Ray Sawyer

North East England

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Ray Sawyer
Fearless since 2019
2 Recent Fearless Awards
2 Lifetime Fearless Awards

Contact Ray Sawyer

Fun + Natural + Creative = Awesome - This Is how I approach each and every wedding. Constantly looking for these elements duing the day and where possible adding all three elements Into one photograph to produce something truly awesome! I love to let weddings unfold naturally, allowing you and your guests to be yourselves with zero awkwardness, zero shot lists and definitely no cheesy posing!

Where are you located? Do you charge a travel fee for weddings not in your location?

I am based in Durham Between Darlington and Newcastle. I document weddings all over the country and internationally. There is a small fee for long distance weddings which involve an overnight stay.

How long have you been in business? How many weddings have you photographed as the main photographer?

I started in January 2018 and to date have documented in excess of 150+ weddings.

Describe your "style" of wedding photography.

I class myself as a Modern wedding photographer. Which Is just a fancy way of saying I like to create photographs that look like they were captured this century. Wedding photography can sometimes look dated and very posed with little to no fun. Its the 21st century not the 19th; right? 
 
Jumping through the air, howling like a wolf, whispering dirty words In your partners ear, whatever It takes to create awesome Images of you both laughing your backs off and generally having an awesome time - Now that’s exciting and fun! After the wedding, you should be telling your friends how bad your cheeks hurt from laughing during your portraits, not depressed becuase you were bored and sick of the photographer. 
 
I hate nothing more than someone saying - “Most photographers will do (Insert photograph) over by (Insert location)” - They get a polite ‘Thanks’ and Ill take you somewhere completely different (unless you really want that shot of course). Why would taking the same photograph as hundreds of other photographers appeal to me or even to you as a couple. Your photographs should reflect you and your story not be replicas of the same shot done countless times.  
 
If my modern, fun, natural and creative way of working sounds right up your street and you can see the value In having me document your day - Please get in touch as soon as possible. I recieve over 300 enquires every year and book up around 18 months to two years In advance!

What's the typical wedding coverage package that you offer? What is the price?

I can be booked from morning to bride prep but let's face it. The night time is where all the crazy photos are. £1500 for Bride Prep to First Dance.  
 
For Bride Prep to Midnight - £1850. 
I'll be with you every step of the way from early morning until MIDNIGHT - I wont have the engine running Immediately after the first dance. Im there for you guys all day. A wedding doesn't end after the first dance so why should your photography. Some of the best photos are the night time shenanigans!

Do you have a studio where we can meet? Do you use Skype?

I would love to Zoom chat with you or meet up for a Starbucks. OOh. Love a good coffee.

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