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Derby Wedding Photographer - bride and groom get covered in confetti in the grounds of the Church in Derbyshire


One of the great things about being Derby wedding photographer is that I get to travel across and photograph weddings in this beautiful part of the country; the Peak District is my favourite national park, stunning views in every direction and is a place that me and my wife visit whenever we get a chance – it’s truly a special place; and to think I get to photograph weddings in this stunning part of the UK!

If you want a wedding photographer to take over your day, to shout at your guests, to take you away from your family and friends for hours on end to do formal picture after formal picture – then I’m not the Derby wedding photographer for you. But if you want your wedding story told in a beautiful, emotional and honest way – then welcome, you have come to the right place!

Derby Wedding Photographer - Bride gets emotional after the wedding first kiss.

Derby Wedding Photographer -bride and her dad walking down the aisle.


It’s Your Wedding – Enjoy It!

You spend so much money on your wedding, it’s very important to me that you spend all your time with the people that really matter; your family and friends. My unique approach to wedding photography means you can do just that.

It breaks my heart when I hear stories of wedding photographers taking the newlyweds away from the wedding to spend hours on end doing formal posed photography – your wedding is a wedding and not a fashion shoot!

Derby Wedding Photographer - bride and groom have fun and laughs during their derby wedding civil ceremony.

Derby Wedding Photographer - bride and groom enjoying the wedding first dance with their wedding guests looking on.

Derby Wedding Photographer - bride and groom having a moment whilst trying to get the wedding rings on during their civil wedding ceremony in Derby.


Proud To Be One of The Best Documentary Wedding Photographers In Derby

As a highly recommended wedding photographer in Derby, my photography has taken me to many weddings in the area giving me an extensive understanding of many of the venues and surroundings.

I firmly believe in capturing moments that happen naturally and not staged – you will look back on these moments, and you will remember the moment, not the pose or position you were put in. Andy Saywell

Derby Wedding Photographer - bride and groom exchange rings during their church wedding in derby.

Derby Wedding Photographer - Groom looking at his bride coming down the church aisle

Derby Wedding Photographer - Groom gets emotional during his wedding ceremony in a Derbyshire Church.


The Bits You Don’t See!

So much happens on your wedding day; a day that goes ooh so fast!

As a relaxed documentary wedding photographer, I capture all the ‘normal’ bits of your wedding, but everything else in between, the bits you just don’t see on your wedding – the smiles, the loving looks, the tears and the joy.

I believe in shooting the wedding from the inside out, to shoot as a friend and a guest; this helps me capture the story of your special day without interference – your day just as you planned Andy Saywell

Derby Wedding Photographer - brides parents holding hands during their daughters wedding ceremony

Derby Wedding Photographer - brides daughters looking on as their mum gets married

Derby Wedding Photographer - guests looking at the bride and groom during the wedding ceremony in derby.

Derby Wedding Photographer - grandma looking at the bride and groom during the wedding ceremony in derby.

Derby Wedding Photographer - mother of the bride gets emotional during the brides speech at her Derby wedding


Wedding Coverage From Start To Finish

For some wedding photographers, they cannot wait to be done, to get the bags packed and leave the wedding as soon as possible. Not me – I LOVE the whole wedding day from start to finish; the morning all the way through to the disco.

Weddings are full of emotion, full of happiness and parent pride, but they are also f()cking fun! Andy Saywell

Derby Wedding Photographer - wedding guests enjoying the wedding disco

Derby Wedding Photographer - bride and groom enjoy the bouncy castel at their derby wedding

Derby Wedding Photographer - wedding guests enjoying the wedding disco

Derby Wedding Photographer - mother of the bride and her best friend enjoying the disco music at the end of the wedding day

Derby Wedding Photographer - young kids enjoying the dancefloor at a wedding

Derby Wedding Photographer - wedding guest wearing an 80's singer mask dances at the wedding disco

Derby Wedding Photographer - bridesmaid having a laugh during the live band playing at a wedding disco

My Style Of Wedding Photography Is Different

I’m not a fan of traditional, awkward or stiffly-posed wedding photography if that’s your bag – that’s cool, but I’m not the wedding photographer for you. But, if you want a set of images from your wedding day which captures the emotion, the feelings, and the true story of your wedding day – I might be the right guy for you! Andy Saywell




So impressed with SaywellHQ, very professional and friendly. His natural documentary style photos made everyone feel very comfortable and at ease. Pictures have come out amazing and just what we were looking for. We also had his photofilm, a unique “wedding video”, which meant we could have the speeches and vows played over the pictures from day, meaning we could share the ceremony with those who could not come. Would strongly recommend him to anyoneElicia & Lewis


Would 100% recommend Andy, really helpful and flexible with us having to change our wedding date and venue numerous times due to Covid. friendly and non intrusive documentary style wedding photography and the photos are amazing and exactly what we wanted.Gill & Brian


Andy was great, from the first meeting to confirming details for the big day, his experience was obvious. He knew how things run and which questions to ask us! On the day he was always there to help out. But also melted into the background and we’ve had so many compliments on the photos. I would definitely recommend Andy to anyone looking for an innovative documentary-style wedding photographer. Thank you for capturing our special day with a smooth finesse!.Liz & Loz

Now It’s Over To You

I hope you love what you have seen and read and I hope you love the same things as me – Natural and unposed wedding images – True wedding storytelling photography – Wedding photography that captures people being people – Emotion filled and humour driven wedding photography.

Now it’s over to you – please get in touch if you want to have a informal chat about your wedding plans and how I might fit into those plans, I love weddings and I’d love to photography yours.


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