Creative County Durham Wedding Photographer

An amazing package covering your entire day. Let’s meet for coffee & chat.

£500 / Half Day Coverage

  • Any date now for 2019
  • Monday to Thursday ONLY for 2020
  • Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb ONLY for 2020
  • Award Winning Wedding Photographer
  • Starts 90 minutes prior to ceremony
  • Ends after Ceremony, Group and Couple Portraits
  • NO Reception shots

£150 / 2 Hour Shoot

  • Create beautiful Images before your wedding which you can hang around the house, share with friends and family and even use them as part of your wedding invitations and wedding details.

What is Full Day Coverage?

Full Day Coverage – Bride Prep through to 30 minutes after the 1st dance.

I arrive 2 hours before the ceremony at the bridal preparations, capturing all the details such as shoes, jewellery, dresses, flowers and getting ready etc.

Followed by photographing the groom, best man and groomsmen at the wedding venue including guest arrivals, bridal party arrival and of course shooting the entire ceremony including the signing of the register. No wedding would be complete without the group shots of the immediate family and friends, so these are taking after the ceremony and they can then go relax and have a drink or 2 or 3 or 4.

Whilst everyone has a good time I will whisk you away to capture your beautiful couple portraits without any distractions, these are the photos that look amazing hanging on your walls. After your couple portraits you will head back in to the venue. Every wedding is different, some go straight into speeches and some have the wedding breakfast before the speeches, either way I will be there to cover the speeches when they happen, after all I’m there providing Full Day Coverage.

After the speeches and breakfast it’s usually that time… Yes, it’s the 1st dance and cake cutting, I will capture these followed by 30 minutes of dramatic and fun dance floor shots of you and your guests ripping up the dance floor. Your coverage ends 30 minutes after the 1st dance, however, in a lot of cases I stay longer. On your big day ‘I am there for YOU‘ so there is no clock watching, I am very laid back and usually by the time I leave Im part of the family.

*Obviously the above is a broad example of a wedding day, exact timings of photos etc can be discussed at the final pre-wedding meeting as every wedding is different.

Pre-Wedding Meetings

Before the wedding usually 1 month prior I will meet with you and your fiancé at the reception venue or other location to go over the wedding day details you submitted during booking just to make sure I have finalised timings and also to teach you the posing framework to ensure you feel confident in front of camera. The posing framework helps you for the couple portraits, the rest of your wedding is captured in a more lifestyle/journalistic approach which feels candid.

Non-Refundable Deposit/Booking Fee

A £100 non-refundable booking fee secures your big day in my diary. I then add the date to my calendar and no one can then book that date, I only shoot 1 wedding per day so booking ASAP is recommended. The remaining fee will be due the month before the wedding.

Travel Expenses

Travel is built into my prices unless stated otherwise for longer journeys. Accommodation may also be required depending on journey length.

Image Editing and Delivery

Industry timelines predominantly are 4-8 weeks for all images to be edited and delivered back to you. Here at Sawyer and Sawyer Photography 90% of my weddings are edited and delivered within 5 days. During busier times this may stretch to 10 days however even that is far faster than the industry average.

Weddison Awards
Weddison awards are awarded to the top 10% of all entries.
SLRlounge Awards
Awards are the top 1-5% of images submitted.
Photos Delivered
Final edited images delivered to my very happy couples.
Weddison Award Winning Photography OCTOBER
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Weddison Award Winning Photography OCTOBER
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“Fantastic service! On the big day itself, Ray was punctual, well prepared and friendly. He was particularly quick and efficient when it came to the couple portraits (thankfully, because it was a freezing day on a windy hilltop!), taking only 10-20 minutes to get the shots he had planned and taking some impromptu ones I wanted as well. The results were spectacular!  Couldn’t recommend him enough!”

Shar & Dean - 1st November 2018

“Absolutely fantastic and such a lovely guy, makes you feel so much at ease on the most stressful day! Every photo he does is beautiful, even the ones with your eyes closed.. Would definitely recommend!”

Amy & Esther - 24th October 2018

“Absolutely amazing. We have just finished going through all our images that ray got back to us in 4 days. I’ve laughed and cried re living the day. These pictures are full of love, happiness and fun and I will treasure them forever. Ray was also fun and totally down to earth and a pleasure to have at our wedding. Thank you so much!!!!”

Carrieanne & Glen - 27th October 2018

“Ray did an amazing job and took every picture we asked him too. Nothing was too much. He kept an eye on the weather too, ensuring we had photo’s taken at the best time. He made everything work. I would highly recommend Ray. Thanks a lot Ray.”

Amber & Matt - 13th October 2018

“Wow what an amazing photographer. He managed to capture every single moment of the day perfectly & he was so friendly and kind to all of the wedding party. You have to trust his ideas as he 100% knows what he is doing and the end results are amazing and magical. Do not hesitate to book him, you won’t regret it!”

