WE ARE SAWYER AND SAWYER...
RAY, BEE, TOBIAS + ELODIE
MODERN AUTHENTIC PHOTOGRAPHY
I love fun, laughter and true emotions. Theres no cheese or stiff awkward portraits, just fun photos of you and your favourite people. I love my couples and their guests to play, dance, swear, joke, kiss, cuddle – do whatever they want – that’s where the real moments, emotions, expressions and awesomeness comes from.
I’m not just your photographer, I’m your friend who can laugh, joke and take part in your wedding with you and your guests. I leave every wedding feeling part of the family.
Tradition is nice and I photograph many types of weddings but I do love a bit of ‘different’. Tipi wedding in a field, a boho woodland wedding, elopements on top of a mountain, I’d love to hear from you.
My style for 95% of your wedding day is captured in a documentary style, capturing all of the real moments that happen without intervention; photographing your day exactly as it happens.
The other 5% which requires some staging/posing is the group shots and the couple portraits. Both of which I try to capture as quick as possible so your not away from the wedding party too long. I also throw in plenty of laughter and jokes during this time to create more natural looking expressions. Nothing is stiff, cheesy and awkward.
Photographing the vast majority of your day in a candid, documentary method really helps to showcase your images after the wedding, bringing back the emotion of your day.
Your photographs are edited in my unique modern style; giving a rich beautiful toning crafting a consistent and creative look that enhances the best qualities of your images.
RAY - THATS ME
Hey. Thanks for reading about me and the other Sawyers in our name. I love red wine, especially Casillero Del Diablo. Sucker for musicals and favourite films include The Matrix, Star Wars + anything superhero related. I Love the Lake District and plan to complete all 214 Wainwright fells one day. I am an International Award Winning Photographer who loves to capture fun, natural, creative and authentic moments of laughter and emotion. If your looking for a photographer who can chat and laugh with your guests and leave your wedding like a new member of the family. Id love to be your first choice.
BEE - POST PRODUCTION
Bee plays a small role at present, mainly during very busy times of the year helping with editing. Bee is a wonderful wife and mam and will take a more active role in the business when Elodie starts school and she has more time. I’m sure all those mams out there know how much time a toddler takes up. Bee loves long walks and time with the family.
I have worked very hard in a short space of time to become one of the worlds best wedding photographers winning multiple awards including the wedisson.com 2020 Worldwide number 1 spot beating 5000+ photographers from over 70 countries and placing 5th in 2019 with the same contest, 60+ individual image awards also with Wedisson.com and honourably named in the TOP 100 UK wedding photographers by SLR Lounge.
From my start in January 2018, I have booked/captured 170+ weddings. Currently I take on 55+ weddings per year with an annual enquiry rate of 350+ couples looking to book me. Please get in touch ASAP to discuss your date and wedding.
FUN + NATURAL + CREATIVE = AWESOME
• Where are you based?
We are based in Chilton, County Durham. A town between Durham and Darlington.
• Are you limited to weddings in the North East area?
Simple answer… No. Teesside, Middlesbrough, Stockton, Darlington, York, Newcastle, Sunderland, Durham, Northumberland, Whitby among other local towns are all within a short drive. However, we are in no way limited to these areas. We have always worked nationwide and will always enjoy traveling around our wonderful country. Especially the Lake District. We are also available for destination weddings.
• When will my photographs be delivered?
We always aim to deliver the final images within 21 days of the wedding. During very busy times of the year (June - August) it may take us a little longer I.e. 28 days, however, most of our couples are still totally fine with a 3 week wait. We do aim for less than 21 days as a rule. We strive to edit a few photos as sneak peaks for social media within a couple of days of the wedding, however, this cannot always be gauranteed due to our busy schedule.
• What is your deposit and when is the final balance due?
We like to make our service as smooth as possible, £100 secures your date once the booking proposal is complete and the remaining balance is due 5 weeks before your wedding date.
LET’S CREATE LASTING MEMORIES
Bucket List Elopements/Weddings
Just like anyone, we have places we would love to visit. With that being said we have a tonne of places that are on our bucket list. Why would you want to know this? well good question. If your wedding is taking place at one of these locations email us and let us know. We can work something out – where you get what you want from your package and we get the pictures we want from just being there. deal?
TOP 10 Locations
Iceland Wedding or Elopement
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