Samantha Davis from Rose and Rainbow Photography will be exhibiting at the Tiny Weddings Fair on the 10th March at the Birmingham Rep Theatre. She is based in the West Midlands, and loves a small wedding or elopement. She specialises in reportage style photography, so if you don’t think you’d like posing all day long, then she’s the one for you. Samantha enjoys working closely with her wedding clients and families to achieve the best images from their time with her. Come along to meet her at the Tiny Weddings Fair, get your tickets now to save 50% off the on the day price.
Please give a brief overview of what you do, and what service you offer.
I am a wedding and family portrait photographer with six years’ experience in mainstream wedding photography. Calm and professional, I work closely with my clients to build rapport, to ensure that any extra stresses (sometimes caused by photography on wedding days) are alleviated.
I strive to make a beautiful and concise account of the special day for my clients. Favouring a reportage style, I capture the ‘real’ moments from your wedding day whilst still being able to add the group shots and posed shots which are essential for your collection of wedding images.
What do you love about small weddings?
Small weddings mean bride and groom are generally more relaxed as each guest is guaranteed to be closer to them. Candid photography relies on emotion… the best way to bring out real emotion is to get a room full of a couples nearest and dearest and capture the fun!
How do you think the couples are different when working with a large wedding versus a tiny wedding?
Couples seem less concerned with ‘keeping up appearances’ and most interested in what THEY actually want, I think tiny weddings allow couples to be more personal and are a lot more beautiful than a ‘one size fits all’ wedding.
What are the main differences in the way you do business when dealing with a couple planning a smaller wedding?
Planning is key as they structure of their day may be completely different to a larger wedding which is generally dictated by larger venues.
If you could work on a tiny wedding anywhere in the world; where would it be?
Cornish weddings… beach weddings or tiny farm venues… cliff top portraits!
Give an example of a tiny wedding you have worked on and what you did for the couple?
Terri and Scott flew over from Chicago to get married in Ledbury (Scott’s original home). I was booked via Skype by Terri, we instantly hit it off as I’m a bit of a hippy at heart and when Terri told me of their plans to marry outside and have the reception in a tepee (!) I was so excited! They did everything themselves and the wedding was attended by friends from the UK, America and as far away as Australia. The day was incredible, intimate, low stress, emotional and really fun.
Do you feel there has been an increase in tiny weddings in the past few years or have you always worked with a lot of small wedding parties?
Since starting out in wedding photography I have thankfully been blessed with smaller weddings, I think the fashion for big showy days has started to become a bit ‘last decade’ and couples are starting to get married later on in life… straggler friends have been culled in your late 20s so by your 30s or 40s you know who is really important to you!
What makes you unique in the service you can offer a couple planning a smaller wedding?
I’m always at the end of the phone and willing to meet up for a cuppa if my couples want a chat. Wedding photography is a massive investment and I like my couples to know I am likewise invested in them.
Come along to meet Samantha at the Tiny Weddings Fair in Birmingham on the 10th March, get your tickets now to save 50% off the on the day price. If you just want to keep up to date with news for now, then sign up to our mailing list, or follow the Facebook event. You can like the Tiny Weddings Facebook page, or the Rose and Rainbow Photography Facebook page, or follow Tiny Weddings on Instagram, or Rose and Rainbow Photography on Instagram. If you want to learn more about Samantha and what she does, then go over to her website, or come and meet her in person at the Tiny Weddings Fair.