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On since 2020

Last update: August 2023

River Xavier Photography is a service based out of Rotherham, South Yorkshire, specialising in weddings and other milestone moments. Owner and lead photographer River strives to create everlasting memories of one of the best days of his client's lives. His style combines fine art portraiture with documentary images providing clients with personalised collections of their memories. River’s wedding portraits are able to capture the romantic sparks of each celebration.

Services Offered

River Xavier Photography uses your narrative to tell the story of your day and create memories to cherish. Packages offer a pre-wedding meeting, photographic images or HD films that tell the story of your wedding from the preparations through to the reception. Images and film are professionally edited and available for you, your family, and friends to view using an online gallery. The final products are then presented to you in full HD via a gorgeous online gallery or optional USB in a beautiful presentation box. To ensure that every second of your day is captured, the services of a second photographer can be requested as well as additional hours.

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Pre wedding
Post wedding
Mini albums
Digital album
High resolution photos
Blu-ray or DVD with all the photos

What does the wedding package include?

Your wedding package includes a full day of wedding photography, all images are available on USB as well as a secure downloadable gallery for you to print and share. All images are fully edited

How far in advance should I contact you?

I often receive enquiries for the following year or the year after that. However, sometimes I have availability at short notice and will be happy to oblige

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?


Can you travel?


What is the charge for travelling?

I offer free travel within 50 miles, after that, travel is calculated at 25p per mile

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?

My style is a blend of fine art with a natural, documentary images to create beautiful memories of your day

What kind of equipment do you use?

I use two professional digital cameras with various lenses plus professional lighting equipment. I also have spare back up equipment available and video/ audio recording capabilities

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?


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 offer additional hours, this is often worked out before. Please contact me and we can discuss

What are the forms of payment?

Payments can be made via bank transfer or via a payment transfer to my business account. If you are local, payment can be made in cash. A receipt will be sent to you upon confirmation

How do you work?

I work with you, I arrive early at the venue and after planning your photos for the day and use a variety of techniques to gather your memories of your day

Served in

Derbyshire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire

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Reviews for River Xavier Photography

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Samantha S. Sent on 06/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful artistry through photogrpahy

River was so considerate and encouraging, throughout the day.
I didn't know he was there much of the time, he just kept clicking away taking the candid photo shots we had asked for.
Some of the photos he captured were amazing and they really captured our day.
Holly T. Sent on 19/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Photographer

Absolutely amazing photographer. love every single image that was captured! i can’t recommend enough! most beautiful shots and candid shots! , can’t recommend river enough! just a really great guy! that made us feel so at ease and comfortable!! just amazing!
Jill R. Sent on 18/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely outstanding and highly recommended

River is just such a lovely friendly guy, we felt at ease as soon as we met him, even having a coffee with him at our pre-shoot. Throughout our day he snapped away & all guests commented how nice he was yet never in the way or intruding one bit. Our photos are amazing, some really great photos. As well as the standard poses, the random ‘snap’s are equally as good, some really special moments captured. We cant praise River enough and happy to recommend him to anyone, what a lovely guy and his work is first class, so many photos to choose from now.
Kate E. Sent on 04/01/2024
4.8 out of 5 rating

Thoughtful and exactly what we were looking for

River was a pleasure to work with.
I have too many photos I love to pick a few to display.
Exactly what we wanted as a documentary view of our day.
He is thoughtful and creative and the photos came out amazing!
He listened to everything we wanted and even had some great surprises in the evening.
Really discreet throughput the day and even had some able to view ready for the reception which was an amazing suprise.
We couldn't have asked for better!
Natalie F. Sent on 21/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Exceptional wedding photography experience with River

We were fortunate to have River as our wedding photographer, and we cannot express enough how pleased we are with the exceptional service he provided. From the moment we hired him, River demonstrated a remarkable level of professionalism and collaboration.

One of the standout qualities of River's work was his seamless coordination with our other photographer. Their teamwork was evident, and they complemented each other's styles perfectly. It was clear that they were dedicated to capturing every moment of our special day from various perspectives.

