Wedding photography has been part of our family life now for the past 11 years. It is a passion for us and we love capturing the emotions, drama and timeless moments of one of the biggest days a couple can experience. It’s why we originally called ourselves Big Day Weddings, and in all honesty each year it just gets better and better.
We are “people” people and are often mistaken for friends of the bride and groom as we seamlessly mingle to get those all important natural moments, as well as creating a good amount of our own. Our aim is to quite simply give you the style and tone of photography that you value, and then exceed your expectations.
We really listen to you, and then sprinkle our unique take on things into the mix. Previously David worked in the advertising industry while Joanna is originally a fine art painter by trade. As most weddings have both of us there, we can literally be in two places at once!
First and foremost we LISTEN. Sometimes couples know exactly what they are looking for, others like a lot of advice. We shoot a mixture of documentary wedding photography with our fashion inspired ideas coming into play where appropriate. Our aim is to give you a range of shots from candid moments to (if you want it) shots that look as though they have come straight out of a quality magazine. We are adaptable and love a challenge too!
We love the LOVE, and great sense of occasion too. It's a heady combination on a big day, and we revel in being able to reflect that in our photography.
We would say if physically possible try and actually meet your photographers, so that you get a gut feeling for their compatibility to yourselves. It's so important to feel relaxed and happy around them. We are very confident in our ability with this that we always try and get some kind of contact going, even if that is just Skype or FaceTime for our couples further away. We love to meet you and hear your exciting plans.
For greater London and Home Counties there is usually no additional charge
Starting Price: £1195
We believe we are competitively priced, but if you mention Your Perfect Wedding Photographer to us, we will aim to make you very happy...
In early April, with a few months to go before our wedding, my now-wife and I burnt the midnight oil searching for the perfect photographers. Some time around 1am on a Saturday night, we had our 'Eureka' moment. Coming across David and Joanna, we knew they were 'the one'. Shortly thereafter, we met David. He's a warm, professional, lovely guy, who put us at ease immediately. In the run-up to the big day, he answered all our silly questions with great patience, and even went up to our church and wedding location, to get a sense of the light and shade, etc. On the day itself, Joanna and David were brilliant. Discreet during the service, but taking every shot you could wish for (in colour and sometimes in black and white). After the service, they managed to corral our family and friends for great group photos (no easy task!) and then led the wife and I off to our more personal couple shots. Being introverted by nature, Lucy and I don't find it that easy to let people into our personal life - so it is with considerable respect that I can say we felt completely at ease with David and Joanna photographing us in a romantic location near our church. We saw all the final photos last week and nearly wept with joy over these photos in particular. Thank you, David and Joanna. You are brilliant. With absolute sincerity to anyone reading this review, look no further. You have found the photographers you need.
Having looked at a range of photos by photographers around the London area, Big Day Weddings really stood out for us. We loved the colours, the style and the artistic nature of the images they captured. We didn't want to miss out on anything during the day and didn't like the idea of standing for fussy formal photos when there was so much fizz to get back for!!! Their more relaxed but professional style really suited us.
Jo and David were absolutely amazing throughout the day and leading up to it. Due to distance it wasn't possible to meet up before hand but we had an in depth chat on Skype about what photos we wanted and what we wanted to capture from the day, which pretty much mirrored their thoughts. That was so helpful and they did exactly what we'd discussed!
Knowing how amazing their photos are from their website, we were so excited about seeing ours for the first time. They are absolutely amazing!!! The venues of St Paul's Cathedral and Skinners Hall look spectacular and all of our guests look fantastic on all of them, which is making it very difficult to choose....
We really can not recommend them enough.
Thank you so much for doing so wonderfully!!!
Jo and Mike x
Where do we start? Thank you so so much! You've captured our day beautifully! Going through the photos have helped us re-live it all over again! Every single photo is shot to perfection, great angles and extremely clear with great colour! We loved all the special effects and filters you've put on too, especially the one with Kym "showering" herself! :) You have captured all the special moments, especially the ones that went very quickly - such as our dip towards the end of the first dance (as we couldn't hold that position for long! :) We absolutely loved working with you both, you've made us feel at ease behind the camera, right from the moment we did our engagement shoot. It really helped us relax during the day. David you have a great way with making people laugh and have fun! We had many comments from our guests on what "cool" and "fun" photographers we had at our wedding. It was great to see everyone else was having a great time with us too. Thank you again! We've already recommended you on to a couple that are looking for great photographers at their wedding!
