Surrey Wedding photographer Chris Mann
If you're looking for a Surrey wedding photographer you've come to the right place!
I'm based between Guildford and Cranleigh, and have been living in Surrey for the past seven years. In that time I have photographed weddings at most of the major Surrey wedding venues. I have also photographed weddings at register offices throughout the county.
Surrey has a wealth of amazing venues, from Ramster Hall near Chiddingfold in the west to Langshott Manor and Coltsford Mill in the east. I haven't worked at every single one but I know many of them very well. Among my favourites are Loseley Park, Botley's Mansion, Gate Street Barn, Farnham Castle, Hartsfield Manor, Ghyll Manor, Cain Manor, Addington Palace, Nonsuch Mansion, Wotton House, and Tyrrells Wood, but there are so many more!
Incidentally, if you are getting married at a venue I haven't worked at before I'll always pop over and check it out before the big day. That way I will have a good grasp of the layout and where the best places are going to be for pictures.
One of the things I check when I visit a venue is whether there is a suitable location for photos indoors as well as outdoors, since as we know the British weather can't always be relied on, even in summer.
Experienced local Surrey wedding photographer
I have been a full-time professional wedding photographer for over fifteen years. As well as the UK I have photographed weddings in the Caribbean, USA, Mexico, Europe and the Middle East. I'm happy to travel, but Surrey is home territory!
My aim is to make the photography side of things as relaxed and stress-free an experience for you as possible. Most of the day I am shooting in an unobtrusive documentary style, with small and quiet cameras.Many of my clients comment that they hardly noticed me working - which is ideal.
If you'd like some family group photos that's not a problem - just give me a list ahead of time and we can get them done quickly and efficiently, immediately after the ceremony or during the drinks reception.
I also like to do a short private photo shoot with just the two of you - normally we find a quiet area in the venue grounds and spend 20 minutes or so getting some pictures, away from the "paparazzi"! If you'd like sunset shots and the weather is cooperative we can do those too.
Read more about my approach to wedding photography.
Wedding photography packages for Surrey weddings
Whether you are planning an all-day celebration at a country house or just a short ceremony with a few pictures afterwards at your local register office, I have photography packages to suit your needs. I'm also happy to tailor my coverage if there's something specific you're looking for.
The main thing to decide is how much coverage you need. I can cover your preparations, or start with the ceremony if you prefer. It's also up to you if you'd like me to stay to photograph speeches, the cake-cutting, and your first dance and general dancing.
All my photography packages for Surrey weddings include digital files on USB, and most also include a selection of prints or an album. I do encourage couples to think about an album, as they are pretty much guaranteed to last for years, whereas digital files are more easily lost.
Travel for Surrey weddings
My rates include all travel costs if your wedding is happening in Surrey.
Surrey wedding photography on the blog
- 25th August 2016A summer's day, a happy and relaxed couple, ceremony in a pretty church in a Surrey town just a few miles from me... sounds like a plan! Claire and Matthew were married at St. Mary & St. Nicholas Church in Leatherhead, Surrey. The church is the ...6th November 2014Guildford Castle wedding photos | Ewelina & Spencer Sometimes I am booked by clients months, even years in advance, sometimes I get a call at the last minute - either way I am happy to help - so when Spencer called me to see if ...4th September 2013Just a few images as a "sneak peek" of Lydia & Ian's Cranleigh church wedding at St. Nicolas' Church, Cranleigh. I'll post some more in a few ...9th August 201215th April 2013Loseley Park is a superb wedding venue and very local to me, so I was glad to be asked by Jo and Al to photograph their wedding there. The ceremony was ably officiated by the Rev Canon Mervyn Roberts at St Peter & St Paul Church in Godalming, ...13th August 2012I know I always talk about the weather when I post photos, but when you shoot outdoors most of the time as I do it's an important topic! 🙂 Last Wednesday Liz and Jonathan came over to chat about their wedding day plans (they're getting married at ...3rd October 2014Manor House Hotel wedding photography| Donna & Darren's wedding Many congratulations to Donna and Darren who tied the knot in a civil ceremony at one of my favourite local venues, the Read the story4th January 2017Most weddings tend to happen in spring and summer - obviously the weather has a lot to do with that. Longer days and warmer temperatures make it easier to have events outdoors and there are fewer worries about travel. But a winter wedding has a ...21st March 2013I promised myself that next time I post about a portrait session I wouldn't mention the weather, but it's really hard not to, as it has such an effect on what we can do with the session... I'd been trying to find a time to shoot Jo and Al's ...27th October 201428th July 2016When editor Danielle Harvey of Your Surrey Wedding magazine contacted me to ask me to submit some images for possible use in the magazine I was happy to oblige. I didn't think much more about it, but was happily surprised when Danielle got in touch ...9th September 2013A Surrey church wedding is always a pleasure to photograph. Although I don't mind travelling to shoot weddings, this one was very close to home, being in Shalford and Cranleigh which are only a few miles away. I could tell when I first met Lydia ...14th April 2015Guildford engagement shoot | Charlotte & Tom On of the things I like to arrange with my wedding couples is to do a quick pre-wedding practice photo shoot - it gives them a chance to dispel any nerves they might feel about being ...3rd September 2014