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No cheese - Just good vibes! For couples who just want the best day ever. I'll help you feel like you're not even in front of the camera and adopt a photojournalistic style to ensure each image is authentic and captivating. From those in-between laughs to those emotional glances, I will create you a gallery of memories without turning your wedding day into a photoshoot

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.

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Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Pre wedding
Mini albums
Digital album
High resolution photos

What does the wedding package include?

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

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?


Can you travel?

Yes, worldwide baby!

What is the charge for travelling?

Reasonable charges may apply!

What style of photos do you take?

Photo journalism

What kind of technology do you use?


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?


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


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


Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?


Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

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


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?


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
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Reviews for Reality Photography

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Joshua R. Sent on 28/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing through and through

From the moment we met Darren we knew we had found our wedding photographer. Darren shot our wedding in August at East Mersea Hall, having traveled all the way to us to make sure our special day was captured in its entirety.
From start to finish he captured not just every main moment but all the little ones in between as well, I swear he must have been in 2 places at once for some of them! His photos are stunning visually while keeping the charm, story, and character of the day itself.
His professionalism and personality made the essential group shots not just quick and painless, but also fun. And we loved laughing along with him during the many different couple sessions throughout the day.
Above all else we felt safe knowing that Darren was our photographer, putting our minds at ease for one of the biggest parts of our wedding. He even stayed till the end and came to the rescue of some guests after a mix up with cabs!!
Cannot recommend Darren enough!!
Hilary A. Sent on 16/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Reality photography

We had a wonderful wedding day and Darren captured it perfectly for us.
His interaction with our guests was great which resulted in lovely relaxed photos.
We would highly recommend Reality Photography.
Montana Sent on 14/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Darren is far more than a photographer 🌟

We actually hired Darren after meeting him at a friends wedding. The way the bride was chatting to him, i thought he was friends of the couples! He is a thoroughly lovely person, makes you feel at ease and you have a laugh with him.

We shortly booked him for our wedding and I can honestly say, we had absolutely no regrets. His prices are fair, and he just goes above and beyond on the day. There were times where he genuinely felt like part of the bridesmaids.

Not only are you paying for the most beautiful and natural photos of your wedding day, you get a Wonderful person to capture your day!

If you’re reading this - do not look elsewhere. Your only regret will be not booking Darren!
Jonathan F. Sent on 21/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

We. Love. Darren.

Darren was an amazing wedding photographer. Kind, friendly, and made everyone feel at ease. The pictures show it!
Ben Sent on 30/06/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Luke R. Sent on 20/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

What a Top Man!

Well what can we say, Darren was an absolute diamond on our wedding day! We first met Darren at a friends wedding, and thought he was so friendly and the photos were amazing, we had to book him for our own wedding.

From start to finish, Darren was more than just a photographer, and felt like part of the wedding party! Everybody was at ease and relaxed, as Darren worked his magic, and so many of our guests later commented how amazing he was! He's also like a photography ninja, there are so many photos in our gallery, where we don't even remember seeing Darren capturing the moment!

There's not enough we can say to commend him high enough, but if anybody is looking for a wedding photographer, don't even think twice and get Darren booked for your big day!
Nicky B. Sent on 17/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing experience and photos

Darren was amazing on our wedding day. He made us all feel really relaxed, and took lovely composed shots and also relaxed photos. Everyone commented that he was a lovely chap, would happily recommend him to all! Thanks Darren
Jemma S. Sent on 12/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Above and beyond!

Highly recommend Darren if you’re looking for a photographer for your big day! We both had so many questions about how it would all work and he was amazing at supporting us right from day one! On the day he was so organised and made us feel at ease, he was amazing when I was panicking about being late to my own wedding!!
He was so accommodating to our wishes, we did a ‘secret’ shoot to use as baby announcement pictures as I was newly pregnant at the time!
We absolutely love how our pictures turned out and couldn’t have asked for more! So much more than just an amazing photographer!
Laura T. Sent on 17/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

What a guy

We've just got our photos back from our 21st July wedding and we are totally in love. They captured our day perfectly and were totally worth the wait. Darren was absolutely wonderful from start to finish - we had an online chat with him in one of the 2020 lockdowns, we had 4 'interviews' booked in but after meeting Darren 2nd we cancelled the rest as we knew he was the one for us. He completely put us at ease and knew that on the day itself he wouldn't make us feel even more awkward as you naturally do when someone is following your every move taking your picture!

