Surrey Wedding Photographer
Focused on the moment so that you can focus on being in the moment...
But it's not all about you! I also want to capture beautiful photos that tell the story of the day and your friends and family celebrating with you.
Award Winning Photography For Couples Getting Married In Surrey
I am a Surrey wedding photographer. 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 this picturesque county in the South East of England, working discreetly to capture natural candid pictures that go beyond the traditional portraits and pictures of the ceremony, to tell a beautiful love story in your album.
Natural Wedding Photojournalism
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 candid reportage or documentary style, my aim is to capture a real photojournalistic story of your wedlock, as well of course, as taking those all important family group shots, bride and groom portraits and shots of the ceremony vows etc. I’m delighted to shoot at some of Surrey’s top venues, including Loseley Park, as well as being a recommended supplier at venues including Pembroke Lodge, Gate Street Barn, 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
The aim of my photography is to capture decisive moments without turning your wedding into a posed photo 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 photo album of life, and although I promote myself as a Surrey wedding photographer, I love to travel all over the country!
You’re Engaged! Let The Wedding Planning Commence
Planning your wedding should be fun. I love getting to know all my engaged couples before their wedding ceremony, and my time with them as their Surrey wedding photographer. I want to understand the kind of marriage service you want, so that I can capture a true likeness of you and your partner in my digital camera. Surrey has so many beautiful locations to tie the knot with views of the Surrey Hills and National Trust properties in Surrey. Read more about the history of Surrey on Wikipedia. I’m a Surrey wedding photographer located in Guildford, so if you and your fiancé plan to marry in Surrey then I’ll visit the venue, church, synagogue or mosque during your wedding planning.
A Beautiful County To Be A Surrey Wedding Photographer
The picturesque market town of Guildford, home to the University of Surrey, and Royal Surrey Hospital, is also where I choose to call home. 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, as well as being on the route of the Pilgrims’ Way which is so inspiring for a Surrey based photographer like myself. In fact I grew up in Thames Ditton and Cobham, and did my degree at what was then The Surrey Institute of Art & Design in Farnham.
Although it’s thought of as a commuter suburb of London, Surrey is well known as an area of outstanding natural beauty, and I love being a Surrey wedding photographer. The county has many tourist destinations such as Guildford Castle established by the Normans, Brooklands Museum, RHS Wisley Garden, 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 exactly does it mean, and more importantly, is it right for you? In trying to define this style of wedding photography, two things seem important 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 place they’re photographing.
It’s true that what documentary and candid pictures have in common is that typically the subject is not aware, or looking at the camera, however a strong documentary image will also go beyond the obvious, to find those unscripted moments, perhaps using humour or juxtaposition to tell a more interesting story. It’s about looking beyond the cliches and understanding that although there are lots of traditions associated with the wedding day, you may not want, or indeed be able to conform to these conventions.
Documentary wedding photography is about celebrating those 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. If you’re still on the search for a Surrey wedding photographer then I’d love to hear from you!