River's unobtrusive presence was truly noteworthy. Throughout the entire event, he skillfully blended into the background, allowing us to enjoy our day without feeling constantly in the spotlight. We were pleasantly surprised to find that, despite his unassuming approach, he managed to capture the most precious and candid moments effortlessly.

What sets River apart is his ability to capture the essence of our wedding day in his photographs. The images he produced are nothing short of phenomenal. Each photo radiates with the genuine joy and emotion that filled the air that day. Looking through the selection, we are transported back to our special day.

We couldn't be happier with the results of River's work. His talent and professionalism exceeded our expectations, and we wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone seeking a wedding photographer who not only delivers outstanding images but also understands how to capture the true spirit of a joyous celebration. Thank you, River, for contributing to the lasting memories of our special day.
Katie S. Sent on 23/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Nothing was too much

River met with us prior to our wedding for a pre wedding photo shoot, he came to where we lived due to having a new baby. On the day he captured every single moment (and more) the photos are beautiful and to me the photos are the most important and I got exactly what I hoped for!
Natalie K. Sent on 08/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

You want this photographer!

River photographed our wedding at the end of May this year, and we cannot fault him for his professionalism, his stunning photography, his thoughtfulness, and incredible hard work making our photos and capturing our day perfectly! Cannot recommend him enough!
Ryan S. Sent on 17/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Could not have asked for anyone better!

My experience in dealing with River has been flawless from start to finish. He is polite, professional, very competitively priced, but above all, an extremely talented photographer. He did an amazing job at capturing every aspect of our big day. We received our photos back within 3 weeks from our wedding which was quicker than expected and we have not stopped looking at them! The online gallery is particularly well laid out and easy to use as well, very impressed. Thankyou very much for your service River, it has been an absolute pleasure!
Madaniyah A. Sent on 23/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Professional and beautiful photography

I booked River and he was absolutely amazing to work with!
He is easy to talk to and very receptive and open ideas, he also helped us figure out the best way to take advantage of various points in the day to get a wide variety of shots.
He was great corralling the guests for photos, as well as taking candid photos.
Everyone at the reception mentioned how friendly he. and I couldn't have found anyone better!
Adrian N. Sent on 02/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Great experience, and some breathtaking photos!

River was exceptional throughout the process. We had quite a tight time frame to organise the wedding, and River made the complete process enjoyable - from booking and initial virtual call, to the engagement shoot and the finally the big day. He has been professional, helpful and transparent at each step of the way.

Feedback from our family members is that he was very friendly, and half the time they didn't know he had taken their picture (which is a great skill to have).

Lastly, and most importantly, the wedding photos are amazing! River has a great artistic eye, and has captured some incredible moments in such a stylish way. 100% would recommend. Thank you so much for all your work, it is much appreciated.
Mark W. Sent on 29/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Really nice bloke and very professional

Couldn't of wished for a better photographer to help us document our special day. From the first time of meeting him he did everything that we asked for. The value for money was excellent as he spent around 10 hours with us throughout the day to make sure everything was captured including stuff we didn't see ourselves and we received over 700 photos.
Laura C. Sent on 29/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Highly Reccomend

Absolutely brilliant service from start to finish! Photos and album were Brill and just what we were after. Highly reccomend.
Ashley B. Sent on 08/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic Experience

River photographed our wedding and produced a fantastic album. He put both myself and wife who hate our photos being taken at ease. During our pre wedding shoot, he talked us through the whole process and captured some wonderful moments with our daughter.
Jo Woodhouse Sent on 28/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

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River did a amazing job at our wedding of May 2023. He was very professional,extremely kind,stayed a lot longer than the hours promised.
The photographs came back very quickly and was of a amazing many to choose from.
I would recommend River everytime.
Emma Sent on 08/10/2020
5 out of 5 rating


Great photographer! River is very professional, polite, has amazing attention to detail and plenty of ideas. The photos came out brilliantly :) would definitely recommend
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River Xavier Photography Real Weddings

Samantha & Martin
14 photos · 27/01/2024
Katie & Alfonso
32 photos · 13/02/2023
Samantha & Andrew
14 photos · 27/05/2021



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