Wedding In Tamworth Castle Grounds

Wedding of Kirsty and Tahir in Tamworth Castle Grounds

On 20th April we had the pleasure of providing the wedding photography for Kirsty and Tahir. The ceremony and reception was hosted by the well known Castle Hotel, Tamworth with photographs being taken in the iconic Tamworth Castle Grounds.

The ceremony was held in the Wedgewood suite. The Bride’s brother was very emotional seeing his sister say her vows, which even brought a lump to our throat. Following the ceremony, the whole wedding party made the short walk down to the Tamworth Castle Grounds for the photos. Thankfully, the weather was on our side. It was a beautiful day, which was a relief to avoid the typical April showers. The Castle Grounds is an excellent location for photography. The layered colourful flowerbeds provide a superb backdrop for the group shots. The historic features of the Castle, obelisk, and Lady Bridge create stunning Bridal portraiture.

We all then headed back to the Hotel to carry on the celebrations in to the evening.

We wish Kirsty and Tahir a long and happy future together, and thank you for choosing Philip Charles Photography to record your special day. Below are a few shots from the day.

If you would like to talk to us about your wedding photography, please call Phil and Vicky on 01827 215 707, or scroll down to the contact form.




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Wedding Photography Testimonial

Amazing Wedding Photography Testimonial from Bride and Groom

We had to share this amazing wedding photography testimonial we received from one of our Bride & Groom’s:

“We first met Phil at a friend’s wedding and immediately were drawn to his warmth, humour and how he made everyone feel at ease whilst photographing. When it was our turn a year later we had no doubt who we wanted to document our special day. We had 2 meetings with Phil before the big day, who explained the process clearly and in depth so to capture our day as we wanted it.
On the day of the wedding he was accompanied by a second photographer so was able to capture bridal and groom preparation.
Throughout the day Phil worked efficiently so we were able to spend time enjoying our day too, and captured beautiful photos.
After the wedding Phil and his team were quick to work on the photos and send us a link in able to decide on our wedding album.

After the birth of our little boy we went to a newborn photo shoot with Phil. This was a wonderful experience. Phil was amazing with our son and so patient. He took his time and we did not feel rushed or under pressure to settle our son when he woke and needed feeding. The photos came back better than we could have expected.

We cannot speak highly enough of Phil, Vicky and the rest of the team who have captured the two most precious days of our lives.
Liz and John Hadgkiss”

It has been true pleasure working with Liz and John, and very humbled by their kind words. Below are a few images from their big day at Castle Bromwich Hall Hotel. You can also click here to see the blog of their wedding. If you would like to speak to us about your wedding photography, please call us on 01827 215 707, or scroll down to the enquiry form.

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Candid Wedding Photography

Recording your Special Day with Natural, Candid Wedding Photography

Every Wedding Photographer has a different style, therefore it is important to choose the perfect style and photographer for you. Philip Charles Photography provides classic, natural, candid wedding photography. Capturing your special day as it happens, from laughter to intimate moments.

We capture these moments throughout the day. Of course not overlooking the important elements during the ceremony, group shots and beautiful portraiture.

Below are a few candid shots, capturing the fun and laughter at recent weddings we have had the pleasure to attend.

If you would like to discuss your wedding photography, please call us on 01827 215 707, or scroll down to the enquiry form.




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Wedding Photography, The Lord Leycester Hospital

Wedding Photography at The Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick

The Lord Leycester Hospital is a stunning wedding venue in the heart of the ancient town of Warwick.

A traditional grade 1 listed building with many excellent features provides a stunning backdrop for wedding photography. Such as the Medieval Chapel, Great Hall and Masters Garden. The building’s architecture dating from 1126, offers an abundance of interesting textures and areas to stage some exquisite bridal portraiture.

In the history of the Lord Leycester, it is said that a banquet held for King James I, hosted in the great hall, left the town of Warwick in debt for a decade.

Here are few of our favourite images taken at a recent wedding we had the pleasure to provide photography for. A big thank you to Love Wedding Cars for their help in positioning the car so brilliantly.

If you would like to discuss your wedding photography, please contact us on 01827 215 707, or scroll down to the enquiry form.

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Wedding Photographs in Tamworth Castle Grounds

Wedding Photography Location in Tamworth Castle Grounds

A superb local area for wedding photography is the Tamworth Castle Grounds. Many couples getting married in the local area often request for some of their photos to be taken here before heading on to their reception venue.

