Laura Shaw Photography Photographers in Sussex - West

Laura Shaw Photography


Heartwarming images for loving, happy people.

18 reviews

Key Facts

Price Band: ££ - £££

Typical Price: £1,100

Price Range: £960 - £2,160

Features & Services

Free downloadable posing guide to help you nail your wedding photos

Free pre wedding photo shoot :D

Digital slideshow of wedding day highlights delivered within 7 days of your wedding day!

Your wedding images ready to view within 4 weeks of your wedding day!

Coronavirus guarantee to reschedule should your wedding date be moved.

FAQs

How far are you willing to travel?

UK or destination weddings - I am happy to travel. Let me know where you're getting married and we can discuss the travel costs.

Do you charge travel costs?

Only for weddings further afield, drop me an email and let me know where you're getting married.

What packages do you offer?

I offer four packages that are identical except for the number of hours. You can choose 6, 8, 10 or 12 hours. I find this works well for my clients as they can adjust according to their photography budget. I can tailor a bespoke quote for shorter or longer hours, just get in touch and let me know.

What do your prices start at?

My 6 hour photography package starts at £895.

How long will it take to get my wedding photographs after the wedding?

I am really impatient, so I like to provide you with a wedding highlight reel on a slideshow within 7 days and the rest of your images within 4 weeks of your wedding. During busy summer wedding seasons, this may extend to 5 weeks, but it hasn't happened yet!

How many photographs will I receive?

You will receive between 450 + 750 images. This will depend on the number of hours photography you require.

Do you offer a discount for midweek weddings or shorter sessions?

I do offer a discount on weekday weddings, so please let me know so I can send you the appropriate brochure.

Do you work alone or with a second photographer?

I work alone, but have second shooters available for hire at an additional cost.

About Laura Shaw Photography

I'm all about people, your relationships and your experience on one of the best days of your life. I look for emotions and reactions and capturing you looking beautiful and in love. Natural photography, authentic moments and heartwarming memories.

I'm like the extra bridesmaid you didn't ask for but actually really needed.

As I spend the majority of my day with the bride, I end up helping you visit the bathroom, carry your lipstick, mobile phone, engagement ring etc. I make sure you've had a drink and I distract you if you're feeling emotional - especially when your make-ups just been done!

My priority on the wedding morning is the bride (sorry fellas, I will photograph you too). But it is all about the bride to begin with. I want to capture you looking beautiful, emotional + excited to walk down the aisle.

Once you are married, my aim is to capture as many images as possible of both of you looking happy + relaxed, newlywed! I know your wedding photos are not your priority on the day, but trust me, they will be all you will think about the day after!

After the bridal portraits, I will capture candid moments of you + your guests having the BEST day ever! I will be ready for all the important moments, your first dance as husband and wife, the cake cutting (I like cake - hint), the bouquet toss + maybe bridesmaids vs ushers dance off! :D

After the dance floor celebrations I go home + carefully back up your images (3 times!) I edit them in my signature style + select images for your wedding highlight slideshow put to music.

Once all your images are edited I provide them on a beautiful USB stick to keep safe and to look at for years to come!

Customer Reviews

We first met Laura at a birthday party she was photographing back in 2018, she captured a photo of my son - Cassius and my then boyfriend – Andy, it encapsulates the essence of their relationship, full of fun but also love. When I saw the photograph for the first time it really hit home that I had finally found a partner that I could really trust with our (mine and Cassius’s) hearts. From then on our family grew and we used Laura for our new born shoot in 2019, we had just moved into our new home which is a renovation project, we had boxes and clothes everywhere and no time for anything other than feeds, nappies and trying to keep a then 5 year old occupied. Laura was a sea of calm and she was incredible with Cassius. Laura really is such a warm, fun person to be around and you cannot help but smile even when battling through extreme exhaustion. When we were planning our wedding, Laura was the obvious choice, the photographs really do speak for themselves, Laura has frozen moments of love and joy in her images. Our focus was a more relaxed style with a few traditional group photographs thrown into the mix and Laura didn’t disappoint. We chose to have a second shooter to ensure that all the angles, venues and details were covered the images are exceptional, both Laura and Drew really did nail it. What really sets Laura a part aside from the beautiful photography is that she goes above and beyond, she immerses herself in her work. Her communication is exactly what you need when you are planning a big event and she really does ensure she gets to know people to capture their essence. On the morning of our wedding, when tensions were running high, Laura was there with her wonderful calm aura and choice words of comfort, she couldn’t have done more on the day, always on hand to pin my hair up or straighten the boys ties. Laura blends in when she needs to capture those candid shots and is a presence when trying to organise people into some form of order. I couldn’t recommend Laura enough, she really is the best in the industry and you will also spend your day feeling totally relaxed as if you are being photographed by an old friend.

