Michael Maurer Photography

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I am a London-based wedding photographer with a colourful, documentary-style approach. My aim is to photograph all the fun and joy of your wedding day in the most naural way possible.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£1495
Details

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

Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary
Modern
Full Description
I take bold, colourful and heartfelt images by being as unobtrusive as possible. I won’t stage or direct moments, and promise not to take you away from your guests (or delicious canapés!) for an hour-long photoshoot. I’ll arrange any formal family photos you’d like, and focus on all the fun and unique moments for the rest of the day. Whether it's an intimate gathering with a handful of people in England, or a big party with 150+ friends and family abroad, I’ll blend in with your guests and provide a beautiful record of your day. At a distance or in the middle of the action, I'm always on the lookout for what is about to happen next. From your bridesmaid’s reactions to seeing you in your dress for the first time to walking back down the aisle as a newly married couple, I’ll be there for all the important moments that will unfold throughout the day. Beyond those, I’ll also capture the fleeting, split-second interactions with those you love the most. I consider myself to be warm, approachable and easy-going. In my spare time, I love making pizzas, drinking coffee and playing video games. A website can only go so far, so if you'd like to see more wedding photos (or what I'm up to!) have a look at my Instagram. My priority is to deliver outstanding service and timeless images that you and your family will cherish for many years to come, but I’d like to think that what I do goes way beyond that. From the moment you book me until after you’ve received your wedding photos, I’m available for anything you might need. I treat everyone that hires me as a friend, and I love spending some time getting to know you and hearing about your wedding plans. Your trust in me helps me create genuine photos.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Michael Maurer
Thanks so much for having a look at my work - I'm just thrilled you're here! I love taking time to get to know the couples that book me and I take a genuine interest in all the weddings I photograph. If you'd like to know more about me feel free to have a look around my Instagram. I'm based in St. Margarets (just over the bridge from Richmond). I'd love to hear from you!

