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REVEALED: The 15 Most Popular Wedding Photographers of 2023

We've looked at the data and discovered the 15 most popular wedding photographers on Hitched this year - did yours make the cut?

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A bride standing on a boho style rug outside flanked by three bridesmaids on either side in rust toned mismatched bridesmaid dresses

Searching for the perfect wedding photographer? We’ve rounded up Hitched’s most popular wedding photographers of 2023 to inspire you.

These 15 photographers were contacted by more couples this year than any other on Hitched, so if you’re new to finding a photographer, this is a good place to start!

They all have rave reviews from real Hitched couples, and some even offer exclusive discounts through Hitched, so what are you waiting for? Read on to discover the most popular wedding photographers this year!

15 Most Popular Wedding Photographers on Hitched

Here are the 15 wedding photographers most popular with Hitched couples in 2023.

1. Big Day Productions - Nationwide

Two grooms wearing tuxedos walking in the foreground followed by several groomsmen also in tuxedos holding up smoke cannons releasing rainbow coloured smoke

With over 140 five-star reviews from thrilled Hitched couples, it’s not hard to see why Big Day Productions is our most popular wedding photographer of 2023!

The team at Big Day Productions specialises in photography and film, and they cover the whole of the UK. Offering a broad range of photography and film packages, you’re guaranteed to find one that suits your needs and budget. 

They have a natural photography style that allows them to unobtrusively capture all the most magical moments of your day, and have packages starting from just two hours of coverage, allowing you plenty of flexibility.

  • Pricing: From £350
  • Deals: Three deals currently available to Hitched couples on their listing

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2. Thistle + Stone Photography - Lothian & Borders

A groom in a suit and a bride in a blue wedding sari embrace and smile at each other as the wind blows around them on a hilltop

Sarah is the wedding photographer behind Thistle + Stone Photography, and she covers intimate weddings and elopements across the whole of the UK. 

Originally from America but now based in Scotland, she’s spent the last decade ‘telling love stories through her camera’, and has plenty of glowing reviews from happy Hitched couples on her listing to show for it. 

"I am here for the imperfect and raw moments, for the dirty boots and messy hair and I think that is the age we have come into - I am HYPED about it!" Says Sarah.

"To see so many people throwing tradition to the wind and celebrating their love in a way that is personal and intentional, and to have the privilege to capture it...it's incredible! What an honour it has been to help so many couples craft their perfect and authentic wedding celebration and to tell their story along the way!"

She offers a range of services, including bespoke wedding packages, engagement sessions, and printed photos and albums too. 

  • Pricing: From £1,350
  • Deals: Couples can receive £500 off Scottish elopements in 2024, head to Thistle + Stone's listing to find out more!

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3. Bexhill Film Company - East Sussex

A groom in a suit and a bride in a blue strapless dress smile and laugh as they walk through rows of their guests throwing confetti

Bexhill Film Company is an award-winning collective of wedding photographers and film makers, who pride themselves on their wide range of wedding coverage packages.

They’ve received 40 five-star reviews on Hitched from delighted couples, many of whom mention the quality of the work. 

Their photography packages start from just £1,200 and build up with a range of different add-ons available so you can choose a wedding photography package that perfectly suits your requirements.

  • Pricing: From £1,200
  • Deals: Discover three deals for Hitched couples on their listing for the next year

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4. Waterfall Weddings - Tyne & Wear

A groom in traditional indian wedding wear and a bride in a red indian wedding outfit laugh and twirl together outside of a wedding venue

At number four in our most popular wedding photographer round up, we have two-times Hitched Wedding Awards winner Waterfall Weddings.

They provide photography and film services across the whole of the UK, and with a team of five are easily able to cater to weddings of all sizes. 

With over 25 glowing reviews from happy couples, and a budget-friendly price point, it’s not hard to see why they’re so popular with Hitched couples!