Wow. Laura is THE BEST photographer! Professional, but also so super friendly, she moved my dates X2 due to covid and she managed to rearrange no problem. On our wedding day, she was fantastic with all of our family, suggesting different shots and making my partner and I (who are not great with lovey dovey stuff 😂) get some incredible shots while making us laugh and feel comfortable! I wanted a photographer who felt like part of the family for the time they were at the wedding, so they could get the best intimate family shots, and Laura was the perfect fit for this. Everyone was very complimentary about Laura and how friendly she is and we can not wait to see more photos from our day. We would highly recommend Laura for your photography needs! Thank you so much x

Laura photographed our wedding. We loved the idea of having a pre-wedding shoot before the big day, Laura was amazing and put us both at ease and she is full of ideas! I sadly lost my brother 5 weeks before the wedding, Laura very kindly superimposed my brother into one of our family shots, it's beautiful and it means a lot to me and my family. We have recently received our wedding photos and we love them! Thank you Laura for capturing our special day.

I have had the pleasure of working with Laura and love the energy she brings to an event. She is full of ideas and sets up beautiful shots that capture her clients and the venue perfectly. If you haven't found your wedding photographer yet, I would definitely recommend giving her a call.

We first contacted Laura in early 2020 as we were looking for a photographer for our wedding and had seen her work alongside some others who we liked the look of and were trying to decide who would be best for us. Laura was the one from the outset! Her approach, style, great communication and (we would later find out) flexibility meant that 2 Covid Lockdowns, 3 different dates, 2 venues and a total wedding theme/city change couldn’t deter Laura (almost 2 years later!) from doing an AMAZING job with capturing every moment from our special day. Laura has the patience of a saint and made sure we were well practiced on our “engagement shoot” before the wedding. She is also a brides dream! Helping out when we didn’t have enough hands getting ready and making sure that all was perfect for the bride and groom . We asked specifically for more of a focus on candid and editorial style shots for our intimate London wedding, along with some traditional shots of course at our beautiful venues and onboard our heritage London “party” bus and we couldn’t have been happier with the results. Bringing an equally fab 2nd photographer meant that so many precious memories were captured despite there being multiple venues and activities happening at once, so many of our friends and family commented how brilliant Laura is, “she was EVERYWHERE” was what they said. Laura and Drew nailed it and we were both speechless when our wonderful highlights reel arrived 7 days after our big day and now we have our final edited collection we really couldn’t have asked for more. If you are considering a photographer for your special day, you are looking at the best Thank you Laura again, you are simply amazing! Love Mr and Mrs Aldred

Laura photographed our wedding- we met Laura for a pre wedding shoot with my now husbands two children- she was lovely, put us at ease and made the kids feel super comfortable! Whenever we spoke with Laura between this and the wedding, she was so lovely and always got back to us really quickly! Fast forward to our wedding- wow! When Laura came to the wedding, it felt as though we had been friends for years- she took so many amazing photos and caught so many magical moments and all of our guests said how lovely she was! Thank you Laura ❤️

Laura photographed our wedding in August, she was amazing, incredibly professional with such a warm and calm personality. Within minutes of meeting Laura we both felt like we had known her for years, put us both totally at ease with every picture. The weather wasn't really on our side for the day with lots of heavy downpours but Laura was constantly checking for dry and sunny spells to get some beautiful shots of us and our guests, from the pictures you wouldn't have known it had rained. Laura remained calm at all times even when getting the group shots of our wedding party. Loved the slide show of our pictures which arrived a week after, that was a perfect teaser of all our beautiful pictures that followed and the cherry on the cake was the USB stick that was presented so beautifully. We 100% recommend Laura she is the best. Thank you so much.

Laura was an amazing photographer for our wedding day; not only was she incredibly professional and organised and did a great job arranging guests for photos, but she was also a warm and friendly presence throughout the day and kept us calm and happy. She managed to truly capture our special day with some incredible photos, and she really went the extra mile to quickly provide us with multiple high-quality copies (including an online slideshow and a customised USB). I would absolutely 100% recommend her to anyone who needs a professional photographer for a special event. Thank you so much Laura!

