Honest, straightforward and natural wedding photography

Colour wedding photography of the bride and groom cutting the wedding cake, during the wedding reception in Nether Heyford, Northamptonshire.

As a documentary wedding photographer I want to tell the story of your wedding day with minimum fuss. I do this by discreetly and unobtrusively documenting the natural moments and genuine emotions that occur as your day unfolds.

The moments that matter most often come unexpectedly.  So there’s no staging or posing of images. No direction or asking anyone to say “cheese!”  It’s your wedding story as it actually happens. It’s as unique and individual as you are.

Honest. Straightforward. Natural. Yes, it’s as simple as that.

And with that in mind I also keep my wedding fee honest, simple and straightforward. There’s not lots of different packages with varying fees that leave you confused. I’m here to solve your problems not create more.

So I have one straightforward wedding fee that will cover your wedding fee from start to finish.

Colour wedding photography of the bride and groom embracing amongst the vines, during the wedding reception at Highdown Vineyard in Ferring, West Sussex.

So what can you expect from me on your wedding day:

Documentary wedding photography of the bride getting into her wedding dress, by Surrey documentary wedding photographer Darren LehaneI arrive at least 2 hours before the ceremony to document all the fun, excitement and nerves of the morning preparations. From hair being done through to you getting dressed and ready for the big day ahead, this is an essential part of your wedding story.


Wedding photojournalism of dancing guests during a same sex wedding in New Malden. Taken by Darren Lehane, one of the best Surrey wedding reportage photographers.I stay until at least an hour after the first dance to capture all the crazy moves and high jinks on the dancefloor. A lot of wedding photographers leave straight after the first dance, but I prefer to stay and get into the middle of all the evening fun!


An award-winning candid, natural and unobtrusive approach that documents all those natural moments, genuine emotions and real stories from your day. As a qualifying member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association you can rely on me to document the real and natural story of your unique wedding day.


I will photograph a small number of posed portraits and traditional group shots – after all, some of your family may like some for the mantelpiece or sideboard. I will do this as quickly as possible so you can enjoy the rest of your big day with friends and family.


You will receive a minimum of 750 edited high resolution digital images on a USB stick with 14 days of your wedding. You receive full licensing rights to your images, meaning you can print and share them with friends and family as you wish.


 I am fully insured with third party liability cover and professional indemnity.  Many wedding venues insist on this cover and it also provides you with peace of mind knowing you are fully protected throughout your wedding day.


My wedding fee for this is £1250.00


Call/text me on 07920 422144 or send me an email via my contact page if you’d like to discuss a more bespoke fee for longer hours/days or destination weddings overseas.

Optional Extra Add-ons

Gatton Hall Wedding Photography

Want to tailor your wedding photography package further?  Whilst my wedding photography approach is more than enough to cover your whole wedding day, you can also add the following further optional extras to give yourself a more unique and individual experience.

2nd Photographer & Drone Photography

Blck and white documentary wedding photography of the bride and groom leaving the wedding ceremony, at St Andrew in Merstham, Surrey. Taken by award winning Surrey wedding photographer, Darren Lehane.

An optional second photographer is fantastic way to get a much wider perspective of your wedding day.  This ranges from covering your partner’s preparations in the morning through to additional coverage of your day, including drone photography for aerial shots of your wedding.

I always use the same second shooter, Steve, who has a very similar photographic approach to mine. We work perfectly in tandem and make an excellent combination for your wedding day.  I always edit all the images to ensure you get a consistent look.  By adding a second photographer, you increase the minimum number photos you can expect to an extra 250 images on each collection.

My 2nd Photographer is also fully licensed to undertake drone photography. So you can also include drone photography with the 2nd photographer option. (I am unable to offer drone photography without the 2nd photographer option being included.)

2nd Photographer Only Price: £175.00
2nd Photographer + Drone Photography Price: £250.00

Call/text me on 07920 422144 or send me an email via my contact page if you’d like more details about adding a 2nd photographer to your wedding collection.

Wedding Story Photobooks

Wedding photography story books by award winning London wedding photographer Darren Lehane.

Wedding Story Photo Books are an affordable and contemporary way to document your wedding story.  These will usually consist of between 50-75 images that narrate the story of your day.

If you would like to order additional copies/sizes, for parents or as gifts, you have a number of size options to choose from:

  • Deluxe (33x28cm) 25 pages.  – ideal book for the couple as a memento of their wedding day – *included with the Wedding Storyteller PLUS. Price: £175.00
  • Standard (25x20cm)  – ideal book for the parents as a memento of the wedding day. Price: £150.00
  • Mini Square (18x18cm) 25 pages – ideal as gifts for others. Price: £125.00

Traditional Wedding Albums

I can also offer more traditional wedding albums.  Given the numerous options available I will discuss this with you in person, but prices usually start from £500.00

Call/text me on 07920 422144 or send me an email via my contact page if you’d like more details about my wedding story photobooks or albums.

Pre-Wedding Portrait Photo Shoot

Battersea Park pre-wedding photography shoot with same sex couple, Arad and Brian, sat beside the boating lake.

A pre-wedding shoot is a perfect way to document your love for one another ahead of your wedding day, in a more informal setting. It’s also a great way for us to get to know one another before the wedding day.

This hour and a half shoot will usually take place in a location around London somewhere. It’s fun, informal and you’ll get used to me being around you with a camera. And what’s more you’ll get some lovely images that celebrate your love in a more a relaxed, personal setting.

Session Fee: £175.00 + 5 FREE images.

Call/text me on 07920 422144 or send me an email via my contact page if you’d like more details about my pre-wedding portrait photo shoot.

Travel & Accommodation Costs

Northants wedding photographer documents the wedding reception at the Northampton Marriott Hotel

There are no additional travel fees for weddings in the UK.  However, where travel starts before 8am or I will not be home by 23:30 then overnight accommodation may be required. I will always agree this with you in advance and keep the cost to a minimum.

For overseas weddings, please contact me with details.

Call/text me on 07920 422144 or send me an email via my contact page if you’d like more details about my travel and accommodation costs.

5 Great Reasons To Book Me As Your Wedding PhotographerNorthants wedding photographer documents the wedding reception at the Northampton Marriott Hotel

  •  Multiple award winning wedding photography;
  • A genuine and natural storytelling style;
  • A completely professional and courteous approach;
  • Fully insured including third party liability and professional indemnity;
  • Did I mention my 100% money back guarantee if your’re not satisfied? 🙂

How To Book Me As Your Wedding Photographer

I normally suggest we meet in person to discuss your wedding plans in more detail. This gives you the chance to get to know me and ensure I am the right fit for you both – after all I’m going to spend a lot of time with you on your wedding day! I can also ensure I’m the right kind of wedding photographer for you. This is also the first and only opportunity I get to bribe you with coffee and cake!

Once we have met I’ll keep your wedding date secure for another 48 hours to allow you time to think it over. I don’t believe in hard or forceful selling and believe it is only right to allow you time to consider what is a big decision.

When you are ready to book me, a £100.00 deposit is required, to fully secure your wedding date, along with a completed wedding photography agreement. The final balance is then due 1 calendar month before your wedding date.

To discuss further please do give me a call on 07920 422144 for a chat – there’s no charge and no obligation. I’ll also go through all the secrets to ensuring your wedding photography truly touches your heart and I’ll warn you about all the pitfalls to avoid!

Alternatively, fill out the form below, with as many details as possible, and I’ll give you a call back to discuss your plans: