Mill Barns Wedding Photographer – Sophie & James
“Thank you so much Phil. Had a quick look at them and they all look amazing you are fab xx
We’re totally in love with the photo’s and so glad we choose you to capture our wedding day!”
James & Sophie
Being James & Sophie’s Mill Barns Wedding Photographer
When James first got in contact, I was thrilled to be their Mill Barns wedding photographer. Having never worked at this incredible venue before I was very excited at the prospect! In my Birmingham wedding photography business I’ve been lucky enough to shoot at so many amazing venues. The Mill Barns was at the top of my wish list, as it really is a hot spot right now! Every Birmingham wedding photographers dream, is to work at venues as prestigious as this!
James & Sophie’s wedding was set to be a fantastic day and they are such a lovely couple! I actually knew James from another walk of life and we’d been friends for some time, so this made the wedding even more special for me!
I am so excited to showcase all these images from their special day. From the moment I started, right up until the dance floor had cleared, it was an incredible day! I really think the raw emotion of the day shows in Birmingham wedding photography. I’d just like to take this opportunity to say how grateful I am that Sophie & james allowed me to be part of this special day.
How James & Sophie’s Wedding Photography Began!
I photographed the couple’s winter wedding at The Mill Barns in November of last year. The rain was pouring down when I arrived at 9am but that didn’t dampen my spirits! I knew no matter what happened, I’d make them some beautiful images. As a Birmingham photographer, it is my job to be prepared for everything! Not only that but I bring a full lighting setup to each wedding, so I can tackle any conditions!
When I arrived the atmosphere in the bridal suite was electric. All the girls were in such good spirits, which was a pleasure to photograph. Now as their Birmingham wedding photographer it was my job to find great light. In the Mill Barns, this isn’t too difficult as it’s packed full of incredible spaces to shoot. The bridal site is to die for with it’s gorgeous mirrors and quirky features. I love my job as a Solihull wedding photographer, as I get to witness these amazing moments in my clients lives. Weddings truly are special, capturing these precious moments for my couples really is an honour!
Capturing Precious Moments
With Sophie & her bridesmaids almost ready, it was time to go and find James! I took him & his groomsmen out to the basement area to capture some photo’s of them all opening their gifts! I don’t like to think I stage things, I simply put you in the best light and then let the moments unfold!
I’m Very Proud To Be A Mill Barns Wedding Photographer!
I can safely say being a Mill Barns wedding photographer, this is without a doubt one of my favourite venues! I’m so eternally grateful to be able to showcase this stunning venue in my Birmingham wedding photography portfolio! As a Birmingham wedding photographer, it is always such a privilege to be recommend by venues I’ve worked at. I now proudly showcase an album from this wedding at The Mill Barns!
How The Ceremony At The Mill Barns Unfolded
With everyone seated and eagerly awaiting the arrival of the bride it was time for the ceremony. As a Mill Barns wedding photographer I just knew this was going to be amazing. The lighting in this fantastic venue is to die for. It’s always a joy to work in such exquisite venues!
As a Birmingham wedding photographer I really look forward to this part of the day. Capturing all the wonderful moments that unfold during the ceremony, is so special. It really does suit my style of Solihull wedding photography as I thrive on photojournalism. Deciding to wait at the top of the isle as it offers an incredible view of Sophie & her Dad walking up. I really wanted to get Sophie’s reaction to seeing James for the first time. I can you tell I wasn’t disappointed, it’s so clear just how much these two love each other!
The ceremony was emotional and really heartfelt, an absolute privilege to document! To my delight the rain was starting to ease which meant we would be able to get outside soon to get some shots of the newly weds!
HOW THE REST OF THE DAY AT THE MILL BARNS UNFOLDED
I had such fun taking the group photo’s as a Mill Barns wedding photographer! Luckily this venue has such an incredible amount of space, you don’t need to do these shots outside if you choose. Sophie & James loved the backdrop of the lake behind so we did it on the balcony. With spirits high and all the guests enjoying themselves, this is a time I like to blend into the crowd. Photojournalism is a real passion of mine and something I love to bring to my Birmingham wedding photography!
Now it was time to take some portraits of the lovely couple. James & Sophie really were naturals in front of the camera and made my job a dream. They were up for any suggestion I had and really embraced the moment!
SPEECHES & SPECIAL MOMENTS AT THE MILL BARNS
Speeches are certainly one of my favourites times during a wedding day. The emotion surrounding this time of day is just palpable. As a Birmingham wedding photographer I love nothing more than the challenge of capturing all the reactions of the bridal party and the guests. It really is a great time to create unique angles and memorable photographs! As I expected the speeches were amazing and very heartfelt. I think for me a really memorable and special moment, was when James announced that her & Sophie would be having a baby! It really was a privilege to be present for such a precious moment with their family & friends.
SOMETHING TRULY UNIQUE!
At every wedding there is always something truly unique that happens. In my Birmingham wedding photography I’m always looking for these moments. Amongst all the wonderful candid moments I did create something special for them. I had bought some smoke grenades with me to really add some magic to a shot I had envisaged! As a Mill Barns wedding photographer I know how popular the bridge is. To the best of my knowledge no one else has has ever done this shot at the time of writing this post. For me that’s what it’s all about trying to look outside the box and create something unique 🙂
THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME AS YOUR BIRMINGHAM WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
I’d just like to take this opportunity to thank Sophie & James for having me as their Mill Barns wedding photographer. It was an incredible day and one I will never forget. If you’re planning your wedding and are interested in my Birmingham wedding photography services please don’t hesitate to get in touch. I’d really love to hear from you, I don’t just work in The West Midlands, Solihull, Warwickshire or Birmingham, I love to shoot all over the country and overseas. Make sure you have a look at the beautiful Mill Barns in Bromsgrove Here.