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On since 2021

Last update: February 2024

SaywellHQ is a wedding photography company based in Newton, Nottinghamshire, England. Owner Andy is not a fan of traditional photography and stuffy poses that serve only to constrain the very happiness they’re meant to celebrate. He understands that your love story is precious and unlike any other, and you deserve a collection that reflects your unique style and personality. Andy's relaxed, unobtrusive approach is designed to capture beautiful moments, not to manufacture them. Andy is a sought-after documentary wedding photographer and is often booked two years ahead of time, so please get in touch early to secure his services.

Services Offered

Andy is based in Nottingham but photographs weddings all over the UK. Four, Eight and Ten-hour coverage options are available. Package features include editing services, high-resolution digital images, and a secure online gallery you can share with family and friends.

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Mini albums
High resolution photos

What does the wedding package include?

Every photograph delivered in both Colour with some Black & White Full set of High-Resolution Images for download in a secure online gallery A wedding slideshow for downloading and sharing

How far in advance should I contact you?

Summer dates usually get booked up to 18 months in advance, so get in as early as you can!

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?


Can you travel?

Yes, nottingham Derby Leicester Lincoln UK

What is the charge for travelling?

All travel costs are covered in my full day price

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?

I pride myself on not being a ‘traditional wedding photographer’, you won’t catch me climbing up a ladder bossing your guests around, I won’t make everybody stand in a ‘love heart’ shape group photo!

What kind of equipment do you use?

I'm a Sony A1 user, all images are backed up to multiple cards on a wedding day and are backed up to 3 other drives after the wedding, including the cloud

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, all my wedding couples have access to their wedding images via my online secure gallery system. From here images can be downloaded, shared, favourite and printed

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 charge a fee per hour outside what was originally agreed. My packages are set so there really is no need to pay for extra hours

What are the forms of payment?

I accept paypal/debit/credit cards and bank transfer

How do you work?

I work in such an unobtrusive way that you’ll hardly know that I’m there

Served in

Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire

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Reviews for SaywellHQ

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23 reviews
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Cherie M. Sent on 19/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

An Absolute Star!

As a couple who don't have many photos of themselves, we were nervous about getting a wedding photographer. One thing we noted in recommendations for Andy was that he was a wedding photographer for people who don't like having their photos taken.

We can also attest to this fact as a lot of our guests were surprised with how many candid photos were taken without them realising!

He kept us updated throughout the process, his blog was really useful and he was really responsive with emails, answering any questions we had super quickly. His experience with weddings meant he was really helpful providing advice on how the day should run. He gave us an idea when key photography moments should be happening in the day and the most practical way to make sure they're captured well (his advice for the confetti shot helped it go smoothly).

What worked well for us is that he doesn't do a lot of formal photos and helped us narrow down the important family photos, so we were able to capture those moments without spending too long telling people where to stand in hot weather.

The turnaround for the online gallery was really prompt, and we were able to see all of the photos by the time we were back from the honeymoon. We adore our wedding photos- they truly captured the atmosphere of our special day!

We ordered a framed wedding album and two parent copies. Andy was helpful throughout the process, providing his recommended layout but was also open to our requests to change photos, which took the stress out of putting together a layout ourselves! We absolutely love our album and keep flicking through it, and the parent albums were very well received.

In our introductory call with Andy he advised the most important thing is having vendors you get on well with, and that is something we definitely got from Andy!
Heidi M. Sent on 19/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Relaxed and professional

Andy was brilliant, relaxed helpful and well equipped with his bum bag full of emergency equipment ie tissues when the bride started crying. Thanks x You don’t notice him there and shoot’s really fabulous shots , that are relaxed and natural. We are overwhelmed with the photos as both myself and my husband do not like being centre of attention.
We would definitely recommend his services you will not be disappointed.
Michele G. Sent on 14/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fabulous and professional guy

From the minute I met Andy, I knew he was the right photographer for us. I didn’t want the entire formal photos to be ‘Stand here, smile’ and get face ache. I did have some formals but most were natural, capture the moment photos. I’m waiting for the album, but I’ve no doubt it will be fantastic.
Gen P. Sent on 27/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best wedding photographer we could ask for!

Andy was the best wedding photographer we could have asked for. In the lead up he made sure to understand what we wanted from our wedding day and made sure to be on the same page as us about how the day would look and was quick to reply to emails. Then on our wedding day he was SUPER! He helped us to keep the day on schedule, was so helpful if we needed to ask him any questions, and made sure that all of our formal shots were done quickly but to a high standard. He was a big part of making us feel at ease on our wedding day while also getting some amazing shots. After, we didn't have to wait long either to receive our wedding pictures which we really appreciated. Genuinely, couldn't recommend enough!
Dawn Sent on 03/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Simply the best !

Absolutely fantastic from start to finish, highly recommend Andy.

I am so pleased we used him to capture our special day. His attention to detail and ability to capture emotions in each shot is amazing.

We last minute decided to go with the photo film and he didn’t disappoint! Edited perfectly capturing the whole day!

Cannot fault Andy in anyway. You only get one chance to capture the day and he couldn’t have done it any better.

He’s definitely found his vocation.

