Zest Photography

Professional, full time, specialist wedding photographers covering all areas of the UK
Products and Services
Back-up Equipment
Bridal Prep Shots
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Last-minute Orders
Online Proofing
Online Shop
Personal Online Gallery
Photo booth Available
Photo Printing
Pre-wedding Consultation
Pre-wedding Venue Visit
Second Shooter Available
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Wedding Albums
Photography Style
First Look Photographer
Reportage / Documentary
Traditional / Classic
Pricing & Costs
Prices start at
  • £1495
They were amazing on the lead up...
Jun 2016
Happily married
They were amazing on the lead up, giving us lots of tips to help capture our amazing pictures. On the day they were superb. Julie was ab... 

Stood out right from the beginning...
Sep 2016
Happily married
Stood out right from the beginning and couldn't imagine anyone else capturing our big day

On the wedding day zest really captured our day beautifully...
Oct 2015
Happily married
On the wedding day zest really captured our day beautifully. I do feel that our pictures are unique to us. I have had friends that have... 

The couple are friendly...
Dec 2015
Happily married
The couple are friendly , helpful and knowledgable of what will look good and what won't . They make you feel relaxed while having your... 

They were both really helpful in the morning...
Sep 2016
Happily married
They were both really helpful in the morning, fitted in with our family and friends, so many great ideas for photos, always contact them... 

From the save the date through right through to the...
Jun 2016
Happily married
From the save the date through right through to the wedding day itself they were enthusiastic and passionate about capturing our day per... 

We are till to receive our albums so can '...
Jul 2016
Happily married
We are till to receive our albums so can't comment on the final end products yet. The photos that have been put online for us to vi... 

What a wonderful couple Zest are...
Apr 2016
Happily married
What a wonderful couple Zest are and what brilliant photographers. From start to finish they were enthusiastic, thoughtful, artistic, so... 

May 2016
Happily married
Rod & Julie are fantastic, they provided excellent support on our wedding day, our guests loved their company, the photos were amazing a... 

Thank you rod...
Sep 2016
Happily married
Thank you rod and Julie ( zest photography ) for making our wedding day so special. The shots you took were just amazing and we can't wa... 

Their knowledge is exceptional...
May 2016
Happily married
Their knowledge is exceptional and they helped with all the little things we wouldn't have thought of. Very quick to respond to our emai... 

Theses guys really made our day...
Jun 2016
Happily married
Theses guys really made our day. we did not feel they were working for us they felt like guests whilst taking amazing photos.

Fantastic from word dot...
Jul 2016
Happily married
Fantastic from word dot. Made us feel so comfortable and we made friends with our photographers!! which certainly makes things even bett... 

Zest photography's website is eye catching...
Sep 2016
Happily married
Zest photography's website is eye catching, Really informative and interesting. From first meeting, this lovely couple made us laugh and... 

Aug 2016
Happily married
. Throughout our day they added to the wonder of the occasion. Always there to offer advice and assist but never in the way.

Couldn't have asked for better photos they are...
May 2016
Happily married
Couldn't have asked for better photos they are truly amazing!!!

Both Rod...
Aug 2016
Happily married
Both Rod and Julie were fantastic from day one of booking them to cover our wedding. We had a pre shoot and discussion several months be... 

Excellent photographers...
Jun 2016
Happily married
Excellent photographers. Were very good at directing us as bride and groom but also other guests. They felt like part of the wedding par... 

Oct 2016
Happily married
Rod and Julie were fantastic. What a lovely couple who went above and beyond their roles as photographers to support us on the day and t... 

Best photographers I could have imagined...
Jun 2016
Happily married
Best photographers I could have imagined. They felt like more being our friends than being hired to make photos, as they fit in the grou... 

Jun 2016
Happily married
Rod and Julie of zest are without a doubt the best in the business and I really don't say that lightly ! I felt that they love what they... 

Apr 2016
Happily married
Rod & Julie really set us at ease on our day; from making us feel comfortable in front of the camera, to blending in with our guests and... 

