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On since 2022

Last update: May 2024

Will is a Dorset-based wedding photographer located in Weymouth, covering the whole of the UK. Will takes a relaxed, documentary-style approach to capturing celebrations. He also prides himself on the "sustainable photography" business model that he has built for himself. This means that he tries to minimize his impact on the world by using second-hand equipment and donating a portion of his profits to environmental charities. He also tries to reduce his carbon footprint by not accepting assignments which require flights.

Services Offered

Utilising both digital and film photography, Will specialises in unposed and reportage-style pictures. Will knows first-hand the chaos and excitement that can go into wedding planning and is here to make sure that things remain laidback and casual. He invites you to give him a shout if you think he sounds like a good fit. He would be more than happy to answer any questions you might have and share his pricing guide.

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Pre wedding
Post wedding
Mini albums
Digital album
High resolution photos

What does the wedding package include?

All wedding packages include: Pre-wedding meeting. Wedding day photography. An online album. A pack of six 6x4" fine art prints. Optional extras are also available

How far in advance should I contact you?

Whenever you need to! The further in advance the better

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?


Can you travel?

Yes, the whole of the UK or any European destination where I can drive

What is the charge for travelling?

45p per mile outside a 30 mile radius of Weymouth, Dorset. If an overnight stay is required then additional fees may be requested

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?

My background in street photography means that I'm able to blend in to the background and get truly unposed and candid photos

What kind of equipment do you use?

2x digital cameras (Sony A7iii). 1x film camera (Nikon F3). Flash. Drone

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, personal website

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?

£300 per hour over the agreed number

What are the forms of payment?

Bank transfer or PayPal

How do you work?

I work by blending in to the background as much as possible. I think that when people can't see the camera you get the truly intimate and candid moments which you'll treasure forever!

Served in

Bristol and Dorset

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Reviews for William Lane Photography

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Hitched Wedding Awards 2024 Winner
5.0 out of 5 rating
23 reviews
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Pierre-Louis D. Sent on 28/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Awesome friendly photographer!

Will was our photographer for our wedding in Dorset and he managed to do an excellent job capturing our intimate wedding (12 people in total). He was laid back and available before the wedding to go through certain elements of the day, making sure everything was clear. On the day Will blended in very well and all our guest gave great feedback on his humour and on the quality of his work. We were very satisfied with his pictures and would highly recommend :)
Andy P. Sent on 08/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing end to end experience

Will was absolutely perfect for us. He was super friendly and laid back, putting us totally at ease when we met before the wedding and on the day itself. He was very responsive in the build up and went to visit all the different locations on the day beforehand so he had scoped out the best photo spots already, even going above and beyond by wading into a river for the perfect shot! The photos of the day were absolutely incredible - they perfectly captured the vibe of the day and we can’t thank Will enough. Would recommend 100%
Sophie B. Sent on 13/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Blown away !

We found will on hitched , he emailed back so quickly we had a few zoom calls and he was in constant contact throughout the lead up to the wedding. He arrived and made everyone laugh and alleviated the nerves went above and beyond and it felt like a friend was with us for the whole day. Our photos are amazing we can't stop looking at them and all our friends and family love them as much as they loved will on the day !
We are so glad we chose Will and would definitely recommend for anyone planning their wedding.
Tom T. Sent on 16/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Truly amazing!

This review has taken ages to write. See, it’s hard to find adequate words to describe quite how incredible a photographer Will is. I don’t just mean the photos you get at the end - although, it cannot be stated enough how great those are. There’s so much life and vibrancy in them, looking at them makes you feel like you’re back in the midst of the party!

No the real reason Will is such an incredible photographer is because he becomes such a part of the party. He fits in so well that he’s able to get the most truly candid photos because people are able to relax with him around. He acknowledges the ridiculous nature of staged photos and even makes those a pleasure which is no easy feat!

He becomes an indispensable advisor and most importantly a friend, whilst taking the most beautiful photos ever. You really couldn’t do better. Thank you so much Will, you really helped make our day memorable.
Aimee S. Sent on 23/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The best photographer... EVER

Will photographed our wedding in June, and he was absolutely fantastic!
He was there while we were getting ourselves ready and he totally made us feel relaxed and at ease.
His candid style was perfect and he captured some truly special moments that we are now able to relive.
He listened to everything we wanted, and merged in with our friends and family who all complimented how friendly he was!
After the wedding we received a "sneak peak" that night, and then the communication in the run up to receiving all of our photos was great. Lots of updates and kept us in the loop.
Thanks so much, Will!
Vanessa W. Sent on 21/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

absolute legend and incredible photographer

I cannot recommend Will enough, amazing photos and managed to make friends with everyone. More than willing to help out when we needed it. If you're looking for a photographer for your wedding, get Will; you won't be disappointed.
Samantha M. Sent on 08/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Our Wedding Photographer

Will was amazing on the day and even stayed an extra hour. He captured our day so well and took some brilliant photos. We couldn’t recommend enough. Thank you so much!
Sophie W. Sent on 02/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing photographer, would give 10 stars if i could!

