Wedding days are fun, crazy, joyous and unpredictable celebrations. They should never be photographed to a tick list or some formulaic template used for each and every wedding. It should be unique to you, capturing your real wedding moments, those genuine raw emotions and the quirky true stories that evolve naturally. That a truly real to you.
You don’t want traditional and formal. You don’t want staged moments or cheesy cliches. And you definitely don’t want a wedding photographer who will bark instructions, direct and generally intrude. It’s your wedding day after all, not a formal photo shoot
So you should celebrate it as you should, with your friends and family. 100% relaxed and stress free.
Hi, I’m Darren. I’m not a traditional wedding photographer. I’m an award-winning street photographer who just happens to shoot weddings. So I see and approach weddings differently. I document weddings as they really are – the authentic moments, the humour, the quirks and the happiness. I actually think that makes me a very real wedding photographer.
I won’t stage anything and I won’t pose you or your guests for tedious countless portraits and group shots. I’ll simply document your wedding day as it naturally evolves, as it really is. Straight, honest, authentic.
I won’t over edit your photos afterwards or apply the latest “trendy” Instagram type filters to them. I apply basic, straight edits. Nothing more or nothing less.
After all, your wedding photography is a family heirloom that needs to stand the test of time, not become quickly dated with yesterday’s “latest” editing styles which may have been “cool looking” at the time…like 80’s shoulder pads or straggly mullets.
You can call, text, Skype (live:darrenlehane) or WhatsApp me on +44 (0)7920422144. Alternatively, you can send me a message via my contact page.
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Call, text, Skype (live:darrenlehane) or WhatsApp me on +44 (0)7920422144. Or message me.
Hi, I’m Darren. Some may call me a documentary wedding photographer. Others may call me a wedding photojournalist or a wedding reportage photographer. And there’s those who’d call me a wedding photographer. Ultimately, I’m an unobtrusive candid street photographer who shoots weddings as they really are. Your real wedding story. Wedding photography that’s unique to you and your day.
Although I’m not a traditional wedding photographer, I’ve won a number of prestigious awards doing so. I’m an internationally awarded candid street photographer. I also license documentary photography via Getty Images and my work has been licensed all around the world.
Inspired to first pick up a camera by the work of music photographer, Anton Corbijn, in 1986, it has simply become an extension of me. I see the world in 3:2 frames and constantly dream of making photography. It’s more than an obsession, it’s a way of life for me.
That’s me below at the 5 Base Gallery in Shoreditch, East London where my Brighton Seafront street photo had just been awarded 2nd place in the London Photo Show Spring 2019.
I live in south London with my partner Kirsten and a our tiny Shorkie dog, called Buddy. When we first met I was doing Movember and growing a droopy Mexican moustache for charity.
I thought I looked cool in a Narco’s kind of way. Kirsten just thought I looked weird. It didn’t turn out too bad though, we’ve been together for over 10 years now. My advice for long and happy relationships? Steer clear of droopy Mexicans!
I cover weddings throughout the UK and destinations abroad. To discuss your wedding plans and to check my availability call, text, Skype (live:darrenlehane) or WhatsApp me on +44 (0)7920422144. Alternatively, you can send me a message via my contact page.
You can also check out how I will approach photographing your wedding day.
So How Do We Book You?
So you’ve taken a look through my work and think my unobtrusive, candid and authentic approach would be a great for your wedding day?
You’ve checked out my packages and prices and think you have a good idea of the package you’d like for your special day?
You like my 7 step approach to how I will photograph your wedding day.
Ok, well the next step is to get in touch via email or phone to ensure I am available for your wedding date. If I am I’ll provisionally protect your date for 7 days, so that we can meet for a drInk and a chat.
Once we’ve met I’ll continue to protect your wedding date for 48 hours to allow you to think things over. Once you’re ready to book me as your wedding photographer, I’ll just require a £250 deposit and a completed wedding photography agreement to lock in your wedding date.
The final balance (minus your deposit) is due 30 days before your wedding date.
Sound good? Then call, text, Skype (live:darrenlehane) or WhatsApp me now on +44 (0)7920 422144 or send me a message here.
I’m not a traditional wedding photographer. I’m a very real wedding photographer.
1. actually existing as a thing or occurring in fact; not imagined or supposed;
2. (of a thing) not imitation or artificial; genuine.
Just your wedding day as it really is.
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