Andrew Davies Photography is a wedding and commercial photography company based in the north east of the UK and covering the whole of England, Scotland and Wales. They are also available for assignments and events outside the UK on request.
We are professional photographers ie - full time, this is our career and our love and we do not have other jobs which would interfere with the amount of time we can spend on our clients images. We are also fully insured so if something was to go wrong on your big day then there would be no need to worry, an important consideration !
Andrew and his partner Ruth are joint owners of the company and both experienced photographers covering weddings and photographic work nation wide.
With over 5 years experience in Weddings and over 15 years experience of fine art and landscape photography coupled with a skill and passion for digital editing and qualifications in software engineering and computing Andrew brings a wide and varied technical and lifestyle experience mix to the world of photography. He has also worked in commercial photography producing photos and designs for clients such as:
Evening Gazette, PD Ports, OBC Shipping, AV Dawson, Psyche, Prestons of Potto, Institute of Shipbrokers, Middlesbrough Council, Tees Vallery Regeneration, NightOwl, G2 Fireworks... to name but a few of the commercial photography north east projects.
Andrews partner Ruth has been assisting with weddings for over three years and has gained all the qualities and competancies of an excellent photographer and her own unique style and viewpoint which adds to the great mix especially with weddings that they produce.
Working together or seperately with their assistants they can cover up to two weddings in one day and all the post editing and production work is carried out by Andrew to ensure consistency of the final product.
The prinicpals and outlook of Andrew Davies Wedding Photography are to provide a natural, modern and relaxed approach to your wedding day, allowing it to flow as it should and capturing every important moment to be treasured by generations to come.
Andrew and Ruth are full time photographers and their business is their passion, investment in equipment, training and new products puts them at the forefront of the wedding photography field. Their work is home based allowing him to cut out the additional costs and risks associated with studio ownership and pass on these savings to clients , it also allows them to concentrate solely on weddings during the wedding season, with approximately 2-4 weeks of work in processing and editing going into each wedding. See this page for info on what happens during wedding photography editing
Unlike some Andrew does not spend his time chasing round irrelavant photography qualifications which can mostly be gained by sending off a bunch of average shots and some money to a company though there are exceptions such as the MPA who do provide fantastic photographers, nor does he frequent glittering award ceremonies held by companies who sponsor themselves. His work stands on its own and his clients will happily vouch for this. In the time he is not working on clients material andrew is out taking photos , from landscapes to urban decay, seascapes to light painting, the real photographer needs experience and the wider the range the more competent the photographer.
Equipment too is a major consideration and a lot of time and money goes into the purchasing and training in use of new equipment. He and his assistant photographers are equipped with the latest full frame digital slrs, these are a necessity as a Pro wedding photographer as they facilitate usage in low light which is paramount as flash cannot be used in certain wedding situations and other lighting can give a fake look. Some Semi-pro and amateur photographers still use the crop sensor cameras ( or consumer cameras ) which the general public tend to buy too for their hobbies, this is fine, but if youre employing a pro surely you want pro equipment too? Our cameras are 21 million pixel full frame SLRs and our lenses are all from the Canon L Series which are the only lenses that canon pro shooters will use. Our lowest light lens is the Canon 50mm F1.2 which is capable of shooting in the equivalent of a couple of candles in a room without a flash and is the fastest lens of its type currently available. We do also use flash technology during the day to fill in harsh shadows, and bounce flash techniques to minimalise the fake look flash can produce so making the images as natural as possible.
Wedding Photography is not just a business or a job, to be ahead of the game and produce these sort of results takes passion and a love for what you do, this website contains losts of information and images to help you on your journey in choosing your photographer and the facebook page also contains many more excellent photo galleries to inspire you in choices of everything from cars to cakes.
If you like what you see and feel you would like Andrew and Ruth to cover your big day then all it takes is an email or phonecall to get the ball rolling and book an appointment, They regularly visit clients who wish to make a booking and meet face to face to discuss the exact plans for their day, they only requires a J100 deposit then to make sure of the best photography for your wedding. If youre still at the stage of seeing a list of photographers or have any simple queries then Andrew is available to talk and can be contacted by phone, email or regularly the facebook business page.
