Neil Jayaratne

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Hi, I'm Neil, Matteo and Danni 👋
"Neil and his crew made our wedding day unforgettable! The photographs look stunning, they capture the perfect moments without you even posing, Very experienced team."
1st Exposure Photography has been running for over a decade offering classic/documentary style photography with a twist. We aim to capture all the memories from your special day always with 2 photographers or more.
Neil Jayaratne Pricing & Costs

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Prices can be altered depending on your budget. We will work with you on what you need and what you can afford.
Neil Jayaratne Details

Photography Style


Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Photo Printing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Last-Minute Orders
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Online Shop
Second Shooter Available
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Videography Available
Images on USB
Neil Jayaratne Full Description
We are London/Hertfordshire based but work all around Europe We always cover a wedding with 2 photographers or more depending on the size of the wedding We are always friendly and normally integrate with everyone at the wedding which makes for better photos. We work with you to help you get the best price possible when on a budget. We have Award Winning Wedding Photographers.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Neil Jayaratne
Hi there, Here at 1st Exposure we strive to capture every important moment on your special day. Throughout the process of you contacting us you i can answer any questions you may have. Check out our work and please do message us if you have any queries or to book :) Kind Regards Neil Head Of Photography 1st Exposure Photography


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Claire & Allie
Happy couple married in September
November 2023
So Accommodating and sweet
Well our wedding day definitely didn't start out going to plan. But Neil and the team took care of everything that was going wrong and turned it around for us... God they are great photographers but they didn't have to take charge the way they did and basically fix our wedding day. I just want to give the biggest thanks and we love yous from both of us. Without you guys our day would not have been.
Jessica & Brandon
Happy couple married in August
November 2023
Just Amazing
We had our special day covered by 1st Exposure and i have to say they made us feel at ease on the day then afterwards when we saw the photos... Their team is just amazing. I would recommend them 100%
Happy couple married in August
November 2023
Made our day unforgettable!
Neil and his crew made our wedding day unforgettable! The photographs look stunning, they capture the perfect moments without you even posing. Very experienced team. I had the pleasure to not only have the crew at our wedding but also to work closely with them when learning photography myself. I cannot thank Neil and his crew enough for all their amazing work. You're in the best hands if you choose them ❤️
Adam & Tracey
Happy couple married in July
November 2023
Treated like family, We are so happy!
What can i say about 1st Exposure Photography? They treated us like family, integrated into the wedding and got to know our guests. It was such an amazing experience to not have to worry about something...especially on our Wedding day. When they finished we invited them to stay and enjoy the rest of the night with us. They did and we have been firm friends since. If you want a team who are professional but great with people... take our advice and choose 1st Exposure.
Viola & Daniel
Happy couple married in June
November 2023
The Best Decision!
Choosing 1st Exposure was the best decision! They beautifully captured every emotion and detail of our special day. The photos are a treasure, each telling a story that takes us back to the magic. Neil is not just a photographer but a true artist with an incredible talent for making memories last forever. Grateful for their skill and passion!
David & Lisa
Happy couple married in March
November 2023
Tireless Work Ethic
If I got married again I'd hire 1st Exposure again. Tireless work ethic and wonderfully creative. Managed to smile throughout a very long and arduous day of over 340 people including my impossible to please wife. Quite simply brilliant and highly valued. Well Done guys!
Neil Jayaratne Location & Contact Details


Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, England

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Neil Jayaratne Press & Awards

Press & Awards (3)

Digital Camera Magazine
Digital Photographer Magazine
N Photo Magazine

Industry Awards (1)

Digital Photographer Of The Year Runner Up
Frequently Asked Questions

What is your most memorable wedding?

It has to be a couple i'd met at a wedding fair years ago. We got to talking and them telling me their story. We arranged to meet up for a coffee a few weeks later and indeed we met up and confirmed their day and for us to cover it. As they were on a budget we pushed our prices hard and came to an agreeable final price. On the day it was just amazing, to see two people who were just meant for each other finally make the vows and then enjoy their first evening as Husband and Wife. To be a part of that day with them and their family.. still brings a smile to my face.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Classic, Stylistic, Documentary, Unconventional, Graceful

What about your business are you most proud of?

The amount of memories we have helped capture

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

Never skimp on a Wedding Photographer, Always look to negotiate with the ones who's photos you really love to make sure your day is captured in the way you want.

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

A couple who were gamers had their centre pieces, small gifts and cake centred around Gaming in a really stylish way.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Normally we would speak over the phone after receiving an interest to see what it is they are looking for and what we can offer. If both parties are happy we would aim to meet up (Unless their schedules were too busy and we would keep on with phone calls) and we would get as many details as possible so we could time our day to get the best photos. A Deposit would normally be within the phone calls and meet up and then throughout the time up to the wedding making sure we have as accurate look of the day as possible. Final payment is anytime up to a month before the wedding and then a couple of weeks before the wedding we go through everything with the couple arranging specific times for particular types of the photography.

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

Always have a portrait shot of the two of you, it takes 30 mins from your schedule but definitely worth it in the end.

What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?

A wreck the dress shoot with Paintball guns

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

This all depends on the venue, but 100% all the time we would find somewhere where we make the rain work for the couple in the photos.

Describe how you got into photography.

My Dad is a social photographer, and i used to play about with his camera. From there the rest is history. I shoot a few different types of photography but Wedding Photography and Landscape Photography are my passions.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Discount10%
Bridebook GiftA Short montage of your photos to a track of your choosing.