like to contact us about capturing your special day, please contact Phil and Vicky on 01827 215 707 or send us a message.
On 3 June 2017, we had the pleasure of providing the wedding photography for Jasmin and Klaus at The Plough and Harrow Hotel in Birmingham.
The happy couple were joined by their family and friends, many of which had flown in from Germany. The ceremony was held at St Dunstan’s in Kings Heath, Birmingham. Followed by Reception at the stunning Plough and Harrow Hotel. The hotel’s Victorian architecture offers a beautiful backdrop to group photos and Bridal portraiture. We very much like working at this venue, the staff are excellent to work alongside and co-ordinated with great precision.
The day was very relaxed, and thoroughly enjoyed by all. As the couple are from Germany, some of their customs were incorporated in their day. Such as having the speeches in between courses, which worked really well. One of our customs that did take them by surprise was when I jumped in the front seat of the car to take their photo before leaving the chapel. This is one of my favourite shots, so it had to be done.
Below are few of our favourite shots from the day. We would like to thank Jasmin and Klaus for choosing Philip Charles Photography and wish you all the best for your future together.
If you would like to talk to us about your wedding photography, please contact Phil and Vicky on 01827 215 707. Or scroll down to the enquiry form.
On 15th October 2016, we had the pleasure of providing the wedding photography for Liz and John at the stunning Castle Bromwich Hall Hotel in Birmingham.
Castle Bromwich Hall is a 16th century country house hotel. This is a dream venue for any happy couple planning their special day. Also a dream venue for any photographer! With its magnificent architecture, this is the perfect back drop for the wedding car shot. The wedding cars for Liz and John were provided by our friends at Love Wedding Cars. The gardens provide many outstanding backdrops for the portraiture shots and the group shots. I’m sure every photographer attending this venue is spoilt for choice, as we were.
Liz and John’s day was truly lovely and special surrounded by their family and friends. Philip Charles was there to record their treasured moments from the start including Bridal and Groom preps, right the way through to their first dance. We had so many images to choose from, which made the selection for this post difficult, however, please see below a few of our favourites.
We would like to thank the happy couple again for choosing Philip Charles to be part of your special day. Can’t wait to get to work on your album.
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