Last month I headed down to Birmingham for the day for a wedding photography workshop with Steve Gerrard.

The day began with Steve taking us through an introduction to his work and style – just as he would with potential couples. We then moved on to looking at how he would work on a wedding, from the initial contact to how the day goes and what he takes along with him (including some pretty cool lighting tricks)!

After lunch we met up with Leanne and Dave who were to be our models for the afternoon and headed out onto the streets of Digbeth.

One of my favourite things about Steve’s photography is his fantastic portraits of the couple, and how he can find a backdrop out of seemingly nothing. He also had some brilliant tips for breaking the ice with a couple who may be a little camera shy and how to get some gorgeous natural reactions and expressions from them without forced smiles or awkward moments.

and of course we had to end the shoot with the famous ‘Steve Gerrard traffic cone’ shot!

Thanks to Leanne and Dave for being such fantastic models, and putting up with a dozen photographers on the streets of Digbeth!

Massive thanks to Steve for his time and patience with us all, and for putting on such open and honest training. To any wedding photographers, established or otherwise, out there I would 100% recommend a day with Steve, it’s truly “special”.