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SUSSEX WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

Need help planning your Sussex wedding?

I’m a documentary wedding photographer based in Sussex and I help couples honour their love story by creating intimate, emotive wedding photography in Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, Kent and beyond!

Because I know how overwhelming it can be to plan your wedding, I’ve put together this info page. Here you’ll find lots of tips to help you plan a modern Sussex wedding that reflects who you are:

  • Sussex wedding suppliers I love, including bridal shops.
  • Some of my favourite Sussex wedding venues.
  • Gorgeous inspiration from previous weddings.

Scroll down for more info about Sussex weddings or get in touch to chat about your plans.

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Wedding Photos You Will Love

  1. Get in touch.
  2. Tell me about your wedding.
  3. Receive your custom quote.

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HOW TO PLAN A BEAUTIFUL SUSSEX WEDDING

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You deserve to work with suppliers who share your values but will bring their own expertise and talent to your wedding planning.

BEAUTIFUL SUSSEX WEDDING VENUES

I’ve made a list of some of my favourite luxury wedding venues in/near Sussex.

You’ll find an array of suggestions in different styles and sizes.

BOOK A PHOTOGRAPHER

IF YOU’RE AFTER A REALXED PHOTOGRAPHER TO GIVE YOU A UNIQUE, BESBOKE EXPERIENCE, GET IN TOUCH.

MY MISSION IS TO GET TO KNOW YOU TO CAPTURE WEDDING PHOTOS YOU’LL LOVE!

BEST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY SPOTS IN SUSSEX

If you don’t know where in sussex you want to tie the knot, this inspiration list with the best spots for photos is for you!

WEDDING DRESS SHOPPING IN SUSSEX

A LIST OF TALENTED DESIGNERS AND BRIDAL SHOPS located in sussex or nearby.

SUSSEX WEDDING PLANNERS

I WOULD 100% RECOMMEND BOOKING A WEDDING PLANNER TO BRING YOUR VISION TO LIFE.

FIND MY RECOMMENDATIONS UNDER SUSSEX WEDDING SUPPLIERS.

SUSSEX WEDDING SUPPLIERS

A LITS OF SOME OF MY FAVOURITE SUSSEX WEDDING SUPPLIERS.

BOOK SUPPLIERS WHOSE WORK YOU LOVE AND WHO WILL CARE ABOUT YOUR WEDDING AS MUCH AS YOU.

READY TO ROCK YOUR WEDDING?

If you’re getting married in Sussex, Surrey, Kent or Hampshire let’s talk about your wedding plans! Get in touch and let’s greab a coffee or a drink!

SUSSEX WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY: THE BEST SPOTS

Whether you’re eloping in Sussex, looking to escape to have some time by yourselves on your wedding day or you’d like to get back into your bridal outifts a few days after the wedding to get some magical photos, these places will make incredible backdrops.

Birling Gap – I never get tired of photographing couples with the white cliffs of Seven Sisters and I love creating somethign unqiue each time. The easy access means you can easily plan to stop here for photos on your wedding day!

West Wittering Beach – What could be more romantic than some wedding photos on the beach at sunset? This spot in West Sussex and if you’re a toes in the water type of couple, you’ll love it.

Camber Sands – Another option for romantic coastal wedding photos just East of Sussex. If you’re getting married in East Sussex or Rye, you could make a quick sopt by the beach.

Lewes – If you’d like a more luxury, historic feel to your wedding photos, why not plan some time to walk around Lewes? There are may other enchanting English towns in Sussex that would also make for great, relaxed wedding photos.

Brighton – If you’re more of a city couple then Brighton is a great choice for you! You’ll have a wide variety of backdrop for your wedding photos all within walking distance: cute lanes, park, seafront or even the Palace Pier.