Full Description
  • Hi, we are Rod and Julie and we absolutely love weddings. So much so that a little over 10 years ago we decided that we would shoot nothing else and now cover around 40-50 weddings a year around the UK and Europe! Why did we decide to specialise? We believe that today's wedding couple have spent so much time, effort, money and love on their big day that they deserve our full attention! As a husband and wife team we work tirelessly and throughout the night to ensure that we deliver the best quality and the perfect story of our couples big day. As far as the techie stuff is concerned...we update our Nikon professional gear annually (it's our Xmas present to each other...sad eh!), we are fully insured, we have a reliable car and passports and we live and breathe weddings...did I mention that we love weddings!
  • Personal Message from the Manager
    Name of Wedding Contact: Rod or Julie
    Congratulations on getting engaged! Choosing your photographer will be one of the most difficult choices that you will have to make, after all, your photographs need to be as perfect as your day and tell the whole story. Let's meet up and get to know each other over a drink and take a look at some of our lovely clients weddings and some of our albums.
  • Experience
    Public Liability Insurance
Location & Contact Details
  • Directions
    • Address
    • 42 East Ham Road, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 7AP, England
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What is your most memorable wedding?
A big African wedding with 190 super smiley, happy guests all singing, playing instruments and dancing throughout the day...even during the service. Oh, and the most romantic First Kiss we have ever witnessed!!!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
unobtrusive, natural, fun, documentary, noflash
What about your business are you most proud of?
Most of our work comes from recommendation and from meeting couples face to face. Our booking forms ask why the couples choose us and it's always down to our enthusiasm...we are VERY enthusiastic when it comes to weddings!
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Your day will fly by, try and create lots of personal moments that you will remember - a perfect First Kiss for example, should be more than just a kiss and should be something to remember.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Hand made arrows shot with names engraved and shot into logs that contained moss that was carefully cultivated at home. They were the place settings!
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Face to face meet up to get to know you and to show you our work. Lots of questions please, you've never done this before! After taking a small deposit (£150) and filling out a form we then write to confirm and book an Engagement or Save the Date shoot if you want one. A pre wedding meeting happens about a month before the wedding during which we cover all aspects of your day and give you loads of tips to help you enjoy and remember it. We have a quick 'posing' session - we don't pose you on the day but do give you a few tips based on your body shapes and natural stances that you can practice for the weeks leading up to the day. On the day itself, Julie visits the girls and rod works with the boys (generally they go out and show the suits off lol). Nowadays a lot of Brides ask Julie to come in the car During to capture those wonderful tearful moments with Dad. During the ceremony, Rod generally works at the front trying to keep out of sight and capturing all of those wonderful close ups whilst Julie captures the overall feel of the service - we also look for guest reactions. Afterwards we cover confetti and Friends and Family shots (aka the dreaded formals although we make them as fun and fast as possible). We try and keep these shots to 10 minute bursts, allowing you to have a drink and a mingle in between - we find that it breaks it up nicely. We shoot loads of candids (guests looking at your favours, families hugging, kids playing, you two having a special moment, or two, or three!) and we obviously take you out as much as you want to use the venue and get some stunning and intimate portraits to treasure. After cutting the cake we shoot the First Dance and then stay on for a couple of hours to mingle with the guests and capture you relaxing with them as the day winds down. Back to the office to back up the cameras and pop a sneaky peek up online for you. We then sleep - it's probably been a 14 hour day so we are pooped! Afterwards we shortlist your shots down to about 1200 and put them up on a password protected gallery for you to share. This process can take a while as we are very busy, we like to think that the shots are worth the wait though! Shots for albums and wall art are then chosen by you, designed by us and hand delivered to your home where possible. We like to catch up with our couples and usually find that beautiful friendships ensue lol Oh, we do Rock Te frock too so if you want to get all dolled up again then drag the dress out and let's see what we can create!!
What is the #1 photo that you think every couple should take?
A shot of the Bridal party having fun together - they are probably your bestest friends and you will want to remember them looking their silliest and finest!
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
We were asked to break into an abandoned Railway Depot in Munich, Germany. When in we took the Bridal party in along with their vintage car for a carzy 1 hour session before sneaking off to the reception! It was so much fun and the shots are amazing!!!
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Wellies, brollies, heel stoppers and an open mind! Actually some of our favourite weddings have been pouring and the shot shave been great.
Describe how you got into photography.
Rod was trained by his Dad in the 80's (he was a famous society photographer shooting the Lords and Ladies of the Land for Hello magazine and similar). Rod went pro in the 90's. Julie was a bridal Dress consultant when they met in 2002 (pretty useful experience when it comes to getting a nervous Bride into a big dress). After getting married in 2005 she retrained as a photographer and they started Zest together.