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Wedding Photographer Birmingham

The Elegance of Natural Photography … 

Emma Lowe is a leading Midlands Wedding Photographer, capturing the most elegant and natural photography that are timeless and will be enjoyed for years to come. Secure you date by getting in touch today …..

Elegant & Natural Wedding Photographer - Birmingham

 by Emma Lowe

In a world that seems to have an never ending list of Wedding Photographers to choose from, choosing your Photographer is all about style, quality, persona and sometimes just clicking with a photographer on a personal level. 

Hi, I’m Emma Lowe, I’m an experienced Wedding Photographer, mainly working across venues in the Midlands, that said you’ll also find me zipping up and down the country for special requests and referrals. 

My preference is to capture my bride/s and groom/s with natural and elegant photography, not overly staged, nor overly edited, in essence to mirror your memories as if time truly stood still ….  Equally I’m still a strong believer in capturing a series of more formal / posed couple and family/group photographs, that will take pride of place in your wedding album or pride of place framed and mounted on the wall.

I like to think of my style as ‘adaptable and dynamic’, adjusting myself and my photography to your requirements, whether discreetly capturing your stunning images in stealth mode, or taking charge mode to manage a lively group. 

Perhaps the most important thing, other than the quality of my photography, is your relationship with me as a person. You’ll soon find I’m lovely and I’m told,  good fun and light-hearted, so I’ll fit in with your wedding party. 

Birmingham Wedding Photographer - EMMA LOWE

Just some of my recent Weddings …… 

Some Of MY RECENT VENUES

ClIent Testimonials

the Wedding PHOTOGRAPHY Process

01

Initial Conversation

First off, we will have a conversation about what you are looking for in a photographer. We’ll check the availability of your date and I can show you the packages I offer.

02

Secure Your Date

Perfect, you’ve chosen me as your photographer! To secure your date, a 25% deposit is required. 

03

Deposit Payment

The next invoice you will receive won’t need to be paid until 4 weeks before your wedding date. I also offer a range of payment options to suit your budget.

04

Consultation Session

My job is to cater to your needs, so we can discuss your ideas and wants as much as you like all the way to the big day. 

05

Confirm Package

Once you’re happy with the package you have selected, I will send an email that breaks down everything you’re paying for.

06

Final Payment

Any remaining balance on your package is due 4 weeks prior to your wedding date. You are welcome to pay instalments before if this is easier.

07

Final Scheduling 

Even after confirmation of your package, if you have more ideas for photograph opportunities you’d like me to take, or family shots that are essential – let me know! Let’s make sure you get everything you want.

08

Enjoy Your Wedding

You made it! It’s your big day, and you don’t have to worry about directing me at all if you don’t want to! We’ve spoken at length about everything you want, and I’m ready.

09

Editing & Products

Once your big day has concluded, please allow me 6-12 weeks to fully process and edit all of your photographs. Once they are complete, they will be sent to you via a secure, online portal.

Book & Secure YOur Date

Get Booked in for your big day .....

During any month, I typically have several weddings, sometimes even in the same week or weekend. Therefore, it’s crucial to secure my services early for your Big Day. You can do so by choosing your package and paying a non-refundable deposit of 25%. Most couples book early in their planning stage, around 6-18 months before their Big Day. However, I’ve also accommodated last-minute bookings and bookings made two years in advance from couples eager to secure my services!

Consultation SESSION

A Discovery session to plan and talk through your Day .....

It’s an incredibly exciting time for you and your partner, with so many details to sort out for your big day.

Join me for a consultation session to chat about your wedding photography and all the logistics of your Big Day. We can meet in person at my home studio or connect via video link if that works better for you.

During these laid-back sessions, we’ll have the chance to get to know each other better. I’ll learn about what you’re envisioning for your wedding photography and products, and of course, I’ll be eager to hear all about how you two met.

