Ross Hurley Photography

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Alternative, fun and natural wedding photographer.
Details
Products and Services
Back-up Equipment
Bridal Prep Shots
Images on USB
Personal Online Gallery
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Wedding Albums
Photography Style
Artistic
Modern
Reportage / Documentary
Pricing & Costs
Prices start at
  • £1495
Reviews
(11)
Ross was amazing from start to finish...
Jul 2016
Happily married
Ross was amazing from start to finish. We were nervous about having our photo taken. He was amazing when we contacted him and explained ... 

When my husband...
Oct 2016
Happily married
When my husband and I were researching for a photographer we came across Ross's website and thought his blogs stood out from others. We ... 

We met Ross initially for coffee...
Sep 2016
Happily married
We met Ross initially for coffee, and immediately felt relaxed, comfortable and knew very quickly we were making the right choice. From ... 

Ross was very professional...
Aug 2016
Happily married
Ross was very professional and made us feel comfortable. We loved his alternative approach to photography and the moments he captured wh... 

Ross was excellent throughout the process...
Sep 2016
Happily married
Ross was excellent throughout the process. His creativity & vision matched what we asked for perfectly. His eye for detail & fresh ideas... 

A FANTASTIC all...
Oct 2015
Happily married
A FANTASTIC all-round guy! Brilliant from start to finish. Great communication, imagination and a real pleasure to have around on the we... 

We couldn't have chosen a better photographer for...
Mar 2016
Happily married
We couldn't have chosen a better photographer for our wedding. We love looking back through our photos. With each one, we remember exact... 

Ross did an amazing job all round...
Oct 2016
Happily married
Ross did an amazing job all round. From my bridal prep right up until he left I felt totally comfortable having him photograph all my gu... 

One of the ways in which Ross is different to...
Aug 2016
Happily married
One of the ways in which Ross is different to other photographers was his engagement shoot. Ross asked us to choose a location which me... 

From arranging to meet with Ross...
Aug 2016
Happily married
From arranging to meet with Ross and booking him on the spot, through to the engagement shoot and then finally our wedding day it has al... 

Ross was so calming...
Sep 2016
Happily married
Ross was so calming and relaxing to be around and made us both feel at ease in front of the camera. He took some amazing shots and some ... 

Full Description
  • 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 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 2015
  • Personal Message from the Manager
    Name of Wedding Contact: Ross Hurley
    Hi there, Many thanks for checking out my profile on Bride Book. Have a look around and if you would like to contact me, just drop me a line to info@rosshurley.com with the subject 'Bride Book Bride" Kind Regards Ross
  • Experience
    Year Business Was Established
    2013
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    More than 50
    # Of People In Team
    1
    Public Liability Insurance
    Yes
Press & Awards
(3)
Press and Awards (2)
https://www.rocknrollbride.com/2014/09/neo-victorian-steampunk-wedding-jojo-andy
http://www.rockmywedding.co.uk/vicky-tom/
Accreditations / Associations (1)
SWPP
Photos
(54)
Location & Contact Details
  • Directions
    • Address
    • 20 Lyndhurst Road, Bexleyheath, Greater London, DA7 6DF, England
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FAQ
(10)
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 from a wedding day and is what you show off to family and friends for years to come. So book the right photographer on style and quality not on budget.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
When a bride and groom do it their way and include everything that means something special to them.
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 know some photographers who would hide away and using boring inside areas to get their pictures. But 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.