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I’ve been a full-time wedding photographer since 2018 and have now documented over 300+ weddings throughout the UK and Europe including London, The Cotswolds, Cheshire, Warwickshire, Essex, Bristol, Italy and of course the North East of England where I am based. Over the years I’ve also won in excess of 150 industry awards.

My photography is driven by human interaction and emotion, observing and documenting the beautiful authentic and honest moments.

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Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Pre wedding
High resolution photos

What does the wedding package include?

My luxury collection covers your full day to 10pm. Private online gallery, previews, meetings, travel, print credit, bespoke presentation, pre-wedding shoot, priority edit and a 2-4 min highlight film

How far in advance should I contact you?

I work with just 30 select couples per year. So generally I have more dates available. My typical booking lead time is 6-18 months. More chance of an available date when booking as soon as possible

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?


Can you travel?

Yes, throughout the UK and Europe including London, The Cotswolds, Cheshire, Warwickshire, Essex, Bristol, Italy and of course the North East of England where I am based. I will travel anywhere

What is the charge for travelling?

All UK travel and accommodation costs are included in the price. There is no hidden costs. For destination weddings the travel and accommodation is included in the price

What style of photos do you take?

Photo journalism
Fine art photography

What kind of technology do you use?


Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

No. I try to stay away from anything thats 'on trend', cliché or a fad. I keep my photography consistent and editorially emotive. I document every wedding to showcase your story

What kind of equipment do you use?

The boring bit only photographers read: Sony camera bodies, currently A9 but moving to A7IV bodies soon as i now offer hybrid coverage (photo/video). Sony 35mm and 85mm lenses and speed lights

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, a continuously hosted Private & Secure online gallery for all of your images and a 4K photo slideshow – A great way to ensure you and your families always have easy access to your photos anytime

What's the delivery time for a photographic report?

2 months

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?

My collections dictate the time spent at weddings. I only stay late (10pm) if couples book my luxury or Complete collection. For my essential collection i leave at 8pm

What are the forms of payment?

All payments are taking via Bank Transfer and the booking process is completed online securely through my CRM system

How do you work?

My goal on your wedding day is to document your story, your friends, your family – I often use the phrase – ‘It’s a wedding day, not a photoshoot.’ This statement sums up my approach pretty well
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Ray Sawyer Real Weddings

Zeynep & Jacob
55 photos · 03/09/2023


5 the pentlands, chilton, durham, dl17 0qj DL170QJ Durham City (Durham)

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