Fast forward two years and in the run up to the day he provided us very clear information on how the day would work from his perspective and gave us some tips to think about as well. He was with us from bridal and groom prep, all the way through to the late night drunken dancing. We got so many comments on how nice a man he was from our guests and how well he just fitted in with the crowd, chatting away, having some giggles - all while getting those sneaky natural shots in.

Now to the most important part - the photographs! We received our 'sneak peaks' after a week and they gave us a beautiful taste of what was to come. We last week received over 1500 beautifully thought about and edited photos to give us memories to last a life time. We cannot thank him enough for being a part of our day and for our beautiful photographs. We will recommend him to anyone who needs a wedding photographer and if we ever renew our vows we'll be sure to hire Darren again!

Priyanka P. Sent on 18/11/2022
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Priyanka and Chris

Not only taking the most amazing pictures, Darren made sure we were looked after and everyone was comfortable on our big day. Thank you!
Jess G. Sent on 29/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Utterly Fantastic

Darren was such an amazing presence to have on our wedding day and I can’t think of having another photographer! From the very start of our process he was great and I cannot recommend him highly enough. After the day when we saw our photos we were even more blown away and completely thrilled with how he captured the magic of our day.
Emma R. Sent on 19/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The BEST!!!!

Darren (reality photography) couldn't have been any better. From first contact right until receiving our very special photo album 🥰 Darren spoke to us the whole time (we booked him 2years before our wedding). Evening zoom meetings, in person meetings and pre-wedding (late engagement photo shoot) to the wedding day it's self, Nothing was too much for him.
He's such a down to earth man and on the wedding day he was perfect, arrived early and captured every single minute of our special day (including the pets). Everyone loved him and he wasn't just a photographer but he felt like a guest at our wedding and he was treated just like one. He spoke to anyone who wished to speak to him all whilst capturing sneaky photos.
Not even 24hours after our wedding we were sent our 'Sneak peak' pictures and well, we cried.
2weeks later, our full album was sent over and again we cried some more, but also, we sent the link over to our guest, who also cried - he captured the most precious, unplanned moments.
The worst part of having reality photography - having to pick 50(soon changed to 100) photos to go in our special album!!
Highly recommend.
We cannot wait to catch up with Darren and talk all things weddings again ❤️

Thank you from Mrs & Mrs wakeling 🐢
Alison H. Sent on 21/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Just the best

Darren was just fantastic. From our initial meeting over zoom I knew he was right for us. Being a couple who hate posing for photos we dreaded this part of our wedding. But Darren made it so easy, and personal. I said to him on the day he felt like he was just another one of our guests, another friend there to spend the day with us. He was funny and great to have around in the morning, myself and my bridesmaids had such a laugh with him and he really put us at ease. The photos he took are beautiful and fun, and capture our personalities and the moments from the day so so well. We would recommend Darren to anyone!
Gemma S. Sent on 17/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The best wedding photographer ever!

Honestly the absolute best photographer for your wedding! Couldn't recommend Darren highly enough!
He has been spot on from the day we met him through lockdown and changes of dates to the actual big date. He navigated a bit of a controlling bride perfectly and came to our rescue when our usher missed the bus and just made every second of our day a laugh from start to finish. He charmed both mothers, children and grandmas a like with his whitty charm and just felt like a guest, not our photographer.
The photos themselves are just the most beautiful set of photos we have ever seen! We can't believe the incredible moments that have been captured and we just can't stop looking through them seeing something new in each one!
Darren was an absolute star the whole way through our experience. Our family couldn't compliment him enough and neither can we. If you need an amazing, compassionate, magician of a photographer Reality Photography is the one for you!

Thank you Darren (Sheriff) for everything our day wouldn't have been as smooth and as special without you!
Victoria O. Sent on 25/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely fantastic!

We're so glad we chose Darren as our photographer! We genuinely can't emphasise how good he is and how impressed we were.

Darren made everyone feel comfortable with a camera around, even the most camera-shy guests! We had so much positive feedback about him during the day and for weeks after, everyone was really impressed and it felt as if he was a guest rather than the photographer which was lovely – I have never been to a wedding where that’s the case and it shows in the natural photos that he achieved! Everyone is very sorry they won’t see him again! We can't say enough positive words; he is such a nice, caring person and you can tell that he has a lot of experience with people and noticing things during the day in addition to the photography (eg. noticing I needed water! etc).

The photographs are beautiful and we had the best time reliving the day! He caught so many moments and lots of memories. We can't recommend him enough.
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