WE ARE SAWYER AND SAWYER...
RAY, BEE, TOBIAS + ELODIE
MODERN AUTHENTIC PHOTOGRAPHY
We love fun, laughter and true emotions. Theres no cheese or stiff awkward portraits, just fun photos of you and your favourite people. We love our 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.
We’re not just your photographer, we’re your friends who can laugh, joke and take part in your wedding with you and your guests. We leave every wedding feeling part of the family.
Tradition is nice and we photograph many types of weddings but we do love a bit of ‘different’. Tipi wedding in a field, a boho woodland wedding, elopements on top of a mountain, we would love to hear from you.
Our style is truly ingrained in photojournalism, capturing moments in time to portray the story whilst drawing inspiration from the beauty of fine-art photography. We love being great photographers yet also story tellers and visual artists creating distinctive and dramatic imagery.
We capture your day as candid and organic as we can with very little posing or intervention. We want your day to appear natural, authentic and true to life.
Your photographs are edited in our unique romantic style which gives a genuine filmic and timeless feel with earthy green and warm golden tones, crafting a consistent and creative look that enhances the best qualities of your images.
RAY - YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER
Ray loves red wine, Les Miserables, The Greatest Showman + pretty much all musicals + Disney. Favourite films include The Matrix, Star Wars + anything superhero related. Ray loves the Lake District and plans to complete all 214 Wainwright fells one day. Ray is your award winning photographer who loves to capture natural 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. Ray is 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.
We have worked very hard in a short space of time to become one of the North East's best wedding photographers winning multiple awards including Newcomer Photographer of the year at The Wedding Industry Awards for the North East and Yorkshire Region. We have also won TWO very hard to win consecutive top 10 international wedding photographer awards (2019 + 2020) and 50+ individual image awards with Wedisson.com
From our start in Jan 2018 we have booked/captured 150+ weddings. Currently we take on 55+ weddings per year with an annual enquiry rate of 350+ couples looking to book us. From 2022 we are looking to cap our wedding bookings to 40 weddings, needless to say with over 350 enquires per year please get in touch ASAP to discuss your date + wedding.
WE ARE NATURAL, CREATIVE & TIMELESS. CAPTURING THE FUN, FABULOUS MOMENTS OF LIFE.
• 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
Italy Wedding or Elopement
New Zealand Wedding or Elopement
Paris Wedding or Elopement
Spain Wedding or Elopement
Rome Wedding or Elopement
Hawaii Wedding or Elopement
Canada Wedding or Elopement
Mexico Wedding or Elopement
Norway Wedding or Elopement