Rebecca & Darren - 6th October 2018

“At our wedding Ray just became part of the family, he captured the moments like he knew what we wanted, it was a relaxing and enjoyable day, worth every penny!”

Katie & Dan - 21st September 2018

“Recently had our pre wedding shoot with ray and can’t recommend him enough … as two people who don’t like there photo done we really enjoyed our photo shoot and it gave us lots of confidence for our wedding day … ray made us both so comfortable and we laughed from start to end ray will literally do anything to get the shot showing his true professionalism… can’t wait for him to shoot our wedding.”

Becca & Liam - 28th August 2018

“Ray was photographer for our wedding on 26th August 2018. Ray is an all round great guy, who was very relaxed, which helped settle our nerves throughout the day. Very professional and the photographs are out of this world. Ray went the extra mile to make sure he captured the best shots during an afternoon of mostly heavy rain. We highly recommend Ray at Sawyer and Sawyer Photography, an outstanding 5 star photographer.”

Joanne & Lee - 26th August 2018

“We have used Ray on several occasions now, both family shoots and couple shoot and have always had outstanding results. can’t thank him enough especially for the recent couple shoot we were amazed by the results would definitely recommend him no matter what you are after and will definitely be booking him again.”

Tom & Ann-Marie - 21st August 2018

“Absolutely amazing photographer and man. A big part of our wedding day! We felt totally relaxed with Ray during our couple shoot and had a lot of fun. All of our guests commented on how lovely he was and are amazed at his photos. I couldn’t recommend him enough. He has gave us amazing memories of our day which we will cherish forever!”

Kerry & Terry - 17th August 2018

“How lucky we were to find such a genuine and down to earth bloke that is also an excellent photographer, I honestly cannot recommend him highly enough, if you are looking for a photographer then look no further, thanks Ray!”

Pamela & Cris - 9th August 2018

“Absolutely amazing photographer couldn’t of asked for anyone better. Ray just made us feel at ease, he was there from start to finish on our big day , he went above and beyond to get the best shots even waited untill the sun went down at 9.15 just to catch an amazing shot, Ray just felt part of or big day, he talked to all of the guest, laughed and had a good time himself. My photos are just perfect thank you Ray x”

Jen & Andrew - 2nd August 2018

“Ray was excellent throughout. If you need someone to put you at ease as you don’t like posing then you’ve found them. Can’t praise him enough. Love the photos. Thanks again Ray. See you in a couple of weeks for the big one.”

Kerry & Terry - 31st July 2018

“Awesome photographer and more so great guy, Really helpful during the day ! Couldn’t Recommend a better person to do your wedding photos ! Thanks Ray !”

Lauren & James - 28th July 2018

“Fabulous! We booked Ray for our wedding on 21st July 2018. He made us feel at ease straight away! He was very efficient which meant that we could maximise the time spent with our guests. I would definitely recommend Ray!”

Jacqueline & Shabin - 21st July 2018

“Amazing! Booked ray for our wedding 12th July in the Lake District and we are so pleased with the pictures! Also it was important to us that the day felt relaxed which ray certainly helped with, mixing brilliantly with ourselves and our guests! Would highly recommend!”

Kirsty & James - 12th July 2018

“Myself and Kirsty booked Ray for our engagement shoot. Ray traveled over to Cumbria with us and shot at Aira Force the day before our wedding. The pictures were absolutely incredible and speak for themselves. Ray was very relaxed and coached us both through the shoot. He also went the extra mile to get some incredible shots of not just myself and kirsty but also of our little boy and parents. Couldnt recommend Ray more for any type of shoot.”

Kirsty & James - 11th July 2018

“Ray was our photographer at our wedding on the 8th July 2018 at Newcastle Racecourse and what can I say he is an amazing man and photographer. He made us feel at ease and did a fantastic job the whole day, everyone was saying what a lovely photographer we had! I would recommend him to everyone and the photos are absolutely amazing!!!”

Carly & Ant - 8th July 2018

“Well where do I start!! My Husband and I got married on Saturday at Bowburn Hall! Ray you were amazing from start to finish! Everybody was commenting on how professional you are!! I’m so glad that we choose you to be our photographer!! Highly recommended!!”

Louise & Shaun - 23rd June 2018

“We booked Ray as our wedding photographer on 16th June 2018. What a guy!! He was very relaxed which rubbed off on us during a manic day. Ray was very amenable and not demanding at all, he rolled with whatever we wanted. He is a very friendly chap!! Ray went above and beyond on our special day. He stayed long after the time he should have in order to capture some great shots as the sun was setting. Hundreds of pictures were taken by Ray but he had all of the edited shots to us in a matter of days…..great service. We would definitely recommend Ray.”

Hollie & Aidan - 16th June 2018

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