Dan Rayner Photography
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`Relaxed, natural documentary wedding photography
Products and Services
Bridal Prep Shots
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on USB
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-wedding Venue Visit
Second Shooter Available
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Reportage / Documentary
Pricing & Costs
- Hopefully as you start planning your big day you have an idea of the style you want the day to take and that the photography is going to be a big part of not only the day but as possibly the main record of your wedding for years to come. I would say that at least 50% of the couples who pick me to capture their day always say that they aren’t comfortable in front of the camera, all of which always look amazing in the photos that I edit usually due to the fact I shoot in a documentary way meaning I capture real moments as they happen and not posed shots. Being chosen as the photographer for every wedding means a huge amount to me and whilst I like to have fun, crack the odd joke and enjoy the day as one of the guests I also realise the huge level of trust placed on my shoulders to do what I sell myself for, to capture the day and tell a story purely through my still images. I’ve never been one to try and conform to fit into a category and for the past few years I’ve approached every wedding with my usual style of relaxed, informal and fun documentary photography but have embraced my love of film looking black and white images to develop my own style which sits between documentary and fine art. My approach is certainly as a documentary photographer capturing moments as the happen naturally but there are certain aspects of the wedding which deserve a little more control such as confetti, bride and groom portraits, a handful of group shots and the increasingly popular first look (where the bride and groom see each other before walking down the aisle, both looking their best and a perfect time for bride and groom shots which leaves more time for you to enjoy the drinks reception and hopefully have some canapés!
ExperienceYear Business Was Established2003# Of Weddings HostedMore than 50# Of People In Team1Public Liability InsuranceYes
Location & Contact Details
What is your most memorable wedding?
Hard to pick a stand out alone but I've had some awesome days from Commando Officers Mess to Wedding Coordinator Friend to Film Stars (think new Pirates of the Caribbean!)
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Relaxed, Informal, Fun, Stressfree & Natural
What about your business are you most proud of?
Finally finding a way of working that is true to my spirit
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Make sure the photographer you choose is someone you can get on with, nothing worse that a day being followed by someone you can't stand!
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Either a donut/rallying Bride & Groom or my favourite wedding coordinator sitting down for a cup of tea before the ceremony
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Meeting is a must! understanding what both parties want and making sure we connect, having fun and being relaxed - and maybe a beer along the way
What is the #1 photo that you think every couple should take?
The wedding breakfast room, so much planning goes into this one part that is trashed as soon as people get inside.
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
Drone footage of the Groom running donuts with the Bride riding shotgun
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Wellies, Coats and an outdoors attitude!
Describe how you got into photography.
Walking in the Lake District, taking photos on a free 35mm camera I got when I opened a bank account - many years later I'm still very much learning and improving
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