Hi I’m Ashley Davenport or ‘Ash Dav’ However in the case of my wife, Helen, it’s normally “Ash, can you please put down the camera and look at this,” Fortunately we’ve been together for 10 years and so she’s used to seeing me with a camera in my hand. That’s unless it’s a dire situation (the Sat-nav’s failed and we’re about to drive into some cows) she mostly ignores it.
When it comes to photography, I love taking images that capture people at their best. Especially when you can surprise them with a side of themselves they didn’t even know existed. Photography is a huge part of who I am and for me, wedding photography is the crème de la crème. Its the hardest type of photography as you only get one chance.
So my type of photography is all about three words, Creative, Fun & Emotional. ‘Creative’ – Every couple is totally different that why I believe it is so important to be creative, capturing weddings in the same way week in week out would turn dull really quickly for me and my couples. Being creative means I do not follow a set list of shots and do not spend hours searching Pinterest looking for something ‘cool’ or ‘hip’. ‘Fun’ – No matter what type of wedding you are planning I guess one of the main objectives (besides tying the knot) is that it should be ‘fun’. Therefore it is really important that the images represent this. ‘Emotional’ – My main purpose is to capture a distinct set of images which transport the bride and groom back to the day and allow them to feel the same exactly the same emotion they feel at that point in time. If that all sounds good to you drop me a line and I would be thrilled to hear about your plans and how you feel I could be a part of your amazing day.
What is not to love about Weddings...? For me its the best job in the world. I get unlimited access to the most special day in most peoples life and get the opportunity to capture images so children of the couple can feel what it was like when mum and dad got married all those years ago!
Talk to your potential photographer first before making any bookings. Understand what they are all about and why the shoot weddings and see if there is a connection between you. Finally make sure he/she is someone you would want to have a beer (or Gin and Tonic in my case) with.
Travel within 100 miles from Derby is included in the package price. London wedding are also included in the package price
Mick is an absolute legend! From the first time we met during our engagement shoot, we knew he was the photographer for us. On the day itself Mick was a total star, he put us and our guests at ease, laughed with us and thought so creatively and spontaneously which resulted in the most beautiful and natural shots of our special day. Everyone who sees our wedding pictures (including friends who themselves are photographers) have said that his work is some of the most incredible they’ve seen. The best thing about having Mick as our photographer was his non-intrusive approach which meant it felt like he was just another guest who just happened to be taking photos. I would not hesitate to recommend Mick for any future event as his artistry and command of the camera is outstanding
Had the pleasure of having Miki as our wedding and engagement shoot Photographer. He knows how to creatively think out of the box to capture images from fresh perspectives. But as a person he also brings good vibes that allow you feel comfortable to work with. Would highly recommend his services.
I don't know where to start - Mick was incredible! His personality alone made him an amazing wedding photographer - Mick is upbeat, enthusiastic and really put us at ease, it felt like we had known him for ages!! On the day he couldn't have been more amazing - immediately making the bridal party relax, putting some tunes on and snapping away. We have so many incredible photos of so many amazing moments and both Jack and I said we didn't remember seeing him on the day taking those photos-Mick seemed to be everywhere and capture everything! friends who weren't there asked if we had a few photographers - that's how good he is! So many of our guests also commented on how great he was on the wedding day too - family photos were done in a few minutes and no hanging around so we could enjoy our drinks! The photos are beautiful too - there are so many we want to print off and have on the wall as art- they look like they are from a magazine, the way Mick has used the light and colour. We couldn't be more over the moon with the whole experience and would recommend Mick one million per cent! Thank you!
Mick photographed my wedding. He was so friendly and professional, but most importantly, his photographs are to die for. So many of our friends and acquaintances comment on our fabulous pictures and say that they set the bar. I may be biased, but I have never seen a better set of wedding photographs. This chap is the real deal, an artist and a gentleman. Thank you, Mick! I will continue to recommend your business to the world as you are FABULOUS and deserve every award you get.
