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About Me

I’m here to help you have the best wedding day ever!

surrey wedding photographer soven amatya

Hello! I’m Soven Amatya and I’m a wedding photographer based in Surrey.

I have a deep-rooted love of photography and nothing makes me happier than telling the story of a wedding through all its beautiful, joyful unscripted moments.

I love to travel, meet new people and experience different cultures and I feel incredibly lucky to have a job that allows me to do those things.

Before I fell in love with photography I had a career as a Systems Analyst/Programmer working with all sorts of companies from small and niche IT companies to large international investment banks.

During this time I developed an interest in photography and it soon became a way to escape from the hurly-burly and stress of working in the City of London. In time my love of photography combined with my wanderlust and enjoyment of seeking new adventures and my new career as a Wedding Photographer was born.

Although I’m based in Surrey I love to travel and I photograph weddings all over the UK as well as being a destination wedding photographer.

I’m captivated by seeking new experiences and adventures, anywhere in the world. So, I’d love to hear about your amazing experiences and adventures – it might just lead to my next adventure!

Wedding Photographer

Every wedding is unique, so I like to have an initial meeting in person if possible (with cake, of course!) or a chat over Skype or Zoom.

With several years of experience as a wedding photographer, I can offer help and guidance. 

From helping you feel relaxed so you can enjoy your wedding without worrying about being photographed, to making sure your timeline works and recommending other fantastic wedding suppliers.

I’ll encourage you to have at least ten minutes away from the celebrations as a newly married couple, ten minutes in which to capture some natural and fun portraits, and also give you a short break to relax.

Group shots have fallen out of fashion a little over recent years, but if they are important to you just let me know, a small number of group shots can be fitted into your day.

However, in some cultures, a long list of formal groups photographs is an important part of the wedding, and I recommend a second photographer so that no part of your day is missed.

Seamless Experience & Fun

bride and groom reaction to dad's speech pennyhill park

With many years of experience, I’m here to help you every step of the way. As well as taking care of your wedding photography with the utmost professionalism, I’m also a dab hand at fixing buttonholes and have plenty of wedding planning tips up my sleeve. If you need anything, just ask.

Weddings are a heady mix of emotions but above all, they are fun – from the detail planning to the very last kiss of the night. I aim to make your wedding photography enjoyable.

Group Photographs

group photo at Moor Park

Your wedding day will bring together some of the most important people in your life so you may want some group photographs.

I am of course happy to take a few formal group photographs but I recommend keeping these to a minimum, while I’m photographing groups I might be missing moments elsewhere.

I recommend nominating a couple of guests to round up the relevant people.

Details

The Mere Wedding Photography the cake

You may not see photographs of the details elsewhere on the website but you can rest assured that I will photograph them.

You will have put a lot of effort into planning and styling your day to make it unique, the details deserved to be documented too!

Thank you for capturing all the moments so beautifully!

It’s important that we get along so you can feel relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera and I can capture images that are a genuine reflection of your personality.

So here’s a few random facts about me:

WANDERLUST

I love seeking new cultures and meeting new people. This is the famous Navagio Beach in Zakynthos (Greece)

Any suggestions for new places to visit???

MY DAUGHTER

I’m a proud father to an intelligent and amazing daughter

She wants to be a Writer, Marine Biologist, Engineer, Physicist

NEPAL

I was born in Kathmandu, Nepal.

I’ll cheerily tell you all about Nepal and the many reasons you must visit ‘the roof of the world’!

The pictures are mind-blowing !!!

FILM & TV

Any recommendations – but not horror, please!

Although, I still haven’t watched an episode of Game of Thrones or Breaking Bad.
Am I really missing out?

NICKNAME

It’s common to have a nickname in Nepal. I was given a girl’s name

To this day, I still have no clue why!

SPORTS

I love sports, football in particular – I’m a dedicated Man United fan!

Although let’s NOT talk football, right now

We love the candidness of your photography, keeping it natural yet beautiful!

I HAVE…

mild dyslexia…

which is great because that’s not a tricky word to spell at all!

FOODIE

My all-time favourite dishes are Momos, Chicken Makhani (Butter Chicken) & Pumpkin Curry

Want recipes? Sure!

CAKE

If you’re considering me as your wedding photographer, let’s meet up for a drink and cake (always cake!), and chat about your amazing wedding!