A green, leafy, and lush pre-wedding engagment shoot at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

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"We knew we wanted candid and relaxed photography on our wedding day. Harv gently pointed me in the direction of Phil and Toby after the Botanical Gardens highly recommended them. I didn't realise how fortunate in our pick we were until the pre-wedding shoot. Their professionalism and humanity shone through, putting me and my slightly less camera accepting fiancé at ease to achieve some of the nicest photos we've had of us.”

We're very lucky to be recommended photographers at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, that's how Harv and Rachel first found out about us. It’s a great venue with gorgeous grounds, and the location Harv and Rachel selected for the venue of their wedding ceremony.

As soon as Toby and I sat down with them both to chat through their wedding plans I knew Rachel and I were going to have a laugh together. One of the first topics of conversation was Rachel’s regular ‘photo face’; a big grin and two thumbs up, usually accompanied with Harv rolling his, even though it’s obvious he secretly loves it. I told Rachel that we weren’t allowed to go home until I’d got at least one photo of her performing her infamous pose.

A large part of Rachel’s charm is down to the fact that she’s doesn’t take herself too serious. It means she’s pretty relaxed when it comes to having her photo taken. Harv freely admits that personally he can find being in front of a camera a little intimidating. It’s one of the reasons why their pre-wedding photo shoot was so valuable. As is the case with most of our couples, the further we got into the shoot the more relaxed Harv became.

It’s not like any of us could have taken it too seriously even if we’d have wanted to; the Botanical Gardens was currently home to an animatronic dinosaur expedition. Throughout the pre-shoot we were serenaded by dinosaur calls and grunts, which surprisingly was a new shoot soundtrack for us. You’ve not truly experienced romance until you hold your future spouse close, all whilst a wooly mammoth croons in the background. 🦕🦖

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