Derek Anson Photography

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Candid, emotive photography for couples that want their wedding day to be a celebration of hugs, kisses and amazing dad dancing.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£1495
Details

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Online Proofing
Photo Printing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Online Shop
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Images on USB
Second Shooter Available
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Shoot with Film
Back-Up Equipment
Last-Minute Orders

Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary
Traditional / Classic
Artistic
Full Description
You two are a fun-loving couple who want their wedding day to be all about celebrating and partying with their favourite people. If the idea of having a typical "wedding photographer" take over your day fills you with dread, then I'm happy to say it doesn't have to be that way! Plan the day of your dreams... Live it, enjoy it, hug, cry, laugh, dance, savour every moment, and I'll do the rest. I'll be there to capture all those wonderful moments, creating beautiful images you'll love now and cherish forever.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2010
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
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Lucy & Neil
Married in January 2020
October 2021
the real emotion of the day
We met Derek after he did an engagement shoot for us. We liked his natural style so much we booked him for our wedding and to photo us christening our daughter a year later. You don't even realize he's taking your photo, all images are taken with the real emotion of the day. We've had many comments from guests on how fantastic he is, Derek made our day so relaxed. Absolute fantastic photographer and man, could not ask for any more. Although I now need more excuses to need a photographer.
Vicky & Lee
Married in July 2019
October 2021
completely relaxed
Derek is not only the most amazing photographer, but he is also such a lovely guy and he really understood what we wanted from our wedding photos. I and the entire wedding party felt completely relaxed with him. I truly felt we booked him as a photographer and by the end of it all, we made a friend too. Thank you again Del x
Fleur & Mathew
Married in December 2018
October 2021
perfect natural moments
Absolutely brilliant photographer if you're looking for professional photos and an enjoyable experience Derek is your man.... he's absolutely amazing with children very patient and captures the perfect natural moments.. an all-around brilliant guy to work with.. thank u so much for everything Derek.
Liz & Ben
Married in July 2018
October 2021
amazing photos to treasure forever.
I could not recommend Derek enough, our wedding and engagement photos are stunning, we have amazing photos to treasure forever.
Karen Boath
Wedding: July 2018
October 2021
truly captured their love
We have just seen the photos Derek took at our daughter's wedding a couple of weeks ago. I am completely in awe of them, they are so beautiful and have truly captured their love for each other and the amazing day. He seemed to get as much enjoyment out of being part of the day as we did. I can’t recommend him enough. Thank you Derek!
Location & Contact Details

Address

Billericay, Essex, England

Nearest Town

Billericay

Nearest Airport

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FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

All weddings have something unique about them that makes them memorable. If I had to pick one I'd go for a recent wedding that took place at Christ Church in Brentwood. The couple had a few hymns during the ceremony, normally there's a few singers and everyone else mumbles along but not at this wedding! All the guests gave it their all, belting out the hymns with gusto. It was beautiful and fantastic, a pleasure to be part of it.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

IMPERFECT. Perfectly imperfect, perfection doesn't exist, It's freeing to let go of this, being perfectly imperfect is wonderful. HAPPY. My work is full of hugs and smiles, you're smiling I'm smiling, everyone's happy. TOUCHINGLY. I'm drawn towards touchy-feely people, from subtle reassuring guiding hands to hugging like you mean it. STRANGE. To quote Jim Morrison "People Are Strange" (in the nicest possible way). It's the strange, the differences between us that help make life interesting. It'd be boring if we were all the same. HONEST. In my portfolio, what you see is the real deal, nothing staged, faked or set-up. Just honest photography.

What about your business are you most proud of?

I'm proud to have been trusted with so many weddings, intimate behind the scene moments, and the fact I'm genuinely creating a family heirloom for someone! that's a bit crazy when I think too long about it tbh. I'm also proud of my longevity, not many small businesses last a year or two and here I am over 10 years later, still loving what I do.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

It's a bit of a cliche but it's your day, so do it your way! Let go of the small things, your day will be perfectly imperfect, embrace whatever comes your way and enjoy it x

Describe your typical process with a couple.

When possible I do like to meet up with my couples or at least have a video call over Zoom before booking. It's nice to have a chat about what you have planned, I get to find out a little bit more about you and you get to find out if I'm the right photographer for you.

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

Forget about the photos. What every couple should do during the evening reception is to take a moment, step back, admire what they've created and achieved on the day, and soak it all in.

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Smiles, a great attitude, umbrellas.