Beautiful Photography from Philip Dignum
We’re a Midlands-based location photographer duo, specialising in recording special events in a realistic and informal style. You won’t find any awkward posed shots or fake smiles in our portfolio! With us, it’s about capturing the genuine moments and telling the story of your special day, event or portrait shoot moment by moment.
Let us speak from recent experience: your wedding day will fly by quickly, all as a very happy blur. The ceremony will be a rush of excitement, a tiny bit of nerves, and a lot of emotion. Having photographers there on the day ensures that all of those moments that will make your wedding special and unique will be recorded, for you both to enjoy for many years to come, and to share with your friends and family.
Make sure you have a good read through all the information on this page. It will answer many questions you may have, as well as helping you to ensure that our style and approach is the right fit for you and your wedding day.
It’s all about authentic and genuine moments. We believe the important moments are not staged or created, they naturally unfold. So on a wedding day we’re constantly watching everyone, looking for those moments, real and spontaneous.
We’re not the type of photographers who will be tapping our watches and bossing you around, as who wants that when you are trying to enjoy a very special day. Our approach is very relaxed rather than overly timetabled. This allows us to go with the flow of the day, and for you to adapt what you’d like, even on the day itself. We make a general plan, but ensure that there’s still room for us to mix that up should circumstances change.
We don’t ask people to smile, we’re unlikely to ask guests to stand in a certain way, as we capture what’s there and what happens. If you’re looking for photographers to take photos based on a list of shots compiled from other peoples’ weddings, posed images seen in glossy magazines or various websites, then our photography might not be for you. But if you’re after a photographer duo who will run around trying to capture all the natural fun, moments and genuine smiles, then there’s a very strong chance that we’re your guys. Our ethos is that your wedding day should be relaxed, encapsulate you as a couple, with ideas based on your unique relationship and lots of fun mixed in there too; not a carbon copy of someone else’s day and wedding photos.
We offer extensive coverage; capturing as much as nine hours of your wedding day, as you can’t put a limit on the fun, emotion, and excitement. Great moments could happen at any point throughout your day. We’ll be there with you from the morning preparations, right up until the first dance, and sometimes even beyond.*
We’ve tried to keep our coverage packages as simple as possible. Packages that cater to different couple’s requirements but are easy to understand. Photo products and albums can all be ordered separately to each package if you’d like.
We won’t pressure you into choosing particular coverage package, we won’t try to force sell prints or albums, and we wont spam you with emails if you don’t book us straight away. That’s just not us and we really dislike that kind of thing, so we would never do that to our clients. We feel that if our style and outlook are right for you, then you’ll choose to book us of your own accord.
Our style is candid and genuine, it's not about recreating photos seen on Pinterest, but about capturing the uniqueness of a couple and their relationship in front of my camera. If you're looking for photographers to capture and document your wedding as it naturally unfolds and the individuality of those involved; then we're your guys.
The people and relationships. When two people want to stand up in front of their loved ones to say
My advice to most couples is not to worry about what you feel the 'should' do for your wedding day, but concentrate on what you 'want' to do for your wedding day. Throw out the rule book and make it your own, personal, unique and YOU.
Starting Price: £1150
A free engagement shoot! We also currently include a free pre-wedding/engagement shoot and consultation as part of all our wedding packages. As well as the opportunity for us to discuss and go through your plans for your wedding day, pre-wedding shoots also give us a good idea of how you both react and feel being in front of the camera. They give us the chance to get to know each other before your big day, discuss the logistics of your plans, and get a feeling for you both as a couple and how you interact together. Importantly it gives you an opportunity to practice and become more relaxed whilst being photographed. All this helps us ensure we capture you both in a genuine way, and that your unique personalities and special connection with each other come across in your photos. Not to mention that a pre-shoot also means that you have some great photos which can be used for ‘save the date’ cards and wedding invitations. We even offer a wedding guest book, featuring the photos from your pre-shoot, which can be ordered directly from your online pre-wedding shoot gallery.
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