River Xavier Photography

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Creative documentary and fine art photography of your wedding day by Sheffield based UK Wedding Photographer, River Xavier
Pricing & Costs

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Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Online Proofing
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
Full Description
River Xavier Photography offers personalised photography for your wedding day. Offering a blend of fine art and documentary photography we aim to make beautiful memories of your day. We offer 3 packages to make it easy to choose the right one for you. Collection 1: The Digital Photography Package A full (12 hours) or half-day (6 hours) of wedding photography including all the moments that matter to you. Over 500 stunning images of your day, all professionally edited and includes signature portrait images. All images are available via a secure (password-protected) link and available to download, share and print. An on the day slideshow of key images from your wedding day. For your peace of mind, all images are also sent on a USB too. Collection 2: The Heirloom Package A photograph is never truly appreciated until it is printed! Therefore this collection offers all the benefits of full-days photography from Collection 1, plus more signature portraits Plus your very own heirloom, imagine telling the story of your wedding day to your own grandchildren using your own visual storybook. In a choice of album cover options, 9x9, and with a 20-page spread for at least 40 images. This is my most popular album package. Collection 3: Premium Story Sharing The very best of digital photography for 12 hours, fine-art portraits and highly skilled editing to create a visual story full of stunning images. Your very own heirloom that includes a premium quality 16x16 album containing over 40 images to ensure your memories are preserved forever. This option also includes two-parent albums for you to share your memories with those closest to you. This is the luxury, sharing option.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Location & Contact Details


Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England

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What is your most memorable wedding?

I have no favourite! Just parts of each wedding which are touching.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

creative, moments, artistic, emotive, timely

What about your business are you most proud of?

It's honesty. My intention at each wedding is to create lasting memories for the couple in a distinctive style so that each image becomes a work of art.

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

Take your time and make it personal to you.

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

These are often of small touches that mean so much.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

My process does not include hard sell, once a couple has saved a date with me I send them lots of questions about their wedding and the timings, I research the venue and travel arrangements, Before the day of the wedding, I will be in touch again to touch base and check the arrangements still stand. I like to create open channels with the couples that I have the honour of being their wedding photographer. On the day I arrive early, I like to create a visual story of the whole day; the venue as the day begins, the bride as she begins to transform herself. Throughout the day my aim is to create a story that combines beautiful imagery with all of the emotions and happiness of the day, together with beautiful portraits of the newly married couple. At the end of the day, I do not clock watch, I make sure each part of the day is recorded. Images are backed up the same night and the next day I start to edit them. Depending on which option the couple choose, the images are edited wihtin a few days and delivered via an online secure gallery with a USB back up posted soon afterwards.

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

A beautiful portrait of the two of you together.

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

Manny original photos derive from the coupes interests, therefore making interesting and elegant portrait whilst the bride and groom wore bright trainers, they were both runners!

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

If it is raining on your wedding day we will celebrate this fact! I carry umbrellas and we can still get some beautiful images outside using flash and capturing the raindrops. Inside the venue, we will find interesting backgrounds to complement your wedding portraits.

Describe how you got into photography.

I first came into photography many decades ago whilst studying art at college. I loved the technical aspects and the exciting time in the darkroom as amazing images occurred before my eyes. Fast forward a number of years and after being a school teacher I started teaching art after developing a love for landscape and portrait photography. I was head of art and design and taught photography and film for many years before leaving to become a full-time professional photographer.