Surrey Wedding Photographer
Focused on the moment so that you can focus on being in the moment...
Hi, I'm David. I want to capture authentic wedding photos that tell the story of your day and friends and family celebrating with you.
Award Winning Surrey Wedding Photographer
I’m one of the most established Surrey wedding photographers. My images are authentic and full of emotion. If you’re engaged to be married and you’re looking for a professional to document your nuptials then congratulations, you’ve come to the right place! I love capturing such special occasions throughout the picturesque county of Surrey in the South East of England. My aim is to work discreetly, to capture natural candid photos that go beyond the traditional portraits and pictures of the ceremony, to tell a more rounded story that you will want to make into a beautiful wedding album.
Natural Wedding Photojournalism For Couples Getting Married In Surrey
Surrey is where I enjoy working with fun family oriented newly-weds who want to celebrate the day they get married with personal touches, be that as part of a religious ceremony in a classic white wedding dress and veil, or something completely different! Although I’m based in the Surrey region of England, I am of course happy to travel, and I’m proud to be an inclusive Surrey wedding photographer.
As one of the leading professional photographers based in Surrey to shoot in a reportage or documentary style (more about that below) my aim is to capture a real photojournalistic story of your wedding, as well of course, as taking those all important family group shots, bride and groom portraits and shots of the ceremony vows that you would expect from a professional Surrey wedding photographer. I’m delighted to shoot at some of Surrey’s top wedding venues, including Loseley Park, Froyle Park, West Horsley Place, Millbridge Court, Farnham Castle, Botleys Mansion and Gate Street Barn, as well as being a recommended supplier at venues including Pembroke Lodge, Thames Rowing Club, Cain Manor and Ramster Hall.
“David captured the most important moments effortlessly, artfully and sensitively.”
Nicole & Matt
Why I Love Photographing Weddings In Surrey & Beyond
My aim as a Surrey wedding photographer is to capture decisive moments without turning your wedding into a posed fashion shoot! I love to capture moments of joy and nervous anticipation of the newlyweds through the lens of my camera; a look or a touch that can reveal so much in a single exposure. With professional digital equipment and a fast shutter speed, I even like to take a snapshot of the absurd and unplanned moments that will become cherished memories in your family’s photo album of life, and although I promote myself as a Surrey wedding photographer, I love to travel all over the country!
How Much Does Wedding Photography Cost In 2023?
Planning your Surrey wedding should be fun, but cost will no doubt be an important factor in your decision when choosing a Surrey wedding photographer. I love getting to know all my engaged couples before their wedding ceremony, and spending time with them as their Surrey wedding photographer on their special day. I understand that every wedding is unique, and that’s why I’ve created a completely flexible way of pricing my photography.
I want to understand the kind of marriage service you want, so that I can capture a true likeness of you and your partner with my camera, and provide the coverage that suites your day. Surrey has so many beautiful locations to tie the knot with views of the Surrey Hills, National Trust properties in Surrey, Box Hill and the South Downs.
My couples typically make an investment of between £1500-£2000 on their photography. You can read more about my Surrey wedding photographer fees on my pricing page, and if the location you and your fiancé plan to marry is in Surrey, then as part of my service I’ll also visit the venue, church, synagogue or mosque during your wedding planning.
Surrey Is The Best County To Be A Wedding Photographer
Surrey, and the picturesque market town of Guildford, home to the University of Surrey, and Royal Surrey Hospital, is also where I choose to call home. It’s a great base from which to shoot at amazing wedding venues as a Surrey wedding photographer! The town built up around the River Wey and is blessed with quintessentially English landscapes just a stones throw from other Surrey towns such as Woking and Esher. The scenery is so inspiring for a Surrey wedding photographer like myself. Before becoming the Surrey wedding photographer I am now, I studied at The Surrey Institute of Art & Design in Farnham, a town which is also home to a wonderful variety of wedding venues.
Although Surrey is thought of as a commuter suburb of London, it’s also the best place to be a Surrey wedding photographer. The county it’s well known as an area of outstanding natural beauty with tourist destinations such as Guildford Castle established by the Normans, Brooklands Museum, RHS Wisley Garden in Surrey, Waverley Abbey and Hampton Court Palace, and notable historic people who have lived in Surrey include George Abbot and Lewis Carroll.
Is Documentary Wedding Photography Right For Us?
Whether you’re looking to hire a Surrey wedding photographer, or your wedding is taking place elsewhere, you will no doubt have come across the term “documentary wedding photography”, but what is it, and more importantly, is it right for you? In trying to define this style of wedding photography, two things seem essential to me. Firstly, documentary wedding photography is not simply candid photography (more about that in a moment) and secondly it requires the photographer to take a genuine interest in the people and places they are photographing.
It’s true that what documentary and candid pictures have in common is that typically the subject appears unaware of the camera and is in the moment, however a strong documentary image maker will also go beyond the obvious, to find those unscripted situations, perhaps using humour or juxtaposition to tell a more nuanced story. It’s about looking beyond the cliches and understanding that although there are lots of traditions associated with the wedding day that should be captured, you may not want, or indeed be able to conform to these conventions.
Documentary wedding photography is about celebrating these differences and taking the time to get to know you and your wedding plans, so that we can create a series of pictures that is a more faithful and honest representation of your day. It can also be artistic, such as my recent project featured on PetaPixel.com in which I documented the making of a wedding dress. If you’re still on the search for a Surrey wedding photographer then I’d love to get the conversation started!