Special Day Studios

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Modern wedding photography for couples in love.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£1200
Details

Products and Services

Back-Up Equipment
Bridal Prep Shots
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Last-Minute Orders
Online Proofing
Online Shop
Personal Online Gallery
Photo Booth Available
Photo Printing
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Second Shooter Available
Shoot with Film
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Videography Available
Wedding Albums

Photography Style

Artistic
Modern
Reportage / Documentary
Full Description
Hailing from somewhere between Bristol and Birmingham, we create beautiful memories for big wedding days. A perfect mix of artistic, reportage and documentary styles, we honed our style over many years. Shooting to look like film, we style our shots to make them light and airy, with selective focus on the most important parts of the shot. Our images are all about the good times had throughout the day, with stuffy and posed shots kept to a bare minimum. Super friendly to work with, our photographer Jon has spent many years working at a printing lab, producing literally millions of photographs for other pro photographers, before going it alone and setting up Special Day Studios. With a Masters in Photography, quality and skill is assured throughout. Nothing is too much for the big day, from gathering guests for group shots to even helping out guests with any camera issues they might have on their day. Imagine someone with years in the service industry combined with the skill of a trained and tested photographer. We also introduced wedding videography in 2015, a perfect addition to any wedding, to ensure the perfect amount of media coverage. Have a talk with us about the savings on booking both services direct through us. We'd love to meet up or call you one day about a wedding, and hope to hear from you soon with your crazy big ideas for the day!

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2012
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
No. of People In Team
2
Reviews
(23)
(23)
Amy & Lesley
Married in September 2019
December 2019
Special day studios, well you certainly made it po
Jon and Scott we cannot thank you enough and also Adam. From our very first meeting you made us feel comfortable and relaxed from what you said you would be able to do for us on our special day you did that and so much more. you were all so in touch with each other the communication and respect you have for one another is incredible. So professional. Our guests also commented on how professional you were and the amount of hours you put in was way more than we expected. You Also made our guests feel very relaxed and although there are so many amazing pictures you all just blended in with everyone and captured everything so naturally. We are extremely pleased with our photos and the way that the video has been put together really touches our hearts. We just want to say a huge thank you for being so friendly and funny and giving us memories that we can treasure forever. Thank you so much.
Jack & Amy
Married in October 2018
December 2019
Jon and SDP couldn't have been more helpful or pro
From arranging the first meeting through to getting the photos, Jon and SDP couldn't have been more helpful or professional. We arranged to meet up one evening for a quick chat having been impressed with the photos and prices online, and immediately knew that Jon was the photographer for us. He made us feel at ease, understood what we wanted and was able to guide us and make recommendations. On the wedding day itself, it was much the same! He made us feel relaxed, helped us through and took some wonderful photos. From shepherding all of our guests for the formal shots, to some great candid snaps and some beautiful shots of just the bride and groom - we really couldn't be happier and would wholeheartedly recommend Jon and SDP to anyone looking for a wedding photographer. We recently received the photos in a gorgeous personalised wooden box, with a number of print outs and a USB with all of the photos and it is everything we wanted and we can't wait to show them off. Thank you so much!
Laura & Rob
Married in September 2018
December 2019
Thank you so much for our amazing photos.
Thank you so much for our amazing photos. Jon & Scott were amazing on our big day too, so friendly and helpful, especially Jon having to step in last minute! I can’t wait to see the video! Thank you again!
Jess & Ben
Married in August 2018
December 2019
Jon was a BRILLIANT photographer.
Jon was a BRILLIANT photographer. We had lots of comments from our guest on how friendly and lovely he was. I hate having my photo taken and he made it all so fun. He would see little details and photograph them. Would 100% choose Jon again. Can't wait to see the photos! Jess and Ben x
Daniel & David
Married in June 2018
June 2018
We really can't recommend enough.
We've just got our photo's back and they are amazing, Jon captured some beautiful moments from our wedding and we will treasure them. We really can't recommend enough.
Rosie
Married in June 2018
June 2018
All the photos were perfect and captured what was
A year ago we got married and we have been reliving our wedding day through the amazing photos that Jon took of us on our special day! He was amazing from start to finish, discussing ideas and what we wanted on the day to then putting this into action on the very day. All the photos were perfect and captured what was truly a beautiful day - from the very start of the day to the end! Thank you so much Jon for capturing such special moments of our very special day! Would highly recommend you!
Location & Contact Details

Address

Birmingham, West Midlands, England

Nearest Town

Birmingham

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M42 J2

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Press & Awards
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Accreditations / Associations (1)

MA Photography
FAQ
(9)

What is your most memorable wedding?

My favourite wedding to date must be when I shot my University friends Liv's wedding. It was in my first 10 or so weddings and was shooting Liv marrying her high school girlfriend Emma. In a field in the middle of nowhere, it was great to be reunited with my friends from years back!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Dramatic, emotional and timeless

What about your business are you most proud of?

I love being able to see all the reviews and testimonials come in, it really helps to show I'm doing something right for others!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Bring flat shoes, heels will hurt after an entire day.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

My brothers wedding, he had a cube shaped black and white checkered cake with a hundred identical cupcake versions.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

After an email chat, if they live locally I usually meet up at a pub/coffee shot to have a chat and answer any questions. After that I send out a contract for signing and deposit, then wait until a month before the wedding before contacting again to ensure all details are still correct.

What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?

One with your kids if you have them. If not, one with the rings.

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Umbrellas, wellies and a good dry cleaning company

Describe how you got into photography.

My dad was a landscape photographer who was published round the world. I still use his camera today.

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