Thank you Andy
Kathryn O. Sent on 19/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Andy is just the best!

I would absolutely recommend having Andy as your photographer. The whole booking process was super straight forward, Andy wasn’t pushy or a ‘salesman’ but instead he really cares about knowing as much as possible about you as a couple and figuring out if he is the right fit for the wedding. He kept in touch throughout the wedding planning process and made us feel super calm about the day.

On the day Andy was so friendly and made us feel completely at ease. Our guests loved him also! He was there to capture so many amazing moments but he also never imposed himself. We are so in love with our wedding photos! They are natural, relaxed and fun; just everything we wanted. I’ve had so many family and friends reach out to tell me how great the photos are and what an amazing job Andy did.
Photos were delivered super quickly and we couldn’t be happier. Thank you Andy!
Margarita P. Sent on 11/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Love the pictures

He is super professional and easy, very puntual and helper. You can forgive he is there but then... The amazing Fotos are there!
Lynne Sent on 03/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating


Andy was exactly what we were looking for, relaxed and informal documentary style photos which really captures the emotions of the day. Andy is very thorough and has excellent communication throughout the process to give you complete peace of mind
Becky Sent on 02/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing photos!

Getting back from our honeymoon to those photos was like reliving the day again! Andy really captured the energy of the day, they're honestly so beautiful and we couldn't be happier with them! The documentary style that Andy goes for is really different but it captures the emotions from everyone. Andy was great from start to finish, speaking to us before the wedding via zoom about the day and what we wanted. Even the formal shots are beautiful. Thank you so much!
Roisin R. Sent on 03/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic communicator, great value for money, puts you at ease :)

When we first started looking for a wedding photographer we were drawn to how detailed and helpful Andy's website is - such as his availability calendar, transparency of pricing and packages on offer, plus his excellent video guides. Before we had even met Andy over Zoom we felt confident that he would capture the day in a natural and candid way whilst making us feel totally at ease. We opted for the top package that included full videos of our ceremony and speeches and were very impressed with the outcome of these which were also captured by Andy's assistant, Isabelle. This is likely to be the only time that so many of our family and friends are together in one place, so it was important that the biggest day of our lives was captured professionally and it's clear that Andy takes great pride in his work. Thank you Andy!
Richard K. Sent on 25/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A wonderful photographer; we couldn't be happier!

Our experience with Andy was everything we could have hoped for from a wedding photographer.

From start to finish he was friendly, professional and quick to respond whenever we needed to ask him something.

Andy was brilliant on the day; he helped everyone relax and his candid style of photography worked really well, even though we had an intimate wedding with a small number of guests.
Due to personal circumstances, flexibility with some of the evening timings was required and Andy was happy to accommodate, which we really appreciated.

We're over the moon with how the photos turned out and everyone has commented on how he really managed to capture the emotion/happiness of the day!
The photofilm was also really well put together and, along with the photos, is a wonderful memento of the wedding.

We're hoping to hold a bigger wedding reception for extended family in a few years' time and we'll definitely be reaching out to him again for that!
Izzy Sent on 23/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best photographer we could have ever imagined!

Andy was incredible from the day we booked him. His communication is outstanding and his photo's were better than we ever could have imagined! We would recommend him over and over again.
Olivia D. Sent on 26/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely excellent, couldn’t recommend highly enough

Throughout the whole process Andy was so helpful and professional and the photos are exceptional. On the day you wouldn’t even know he was there but somehow he managed to capture absolutely everything. We wouldn’t recommend anyone else
Nikki T. Sent on 28/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Credit to his art

As a photographer in my previous career getting the correct photographer for our wedding day was one my top priorities.

We had a small intimate wedding of only 12 in total and we were looking for someone who would be able to capture the closeness and family bond within our little unit. Andy's documentary style fit this bill perfectly.

Throughout the build up to the day Andy kept in constant contact. Even when an unplanned pregnancy was thrown into the mix. Andy was there to help when my pregnancy brain failed me and I was forgetting small details.

On the day itself Andy was amazing. He was brilliant with our small children and everyone felt totally at ease. The only way I can think to describe him is as a fly on the wall. Observering everything and capturing even the tiniest details of the day. Never missing an opportunity for the perfect, meaningful and emotive shot.
Even in the rain and blustery cold winds Andy went out of his way to capture our outdoor shots.
Andy also kept both myself (bride) and groom up to date on anything that was happening that might of been slightly out of plan. He made sure there was no stress on either of us and had eyes and ears on everything. Even when I was worried about my children, he knew exactly who's arms they were safely in to reassure me.

The gallery itself is beautiful and a credit to Andy and his artform. With every photograph you can see the thought that has gone into the shot and how much he does truly love what he does.

I cannot fault a single thing.
Emily Sent on 29/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

So happy with our photos!

Booking Andy as our photographer was one of the BEST choices we made when planning our wedding. Not only is Andy professional and so friendly, he is also so helpful with everything, nothing was to much.
We only had such a small wedding but Andy still made just as much effort as if it was a big wedding, everyone kept commenting on how helpful and friendly Andy was.
The photos he captured are beautiful and we will cherish them for a life time!
Thank you so much Andy!!
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