Wedding Photography

Stories engage you, embrace you, make you feel joyous and tearful. They are not told in one line but instead through a series of well written chapters. Likewise, your wedding album is a classic book, capturing many details and unique moments that come together to tell your unique wedding day through pictures.

Like great writers, great photographers love what they do and I am passionate about my role. My focus is always to take bright and colourful photos filled with natural emotions of happiness and fun, while letting you and your guests enjoy the day as much as possible.

2018 was my 10th year of photographing weddings and I am always honoured when a couple choose me to photograph their day. I enjoy helping each one to have the best day possible, both in the planning stages where I can advise based on my experiences, and on the day through helping to keep it run smoothly, while always wishing to go above and beyond.

I am proud to be a qualified Licentiate Member of the Society of Wedding Photographers and to have reached the Regional Finals of the Wedding Industry Awards in 2016, 2017 & 2018! Equally, it is heart warming to have received so many kind words from now married couples and a selection of these can be found on the ‘Reviews’ section of my Facebook page.

I am delighted to be a recommended Wedding Photographer at the following venues and offer a discount for couples getting wed at these: Brookfield Barn, Hendall Manor Barns, Heaven Farm, Pangdean Old BarnWakehurst PlacePatricks Barn at ChiddinglyeFour Oaks Farm, Laughton BarnsBroadacres, The Ravenswood and Bluebell Vineyard.

Portfolio & Videos

Here are a selection of galleries for you to look through! To begin with there is my Portfolio showing my best work from the last eleven years and then three galleries highlighting my work over the last three years.

Beneath these are four Real Weddings so you can see how I have documented the couples day from start to finish!

Venues

I enjoy working at many venues throughout the South East. Here are some of the venues I regularly visit:

About Me

Your Collection

I have created two Collections that bring together the modern day flexibility of digital images with the tradition of a physical album, so you can cherish your photos in both print and on screen! For, as I truly believe, ‘pictures should be printed and admired, not just seen on phones!’

The Digital Collection

With this Digital Collection you receive my devoted attentions to creating a story of your day, being professional yet friendly at all times, from three hours before the ceremony to an hour after your first dance. This is up to 10 hours of coverage and you will receive at least 550 edited photographs in colour, plus a selection of these in black & white. Included as standard is:

A Meeting at your Ceremony & Reception Venues to discuss your wedding in detail.

High Resolution Digital Images of each of your photos. These will come supplied on a luxury boxed USB so you can print and share your pictures.

A Sneak Peek Gallery of 120 edited photos, presented in an online gallery within a week of your wedding so you can relive the day while on honeymoon.

50 Thank you Cards featuring a photo of your choice on the front, with the option of purchasing additional cards.

An Online Gallery & Printing Service, so your guests can view your photos and order their own professionally printed copies from me.

£1350

Your Complete Collection

 In addition to everything included in the Initial Collection you will also receive:

Coverage from the bridal preparations all the way through to the partying at 10:30pm, to capture every aspect of your day, resulting in around 750 edited photographs.

A thirty sided 14 by 10 inch wedding album containing your favourite photographs. Follow this link for further information about my albums.

A Highlights Slideshow of your pictures, so you can sit back on your sofa, pop open some bubbly and relive your wedding with your partner! This is also an ideal way to show your best photos to family.

A mounted 16 by 12 inch print and three 10 by 8 inch prints, ready to be hung in your home or given to family

£1900

The Details

I can also offer you a second photographer, additional thank you cards, professionally produced prints & canvas wraps and parent albums.

Discounts are available for midweek weddings and weddings from 1st November to 31st March.

Here is a link for further information regarding the wedding albums I can offer you.

Please view my Recommended Suppliers via this link.

Please do email me for a copy of my comprehensive ‘Wedding Photography Guide’ which includes everything from my approach to documenting your day, the Collections I can offer in more detail, my Recommended Suppliers, FAQs and more!

Reviews

How Do We Book You?

It’s great to hear you would like to know more about the wedding photography I can offer you! Please fill out this contact form, making sure to list your wedding date, venue(s) and any key details and I will be in touch! I will let you know if I am available and will send you my comprehensive ‘Wedding Photography Guide‘ so you can read further into my Ethos, Collections and more. Once you have had a good look through this pack we can arrange a date to meet up so you can meet me, view my sample Real Wedding albums and chat about the photography you would like. At no stage will you be pinned down to book me and we can meet one weekday evening at your home or a local pub! If you do not hear from me in 48 please send me a direct email to craigtpayne@googlemail.com, or you are more than welcome to call my office on 01825 791437.     10/10 Scored for both ‘Ability to Understand and fit into our wedding’ and ‘Value for Money’ by all couples that voted for Craig in the ‘Photographer of the Year’ Award 2016