Ross Hurley Photography
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Alternative, fun and natural wedding photographer.
Products and Services
Bridal Prep Shots
Images on USB
Personal Online Gallery
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Reportage / Documentary
Pricing & Costs
- Hello, Im Ross. I am an ex-national music and press photographer based in Kent. I photograph alternative, fun and natural wedding photography. I realised during my own big day that wedding photography didn't have to be about boring poses and fake smiles. Using my skills as an ex-press photographer, I photograph each wedding using a documentary approach. Capturing all those key moments, the smiles, the laugher and the odd joyful tear! I then blend this with alternative and fun portraits using my own unique look. I was listed in the Evening Standard’s 13 Best Wedding Photographers In London I was also voted regional finalist for best wedding photographer for London and the South-East in The 2015, 2016 and 2017 Wedding Industry Awards. “I do not know where to even begin! Ross was an absolutely fantastic person to have on board for our perfect day. From our initial meeting right through to receiving the beautiful wedding album, Ross was fantastic. He understood everything we wanted from a photographer and also gave us some fantastic inspiration. He is so friendly, professional, 100% reliable and an amazing photographer! On our wedding day he was such a calming influence and all of our guests loved him and his approach to capturing our day! I could not have asked for anything more and i would recommend Ross to everyone!! Thank you Ross!!!!” - Stacey and Gareth
ExperienceYear Business Was Established2013# Of Weddings HostedMore than 50# Of People In Team1Public Liability InsuranceYes
Press & Awards
Location & Contact Details
What is your most memorable wedding?
I photographed an awesome steampunk wedding that has been blogged by the UK's leading alternative wedding blog Rock n Roll Bride. To view more from this wedding head to - http://www.rosshurley.com/steam-punk-wedding-nettlestead-place-jojo-andy/
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Alternative, fun, natural, cool and creative
What about your business are you most proud of?
The incredible testimonials I receive from past couples. It gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling.
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Book early and budget for a good photographer. It's the pictures that remain after a wedding day and is what you show off to family and friends for years to come. So book the right photographer for you, get the style and quality you want. There are many types of photographer, so do your homework and know if you're a couple who favour modern, documentary, arty or even traditional. There's someone out there for everyone.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
I'm a big fan of when a couple make a lot of their own details. From jam jars to wild flowers. The DIY approach can really give a wedding it's own identity.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
After the booking has gone through, we meet for an engagement shoot a few months before the wedding. This helps with wedding day photography nerves and gets the couple used to me and how I work. It also means I'm not a stranger on the day and intact another friend in the congregation. On the day itself, I'm with the couple from bridal preparation until first dance, photographing all the key areas and generally enjoying the whole day with everyone. After the wedding a publish a small teaser of the images on my website within a few days. I then send the couple the full set of images 6-8 weeks after the wedding on a personal gallery for the to see vis the interweb. A week or so later the couple then receive a USB in a cool wooden box that houses their entire collection of images. If the couple have booked one of my amazing hand made leather albums, we then start the preparation and design of that.
What is the #1 photo that you think every couple should take?
There isn't. I don't believe in planning the must have shots! Why try to envisage what the day will bring and pre plan the wedding photography? Why not let the day unfold and create alternative and fun images that best tells the story of that day. For example why try and re-create an image you have seen on Pinterest, when you could create a new and unique image that other couples will be pinning themselves for years to come.
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
Far to many to mention. Take a look at http://www.rosshurley.com and make your own judgement. :-)
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Get out there and get a little wet! Don't try and hide away and pretend it's not raining. If it's raining on your wedding day, do not worry. I believe in telling the story of the day. So if it's wet, then let's use it to our advantage. Use the rain to get some unique and amazing images. I actually get couples booking me on my wet weather images alone.
Describe how you got into photography.
After university, I started my photography career in the music industry in 2001. I photographed many large bands from around the world from The Strokes, Blur and The White Stripes to Usher at Wembley Arena. From there I moved into press photography for newspapers like News Of The World, The Daily Mail, The Sun, The Mirror and photographed many 'celebs' from Angelina Jolie to Kate Moss. In 2013 I moved into wedding photography and brought over all my previous skills to create my own unique approach.