We’ll cover everything from your budget to the number of guests, venue options (if you have any in mind), photography style preferences, day-of plans, whether you have a wedding coordinator or planner, the photography contract, and much more.

Trust me, it’ll be a relaxed, enjoyable, and straightforward meeting.

WEdding PhotogRapher COSTS & IMAGE PACKAGES

My 2023/24 Pricing .....

I aim to keep my Wedding Photographer pricing straightforward, offering 5 main packages to suit different needs. These packages primarily revolve around my time, and you can find details on my website.

If you have specific preferences, feel free to reach out to discuss your needs. I can tailor my packages to create a bespoke option just for you, as everyone’s requirements are unique. This may involve adding extra time or venues.

On the wedding day, it’s common to request additional time, which I’m happy to accommodate at my hourly rate whenever possible.

I understand weddings can be costly, so I strive to keep my prices competitive without compromising on quality, even with high demand for my services and often fully booked slots.

Feel free to reach out if you need a customised package, additional services, or advice on saving costs. I’m here to help.

Number of Venues

GETTING READY TO THE EVENING EVENT .....

My wedding packages are based on time to ensure I can capture every moment, from getting ready to the ceremony, reception, and party.

I offer packages for couples who want comprehensive coverage from start to finish, including guests arriving, the ceremony, wedding meal, cake cutting, formal photographs, and the party.

I also have options for couples who only need specific photographs within a shorter timeframe. However, if we need to move between venues, factors like traffic or unforeseen obstacles may cause delays. Let’s collaborate on timing and, if necessary, arrange parking or transportation to ensure smooth transitions. We’ll work together to make your day seamless.

Client BumPing

Your Booking Is SEcured .....

One of the challenges for Couples is getting ‘bumped’, by photographers when higher value bookings come in on your booked date. This is not a professional practice and you can rest assured, I will honour your booking and your date is secured, and further to that, unless due to serious illness or emergency it will always be myself attending. 

Having rescued a number of couples at last minute who lost their photographers, this is something I feel somewhat passion about!

Wedding Photography - Payment OPTIONS

Spreading payments UP TO THE BIG DAY.....

Payment in full is due 30 days before your wedding day and is non-refundable.

To secure your booking date, a non-refundable deposit of 25% is required.

Many couples opt for a standing order payment plan to spread the costs leading up to 30 days prior, or they can pay in stages at their convenience.

Alternatively, some couples prefer to settle the remaining 75% balance in one final payment.

Payments are primarily accepted via BACs (bank to bank transfer), but PayPal and credit card payments through PayPal are also accepted.

Failure to make full payments on time may result in the loss of your booking.

Wedding Photography - Changing packages

Flexibility.....

I do try to be as flexible as possible, but equally I do have other professional and personal activities/commitments, as such I would always encourage couples to book the time they need to avoid disappointment, as I may not be able to increase the time period on your Big Day at a later date. 

That said, I will always do my upmost to be flexible and add additional time subject to my availability. Unfortunately you cannot decrease your package once booked, albeit do always speak with me. I’m here to help, so please call and discuss your requirements, or changing requirement and any issues you have.

Managing Your Photography on the Big Day

DiscreetLY UNSEEN or Taking Charge ......

Every couple has their own preferences. Some prefer me to take charge, planning their wedding photography style, managing the images as I see fit, and being relaxed in the editing process afterward. Others have clear views, styles, and scenes they want me to capture. I’m flexible and happy to accommodate either approach, or find a middle ground if necessary.

On the wedding day, most couples prefer a balance. They want me to discreetly move around, capturing moments without much interference, while also gently guiding family and groups for main photographs. Sometimes, they prefer a more hands-on approach, where I manage the crowd effectively but without being overbearing. I’m comfortable in either mode and occasionally take charge to ensure you get the photographs you’ve requested, drawing on my experience.

EDITING TIME & EDITING INCLUDED

ThE MAgic Software ....

