Fun Pre-Wedding Photography Shoot in Birmingham
Tim & Bec are eloping to Ireland next year and since we all hail from Birmingham we met up last week for a pre wedding photography shoot (and some beers). I bloomin' love shooting in Digbeth and it's ace for a few drinks too! Tim and Bec love hanging out and going to gigs in Digbeth so it was the obvious choice for an engagement shoot.
I've honestly never laughed so hard in my life, I discovered they are both as big fans of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia as I am. Bec and I might have burst into song at one point....'Dayman ah-ah-ah, fighter of the nightman ah-ah-ah champion of the sun ah-ah-ah...' you know the one right? These two pretty much always knew what the other was thinking and the whole session was full of laughter. I can't wait to photograph the wedding now, I know it's gonna be so much fun!
Here's what they had to say about it:
"Our first date, which most people would have hated (think McDonald’s and a pint in Spoons), was in February 2014. We were introduced by Tim’s sister, who knew we shared the same sense of humour and penchant for inappropriate conversations! She was right and almost 3 years of fun and laughter later, Tim proposed on Christmas Day in Covent Garden surrounded by hundreds or fairy lights. We followed that up by a very romantic walk around Ripley’s Believe It or Not, looking at shrunken heads and pictures made of toenails.
We hadn’t thought about having an engagement shoot until we spoke to Kate. We’re not exactly extroverts and the thought of posing in front of a camera made us cringe! But then she showed us some of her work and we realised there would be very little cringe-inducing posing going on.
We met for a nerve-calming pint in Digbeth and then took to the streets and car parks where you’ll find some of the best street art in Birmingham. The setting was completely our style and although we began as the most awkward couple in history, Kate put us at ease and we actually end up having a lot of fun!
We get married on 19th February 2018 in City Hall, Dublin, followed by a reception at a very cool looking Irish pub. We’ve put most of our energy (and money!) into our two favourite things: food and music. Tim is working with the pub’s chef to create an amazing menu and we’ve got two live bands playing our favourite music. We’ve also hired an Irish dancer to get everyone warmed up!
We’re so excited for Kate to shoot our wedding – we know she will perfectly capture both the vibrant setting and the happiness of us and our guests on the day".
Planning an elopement to Ireland? Or having a pub wedding closer to home, either way I'd really love to chat to you about it, let's talk!
I'm a super relaxed and informal documentary style wedding photographer. I'm based in Birmingham and cover the Midlands, Warwickshire & the Cotswolds as well as travelling to Europe and Worldwide for elopements and destination weddings! If you are looking for a wedding photographer that feels more like a friend (that takes awesome photos) then I'd love to hear from you.