Becky Ryan Photography

Alternative wedding photography for brides and grooms to be wanting natural, fun, heartfelt images.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at


Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Flexible Hours on the Day
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Online Shop
Second Shooter Available
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Videography Available
Shoot with Film
Images on USB
Full Description
Hey! So I'm Becky, and I'm an alternative wedding photographer based in Derbyshire (shooting weddings across the UK and beyond!). What do I mean by 'alternative'? Basically I am not a 'traditional' or formal photographer. There was a time when wedding photographs were generally lined up formal family shots, and generally only consisting of images of people looking directly into the camera. I don't work to this tradition as I want to capture weddings naturally as they unfold and tell the story of each of my couples' unique days. I won’t boss you about or dictate how things need to go, and I specialise in shooting weddings for couples that want to do things that little bit differently. I’m not a photographer that would choose to take endless posed shots, I prefer to capture the natural moments of your day as they happen and tell it as a story from start to finish. I see the beauty in and enjoy capturing the little things, sometimes simple ordinary moments that play a part in your day just as much as the others. The little things that just make you guys you. It’s looking back through shots such as these that really put you back in that time and place to me and convey personalities, not the images created when you’re made aware of the photographers presence. I’m a naturally introverted person so a documentary style of photography is right up my street. As a result my style of photography is informal, unobtrusive, fun, romantic, natural, and creative, and with a limited amount of set shots/posed group images.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Kayleigh and Karl
Married in July 2018
July 2018
We adore our wedding video...
We both knew we wanted Becky to photograph our wedding as soon as we saw her work, it is informal and relaxed with a vintage style which is exactly what we wanted for our whole day so it was a perfect fit. I normally hate photos of me but she always captures moments perfectly and I love them all, not only on our wedding day, but also our engagement shoot and a separate pin up shoot. I will always recommend Becky to anyone looking. She managed to capture so many moments we can't even remember seeing her there. We also adore our wedding video and have received so many lovely comments from everyone who has seen it, it even made my mum cry, which does take some doing!
Katie Friel
Married in June 2018
June 2018
We can’t recommend Becky enough
Becky has taken our engagement (including our dogs!) and wedding photos which we adore! We have had so many compliments on them and they were exactly what we were after - we didn’t want traditional posed photos and instead she captured the day as it actually was! This year she came back for a family photo shoot with our new addition! We now have perfect photos to remind us of those precious first few weeks with a baby! We can’t recommend Becky enough and will definitely be using her again in the future!
Emma and Gary
Wedding: November 2016
November 2016
Rock N Roll Bride Magazine
Katie and Tim
Married in September 2016
September 2016
Becky, what can I say?… (probably not enough)
We absolutely love our wedding album and we can’t thank you enough for being the perfect photographer to capture our special day...
Jo (Bride's Mum)
Wedding: September 2016
September 2016
It was a pleasure having you there on their day
Chantell and Andrew
Married in September 2016
September 2016
We are beyond happy
Location & Contact Details


Belper, Derbyshire, England

Travel Notes

I am happy to travel for weddings all over provided costs are covered! Simply get in touch to discuss :)

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

East Midlands

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Press & Awards


Inretrospect Magazine
Vintage Life Magazine
Perfect Wedding Magazine
Your East Midlands Wedding Magazine (various cover features)
Rock N Roll Bride Magazine

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Natural, Honest, Heartfelt, Creative, Fun

What about your business are you most proud of?

The relationship with my couples. They're absolutely awesome and I really enjoy getting to know them and hearing all about them in the run up to their wedding, they're valued people to me not just clients. "Not only did we find a wedding photographer, but a friend too"

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

One of my brides, Rachel, had a completely custom wedding dress that was made from the lace of her Mum's own one and was then reversible for the evening and was made with material from her recently departed Father's waistcoat. It was such a beautiful way for Rachel to have her Dad with her on the day.

What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?

There absolutely isn't one! As much as I love Pinterest, I think it can also be really harming to those planning their wedding photography! Especially if you are wanting natural, story-telling photography. Don't get carried away with 'must have' posed shots, it's not about that on the day. It's about you guys and your loved ones having an amazing time and it being captured in just the way that when you look back on your images in years to come you will be taken straight back there. You just don't get that with set up shots.

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Embrace it!

Describe how you got into photography.

I’d always loved to take photos ever since I got my first polaroid camera in the 90s to the bunch of digital 'point and shoot's I had between then and now, but having had my heart set on another career path as an artist/illustrator, but also not *really* knowing where I fit, I didn’t really think about the possibility of being a professional photographer. But now I’m here, it’s awesome! I know now that I was meant for this profession and it was meant for me. I asked another photographer if I could accompany them to a wedding in 2012 to take some photos myself and I really enjoyed it. I put the few photos I'd taken myself on my Facebook and on Flickr and I was pleasantly surprised to soon after have an enquiry from a Facebook friend as to whether I'd shoot her wedding the following year and also a stranger on Flickr who was a lovely bride to be looking for a photographer on a budget which I was more than happy to cater for as I was looking to add to my portfolio.