The Best Photographers in the UK: Our Favourites For 2018

The photographer is one of the most important parts of your wedding day – we would go as far to put it on a par with the dress, and the venue. Your photographs will last forever, and are the principle way in which you, and your treasured guests, will remember the big day, and the incredible experience that was had. And, frankly, we could talk the ears off a donkey with all of our thoughts and ideas about the best way to go about choosing a photographer. Instead, we thought it would be simpler to present you with some of the brightest talent Britain has to offer for your big day.

We at Zankyou work every day to bring you the best photographers in the UK, and as of 2018 have over 150 incredibly talented people and companies within our directory. And whilst we truly do love all of their work – and cannot state enough how pleased we are to work with and represent them – we do have a few secret favourites. And so if you’re just settling down to plan your wedding (or if you’re expecting a romantic Christmas or New Years proposal!), and don’t even know where to begin with choosing providers, then pay close attention!

Here is our selection of the top 10 wedding photographers available in the UK – take a look, and just click their photos to learn more. Here’s hoping one of them will make your wedding photography dreams come true for your big day in 2019!

Emma Jane Photography

Emma Jane is a photographer based in London – one of the most competitive locations for wedding professionals in the UK. Due to the huge concentration of talent in this area of the country, it can be hard to break out from the crowd, and yet Emma Jane does this with such elegance that it appears almost effortless. Not only available for your fairytale wedding in the British countryside, Emma is also a talented Destination Wedding photographer who has travelled to America, Italy, Malta and Santorini in pursuit of the perfect wedding photos…

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Credits: Emma Jane Photography

Not only capturing the special and intimate moments as they happen, Emma Jane’s wedding photography is not just emotive but incredibly artistic too; this comes from her work as a fashion photographer, with this added dimension giving her an extra special edge. For the most romantic and classical wedding photos, there’s no one that we could recommend more highly!

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Credits: Emma Jane Photography

For more pictures from this brilliant photographer, check out Kirsty and Troy’s wedding in Puglia

Jacob and Pauline Photography & Film

Jacob and Pauline, the married couple behind this powerhouse of a photography business, focus on telling a story through their wedding photography – one that you will want to experience over and over! Based in the UK, but again available for weddings all over the world, these two have been on the receiving end of so many awards that we can’t stop to name them – and for good reason! Dynamic, experienced, and with excellent eyes for choosing backdrops, Jacob and Pauline definitely deserve their spot in this ranking.

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Credits: Jacob and Pauline Photography & Film.

What makes Jacob and Pauline Photography & Film one of the top 10 in the UK is that they work as well together as they do apart. Pauline has twice been named the Best Photographer in the UK, and together, they unleash an unstoppable artistic force! They also offer some fantastic videography services!

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Credits: Jacob and Pauline Photography & Film.

For more pictures from this dynamic duo, check out Celia and Scott’s wedding in Hampshire

Winston Sanders Photography

Winston Sanders really understands how to photograph people. Although his landscape shots are definitely something to admire, it is when he photographs couples that he shines that little bit brighter than everyone else – consolidating his place in the top 10 wedding photographers in the UK. Every couple getting married is secretly after that one photo that perfectly encapsulates their day, that one photo that stands out and just takes their breath away – and only with Winston Sanders is this special moment 100% guaranteed.

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Credits: Winston Sanders Photography.

As with many of our other top 10 picks, Winston Sanders is available for Destination Weddings all over the world, and we would highly recommend him for more intimate ceremonies and elopements. Tried and tested, Winston Sanders will truly explore and capture the emotions on your big day – and give you a set of photographs that are impossible to forget.

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Credits: Winston Sanders Photography.

For more beautiful shots from this photographer, check out Ben and Helena’s Icelandic elopement

Motiejus

Ethereal, vivid, theatrical, striking… There are any number of words in the English dictionary that we could use to describe the work of London-based Motiejus. Famous enough in the wedding photography world that he does not require a surname, Motiejus is critically-acclaimed by every publication lucky enough to feature his work – including us! Bordering on being unbearably talented, Motiejus will give you the most stunning images to remember your wedding day…

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Credits: Motiejus.

Frequently travelling the world for Destination Weddings, Motiejus has worked in all corners of the world, making him ideal for couples who are a little nervous about finding the best photographer in their location. And now we speak directly to all the brides out there: do you want a gorgeous picture of you in your dress? Because this is the guy for you if the answer to that question is yes!

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Credits: Motiejus.

For a selection of the most stunning photos, check out Karolina and Martyn’s wedding in Lithuania

Fiona Walsh Photography

Fiona Walsh is an up-and-coming wedding photographer who you should all be paying attention to. With wedding photographs that look like they have been directly lifted from movie posters, Fiona Walsh will ensure that your big day looks dramatic and thrilling in print. Moving away a little from the more traditional form of wedding photography – though plenty skilled in this style too – if you’re looking for more from your photographer for your big day, then Fiona comes highly recommended by us.

