a couple pose in nymans NT captured by Sussex wedding photographer Alex Buckland
a couple pose in nymans NT captured by Sussex wedding photographer Alex Buckland

Sussex Wedding Photographer

Award Winning Sussex Wedding Photography

Hi there, my name is Alex a creative award-winning wedding and engagement photographer capturing weddings throughout the South of the UK. I love everything about weddings, the people, the magical moments, the joy and the laughter. I have put this page together to tell you why I feel I could be your perfect choice for photographing your wedding in Sussex.

There’s something magical about Sussex that makes it the perfect location for a wedding.  This sprawling area just 50 miles south of London comprises of the dual counties of East Sussex and West Sussex.  The beautiful un-spoilt South Downs with their famous white chalk hills, grand castles, picturesque villages and bustling and historically rich market towns brimming with period architecture.  Sussex has two cities, the artsy cathedral city of Chichester and the one and only uber-cool Brighton.  With all this, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a Sussex wedding venue.

As a busy Sussex wedding photographer, I am lucky enough to have become experienced at shooting wedding photography at the best wedding venues in Sussex.  Whether it is in Brighton, Chichester, Rye or Lewes, I love capturing the magical memories and the story of your wedding day with beautiful timeless images that you can look back on for years to come.

Couples are literally spoilt for choice with an abundance of stunning Sussex wedding venues for all styles and budgets ranging from everything from castles, manor houses, stately homes, rustic barns, boutique hotels, boats and upmarket restaurants.   And as Sussex officially enjoys more sunshine than every other county in the UK, and has some spectacular award-winning gardens, it’s the perfect place for an outdoor ceremony.  

Are you looking for a Sussex Wedding Photographer?

Firstly, a huge congratulations on your engagement, I imagine the proposal was super romantic and you’re now busy starting with your wedding planning! Choosing the right wedding suppliers for your day is so important to match your theme and style, along with all the details like the perfect venue, your flowers and the all-important wedding dress. 

Another important matter is choosing a Sussex wedding photographer that’s right for you.  Your wedding photographer will be with you, and your nearest and dearest, all day.  So, you need somebody you feel comfortable around and that you can trust so that you can relax and enjoy your day knowing that your wedding photography is in safe hands.  So, if you are looking for a wedding photographer who captures creative, fun and natural images, truly telling the full story of your wedding day, then you should consider booking me.  To learn more about my approach to capturing a wedding day read on.

Planning your Sussex Wedding

You’ve probably found this page looking for a wedding photographer near you or a Sussex Wedding photographer, so I hope to be able to help you decide and make the right choice for your wedding.

Sussex is scattered with pretty ‘chocolate box style’ villages like Billingshurst, Bramber, Clayton, Boxgrove, Pulborough and Petworth to name just a few. Along with characterful seaside towns like bustling Bexhill-on-Sea, gorgeous Rye and historically rich Hastings.  The ancient towns of Arundel and Lewes have their own castles!

And then of course, there’s Brighton.  A study showed that the people of Brighton are the proudest in the country of where they live.  And it’s not hard to see why.  Nestled between the glorious south downs and the sea, Brighton prides itself on all things eclectic, quirky and spiritual and has a fantastic ‘anything goes’ vibe.  It is awash with beautiful architecture, every conceivable shop, market stall and restaurant imaginable and the best night life in the south of England.  A university city that nobody wants to leave and of course, it’s a fantastic place to get married. 

One of the many things I love about being a Sussex wedding photographer is that it is a county that has both beautiful beaches and stunning countryside. Many counties only get to boast one of those things.  I also love the contrast between the urban night life of Brighton, to the timeless picturesque villages inland. And everything that Sussex has to offer that sits in between.

And because its landscape is so beautiful it looks amazing all year round. Spring blooms, summer’s hazy light, autumn’s explosion of colours and winter’s moody skies can all be used to create beautiful, romantic and timeless images. Sussex is a county for all seasons meaning that your wedding really can’t be spoilt by the weather. This allows us Sussex Wedding Photographers to capture stunning wedding portraits alongside those little moments that you will treasure.

