Established in 1858, Edward Reeves has been run for the last 20 years by Tom Reeves (Edward's great-grandson). We are a photographic business with a wealth of history and experience, brought up to date with an informality in our portrait and wedding photography and the added option of digital photography for our commercial customers.


Serviced Areas

  • Brighton

Contact Details

  Website
  City Lewes
  Postcode BN7 1XU
  Address 159 High St
  Phone Number 012 7347 3274

From Our Website

My great-grandfather Edward Reeves set up shop as a pioneer of photography on Lewes High Street in 1858. 160 years, 4 generations and half a million photographs later, we are still providing the people of lewes with contemporary photography paired with good old fashioned service. Get in touch to find out what we can do for you.


Edward Reeves Photography has been a feature of Lewes life for over 160 years, owned and run by four generations of the Reeves family and operating from the same premises in the High Street. Since the original Edward Reeves' day our business has been exclusively full-time photography, serving local-and not so local-families, businesses and organisations. We are acknowledged to be the world's longest established photographic studio. The success of the business is built on a reputation for the highest quality work and realistic pricing.


We've been taking photographs for professionals for a very long time, and in this visually driven world your image and that of your company is more important than ever. Whether it's a picture for a website, portfolio, press release, company brochure, LinkedIn or other social media, you can never underestimate the power of a great first impression.


I have been involved in high end architectural photography for almost forty years, illustrating countless brochures for country house estate agents and producing portfolio images for architects and construction firms. From industrial units to stately homes, we can provide images that promote and sell.


I have always thought of Weddings as the ultimate photographic challenge-there is only one chance to create a set of beautiful pictures that will always kindle happy memories of probably the most important, joyful, potentially stressful day of your lives. Vitally, from the beginning I will get to know you and what you need; every wedding-everybody-is different, and I will need to fit in to whatever style of event you're planning so that I can take the type of pictures you expect. A meeting at the Wedding venue-'walking through' the day- often helps to clarify things, and a bit of 'homework' early on saves time and makes life much simpler at the Wedding itself.


Today, we all take thousands of pictures all the time, but I believe that a professional portrait is something different, something special and timeless. It can mark a happy occasion: a birthday, a reunion, a rite of passage, or can make a treasured gift for someone close. I can recreate lighting styles from the past or be contemporary; formal or very informal. Essentially, it's an enjoyable and relaxed experience in a unique setting. And there's always the option of shots in our beautiful garden next to Lewes castle if the weather's good!