After your wedding day, your images will be carefully reviewed, filtered, and prepared for you to view via a secure digital portal. All images will have watermarks for protection. This allows you to enjoy reviewing them at your leisure or with loved ones from the comfort of the secure digital portal. Depending on your package, you’ll have the option to select your favourite images.

The selected images will undergo light editing and final touches as needed (excluding advanced editing). Light editing and final touches may include cropping, lighting adjustments, colour changes, skin and hair adjustments, and minor object removals to enhance the sharpness of your images.

Please allow between 4-10 weeks for the editing process. It may be quicker upon request, depending on how promptly you review and select your images. All images will remain watermarked and will not be released until payment is received in full, as is standard in the industry.

If you require advanced editing, such as merging two images or significant modifications, this can be discussed and is charged at £75 per hour due to the complexity involved. Advanced editing requests are rare.

If you’d like your photographs in a physical album or as framed prints, please let me know, and I can provide you with a quote.

Full USB, AlBUMS & PRINTING

ShowcasING YOUR sTUNNING IMAGES ....

If you choose to have all your images on a USB later on, there’s a standard charge of £400. These images will only undergo light touching and cropping.

If you want albums, frames, or prints added to your package or after your Wedding Day, that can be arranged.

It’s common for couples to view their photographs and want to adjust their options for albums and printing with extras later on.

Wedding photographER near me?

I'm Based IN Rugby

I’m based in Rugby, which can be easily accessed from:

  • Birmingham and Coventry down the M6 or A45
  • Warwick, Leamington and Stratford along the A46 and A45
  • Leicester, Nottingham and Derby down the M1 or M69/M6
  • Banbury & Southam along the A423
  • Lichfield & Tamworth along the A5

Please check Google Maps before travelling for exact directions and for quicker routes. 

Sat Nav postcode:

 CV22 7UQ 

or use what three words:

 https://w3w.co/disbelief.duplicity.decking 

Enjoy a peak at my recent wEDDING STORIES

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Donna & Simon’s beautiful Wedding at Bourton Hall in Rugby.

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Sarah & Matt

Sarah & Matt’s beautiful Wedding at Wootton Park Warwickshire.

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Holly & Dan’s beautiful Wedding at Catthorpe Manor Rugby.

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Olivia & Calvin’s beautiful Wedding at Bourton Hall in Rugby.

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Claire & Nathan

Claire & Nathan’s beautiful Wedding at Warwick House in Warwick.

Gamu & Andii Winstanley Hall 2021 Emma Lowe Wedding Photography
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Gamu & Andii

Gamu & Andii’s beautiful Wedding at Winstanley House in Leicester.

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Louise & Matt’s beautiful Wedding at Coombe Abbey in Coventry.

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Emily & Stephens beautiful Wedding at Greetham Valley in Rutland.

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Dean & Kat

Dean & Kat’s beautiful Wedding at Coombe Abbey in Coventry.

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Jenny & Johnny

Jen & Johnny’s beautiful Wedding at Skylark Farm Northampton.

Say Hello!

I’d be delighted to hear from you and learn more about your requirements. 

If you’d like we can either chat over the phone, or we have a video conference with an easy to use Google Meet, or should you wish a face to face consultation.  

To get started please fill out the form below or call me on 07703 290947

SOME FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ....

