Damien Vickers Photography

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Natural, Vibrant & Bursting With Life. I’m Damien. I’m a Wedding photographer shooting throughout the whole of the UK and beyond.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£1750
Details

Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary
Modern
Artistic
Traditional / Classic

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Online Proofing
Photo Printing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Last-Minute Orders
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Online Shop
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Second Shooter Available
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Images on USB
Full Description
My intention is simple; To produce beautiful images that capture the genuine spirit, emotion and joy of your wedding day with a relaxed, uncontrived and unobtrusive approach. I”m a part of the newer breed of documentary photographers. My emphasis largely is focused on natural images and capturing genuine emotions. Laughter, tears, fun, joy and love. Your wedding day will pass so quickly that it’s hard to take it all in. The big moments of the day, the small details and the split second gems that can easily be missed in the craziness of it all – you can rest assured, I will endeavour to capture them all in a vibrant, colourful and carefully composed set of beautiful images. I treat every image as a piece of artwork and an important jigsaw piece in telling the story of your day. My other passion is creating beautiful, romantic  and genuine portraits of you as a couple – relaxed, in love and happy but most importantly being yourselves – all in natural soft light and surroundings. You won’t see me to be carrying tons of equipment around and barking instructions at your guests. Just a few group shots for the family album and the rest is “as it happens” I shoot weddings all over the UK & abroad. I’ve been fortunate to experience many types of weddings at a diverse range of venues across the UK. I offer 2 basic packages, my digital collection and my album collection. If however your would like a more bespoke service please don't be afraid to ask.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Damien Vickers
Hi, I’m Damien. I’m about heart and soul images of the moment – I love documenting what happens from the perfect moments to the imperfect ones, as they happen, with no bossing about. You want a wedding photographer who makes you feel comfortable, doesn’t make you pose for awkward photos and creates fun images that capture the essence of the day. If this sounds like you, I reckon we’ll get on just fine. Looking forward to hearing from you. Damien

