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1st Exposure Photography

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1st Exposure Photography has been running for over a decade offering classic style photography with a twist. We aim to capture all the memories from your special day always with 2 photographers.
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Products and Services

Back-Up Equipment
Bridal Prep Shots
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Last-Minute Orders
Online Shop
Personal Online Gallery
Photo Printing
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Second Shooter Available
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Wedding Albums

Photography Style

First Look Photographer
Reportage / Documentary
Traditional / Classic
Full Description
We are London based but work all around Europe We always cover a wedding with 2 photographers or more depending on the size of the wedding We are always friendly and normally integrate with everyone at the wedding which makes for better photos. We work with you to help you get the best price possible when on a budget. We have Award Winning Wedding Photographers.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Neil Jayaratne
Hi there, Here at 1st Exposure we strive to capture every important moment on your special day. Throughout the process of you contacting us you i can answer any questions you may have. Check out our work and please do message us if you have any queries or to book :) Kind Regards Neil Jayaratne Head Of Photography 1st Exposure Photography


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Sam Patel
Married in April 2017
November 2017
Awesome work, from an awesome team, very open to ideas and able to execute them with such a high level of professionalism. Highly recommended.
Lucy & Dom
Married in September 2017
November 2017
Absolutely Amazing
Neil & David were absolutely amazing at our wedding last month! They were so professional and hardworking and the photos we've had back are truly amazing, I just can't wa...
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Cecilia & Hassan
Married in August 2016
November 2017
Highly Recommend
Super nice and professional ! Highly recommended for wedding photos
Amy & James
Married in May 2016
November 2017
Neil and his team did a wonderful job with our wedding photos and went out of their way to capture the spirit of our beautiful wedding day. Thank you so much
Nastassia & Jim
Married in April 2016
November 2017
1st Class
1st Exposure = 1st Class This was my first time in London to see my then fiance and it was such a huge sprawling city and Neils expert skills meant he was able to pinpoin...
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Jim & Nastassia
Married in April 2016
November 2017
Engagement Photos <3
Absolutely fantastic photographers, we traveled to London to have our engagement photos done with Neil of 1st Exposure, he was very calm and polite, and extremely profess...
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Location & Contact Details


Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, England

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (3)

Digital Photographer Magazine
Digital Camera Magazine
N Photo Magazine

Industry Awards (1)

Digital Photographer Of The Year Runner Up

What is your most memorable wedding?

It has to be a couple i'd met at a wedding fair years ago. We got to talking and them telling me their story. We arranged to meet up for a coffee a few weeks later and indeed we met up and confirmed their day and for us to cover it. As they were on a budget we pushed our prices hard and came to an agreeable final price. On the day it was just amazing, to see two people who were just meant for each other finally make the vows and then enjoy their first evening as Husband and Wife. To be a part of that day with them and their family.. still brings a smile to my face.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Classic, Stylistic, Conventional, Unconventional, Graceful

What about your business are you most proud of?

The amount of memories we have helped capture

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Never skimp on a Wedding Photographer, Always look to negotiate with the ones who's photos you really really love

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

A couple who were gamers had their centre pieces, small gifts and cake centred around Gaming in a really stylish way.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Normally we would speak over the phone after receiving an interest to see what it is they are looking for and what we can offer. If both parties are happy we would aim to meet up (Unless their schedules were too busy and we would keep on with phonecalls) and we would get as many details as possible so we could time our day to get the best photos. A Deposit would normally be within the phone calls and meet up and then throughout the time up to the wedding making sure we have as accurate look of the day as possible. Final payment is anytime up to a month before the wedding and then a couple of weeks before the wedding we go through everything with the couple arranging specific times for particular types of the photography.

What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?

Always have a portrait shot of the two of you, it takes 30 mins from your schedule but definitely worth it in the end.

What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?

A wreck the dress shoot with Paintball guns

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

This all depends on the venue, but 100% all the time we would find somewhere where we make the rain work for the couple in the photos.

Describe how you got into photography.

My Dad is a social photographer, and i used to play about with his camera. From there the rest is history. I do a few different types of photography but Wedding Photography and Landscape Photography are my passions.

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