About Me

Wedding Photographer of the Year 2019

Yorkshire and North East Region – Newcomer category at The Wedding Industry Awards

Hey. Thank you for taking the time to visit my site and learn about me and my work. My name is Ray and I’m a Multiple Award Winning Wedding Photographer. I’m originally from Newcastle Upon Tyne, however, I have lived in County Durham since 1998 and love it. The name Sawyer and Sawyer was born at the same time as my son; Tobias. I named the business in the hopes one day in the future my son and I could work together. I now have a beautiful daughter too; Elodie, which hopefully means there will be three Sawyer’s ‘capturing consistently beautiful images which is my mission.

I understand how important it is to use a wedding photographer who is happy to take the time to get to know both of you. Someone who is then able to use that knowledge to capture those special moments others might miss. When its time to choose a wedding photographer, the best choice will be someone who you trust and makes you feel relaxed – a photographer you “click” with.

My relaxed style of wedding photography combined with a true passion for your day helps me capture not only those special moments but those precious and spontaneous ones, too – those moments of true emotion and those fleeting moments that will bring back happy memories for years to come. I provide a very flexible wedding photography service throughout the UK and can be booked anywhere from 3 weeks to 3 years, in advance.

I shoot between 50-60 weddings each year. Every wedding is approximately a 40-hour job from consultation to completion. I receive a large amount of enquiries each month so please get in touch ASAP to avoid disappointment.


My approach on a wedding day is relaxed and informal as I want you to feel comfortable with my presence, as if I was just another guest. I’m a likeable character and not afraid to laugh along with you and your guests whilst doing my job. Its an important day, you need a photographer you actually like. Read about my photography style.

I'd love to work with you. Let's grab coffee and chat!

My photography service is in high demand, please check your dates availability as soon as possible!

Wedisson Awards
Wedisson awards are awarded to the top 10% of all entries.
SLRlounge Awards
Awards are the top 1-5% of images submitted.
TOP 5 International
Placed 5th internationally out of 4000+ photographers with Wedisson.com