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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.

My goal with every wedding, elopement, destination wedding or even an adventure session is to create Fun, Natural, and Creative photographs, creating a trifecta of awesomeness. Capturing these elements throughout your day tells the whole story.

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I'm Ray Sawyer. Sucker for coffee, camping, hiking and adventure. Guilty pleasure for musicals and some of my favourite films include The Matrix, Star Wars + anything superhero related, come on who doesn't love Marvel, right? Sawyer and Sawyer was born along with my son. I thought one day it would be nice to be a father and son team so I named the business Sawyer and Sawyer!

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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.