THE BEST

LUXURY WEDDING VENUES IN SUSSEX

Sussex has too many amazing wedding venues to name them all and they come in all sizes and shapes for different wedding styles and budgets. Intimate wedding venues in East and West Sussex, white cliffs in Seven sisters to elope, luxury manor houses and estates near Lewes, outdoor wedding venues and secret gardens… I could carry on!  

BIGNOR PARK, PULBOROUGH, WEST SUSSEX

This gorgeous private estate exclusively books 12 weddings per year. Romantic, intimate and with flexible spaces, this is one of my favourite wedding venues in West Sussex. 

Read the blog post for all the details about Bignor Park weddings.

FIRLE PLACE, LEWES, EAST SUSSEX

One of the most elegant, luxury wedding venues in Sussex with a relaxed feel.

The romance Georgian Riding School and plenty of outdoors space are definitely worth a visit.

BURY MANOR BARN, PULBOROUGH, WEST SUSSEX

A fresh and modern barn wedding venue in Sussex. Bury Manor Barn is romantic, relaxed and set in a historic Tudor barn.

Take a look at Alice & Ollie’s wedding for inspiration.

PELHAM HOUSE, LEWES, EAST SUSSEX

A classy, sophisticated Sussex wedding venue in Lewes. Recently refurbished, Pelham house is stunning!

It has gorgeous, peaceful gardens and clifftop views.

BRIGHTON TOWN HALL

In the South Lanes, Brighton Town Hall is a beautiful historic building. With a variety of rooms, it can accommodate from 8 to 120 guests.

Read the blog post to find out everything you need to know about getting married at the Brighton Town Hall.

BOTLEY HILL BARN, WARLINGHAM, SURREY

Set in the Surrey Hills, this is a modern, luxury twist on the typical Sussex barn wedding venue.

The floor to ceiling windows will “wow” your guests.

The Most Incredible Wedding Photographer

Right from the very first meeting her friendly, bubbly personality made both of us feel immediately at ease. ” – Tabitha & Benjamin

DOCUMENTARY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY IN SUSSEX

WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

Intimate, romantic wedding photos with a natural feel.

Documentary wedding photography is about capturing meaningful moments in a relaxed way to create wedding photos you will love. I’ll get to know you to create a space where you can be yourselves because that’s the only way to get wedding photos that truly reflect who you are.

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THE BEST

SUSSEX WEDDING DRESS SHOPS

I understand what it’s like to want a unique, modern dress for your wedding day that feels truly “you”. All the shops on this list stock contemporaneous wedding dresses in a range of styles and are in Sussex or nearby.

MISS BUSH, SURREY BRIDAL BOUTIQUE

A unique and luxurious wedding dress shopping experience in their converted Victorian Chapel Ripley, Surrey. They have a taste for understated elegance, sharp lines and incredible fabrics.

THE VAMPIRES WIFE

Brighton based fashion designer Susie Cave creates feminine and modern gowns that would be perfect to wear at your wedding!

Silk ruffle dresses, shimmering metallics, mini, mid length and floor sweeping, you name it… Perfect for the modern and fashion forward bride.

JOANNE FLEMMING DESIGN

Joanne flemming creates dreamy bespoke wedding dresses using sensuous slithers of silk satin, clouds of gossamer chiffon, intricate French lace, twinkling beaded tull and more.

If you want to feel like you’re floating on a dream on your wedding day, take a look at her website.

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GROOM OUTFITS IN SUSSEX

HUGO MORRIS

Brighton’s very own bespoke tailor and shirtmaker.

Bespoke suits in a range of styles to look your best on your wedding day!

HUGO BOSS

You can’t go wrong with Hugo Boss, am I right?

If classic and sophysticated is what you’re going for, I’m sure you’ll find what your’e looking for at their Brighton shop.

TAILOR MADE LONDON

Tailor Made London are the only British men’s tailors combining traditional tailoring craft with state of the art body scanning technology.

Pretty cool, right?

