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Raphael Lionel Photography is a Birmingham, West Midlands-based wedding photographer with a studio in the Jewellery Quarter, covering celebrations of couples in love. A talented photographer, Raphael is always interested in capturing personal stories and showcasing unique details using the latest photography techniques. Raphael uses creative lighting and unique perspectives to effectively capture one of the most important days of your life.

Services Offered

As a storytelling photographer, Raphael specialises in blending candid, creative, and reportage shooting styles. He loves to capture authentic moments and offers direction when needed for couple portraits. He will cover all wedding-related functions, from pre-ceremony and getting ready to the first dance or the evening party. All collections feature an online gallery (with a print option). Additional offline storage is available via a branded USB at a cost depending on the collection. You may also request invites and save-the-date cards with images from your pre-wedding photography sessions. Collections start from 拢950 for 6hrs and upwards. Additional photographers can be arranged and if you choose the Romantic Collection, two photographers are included as standard. This is a great way to document both you and your beloved getting ready, telling a more complete story of your day. Raphael loves travelling and will happily venture abroad to cover your destination wedding.

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Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Pre wedding
Post wedding
High resolution photos
Other (I offer pre-wedding / engagement and anniversary shoots. I also supply invites and save the dates with an engagement image featured to wonderful effect. I also shoot studio portraits)

What does the wedding package include?

I have various collections on offer. All include an Online Gallery, High Res Images and myself, for varying amounts of hours. My top package features a deluxe Italian Young Book album and more

How far in advance should I contact you?

As early as you can. A retention fee starting from 拢250 is required to hold a date and this is non-refundable but will mean I refuse other bookings for the day you have requested

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?


Can you travel?

Yes, i drive and cover the UK and abroad

What is the charge for travelling?

I charge 40p per mile outside 50 miles of B3 postcode. Weddings outside the Uk will incur flight and accommodation costs

What style of photos do you take?

Photo journalism
Other (My style is relaxed, candid and documentary, however, I love being creative and use my studio and light skills to great effect at certain times of the day, amplifying my story telling style)

What kind of technology do you use?


Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

I like my couples to feel relaxed and natural. My style is reportage, but for my portraits of couples, I will give some direction. Couples are drawn to the bride and groom portraits I show

What kind of equipment do you use?

I shoot on two mirrorless Fuji Bodies with various lenses, flashes and light stands

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, i offer an online gallery for post purchasing and prints. I also create wedding slideshows for my clients in my blog posts with licensed music that really create a wonderful feel recalling the day

What's the delivery time for a photographic report?

1 month

Do you send all the photos taken?


Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?


In case of unforeseen circumstances, do you have a replacement photographer?


Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?


Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per hour

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?


How do you charge extra time?

I charge 拢150 extra per hour. My packages are inclusive of a set time and with good communication beforehand, I ensure both the bride and groom and I are happy with my coverage

What are the forms of payment?

Bank transfer or Paypal

How do you work?

I often document the day unobtrusively with a meticulous approach to detail. I give direction or make requests were necessary to capture elements important to your wedding story
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Georgia P. Sent on 03/01/2023
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Professional, Beautiful Wedding Photography

I can not recommend Raphael Lionel Photography enough!! Our engagement and wedding photos came out beautiful and captured all the emotions of our special day! Raphael and Jade made us feel comfortable and were a pleasure to have around. A million thanks!
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Suite 10, Newhall Place, Newhall Hill, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham B1 3JH Birmingham (West Midlands)

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