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Creative County Durham Based Wedding Photography

I provide two great wedding packages, Half Day and Full Day. Im flexible to other requests, contact me if your looking for something bespoke.

Wedding Photography - Half Day
£400 / Half Day Coverage

  • 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
  • Electronic delivery of images (download)

Engagement Shoot
£150 / 2 Hours

  • 2 Hour shoot
  • Outdoor location of your choice
  • Couple engagement portraits
  • Learn the Posing Framework
  • Relaxed session before the big day
  • Gain confidence in front of camera
  • Gain confidence in the photographer
  • Useful photos for save the date cards etc
  • Create amazing Wall Art for your home
  • Daytime Sessions or Epic Sessions

Full Day Coverage: £700

Bride Prep through to 30 minutes after the 1st dance.

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.

Half Day Coverage: £400

Bride Prep through to shooting your beautiful couple portraits.

The half day package covers everything in the Full Day Coverage except any Reception related photography. Your photography coverage ends after your couple portraits. No wedding line up, No detail photographs i.e. the cake, No speeches, no cake cutting, no 1st dance and no dance floor images.

Pre-Wedding Meetings

Before the wedding usually 1 month prior I will meet with you and your fiancé at the reception venue to go over the details on the forms that I send out upon 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.

Deposits

I take a £100 deposit for the half day coverage and a £200 deposit for the full day coverage to confirm bookings. 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 1 month before the wedding date.

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 £25 in expenses as it is closer to County Durham. Please get in touch if your unsure.

*Pricing valid from 01/01/2017 – 31/12/2019

Prints and Albums

 

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.

Albums

Please click the button to download the short Album Brochure.

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“We are completely thrilled with our wedding photos that were taken on 25/08/17 by Sawyer and Sawyer photography. 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. These are truly beautiful shots that are loved by all our family and friends. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!”

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. He is an award winning photographer and you can see why. This is clearly not just a job for Ray but a passion, of which he expressed throughout the day with all of our guests. Thank you so much for all your hard work and time to make our wedding experience complete.”

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. He guided the photo session well even managing to capture fantastic photos of a (on the day) very grumpy two year old, and the finished product is fantastic. We are very happy with our photos from the shoot at hamsterley forest. Would certainly use him again. Big Thanks Ray. Xxx”

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

We absolutely love the pictures you took, even though it was a grey, wet day the pictures are vibrant and just fab and you were great with the kids! The Family have commented how brilliant the pictures are. Thanks so much!

Claire Corrigan - 28th November 2016

Had a fantastic shoot for some family photos with ray, would recomend as we felt comfortable and the photos where fantastic !!

Liam Wilkinson - 18th November 2016

Ray is a lovely person made us feel relaxed realy friendly with kids and our mad Labrador and the pictures are amazing have recommended a few times already

Ann-Marie Roy - 4th October 2016

Have to say ray saved our wedding day as our other photographer was a complete joke. Excellent photos, excellent service and a complete gentleman.
Thanks again Raymond.

Lee Cummings - 13th July 2016

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