My Wedding Photography Style

It’s so important to consider the style of wedding photography you like when choosing the best wedding photographer for you.  My style is a fusion of traditional, portrait and reportage, I find this creates a perfect blended approach to capturing every part of your day so you get a real mix of unique and epic photos. From the candid moments between you and your wedding guests, through to atmospheric portraits of you both, I combine these to perfectly capture the excitement of your day. 

As an experienced Sussex Wedding Photographer, I have built-up many years of knowledge and skills to expertly tell your story. My packages cover all day coverage, from the getting ready preparations in the morning right through to the first dance and evening party late into the night!

For those couples wanting every angle or moment to be captured, I highly recommend adding a second photographer to your package which allows me to work as a team and ensures that groom preparations and additional candid and magical moments are captured.  I have a great network of professional photographers so I can arrange a second photographer for you if you wish. 

Why Wedding Photography Is So Important

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. As your Sussex Wedding photographer, I will capture every detail and essence of your wedding day in a way that is artistic, emotional and timeless. You want your wedding photographer to capture the emotion and feeling of your special day, and you also want to have beautiful photos that you can look back on in the future. After the cake has been eaten and your dress has been packed away, it will be your wedding photos are all that are left to look back on and feel the love and joy you felt on the day. After all, photos are forever!

How Much Does Wedding Photography Cost?

You are probably at the early stages of your wedding planning so figuring out how much to budget for a wedding photographer.  Choosing how much to set aside in your budget can be daunting. What’s important is to first look at several photographers whose style you like and then figure out what your budget is. It’s also important to work out how important photography is to you on your day.

Although I may be biased, I believe wedding photography should be one of your largest priorities.  My all-day wedding photography packages are competitively priced to suit the middle range of wedding budgets.  Not having restricted hours in my packages makes things a lot clearer up front so that you are not worrying how many hours you need to book me for. 

Plus, my two most popular packages include not only an engagement shoot but also a wedding album to truly tell the story of your day. My wedding photography pricing page goes into more details on the packages and services I offer.

What you will get from me as your wedding photographer?

So, why should you book me as your Sussex wedding photographer above others you have shortlisted? As you might be unsure on how to choose, I want to make it super simple as to why I could be your perfect choice.

Firstly, if you love my work and my approach to wedding photography that’s absolutely brilliant news and I would love to talk about your plans. Choosing a photographer’s style is so important so if my style suits what you are looking for then I think we could be a great match!

To me, you’re not just another wedding couple.  I only take on a limited number of weddings every year so that I can ensure I give all my attention and care to each and every one of my couples both before, during and after their wedding day. My couples love the personal service they get throughout their wedding experience, I love to get to know you both as a couple so on your wedding day you can relax knowing your wedding photos are taken care of will of course be epic!

I live and breathe photography and being able to capture weddings for madly in love couples, celebrating the greatest day of their life, is both an honour and a privilege! I get so excited before each and every wedding day and I take great care in ensuring I capture creative photos throughout your day.

Couples that book with me have the peace of mind that I have backups throughout my whole process.  Everything is covered from extra cameras, memory cards and batteries along with loads of other extras on the day itself ensuring I am prepared for everything.  I am also fully insured and a member of several leading photography organisations within the UK.

My couples love seeing their finished photos, from the initial wedding slideshow that brings back all the emotion and fun from the day, to the stylish online gallery which includes a complimentary print voucher, and for those who choose an album package, a beautiful truly bespoke wedding album that tells the story of the happiest day of their lives.

On the day of your Sussex wedding, you will get a full range of photos, including:

Candid photos of you both and your important family and friends

Fun group photos of you with your important family and friends
(you can have as many as you want – I don’t believe in limits!)

