Ray Sawyer Wedding Photographer

authentic moments.
relaxed portraits.
no staging.
no shot lists.
no cheesy posing.

authentic moments.
relaxed portraits.
no staging.
no shot lists.
no cheesy posing.

What’s up
you glorious
humans. I’m Ray.

Hey guys, super awesome you popped by. If your not sure who I am, I’m Ray, a wedding photographer, husband, father and a lover of coffee based in Durham. That’s about 25 miles south of Newcastle for those not sure.  

I’ve been a wedding photographer since 2018 and have had the pleasure to document more than 200 brilliant weddings throughout the UK from London in the south to the Isle of Skye in the north and everywhere in between.

Coming from a graphic design background I love to bring my creative eye into the realms of photography with a large focus on authentic moments + relaxed portraits.

moments +
relaxed portraits

Wow. Ive been creating geniuine and authentic Images for 5 years now. How time flies. 2022 Is now my fifth year documenting amazing weddings. Crikey! I’ve had the absolute privilege and honour to be trusted by over 200 couples over those amazing 5 years to deliver stories of their day told through my eyes.

My driving force on your wedding journey Is to document your story, your friends and your family In a creative yet authetic way. 

From the time you book with me to the final delivery of your Images I am there for you and your story. Soaking In the atmosphere of the wedding and enjoying It. Throughout the wedding day I document beautiful moments In a very natural and unposed manner whilst adding creativity to deliver Images that are unique to you and your story.

I love the feeling of leaving a wedding and feeling part of the family – There’s nothing better; and Is truly my aim with every wedding I photograph. It’s been said numerous times It was like having a friend capture our day – That’s the way It should be.

You will find me right In the action, at close quarters, you won’t see me skirting the wall with a long lens. I believe In documenting your story from within. I can usually be found laughing with your guests, often I’m the one making people laugh. Being close really helps your friends and family feel comfortable with me and allows me to document moments that I wouldn’t otherwise capture If they were uneasy.

This Is why laughing loads throughout your day and chatting with friends + family Is so Important to how I work, meaning I can capture your wedding from within, just like a friend at the wedding!

La Pescaia Resort Maremma Tuscany wedding


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matfen hall – northumberland.

Nathalie + darren.

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the orangery at goldney hall – bristol

Emily + scott.

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beamish hall – durham

ash + andy.

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ray is the nicest of guys with an unbelievable talent. not only did he make everyone feel at ease but the photos of our wedding day were perfect. everyone thought he was great & just seemed to fit in as if he was a family friend we had known for years. thanks again.

– debbie + james


ray sawyer –
wedding photographer

i feel it’s very important you read about my approach on the day, spoiler alert, it’s very relaxed and natural, but, go read the page, it has some useful information about my style of photography and a concise timeline of the day as seen by me.

oh, before you go… don’t forget to checkout my portfolio, after all my imagery will either speak to you or it wont!

please contact me for any reason. insta is usually the quickest, if your looking to start an official booking enquiry, please complete the contact form. thanks again.

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Wedding Photography

Middleton Lodge
Bolton Castle
Low Hall
Hidden River
Seaham Hall
Matfen Hall

UK Weddings

The West Mill
Oaktree of Peover
Goldney Hall
Compton Verney
Elmore Court
Euridge Manor