Highlights, Specialties & Features
- Specialist Wedding Photographers
- North Yorkshire, North East, Durham, Newcasle, Middlesbrough, Darlington, Hartlepool
- Cash, Cheque, Bank Transfer
|Address||24 Downside Road|
|Phone Number||016 4265 9099|
Products & Services
Wedding Photography Packages
All requirements catered for from basic coverage with images on disk to Italian Storybook Album Packages.
These are taken from our facebook business page which can be viewed here James & Kimberley - Tall Trees Hotel 2010 Hi Andrew, This is the first chance I have had to say such a massive thank you for the album. It is absolutely stunning. That front cover, I had no idea it would have been that beautiful. It just tells the whole story of the day so well. Both sets of parents were overwhelmed by the pocket books. Also the suprise of the calendar was such a lovely suprise. We could not be happier with everything you have done for us. Could not improve on it at all. As for the day yourself and Ruth made us feel so relaxed, and that just allowed the whole day to flow just what we wanted, Thank you so much. Kayleigh Thomas - September 2010 "" I searched on google for a photographer and when i came across Andrews site i wanted to book him straight away!! The style of his photography was exactly what i wanted for my wedding i loved every image i saw!!! I could have chosen a photographer that was a little closer to home as Andrew isnt classed as local to me, but i knew i woul...dnt be as happy as what i am now with my photos if i chose someone else! Andrew and Ken are so friendly, Richard and i was really at ease which you can tell by looking at our photos how relaxed we was! We recieved our photos on dvd very very quickly after our wedding, nothing at all was too much trouble for Andrew he bent over backwards to make sure everything was exactly we wanted, Thankyou guys so much for capturing our very special day and giving us the best photo memories we could have dreamt of! x Gail Linstead - may 2010 , Lumley Castle "" Andrew and Ruth really helped to make our day perfect. They made both me and Pete so relaxed that our photos were amazing. We got so many great shots to chose from that it was difficult to decide which to put in our album. We got our album and canvas print last week and I can't stop looking at it. They captured every aspect of our day ...and as a result we have a perfect book of memories. Thanks so much to both of you. We have and will continue to recommend you to anyone needing a photographer Laura Bowley: April 2010 - Blue Bell Hotel Middlesbrough, Andrew is a consummate professional who always finds perfect shots that capture each moment wonderfully. From the first meeting onwards, he has been very helpful and accommodating to our needs. Anyone can be a photographer, but Andrew is a photographic artist of the highest calibre. We are delighted with our wedding photographs - so much so that it has been very hard to pick a small sample for the album. Thank you once again, Andrew, for capturing those special moments so beautifully. Laura and Christopher - Whitworth Hall - Feb 2010 The photographs taken are excellent quality and you have captured every magical moment from the day. Having two photographer's gave many more different angles of each part of the day. The variation of colour and black and white photographs was perfect. Each photography package is very reasonably priced, and having all photographs on a dvd slideshow has helped to make the memories more special and memorable. Thankyou again for helping to make our memories real. Laura and Christopher Geary see a sample of Laura and Chirstophers photos here Jayne Kelly Ocotber 2009 - Beamish Park Hotel. Having trawled the net to find a suitable photographer, we found Andrew Davies website and loved the style of the gallery photos. After meeting with him and seeing more of his work we knew we had found the perfect photographer! I can honestly say there isn't a single thing we would change about the photos and the album is so beautiful I spend far too much time looking at it! The quality of the album and the design is first class. I have laughed and cried over the lovely things he did with the pictures. He obviously has a lot of experience and some brilliant ideas. We found Andrew to be very relaxed, friendly, efficient and above all very professional. He set deadlines and met them without us having to chase him up, the perfect wedding photographer. Anyone considering Andrew and his team would be silly to go anywhere else! Katy Howe november 2009 , crathorne hall . From the moment Richard proposed I said the photography would be important to me. It wasn't long before I found Andrew's website in Google. What pleased me most was of course his skils with a camera but also, most important for me, was his price didn't inlcude an album. He was the first local photographer I found that offered a photos only service; being a creative type I didn't want to be tied into a photography package that gave us x number of photos in an album, I wanted the freedom to do as I please with the images, taking our time to find the right means of displaying them in our home. Having viewed Andrew's portfolios we booked him and Ruth to photo-document our wedding at Crathorne Hall. Less than 3 weeks after the wedding