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2014
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
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Gulsun & Kemal
Married in March 2019
January 2017
Michael's attention to detail and being able to capture those small moments that are normally missed was priceless.
We hired Michael as our wedding photographer on the 9th February 2019. His attitude, personality and approach to our wedding made us feel comfortable and we felt relaxed knowing our wedding picture were in good hands. Michael's attention to detail and being able to capture those small moments that are normally missed was priceless. We wanted a photographer that could blend into the background and take natural, unposed, "real life" pictures. It's earned him the nickname "ninjatographer" between me and my husband. All our friends and family absolutely love the photos he took on the day and they also found him friendly and approachable. We would definitely recommend him to friends and family getting married. Big thanks Michael, Gulsun and Kemal
Emily & Tom
Married in September 2018
January 2017
From our first email enquiry and to making our beautiful photo album, Michael has been the most organised, most polite and most talented photographer we could have chosen.
We struck gold when we found Michael. From our first email enquiry and to making our beautiful photo album, Michael has been the most organised, most polite and most talented photographer we could have chosen. He made us both feel totally at ease in front of the camera - we didn't even know it was there half the time. We've come to feel like he is more of a friend than someone we paid to photograph our wedding so we loved having him with us and he played such a huge role in making it our 'best day ever'. Not only is Michael lovely to have around but his photos are just beautiful - although this did make for a very tricky time deciding which ones to print and have in our album! We also had a videographer who Michael had never met until our wedding day and he worked alongside her so professionally - lots of our guests thought they were business partners as they worked so well together! In all, Michael is patient, professional, friendly, super organised and an all round lovely guy. If you're after candid photographs to document your perfect day then Michael is 100% your man. We can't recommend him enough and we look forward to seeing him again when he photographs my sister's wedding in the not too distant future - we hope ;-)
Craig & Aneesah
Married in July 2018
January 2017
We knew from seeing his work that he'd capture our day perfectly; what we couldn't have anticipated, though, was his attention to detail, his responsiveness, and his level of care.
Michael did an incredible job photographing our wedding at the Barbican. We knew from seeing his work that he'd capture our day perfectly; what we couldn't have anticipated, though, was his attention to detail, his responsiveness, and his level of care. We couldn't recommend him highly enough!
Charlotte & Jack
Married in July 2018
January 2017
. He captures everything so beautifully, and even managed to send us over a few extras that we asked for because we just couldn't get enough. He has truly left us wishing that we could do it all over again!!
Aside from being an obviously brilliant photographer and so professional from start to finish, Michael is also such a lovely person to work with, it was just like having a friend with us at our wedding. We were lost for words at his ability to capture every single emotion and happy moment on our day while being completely unobtrusive and blending in with our guests. We fell in love with his documentary style photography from the moment we saw his work and instantly knew he was the one for us. Every photo is so natural and taken at just the right moment! Although we can normally feel a little awkward having our picture taken, he allowed us to feel so relaxed which meant we really got to take everything in and enjoy our day to the fullest. He had our album ready for us to view less than a week later which was just incredible timing and we still feel like we can relive our special day now whenever we look through them. He captures everything so beautifully, and even managed to send us over a few extras that we asked for because we just couldn't get enough. He has truly left us wishing that we could do it all over again!! Thank you so much Michael!
John & Kat
Married in June 2018
January 2017
Almost everyone says that getting married is the best day of their lives and Michael has definitely made sure we and our friends won't forget the fun that was had.
We both didn't want to spend our day posing for hours and having a load planned group shots and found it very hard to find a photographer that had the reportage style we liked and Post production style too. My wife found Michaels website and although he had some great examples of group shots his style stood out. We met him twice to run through what we wanted and he tailored it to suit. A very happy and smiley person that dressed for the occasion merging into our groups of friends and family taking photos without anyone knowing. To get those photos come through with all the moments we loved and those we missed too of people having fun, laughing, drinking, drinking some more, and then of course dancing was a joy. Almost everyone says that getting married is the best day of their lives and Michael has definitely made sure we and our friends won't forget the fun that was had.
Gabriela & Raul
Married in May 2018
January 2017
And now, just two weeks later, he has sent over the most breath-taking, eye-welling, giggle-inducing, magical photographs of the happiest weekend of our lives. We haven't been able to stop scrolling through the images he sent us and laughing, crying, and aw-ing in turn.
From our very first email exchange and Skype conversation we knew Michael was the one. He's so charming, positive, and vibrant that even in the earliest of conversations his personality shines through the distance and screens between himself and clients. From day 1 to day-of (and ever after) Michael has been attentive, warm, and adaptable. Leading up to the event he made sure to keep in touch, if only to say hello and express his growing excitement. During the wedding, he blended in so well that we felt his energy but didn't even notice the camera (or him too much, as he can somehow be everywhere at once). And now, just two weeks later, he has sent over the most breath-taking, eye-welling, giggle-inducing, magical photographs of the happiest weekend of our lives. We haven't been able to stop scrolling through the images he sent us and laughing, crying, and aw-ing in turn. Michael is an exceptional photographer, with an incredible ability to capture truly candid moments, these expressions and emotions that would otherwise flicker by and... well, his work speaks for itself. But as for him? Michael exemplifies the great distinction between service and hospitality. Service is fine: transactional, detached, and straight to the point. Hospitality goes beyond that: it is about giving, intimacy, and all in the details. Hospitality is an act of love. Michael's manner and work speak more to those virtues that than any vendor we could have dreamed of. Throughout this process, he has become closer to friend and family. We could not be more fortunate to have had him as such an important part of the goofiest, funnest, most perfect day ever. Thanks, Michael! We love ya. xoxo, gabi & raúl
Location & Contact Details

Address

Richmond-upon-Thames, Greater London, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Richmond

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

St. Margarets

Nearest Airport

Heathrow

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FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

As cheesy as it sounds, there isn't one! Every wedding has such a different and unique feeling to it, and that's memorable in itself! I could photograph at the same venue for the rest of my life, and I wouldn't get tired of my job because I love how different each couple is.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Natural, unobtrusive, creative, clean and bold.

What about your business are you most proud of?

My partner Eleanor! It's technically "just me", but she's always there to give me that little push when I need it the most. When I moved to the UK 3 years ago, she helped go full-time instead of pursuing a more traditional career.

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

Don't feel like you have to do something at your wedding just because everyone else has. It's your day, and there's no right or wrong - just YOU. Donuts instead of a cake and pizza for dinner - why not?!

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

Home-made honey jars as little gifts for all the guests.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

We'll get together for a coffee (or a Zoom!) and get to know each other and talk about your wedding day. If you decide to book me we'll sign a contract and meet again about one month or so before the wedding date. Here we'll confirm all the little details and talk about your day. After all the pictures are edited you can expect to receive them no later than 6 weeks after the wedding date (usually 2-3 weeks). I'll be here every step along the way to help with any questions you might have.

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

The one you don't know I'm taking! :-)

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Realising that your day will be just as beautiful as if it hadn't rained.

Describe how you got into photography.

I started out photographing music festivals in Puerto Rico - It's a long story, and I'd love to tell it to you!