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Credits: Fiona Walsh Photography.

Based in Somerset, Fiona Walsh is happy to travel around the UK for your big day, and has also had some previous experience with Destination Weddings in Italy. We guarantee all of your married friends will be green with envy when they see the finished product from Fiona Walsh Photography!

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Credits: Fiona Walsh Photography.

For a look at this photographer’s work, check out Rachel and Lewis’ wedding in Lichfield

Benni Carol Photography

Benni Carol Photography are an Italian sibling-duo that are based across London and Florence – but who specialise in Italian Destination Weddings – and who we here at Zankyou really adore. These two sisters combine a fine-art lense with traditional photo-journalism to create images that tell a story – and look incredibly elegant at the same time!

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Credits: Benni Carol Photography.

However, one of the greatest aspects of hiring Benni and Carol for your wedding is who they are as people. You are not only going to have beautiful photographs, but are also set onto a path of great friendship – not just before your wedding, but for a long time after too. Empathetic and sensitive, these sisters’ personalities mean their photography is always beautiful.

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Credits: Benni Carol Photography.

For more of this duo’s fab photography, check out Keely and Ben’s wedding in Florence

Barney Walters

One of the best qualities a wedding photographer can have is being well-travelled. Having seen much more of the world really puts them a step above the rest, and often allows for much more ambitious and original work. And no where is this better demonstrated than with Barney Walters, who divides his time between the UK and Spain. With an incomparable eye for colour, and a sense of drama that will make your wedding look all the more authentic, Barney Walters is an unmissable option for your 2019 wedding.

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Credits: Barney Walters.

One of Barney Walters’ most admirable qualities is his ability to blend into the crowd. Preferring to see himself as a ‘guest with a camera’, he has been adulated by couples for capturing the most spectacular pictures whilst not drawing your attention – something that many brides and grooms desire for their big day.

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Credits: Barney Walters.

For some truly special photos, check out Caroline and Geoff’s beautiful wedding day

Elianos Photography

Based in London, but originally from the most romantic of wedding destinations, Greece, George Elianos is the optimum choice for sumptuous wedding photography. Making his way into the Top 10 in the UK on account of the absolute serenity of his photos, George Elianos is more about simplicity than extravagance. Foregoing all the usual bells and whistles associated with wedding photography, George’s pictures are subtle, soft, and expertly composed – and therefore brilliantly romantic.

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Credits: Elianos Photography.

George Elianos’ photography can be described as alternative due to his use of colour. Emphasising the tones and shades of nature within his photos, you will look like part of a painting in your wedding photos with this marvellous man and his camera. A place well earned!

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Credits: Elianos Photography.

For some fantastic examples, check out Weder and Juliana’s elopement in Santorini

Tim Simpson Photography

Tim Simpson isn’t just one of our favourite photographers here at Zankyou, but one of our favourite people to collaborate with too. An incredibly friendly man with a particularly well-honed talent, Tim is the person to go to for down-to-earth traditional wedding photography that best expresses the happiness of your wedding day. Capturing emotion with an enviable ease, and an enthusiasm for out-of-the-box and original weddings, Tim graces this years’ roundup for his relaxed and 100% dependable approach, and the beautiful images he makes.

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Credits: Tim Simpson Photography.

With 20 years experience, Tim is the photography veteran of the Top 10, and is therefore an incredibly safe pair of hands for your big day. Having captured countless weddings on camera, he knows how to pick the best angles, the perfect lighting, the most picturesque backdrops… In short, he has it down to a fine art!

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Credits: Tim Simpson Photography.

For some fabulous photos, check out Alison and Danny’s wedding in Lancashire

Lina and Tom Wedding Photography

And to finish with a bang! Lina and Tom Wedding Photography is another of our couple-run photography businesses, and we can’t express using words alone just how good they are. Photography is not just a job for them – it is a passion that they derive joy from doing every day. And this inspiration and adoration for their work shines through in every image. Artistic, timeless, and imbued with a great sense of humour too, Lina and Tom’s wedding photography is sure to meet – and surpass – every criteria you have.

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Credits: Lina and Tom Wedding Photography.

Describing themselves as ‘adventurers’, Lina and Tom are the perfect people to hire for your Destination Wedding – not only will they do a fabulous job of capturing your ceremony and reception, but are a dab hand at portraying the beauty of your surroundings too. You can’t go wrong with this brilliant pair!

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Credits: Lina and Tom Wedding Photography.

For more incredible images, check out Tori and Ben’s wedding in Santorini

Congratulations to our top 10 photographers of the UK for 2018! Wedding photography is one of the most competitive industries for professionals, and we are so pleased to represent some of the most talented in the country. And we wish you at the home all the luck in the world with the process of choosing your photographer for your wedding – and we hope that we have been of some help too!

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