I'm a professional Sussex wedding photographer based in the sunny Eastbourne. I feel blessed not only to have the gift of art but also the sensitivity to capture life's emotions and memories.
Sussex Wedding Photographer,
Ebourne Images: Wedding Photography in Sussex & the UK
As a qualified member of the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (SWPP) you can be assured your wedding memories are in safe hands. In 2018 I was thrilled to achive my SWPP Associate qualification. I am chuffed to be part of just 10% practitioners, to hold this qualification. "Excellent Panel. Well crafted, graceful, elegant, well observed. Pleasure to judge" - Marko Dutka. “You have the ability to see & capture and to use architecture on your images beautifully.” Phil Jones CEO of The Societies.
My artistic, stylish and candid wedding photography captures the story of your big day and brings smiles to the faces of the happy couples I photograph. In addition my comprehensive wedding photography packages can be tailor made to suit your individual requirements and to match your one-and-only very special wedding day.
It's so important that your wedding photography is presented in the best possible way. Therefore most of my packages include a bespoke luxury, lay-flat, wedding album. The photo books are designed by me, making every piece unique and truly beautiful. They are hand finish by skilled master bookbinders in the United Kingdom. You can order smaller duplicates at the same time as your album. Perfect gifts to parents or any of your wedding guests. You will receive your album in a protective sleeve and a gift box. I create a true piece of art to cherish forever. Art after all can only come from the artist.
My ongoing wedding photography offers are popular with my wedding couples and provide value for money.
I have always been imaginative, be it with a camera or a paintbrush. I started drawing from the early age of three. My life-long love affair with the camera started when I was only ten years old. As a little one, my dearest toys were a film camera that belonged to my Dad and a self-built camera obscura. My playground was the photographic darkroom within my loving family house. One of my university lecturers described my artwork saying: 'A special kind of magic lingers around her work, filled with tenderness and fine mysticism'.
The feedback from happy couples confirms that my approach to wedding photography allows you and your guests to truly relax and enjoy your day: “Maria’s level of service from start to finish exceeded our expectations. She replied to any queries immediately and we were blown away by the images produced. We didn’t want posed photographs so Maria had the challenge of capturing the day ’in action’ which she did amazingly. She was unobstrusive - we didn’t even realise she was there. We couldn’t believe it when we received the photos and saw how many special moments and artistic shots she’d captured. Our album is the perfect momento!” Mrs Harriet McCann.
Natural and candid images will provide the majority of your shots from your wedding day. I compliment these with some lightly directed pictures. Simply, I don’t strictly pose your couple shots. However I do set up images to create better composition and always with the aim of frame settings that look natural. The feedback I have received shows that I put my couples at ease in the right situation. Then shoot the picture, when it feels right. My goal is to create images in which couples don’t look overly posed. Even in the situations where I have lightly directed.
I take many images on your big day with a view of providing between 300 and 400. Also I carefully curate your images. I use three editing softwares making sure each and every image is album ready, a true piece of art. After the wedding, the editing stage is the longest part of the process. This normally takes around 3 to 5 days. The number of images depend on many factors: Number of hours covered, type of venue, size of the wedding party, limitations at ceremony/services. This is mainly applicable to church services, the number of group shots, length of speeches, any special arrangements, weather etc.
To put you at ease: I constantly study the art of wedding photography to ensure I'm modern and relevant. I am experienced and I have photographed upwards of 100 weddings. For each wedding I use a combination of lenses. Two top of the range camera bodies, which contain two memory cards in each. I am also fully insured.
From Eastbourne, as a Sussex wedding photographer I cover Sussex, Surrey, Kent and London. However I feel lucky that I have been able to use my skills and talent to photograph weddings all over Europe. I love to travel and love destination weddings, so do not hesitate to get in touch if you are getting married elsewhere in the UK or abroad.
From shooting a bride and groom at 2,000 feet to the inspiring surroundings of St Paul's Cathedral. I traveled the length of the country. I have been fortunate enough to capture weddings at some of the finest locations in Britain and abroad. Being a Sussex wedding photographer requires dedication and imagination. I have twisted myself into some weird and wonderful positions to capture the bride and grooms in order to create the perfect angle. Thank goodness for yoga!
I have dangled out of a two-seater plane at 2,000 feet to capture a couple of pilots. They took to the skies above beautiful West Sussex to celebrate their wedding day. However I did suffer from a fear of flying but determined to get the shot. Having a camera to focus on, I achieved the desired result. I also think it cured my flying phobia! With my feet back on the ground, I have laid down (accidentally) in goose muck. On one occasion this year I quite literally got ants in my pants whilst shooting in a field. I simply had to get that shot, ants nest or no ants nest!
Furthermore my images nicely complement any videographer's work. Here is a joint showreel of the beautiful wedding of Richard and Laura at Bannatyne Spa Hotel in Hastings. Black Rose Productions and Ebourne Images. The perfect combination for your wedding. Enjoy!
As one of the Sussex wedding photographers I am delighted to be a regional (London and South East) finalist at the 2017 Wedding Industry Awards. Beeing booked for 3 years in advance, couples changing their dates for me and to be a recommended photographer for:
1.First of all Broyle Place. This historic, Grade II listed Elizabethan manor house is a superb wedding venue in Lewes, Sussex. Perfect for any weddings! 2. furthermore The Pilgrims Rest, which is another stunning Sussex Wealden Hall house. Nearly 600 years old, this romantically rustic wedding venue with its vaulted ceilings, open fires and candlelight is available for exclusive weddings use all year. 3. Also East Sussex National. Set in 1100 acres of English countryside, this fantastic resort offers a perfect setting for weddings. Its two Championship golf courses can be used for romantic couple shots. 4. For destination weddings I am a preferred supplier at the sun-kissed Ikos Resorts in Greece. 5. Finally Robert Denholm House. This elegant Victorian mansion, with its 25 acres of beautiful grounds, provides an excellent setting for a wedding amongst the Surrey hills.