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2014
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
(27)
Sian & Ben
Married in December 2018
December 2018
We would highly recommend Damien!
When looking for a wedding photographer we wanted someone who would capture the magic of our day. We were drawn to his bright, fun and creative photographs. When we first met with Damien, he put us at ease right away and listened to everything we wanted while also advising us from his wealth of experience. I’m not the most relaxed in front of a camera, but during our engagement shoot we relaxed immediately and had so much fun! The photographs were fantastic and really captured our chemistry as a couple. We were able to use the photographs for our wedding which made it even more special. During our big day, Damien worked incredibly hard capturing everything we had asked for and more! Our photographs arrived much quicker than we had initially expected and watching out showreel with some champagne and wedding cake brought back some wonderful memories - and some forgotten ones too! We would highly recommend Damien! Siân and Ben
Melissa & Stephen
Married in August 2018
December 2018
We would highly recommend Damien he's an amazing photographer and such a lovely person.
Damien came to our rescue when we found out the photographer we already booked a year before our wedding went bankrupt. We were really stressed and upset about finding another one with only 7 months to go before our wedding. Then we found Damien on facebook he'd recently shot a wedding of someone I went to school with when we contacted Damien he was really nice and understanding and was sympatric to what had happened to us he sent us across his package deals and his pictures - we were amazed at his work and we booked him straight away, we met him closer to the wedding to go over what pictures are most important to us and just to get to know a little bit more about each other, so when it came to our wedding day we weren't all complete strangers which was nice because we felt more relaxed. The wedding day went really smoothly none of the pictures were forced it was all really natural and he just captured everyones laughter and the enjoyment of the day everyone loved him and he made everyone laugh when it came to the group photos. Our photos came back within a few weeks and they were absolutely amazing! We've had so many nice comments on the photos. Damien also made us a slide show of pictures to music which was incredible it made us relive the day again and brought tears to our eyes, we also received a presentation box with a few printed pictures and a USB with all the pictures on it. The quality of everything has been to a very high standard. We would highly recommend Damien he's an amazing photographer and such a lovely person. Melissa and Stephen
Beth & Jez
Married in August 2018
December 2018
Thrilled!
Myself and “The Hub” (as he is now known) had a clear idea in our minds about the style of photography we were after, but also the personality of the photographer was a big factor. We had met a couple of photographers previously but Damien immediately made us feel at ease and was far more organised and forthcoming than the others we had met. Our wedding party only equated to 30 people and so we were keen to get someone who could organise some big personalities but also who would get along with our friends and family. Damien was the perfect guy. He is chatty and easy to get along with and everyone at the wedding loved him. He made sure we got the shots we wanted without taking up a lot of our time, and directed our rowdy rabble with the greatest of ease. He blended into the background when he needed to to get some epic portraits, but also helped to organise the day and the people and was actually a huge help on the day! The pics of just the two of us were a lot of fun to do and Damien was there to help us relax in front of the camera, he instantly read that we wanted them to be fun and a bit quirky and he directed us perfectly to capture some great moments between the two of us. To say I am thrilled with the end result is an understatement, the photos are full of life, fun, colour and he captured the mood of the day and the personality of our friends and family perfectly. I usually hate photos of myself but I am totally blown away with the shots he took. He managed to snap more than just the people - he documented the character of the building we were in and the environment and ambience of the day overall. The hardest part is choosing which ones to print out! If ever I am in need of a photographer for any future events I’ll book Damien in a heartbeat. You won’t regret doing the same!
Beth & Jez
Married in August 2018
December 2018
f ever I am in need of a photographer for any future events I’ll book Damien in a heartbeat. You won’t regret doing the same!
Myself and “The Hub” (as he is now known) had a clear idea in our minds about the style of photography we were after, but also the personality of the photographer was a big factor. We had met a couple of photographers previously but Damien immediately made us feel at ease and was far more organised and forthcoming than the others we had met. Our wedding party only equated to 30 people and so we were keen to get someone who could organise some big personalities but also who would get along with our friends and family. Damien was the perfect guy. He is chatty and easy to get along with and everyone at the wedding loved him. He made sure we got the shots we wanted without taking up a lot of our time, and directed our rowdy rabble with the greatest of ease. He blended into the background when he needed to to get some epic portraits, but also helped to organise the day and the people and was actually a huge help on the day! The pics of just the two of us were a lot of fun to do and Damien was there to help us relax in front of the camera, he instantly read that we wanted them to be fun and a bit quirky and he directed us perfectly to capture some great moments between the two of us. To say I am thrilled with the end result is an understatement, the photos are full of life, fun, colour and he captured the mood of the day and the personality of our friends and family perfectly. I usually hate photos of myself but I am totally blown away with the shots he took. He managed to snap more than just the people - he documented the character of the building we were in and the environment and ambience of the day overall. The hardest part is choosing which ones to print out! If ever I am in need of a photographer for any future events I’ll book Damien in a heartbeat. You won’t regret doing the same!
Ellie & Andy
Married in August 2018
December 2018
Damien blended seamlessly into the day.
Let me start by saying that Damien was the absolute dream photographer for my wedding this year. For two people who aren't particularly happy in front of a camera, he made us feel comfortable in his presence from the very first phonecall consultation. From there he invited us to have a pre-wedding shoot which gave us a taster of the experience we would have on the day and allowed us to experiment with poses to see what suited us and what didn't. We had ongoing communication with Damien from start to finish to make sure that we would have all of the shots we wanted on the day (grooms first sight of the bride, the dress, the getting ready shots etc as well as the family group shots which our parents wanted). Damien blended seamlessly into the day, with many of my guests left wondering how he got such great shots as they rarely saw him! Damien worked incredibly hard to be in the right place at the right time and was continually conscious of aspects like angles and sunsets to give us photos we could have only dreamt of. This was all the more incredible because he had never been to our venue before. When we received our pictures we were elated. He captured the day so well and the emotion in each shot was stunning. From proud mothers looking at us, to giggling bridesmaids to partying friends; it was all perfect. The colours were vibrant, the shots were clear and (dare we say it) we looked great!!! You would never have guessed we were the awkward and camera shy people from before. Since then, I have been asked several times for Damien's contact by my guests as they were so impressed. This man is excellent and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone.
Victoria & Pip
Married in June 2018
December 2018
I couldn;t recommned Damien enough
We are both so so thrilled with the photos Damien took of our wedding, they were everything we hoped for and more! In the run up to the wedding Damien was professional and reassuring – I always felt that everything was in hand. On the day itself, Damien managed the balance between creativity and drifting into the background perfectly. The photos of me and my husband are beautiful, creative and entirely capture our personalities. So too do the pictures of our friends and family enjoying the day, clearly unaware that Damien was even there. I couldn’t recommend Damien highly enough, and we both thank him for his help in capturing the memories of the best day of our lives!
Location & Contact Details

Address

London, Greater London, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Ely

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M11

Nearest Train Station

Ely

Nearest Airport

Stansted

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Industry Awards (1)

Bridebook Gold Award
FAQ
(10)

What is your most memorable wedding?

My first ever one as a photographer, I didn't get paid but I was absolutely terrified but loved it at the same time.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Natural, Joyful, Colourful, Emotional, Vibrant.

What about your business are you most proud of?

The feedback I get from my couples. Playing such an important role in the biggest day of somebody's life and delivering images that genuinely touch them is extremely rewarding.

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

Take it one step at a time. Book your venue then look for a photographer and so on. I always think a band works better than a disco.

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

One made me laugh recently when the bride had several photos framed and displayed in the gents toilets of all the grooms dodgy hairstyles through the years! It's always great if people can throw in a bit of humour!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Once I take an enquiry we arrange a phone or Skype call. Once the booking is confirmed we lease around 1 month prior to the wedding and I send over a planning document covering essential information for the day, timings, must have shots etc.

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

A backlit sunset shot is my "Signature Shot" I guess.

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

A groom giving his bride a piggyback, it's also one of my favourite ever shots!

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Tell it like it is, there's no point in pretending it didn't happen and you'll want to remember your day as it was. Nothing wrong with a few umbrellas or indoor shots!

Describe how you got into photography.

My parents always took terrible family photos and my wife has a really bad memory so photography became and important way for me of documenting life. Once I had bought my first DSLR around 10 years it became a real passion and I dreamed of being able to do it for a living one day.

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