  • Pricing: From £750

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5. Lisa Cowen Photography - Cheshire

A bride and groom smile at each other as they stand outside a stately home wedding venue

Lisa Cowen Photography has over 80 five-star reviews on Hitched, which explains why she also won a coveted Hitched Wedding Award!

She offers a range of exclusive wedding packages, allowing you to choose the level of service that works best for you. You’ll receive a digital online gallery of your images to download approximately a fortnight after your big day.

When asked what it means to be one of the most popular wedding photographers on Hitched for 2023, Lisa said: "My job is to capture and create beautiful images... and 500 weddings later, I'm still madly in love! My style is natural, simple and beautiful - with clean lines and no fuss - reflected not only in my photos, but also in the way that I work."

  • Pricing: From £200

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6. Lovell Photography - Cardiff

Two grooms touching their foreheads together and smiling at each other in a loving way in front of a backdrop illuminated by candles

Lovell Photography have received two Hitched Wedding Awards, and it’s not hard to see why when you browse through over 100 rave reviews on their listing!

If you’re looking for a photographer to capture every moment, photographer Keri could be the one - in his own words: “I don't go home straight after the first dance, let's get on the dancefloor!”

Every full experience package includes £200 worth of luxury prints, and you’ll also get drone photography included on your day. As well as this, couples can also take advantage of a telephone audio guestbook in all packages!

"I'm a sucker for a love story, a full dancefloor and making images you can really feel," says Keri - if that sounds like your vibe, then what are you waiting for?

  • Pricing: From £795
  • Deals: Hitched couples can get £500 off select winter wedding dates (valid until 29/02/2024)

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7. Tom Groves Photos - Cheshire

A bride beams and laughs at the camera as she is surrounded by three bridesmaids in white dresses, clutching bouquets of colourful flowers

This documentary style photographer is based in the north west, but covers weddings across the UK, as well as destination weddings too. 

Tom Groves Photos is a firm favourite with Hitched couples, with over 50 five-star reviews and a Hitched Wedding Award to boot! 

"I'm thrilled to be named as one of Hitched's most popular wedding photographers for 2023!" Says Tom.

"Capturing my couples weddings is so much more than just a job to me —it's my heartbeat. Each wedding is a piece of the magic, and being named one of the most popular photographers? It's like catching the bouquet every time!"

Whether you want natural, candid wedding photography, or a package that incorporates videography too, Tom Groves Photos will work with you to create bespoke packages to suit your needs. Packages include a pre-wedding meeting, a venue visit, an online album and full printing rights.

  • Pricing: From £1,000
  • Deals: Hitched couples can receive 20% off midweek weddings on select dates in 2024

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8. Daniel James Photography - Essex

A bride stands on the terrace of a wedding venue looking out at the view as she's photographed from behind through the open doors

Daniel James Photography specialises in fine art photography, and covers weddings across the whole of the UK. 

Photographer Daniel combines a photojournalistic approach with classic fine art photography, to capture unique and captivating photographs of your wedding. You can book him for up to 12 hours of coverage, and receive between 400 - 2,000 edited photos in a private online gallery after the big day. He has over 20 five-star reviews from delighted couples on his Hitched listing, if you fancy any further reading!

  • Pricing: From £1,500

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9. Shot Differently - Leicestershire

A groom laughs and smiles as he dips his bride back ready for a kiss outdoors on a summer day

Shot Differently is a wedding photography business run by Ben, who prides himself on shooting fun weddings, with a vibrant, contemporary and joyful feel. 

He’s been shooting weddings for 16 years, has won a Hitched Wedding Award and has gathered over 30 glowing reviews from happy Hitched couples - not hard to see why he’s one of our most popular wedding photographers of 2023, is it?

  • Pricing: From £695
  • Deals: Exclusive 10% discount for Hitched couples available via their Hitched listing

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10. Mark Chivers Photography - London

A bride in a light blue lace tea dress and a groom in a red mod style suit smile and laugh at each other on a bridge in london

Based in West London, Mark Chivers Photography has been photographing weddings for over 15 years. 

