Clive Blair Photography

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Award-winning wedding photographer giving you a relaxed, modern and contemporary record of your day. It's not all about endless groups. It's about you enjoying your wedding day.
Pricing & Costs
£400 - £1,950
Wedding coverage from 2 hours up to 15 hours. Get in touch if planning a multi-day event or would like a tailor-made coverage quote
Full day package
From
£1,950
Up to 15 Hours coverage
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Full day package
From
£1,950
15 Hours coverage
What's included
15 hours coverage to capture from the start to the finish of your wedding celebrations
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Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Online Proofing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Last-Minute Orders
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Online Shop
Second Shooter Available
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Images on USB

Photography Style

Documentary
Modern
Full Description
As one of the most experienced wedding photographers in the region, I've covered most, if not all types of wedding ceremonies, ranging from the small intimate group in a local register office to several hundreds of guests in a cathedral. Although I’m based in the Midlands, it has it’s advantages, because my central location allows me to cover all over the midlands, the UK and abroad. I'm an active member of the WEDDING PHOTOJOURNALIST ASSOCIATION (WPJA), so rather than take over the day with endless group photographs, I want you to enjoy your family and friend’s company as much as possible, while I blend into the background to capture those precious moments that too often go unnoticed. Recording those memories that become timeless. Yes, a few group and personal photographs will be taken, but as the day is all about you… these posed photographs will be taken quickly and professionally to minimise the time you’re away from your guests. Since qualifying with the MPA (Master Photographers’ Association) and the BIPP (British Institute of Professional Photographers), I’ve been the Photographer of the Year twice, won various awards and now bring my unique style and photographic eye to your wedding. It goes without saying, but I’ll say it anyway, I am fully insured both for liability and indemnity and I always have back-up equipment with me. To find out why many venues recommend me get in touch with me at www.cliveblair.co.uk/contact

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Clive
Thank you for considering Clive Blair Photography. Have a good look at my website and if you like what you see and what to get in touch.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1987
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
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Louise and Mitchell
Happy couple married in August
August 2022
We are over the moon with our photos
We recently had Clive as our wedding photographer and honestly we are over the moon with our photos. When we were choosing our photographer I had one main rule and that was that I didn’t want to spend hours posing for formal photos, I wanted all natural. This is exactly what we got with Clive, we forgot he was there most of the day he just blended in and got on with it. We received our photos back a lot sooner than expected too and honestly they are everything we wanted and more!
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Vin and Ala
Happy couple married in July
August 2022
All of the pictures are incredible
We wanted to say big thank you for taking beautiful wedding pictures. Looking at them took us back to the moment. The way you work is so professional and natural, your enthusiastic manner and patience gave us a lot of confidence. All of the pictures are incredible, it is impossible to pick a favourite. Thank you for the great effort, Vin & Ala
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Grace and Ashley
Happy couple married in July
August 2022
We are beyond happy with all the photos
My Dad (Father of the Bride) held it together all day, but cried when he re-visited the day through Clive's photos! Clive captured every organic moment in our very busy wedding day fabulously. He also met us beforehand on Zoom to run through the wedding day timeline and get a feel for what is important to us as a couple, he was really friendly and approachable throughout. We really appreciated his openness to going to different locations too, as we wanted a quick breather in the local woods between the ceremony and the reception - and these are our favourite images of the two of us from that day! Thank you for all your hard work Clive, we are beyond happy with all the photos you captured!
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Hannah and Arwyn
Happy couple married in June
August 2022
The photos were stunning
We chose Clive to be our wedding photographer after viewing his portfolio. The photos were stunning, and were exactly what we were looking for. After meeting with him, and listening to how he likes to photograph a wedding, documenting the moments the Bride & Groom often miss, we knew he was exactly what we were looking for. (And we were not disappointed) Clive captured the atmosphere of our wedding perfectly. We barely even knew he was there! We’re so happy with the little moments that he captured that we would never have seen otherwise. We love them! It’s like being in the day all over again. Every photo portrays the happiness felt at that exact moment. We couldn’t be happier with them. They are exactly what we wanted. The golden hour photos in particular are especially stunning.
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Helena
Happy couple married in June
July 2022
Could not have chosen a better photographer for our day
My husband and I are thrilled with the photos Clive took at our wedding. Clive caught brilliant candid pictures of all our guests and was fantastic with the group shots we wanted. Clive was easy going and helped us relax, as my partner and I are both a bit awkward in front of a lens! Worth every penny - the way Clive arranged the album for us and our guests to view was ordered so that it felt like reliving the day. Many of our friends are really impressed with the photos too and we love how happy everyone is - Clive caught some really beautiful moments, from the toddler gazing into the camera, to people laughing, to friends tearing up. Clive was also fantastic at making the most of the gaps between the rain so that we did get some outside photos, which was important to us as the venue is gorgeous. Thank you so much for capturing our day so perfectly.
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Helena and James
Happy couple married in June
August 2022
Thanks for doing such an amazing job
Dear Clive, Jim and I both wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for capturing our day so perfectly. It is so valuable to us to be able to see all the special moments in our wedding, and we are so grateful that you were able to present it to us so beautifully. I cannot stop looking through all of the photos and our biggest challenge has been to pick a favourite to put on our wall because there are so many wonderful options that represent the magic of the day for us. We were both so anxious about our photos as neither of us feel like we photograph well, but you made us both feel so beautiful, happy and in love in every shot. The photos of the guests are brilliant, especially the family shots, the laughter and our friend with all the ties!. Your easy going approach and minimal direction really helped us feel present at our wedding, rather than at a photo shoot. Thanks again for doing such an amazing job, Helena and James Kirk
Location & Contact Details

Address

Birmingham, West Midlands, England

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Press & Awards
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Press & Awards (1)

Your Wedding West Midlands Magazine

Accreditations / Associations (1)

WPJA

Industry Awards (1)

Photographer of the Year twice
FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

That has to be when I photographed a wedding in Cancun, Mexico.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Documentary. Observer of people and moments. Unobtrusive. Storyteller. Fun

What about your business are you most proud of?

Ability to make people look back on their wedding with much fondness. I love it when I get comments how much my clients enjoyed being allowed time to interact and chat with their guests, and at the same time get their memories and special moments captured in a natural, unobtrusive way, without them being forced into unnatural poses or forced to smile in endless group photos.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

See all my wedding planning tips at https://cliveblair.co.uk/plan-a-perfect-wedding/

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Enquire. Met up. Chat. Laugh together. Book. Relax. Get fantastic photos.

What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?

I shot a medieval themed wedding where everyone, including me as the photographer had to dress in medieval outfits., The groom and his men wore armour, while the bride wore an authentic styled wedding dress. It was a fantastic and original wedding.

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Go with the flow, don't stress and trust your suppliers. We've dealt with many many wet weddings and know how to still make your day memorable.

Describe how you got into photography.

I dabbled in photography as hobby when I was in my preteens, starting with landscapes and a few portraits. Then one day in 1987 a friend asked if I'd be interested in shooting their wedding. After hesitatingly agreeing, I've not looked back since then.

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