Our venue gave us a list of recommended photographers but none of them were what I was looking for. I came across Will's photos on Instagram and I was instantly impressed as his photos were fun and relaxed. Once I contacted Will, he was so friendly and reassured me that he loved photographing both children and dogs, which was important for me.

We went for the package that included an engagement shoot, which was really reasonably priced given what was included. We had the engagement shoot, 4 months before our wedding and Will kindly allowed us to bring our baby and dog to take part. He was lovely to both the baby and the dog and the photos were amazing.

We had a pre wedding chat 2 weeks before and then Will sent us a form to complete so he could make sure that we had all the group photos we needed.

The weather forecast was very wet so I had a panic a couple of days before the wedding and Will was really calm and helpful in talking me out of my panic. He even dug through his hall cupboard to find some nice umbrellas to bring.

Will had not been to our venue before so he arrived an hour before our start time to scout out the venue. The forecast was correct and it was very wet so he would need to be creative to get some lovely shots. Will has such a relaxed and calm presence, which allows him to get candid photos without guests even realising he is there. I was worried about family politics and getting the group photos without offending anyone and Will managed it effortlessly.

Less than 24 hours after the wedding, Will sent a 'sneak peek' of 50 incredible photos. I have friends who married weeks ago who have yet to receive a single photo. My favourite photo has our baby laughing at my brother and I, and we were completely unaware it had been taken. I know when we receive the remainder of the photos that they will be equally amazing and we cannot wait to see the candids of our guests on the dancefloor.
Kerry B. Sent on 21/07/2023
4.6 out of 5 rating

Fantastic throughout

We had a very intimate wedding day with iuf parents and 6 year old son and Will captured it perfectly. He was professional throughout and guided us before with all the questions I had. He was fantastic with our and son made him feel part of the ceremony.
Our photos are amazing; exactly what we wanted. He managed to capture how special our day was and we are so grateful.
Lydia B. Sent on 17/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfectly captures the day

We had a small intimate family wedding and wanted a photographer to capture more natural shots from the day. Will did this perfectly and integrated himself into the day seamlessly. He took the time to understand our brief from an initial intro call and executed it perfectly. The photos were fantastic and he filtered them down for us so there was no need to go through 1000s.
Manoj S. Sent on 26/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful, professional, nothing to worry, no stress

Will is amazing and so professional. He takes care of everything, we were so relaxed and he captured all our beautiful moments.
Chloe Q. Sent on 08/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Experience - would highly recommend

Our photographer journey did not start well, we were left high and dry by our original photographer with no word and no refund. I messaged around and Will was so kind and understanding, he made it feel like talking to a friend. We had already decided we really liked his work and values, especially his sustainability, which is not something we had seen anywhere else.
On the day Will was incredible, you wouldn’t know he was there. Looking through the photos you would think he’d be obvious, but he really wasn’t. All of our friends and family have raved about how excellent he was, and we are so happy with the results.
Mark B. Sent on 16/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Will was amazing and the results were perfect! End to end the ultimate professional, great guy and very talented photographer.

We were delighted that Will photographed our Wedding! In the run up to the day it was great to sit down with Will and discuss a bit more of what we liked and the finer details of the day. On the day Will was amazing and the results were perfect! End to end the ultimate professional, great guy and very talented photographer. Thank you Will!
Jack B. Sent on 01/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing photos and a very friendly service

Will photographed our wedding back in September. Will managed to capture our wedding so much better than we could of hoped for. Not only did he blend into the wedding the whole day, he has given us memories that we didn't get to experience on the day.

I would highly recommend Will to capture your wedding
Kate S. Sent on 12/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic, Friendly and put us both at ease

Will did both our engagement shoot and our wedding shoot.
We did our engagement shoot at Durdle Door at Sunrise - at summer, this meant doing the hike there at 4:30am! He showed up, cheery faced and with a bottle of organic Prosecco for us (we liked it so much we now look out for it to buy it ourselves). He made the photoshoot such a fun experience, for 2 slightly awkward people in front of a camera, we loved the experience and the morning!

For our wedding, Will flew out to Portugal where we were holding out wedding and he joined me and my bridesmaids while we were getting ready and they all loved him and his personality - he became one of the gang while capturing the moment so beautifully.
During the wedding itself, he captured everything and every moment and, again, made us incredibly comfortable. Even when we had a lot of special requests here and there.

We couldn’t be happier with the result. Will is extremely thoughtful and easy to work with from beginning to end.

Do yourself a favour and safe yourself the stress - book Will. We’d recommend him to anyone.
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