We had Laura for our wedding in July and she was just amazing. We cannot recommend her highly enough. Every single one of our guests said how fabulous she was. The photos were exactly what we wanted. From start to finish she was there for us and made our wedding day that much better by just being our photographer. So if you want an amazing, kind, generous and a bloody good photographer Laura is the one. You won’t regret it. Thank you again Laura. Rebecca & Adam xx

Honestly Laura just helped make our day. From her amazing positivity and helpfulness to the simply stunning pictures she got of us and our family. Laura is so professional and talented, would recommend her to anyone who wants to truly capture their day!

Thank you so much, I had so much fun photographing you and your family. Congratulations again! x

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We had our wedding during lockdown and managed to secure Laura with not a lot of notice. Originally she had a booking for our date and was amazing in trying to help find another photographer after we weren’t having much luck. Thankfully for us her other couple postponed so we were able to have Laura photograph our wedding. She was absolutely amazing leading up to the date and the day, as you can imagine there were many hiccups including change of venue and numbers. It may have been a small wedding but she really did capture everything we wanted. Nothing seemed too much for Laura and she comes highly recommended by us 😁

We had Laura as our photographer for our wedding last July. From the first telephone conversation and our first face to face meet at our engagement shoot Laura made us feel at ease, my husband and I are not massive fans at having our photo taken but after a short while we forgot Laura was there and enjoyed the mini photo shoot. On the day of the wedding Laura was with me and my bridesmaids whilst we were getting ready, Laura was not only capturing the amazing morning, she was also on hand to help me with whatever I needed and this carried on throughout the whole day right until the evening. My husband and I wanted to enjoy our day, spend time with our guests and not spend hours having photos taken. Laura listened to all our wishes and captured the most AMAZING photos of our day, every time I look at them it still brings a tear to my eye as it brings back the best memories. I wish we could do it all over again. Thanks to the lovely Laura again 🙂 xxx

I recently had Laura for my wedding photography and she was amazing. She was with us from early morning all the way through to late at night as she kindly stayed to take pictures of our fireworks. I'm not usually comfortable with photographs, but Laura made me feel relaxed and actually made me enjoy it all. As Laura was so close to her due date she bought her friend Mike along too, and he was also amazing. Both Laura and Mike helped with everyone getting ready and took loads of stunning pictures. I can't stop looking at them all and i will have to get them all developed because I can't choose my favourites! All of our friends and family have mentioned how lovely Laura was and how they were all so impressed at how she was still going with so much energy right up until the end of the night. So professional, but actually felt like one of the wedding party because she fit in so well. Thank you so so much again, we will definitely be booking you in the future for more pictures!�x

Laura did the photos for my wedding at the end of March and i cannot express enough how happy we were with all the photos and everything she did on the day to help us, she was super helpful and a great person to have around throughout the wedding, we were so happy with the photos that she took and cannot recommend her enough!

An absolutely, wonderful photographer. A pleasure to have around your house on your wedding day , a great help not at just taking photos . Nothing is ever a problem . Such a lovely, friendly , fun lady . Thoroughly recommend Laura .

From our initial contact to when our pictures were finally delivered to us, Laura was patient, understanding, and accommodating every step of the way. Despite the complexity of our wedding and travel logistics, and the uncertain weather the day of our shoot, Laura had a plan for every scenario. Her unending humor, energy, and optimism kept everyone going until the very end. She always showed empathy and flexibility to make sure that we felt comfortable with every aspect of the shoot. Laura was the consummate professional, and overall an amazing human being with whom we would have loved to spend more time. There is no one else that we would have wanted to capture the magical memories of our most special day!

We had the pleasure of the wonderful Laura Shaw take our photographs on your wedding day in August 2016. She is incredibly friendly, highly professional yet still has the personal touch. She has the ability to capture the most magical moments on camera, Laura made us feel at ease and made having our photographs fun which can’t have been easy as we are both usually awkward in front of a camera! We love all the images she captured and was honestly difficult to choose our favourite!

Not only is Laura lovely, her photographs are amazing! She took the time to come to our house and find out more about us and what we wanted for both our wedding and our Bollywood reception - natural, happy photos so that in the future when we look at them we're transported back to the moment. And she absolutely nailed it! Laura made everyone smile throughout our wedding day which meant no-one felt self-conscious - she became part of our celebrations. From laughing when we got stuck in the mud in a golf cart, to managing to get all of our guests looking gorgeous in one photo. Laura navigates the line of friendly and professional with enviable ease. It also helps that she's great at what she does - every single photo from the day captured something that she knew we'd want to keep forever. And the photos from Bollywood really do capture the energy and love in the room that evening. We've recommended her to everyone we know!

Customer Service Winner 2021

Laura Shaw Photography

Maidenbower, Crawley, Sussex - West, RH10

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