Award Winning, Emotive Story Teller
Weddings // Family // Commercial // Portrait


This is what my clients (and in some instances, their families) have to say about my work… I'd like to thank everyone who has employed my services, it is a real joy to work with you every time and i am humbled by your comments.


We couldn't feel more lucky to have had Darren capture our wedding day! The energy he brought was just sublime - the perfect combination of incredible people skills, whilst also blending in perfectly to the setting. Darren allowed us to have our day, whilst capturing the moments perfectly through his authentic style.

We are over the moon with the quality of the images and videos, but also with how he managed to understand us as people and communicate this with his craft. The fact that he composes his own music to accompany the videos too, is just so special.

We are super super grateful - a day that goes by so quickly, but we are able to hold onto these memories so beautifully because of his work. Thank you Darren - smashed it. - Lil & Ozz - Highcliffe Castle Wedding


To sum this review up in one line, book Darren immediately. You will not regret it.

We had Darren for our wedding in March having encountered him at my sister-in-law's wedding. He was a joy to deal with on that day and the photos he produced for their wedding were stunning. When we embarked on our own wedding planning we kept going back to Darren's photos and no other photographer lived up to his product.

The booking process was really simple. We had some lovely chats with him in preparation for the day and he really made us feel at ease, both in the build up and on the day itself. The final collection of photos blew us away, especially considering it was a venue he had no experience with, showing his willingness to take on any challenge and ability to adapt.

One final point, we ended up going for a wedding video as well, and it's seriously worth the added expense. Our is a really emotional watch, even just a month down the line. The editing is superb and the shots capture the emotion of the day even better than any photos could. To add to this, it's imperative that I mention Darren's extra talents. My wife and myself are musicians and we had a clear vision of how music would fit into our day and in the video itself. Darren writes and records the music for his films and I can't emphasise enough how much he nails the feel and the emotions of your day. We had the lovely personal addition of a poem he wrote for our trailer (find it on his social media) which was beautiful.

All very long winded and if you made it this far, I hope that you have a wonderful event and I can't think of anyone better to capture it for you, than Darren. - Jacob & Rhiannon, Wasing Park Wedding


Put simply, there is no one else like Darren. His work is stunning, moving and timeless. His attitude is professional, hilarious and encouraging. He is everything we hoped for in a photographer / videographer and more. Not only did he create a stunning film for us, he captured a huge range of beautiful images. To top it off, he wrote and recorded the most incredible music and voice over for our trailer film. No one else does that or even comes close. One man did al of this. Book him now, or you'll regret it forever. - Nina & Brady, Ancient Technology Centre Wedding


I’ve been following Darren’s work for years and I had no doubt in my mind when I wanted to choose our wedding photographer. I don’t think we even looked at anyone else as after the first meeting, we loved Darren and his work! He makes you feel so comfortable and so easy to work with as you barely notice him there he’s just getting snaps of the best moments! The details and the visions he has is truly amazing, the photos we’ve had back have been so incredible and I can’t wait to see the rest and our film! Would highly recommend and would use again in the future for anything! - India & Rich, Wimborne St Giles Wedding


“Where to begin? This man is an absolute Gent, anyone would be lucky to have him do any form of work or provide any form of service for them. 

As soon as we met Darren it had felt like we had known him for years. He could not have been more attentive in every task thrown his way. We had a large wedding to say the least and although it was unexpected, he became part of our incredible day. In fact, I genuinely feel it would have been different without his calm, (cheeky) and collected input.

He subtly captured every moment and has been able to give us some incredible memories through his work. All of the pictures are stunning. We could not recommend him highly enough, to justify the service he has provided us, our family and friends. Even after the wedding he has been great with sorting various bits and bobs that people have requested of him. For example- the standard belated gift from my Brother whom actually came up trumps with Darren’s help. 

I hope this brief blurb sums up our great experience using Darren as our wedding photographer and I truly hope to see him again soon.” - Mr & Mrs Miles - Wedding @ Kingston country courtyard


'This man goes above and beyond anything we ever expected from our wedding photographer. As one of our wedding guests put it after meeting Darren and seeing our photos “what a lovely and talented guy!”. It was an absolute pleasure having Darren as our wedding photographer - he was so professional and enthusiastic in all the liaison in the run up to the wedding and on the day he blended in to the venue and guests with ease.

Most of the time I barely noticed he was there, later to realise he was running around taking beautiful candid shots of absolutely everyone; capturing private moments, expressions and emotions. Darren also has a skill of choosing appropriate and opportune moments to pull guests together for group photos without guests having to go out of their way. His positive attitude made everyone so relaxed that guests could also be silly in pictures.

