Maria Assia Photography

Wedding photography for couples who love life, adventure and fabulous, fun and creative photos
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
First Look Photographer
Reportage / Documentary
Pricing & Costs
Prices start at
  • £1650
May 2016
Happily married
Amazing! Couldn't have asked for more, lovely personality, warm and friendly With amazing pre and post wedding care too. Her photo ... 

Maria was the best photographer we could have hoped for...
Apr 2016
Happily married
Maria was the best photographer we could have hoped for. In the run up to the wedding she was organised, patient and understanding, and ... 

Maria is not only a great photographer...
Sep 2016
Happily married
Maria is not only a great photographer, but also a great person to have around. She was focused but relaxed at the same time, and very m... 

Maria was very good at keeping us relaxed throughout the...
Aug 2016
Happily married
Maria was very good at keeping us relaxed throughout the day, helped by the fact that she handled everything with utter confidence. She ... 

Maria was personable...
Jul 2016
Happily married
Maria was personable and flexible from beginning to end. Her albums are phenomenal as is her website, online contracts and quality of ph... 

Somehow it feels like Maria has always been a friend...
Sep 2016
Happily married
Somehow it feels like Maria has always been a friend of the family; it has felt like that since our first meeting. From the very first p... 

I was blown away at the London Wedding Event when...
Sep 2016
Happily married
I was blown away at the London Wedding Event when we saw Maria's photography albums on display. The style of photos were just what I was... 

Maria is a star...
Oct 2015
Happily married
Maria is a star; her initial discussions were helpful, supportive and professional. I trusted her and she did not disappoint at any part... 

Maria traveled to Bulgaria to shoot our civil...
Aug 2016
Happily married
Maria traveled to Bulgaria to shoot our civil and religious weddings. I was very impressed with her unique ideas, attention to detail, c... 

Maria was excellent...
Oct 2016
Happily married
Maria was excellent. She was friendly and we had a fabulous experience at our pre-wedding shoot and our wedding. We couldn't be happier.... 

She really captured the spirit of our day in really...
Jul 2016
Happily married
She really captured the spirit of our day in really tricky conditions (torrential downpours!). The pictures are beautiful and fun which ... 

Our religious ceremony took place 5 days after the civil...
Aug 2016
Happily married
Our religious ceremony took place 5 days after the civil and was held in a distant monastery in the mountains of Bulgaria. It was a 3 da... 

We were fortunate enough not only to have Maria to...
Jun 2016
Happily married
We were fortunate enough not only to have Maria to photograph our London wedding celebration but also our second wedding celebration in ... 

We were so happy with Maria...
Oct 2016
Happily married
We were so happy with Maria. She has been so friendly and helpful, we felt she was genuinely interested in us and our story. Her photos ... 

Maria was wonderful both in the run up to...
Jun 2016
Happily married
Maria was wonderful both in the run up to and on our wedding day. She has a really natural way with everyone and was super efficient so ... 

We had a wonderful experience working with Maria...
Aug 2016
Happily married
We had a wonderful experience working with Maria. She was incredibly personable and professional and delivered just what we wanted. She ... 

Full 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
  • 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
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    More than 50
    # Of People In Team
    Public Liability Insurance
Press & Awards
Press and Awards (2)
Your Perfect Wedding Photographer, The Wedding Community, Bride vs Groom
Want that Wedding, Save the Date Magazine
Accreditations / Associations (1)
The Guild of Professional Photographers, Female Photographers Association
Industry Awards (1)
The Wedding Industry Awards Regional Finalist for Best Photographer of the Year
Location & Contact Details
  • Directions
    • Address
    • 3 The Old Walk, Otford, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN14 5PP, England
    • Nearest Town
    • Sevenoaks
    • Nearest Motorway & Junction
    • M25, J5
    • Nearest Train Station
    • Otford
    • Travel Notes
    • Easily accessible from London Victoria, as well as other major London stations
    • Nearest Airport
    • Gatwick
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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.