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I’m Andy, a Nottingham wedding photographer who specialises in candid, natural, relaxed and documentary wedding photography, believing in a subtle approach to photography to capture the natural beauty
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£600
Details

Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary

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
Online Shop
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Images on USB
Full Description
Weddings are not only an important day in a couple’s lives, but a beautiful prologue to their stories. It marks both the beginning and end of a phase of their lives, as they leave their separate lives behind and begin a new life together Second to a photographer, I am a storyteller, and extremely passionate about photography, and believe the mark of this new chapter needs to be told in the best possible way. My goal is to capture natural, beautiful, fun and unposed wedding photos, giving you a comprehensive story of your wedding in whatever format it takes! With my style and my experience, I will bring these special memories to life for years to come, in a creative, honest, and beautiful way. I believe a wedding should flow. It is a day to be enjoyed by everyone, meaning a lot to not only the bride and groom but all their loved ones too. It’s this that carries my passion for wedding photography; I follow the day as it happens, capturing all those special moments of not just the bride and groom, but friends reuniting, surprise family guests, and every joyous hug and tear shed. It’s these moments that build your wedding day to leave you with special memories you will cherish. I like to be honest and clear with my prices and whats covered, no confusing pricing structures or bespoke packages here, just one price. >>Coverage from £600.00<< My commitment and promises to you No fake smiles. No interfering with your day. An Individual approach to each wedding. My absolute best efforts, skills and dedication, before, during and after your wedding. Honest and true images of your day. 100% guaranteed to be free from cliché!!! Please take a look around a few of my most recent weddings, have a read of my blog and check out my Instgram, Facebook or Twitter feed to see what I'm like! One last thing - I PROMISE I WON'T MAKE YOU SAY "CHEESE"!

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2014
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
Reviews
(51)
Gill and Brian
Married in October 2020
October 2020
Would 100% recommend Andy
Would 100% recommend Andy, really helpful and flexible with us having to change our wedding date and venue numerous times due to COVID. friendly and non-intrusive documentary style wedding photography and the photos are amazing and exactly what we wanted.
Helen and George
Married in August 2020
August 2020
Though the COVID Problems - Andy has been Great
Andy has been very supportive throughout the whole process. He was incredibly quick to offer support and advice, and was eager to make sure we were happy with whatever decisions were being made. It was obvious that Andy has our best interests at heart, and on our wedding day he was extremely flexible to accommodate the changing nature of the event. He seemed to be everywhere at once, and captured a fantastic range of different moments that occurred during our day. We are so pleased with the quality of the photos, and the speed at which we received them (1 week after the wedding day!). There are a large range of photos to choose from and we have loved looking through them and seeing the moments he captured. We can't wait to use them to create some lovely photo albums to be able to look back and remember the day in the future.
Sian and Dunc
Married in February 2020
February 2017
Andy- professional, helpful, such a friendly guy!
Andy was our photographer at our wedding party and we were so impressed from the start of planning to the end result. He really is super talented! Andy blended into the party perfectly, you didn't know he was there. How he managed to capture so much of the night from one side of the room to the other, I will never know! The photos tell the story of the night... you really can remember everything when you flick through them! For any brides wanting every special moment captured (as well as the funny ones) I'd highly recommend Andy- professional, helpful, and such a friendly guy!
Emma and David
Married in January 2020
February 2017
I can not recommend him enough! Thank you Andy x
Andy was a natural photographer we came across after searching on google. We loved how his images told the story of the day and knew instantly that’s what we were after. From start to finish he’s been great and we are delighted with our images from our December wedding. He really managed to capture the day without being in peoples faces and I can not recommend him enough! Thank you Andy x
Liz and Loz
Married in December 2019
February 2017
Thank you for capturing our special day!
Andy was great, from the first meeting to confirming details for the big day, his experience was obvious. He knew how things run and which questions to ask us! On the day he was always there to help out. But also melted into the background and we've had so many compliments on the photos. I would definitely recommend Andy to anyone looking for an innovative documentary-style wedding photographer. Thank you for capturing our special day with a smooth finesse!
Mhairi & Carl
Married in November 2019
February 2017
I cannot recommend Saywell HQ highly enough!
I cannot recommend Saywell HQ highly enough, Andy was just brilliant, he captured each and every moment with the most stunning photographs. He exceeded all expectations. From first point of contact Andy is incredibly friendly & so easy to get along with, he put us straight at ease, talked us through the entire wedding day beginning to end, answered any and every question we had, helping us with any worries we had. On the day Andy was fantastic, he just fit in so well with everyone it was like he was part of the family. I would urge anyone who is looking for a wedding photographer to have a look through Andy's work. We knew from the beginning of our wedding planning we didn't want to have any of the awkward posing for photo's & 'say cheese' that we've experienced at previous weddings, we personally couldn't think of anything worse, and Andy's style dealt with that perfectly, by not having the forced posed kind of photos & Andy's eye for that 'perfect' shot, we have got some absolutely beautiful photos that we will treasure for the rest of our lives. The few posed formals we had were also absolutely brilliant, the pre-planning of these meant they were organised, exactly what we wanted with who we wanted & took the least amount of time from the day as possible. My personal favourite part of the day was the informal mini photo shoot of me & my husband later in the day, it was honestly so much fun I haven't laughed so much in a long time, and the photos that have come from it are simply stunning. I am so incredibly happy with each and every photo, the entire experience & before and after care I would urge anyone looking for a photographer to get in contact with Saywell HQ. I can guarantee you Andy will provide you with the most perfect wedding photos, nothing but completely professional, friendly & patient, Thank you so very much Andy :) Couldn't pick just one photo, could sit here for hours choosing favourites!
Location & Contact Details

Address

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

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FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

Wow - that's a tough question! Every wedding is different - people, venue, weather - all can be good or bad! My first wedding will always be special as it totally made my head spin.. I've been fortunate to photograph many different types of weddings from Asian, outdoor forest weddings, big church weddings, small village hall weddings and even a wedding on a bus... I can honestly say that I have yet to shoot a wedding day I didn't enjoy - each one is unique.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Honest, True, Candid, Fun, Cliche Free!

What about your business are you most proud of?

The kind words received from my happy couples, genuinely takes my breath away when people take the time to leave reviews, send thank you cards and recommend me to their family and friends.

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

Make sure you fully understand what you are paying for - don't get stung by people charging you extra for things that would normally be included! It's like buying a car and being charged extra for the windows! I do not limit the number of photos I supply from your day!

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

A flash mob of guests singing the couples favourite song - they had no idea!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

The first step - we always have a chin wag on the phone so we can get a vibe for each other and make sure that my style works for you. I'm always totally honest; and if my style doesn't fit with what you are after I will always let you know and give you some advice on other options. If after the phone call you wanted to book me to cover your special day; I will send you a booking form, then complete a wedding contract and after a £200 deposit is paid - you are all booked up. Around 6 weeks before the wedding we meet up (typically at the venue) and discuss the final details, timings etc.. Around a week or at the latest two weeks after your wedding I will upload your photos to your secure online gallery - from here you can download, print or share.

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

Being a documentary photographer, I don't work to a shot list - but I have photos in my mind that I always look to capture.

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Nothing! Rain is just a bit of water - get a brolly and have some fun!

Describe how you got into photography.

I got into photography when my wife got a DSLR for her make-up blog and I was forever using her Canon 600d; so I was told to buy my own...