Surrey wedding photographer, telling your story with beautiful, elegant and relaxed images. Also covers Berkshire, Hampshire and Sussex.
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Products and Services
Bridal Prep Shots
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Second Shooter Available
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Reportage / Documentary
I am a storyteller and I want to provide you with a set of images that tell the full story of your day. Your photos will include lots of candids throughout the day, where I want to be the fly on the wall unobtrusively recording the emotions and the moments. There will be direction for the groups if you’re having them. And for your Bride and Groom couple shots, I will let you chill out while I take photos of you together. You won’t feel stressed and I won’t take you away for ages – I know this is your day and that you want to be enjoying the party not spending the day with the photographer!
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: Mercedes Evans
Hi, if you are looking for elegant and timeless photos that will tell the story of your wedding day please get in touch and have a chat to see how I can help you achieve your dream day. I look forward to hearing from you
Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
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Tim & Angela
Married in January 2019
a great help and an amazing photographer
From start to finish Mercedes was a great help. The pre wedding pictures were not only brilliant photos but also helped us to feel more relaxed on the day. Mercedes not o...
Steve & Naomi
Married in January 2019
She took time to get to know us
Mercedes was wonderful! She took time to get to know us and work out what we wanted. So many guests commented on how great she was and best of all, the photos were amaz...
Scott & Siobhan
Married in October 2018
we couldn't have found a better photographer!
Mercedes went above and beyond to capture our wedding day perfectly. We had an engagement shoot to get to know her and she was also present at our wedding rehersal to get...
Stuart & Becca
Married in July 2018
We couldn't be happier with the photographs
We couldn't be happier with the photographs from our wedding taken by Mercedes. She captured our day perfectly and was fantastic from start to finish. She asked us in adv...
Roger & Izzy
Married in January 2018
Mercedes knew just how to get the best out of us
We absolutely love our wedding photos - Mercedes knew just how to get the best out of us and we have some beautiful shots to treasure. The pre-wedding photo shoot was an...
Married in July 2017
If you are looking for a professional yet relaxed
If you are looking for a professional yet relaxed photographer with calmness, patience and good ideas then choose Mercedes! She took some beautiful shots of our wedding c...
A friend's wedding in the Lake district - they took over a huge house overlooking Lake Coniston and had an amazing band who the groom had followed for years. The setting was remarkable and it was really chilled. The ceremony took place in an old barn, with loads of little details that were personal to the couple and her son composed and sang a song to them and his sons did the best ever best men's speech, all done in rhyme.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
elegant, timeless, relaxed, happy, calm
What about your business are you most proud of?
Clients seem to love working with me, so I think I'd say my customer service. Very often at the end of the evening we get parents coming and thanking us for working so hard and for going over and above - everything from helping fix the bridesmaids' dresses with safety pins to making sure that the Bride and Groom have all the photos that they want
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Don't think that you have to have all the add-ons, like light up letters and photo booths, you can save yourself money and your guests won't even notice.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
A beautiful table display with photos of loved ones who had died and were sorely missed.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
When someone has enquired with me, I organise to meet up and show them some more of my work and we have an opportunity to ask questions to see if we are good fit for each other. When couples book they sign a contract and pay a retainer, with the outstanding amount being due a month before the wedding. If they have booked a package with an engagement shoot, we will arrange a mutually convenient time ( usually a weekday evening if it's the summer or a weekend in the winter). Then 6 weeks before the wedding I will email a questionnaire to the couple, which asks loads of questions; about everything from the bridal party to timings. From this I will make a timeline to be ok'd by the couple. From then we will be in fairly regular contact about any details. If the couple are getting married in church I will always try to attend the rehearsal, it's a great way to meet the family and wedding party as well as the vicar. On the wedding day I arrive approximately 90 minutes before the ceremony and will be there all day until after the first dance. If the couple would like a sneak peek on Facebook I will do this for them. The couple will then receive their full online wedding gallery within 4-6 weeks. If they are having an album I ask them to choose the photos and I then design the album. I always encourage my couples to get in touch if they have any questions at any point .
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
The photo that granny loves and will put on her mantlepiece - both of them embracing and looking into the camera
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
Not at a wedding but an engagement shoot, we were photographing by a lake and the couple were sitting side by side on a jetty. the only way I could get the angle I wanted was by wading into the water - with my jeans and trainers on and the water came up to my waist! It was the hot summer of 2018 and the water was like a bath!
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
If rain is going to spoil things for you have a wet weather plan, if not embrace it and make it very much a part of your wedding photos - wellies, umbrellas, puddle reflections and night shots are all super cool and great fun too!
Describe how you got into photography.
As with so many photographers I started photographing my children, then I did a diploma with the Photography Institute. When I first started my photography business I offered only family and newborn photography, weddings came a bit later. Now I just do weddings and a bit of family.