Maria Assia Photography

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Otford, Sevenoaks, Kent | Will Travel | From: £1800

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For Couples who love life, adventure and documentary moment photography

“Maria, Maria, Maria,
We can’t stop looking at the photos. I am completely mesmerised, awestruck and enchanted by your stunning photos. They make us laugh and make uss cry, and so happy inside, so we just look at them alllll the time. Thank you so much for giving us a gift we didn’t know we couldn’t live without!”

Maria captures vibrant & elegantly beautiful documentary weddings full of colour, laughter and emotion in an unobtrusive, unposed and natural style for couples wo have a real zest for life, who are crazy in love and like to do things their own way..

She photographs weddings all across, London, the UK and overseas.

Maria has won multiple UK and International Wedding Awards and her wok has been featured extensively both online and in print.

She has extensive experience at several high end venues such as:

St Paul’s Cathedral
The Hurlingham Club
Fulham Palace
Merchant Taylor’s Hall
The Gherkin
The Royal Brighton Pavilion
The RSA
The Royal Horticultural Halls
Cripps Barn and many more.

Get in touch with Maria directly to chat about your big day and to find out more.

Get in touch with Maria Assia Photography for a quote and price for the day and to check their availability.

How would you describe your style?

My style is relaxed, creative and fun. I photograph mainly in a storytelling fly on the wall documentary style, and mix it up with a few creative shots for a photo gallery that is completely unique to you and your wedding.

What do you love about weddings?

Weddings are about emotions for me. From the morning when you feel a mixture of nervousness and excitement, to the tension that you feel as you stand at the bottom of the aisle, to the elation you feel as you become husband and wife, to the hilarious speeches and the manic dancing late at night, that's what I love to capture. I love the little tears that run down the groom's face, or the wink in the dad's eye as he hands his daughter over, to the pride in their mums' eyes as they see their children take the next step in life. I also love the stolen moments between a couple, when everyone is busy chatting and they seem to be in a little bubble, intimately untouchable by anyone else for a few quick moments. This is what I point my lens at and what my clients love to see in my photos.

Advice for couples planning their wedding?

Great and good photographers book up early, often years in advance. I'm sure you've found this with venues too. The good ones go quickly and early. After you have your venue booked in, find the best photographer your money can buy. Everything else will be consumed on the day, be worn once or gather dust on your shelf afterwards, but your photos will stand the test of time and will tell your story to your kiddies and their kiddies. They are your memories, and your most treasured possession from your big day.

Also, let them come alive in a wedding album. Although most wedding photographers will provide your photos in a gallery or on a USB, how often are you actually going to look at them hidden in a drawer in your desk? If you can't afford one straight away, don't worry. Many photographers (that offer this service) are happy to design an album for you at any point down the line, be it for your first wedding anniversary or another.

Your Travel policy?

I cover weddings all across the UK and abroad. Within mainland UK travel and petrol are included. A small overnight fee might apply depending on location. Destination weddings add travel expenses and a plate of food. OK and a glass of wine.

Every photo is pure joy.

There are no words to describe how unbelievably wonderful this woman is. When we were looking for a wedding photographer, we wanted someone who wouldn't hide behind their camera, taking set shot after set shot - we wanted someone to truly get involved in the day, and capture special moments that we could look back on, and maybe that we even missed in the first place! And that is exactly what Maria gave us. Every photo is pure joy. She brings an infectious energy to any party, whilst also being able to sneak herself in to catch all the most precious moments without you even noticing. She truly captures life, and I can't be more thankful that she was the one we chose to snap the beginning of ours together :) Book her, before it's too late!

Lucy Harrison
Married in November 2019
5/5
a talented documentary-style photographer with bright, clear and colourful photos

Maria was our photographer for our March wedding in London. Right from the beginning (we booked her around 1 year in advance) she was quick to respond to any questions, and all communication (including payment) was clear and easy to follow.
We were really nervous about our engagement shoot – neither of us being that comfortable in front of the camera – but were really happy to have the chance to get to know Maria a little better, and to practice a little! It was the worst London day (raining and freezing) but you wouldn’t know it from the photos – they are bright and clear and we’re really happy with them. It’s such a great practice run and then it’s really nice to have some additional, high quality shots to look back on.
On the wedding day, snow wreaked havoc, but Maria went to extra lengths to make sure she was there. She also managed to find a (great) backup second photographer after ours had to pull out because of the weather. We’re super impressed that Maria was with us all day – that’s not an exaggeration on her part! She was almost the last to leave at the end of the night, which meant she got lots of fun dancing shots that might otherwise be missed.
We received our images (over 500) pretty quickly after the event, and were really impressed with the quality. In particular, they are all so bright, clear and colourful (especially given that it was snowing) and she has a real talent for capturing the mood and feeling of the day.
Maria is a talented documentary-style photographer, so we have very few posed photos, or multiple versions of any photo. Be sure to ask if you are keen to have these included.
Thank you so much for capturing our special day!

Charlotte Star
Married in November 2019
5/5
What an amazing photographer!

What an amazing photographer! We were looking for someone who would fit into the day and make us both feel comfortable. Maria was excellent and took amazing photos. She kept it all very relaxed which was exactly what we wanted. Her photos have captured the day perfectly and we want to send a BIG Thank you. We can't wait to get our wedding book done next. Thanks again :)

Lisa Robinson
Married in November 2019
5/5
Wonderful memories to look back on for the rest of our lives

Maria was our photographer for our wedding in December 2018. Throughout the day she was brilliant and was highly professional from beginning to end. The end products are absolutely outstanding. Maria captures all the emotions that were present at our wedding through some truly beautiful photographs. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Maria to anyone for a special occasion. We could not be happier with our wedding photos and are so happy that we have these wonderful memories to look back on for the rest of our lives. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Love Jack and Laura

Jack Jarvis
Married in November 2019
5/5
Our photos made us laugh and cry in all the best ways

We love the photos! They made us laugh and cry and gave each of us insight into how the other one spent the day, as we hardly saw each other on the day!
It's so surreal to go through them, like being transported back there every time, and they tell such a great story. We're especially impressed that you managed to get a photo of Zoe's dad giving her a kiss on the cheek, possibly the only image of such an event happening in the family history!
We want to thank you for getting them to us so quickly, we were still sharing around the preview video and expected the photos to take longer!

Dan Phillips
Married in November 2019
5/5
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