Stylish photos of all of your intricate details that you have spent months putting together

Fun and in the action photos of all of the evening celebrations

Plus epic photos of you both!

What about engagement | pre-wedding | proposal photos?

If you’re looking to celebrate your recent engagement with a pre-wedding shoot or just searching for an engagement photographer, I would love to capture some fun and intimate photos of you both in one of the amazing locations that Sussex has to offer.

If you’re camera shy, this is perfectly normal (it’s not like you have a photographer around you all the time)! Engagement shoots are the best way for you to get to know me and how I work.  I have a relaxed and natural style and every couple I have ever photographed has always mentioned how fun the shoot was!  Most important to me is that you are both relaxed and comfortable which guarantees the best possible photos. Two of my wedding packages include a pre wedding shoot as I feel they are a perfect rehearsal for your couple’s portraits on your wedding day.  Plus, I can give you hints and tips on how to relax in front of the camera. 

Or maybe you are looking to pop the question and are looking for a photographer who can capture your proposal.  What a wonderful way to capture this special and intimate moment to remember forever! I love capturing proposal shoots as there is something truly magical about them and the excitement and nerves just before you get down on one knee is an amazing moment to be captured in a photograph. Best of all, a proposal shoot instantly turns into the perfect opportunity for an engagement shoot so you get two in one!

To see some examples of some of my Sussex engagement, pre-wedding shoot and proposal photoshoot work, click on the button below.

Wedding planning advice

Below are a few blogs I have put together which I hope will help you in your planning for your Sussex wedding day.

Kind reviews from some of my previous couples

There is nothing better than word of mouth and this is how I get a lot of my bookings.  Some of my previous couples have been really kind to leave me reviews both on my Facebook and Google business pages, some of which I have featured below. These reviews should hopefully give you a flavour of the service I provide as well as giving you some first-hand feedback of the professional photographs I provide as a Sussex Wedding Photographer. To see more reviews, click the button below

What are the best venues in Sussex for wedding photography?

The dual counties of East and West Sussex are awash with beautiful national trust and English heritage properties, many of which are licensed to host weddings.  So, whether you choose to get married in a castle like Amberley, Wadhurst, or Herstmonceux.  A stately home like South Lodge, Goodwood House and Slaugham Place.  Barn wedding venues like Fitzleroi, Chidham and Blackstock.  Or at a seaside or coastal location like Itchenor Sailing Club, The George at Rye or on Brighton Beach’s iconic bandstand.  There are any number of beautiful Sussex wedding venues that provide a beautiful backdrop in your wedding photos.

If you’re looking for a more unusual or quirky wedding venue then take a look at Bluebell Railway in Uckfield, The Dome Cinema in Worthing or the Llama Park in Forest Row.

For fans of period architecture, you really are spoilt for choice with Sussex wedding venues.  For Georgian splendour there’s Chichester Harbour Hotel, Hoath House is a Tudor Mansion in Edenbridge or Parham House and Gardens in Pulborough are an excellent example of Jacobean grandeur. 

And if you want to go all-out lavish then you must check out Proud Cabaret in Brighton. 

I have so many favourite Sussex wedding venues for your Sussex wedding. That I have created a list of the best Sussex Wedding Venues which I have carefully curated to provide as much detail to help you in your search.  For each one I have provided some detail on the best locations at each for wedding photography. To read more about Sussex wedding venues click on the button below.

Best Sussex wedding photographer near me

Hopefully, if you have got this far, I have convinced you that I could be the best Sussex Wedding Photographer to capture your day. I have been fortunate to win a number of awards for my work and I strive to provide unique, colourful and impactful photos for each and every one of my wedding couples.

Get In touch

All of my packages include All Day Coverage which is something I believe is needed with any wedding for me. I’ll also provide amazing previews of your wedding within just 3 days to keep those blues from setting in.

So what are you waiting for? Drop me a message using the link below and I’ll be in touch.