Storytelling wedding 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.

I am based just south of Guildford in Surrey. I photograph not only Surrey weddings but also in Hampshire, Sussex, 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.

Wedding Fairs: Spring 2018 - come and say hello!

Hampshire Court Hotel, Centre Drive, Great Binfields Road, Chineham, Basingstoke, RG24 8FYL
Sunday 15th April 2018 11am – 3.30pm

My last wedding fair of the Spring season. Come along and have a chat about your wedding plans, I’ll be bringing lots of sample albums and prints!

(Originally scheduled for 18th March, the new date for this Show is now 15th April)

You can pre-register for the Hampshire Wedding Show here: Register now

Park Hyatt Dubai wedding in the Palm Garden

Park Hyatt Dubai wedding photos

The Park Hyatt in Dubai is a great venue for a wedding – located next to the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club in the heart of the city, but quiet and secluded. My clients, who live in Dubai, chose it as the location for their Christian wedding ceremony and reception, a couple of days after their spectacular African ceremony in the desert.

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Asian Wedding Cheshire bride and groom walk in garden

Asian Wedding Photography Cheshire | Prav & Bobbie

When I was asked by my colleague Ryan Browne to help out with covering Bobbie and Prav’s wedding in Cheshire, I was happy to say “yes”. Asian weddings in general and Hindu ceremonies in particular are always such happy and colourful occasions. Also I don’t mind travelling away from my usual “patch” – it’s fun to shoot somewhere new. So I loaded the camera gear into the car and headed up the M40 and M6…

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Brympton somerset wedding fireworks

Brympton Somerset wedding | John & Jason

If I had to pick one word to sum up this wedding I think it would be “joyful”. Weddings are often stressful affairs – there is so much to organise ahead of the big day, and sometimes this carries over into the day itself – but John and Jason and their families and friends sailed through it all very happily, and a hugely enjoyable time was had by all.

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Brocket Hall Hertfordshire wedding first dance

Brocket Hall wedding photography | Katy & Dean

Great people, a great venue, and… typical English weather – well two out of three isn’t bad! It didn’t actually rain on Katy & Dean’s wedding day, but it was that classic English mix of overcast skies with a hint of sunshine here and there. The couple would probably prefer wall-to-wall sunshine of course, but from a photographer’s point of view a softer day is not necessarily a bad thing. It means people don’t get hot and sticky, and aren’t dazzled by the sun.

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Nigerian Ghanaian couple cut their cake

African wedding in the Dubai desert

When I was asked to photograph an African wedding in the Dubai desert, I was (not surprisingly) happy to oblige! I enjoy photographing weddings whatever the location – but I love travelling, and shooting a different style of wedding is always fun!

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Fire and Ice styled shoot at 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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destinaiton wedding photography by Chris Mann

Destination Weddings

Whether it's a grand affair in a French Chateau or just the two of you on a Caribbean beach, make sure your special day is recorded for posterity...

Surrey wedding photography by Chris Mann

Surrey Weddings

If your wedding plans are closer to home, I'm always happy to photograph a wedding at one of Surrey's many beautiful venues...

family portrait photography by Chris Mann

Location Portraits

Now's the time to book a family portrait - it's relaxed and fun, and I come to you. We can shoot in a variety of locations...

Customer Reviews

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.

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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 know more about how I can help you.