We are delighted with the quality and variety photos he took, including mid-air action shots, drone shots, attention to little details, so many natural shots and some formal ones for the parents’ mantel pieces. Darren also created a slideshow with a mix of short clips of film and pictures, which is just amazing. We can’t thank you enough Darren and would recommend you to anyone!' - Michelle and Will - St Giles House Wedding


'Charming, considerate and professional, we couldn’t have hoped for a better photographer for our wedding.
From the outset, Darren was both proficient and professional. He selflessly took the time to come to our house to talk us through his work and instantly built rapport with us and our dog! Needless to say, we knew immediately that we wanted to book him.
In the build up to the wedding, Darren kept in close contact and offered flexibility when arranging a visit to our venue. To our surprise, he kindly took some photos during the visit and we were thrilled with the outcome. We were also particularly impressed with Darren’s level of commitment as he contacted us when he became aware of issues with our venue that we were yet to be notified of. This really demonstrated how his service was going to be 5* from beginning to end; something that not all suppliers are capable of.
On the day of the wedding, Darren arrived early and discreetly started snapping away. He comfortably worked around the timings of the day and hairdresser as well as even helping out with the odd job!
During the rest of the day, he subtly captured candid shots and seized opportunities for our pre-arranged photos so we never felt distant from our guests.
Darren stayed for the duration of the day, never giving a definitive time frame to leave, instead going with the flow of the day to ensure it was all captured.
Sedulously, he uploaded photographs onto an online portal straight after the wedding and continued to update it for days after. We were thrilled with the shots and genuinely felt as though he was more of a hardworking guest than a supplier.

In addition to his photographs, we selected an option to have some film footage from the day. We were so pleased to have chosen this option as Darren somehow managed to capture all of the essential shots while filming some of the most special moments of the day.

Overall, Darren’s level of professionalism, experience and kind nature is paramount and we would recommend him unreservedly.

Thank you, Darren; we are absolutely delighted. It was such a pleasure to have you as our photographer' - Richard & Roisin - Axnoller House Wedding


'Rhys and I can’t thank you enough for EVERYTHING! Right from the get go when we first met you, Rhys and I knew that you would be great for the job. You have been incredibly professional and are clearly passionate about what you do which shines through in the beautiful pictures you are able to create. You have been very responsive to emails we have sent and really have gone the extra mile - our box containing the USB of our wedding photos arrived today and it had such lovely personal touches. You even agreed to work on a Sunday, which is usually your day off, to do our engagement shoot to help us out because we were struggling with availability.

It was important to Rhys and I that we choose a photographer that we felt comfortable around and one that would be able to capture a narrative of our day that we would be able to look back on for years to come. You did not disappoint! You have such a warm, friendly and unobtrusive way, that you were perfectly able to do that.

I would not hesitate in recommending you to any of my friends or family. Thanks again.' - Mr and Mrs Bufton - Edmondsham House Wedding


'A friend first recommended Darren’s services to us, what a recommendation that proved to be! From the first few moments of meeting Darren we could tell this was a man who was not only professional and friendly with a great sense of humour but also a man who takes great pride in his work. 

Darren’s true talent became evident to us during our engagement shoot at Pamphill near Wimborne. Darren knew the area very well and was able to make us both feel completely relaxed, as neither of us had ever been the subject of a professional photographers lens before. Darren captured some truly beautiful photos; he surpassed all our expectations of the service we were expecting from a professional photographer. Darren provided an exceptional one on one service, prompt and thorough responses to our queries, we were never made to feel like we were asking too much or being a hindrance to his other work; all this made us feel very privileged.

The photos Darren has captured of our wedding are beyond anything we thought we could achieve with the budget we had at hand. On the big day Darren seemed to be in the right place at the right time, all the time. Without exaggeration, every single one of our guests sung Darren’s praises. He captured so many fantastic natural, un-intrusive photos of all our family and friends at our intimate wedding at Kingston Country Courtyard we could not thank him enough. Even organising the standard wedding group shots didn’t seem an at all difficult task for Darren. His sense of humour and concise instructions made it all seem very easy. Darren made sure everything that needed to be captured was captured; we didn’t even have to ask. Most of the time we didn’t even notice him!

We still find ourselves singing his praises every time we look at our wedding photographs, and so do our family and friends. We would recommend Darren to anyone without hesitation, a first class photographer and all round modern day gentleman.' - Jay & Luke - Kingston Country Courtyard Wedding


I just wanted to say a huge thank you to Darren for photographing our wedding back in April. He had been highly recommended by a friend and as soon as we met him we could see why...not only are Darren's photos absolutely gorgeous but he is one of the loveliest, most genuine guys we have ever met. On our wedding day he put us both at ease and was a pleasure to be around from start to finish. Our photographs are a beautiful reminder of a magical day and the photos are natural and really capture 'us'.

