Creative County Durham Wedding Photographer

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

£995 / Full Day Coverage

  • Award Winning Wedding Photographer
  • Pre-wedding meeting
  • Starts 2 hours prior to ceremony
  • Bridal preparation photos
  • Photos of groom at venue
  • Arrival of bride/guests
  • The wedding ceremony
  • Signing of the wedding register
  • Group/family photographs
  • Couple portraits
  • Detail photographs (cake, decorations etc)
  • The wedding line up
  • Cutting the cake
  • Speeches
  • Evening reception
  • 1st dance
  • Dance floor Images
  • Creative/Artistic sunset portraits*
  • Electronic delivery of images (download)
  • Images edited and delivered within 5 days.
  • Approx 600+ Images

Half Day Coverage
£500 / Half Day Coverage

  • Monday to Thursday ONLY
  • Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb ONLY
  • Award Winning Wedding Photographer
  • Pre-wedding meeting
  • Starts 90 minutes prior to ceremony
  • Bridal preparation photos
  • Photos of groom at venue
  • Arrival of bride/guests
  • The wedding ceremony
  • Signing of the wedding register
  • Group/family photographs
  • Couple portraits
  • NO Reception shots

Pre-Wedding Couple Shoot
£150 / 2 Hours

  • 2 Hour shoot
  • Outdoor location of your choice
  • Weekdays Only
  • Travel costs may apply

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.

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

Locations situated outside of County Durham will incur travel expenses to cover petrol. For example Northumberland based weddings can expect to pay an additional £40 travel expenses for the 3 hours of driving to the venue and back. Newcastle based weddings would be around £20 in expenses as it is closer to County Durham. Please get in touch if your unsure. Further afield locations will incur travel costs based on distance and if overnight accommodation is required. thanks

Creative/Artistic Sunset Portraits

I love to get creative near sunset with off camera flash techniques. I have won multiple awards for this style of photography and is actually a good reason a lot of couples book with me, however, certain times of the year and of course it will be venue specific, these type of sunset shots aren’t achievable for such reasons as there just isn’t a nice view to capture the sunset due to buildings etc or most often, the coverage I provide is full day up to 30 minutes after the 1st dance which in some months may finish at say 8:30pm but the sunset isn’t setting until 11pm for example. In these circumstances I would be willing to discuss staying longer at your wedding. I charge £80 per hour for additional hours. Please get in touch for more information.

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Sawyer and Sawyer Photography Brochure
Sawyer and Sawyer Photography Brochure

“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

“100% reccomend Ray. He went above and beyond for us and couldn’t of done any better!! Even with the little bit of rain he still managed to get some amazing shots!!! Thank you Ray.”

Jodie & Matt - 25th May 2018

“I could not thank Ray enough for everything he did for us on the day. The pictures are stunning! I would recommend Ray to anyone still looking for a photographer. His professionalism, direction and sense of humour are second to none! During the day he kept me calm and knew what to say. Thanks for making our day!”

Anita & Scott - 12th May 2018

“Just want to thank you again for the fantastic pictures we are both over the moon with them! You kept us all clam and smiling all day in that heat haha! Definitely will be highly recommending you Ray! Thanks again!”

Lauren & Terry Tyers - 5th May 2018

“Cannot recommend Ray highly enough, he did our wedding shoot in April, and was brilliant. Made us and our guests feel at ease and got some amazing pictures, Thank You Ray for being part of our day.”

Caroline & Peter - 14th April 2018

“Ray is amazing!! – We had an engagement shoot with him before our wedding (also booked with Ray) and the photos were out of this world. He was willing to meet us at the crack of dawn to capture the sunrise and nothing was too much to ask of him. We got our engagement photos from Ray on the same day so we didn’t have the long anticipated wait to see the finished product and we were blown away by them.”

Hollie & Aidan - 13th March 2018

“Ray shot our wedding on Sunday couldn’t ask for a better person, he made us feel so comfortable and relaxed from the word go made everyone laugh and does anything he can to get the best shot possible even if it means army crawling or laying down in a muddy puddle for us! so clever and inventive the final results are epic! All our guests were full of compliments for him and they are thoroughly deserved. THANK YOU X”

Rachel & Dan - 18th February 2018

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