Micro wedding photography
Planning a small big day?
Yay! You're in for a treat!
Whatever you choose to call them - micro weddings, small weddings, intimate weddings, itsy-bitsy-teeny-weeny weddings – small is mighty!
Having worked as a micro wedding photographer more often over the last few years (and we all know why!), I’ve developed a squidgy soft spot (definitely not lockdown pounds!) for petite celebrations.
Because micro weddings have special ingredients, like...
- Your favourite peeps. And chances are, everyone will know each other. Making your wedding an opportunity to celebrate every relationship.
- A relaxed atmosphere. Less to worry about + fewer people to please = more chill.
- You. You’ve already broken ‘tradition’ by having a micro wedding. Now you have an opportunity to do something totally different and stamp you on your day.
- Affection. Just how special, valued, and loved will the select few people you invite feel?
Which all makes for great photos.
Wanna see some?
Real micro wedding romance
Couples who did small things with big love
Take a look at some of the micro weddings I've had the pleasure of photographing...
Anna & Colin
A florist's micro wedding with 30 guests
First, it was September 2020 in Italy with all their faves. Then, it was January 2021 in the UK with 15 guests. Finally, it was June 2021 and 30 guests! Covid meant restrictions but Anna & Colin proved love knows no bounds.
Suzanne & Andy
A close-knit country wedding with 20 guests
Stapleford Park is well-known for large, luxury weddings. But Suzanne and Andy proved it's just as beautiful for small weddings. (Oops! Hang on... Special guest Jack the teddy bear makes the guest list 21.)
Natasha & Richard
A intimate tipi wedding with 15 guests
Natasha and Richard were one of the first couples to get married as the pandemic restrictions were lifted. They had a church ceremony in Dallington and celebrated at The Hill Farm House in Brigstock - with extra guests including donkeys, llamas, and doves!
Nadine & Nadeem
A micro-wedding in a cathedral
Yep. A micro wedding in a cathedral. When Covid stuck its beak in, Nadine and Nadeem just wanted to get married. So they took their original plans, mixed them up, and created something extra special. And my goodness, the love FILLED that cathedral.
Alison & Terry
A small wedding for 30 at Fawsley Hall
When Alison and Terry got married, almost every guest was involved in the day. From hairstylist to usher to MC, and some brilliant musical performers. At a micro wedding, everyone gets to be part of the magic!
Five things you'll love about
micro wedding photography
Small weddings have some unique opportunities to capture truly meaningful documentary wedding photos ...
“Sarah, do you do anything differently at a micro wedding?”
In many ways, photographing a micro wedding is no different from photographing a big wedding. You’ll get ready, you'll get married, and you'll celebrate.
Those things may look different to a bigger wedding but you'll still get everything you’d expect from me – a mix of natural storytelling images, lightly posed portraits, family photos, and delicious detail pictures to tell the complete story.
... All delivered with a discreet approach, a friendly face, and a lorry load of love.
Because as long as there are people, there are photos to be taken. I’m as flat-out photographing the fun and feeling of a small wedding as I am a big one.
And actually, photography plays an even more significant role at smaller weddings.
Because micro wedding photography is:
- An opportunity to capture not just the wedding, but the family ‘being a family’
- A way to help the people who couldn’t be there, to feel as though they were
So on the day, I'll ...
- Listen carefully to make sure you get exactly what you want
- Work in my usual calm, discreet way. (You’ll see me from time to time - because with fewer people around there are fewer places to hide - but I know how to behave.)
- Get butterflies about doing a great job for you
"We are overwhelmed. They are amazing, fantastic, wonderful. It's like we are reliving the day. So happy with what you've done for us." ~ Suzanne & Andy ~
Planning a micro wedding?
Want a low-key relaxed photographer to go with it?
I'd love to hear from you! To get started, drop your deets below and I'll send you my brochure.
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Micro wedding FAQ
About micro weddings
About micro wedding photography
It’s fair to say, with fewer people around, you’ll see your photographer more easily. But that’s not to say it’s more intrusive.
Because being unobtrusive isn’t about not being seen. It’s about being able to fit in, being able to read a situation so you know when it’s best to step back and when it’s appropriate to step forward, and it’s about putting yourself in other people’s shoes so you can capture the day with compassion.
So if you choose a photographer who makes you feel comfortable and at ease, and who you think will fit into the vibe of your wedding, you’ll have a great experience and your day might be even better for them being there.