Storytelling photography and a relaxed, friendly approach

As a professional Surrey wedding photographer and portrait photographer for more than fifteen years, I bring a wealth of expertise and experience to your wedding or family photo shoot.

My aim is always to make you feel relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera. Wedding clients often comment on my unobtrusive style, and portrait clients appreciate my unfussy and friendly approach. When photographing a wedding, most of the time I am not setting up photos but simply capturing what’s happening, looking for those special moments that tell the story of the day.

Guildford Surrey wedding photographer

I am based just south of Guildford in Surrey. I photograph not only Surrey weddings but also events in Hampshire, Sussex, Berkshire, London and throughout the UK.

I am also happy to travel if you are getting married overseas. Over the past 15 years I have photographed many destination weddings in the Caribbean, USA, Mexico, Europe and the Middle East.

Get in touch to find out how I can help you record some special memories.

About my photography services

From the Blog

Fire and Ice styled shoot at Gate Street Barn
Gate Street Barn

“Fire & Ice” Bridal Styled Shoot at Gate Street Barn

I’m sure you’ve heard of a certain fantasy TV series that features fire-breathing dragons, frozen zombie-like warriors from beyond a wall of ice, and a whole set of warring noble houses all vying for control of an Iron Throne?

Hair & make-up artist Natasha Wiggins and I thought it would be fun to take inspiration from this TV show (“Game of Thrones”, if you haven’t guessed) and bring it to life in a bridal fashion shoot.

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Turks & Caicos

Turks & Caicos honeymoon shoot at Amanyara | Dina + Joe

This Turks & Caicos honeymoon shoot was a real pleasure to photograph. A relaxed, happy couple, great weather, and the (official) best beach in the world to shoot on – couldn’t be better! Dina and Joe got married back home in the US, but didn’t have an official photographer for

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Kingswood Golf and Country Club Wedding photography
Civil Ceremony

Kingswood Golf Club Surrey wedding | Natasha + Terry

If I had to pick one word to sum up Natasha and Terry’s wedding I think it would be “joy”. Not just the couple but everybody present seemed to be having a really good time throughout the day. This despite the best efforts of the British climate to put a dampener on things!

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Surrey garden wedding

Surrey garden wedding in Gomshall | Jessica & Ben

I love shooting outdoor weddings, but there’s always the risk of rain (in this country at least). Fortunately the sun shone brightly for Jessica and Ben’s wedding in a beautiful Surrey garden near Gomshall – although it was a bit breezy which meant the ladies had to hold on to their hats!

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Guildford Surrey wedding photographer - Reviews and Accolades

My skills have been recognized by Awards of Excellence from Wedding & Portrait Photographers International, Wedding Photography Select, and the Wedisson Awards. I am honoured to be rated one of the World’s Top 100 Photographers by the Wedding Photographer Society.

photography awards Chris Mann top 100

However, more than winning awards, I like to have happy clients. You can read some past customer reviews here, or find out more about my wedding photography services.

Give me a call or send an email if you’d like to hire me as your Guildford Surrey wedding photographer or find out more about how I can help you.

More about Chris Mann Photography

I have more than fifteen years’ experience photographing weddings and my expertise is at your service.

Story telling and some classic portraits

Documentary wedding photography is very much about story-telling. I capture important moments without interrupting or controlling the flow of events. That said, I am at your service to create the photographs you need. I am happy to do family group photos, and also create some memorable portraits of just the two of you.

Find out more about how I shoot | Check out my wedding photo gallery

About Chris

Guildford wedding photographer Chris Mann has more than fifteen years experience photographing weddings for clients in Surrey, Sussex, London, Hampshire, Kent, Somerset, Cheshire, and throughout the UK as well as in Europe, the Caribbean, Middle East, USA and Mexico. He is based in Wonersh halfway between Guildford and Cranleigh.

Reportage Wedding Photography – a relaxed approach

He is noted for his relaxed and friendly approach to wedding photography, aiming always to put the couple and their guests at their ease. He shoots mainly in a reportage style based on unobtrusively documenting the day while being responsive to clients’ wishes.

Surrey Wedding Photographer

Chris Mann regularly shoots at many of Surrey’s leading wedding venues including Botley’s Mansion, Hartsfield Manor, Wotton House, Northbrook Park, Loseley Park, Ghyll Manor, Ramster Hall, Gate Street Barn, Cain Manor, Ridge Farm, and Selsdon Park. He is a recommended photographer at Gate Street Barn, Burford Bridge Hotel, the Mandolay Hotel and the Manor House Hotel.

Surrey engagement photo sessions

Many couples like to have a pre-wedding photo session with their photographer, and this is something that Chris encourages. There are many locations around Guildford and in Surrey that can be used for this, including Winkworth Arboretum, Godalming riverside and Guildford Castle.

Photographing weddings in Sussex and Hampshire

Chris has also worked at Sussex and Hampshire venues such as The Walled Garden at Cowdray, The Aviator Hotel Farnborough, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, and Knepp Castle Estate, as well as Gosfield Hall in Essex, Castle Coombe Manor House in Wiltshire, and Thornton Manor in Cheshire.

Wedding photo coverage in Somerset, London and throughout the UK

He is also a recommended wedding photographer at Brympton D’Evercy in Somerset, and has photographed weddings at many prestigious London wedding venues including the Landmark Hotel Marylebone, Institute of Directors Pall Mall, One Great George Street, RIBA, Mandarin Oriental Knightsbridge, the Orangery Holland Park, Caledonian Club, and Fulham Palace.

Destination wedding photographer in the Caribbean

Prior to returning to the UK in early 2010 to set up Chris Mann Photography, Chris worked for Tropical Imaging in the Turks & Caicos Islands in the Caribbean, and photographed many destination weddings in the islands and also in Mexico, the USA and St. Lucia. recently he has also covered weddings in Chamonix, France, Guernsey, Herm, and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

International photography awards

In 2007 his skills as a photographer were recognised by three Awards of Excellence in the 2007 WPPI International Print Competition at the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International convention in Las Vegas.

In 2015 and 2017 he was voted one of the Top 100 Photographers in the world by the Wedding Photographer Society.

Guildford Surrey portrait photographer

As well as wedding photography, Chris Mann is a portrait photographer, offering family portraits, makeovers, group and event photography to clients in Guildford, Surrey and the South East.

Prints, enlargements and albums

Photos from your wedding, portrait or commercial project can be provided as prints, enlargements, canvases or digital files, and a wide range of high-quality handmade wedding albums is also available.