Yes Absolutely – As a professional wedding photographer I have full insurance cover, and the all important Public Liability Cover which many Wedding Venues insist on viewing before they allow you to work on site. This means that my insurance would trigger if something occurred injuring someone. For example, if someone walked into my camera lens and hurt themselves. It might sound minor but this is important to the wedding venue’s management and for your guests.
Do not worry – If I’m suddenly taken ill or have an emergency, I will do my utmost to organise a high quality replacement. I would only organise a replacement that I knew would capture the most amazing photographs that I will then edit myself. That said, it would be highly unlikely to occur. If within 24 hrs and a replacement couldn’t be organised, then my Partner whom is highly competent behind the camera lens and is often my second photographer would step in. I wouldn’t gladly have him photograph my wedding day if he didn’t have to be waiting for me at the altar. As an ex-Engineer and now a Marketing Director of an industry leading UK company you’d be in good hands should a major disaster occur. So rest assured I have you covered. If something happened to my primary camera or some crucial equipment, then again fear not as I have plenty of spares in short notice or my insurance would simply provide replacements rapidly. Also as a professional, I’m often working with other leading Photographers so we would always help each other out in emergencies. So we are triple covered with spares, insurance and colleagues.
Of course, the website has some photographs covering Weddings and all my other professional shoots. That provides a good impression of my work. Although the website doesn’t show the high resolutions images as they take far too long to load so every image is heavy reduced in quality. I’d love to sit and show you my work in person, so please come and have a coffee at your convenience. I have plenty of hard copy high quality images to show you.
Firstly, I will do everything I can to avoid disruption to your perfect day, whilst safeguarding you, your guests, venue staff and myself. I regularly check the various websites for Government Guidance and Industry Guidelines, which are changing constantly. The following links are useful quick reference sites: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus https://www.the-aop.org/coronavirus-guidance In terms of the how I’m changing my photographer behaviour, its mainly the application of common sense and PPE. So firstly I’ll have my PPE mask and visor, but the most noticeable difference is I may step a few metres away from the groups between photographs were as are before I’d have loitered nearer waiting to capture shots. This doesn’t make a difference, as I merely quickly move in and out as required. In terms of your guests and group shoots, we need to review the up to date guidance for the day but again we’ll apply common sense regarding numbers, family bubbles, if a small group can spread out slightly outdoors etc. As with illness or an emergency, if I was suddenly taken ill I would do my upmost to provide an alternative wedding photographer.

Absolutely you can – normally most of my couples have tailored their package with me in the discovery meet, where we meet to plan and discuss your requirements. So we can add and tweak as you wish.

If you suddenly require extra time on the day unplanned, then I will do my utmost to stay and will discuss the cost at the point as if its only a short period I may not need to charge at all. You won’t be charged unreasonably I assure you. The only time I cannot is if I have personal commitments that cannot be altered at such short notice. I want you day to be perfect so will pull out all the stops to stay on as long as you need.

This is a common question to professional wedding photographers and easily answered, in that the Camera has two cards, so if one fails the other will have a RAW copy. And once home images are immediately loaded to a back up, so there are multiple copies.
Absolutely, but this must be organised via myself as you don’t want two strangers turning up getting in each others way or missing crucial photographs. I have my partner as a second photographer, but often invite other professional wedding photographers I’ve had the pleasure of working with in the past and have a clear plan so we team up seamlessly.
Absolutely – I’m a wedding photographer so I have 1,000s of photos up my sleeve, but you’re in charge throughout, so what you want I’ll do my absolute best to provide. So if you want a series of family shots taken or you’d like to explore the grounds for variety I’ll happily capture these for you.
Typically the editing and processing time is between 4 to 12 weeks depending on the volume of photographs taken and your specific requirements on editing. Remember I’ll typically have 1,000s of photos to review, crop, edit and present, so this does take time.
Any Wedding Albums or Prints or Products will be detailed on your order confirmation and we’ll discuss this in macro detail at our discovery meeting to get this planned.
This depends on your wedding photography package and will be discussed in the discovery meeting together so we get this perfect. Post wedding day, we can review the photographs captured and you can decide if you want extras or other products.
We can work up any solution for you. So if you want all the photographs and you tell me this at the discovery meeting we can factor this into the costs and booking confirmation. Typically this would be on a USB stick and you’d have to specific if you want the edited or unedited, as this involves significant time and costs. If you have purchased all the images, you are provided the licence to reprint these as you wish.
Absolutely – I have a great relationship with my couples and I can put you in direct comms with them (with their permission). They’ll gladly give me the big thumbs up to give you that peace of mind you have a top wedding photographer booked in.