Little did we know that when we asked Ash Davenport to be our wedding photographer, it would be one of the best decisions we could have made! We were keen on making sure we had a photographer who we could get on really well with and who had an obvious passion for what they do. Ash ticked every single box and many many more. Throughout the day, Ash calmed our nerves and guided us through what we needed to do, and made it really really fun for us and all of our guests! He is extremely good at what he does, as evidenced by our pre wedding shoot photos.. where he made gale force winds and rain look good. Every single step of the process was easy and simple which is a gift when you have a big wedding to plan. I thoroughly recommend Ash... reliable, energetic, phenomenally talented and fun fun fun. Thank you Ash you're a star! Alison & Chris x
First of all, thank you so much for these photos. They are absolutely amazing and exactly what we wanted. We really loved having you be part of our special day and everyone commented on how they thought you were a good friend of us and it really felt like that for us. It’s taken us a couple of weeks but we’ve finally managed to choose 150 photos for our album! It was a struggle as they are all amazing!
We worked with Ash on the 12th of January to capture our wedding day, I can honestly say that the photos that Ash at Miki Studios captured were incredible and invoked so much emotion. It's very difficult to work out how he managed to capture some of these, then you realise it's a fantastic combination of talent, experience and detail. It was really useful for us to have met Ash at a pre-wedding briefing as we got to know him and he knew what shots to setup which was very clever...he knew i'd cry at the alter and that is my families favourite photo. Thank you it means the world to us.
Mick and the team were nothing short of PHENOMENAL! When it was time to look for a photography and videography team, there was only option, Miki Studios. Leading up to the wedding the communication was professional and on the day itself, Mick and the team disguised themselves amongst our guests and moved around so effortlessly and seamlessly to capture our day.
Not only did they do great to capture the day but brought superb energy and if you allow them to use their extraordinary creativity, you'll be left gobsmacked when the pictures arrive! Our guests will NEVER forget Mick laying flat on the floor to get a GREAT shot.
Over a year later, I still look back at our photos and videos and it brings more joy, happiness and laughter to the soul each time! Thanks to Miki Studios, we have pictures and videos that we can look back on and smile...they're pretty awesome to say the least.
Miki Studios, the BEST around!
We can’t begin to thank Mick and his team enough for the beautiful photographs and wedding video they created for us. We first met Mick at our pre-wedding shoot, he gave us nothing but great energy and ideas.
On the day itself, not only were the team amazing at putting us both at ease and feeling relaxed in front of the camera to capture images we will honestly treasure forever, they blended in that we felt like they were part of the wedding party whilst capturing perfect moments from all of our guests. Again great energy, professional and fun throughout the day making everyone feel comfortable.
At times taking us away with a slight nod for us to move because they’ve seen perfect lighting…. So professional, made our day that much more exciting and couldn't wait for what was to come.
We have such amazing memories from our special day thanks to Mick, Peppe and Josh. Miki Studios was recommended to us and we will continue to recommend them, they were amazing! Thank you!
Ash captured the essence, energy, colour, theme, and people in a way that brings all the images together into a fantastic story of our day. This is why we were so happy we chose Miki Studios because they deliver incredible images. Ash was invisible the whole day yet took photos of so many details and captured so many amazing reactions from our guests you would think there are ten of them taking pictures. Bad photos can ruin weddings, Ash's images will leave us smiling forever, cheers Ash.
Mick has just been amazing! Having met him a few years ago for my brother in laws wedding, and again for my sister in laws a few years later- we knew we wanted Mick to be our photographer. Mick was one of the first things we booked after securing our wedding date, and we couldn’t have asked for anyone better. Mick has felt part of the family and like we’ve known him for years. Both my husband and I felt so comfortable around him, and when he arrived on the morning of the wedding I felt at ease and knew I didn’t have to worry about getting amazing photos of the day as Mick had it in hand. And we weren’t disappointed- the photos are incredible! Every time we look at them we smile!
Thank you so much for being part of our day and capturing the best moments for us to look back on in years to come. We couldn’t recommend MIKI photography more highly!
Ash communicated very well and right from the offset he felt like he was one of our friends. He's been incredible throughout the process. He made us feel at ease on the day and always felt like he was one of our guests whilst remaining professional. Never felt intrusive whilst managing to capture some really intimate moments. So attentive to detail. His finished photos are breathtaking, with a good mixture of both artistic and also traditional style photos. one word... Astonishing.
Ash from MIKI Studios was a dream of a wedding photographer. He included an engagement shoot in his package - not only did we get great shots. We also were more relaxed on our wedding day and the pics were great. On the day I barely noticed him and was worried that we wouldn’t have enough pics of us because we hardly spent any time posing. I had no need to worry, the pictures were phenomenal - way beyond pretty pictures, he captured the essence of who we are and the emotion of the day perfectly.
