Book your Engagement Shoot, Only £150

Capturing Beautiful Memories. 

Engagement sessions are highly recommended as it gives you and I the perfect opportunity to get to know each other properly in a relaxed environment. The session also really helps you become a natural in front of camera; building confidence. I also use the session to show you the posing framework which you will use throughout the engagement shoot and the wedding so it’s perfect practice for the big day when I whisk you away for your couple portraits.

Engagement sessions run for approximately 2 hours at an outdoor location of your choice. I offer two styles of Engagement Shoot…

Day Session

Engagement Shoot - Day Session

Day sessions are perfect for the more traditional engagement photo shoot style. Photos captured during this sessions are romantic, whimsical, personal and loving. During the session you will learn the posing framework which will put you at ease in front of camera and use this knowledge throughout the session and your wedding day. This style of engagement shoot offers a more close up feel to your images compared to the Epic style in which the environment is the focus.

Epic Session

Epic Engagement Shoot

Epic Sessions incorporate advanced camera techniques which are used to create compelling and creative effects. This includes HDR photography, Advanced Off-Camera Flash, Shutter Drags and are captured close to sunrise or sunset when the sky is full of colour. For your wedding, I shoot these type of images during your ‘reception sneak out’ if we have agreed to do so. For these shots, we again use advanced camera and lighting techniques to create interesting effects. For example, we capture the motion in traffic lights, fire circles, sparklers and more.

The Epic style is intended as an Environmental Portrait where the focus is the environment and not so much on yourself and is perfect for large head turning prints/canvases for your walls.

Please note due to the complexity of these type of shoots the final image delivery number will be lower than that of the more traditional day time session.

“Truly can not say how over the moon we both are with our fantastic engagement photos. We did two shoots with Sawyer & Sawyer Photography to get daytime and evening pictures which really took advantage of Ray’s creative ideas. The photos are evidence of this! We were both put at ease from the word go, which was such a relief considering how nervous we felt! Ray was both friendly and professional and gave us a brief of how to pose. This was excellent preparation for our wedding photos. I would highly recommend having an engagement shoot , it gives you precious memories before your big day and Sawyer and Sawyer Photography are perfect for the job!”

Laura and Garry Elliott

“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

“Absolutely amazing, cannot recommend Ray enough. He is a really awesome bloke, non intrusive, he listened and fulfilled all our requests even if that meant him getting soaked in the rain. He was very encouraging and made us both feel completely at ease in front of the camera. He was engaging with all our friends and family and we couldn’t have asked for more.”

Claire & Paul - 3rd February 2018

“We had a lovely shoot on the 29th December with the whole family. Ray was excellent, he made us feel very comfortable and nothing was too much trouble. He got soaked in the snow getting the best shots and capturing the kids attention. Thanks for making it so easy.”

Lynsey McCauley - 29th December 2017

“Today we had an outdoor photoshoot at hardwick Park. Ray captured some really lovely images. We are very happy with our photos. Definitely recommend. Thanks again Ray.”

Nicola Sahin - 12th November 2017

“We had a lovely little session with Ray for a family photo shoot. He went the full mile singing and dancing to catch the little one’s attention and we ended up with a beautiful set of photos, which were incredibly promptly delivered. We would definitely recommend his service and will likely be return costumers. Thanks!”

Karen Vejsbjerg - 11th November 2017

“Had my second family shoot the other week took some hard work with my son to smile nicely but what amazing results we got back all edited the same day ray has a lot patience and is an amazing photographer have recommended a few times and great prices thank you.”

Ann-Marie Roy - 6th November 2017

“Had a shoot done of me, my partner and our 18 month old son. Ray was so patient with the little one and managed to keep him looking at the camera for most of the shoot. The photos are beautiful! Will definitely recommend and will be booking in with Ray again in the near future.”

Keren Smart - 5th November 2017

“I had a family photo shoot done with Ray of my two daughters aged 4 and 1. He was great with the girls and keeping their focus, although they didnt make his job easy! I totally love the photos we got from the session. They are fabulous quality pics, making full use of Rays creative ideas and truly capture my daughter’s personalities.

Caroline Johnson - 28th October 2017

“We had a great day at the Bowes Museum celebrating my Dad’s 70th Birthday. Ray made the afternoon fun despite the typical British rain. We even managed a Dab. I would highly recommend Sawyer and Sawyer Photography as they provide a professional service at a very reasonable price.”

Mark Smith - 16th September 2017

“We are completely thrilled with our wedding photos. We sincerely can’t thank Ray enough for the effort and creativity that had been put into our photos that we can’t stop looking at! From start to finish – Ray put everyone at ease and nothing was too much trouble.”

Garry Elliott - 25th August 2017

“We would like to say a massive thank you to this photography genius. Ray has truly shown our magical day step by step in wonderful photos. Ray has a great eye for all the little details and aspects most photographers would miss, for this we are forever grateful and honoured to have spent our special day with him.”

Simone Avery - 9th September 2017

“What can I say! Ray was great from start to finish, we didn’t see him as a photographer we saw him as part of the family! He did everything above what we expected and would highly recommended! We had the best day with Ray and had a laugh from start to finish! Thank you Ray! X”

Amy & Paul - 23rd August 2017

“We would highly recommend Ray he did our wedding photos he’s very professional, he made us feel very comfortable and nothing was a bother for him, our photos speak for themselves, a lot of hard work went into them on Rays part and he took it all in his stride, thank you so much Ray xx”

Dayle & Martin - 24th July 2017

“We had a family photo shoot at hardwick. Ray’s photos are amazing he completely put all 7 of us at ease and even captured the moody teenagers smiling. Thanks so much Ray would highly recommend for any work very professional and gives his all to every client.”

Claire Smith - 23rd July 2017

Would highly recommend Ray Sawyer for family photographs. We had a session at Hardwick park this morning and received the (very easy to download) photographs this afternoon and got to say we are very happy with the results given that our 3 year old was his most UN co-operative subject ever lol. Thanks again Ray x

Manda Walton - 25th June 2017

“Ray did our wedding photos and I can’t recommend him highly enough. He was well prepared, had imagination, dealt well with our guests of all ages and the resulting pictures are outstanding.”

Janet & David - 30th May 2017

“I would highly recommend Ray Sawyer for family photo shoots. He made us all feel at ease in front of the camera and we didn’t once feel rushed. We are very happy with our photos from the shoot at hamsterley forest. Would certainly use him again. Big Thanks.”

Vicky Young - 21st April 2017

Great photographer who was great with our child and managed to catch some great shots!! Very reasonably priced too

Gabbie Stockill - 14th April 2017

Ray had endless patience with our 4 grandchildren and our labrador Chester he never clock watched which ment he went over time he sent us our photographs within 24 hrs and they are amazing well worth the money which is very affordable 5* service

Ann Cummings - 12th December 2016

We had photos taken of the children at Hardwick Hall and they’re are amazing! The weather was terrible yet he still managed to take amazing photos and keep the kids cheery! Thank you so much, highly recommend!!!

Laura Tennick - 12th December 2016

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