Hi! I’m David. A Surrey wedding photographer, working discreetly to capture natural candid images, going beyond the obvious, to tell the true story of your wedding. I love working at fun loving family oriented occasions where you fill the day with personal touches and have the time of your lives.
Ever since I started shooting weddings around ten years ago, my mantra has been to offer an alternative to the traditional and rather stuffy approach associated with wedding photography of the past.
As one of the leading Surrey wedding photographers to shoot in a reportage or documentary style, I aim to provide an authentic, photojournalistic story of the wedding day. My goal is to capture decisive moments without turning your wedding into one long and slightly awkward photo shoot! Moments of reflection or nervous anticipation, a glance or touch that can say so much. Even the absurd and unplanned moments that will become cherished memories in years to come.
Beautiful bespoke albums & fine art prints.
“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Ferris Bueller said that, and it’s kind of how I feel about your wedding pictures. Photographs were designed to be printed, not hidden away on a hard drive or usb stick, but cherished, shared amongst friends and made into what will hopefully become a treasured family heirloom in the years to come. That’s why I love presenting my couples with a beautiful wedding album, and have worked hard to create a range of contemporary album styles for you to choose from. And of course you’ll have access to a beautiful online gallery to download and share your pictures digitally with family and friends.
Check out some of my sample albums HERE. They’re fully customisable. You’re able to select your favourite images, text on the cover and title page, and there’s a wide range of beautiful fabrics to choose from.
5 great reasons to choose me as your Surrey wedding photographer.
- I take the time to get to know my couples by having a face to face meeting, and I treat every wedding as unique and special.
- Recommendations count for a lot. With over 10 years experience I have many many happy couples! Read just a few of their kind words HERE.
- I shoot in a documentary style, which means authentic emotion filled moments are captured discreetly. You’ll feel more present throughout the day and able to enjoy the love of family and friends that surround you.
- Because I’m passionate about what I do, I offer coverage of the whole day, right up until the final song, sparkler exit or fireworks!
- After the wedding you’re able to choose from a range of beautiful handcrafted albums and prints to showcase the story of your day.
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What my couples say about me
Positive feedback from my couples means so much to me, and making sure that you’re happy with your pictures, and the entire process, is a priority for me and my business. Good communication in the lead-up to the wedding, and listening to what brides and grooms are looking for means that on the day itself, my couples are relaxed and trust me to capture their day. To read some of the kind words I’ve received over the years direct from my couples, check out my dedicated reviews page.
Advice and tips to help plan your wedding
More than just creating a nice set of pictures, I want to be able to help couples make the best decision they can about their day. I’m no wedding planner, but I’ve worked with other exceptional suppliers over the years, from hair and makeup artists, to florists and musicians. I also really enjoy considering the timings for the day, as the little moments or sharing a car journey can generate some great pictures. Simply by submitting an enquiry using the form on this page you’ll automatically receive a link to my recommended suppliers.
How to get the best from your Surrey wedding photographer
It’s vital that whatever style of wedding photographer you go for, that you feel comfortable having them around on such an important day in your lives. Some kinds of photos will require more direction than others, and some photographic styles will suit your personalities and your choice of venue better. Be sure to ask your photographer if you can have access to a full gallery of a wedding, not just their portfolio of best shots. Before the day, make sure to provide your photographer with a timeline of the day. It’s even worth making a bridesmaid or usher available to help the photographer with group photos, or even just holding a light stand or carrying a camera bag.
What if we’re camera shy?
I hear you! I much prefer being behind the camera, and I often have couples tell me that they feel awkward in front of the camera. One of the beauties of documentary wedding photography is that I won’t be asking you to pose all day. Couples often feedback and tell me that they hardly noticed me at all. I really believe that people look their best when they’re just being themselves, and for those that do need a little practice I offer pre-wedding shoots and even a mini engagement shoot at your venue.
Eco friendly Surrey wedding photographer
In recent years I’ve taken every practical step possible to make my wedding photography business more eco friendly, while still delivering a professional service and taking sensible precautions such as having a paper copy of wedding details in my back pocket! I love to FaceTime with my couples but I still value a venue visit before the day, and I do love it whenever couples order an album.
Should you also hire a videographer?
Videographers are becoming more and more popular, and I can recommend some that produce beautiful films. It’s crucial that if you do choose to have a videographer at your wedding that they work well with your photographer. I will always make a point of contacting the videographer to see what they need from the portrait session and how I can get the shots I need without blocking their cameras.