Not only did we receive some amazing photos but Darren had also recorded the speeches and ceremony on his go pro. It has been so lovely to watch them back; the whole day was such a wonderful blur that it's helped to refresh our memories!

I really can't recommend Darren highly enough, he is a fantastic photographer and we wouldn't have wanted anyone else to capture our special day.'Mr and Mrs Jess - Kings Arms, Christchurch Wedding



'Thank you so much for being Matt and Clare's wedding photographer. It was an absolute delight to have you with us on their big day. In fact you felt just like another of their friends. Thank you for your unobtrusive presence, and your professionalism at all times. Most of all thank you for your amazing photos, It is going to be incredibly difficult to know which ones to choose as there are so many beautiful ones.' - Mrs Harris, Mother of the groom. Hotel Du Vin Wedding.


'Darren was the photographer for our wedding on 17th December 2016. He is outstanding, blending into the background when necessary and getting some excellent natural shots of our guests. We're delighted with the pictures, definitely a very talented bloke. Must also mention that he proved very popular with the kids and got some great shots in the process. We've had so many positive remarks about the pictures, would have no hesitation in recommending to everyone. Thanks Darren.' - Mr & Mrs Sammuller - Cottonwood Boutique Hotel Wedding



"I had already had the pleasure of seeing many of Darren's photographs over the past few years and I knew what distinctly wonderful pictures this man is capable of capturing. Nonetheless, I was aware that, along with the videographer, Darren would have the responsibility of allowing us to look back on our day for the rest of our lives. I needed to make sure it wasn't just me that saw that something special in his work, and knew that it was certainly not a decision to be taken lightly. So, having taken Andrea through only half of Darren's gallery, the deal was done. It really does speak, no, shout for itself.

We had provided Darren with the list of formal shots we wanted on the day and asked that the rest of the photographs have a candid feel. He was incredibly efficient at capturing the formal shots and orchestrated it all so well. They were all checked off with no fuss or feeling of intrusion. Without setting any unwanted expectations for Darren to uphold in the future, he was also a real gentleman in the way he conducted himself, including carrying bags and drinks when we were moving between shots. His work aside, Darren was an absolute pleasure to have present at our wedding.

Having received the photos, slideshow, thank you cards and album we have not one regret. The after-service was outstanding and the fruits of his labour, simply superlative!" - Mr & Mrs Reeves - Lulworth Castle Wedding


'As soon as we met Darren we knew we'd made the right choice for our wedding photographer, he was recommended by a friend and we are so glad that he was! We knew on that first meeting that he would capture our wedding in the natural relaxed way we wanted and that is exactly what we got.

Throughout the day he was exceptional, organising everyone for more 'formal' shots and then fading in to the background for the incredible natural shots, most of the time I don't remember even seeing him but yet he captured aspects of the day which seem like a distant thank you Darren for keeping those memories going for a life time.


And additional thanks for doing the very unorthodox recreation of my mum & dads 'special' wedding photograph from 1978, something that gave us all a good laugh & I hope our daughter will continue the tradition!
We could not recommend Darren enough!! Thank you so much.' - Mr & Mrs Dickson - Kingston Country Courtyard Wedding


'Darren has been superb from start to finish with our wedding photos; when we booked him well over two years before our big day we knew Darren was the right person for us. He provided excellent customer service and was always a message away if I had any questions. Darren has provided us with a variety of stunning photos and a beautiful slide show which brings tears to my eyes every time I watch it! Darren's ability to capture every moment in such a relaxed way is fantastic; we have received so many comments from our guests on how relaxed Darren made them feel and how amazing the photos are.
Darren has the skill to capture the beauty & emotion in photos in such a natural way. We would like to thank you for our perfect wedding photos and all your input, we shall cherish these photos for ever.'
- Mr & Mrs Jeffries - Wedding @ Parley Manor


'Well……what can I say but wow! Wow! Wow! The photos are incredible. Not only have you captured the entire day, but somehow managed to express the euphoria of the day too. The action shots, the natural shots and the artistc shots all culminate into a fairy tale of the day and make me emotional every time I look at them.

You are not only an incredible photographer, but also an incredibly nice guy. We bonded immediately and in my opinion the business relationship has developed into a friendship, and one that both Bea and I are eternally grateful for.

As far as we are concerned, you will remain the exclusive family photographer from this day and forever more.

Your beautiful arrangement of pictures has allowed our wonderful memories to remain strong in our hearts.

Thank you again'  Stuart & Bea - Wedding @ Parley Manor