Sinead and Matthew | Wedding Photography at Abbey Church, Erdington, The Boat House, Sutton Park and The Belfry

Three venues on one lovely day! – Four if you count starting and finishing at the Belfry!

We met Matt and Sinead when they were attending a work’s Party and we were the resident photographers at the Hilton Hotel Christmas and New Year party events at the NEC last December. A quick chat about what we did, followed by a more in-depth meeting to show our wedding photography work at the Belfry and they booked us straight away.

We started around 9 am by photographing Sinead and her Bridesmaids getting ready in their room at the Belfry. We spent an hour or so capturing the fun and excitement of getting ready and ensuring that we captured the details of Sinead’s gorgeous wedding dress, her jewellery, all of their shoes, and having their hair and make-up done.

From there we moved on to Abbey church in Erdington to photograph a few fun shots of the groom with his ushers and best man before Sinead arrived for the wedding service.

Abbey church is very ornate and quite grand inside and so we made sure that we captured some of the interior architecture in our shots during the service with me positioned at the front with my 50mm prime lens (great in low light!) and Gary right at the very back with his telephoto zooms.

After a lovely service, Matt and Sinead were keen to have a few formal posed group photographs of family and friends in the Abbey church grounds before moving on to the Boat House restaurant in the middle of Sutton Park in Sutton Coldfield. The weather was kind, and was very sunny at times, if a little windy. It was great to have a little time with the newly-weds and their close friends to do a few more relaxed and fun shots in-front of the lake and in the woodland area.

Later on in the evening we travelled back to the Belfry for the evening celebrations with many more guests and we stayed until 11:30pm in order to photograph the cake cutting, dancing …… and, of course, let the guests have a laugh or two in our very popular wedding photo booth!


As you can tell from this blog post it was a very long day and we took hundreds of photographs. Downloading them onto our computers and back-up storage systems took several hours …… and that was before I started editing them! I’m incredibly busy with wedding photography every week at the moment and It’s going to take a while to go through all of Sinead and Matt’s wedding photographs in order to create a really nice set of images that record the day properly. When they are done we will post them on their password-protected gallery on our main website. Matt and Sinead will then be able to have a good look though and choose the images they’d like for their bespoke wedding album. Check back here a little later for the link if you’d also like to have a closer look – You’ll have to get the password from Matt or Sinead though!

Meanwhile, we must be doing something right because we’re nearly fully booked throughout the 2011 summer season and we are taking plenty of advance bookings for 2012 and 2013 already! If you are getting married in Warwickshire or the Midlands, or if you know of someone who is, and you need a photography service that’s second to none, I’d like to think that’s what we offer! Give me a call on 07739096632 to see if we’re free. I’d love to hear from you.

If you like these sample images or if you were there PLEASE MAKE A COMMENT – I LOVE COMMENTS!

Vicky (and my unsung hero! – Gary)