Birmingham Wedding and Portrait Photographer

Hi, I am Raphael a Birmingham-based visual storyteller, capturing the natural, authentic and treasured moments, of your life’s most significant events. 

Whether it’s your wedding day, or a family portrait session or a special personal milestone, let me tell YOUR story!

Wonderful image of the bride with her veil flowing behind her and groom at dusk walking silhouetted at the top of a hill with a tree providing an outline

Wedding Photography

Your wedding day is a chapter of your love story and I’m here to document it with honesty and creativity.  I will capture the smiles, tears and everything in between, ensuring that you relive these moments for years to come.

A Black Country wedding for Jadon and Anjana was a fitting testimony to their young love story.  Much to the delight of their family and friends, this was a day of emotion, excitement, and elegance.

Shot of the bride and groom at Ruskin Park

A London Wedding always has the potential for a little something special with its history, culture, and landmarks.  For Arthur and Jessica however, there was nothing needed, more than the two of them and their guests.

A spring wedding at The Belfry Hotel, just, the perfect location! Despite the poor weather leading up to the wedding day, the sun came out and shone, at what appeared to be, its most glorious!  This was a special day for Shane and Georgia and a wonderful day for family and friends.

A mother and daughter shoot with the little girl squeezing moms nose in delight and causing her to laugh with her eyes closed.

Portrait Photography

From individual portraits to family portraits and everything in between.  I love creating modern portraits that are true portrayals of the personalities in front of my lens.   By putting you and yours at ease, I ensure your true selves shine through in every frame.

A father and son portrait with the son standing and leaning onto his fathers shoulder as he sits with both looking to the camera
A family Portraits setup of 10 family members seated and looking to camera
A studio portrait of a leaping ballerina, seeming to fly in the air with arms straight behind and a pointed toes into blackness

Raph is an incredibly talented and creative photographer with a fantastic eye for detail for capturing the right mood in all sorts of settings. He made me feel relaxed straight away and I was over the moon at the results of my shoot!

Alison Elson

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Birmingham Headshots

Are you an Actor, Musician, Business Owner, SME or digital entrepreneur?

I can help to improve your marketing and appeal to their target audience by providing high-quality, personal and engaging content, specific to your brand.  With relevant imagery, you can communicate what you do and who you are successfully and effectively.

Shooting Personal Branding, Headshots and social-media-ready collections for you, you will enhance your online presence and boost and strengthen your brand.

Afterall, If YOU’RE, not telling the story of YOUR brand, someone else is.  Or worse still, YOUR telling the story of someone else’s brand!!

As a visual storyteller, this is what I do, so, let me help you tell YOUR story!

For somone who is camera shy, Raphael accomodated greatly using his expertise and creativity.

M Ahmed

Birmingham Portrait Photographer  – View my latest work

A London Wedding for Arthur and Jessica

A London Wedding always has the potential for a little something special with its history, culture, and landmarks.  For Arthur and Jessica however, there was nothing needed, more than the two of them and their guests. 

A Black Country Wedding for Jadon and Anjana

A Black Country wedding for Jadon and Anjana was a fitting testimony to their young love story.  Much to the delight of their family and friends, this was a day of emotion, excitement, and elegance.

A Birmingham Portrait shoot for Jahziah

A Birmingham Portrait shoot out of the studio for Jahziah, some months ago. Jahziah did really well despite him not having had a shoot before.

A Witley Court Wedding for Andrew and Jane

A Witley Court Wedding for Andrew and Jane in Worcester.  The amazing Italianate design of Witley Court dating from the 17th century played background for the couple’s portraits and the Great Witley church with its baroque theme, for their vows.

A Birmingham City Wedding for Michael and Vivene

A Birmingham city wedding was the order of the day for Michael and Vivene in the summer. After several decades together, they both made it official taking their vows at their local church in Smethwick. It was obvious to all how happy this made them and their family and friends.

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