Micro Wedding Photography
There was a time when the term ‘micro wedding’ didn’t exist, back then we might have called them intimate weddings, small weddings, or even elopements: and we still do! Whatever you want to call it, micro wedding photography means I’m capturing smaller groups of people, usually in smaller venues – but with the same documentary style and attention to detail. When I join you as your micro wedding photographer, I feel hugely privileged to be among your selected VIPs. Each carefully chosen person on the guest list has been given that incredible honour, whether it’s just you and two witnesses or close family, or maybe your chosen family and lifelong friends.
What is a Micro Wedding?
Super unique, totally bespoke, 100% YOU. The only rule of micro weddings is… there are no rules! Generally speaking, micro-weddings tend to be for between 10 to 30 guests, but this is very much down to personal preference. Micro weddings are usually condensed in terms of timings, often forgoing an evening reception party and consisting of a wedding ceremony, followed by a few hours of laid-back celebration.
The popularity of the micro wedding increased during the pandemic, with guest numbers restricted by law, but they have always existed in some shape or form. Breaking with tradition has become less of a taboo, so more and more couples are choosing high-quality micro wedding photography to capture their mini celebrations, without compromise. Elopement Weddings are when it’s just the couple and some witnesses; sometimes witnesses are chosen at random, sometimes very close friends, adult children, or parents.
Your Micro Wedding Photographer
What is micro wedding photography? What makes it different? Well, the truth is, my level of service doesn’t change, I’ll deliver the same premium-quality images in my signature style, capturing the story of your day, each emotional moment, and the beautiful details that mean the most to you.
My aim as a micro wedding photographer is to capture relaxed and intimate images from start to finish. If anything, micro wedding photography means I spend more time focusing on the people and moments that matter. I work hard to ensure I don’t distract from the day, moving and photographing discreetly so you don’t feel self-conscious in front of the camera.
Micro weddings also tend to be shorter, more compact celebrations, so I have created a unique micro wedding photography package, specifically tailored to shorter celebrations with fewer guests. It includes:
Micro Wedding Package
- Pre-wedding consultation via zoom
- First 3 Hours Coverage – £750
- Professionally edited images with signature style
- Private online gallery of all your images
- Additional hours can be purchased at £200 per hour.
Benefits of having a Micro Wedding
Micro weddings also tend to be shorter, more compact celebrations, so I have created unique micro wedding photography packages, specifically tailored to shorter celebrations with fewer guests. All packages includes travel, pre-wedding consultation, professionally edited images with signature style and delivery via a private online gallery.
During the planning phase, I can provide some tips for micro weddings based on my experience, but my biggest piece of advice is always to do what makes you happy first and foremost. The benefits of having a micro wedding are hard to ignore, hence why they’ve become so popular! Here are just a few of the biggest ones, in my experience.
Throw away the rule book, you are doing it your own way! I really respect and admire couples who opt to make a micro wedding everything they want it to be. It’s a chance to ignore the expectation of others. After all, this is your big day, so you get the final say on everything.
Micro weddings are small (by name and nature!), so a scaled-back guest list can be exclusively made up of your VIPs. The only people you need to have with you are the people who really matter. Some couples choose to have a micro wedding to avoid complicated family politics, others want fewer guests because they aren’t fans of being in front of a crowd. Whatever the reason, you don’t need to justify it to anyone.
Cost & Budget
It’s not all about saving money, perhaps the reason you’ve chosen a micro wedding is that you want to spend more on luxury, lavish food for a select few guests, or maybe you’d rather spend the majority of your budget on a year-long honeymoon! My job as a micro wedding photographer is to capture your perfectly proportioned day in beautiful images that preserve those memories forever.
“It would be hard to find someone better. Deji is a real class act, professional, responsive, warm, approachable and so talented..”
Refettorio Felix at St Cuthbert’s
“We are absolutely thrilled with our pictures. He was an absolute pleasure to work with and we couldn’t have asked for a nicer, friendlier or more professional person to be a part of our special day! Deji has an amazing eye for photography.”
The Ivy, Covent Garden
“Oh my god the photos are absolutely incredible!! The slideshow made me cry!! You have exceeded all expectations and more, you have a huge talent and we love them all!”
Marylebone Town Hall
I’d love to hear your about your wedding plans and see if I can help.
Small Wedding Venues
As a London wedding photographer, I get to work at some of the most luxurious and prestigious venues around. The city is full of unique and surprising places to get married, and there’s no shortage of variety when it comes to small wedding venues in London. I’ve included some of my favourites below, many of which can also accommodate larger or full-scale weddings too. Flexibility is what’s important when looking for small wedding venues; can the space be adapted to make it more compact? Can a larger room be divided so a smaller wedding party can fill the space? Even if a venue looks too big, it’s sometimes worth contacting them for a chat to see if they can tailor things to suit the size and style of your day.
Asylum Chapel (Peckham)
Asylum Chapel by Maverick Projects in Peckham is a quirky venue with a unique atmosphere. Rustic, distressed features and a super cool aesthetic make it popular with couples who are looking for something a little bit different.
The Ned (Bank)
Hardly known for being small, The Ned is one of the most luxurious hotels in the city. However, there are an endless number of suites and rooms available to host even the smallest weddings. Private dining experiences can be the ideal way to celebrate in style, and you could always make a return trip each year for your anniversary!
Refettorio Felix at St Cuthbert’s (Earl’s Court)
A wonderful venue for a micro wedding, with a fantastic ethos. All profits made from hire fees at Reffetoria Felix go towards supporting vulnerable adults in the local community. The high ceilings and big windows are great for micro wedding photography, and there’s even a raised stage area for speeches (if you want to make them).
Probably one of the most famous hotels in the city (possibly the world!), Claridge’s hosts luxurious weddings in decadent surroundings. The Highgrove Room is a popular space to hold private dining functions and micro wedding breakfasts for up to 22 people, and they have a range of other beautiful rooms to choose from.
Clissold House (Stoke Newington)
If you are looking for a country house wedding but on a smaller scale, then Clissold House has some smaller spaces for more intimate celebrations. The rooms on the second floor offer views over the grounds from huge windows, and there is an amazing team of suppliers on hand.
Petersham Nurseries (Covent Garden)
For intimate weddings, you can have your own private dining space at Petersham Nurseries, to enjoy Mediterranean food and wine surrounded by their beautiful floral displays. This luxurious venue can be hired for 15 guests, right up to a crowd of 100 for full-size weddings.
More options for micro weddings in the city
You might also be interested in town hall wedding photography, as couples often have their micro wedding ceremony at one of the city’s many town halls, followed by a more intimate reception at a restaurant, bar, or even at home.
Want to book your mirco wedding photographer?
I’d love to join you to celebrate your marriage in your own unique style. Just get in touch for a chat about your plans, check the diary, and talk about how I can provide micro wedding photography to capture your day.