we have received the CD of beautiful images, I knew we would receive some fabulous photos - and we have, I couldn't be happier! We're having trouble deciding which ones to frame for our families and which ones to choose to print for oursleves. I love seeing them, they allow me to grin and remember the day, they will be so treasured for the rest of our lives. Andrew and Ruth had some pretty horendous weather to deal with on our wedding day, but it really didn't hinder them. They took it in their stride and even got some good photos of the rain! We did manage to get some shots outside, 1 will be put onto canvas I think. Andrew and Ruth were a pleasure to have at our wedding, we hardly knew they were there. They were very polite, accommodating, creative and easy to be with. I would recommend them to capture any special event. Natalie Greenwell My husband and I had the pleasure of Andrew and Ruth's company as photographers for our wedding day in June 2009. We had seen a few photographers and were looking for someone we could develop a good rapport with. If they were going to be following us all day taking photos they needed to be someone we could get on with. We met Andy and after talking for a while and seeing some of his work, we booked him there and then. What was important to us was that they just blended into the wedding party and took natural shots whilst getting the all important formal shots as quickly and efficiently as possible. Andy and Ruth delivered! Our photos are AMAZING - natural and capture the feeling of the day perfectly. I look at my photos over and over and they bring back not only the memories, but the feelings that I had on the day. I have chatted to a lot of people about our photos and all have agreed that they are some of the best that they have seen, the black and white ones being particular favourites, and that the package that we received was EXCELLENT value for money. I love that fact that we got multpile copies of the DVDs. our parents and close family have loved receiving their copy and reliving the day through our photographs. We would have no qualms about recommending Andy and Ruth to anyone wanting a fantastic photography service for their Big Day. If you are looking for an exceptional level of service, top class photos and excellent value for money then look no further!! UPDATE: well what can i say, I have received all 3 of the Graphistudio albums and they are out of this world!! Andy had captured exactly what i wanted in the design of the album, and other than a couple of adjustments (me wanting certain photos enlarging) it was perfect. All who have seen it have loved it and have said that it is the best wedding album they have seen. Andy's editing expertise has meant that EVERY shot looks perfect Can't Recommend this service highly enough t Lisa Sung Matfen Hall , 2009 It was great having Andrew and Matthew taking our wedding pictures. They were very helpful and thought of the little things that we didnt think about. We just got our slide show dvds last week, about three weeks after the wedding, so that's very fast. What I like about Andrew is that he offers you the copyrights to all your wedding pictures. He also emailed me a lovely picture a couple of weeks after the wedding so I could use it as the screen saver on my phone and for my profile picture on my Facebook account. I would be happy to recommend them anyone =) Review from Lisa and Steven - September 200923 October 2009 at 10:15 · Report Ruth Hooton Ruth is Andrews partner and photographer. The reviews below are posted from emails and messages , anyone who wished to contact a previous client please let us know. Review from James and Victoria Heather My wife and I used Andrew & Ruth for our wedding in July 09 and up to now they have been so fantastic, From helping to make our special day so perfect, to issueing us with ALL the pictures of the day and being so friendly along the way, we are ye...t to pic our photos for the actual album but i could happily recomend Andrew Davies Photography to anyone and everyone. Review from Cheryl and Graeme Thompson - August 09 Hi Andrew, just wanted to say a huge thank you for the brilliant job you did with our wedding photographs. You & David were absolutely brilliant on the day and the end results are gorgeous. Love the bridge photographs! Thanks again - we will rec...ommend you to any friends who need a wedding photographer. Cheryl me and my husband had great pleasure of having Andrew and Ruth do the photos for our wedding in July 09. They done a FANTASTIC job every guest commented how proffesional they were and they also let the guest get photos too and didnt rush them. They j...ust became part of our day. When we got to view our photos we fell in love with every one and i still watch the dvd of the photos everyday. We have finally decided on the photos for our album which was the hardest part as i struggled to get it down from 135 photos, just looking forward to seeing what our album is going to be like but i know that it will be perfect. One of the guests from my wedding booked Andrew to do their wedding which was at the weekend and i could tell they will have fab photos too. Would recommend Andrew and Ruth to anyone who wants a photographer. Ali and Micheal - Redworth Hall06 October 2009 at 23:49 · Report