Do We Need Two Photographers at our Wedding

Two Wedding Photographers Vs One Wedding Photographer

As a husband and wife team, we are often asked by Brides and Grooms if both of us will be there on their wedding day, and if they do in fact need two photographers.

Not all weddings require more than one photographer. Here is our guide for determining if your wedding would benefit two photographers, or if one is plenty:

  • Are you having bridal preps and groom preps? You will definitely need two photographers, one with the Bride and one with the Groom.
  • Are the Bridal preps a distance from the ceremony? A second photographer would be an advantage. As the first photographer will be with the Bride, there would be very little time to travel to the venue to meet the Groom for pre-ceremony shots. The second photographer can be at the venue to meet with the Groom and Groomsmen to capture the pre-ceremony nerves.
  • Do you have more than 80 guests during the day? Two photographers would certainly help with the organisation of group shots, especially of the entire wedding party. Also a great opportunity to capture candid shots whilst the first photographer is taking group and bridal shots.

The other benefit to having a second photographer is during the ceremony. With one positioned at the front and one at the back, you will receive two view points of the most important part of your day.

Ceremony at St Chad’s Church, Hopwas

Ceremony at The Waterfront, Barton Marina

As mentioned earlier, for many weddings one photographer is plenty. If you are having a small, intimate wedding with your closest family and friends, having two cameras pointing at them could make your guests feel a little uncomfortable. More so if you are having a videographer too.

With our years of experience, knowledge, and passion for wedding photography, we are always happy to offer guidance and advice to couples. If you have any questions about your wedding photography, do not hesitate to contact us. To see more of our work, click here to visit our webpage.

 

 

Affordable Wedding Photography

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:

Ceremony Only

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
  • Arrival shots
  • 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

£295

Optional add-ons are available, such as additional coverage, bridal preparations, images presented in a photo book or album, and wall hanging products.

For more information on our wedding photography service, please click here. To check if your date is available, please contact Vicky on 01827 215 707, or click here to contact us.



Wedding at The School House

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.

If you would like to talk to us about your wedding photography, please click here to contact us.

Bridal Preps

Here come the boys


The Ceremony

Portraiture at The School House

Visit to see Grandmother

Cutting of the Cake

First Dance

 



Wedding at The Alexandra Court Hotel

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.

If you would like more information on our wedding photography, please click here to contact us.

Getting Ready

  

Arrivals

 

The Ceremony 

   

Confetti 

The Cake

 

 



Wedding In Tamworth Castle Grounds

Wedding of Kirsty and Tahir in Tamworth Castle Grounds

On 20th April we had the pleasure of providing the wedding photography for Kirsty and Tahir. The ceremony and reception was hosted by the well known Castle Hotel, Tamworth with photographs being taken in the iconic Tamworth Castle Grounds.

The ceremony was held in the Wedgewood suite. The Bride’s brother was very emotional seeing his sister say her vows, which even brought a lump to our throat. Following the ceremony, the whole wedding party made the short walk down to the Tamworth Castle Grounds for the photos. Thankfully, the weather was on our side. It was a beautiful day, which was a relief to avoid the typical April showers. The Castle Grounds is an excellent location for photography. The layered colourful flowerbeds provide a superb backdrop for the group shots. The historic features of the Castle, obelisk, and Lady Bridge create stunning Bridal portraiture.

We all then headed back to the Hotel to carry on the celebrations in to the evening.

We wish Kirsty and Tahir a long and happy future together, and thank you for choosing Philip Charles Photography to record your special day. Below are a few shots from the day.

If you would like to talk to us about your wedding photography, please call Phil and Vicky on 01827 215 707, or scroll down to the contact form.

 

      

 

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Wedding Photography Testimonial

Amazing Wedding Photography Testimonial from Bride and Groom

We had to share this amazing wedding photography testimonial we received from one of our Bride & Groom’s:

“We first met Phil at a friend’s wedding and immediately were drawn to his warmth, humour and how he made everyone feel at ease whilst photographing. When it was our turn a year later we had no doubt who we wanted to document our special day. We had 2 meetings with Phil before the big day, who explained the process clearly and in depth so to capture our day as we wanted it.
On the day of the wedding he was accompanied by a second photographer so was able to capture bridal and groom preparation.
Throughout the day Phil worked efficiently so we were able to spend time enjoying our day too, and captured beautiful photos.
After the wedding Phil and his team were quick to work on the photos and send us a link in able to decide on our wedding album.

After the birth of our little boy we went to a newborn photo shoot with Phil. This was a wonderful experience. Phil was amazing with our son and so patient. He took his time and we did not feel rushed or under pressure to settle our son when he woke and needed feeding. The photos came back better than we could have expected.

We cannot speak highly enough of Phil, Vicky and the rest of the team who have captured the two most precious days of our lives.
Liz and John Hadgkiss”

It has been true pleasure working with Liz and John, and very humbled by their kind words. Below are a few images from their big day at Castle Bromwich Hall Hotel. You can also click here to see the blog of their wedding. If you would like to speak to us about your wedding photography, please call us on 01827 215 707, or scroll down to the enquiry form.
   

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