With the iconic Castle, flower bed wall, obelisk and the Bandstand, all offering an excellent backdrop for the portraiture shots. When planned ahead, we have been able to get the wedding car into the grounds to get some beautiful shots. With so many nearby wedding venues including Drayton Manor and Lea Marston Hotel, the Castle Grounds can be easily travelled to between the ceremony and reception. Of course, not forgetting Castle Hotel, the Castle Grounds are just to the rear.

Below are some images taken in the Tamworth Castle Grounds. To discuss your wedding photography, please contact us on 01827 215 707, or scroll down to the enquiry form.


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Tips for Choosing Your Wedding Photographer

Our Top Tips for Choosing Your Wedding Photographer

With so many Photographers, choosing a Wedding Photographer can be a very daunting task. Don’t worry, we are here to help, with our years of experience, here are our top tips for choosing the right photographer for you.

1. Choose your style

How do you want to remember your wedding? Do you want natural and candid recording the day as it happens, or capturing the romance and emotions, or artistic? Once you have decided on style this will help with your search, discounting the photographers that do not offer the style you want.

2. Let the Search Begin

With 100’s of local wedding photographers, choose the best platform to search for you. This can be a google search, recommendations by your venue, friend recommendations etc… Look at their portfolio and read reviews on their page. If you like what you see, arrange a meeting to discuss your wedding.

3. MOST IMPORTANT TIP – Like your Photographer

This is the most important piece of advice I can offer! Your photographer is going to be there with you every step of your day. Your wedding day is one of the most special, memorable day’s of your life. The last thing you want to think is “yes, it was a lovely day, but the photographer was really annoying and quite frankly a bit of an idiot!”. Therefore, meet with a few photographers and see how well you mesh. Make sure you meet with the actual photographer on the day. Some larger studios may have a few photographers, so you want to meet your photographer.

4. Look at Full Wedding Albums

Always ask to see actual wedding albums. It is very easy for a photographer to put together a portfolio of their best images, but you need to see the full picture, pardon the pun. You want to see copies of actual wedding albums, from the start of the day to the end. As you look at the albums, can you picture your wedding looking like this? If you get a warm, fuzzy, excited feeling this could be the photographer for you.

5. Discuss your Budget

Every wedding has a budget, whether you are spending £1,000 or £100,000. Make sure your photographer is willing to work in your budget. Be open and discuss this. Negotiate the package they are offering to meet your specific requirements. For example, they may include an engagement shoot, if you don’t want this, remove it.  For full day coverage expect to pay over £1,000 for a professional full time photographer.


If you would like to arrange to meet with us to discuss your wedding, please contact us on 01827 215 707, or complete the below enquiry form and we call you back.

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Wedding Photography, Castle Bromwich Hall Hotel

Wedding Photography at Castle Bromwich Hall Hotel, Birmingham

The magnificent Castle Bromwich Hall Hotel is one of the most stunning wedding venues in the West Midlands. We have had the pleasure of photographing a number of weddings over the years.

With it’s 16th century architecture and vast grounds, there are so many fantastic photographic locations. The front facade is superb for the car shot, and the large garden is perfect for group shots. Features in the gardens provide beautiful backdrops for the Bridal Portraiture.

Here are some images from one our wedding’s we had the pleasure to cover. The Bride & Groom portraiture was taken in the gardens and also in their suite. The bathroom was so big, Phil jokingly commented that they could have a photo in the bath. When he turned round, they were in the bath! This was a really fun shot, that took pride of place in their album. The wedding took place in early April, which allowed us to get some beautiful sunset portraits.

If you would like more information on our Wedding Photography and packages please click here to visit our site. If you would like to discuss your wedding photography please get in contact.


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Wedding Photography, Lea Marston Hotel

Wedding Photography at Lea Marston Hotel, Sutton Coldfield

A wedding venue we have worked at on many occasions is Lea Marston Hotel in Sutton Coldfield. The venue offers a stunning setting for weddings, both inside and out.

The grounds are beautiful, with stunning scenery to create extra special wedding photos in all seasons. As well as a dedicated garden area, which is ideal for group shots, there are also many aspects to the rear of the hotel which create stunning backdrops for the bride and groom portraiture. The interior of hotel is modern and tasteful, and the wedding rooms are dressed to meet your theme perfectly.

Lea Marston Hotel is one of the few venues that gives you a dedicated wedding co-ordinator, ensuring your day goes without a hitch. From a professional experience, and also personal experience, every member of staff goes the extra mile. We love the venue so much, we had our own wedding here (as a wedding photographer visiting many venues speaks volumes I think).

Below are a few images from one of our couple’s wedding at Lea Marston Hotel. If you would like to learn more about our wedding photography services, then please click here to contact us.



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