Natural, straightforward and unposed wedding photography

Wedding photography of the first dance at the Holy Ghost in Luton, by award winning London wedding photographer Darren Lehane

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

In other words, I want you to forget I’m there.  It’s your special day and you should be sharing it with your nearest and dearest…it’s not a photo shoot, after all.

The moments that matter most often come unexpectedly.  You can never stage or pose those kind of things. It’s your wedding story as it actually happens. It’s as unique and individual as you are. It’s even some of the stories you won’t even see happening on the day itself.

Your wedding photos are the very first keepsake you will create as a new family. They are an heirloom you will hand down over the years and decades to come; to share with others you don’t even know yet.

So I’ll ensure your wedding story is real, honest, straightforward and natural. Yes, it’s as simple as that.

And with that in mind I also want to keep my wedding fees honest, simple and straightforward. So I offer a simple, straight up fee to beautifully document your wedding.

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?

Black and white wedding reportage photography of gay groom, Arad, putting on his shoes at home in Battersea, London.

As a storytelling wedding photographer I want to document the entire story of your wedding day – and that most definitely includes the getting ready part of the wedding morning. So I turn up 2 hours before the ceremony start.


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’m not the kind of wedding photographer who will pack up immediately after your first dance. I’ll stay for at least an hour after and capture all the crazy moves and high jinks on the dance floor.  I prefer to people watch than clock watch.


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 in a private online gallery within 3 weeks of your wedding. You can then download, order prints and share with your family and friends 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 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: £225.00
2nd Photographer + Drone Photography Price: £275.00

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 Photo Story Books

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

Photos should definitely be printed so they can be shared more fully. A photo printed on the page of a book is a work of art and looks infinitely better than on screen via social media.  Your beautiful wedding story story deserves to be properly printed.  After all, it’s not just a keepsake but a family heirloom to be passed down.

That’s why I offer contemporary photo story books – that look great on any coffee table. Prices for these, based on 25 pages (about 75 images) are as follows:

Deluxe:  £200.00

Standard: £175.00

Mini Squares: £150.00

I will personally select the photos that best represent your wedding story and design/print your book – taking all the headache out of it for you.

Additional pages can be added for £5 per additional page.

Pre-Wedding 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 within Greater London, Surrey and Sussex.  For weddings in other destinations minimal travel costs may apply.  I will always agree these with you in advance.

For overseas weddings, I am happy to offer a specially tailored price so please contact me for more 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 Photographer

Northants 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;
  • Complete flexibity for the amount of time you want to be covered on your wedding day.

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: