Nottingham Weding Photography - Steve and Sarah Mills

Wedding Photographer Nottingham - about Steve & Sarah

We're Steve & Sarah Mills - full time, professional wedding photographers based in Nottingham. We've developed a great reputation for our relaxed and informal style of wedding photography - we believe in allowing you to enjoy your wedding day, while we capture the fun and emotion of the day.

Its such a priviledge to photograph a couple's wedding - to provide them with stylish and timeless images which will provide them with a lifetime of precious memories.

We've been professional wedding photographers in Nottingham for several years now, and in this time, we've picked up a lot of experience ......... experience which tells us when exactly when to press the shutter to capture that fleeting moment ..... experience which allows us to perform flawlessly and tell the story of your day in pictures - while working mainly in the background.

As husband and wife photographers, we understand the emotions and dreams of a couple planning a wedding - you've agonised over the preparations down to the last detail and you want your wedding day to be the best day of your lives. Your choice of photographer is crucial. Wedding days are unique and unrepeatable - you need photographers with the experience and skill to perform throughout the day - someone you can trust to capture all those special moments as they happen.

 

We aim to tell the story of your wedding day in pictures... 

To do this, we use a mixture of traditional and reportage styles. You'll often hear these phrases used when talking to wedding photographers, traditional and reportage. We use traditional photography techniques for the more formal parts of the wedding day such as the group photographs - its simply a way of using the light and getting everyone together in a way that looks good in a photograph - its quick and easy and gives you pictures which are stylish and timeless.

Reportage photography is the technique we use for most of the day where we quietly observe and photograph the day's events, very often without people realising that we're there. We're using all of our photography skills (such as camera techniques, lighting, composition etc) to capture all of those spontaneous moments that will make your wedding special - the laughter, the love and emotion, the quiet moments.... 

We have an eye for detail........ from the finer points of the wedding dress and the rings to the colours of the newly finished bouquets - we capture it all for you. We combine this with photographs which show the 'bigger picture' - such as photographs of the church or venue, which set the scene for your big day. 

We shoot using mainly natural light - its far more flattering than flash photography....... but it does demand the expert camera skills which we have developed over the years.

Above all, its our informal, contemporary style that's become our trademark and made us so popular with today's brides - it allows couples to relax and be themselves and creates stunning, natural images. You can visit our wedding photography gallery to view complete sets of images from some of our recent weddings. You can also see images from our very latest weddings on our Blog and on our Facebook page. We hope that you like these pictures and if you're looking for a wedding photographer in Nottingham, we would love to hear from you so that we could discuss your plans further.

We use two photographers at a wedding - to capture more of those special moments which couples love... 

Our coverage of the wedding day usually begins with the getting ready preparations of the bride and groom - typically, Sarah will photograph the groom and the guys getting ready while Steve will concentrate on the bride and the bridesmaids. We usually find that people are fairly relaxed (yes, really!) as they look forward to the day ahead - although the anticipation begins to rise as we leave for the marriage ceremony. Then comes perhaps the most exciting and emotional part of the day - as we photograph you during your wedding vows ........ as you exchange rings ....... and as you are confirmed as husband and wife.

After the ceremony there's a great sense of joy (and perhaps just a bit of relief!) as the couple are congratulated by their family and friends - as wedding photographers, this is a time for us to stand back and capture the many hugs and candid moments. We follow the action as the time draws nearer to the wedding breakfast - not forgetting to capture some casually-posed portraits of the bride and groom aswell as any group photographs that are requested.

Following the wedding breakfast comes the fun of the speeches (and the groom's blushes!), followed by cutting of the cake and any evening entertainment. We find that photographs of the couples first dance and the evening celebrations are a great way to finish our coverage ....... and complete the story of your day in pictures.



Shortly after the wedding, you can view all of your images in your own online gallery - guests can buy photographs in the online ordering section.

Once you've selected your favourite images and made your choice from our range of high quality Loxley and Jorgensen wedding albums Sarah will combine the pictures into a wedding album design. We prefer a clean and stylish design with fairly large images, where we allow the pictures to tell the story ....... rather than an over-complicated layout.

Wedding albums are forever and so we design them with this in mind - we produce stylish designs which we feel will still look great for many years to come ....... we avoid things which we feel are passing 'fads' such as over-saturating images, taking photographs on angles and putting red bouquets in black and white images. Photoshop is a great tool - but we feel it's there to subtely enhance photographs rather than make them. 

We are committed to giving you photographs of the highest possible quality - to do this we use only Canon professional cameras and lenses. We use only professional printing labs for our prints and digital albums. Our  years of photographic experience are backed up by college qualifications in photography. We're also members of the leading photographic organisations.

Aswell as our love of photography, we're also big on family stuff - you'll often find us kicking a ball round our local park with our son Andrew and Trevor the dog. Oh yes, and not forgetting our other favourites such as eating pizza, watching kids films, riding our bikes, playing tennis, walks in the Peak which end in a pub lunch ....... and finally, slumping in front of the TV with a huge bar of chocolate and a bottle of wine! 

Our prices are very competitive and you can see details on our wedding photographer Nottingham - prices and packages page.

So, If you're looking for a wedding photographer in Nottingham, we'd love to hear from you! You can call us on 0115 9611048 or contact us by email. We hope to hear from you soon.

 © Steve & Sarah Mills - wedding photographer Nottingham

Author: steve mills