Ray Sawyer

Ray Sawyer

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We love fun, laughter and true emotions. Theres no cheese or stiff awkward portraits, just fun photos of you and your favourite people. We love our couples and their guests to play, dance, swear, joke, kiss, cuddle – do whatever they want – that’s where the real moments, emotions, expressions and awesomeness comes from. 
 
We’re not just your photographer, we’re your friends who can laugh, joke and take part in your wedding with you and your guests. We leave every wedding feeling part of the family. 
 
Tradition is nice and we photograph many types of weddings but we do love a bit of ‘different’. Tipi wedding in a field, a boho woodland wedding, elopements on top of a mountain, we would love to hear from you.

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

I live in Chilton, a town in the Northeast of England, right between Darlington and Durham. Travel and Accommodation charged accordingly for weddings outside of the United Kingdom.

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

We started in January 2018 and to date have captured/booked 150+ weddings and won over 50 awards.

Describe your "style" of wedding photography.

Our style is truly ingrained in photojournalism, capturing moments in time to portray the story whilst drawing inspiration from the beauty of fine-art photography. We love being great photographers yet also story tellers and visual artists creating distinctive and dramatic imagery. 
 
We capture your day as candid and organic as we can with very little posing or intervention. We want your day to appear natural, authentic and true to life. 
 
Your photographs are edited in our unique romantic style which gives a genuine filmic and timeless feel with earthy green and warm golden tones, crafting a consistent and creative look that enhances the best qualities of your images.

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

COVERAGE - We love to keep things simple for you. We don't have 25 different packages to choose from, we have one option; Full Day coverage (£1200) which covers the entire day from bride prep to the first dance. Your booking us to capture every moment of your entire day, you then add whichever extras you want if any. 
 
EXTRAS - Our extras are available to all of our couples and include extra photographers to cover more of your day, added time to capture more of the reception party, groom prep, engagement shoots, albums, books, and more. This is why we love to chat with you before booking so we can create a personalised booking for you. 
 
HERE FOR YOU - Once your booked in with us, we are there for you. its your special day and we are here to help. Anytime you have questions, fancy a coffee or just need a quick email we are on hand and your always very welcome. Nothing is too much trouble. We want you to feel like your friend is capturing your wedding!

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

We would love to Skype chat with you. Our studio space will be coming in Jan/Feb 2021.

Is there anything else you'd like to share about yourself?

Since our start in 2018 we have been very lucky to have photographed some truly awesome people in some fantastic locations. Their story combined with our vision and creativity has won us 50+ awards in a very short space of time. 
 
2020 AND 2019 TOP TEN INTERNATIONAL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR - WEDISSON AWARDS - 4500+ PHOTOGRAPHERS FROM 70+ COUNTRIES. 12 MONTH COMPETITION. 
 
2020 UK NUMBER ONE PHOTOGRAPHER - WEDISSON.COM - HIGHEST AWARD WINS IN THE UK 
 
2020 BRITISH PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS - 2 IMAGES SELECTED FOR FINAL. THOUSANDS OF ENTRIES ONLY 20 SELECTED. 
 
2020 LOXLEY COLOUR / FUJI / PHOTOGRAPHY NEWS MAGAZINE - WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR: ROUND 6 WINNER; DESTINATION 
 
2019 NEWCOMER PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR - WEDDING INDUSTRY AWARDS - REGIONAL WINNER; YORKSHIRE & NORTH EAST 
 
WINNERS OF 40+ WEDISSON AWARDS - INTERNATIONAL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION 
 
WINNERS OF 9 SLR LOUNGE AWARDS

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