Wedding photography for couples who love life, adventure and fabulous, fun and creative photos

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Photographer features

Products and Services
Back-up Equipment
Bridal Prep Shots
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Online Proofing
Online Shop
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-wedding Consultation
Second Shooter Available
Stay Through Dancing
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Videography Available
Wedding Albums
Photography Style
Artistic
First Look Photographer
Modern
Reportage / Documentary

Detailed Description

Hi, I’m Maria, a Kent Wedding Photographer with an unhealthy obsession with travel and adventure. Whether you are planning a wedding near by or a faraway wedding that you need an International Wedding Photographer for, I’m your girl! My style is relaxed, creative and fun and although I will capture your formals, I will also be there in the morning when you’re getting ready with your buddies and your mum, during the ceremony when you become husband and wife, during your couple sessions when you can take a breather and just be by yourselves for a short while and we create gorgeous portraits of the two of you, to the speeches and the outrageous party at the end of your day. I’ll be your personal fly on the wall capturing all the things that you’ll remember forever and those that you will otherwise forget soon after your day has gone. I won’t make you stand in stiff, cheesy and tired poses or ask you to grin like a pancake at the camera. None of that with me! Instead I will take the worry out of your photography and tell the story of your day in candid photographs in a natural, un-posed, beautiful and creative way. I’d love to hear everything about your exciting plans. Or perhaps you’d like to enquire or you have lots of questions that I can help you with. Pour yourself a cuppa or a glass of wine, drop me a line and let’s get you sorted! Maria x

FAQs (10)

What is your most memorable wedding?
I shot one of my friends' wedding in Copenhagen (I know, don't mix business and pleasure), but I absolutely loved it. Apart from the fact that everyone was just hilariously fun and great to be and celebrate with, but the quirky traditions of a Danish wedding had me floored. Also, the light in Scandinavia is simply to die for, so this one definitely comes to mind very easily!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
relaxed, fun, real, emotional, documentary
What about your business are you most proud of?
I absolutely love making people feel beautiful and happy in my photographs. I love that my photos are real and show real emotion, even if that means that I have to make fun of myself throughout the shoot in order to get my couples cracking up :D
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Plan plenty of time to chill and have fun with your guests. And also for photos of course. It's crazy how many couples plan their day down to the last minute and then miss half of their day because they are so busy with the 'programme'.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
I see all sorts of handmade details, but I loved one of my brides' handmade paper flower bouquets. She had made it together with her husband to be and they both loved it. She had made boutonnieres and bridesmaids bouquets to go with it and still had the bouquet on display when I went to deliver the album. Beautiful!
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Depending on whether couples want to meet or not, after the initial contact we will usually have a chat about your wedding and what you are looking forward to and for in your photos. I include a complimentary engagement shoot, so that is when we have a thorough chat about how your planning is going and what's still outstanding. About a week before your wedding, we will have a pre-wedding consultation to chat through any last things that might have changed since the engagement shoot. And then on your wedding day, I'm there from the getting ready in the morning until the wild dances and loud songs on the dancefloor and I love every minute of it.
What is the #1 photo that you think every couple should take?
I don't really think there is one photo that fits all. I work with many different couples and for me it's about the essence of what it is between you and what makes your connection so special. It is different for every couple, and so will your wedding photos be.
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
A groom and his best man, who was also his best friend since childhood wanted me to take a photo of them with their mouths as open as possible to compare who has the bigger mouth. It is no contest at all, but it was great fun to take :D
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Bring some funky wellies, a pretty brolly, depending on the time of year a bolero or a pashmina, and just have a laugh. I'll make it look fabulous, I promise!
Describe how you got into photography.
My mother was a documentary director in East Germany when I was growing up. Her equipment and passion for capturing and telling a story through her films inspired me early on. I was given my first camera when I was 10 years old, and have basically never stopped taking pictures since. It's completely in my blood and part of my personality.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Maria Assia

Hi, I'm so glad you are looking through my work. If you want to work with somebody, who is really enthusiastic about getting the best out of your photographs for you, while being super unobtrusive, natural and relaxed, then I'm your girl. Pull up a chair, get in touch, and let's get you sorted :) Maria xx

Experience
Year Business Was Established
2011
# Of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes

Industry Awards (1)

The Wedding Industry Awards Regional Finalist for Best Photographer of the Year

Accreditations / Associations (1)

The Guild of Professional Photographers, Female Photographers Association

Location

Getting here

  • Address:
  • 3 The Old Walk, Otford, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN14 5PP, England
  • Nearest Train Station:
  • Otford
  • Nearest Town:
  • Sevenoaks
  • Nearest Airport:
  • Gatwick
  • Nearest Motorway & Junction:
  • M25, J5
  • Travel Notes:
  • Easily accessible from London Victoria, as well as other major London stations