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Reality Photography

Daventry, Northamptonshire View map Visit website

About

Reality Photography is a wedding-imagery company located in Daventry, Northamptonshire, England. Photographer Darren Stanbridge loves capturing the candid moments and spontaneous highlights of a couple’s special day. He strives to put people at ease in front of the camera and adopts a photojournalistic style to ensure each image is authentic and captivating. From those in-between laughs to those emotional glances, he is on hand to portray your love story, your way.

Services Offered

Reality Photography covers wedding occasions throughout the United Kingdom as well as a select number of destination weddings each year. Darren lends his fun, laid-back, and enthusiastic nature to every celebration, and strives to get to know each couple on a personal level. A snapshot of his services includes all-day coverage, hand-edited images, and the creation of bespoke wedding books. You can avail of a consultation to begin planning your photography journey with Darren. Afterward, newlyweds can look forward to online galleries and printing rights, so that every single moment can be revisited over and over again.

Highlights

Services

Photography, pre wedding, albums, mini albums, digital album, high resolution photos

Wedding Package

From early o’clock till late Over 600 hand-edited photos Full size downloads Laidback good vibes Options for albums, pre wedding shoots and 2nd photographers

Travel

Yes, Worldwide baby!

Served in

Leicestershire and Northamptonshire

Frequently Asked Questions

How far in advance should I contact you?

For summer weddings as early as you can! For 'out of season' weddings then I'd recommend at least 6 months

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

No

What is the charge for traveling?

I charge simply for the cost of travel, not time spent travelling

What style of photos do you take?

Traditional
Photo journalism
Other

What kind of technology do you use?

Digital

Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

It's a wedding, we don't need to force any emotions... they're all there for the taking! I'll make you feel more relaxed in front of the camera than you ever thought you could, no awkward turtles!

What kind of equipment do you use?

Magic Sony Camera's Over priced lenses Couple of flash lights on the dancefloor Dad Jokes A really fancy camera belt A sense of wonder and imagination

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, weird question... you get a beautiful online gallery with a really fancy slideshow set to some beaut soundtrack

What's the delivery time for a photographic report?

1 month

Do you send all the photos taken?

No

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

Alone

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

Yes

Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?

Yes

Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

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

Yes

How do you charge extra time?

I cover the whole thing anyway, I guess the only exception would be NYE, if you want me for that then we'll chat about any extra costs

What are the forms of payment?

BACS

How do you work?

What a question, gotta love these forms right?! My secret ingredient is to just be nice, be fun, be positive, be laidback, be organised before so it runs smoother than chocolate. I also use magic

Served in

Leicestershire and Northamptonshire

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    Ben Married on 27/05/2021
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    Fantastic photographer, Wedding expert and all round great guy.

    Darren would be a brilliant addition to any wedding. Not only is he a fantastic photographer but he has such a great understanding of weddings that he he basically guided us through the whole process. From the moment we met him we knew he was the right choice, he made us feel comfortable at every step of the journey, helped us understand the events and timings of the big day and then guided us through it on the day itself.

    He is incredibly personable (and a good laugh) and felt more like part of the family. His interaction with guests got them all to feel very comfortable around him and cut out any awkward photos, but at the same time he could just disappear into the background and get some great shots without you knowing he was even there.

    He was great with our two year old niece and with our dog and we got some amazing shots.

    To top it off the photos he took are absolutely wonderful, we have some very special moments captured so beautifully and are so happy that these images will be a part of our family forevermore.

    Basically, if you're getting married, book this man, you won't regret it.

    Reality Photography's reply:

    Ah Ben, my man! Thanks so much for your review, it's really blooming kind of you!!

    I had such a great time with you guys so it's an absolute bonus that you'd be so generous in your review.

    You two deserve all of the happiness so keep on being the beaut couple that you are and you'll be just fine!

