BIRMINGHAM WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
My name is Aaron and I'm a Birmingham Wedding Photographer.
I’m here to take beautiful photos of your wedding day.
As Wedding Photographer based in Birmingham, I’d love to capture your wedding day, wherever you are in the UK.
Why Documentary Wedding Photography?
Having worked in the exhibition industry as a graphic designer for the past fourteen years, I decided to challenge myself with a new career. I left the safety of my office job in 2017 and embraced my true passion: Photography.
Capturing people at the moment is why I love wedding photography. There is real magic in documenting a split second in time; the glance or reaction, the mood or motion, once a photograph is taken, the moment can be relived potentially, forever.
The chance to document the most important day of your life
Wedding photography is also the most fun and rewarding style of documentary photography for me. Happy couples, families and friends, together enjoying one of the most special days in our lives. Contact me if you’d like me to be your wedding photographer.
Capturing the memory
There is nothing more important than creating special memories with the people we love and I feel privileged that I work in a profession where I’m able to capture your happiest moments in the making.
Photographs have the power to invoke incredible emotions within us. They are often the things we look to save in the event of a fire. We treasure them above everything else, money can’t buy back lost memories. That’s why I feel so privileged to shoot wedding photography in Birmingham.
What else about me? I married my amazing wife in Tyringham, Massachusetts in 2017. We meet in 2015 and early on in our relationship she helped me to cope with my mother’s cancer diagnosis when my mom passed away only five months after being diagnosed; we had only been together for a short time but I knew she was the one for me.
At the most difficult time in my life, my wife was there to help me. She helped me through my mother’s passing and with her support I came out the other side.
Realising how lucky we all are to share this life, even for the short time we’re here. I was so lucky to have someone I love to get me through the tough times.
On our travels
We started to plan the next stage of our lives… we got married in Tyringham Massachusetts halfway through our travels around America and Canada where we travelled for five months, exploring cities, towns, mountains and deserts.
Our son was born in 2019 and he is the most amazing thing to happen to either of us. We are so lucky and privileged to have him in our lives, my mom would be so proud of him.
A lover of music, I love finding new artists who are creating beautiful and thought-provoking music. I’m a huge fan of artists such as David Bowie, Sufjan Stevens, Radiohead, Laura Marling and many, many more acts – just ask Kate about my record collection.
Book me for your wedding
So, if you’d like me to help you create a reference point for your most important moments: Your wedding or engagement; a family event or a special occasion. I can help you record a moment in time that you don’t want to be forgotten, please contact me.
Birmingham Wedding Photographer
Finally, I hope you enjoy exploring my photographs and I look forward to having the opportunity to work with you. If you’re looking for a wedding photographer in Birmingham or fact… anywhere… contact me today to enquire about my availability.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: If you only take ‘documentary’ photos will you take portraits of us as bride and groom?
A: Of course! It’s one of the most important shots of a couple on their wedding day. Depending on what you want, we’ll find some time in the day to get the classic ‘couple shots’. The guests won’t even notice you’re gone!
Q: We don’t like having our photograph taken, is there anyway you can make it less painful?
A: I’m the guy for you! By hiring a documentary photographer you will get just that, which means I’m not going to shoot the ‘formal’ shots; photograph you, your bridesmaids, groomsmen, whole group all together, your uni friends, your pet dog, cat and goldfish all sitting next to each other looking amazing. I will capture you guys and your guests, in the moment, enjoying the day. I want to be as unobtrusive as I can be. That’s it! … Although, it would be pretty cool to try and photograph the dog, cat and goldfish together!
Q: If you’re based in Birmingham will you photograph our wedding in London?
Sure! I’ve photographed many weddings in London and all over the country. Drop me an e-mail and we’ll talk about your plans and if I’m a good fit as your photographer.
Q: How do we book and pay a deposit?
After an initial meeting where we have a casual coffee and chat if you decide to hire me then I’ll email the terms and conditions and an invoice for the booking fee of 25% of the cost. You can pay by bank transfer and we’re all set, you’ve just booked your wedding photographer!
Q: Are you insured?
A: Yes, I have insurance covering myself and my equipment. I also have backup equipment, two cameras, plenty of memory cards and various lenses if something goes wrong, I’m covered. Let me know if you or the venue need to see my documents.
Q: When will we receive our photos?
A: Ohh, the best bit! I will personally edit and hand over the photos on a USB memory stick in a presentation box around 3-4 weeks after the wedding day.
Q: We’re getting married in Bali, can you photograph it? (This isn’t ask frequently!)
A: That sounds great to me, drop me a message, I’ll see what I can do!
Q: What is your favourite film?
A: Back to the Future (I can quote many, many lines from that movie).
Aaron Cole is an alternative wedding photographer based in Birmingham. Loving nothing more than being a very important part of a wedding.
He is unobtrusive, relaxed and natural in his style. Specialising in an alternative lifestyle, eco, green, vegetarian and vegan weddings as well as bohemian and alternative weddings his work has a ‘cinematic’ quality meaning your photos are like stills from your favourite movie.
He also photographs destination weddings and lifestyle weddings and covers West Midlands Wedding Photography, Warwickshire Wedding Photography, Worcester Wedding Photography and Shropshire Wedding Photography as well as Wedding Photography in Birmingham.