Maria Assia Photography

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Documentary wedding photography for kick-ass couples who love life, adventure and fabulous, fun and storytelling photos
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£1900
Details

Photography Style

First Look Photographer
Reportage / Documentary
Modern
Artistic

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Online Proofing
Flexible Hours on the Day
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
Videography Available
Images on USB
Full Description
Hi, I’m Maria, a Documentary Wedding Photographer in London and the South East of the UK with an passion for adventure and people who are in love with life and are mad about each other. Whether you are planning a wedding near by or a faraway wedding that you need an brilliant 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 session, the speeches and the outrageous party at the end of your day. I’ll capture all the things that you’ll remember forever and those that you will otherwise forget soon after your day has passed with a blast. No stiff and cheesy poses or grinning like a pancake on my watch. 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. Maria x

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Maria Assia
Hi, I'm so glad you are looking through my work. I can't wait to tell the story of your wedding in my photographs in an unobtrusive, natural and relaxed way. Pull up a chair, drop me a line, and let's chat everything weddings :) Maria xx

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2012
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
(24)
Heather & Freddie
Wedding: March 2017
December 2017
Simply a Maria gave us a 5* service
Maria gave us a 5* service, a beautiful pre-wedding shoot in a quirky location to relax us for the big day and some beautiful shots of our wedding. Maria was fantastic and we greatly appreciated all she did to capture our special day.
Bryony & Charlie
Wedding: June 2016
December 2017
We could not be more grateful x
We were fortunate enough not only to have Maria to photograph our London wedding celebrations but also our second wedding celebration in the South of France. She really did the most incredible job on both occasions. She really made sure that she took the time to understand what we wanted and she captured both days perfectly. Her attention to detail in every shot we saw is amazing and she is so clever at reflecting the mood and spirit of the day. She genuinely has the ability of making photos come to life - a unique and incredible talent. She also had the genius skill of capturing us when relaxed but still looking good. We were also really impressed with the way she made us relax during both of the days. She really went above and beyond the call of a photographer's remit and we wouldn't have had anyone else. Thank you so much Maria.
Carolina & Kimon
Wedding: November 2017
December 2017
Wow!
Wow! The photos are absolutely gorgeous and we are so happy with them! Thank you.
Felicity & Jan
Wedding: July 2017
December 2017
Highly recommended!
Maria was an absolutely brilliant photographer for our wedding. She was very friendly and easy to talk to, which along with her obvious talent, enabled her to take some amazing shots at our pre-wedding shoot. On the day of the wedding she was more than a photographer, being generally helpful with the smooth running of the day and taking stunning shots that we and our guests will be able to treasure forever. Everything was efficient and professional but also very warm and friendly.
Elizabeth & Daniel
Wedding: September 2017
December 2017
Simply wonderful photos
We spent a long time looking for a photographer for our wedding, and are so happy that we went with Maria. Her warm & friendly attitude helped to calm our nerves for the photos on our special day, and we really appreciated the pre-wedding shoot and Skype chats. Needless to say, we’re so happy with the images she captured. The photos are a wonderful mix, beautifully documenting key parts of our day, capturing small intimate moments during the ceremony and, of course, the energy & fun of the reception. We would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer for their big day.
Luisa & Richard
Wedding: April 2017
December 2017
A huge heartfelt thank you from us both.
I cannot thank you enough for the most fun, unobtrusive and flattering pictures of our big day. You completely captured our essence, the vibe and all those nearest and dearest to us. You heroically dodged and halted traffic; you did your research for the best and most scenic spots; and through the photos you have created a lasting montage of the memories for the day for us which is utterly priceless.
Location & Contact Details

Address

3 The Old Walk, Otford, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN14 5PP

Travel Notes

Easily accessible from London Victoria, London Bridge, as well as other major London stations

Nearest Town

Sevenoaks

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M25, J5

Nearest Train Station

Otford

Nearest Airport

Gatwick

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Press & Awards
(4)

Press & Awards (2)

Want that Wedding, Save the Date Magazine
Your Perfect Wedding Photographer, The Wedding Community, Bride vs Groom

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
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(1)
FAQ
(10)

What is your most memorable wedding?

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.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

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!

What about your business are you most proud of?

relaxed, fun, real, emotional, documentary

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

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

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'.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

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 the No. 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?

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!

What do you recommend for a rainy day 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 how you got into photography.

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.