We booked David for our engagement shoot and David and Joanna for our wedding in October. We were really unlucky with the weather but David kept a great energy up and took some lovely shots of us, whilst Joanna captured our guests. They seemed to work well together, capturing different angles so we could have loads of pictures to choose from. We were leaving on honeymoon a few weeks after the wedding and David was able to turn the pictures around in time for us to see them before we left which was much appreciated!
Big Day Weddings was hands down one of the best choices we made when it came to suppliers for our wedding. We’d done a lot of research and searched high and low - both online and offline - for photographers whose work we liked and that we knew we would feel comfortable working with. It was quite by accident that we discovered David and Joanna, and oh boy did they fit the bill! We actually came across them via a highly complimentary online review from a couple whose wedding they’d shot, and who had also used the videographers that we ended up using. We decided to contact Big Day Weddings as we thought it would be a nice idea to have a team of photographers and videographers who’d worked together before. They’d also gotten great feedback from previous clients, their prices were reasonable and they offered a range of affordable packages that fit what we were looking for. Our decision was cemented the moment we got on the phone and spoke to David. He’s genuinely friendly and approachable and put us at ease immediately. He listened to our preferences, offered suggestions, and, as the big day approached, was happy to run through the programme to make sure everything would go smoothly. On our wedding day, both David and Joanna were absolutely wonderful, dealing with our guests, the venue staff, bridal party nerves, and everything in between, like complete pros. As for the wedding photos, they turned out BRILLIANTLY, and turnaround time was pretty quick. We were so impressed with the many beautiful images of us, our families, the guests, the venue, and all the key moments. In addition, David and Joanna had managed to capture many other little things that made up the day such as decor features, wedding memorabilia, and other details that so many people miss. As photographers, they are are highly skilled, talented, and experienced, but what sets them apart has to be their personalities and people skills….they are so amiable, funny, and fantastic to work with! Nervous in front of the camera, or not sure what to do? Have a difficult guest or two who hates having their picture taken? Then you NEED someone like David to shoot your wedding! He really knows what to say and do at the right moment, and how to bring out the best in people so that you will get the best shots possible. The shots they captured will serve as wonderful reminders of one of the best days of our lives. Big Day Weddings is the BEST: David and Joanna are absolute gems….a fab team, and truly one of a kind. Really chuffed to have worked with them….they have our highest recommendation!
We booked Big Day Weddings (David and Joanna) for our wedding in August this year. From the moment we met them we knew we had a good match, having met other photographers who didn’t seem interested in us at all just where we were getting married and if the pictures would win them awards!! With David and Joanna, they put us both at ease and we got on like a house on fire. Their packages were also really good and it was no nonsense, they listened to what we were after and shared there ideas; they were really knowledgeable about the area we got married and knew all the places to go to get some really amazing shots. On the day they worked their socks off and it shows as the pictures are out of this world and better than anything we could have wished for or imagined. They had a great rapport with us and our guests so managed to get the best out of us all- even me the camera shy bride but by the end of the day I felt like a professional!! Thank you again David and Joanna and I can promise you, you won’t be disappointed if you book these guys Emily and David Thompson Xxx
Adriana and I hired David and Joanna for our recent wedding in April. From the moment we had our first meeting with them back in January to discuss what we wanted and what we could expect, they were very welcoming, attentive and reassuring. We had high expectations based on the previous work displayed on their website along with the reviews we had read of them. On our big day they did not let us down at all, they were really enthusiastic and took lots of amazing shots of us and our guests. It was a great day and we now have lots of lovely photographs to remind us of every moment. We would highly recommend Big Day Weddings.
Thank you so much to David and Joanna for capturing our special day. One of the main reasons we chose to go with David and Joanna was their ability and talent to capture the moment and use the lighting in a way we saw no one else do. Believe me we carried out our research and Big Day Weddings was our first choice. We had a great time getting to know them both and David kept us laughing all the way through the day. We highly recommend Big Day Weddings to capture your special day in the most uniquely beautiful way.
For other couples waiting for their wedding ceremony out there, we think we did the "hard job" of researching photographers for you. Just go straight to the website and message Joanna and David. Thank you so much both of you for your prompt replies from the beginning to considerate phone calls to build up to what was simply a dream come true! Your dedication, enthusiasm, creativity, attention to detail, knowledge of the area around the ceremony, stamina, patience seen in each of the thousand pictures blew our mind away. The ones you chose to put effects into were perfect! We particularly loved the way you both had ideas around the venue/surroundings and took turns to take leads - please keep this up the photos say the same! Thank you for all your hard work we really appreciate them and shame we can't give anything more than 5 out of 5.
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