Hello I'm Michael, a Sussex wedding photographer that travels the UK wide photographing weddings. I combine wedding photojournalism with contemporary wedding photography and I specialise in documenting your day's events as they unfold. My wedding photography will be a story of your day: capturing the laughter, tears and emotions, photographed unobtrusively and candidly. Have a look at the brief slide show above, I hope you like an introduction to my wedding photography.
"Weddings aren’t photoshoots, they are not about posing endlessly or in fact or being told what to do by your photographer all day"
Brighton wedding photographer Michael Ashdown
For me photography is mostly about capturing a moment in time not a staged, contrived version of it, you can't fake a spontaneous smile or moment that has been captured. When you look back at your wedding pictures, I want you to remember the special moment that has been captured and not have the memory of posing for endless pictures but I understand that weddings are family occasions and couples may want staged family images during the day as well as images of you both. I shoot these without fuss or spending hours doing so, ensuring you can enjoy your day with your guests. I am very fortunate to have a job I love and that I am passionate about and hope it shows within my wedding photography. Please browse through my portfolio and see if I am the right photographer for you. If you wish to, you can learn a little about my photography background here
A wonderful letter I received from Jennifer & James's (below) wedding at Wiston House in Sussex
"We just wanted to say a massive thank you for all your time and help both in the run up to our wedding, on the day itself, and over the last few weeks. You were absolutely great Mike, we couldn't have asked for a better photographer. We were completely at ease knowing that you'd covered off all the little details in the run up to the big day and on the actual day of the wedding we couldn't have asked for more from you, in fact you gave us a lot more of your time and attention than we'd ever imagined you would! You were with us for over 10 hours and captured our special day perfectly, from the preparations right through to our evening reception. You really do have a talent of being in the right place at the right time but in no way ever being obtrusive. So many of our guests commented on this.....
And the end product, your beautiful photos, all 750+ of them, are absolutely stunning. We can't stop showing them off ! When we look at your photos we're right back there in the moment and for that we thank you. We were always going to have amazing memories from our special day but now we also have the pictures to match. So please allow us to pass on our thanks once again, you were amazing Mike. We'll definitely be recommending you to friends and family"
Jennifer and James
Jennifer and James
Sussex wedding photography? Surrey wedding photography? Where do I photograph weddings?
Whether you are looking for a wedding photographer in Brighton, Sussex or a wedding photographer in London, I travel extensively to cover weddings not only in Sussex and Surrey but have been lucky enough to cover weddings all over the country in counties such as Devon, Cornwall, Herefordshire, Leicestershire, Somerset, Oxfordshire, Manchester and Europe. I got married myself a few years ago so I know how it feels to be both sides of the camera, which I think has great benefits in knowing how you’re feeling on such a big day.
I offer engagement photography and pre wedding shoots, some couples love the idea of a pre wedding shoot to calm the nerves, before their big day, some couples hate the idea ! I To view and example shoot please see here: Engagement Photography.