Ash from Miki Studios was brilliant. He documented our wedding day perfectly in the photos. He blended into our wedding day seamlessly, when the photos came back we looked at them and couldn't even remember seeing him taking them, especially in the ceremony. He was so great on our day, our friends have already booked him for next year without even seeing any of the photos from our wedding first. We had loads of comments from guests about how great Ash was and how much they love the photos!
Amazing guys to work with, following pre shoot (I would recommend) it was just like having two more friends being there as guests .Really pleased with the photos and the editing on the video made it EPIC! We have already told all our friends to use MIKI Studios, thanks Mick and Ash
Ash was a fantastic part of the wedding and felt like he was one of the guests there to document rather than a photographer. He captured some amazing moments and did so in a way that made the photos more than just memories but really special images in their own right. Even if they were not taken on such a special day I would want them hanging on the wall. I could not recommend him enough.
Thank you so much for the stunning wedding photos. You managed to capture frames of beautiful moments that we will treasure forever. It was such a lovely experience and both Sarah and I appreciate it emensly.
When we first met Ash and Mick at our pre-wedding photo shoot we instantly felt comfortable in their presence and their knowledge and capability. They are friendly and approachable. They blended so well into our wedding party we didn’t even notice they were taking photos. It was the kind of relaxed atmosphere and documentary style we wanted. The attention to detail and awareness is something that we wanted and that has been delivered. Our pictures are breathtaking and we love them. Xxx
Both Ash and Matt were amazing at putting us both at ease when photographing us, and that really came across in the photos. We can’t imagine our special day being photographed by anyone else. Highly recommended, both fantastic photographers and very nice people.
There are no words to describe how in love with our wedding photographs, that was all down to Ash from Miki studios. He blended into the background of our entire day, we really felt like he was part of our wedding party. Before our big day we said to Ash the kind of photos we wanted on the day, and he captured just that! The service we have had from start to finish was amazing and so laid back (which is what we like) when speaking to Ash it was like talking to a friend!
We were so pleased to have Ash do our wedding photography - he had a tough job with lots of people and freezing cold weather but he made us feel
comfortable and excited throughout the day. He truly went above and beyond and the photos are evidence of that. Thank you for everything you did for us.
Ash from Miki studios was a dream of a wedding photographer. He included an engagement shoot in his package - not only did we get great shots - we
also were more relaxed on our wedding day and the pics were great. On the day I barely noticed him and was worried that we wouldn’t have enough pics
of us because we hardly spent any time posing. I had no need to worry, the pictures were phenomenal - way beyond pretty pictures, he captured the
essence of who we are and the emotion of the day perfectly
Ash was a fantastic part of the wedding and felt like he was one of the guests there to document rather than a photographer. He captured some amazing
moments and did so in a way that made the photos more than just memories but really special images in their own right. Even if they were not taken on
such a special day I would want them hanging on the wall. I could not recommend him enough.
My husband and I were so happy about Miki studios, we really could not make a better choice! Ash Davenport was amazing!
Our day was a year ago now, I am very disorganised with reviews!... But now is probably a great time to review. We've had our first anniversary and my sister is now engaged. Life is motoring on but when. I look back on my phone/ our wall at our wedding photos they alway takes me back to the moment. They are real time real life shots which transport me to that feeling and to the atmosphere of the day. Not only that, but they are beautiful. And now.... And this must be the hugest confirmation of how wonderful Ash is... My sister has booked him for her wedding. He's photographed her as a bridesmaid.... Next year.... A bride! :)
Just want to say a HUGE thank you to Ash! We just got our wedding pictures yesterday and they are stunning! They arrived in the most beautiful box with the USB stick and some other treats! The presentation was stunning and it really did make us feel special. Ash was amazing on the day - really chilled! I highly recommend the photobooth! It was a great add on and such fun! Everyone got involved - even granny! Ash was really discreet throughout the day and when looking at the pictures I didn't even realise he was right next to us sometimes! We wanted a really natural feel to the pictures and that's exactly what we got! I just want to jump straight back in to them! Ash is a really great guy and if you're looking for a photographer then he's the one!!!
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