Owner and lead photographer Mark has won two Hitched Wedding Awards, and has racked up nearly 60 five-star reviews on Hitched. 

He offers a range of wedding packages, including additional details such as engagement shoots and extra hours on your wedding day. His most popular package includes two photographers, an online gallery for your images, and a USB key plus a beautiful presentation case. 

  • Pricing: From £400

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11. Martin James Photography & Videography - Essex

A couple in traditional asian wedding clothes pose next to a pond at a wedding venue

Martin James Photography & Videography is a firm favourite with Hitched nearlyweds and newlyweds alike - you only have to see the 100+ five-star reviews he has on Hitched to find out why!

He’s won multiple awards, including a Hitched Wedding Award, and has over 10 years’ experience in wedding photography. Offering a range of packages, Martin ensures he has something to suit every couple’s needs. 

"Being a successful wedding photographer is like being a therapist, mediator, and artist all rolled into one," says Martin. "You're there to capture the smiles, dry the tears, and occasionally remind the drunken cousin that this is no place for a family drama!"

  • Pricing: From £1,000

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12. The Menagerie - Lifestyle Photography - Essex

Two grooms, one in a black suit and one in a check suit with heeled white chelsea boots, hold hands and stand close to each other close to the sea on a beach

Maryann, the owner of The Menagerie - Lifestyle Photography, splits her time between Cornwall and Essex and covers the rest of the UK and beyond.

She is a recipient of a Hitched Wedding Award and has 20 five-star reviews on her Hitched listing from thrilled couples who value her range of packages. All packages include pre-wedding consultations, an unlimited number of edited images and a secure online gallery.

  • Pricing: From £650
  • Deals: Two deals available on their Hitched listing, including late availability and blue light discounts

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13. Philip Bedford Wedding Photography - London

A bride and groom smile at each other as they stand outside in the rain with an umbrella up above them

Philip Bedford Wedding Photography is based in London, and covers weddings across the south of England. 

He’s won a Hitched Wedding Award twice now, and has been photographing weddings for over 10 years. With close to 50 five-star reviews on his Hitched listing, it’s not hard to see why Philip is so popular with Hitched couples. 

"I've been working with Hitched for the best part of five years, and the platform has been great for connecting with new clients. Ultimately, I'm incredibly grateful to everyone who hires me for their wedding, it keeps me doing what I love and food in my belly," says Philip. "Thanks to my clients, and to Hitched, for supporting small businesses in the wedding industry!" 

You can browse a range of bespoke wedding photography packages with Philip to ensure your precise wedding needs are met.

  • Pricing: From £1,000
  • Deals: Hitched couples can receive £100 off if they book through Hitched for a limited time!

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14. Blue Lily Weddings - Nationwide

A bride wipes away a tear at her wedding ceremony as she stands next to her groom in an outdoor ceremony, whilst her four bridesmaids look on

Based in Lydd, England, Blue Lily Weddings is owned and operated by wedding photographer Marek. 

He has over 20 five-star reviews from delighted Hitched couples, and won a Hitched Wedding Award in 2022 as a result! Marek covers weddings across the UK and abroad, with a range of packages to choose from. 

The standard package includes all-day coverage, a minimum of 500 edited photos displayed in a secure online gallery and a personalised USB, with the option to add on albums and prints.

  • Pricing: From £750

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15. Context Photography - Nationwide

A bride dressed in a boho wedding dress and a groom in a waistcoat and bow tie smile as they walk through a field hand in hand

Owner and lead photographer of Context Photography Chris Giles offers a modern, reportage style of wedding photography that results in natural, candid photos you’ll cherish forever.

All of his reviews on Hitched are five stars, with many praising his ‘lovely nature’. You can choose from a range of packages, to suit all budgets and styles of wedding, and you’ll receive between 600 - 800 professionally edited images once the day is over. 

  • Pricing: From £900

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Which one is your favourite? If you want to browse even more, make sure you head to the wedding photographer section on Hitched now. 

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