Tag: marriage

Why you should photograph your love story… Couples shoot with Babb Photo

Documenting Our Journey…

Back in April my husband Lee and I attended the Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza in Birmingham and much to my delight my stand was put in the same room as my friend Laura from Babb Photo. Laura is not only super lovely (as is her other half Pete), she is also an incredible wedding photographer; one of Range Finders Top 30 Wedding Photographers in the world 2016 … now that’s some accolade to have under your belt!

Erica Mr + Mrs Unique Couple Shoot, Babb Photo, Birmingham, Love, engagement Shoot.

As day one at the wedding fair came to a close, we grabbed the opportunity to have some photos with Laura. At first we were a little nervous and it seemed a bit strange; we’ve been married nearly 10 years and most couple shoots are for pre-wedding! Documentary, creative wedding photography wasn’t even really a ‘thing’ back when we got married, so to have time with Laura who is a total pro at this style, made us feel at ease and finally gave us the opportunity to have some photos to hang on our walls at home.

Erica Mr + Mrs Unique Couple Shoot, Babb Photo, Birmingham, Love, engagement Shoot. Erica Mr + Mrs Unique Couple Shoot, Babb Photo, Birmingham, Love, engagement Shoot.

It got me thinking; should it feel strange to have some new professional photos of us together, even 10 years into our marriage? I guess the answer is, it shouldn’t be. Photos taken on your mobile phone and shared on social media is one thing; to work with …

Advice For Newly Engaged Couples…

Love is all around…

Christmas and New Year is the time for family and loved ones, and usually brings us a fresh wave of newly engaged couples. If you’re reading this then chances are, you are one of them…if so – BIG congratulations!!

So, what now? It can be easy to lose your head in the clouds (or Pinterest!) so I’ve got some top tips for you if you’re feeling a tad overwhelmed by all the decisions that lie ahead…

Get ready for questions…

‘Have you set a date?’…’Am I invited?’…’How did he propose?’…Friends and family will be excited for you so get ready for your engagement to be the topic of conversation!

If you don’t want to give too much away, or you haven’t made any decisions yet, something like ‘We’re looking at having a Spring wedding’ or ‘We plan to have a long engagement to allow time to work things out’ should stop too much pestering.

At this point, don’t commit to inviting someone or making them part of your wedding party if things may change – trust me, it will save you a headache in the long run!

Guest list & budget…

This is by no means your final guest list, but putting together an initial draft will give you an idea of the size of your wedding – you’ll probably be …

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