Hey Guys. The full day package covers turning up 120 minutes before the ceremony at the bridal preparations and shooting 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 couples look back on and even hang on their walls. After your couple portraits you will head back to the venue. Every wedding is different, some go straight into speeches and some have the wedding meal 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 meals its usually that time… Yes, it’s the 1st dance and cake cutting, I will capture these followed by 30 minutes of dramatic, dynamic and fun dance floor shots of you and your guests ripping up the dance floor. Your photography coverage ends 30 minutes after the 1st dance however in a lot of cases I stay longer especially if myself and the couple have a specific shot in mind which requires a night sky for example. 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.
Half Day coverage is available Monday to Thursday all year round excluding July through October. Half day coverage only covers 90 minutes of bride prep through to the end of the couple portraits, NO Reception shots at all such as details, speeches, cake cutting, 1st dance, dance floor images and extra EPIC shots.
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.
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.
*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.
*Pricing valid from 01/01/2018 – 31/12/2019
Im brutally honest and don’t want to charge my couples more money than is needed. I dont offer Prints because you can get them from boots etc at around 19p per 6×4 print, the print lab I use produce really nice prints at 34p per 6×4 print and yes there is a slightly better difference but for the price boots is fine.
The print LAB I use to produce wedding albums are second to none and produce beautiful albums. Please click the button below to download the short Album Brochure which covers the options I provide.
“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.”
“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”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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!”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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”
“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”
“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.”
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
“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.”
“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.”
Great photographer who was great with our child and managed to catch some great shots!! Very reasonably priced too
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