Hi, I’m Stephanie and I’m a documentary wedding photographer and filmmaker based in Birmingham and available for weddings across the UK.
My approach to weddings is natural, relaxed and documentary, with a big focus on storytelling, beautiful light and real, honest emotions.
I offer both full coverage wedding photography and wedding videography collections, as well as a hybrid collection that includes a fun, emotion packed three minute highlights film alongside your full set of wedding photos
Information about the services provided by Opaline Films & Photography are outlined below
Back Up Equipment
I always carry backup equipment with me to all weddings, whether shooting solo or together with my husband Ed who joins me for busy days where I’m shooting hybrid or there are lots of venue changes.
Back up equipment includes cameras of the same quality as the main cameras, batteries, cards, lighting, audio equipment, and even rainy day and bad weather essentials including white umbrellas (for you!) to make sure we can create the best photos and films possible no matter what happens!
Full Day Coverage
Full day coverage is usually about 10 hours and includes morning preparations through until and including your evening dancing.
Full day coverage is flexible and includes morning preparations (for one or both of you depending on locations) through until and including the start of evening dancing.
That’s usually about 10 hours, but if we need to start earlier or stay later to get the photos and footage we need, then that’s what we’ll do!
Half Day Coverage
If you’re looking for custom coverage and only need me for part of your day, get in touch and let me know all about your plans and what you’re looking for so that I can put together a custom collection for you.
I will provide you with an online, password protected gallery with download options for you to share all of your photos with your friends and family.
I also provide you with all of your images and/or films in high resolution, without watermarks, on a USB.
I can either arrange photo printing for you for the cost of the prints plus a small commission for the time taken, or make suggestions for top labs I know and trust for you to print your photos yourself.
It’s good to talk and get to know one another, and so I’d love for us to find the time for a phone consultation when you’re in the early stages of planning your wedding photography.
Prices Starting From
£1300 for full day coverage
Half day coverage is available on request, just get in touch!
Second Shooter Available
My husband Ed often photographs and films weddings alongside me.
His additional perspective and camera angle are really helpful when we’re filming weddings, and on busy days with lots of travelling and venue changes.
Shoots on Digital
In the fast paced world of weddings I shoot on digital cameras that can handle the darkest churches to the brightest summer days, using a combination of modern lenses with fast autofocus, and lenses from the film era adapted to digital.
In post-production, I echo the colours, texture and mood of contemporary 35mm film, giving your wedding images and films a timeless, magical feel. I deliver all images and films in high resolution (4K for films). It really is the best of both worlds!
Willing to Travel
I’m happy to travel for weddings across the UK. I’m based in Birmingham, and so travel is included if you’re getting married within 50 miles of Birmingham.
If I need to travel further afield and/or stay overnight either before or after your wedding I will need to charge a small amount to cover travel and accommodation costs, but I always try to keep these to a minimum where possible.
Oh Stephanie they are such a beautiful collection of photos! Thank you so so much, you’ve really captured the spirit of the day and it was just so lovely having a friendly face taking the photos.
My parents came round last weekend and we watched the film and also the speeches and we can’t explain to you how happy we are with them. Utterly amazing and you’ve caught the day so well and we will treasure these for the rest of our lives. THANK YOU!
They’re amazing! I absolutely balled my eyes out, we are both so so pleased with them and really appreciate all of the work that has gone into it all. Thank you so much, we are so elated I don’t know what else to say – you and Ed were wonderful and we couldn’t have asked for two nicer people on our big day.