The Best Wedding Celebrations Ever!
Your wedding day is likely to be one of the most important days of your life, one that you’ll put an amazing amount of effort into planning to ensure everything is perfect, a day that you will remember for the rest of your life.
Choosing a wedding photographer is high on your list of things to do, and rightly so since your photos provide lasting memories of your day.
So it’s very important that you choose the right photographer, someone who will capture your day in a style that you love and who you can connect with on a personal level.
I describe my approach to photographing weddings as mostly a documentary wedding photographer, but what does that actually mean?
It means that I won’t be staging any moments, I’ll mostly be in the background capturing your day as it unfolds naturally.
Whether you’re looking for a photographer for your UK wedding or a Destination Wedding Photographer for your wedding outside the UK, my approach remains the same
I will be there to offer a little guidance if needed, maybe I’ll ask you to move over a little so the light falls beautifully on you as you get ready, but I won’t interfere.
Of course, I’ll still take detail shots of your décor, after all, you’ve put a lot of effort into your choices.
Your wedding day; you are surrounded by your amazing family and friends, gathered from all corners of the world. I focus my attention on capturing the genuine and true moments.
Our interactions will be fun and full of laughter – from the first meeting, to the day itself and finally the joyful hand-over of your wedding album.
Incidentally, I think receiving your wedding album is a glorious moment, not to mention the perfect antidote for post-wedding blues. If you need more reasons as to why you should make a wedding album please read this.
My photos capture moments in time. Weddings can be emotional roller coasters (good ones!).
I aim to capture your feelings – from the pre-ceremony butterflies and thrill of being pronounced as being married, to the delight at the best man’s speech and romance of your first dance – so you can re-live these emotions again and again.
I have an expert eye for capturing the spontaneous moments – raw, undocumented and unscripted. From the joyous, unbridled laughter to the bitter-sweet smiles as you remember those who couldn’t attend. These ‘in-between’ moments narrate your story, beautifully and uniquely.
With so much going on, it’s hard to see the ‘big picture’ of your day.
That’s my job. I inconspicuously collect the reactions, gestures, and interactions you don’t see – the nervous groom waiting, the proud father seeing his daughter in her wedding attire for the first time – so you get the complete story.
As well as an emotional chronicle of events, I strive to create original, creative photos that take your wedding photos to a whole new level. It may be the composition, the atmosphere, the lighting – or all three – but these high-impact photos are reminiscent of editorial images in glossy magazines.
In a day that’s filled with excitement, with hugs, smiles and words of congratulations after the ceremony it can be a treat to sneak away for a few precious minutes alone.
We can use this time to create some fun and relaxed portraits, your first moments as a married couple captured forever.
As a Surrey Wedding Photographer, with many years of experience I’m there 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 button holes 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 as enjoyable as possible.
Your wedding day will bring together some of the most important people in your life so you may want some group photos. I am of course happy to take a few formal group photos but I recommend keeping these to a minimum, while I’m photographing groups I might be missing moments elsewhere. If you choose to have a handful of group photos I recommend nominating a couple of guests to round up the relevant people.
You may not see photos 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!
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 romantic portraits and 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 usually be easily fitted into your day.
However, in some cultures, a long list of formal groups photos is an important part of the wedding and I recommend a second photographer so that no part of your day is missed.
So, if you are looking for a photographer to capture all those special moments of emotion, fleeting glances, tears of happiness hurriedly wiped away, as well as all the laughter and fun then you just might have found your photographer!
However, to make sure I can give each couple the attention they deserve, I only shoot 25 weddings per year so please check your date as soon as possible.
Thank you for capturing all the moments so beautifully!
I’m here to help you have the best wedding day ever!
Hello! I’m Soven Amatya and I’m a wedding photographer based on the border of London and Surrey.
I have a deep-rooted love of photography and nothing makes me happier than telling the story of a wedding through all it’s 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!
Surrey Wedding Photographer
With several years of experience as a wedding photographer, there are lots that I can offer help or guidance with, 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.
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 FaceTime.
You can tell me all about the amazing wedding you are planning and if you have any questions, just ask!
The pictures are mind-blowing !!!
Wedding Photographer Surrey
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:
I love seeking new cultures and meeting new people.
Any suggestions for new places to visit???
This is the famous Navagio Beach in Zakynthos (Greece)
I’m a proud father to an intelligent and amazing daughter
She wants to be a Writer, Marine Biologist, Mechanical Engineer, Physicist
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’!
TV & Film
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?
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!
I love sports, football in particular – I’m a dedicated Man United fan!
Although let’s NOT talk football, right now
which is great because that’s not a tricky word to spell at all
My all-time favourite dishes are
Momos, Chicken Makhani (Butter Chicken) & Pumpkin Curry
Want recipes? Sure!
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!