    Darren x
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    Hannah N. Married on 13/08/2021
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    A fantastic personable photographer

    Exceptional! We booked Darren for our late summer wedding last year and couldn't recommend him enough. We honestly could rabbit on, so in a snapshot we would say that he is just brilliant. He mingled amongst guests, he remained professional but was so personable, funny and helpful, taking on non-photographer tasks (anklets/earrings/sewing-to name a few!), which was much appreciated by the bridal party!
    Darren made me feel at ease before the ceremony with his light hearted personality, something that went a long way when terrified of the walk down the aisle! The photos of the wedding are so natural and organic, they are exactly what we had wanted. Don't hesitate to book, just book! Thank you again for capturing our wedding-photographs that we will treasure always. Hannah & Andrew
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    Sarah B. Married on 24/07/2021
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    Captured the day perfectly

    Darren did such a fantastic job capturing our day, couldn't be happier with the photos! He's a pleasure to work with and his style was very natural which meant he captured some really great moments without people noticing.
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    Fabulous pictures and a great experience

    Daren is absolutely amazing. He is super fun and really helped the both of us feel very relaxed during the photo shoot. We got the most amazing pictures of the day and in record time. Huge thanks to him for our forever memories.
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    Fantastic

    Darren has a natural tallent for photography, he did an outstanding job for my brothers wedding and i would happily recommend him to anyone.
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    Simply the best!

    Book Darren and you won’t be disappointed! Not only is he a very talented photographer but a genuinely lovely guy too!
    He made us feel at ease from the very beginning with an engagement shoot at our venue so we could get an idea of our style and what type of picture we wanted before our big day.
    On the day it’s self he arrived early and ready for action, you barely knew he was there yet he got some beautiful pictures. Our pictures were ready to view quickly and he even arranged a little sneak peak whilst on our honeymoon just to wet our appetite! The finished product were lovely and we would and have highly recommend him and he’s now done a few of our friends and families weddings!
    He is very reasonably priced and a gent to boot! You won’t regret booking him for your big day!
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    Outstanding Photos

    I have had some amazing photographs from Reality after working alongside him at a wedding at Warwick House. What was great from me on the day, was that he was really unobtrusive, yet has managed to capture some amazing reaction shots. He was really friendly on the day with guests, which I always think puts everyone at ease.
    Highly recommend !!
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    The Photographer of my Dreams!

    Whenever anyone asks me about our wedding day, I always end up totally Fan-Girling over Darren & our photos! 8 months on and the photos are a absolute brilliant reminder of the best day ever! Darren was brilliant and managed to capture all of the emotion throughout our day from tears (there where lots!) to laughter to crazy dancing. He was with us from the moment we got up until almost the last dance and was brilliant throughout! we even got to use smoke bombs for some superb arty farty stuff! Thank you again Mr & Mrs Johnson-Walker xox
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    Just a happy chappy, such good vibes!

    HEY, sorry it’s taken me so long to leave a review!! But here I am =)
    We booked Darren to photograph our wedding day back in September, from the moment we booked him he made us feel at ease with his laid back personality and just a happy chappy, such good vibes! Even on the wedding day itself he wasn’t just our photographer he blended in and became a part of our wedding party, everyone loved him and there were only good things said about Darren, he’s professional, friendly and just so smiley! Neither of us are photogenic or know how to work the camera, but Darren was professional throughout, his go with the flow and laid back personality really helped, the outcome of the photos are amazing, we love how natural some of the shots are and he’s captured some good family group pictures too! MASSIVE THANK YOU for your kindness and just being you!
    Much appreciated, from Zara, Jason and our new addition little jax =)
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    magical photos to reflect back on

    I thoroughly recommend working with Darren, as s wedding planner, suppliers are important on so many levels, the couples special day first and foremost is all about them and everyone working together to ensure their day is magical needs to work in unison. So many things behind the scenes need to be thought through and working together is essential. Darren did all of this and beyond and what the couples want is magical photos to reflect back on their special day capturing every key moment to recall all the memories - Darren did just that. It was great working with you Darren, thank you :)
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    You made us all feel so comfortable

    Darren!
    Me and Jesse can’t thank you enough!
    One thing we’ve both done right together was choosing you to photograph our BIG day!
    I’ve never felt so relaxed and natural around a camera , you made us all feel so comfortable and always worked with us! Everyone absolutely loved you and your way of working.
    Your made our day even more special.
    The way you worked with all the kids was magical. You have made my grandparents the happiest people by making their wish come true with the picture of all the grandkids.
    So again.
    THANK YOU SO MUCH! You rock!!
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    feel very at ease and comfortable

    I can't express enough how pleased we were with Darren and his work. We had a very small wedding and he very kindly agreed to take on a smaller project. Our experience on the day was great, Darren really helped both of us (two very otherwise awkward and stiff in front of a camera individuals) feel very at ease and comfortable. We had lots of fun and that was perfectly captured in the photos. Talking about the photos, they were absolutely stunning and delivered so quickly. Everyone who saw them was impressed and we keep going back to have a quick peek at them every day. Big big thank you to you Darren!

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