MY FAVOURITE

SUSSEX WEDDING SUPPLIERS

SUSSEX WEDDING PLANNER

Luna & The Lane – Sally specialises in bespoke wedding planning and styling in East and West Sussex.

SUSSEX WEDDING FLORIST

Dove & Myrtle, Brighton & Sussex – Brighton based floral design studio joyfully bringing the outside in for your wedding. Jane creates bespoke romantic florals just for you!

SUSSEX WEDDING CAKES

Avant-Garde Cake Studio, Sussex and Berkshire – Sarah makes unique wedding cakes for stylish couples.

Bunston Bakes – Ellie makes the yummiest, most elegant buttercream wedding cakes from her stylishly designed Brighton kitchen.

INSPIRATION GALLERY

SUSSEX WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY & COUPLE SESSIONS

Time passes faster than you think and your wedding day goes by in a blur. I help couples honour their love story by capturing meaningful, emotive wedding photos in a natural way.

Your love story matters!

FOR WEDDING PHOTOS YOU WILL LOVE

GET IN TOUCH

I have a foolproof plan to capture intimate, relaxed wedding photos that reflect who you are.

No stress, no awkward posing and most of all… your happy memories to keep forever.

You be you, I’ll take care of the rest!

TELL ME ABOUT YOUR WEDDING

If I’m available for your wedding date, we’ll book a free discovery call to talk about your wedding.

This is a great way of knowing if we’ll be a good fit and I’ll ask you everything I need to know to prepare your custom quote.

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RECEIVE YOUR CUSTOM QUOTE

After our discovery call, I’ll prepare a custom proposal just for you based on what your priorities are for your wedding day.

Custom pricing means I can give you exactly what you need with the transparency you deserve.

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THE BEST WEDDING PHOTOS IN SUSSEX

TIPS FROM A SUSSEX WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Time flies, memories fade away and your loved ones won’t always be here. You deserve photos that capture who you are, the emotions and your love story in a truthful, effortless way so that you never forget your wedding or the way you felt.

The Answer Is Simple: to get beautiful, natural wedding photos you need a photographer who cares and who will take the time to get to know you BEFORE your wedding. It’s my job to create a space where you feel comfortable and you can be yourselves, unapologetically. This is why I exclusively photograph 20 weddings per year.

Although these aren’t specific to Sussex, this is the best advice I can give you as a wedding photographer: 

Choose a photographer you trust and whose work you love –

As a wedding photographer, I truly believe everyone can look great in photos as long as they’re comfortable and having a good time. Your wedding photographer will be with you all day and your wedding photos will forever be attached to the way you felt so it’s important you choose someone whose personality you like. Have a chat with your photographer before booking, whether it’s in person or via video call. This will give you a good idea of whether you’re a good fit or not.

Consider the light –

The light sets the mood. If you’ve booked a great wedding photographer, I’m sure they will have already thought of this and perhaps even mentioned it to you. When planning your wedding timeline take into account the sunrise and sunset time as well as when the sun will be at its highest as this will vary depending on the location and time of year. If you’re having an outdoor ceremony, consider having it a little later in the day, this will make for softer light on the photos which is always more flattering but it will also prevent your guests from getting heatstroke while they wait for the ceremony to start. 

Golden hour –

I always ask my couples to set aside ten to fifteen minutes for couple portraits around one hour before sunset on their wedding day. I do this not only because this is the best light for photos but also because usually by this point you’ll be more relaxed. It’s also a great time to sneak away from everyone and spend some time together to reconnect. Trust me, you won’t regret it.

Explore the surrounding area –

It can be really nice on your wedding day to escape for a little while to spend some time just the two of you, this is also a great time for your photographer to tag along and do couple portraits. If there’s any unusual landmark or stunning view near the venue, it might be worth heading over there for the couple portraits as it will allow your photographer to capture beautiful wedding photos, unique to you.

    Are you after a relaxed and creative wedding photographer who will capture who you are and the moments that matter most in a natural, effortless way?

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