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Micro weddings & elopements in London

Sometimes it’s not about the party at all and you just want to be married without all the fuss and attention that usually surrounds a bigger wedding and tying the knot.

2020 and 2021 saw huge restrictions implemented on weddings and events all over the world,  and so the trend of smaller ‘micro’ celebrations was born and has inevitably stuck. 

This usually involves a quick trip to the local Town Hall to do the legal bit with only your closest friends and family present and a lovely meal or an activity afterwards. Teeny celebrations but that doesn’t mean they need to be teeny in impact! It actually sounds pretty wonderful to me!

They’re relaxed, they’re intimate, they’re super charged with emotion and they can still be MEGA stylish! No need to skimp on buying the shoes you want if you’re not hiring a band or a wedding planner, right?

For smaller, more intimate,  weekday weddings and elopements, I now offer my hourly rates which you can see below. No restrictions on time, you can book me for 1, 2, 3 or 7 hours but PLEASE BE AWARE I do not book in these smaller wedding packages on peak Friday & Saturday dates more than 4 months in advance.

So, how much is it?

£450 for the first hour
then £250 each hour after

and what do we get?

With this hourly rate system your coverage and needs are completely bespoke, you can choose how many hours you think you’ll need me to be there to capture your celebrations and you can extend it at any time. If you think you’ll only need 1.5 or 2.5 hours, then please be aware these half hours will still be priced as a full hour.

It’s not easy to put an exact number on how many images you’ll receive in your full gallery because it depends on so many factors such as how many guests you have and how many details there are to capture and how long we spend together. Once we’ve had a chat it’ll be easier for me to give you a ballpark number.

Some of my favourite photos all taken at micro weddings…

Tell me more about your intimate wedding plans…

Use the form below to get in touch and tell me all about your micro wedding plans. Let me know how many hours you think you’d like, how many guests you’ll have present, etc

Rebecca & Arthur

One of the most beautiful micro weddings I’ve ever had the pleasure of photographing. It was slap bang in the middle of the pandemic, masks still had to be worn and the guest count still had to be super small but that didn’t stop the day from evoking the happiest atmosphere filled with love! The pair got hitched at Rebecca’s Dad’s church and they hosted the small reception dinner in the beautiful Vicarage garden – the day included wedding cake in place of canapés, a cryptic treasure hunt for guests and a beautiful woodland couple shoot! Plus gorgeous sunshine all day!