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Mr & Mrs Webb's Shropshire Vintage Wedding at The Lord Hill Hotel, Shrewsbury

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Mr & Mrs Webb's Shropshire Vintage Wedding at The Lord Hill Hotel, Shrewsbury

What do you do when the bride & groom’s vintage bus breaks down on the way to their portrait session? You take a cue from Oasis and just roll with it - capturing some utterly awesome and unique shots at the roadside, whilst simultaneously thinking about the fun you’ll have coming up with an appropriate song choice for the highlights reel!

10 points to Gryffindor if anyone can guess what classic transport-related tune might accompany this selection of images from Jonathan & Coleen’s wedding day?!

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Mr & Mrs Potts West Midland's Vintage Wedding at The Barns Hotel

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Mr & Mrs Potts West Midland's Vintage Wedding at The Barns Hotel

Sometimes when writing these blogs words flow abundantly, others, it’s difficult to move past a few words. Not because there’s nothing to say, but because a handful of simple words or phrases encapsulate the couple and their day so perfectly.

Three things resonated at Daniel & Zoe’s wedding day on 1st November, 2018 at The Barns Hotel in Cannock - love, laughter and happy-ever-after. This was reflected in all manor of things from little looks captured between the bride and groom, to the Disney-themed table decorations (Zoe is even now Mrs Potts!), and the roars of laughter that could be heard throughout the day.

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Wedding Photography - How You Know You've Got It Right

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Wedding Photography - How You Know You've Got It Right

Mr Twig and I are both creative beings and, let’s be honest, as creatives we seek validation for our art wherever it may be found. Sometimes this may be via a comment on a blog or social media post, through reviews left by clients or a thoughtfully written thank you note.

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Mr & Mrs Rimmer's Shropshire Vintage Wedding at The Wroxeter Hotel

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Mr & Mrs Rimmer's Shropshire Vintage Wedding at The Wroxeter Hotel

When Alex and Samantha planned their outdoor tipi wedding at the beautiful Wroxeter Hotel, near Shrewsbury, they hadn’t accounted for Callum. Callum was an obnoxious beast, causing havoc and mayhem in the 24 hours preceding this awesome couple’s dream day.

Callum was the epitome of ‘the uninvited wedding guest’ and, worst of all, he was full of wind.

No, we’re not talking about some distant relative with flatulence, we’re talking Storm Callum. With wind speeds of up to 80mph, and amidst fears of the tipis taking off in Dorothy ‘we’re not in Kansas anymore Toto’ style, the decision was made to move Alex & Sam’s wedding indoors at the last minute.

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Mr & Mrs Poulson’s Bridgnorth Vintage Wedding at Ye Olde Punch Bowl Inn

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Mr & Mrs Poulson’s Bridgnorth Vintage Wedding at Ye Olde Punch Bowl Inn

🎶 Raindrops keep falling on my head..., ba da da dah-da, da dum... 🎶

This is what Mrs Twig had to listen to almost the entire time Mr Twig was editing these gorgeous images from Jack & Natalie's wedding day. You see, raindrops did indeed keep a' fallin' on this mid-summer's day but no-one was going to let a downpour washout this awesome wedding.

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Mr & Mrs Arkinstall's Llanmynech Iconic Vintage Wedding

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Mr & Mrs Arkinstall's Llanmynech Iconic Vintage Wedding

It was a tale as old as time as Jessica & Jake embarked upon a whole new world as Mr & Mrs. 

The pair were married at Llanmynech Church, followed by a marquee reception on the Shropshire/Welsh border on 16th June, 2018. From the Disney styling, Birds of Prey display and even a musical best man's speech, the day was jam packed with as much magic and wonder as any fairytale.

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THE STORY BEHIND THE BRAND - JUST WHERE DOES THAT TWIG’S BRANCH PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE COME FROM? BY MR TWIG

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THE STORY BEHIND THE BRAND - JUST WHERE DOES THAT TWIG’S BRANCH PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE COME FROM? BY MR TWIG

Marmite. No I’m not peckish and fancying a bit of toast, but this is probably the best way to describe people’s feelings towards our in-house style here at The Branch - you either love it or hate it. We hope you love it, totes obvs, but if someone feels we’re not the best fit for them then that’s also fine as there are lots of photographers out there to suit different tastes. 

For those of you who love what we do, you may have wondered where our unique (and some would say iconic… I’ll get brownie points for getting that in from the marketing guru that is Mrs Twig) style comes from. Well, sit down, take the load off and let’s have coffee and a chat (mine’s a latte).

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Mr & Mrs White's Shropshire Vintage Wedding Photography

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Mr & Mrs White's Shropshire Vintage Wedding Photography

The wedding of Sam & Jay has felt like such a long time coming as they booked us way back before Mrs Twig even joined the business full time. And boy, was it worth the wait!

The pair were wed at the stunning St Michael's Church in Madeley, followed by a reception at The Park House Hotel in Shifnal on 27th May, 2018.

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Mr & Mrs Handley's Shropshire Vintage Wedding Photography

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Mr & Mrs Handley's Shropshire Vintage Wedding Photography

You might think that shooting weddings for a living can become a repetitive montage of ceremonies, cakes and speeches but, for us, that's just not the case. We love getting to know our clients and finding out just what makes them tick and, in doing so, each and every wedding becomes its own tale to tell.

Some are fairytales, some are romantic comedies and some, like Gavin & Lucy's wedding day, are straight up Hollywood blockbusters. High speed, monster truck motorway scene - check (okay, maybe more mediocre speed and dual carriageway, but you get the idea), romance - check, emotional reveal scene - check. 

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THE POLITICS OF WEDDING FAIRS: How the Industry may be Hoodwinking YOU - by Mrs Twig

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THE POLITICS OF WEDDING FAIRS: How the Industry may be Hoodwinking YOU - by Mrs Twig

Politics and weddings probably aren’t two topics you’d expect to see coupled together in the same sentence (unless you are considering the fallout from sitting Auntie Jean next to cousin Frank at the reception when they haven’t spoken for 15 years). However, since becoming wedding suppliers ourselves, Mr Twig and I have realised that this industry is all about politics, cliques and inner circles that are more difficult than those little single serve sauce sachets to break into (I mean, seriously, could restaurants make it more obvious they don’t want you to use the condiments?!).

But, what does this mean for you, the client? Well, ultimately, you are in danger of being hoodwinked.

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Mr & Mrs Hall's Shropshire Vintage Wedding Photography

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Mr & Mrs Hall's Shropshire Vintage Wedding Photography

When James & Danielle's original photographer didn't work out we were thrilled that they came to us for their Shropshire vintage wedding photography.

The wedding took place on Friday 13th October at the Park House Hotel in Shifnal and the day certainly lived up to its superstitious hype with a number of ill-fated events!

But, despite the hitches in getting hitched, it was an amazing day and, as you can see, James and Danielle's devotion to each other was written all over their faces. 

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Wedding Photography and the Price of Tomatoes - By Mrs Twig

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Wedding Photography and the Price of Tomatoes - By Mrs Twig

Why is wedding photography so expensive? This is a question we get asked so often and it’s a good question, after all photography is just pointing a camera in the general vicinity of the subject and pressing a button, right? 

Anyone can do it.

It’s a bit like asking your best mate who has just procured that tiny new micro-drill to perform a root canal. Saves a few quid so what’s the harm, eh? 

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