Hi, we are Peter and Monika – the Umbrella Studio team.
We are husband and wife who are passionate about wedding photography.
We photograph weddings since 2009 and we simply love it.
We are a couple, who found it’s way through life thanks to wedding photography. Opportunities to capture the most beautiful moments in people’s lives has given us unspoken joy. Photography, and especially wedding photography was always present in our lives, but for almost a decade is also our professional career, which we really appreciate and enjoy. Every good picture, every happy couple is a source of joy for both of us.
We are always focused on emotions which fulfil the wedding day to catch the most wonderful moments of joy and happiness. Our constant development, equipment and skill level allows us to be sure that the as professional wedding photographers we can deliver a very high level of artistry and consistency with our unique style. When someone asks us why we have chosen to be professional wedding photographers, we always reply that the photography has chosen us. The temptation of capturing emotions and beauty in a small rectangular frame is something that we couldn’t resist.
We always try to create something completely fresh and unique for our customers. We feel very inspired by new venues and locations. We love to work in new places and for people from different backgrounds.
Photography has always been present in our lives, but since 2009, when we photographed our first wedding it has become our job and a great passion. Since then we have photographed over 200 weddings in UK, Italy, Germany and throughout Europe. Although we work mainly in Surrey and London, we also cover West Sussex, Hampshire and Middlesex without any additional cost. We would love to work for you, wherever your beautiful wedding is going to be held in the UK or anywhere abroad. We are happy to travel to any destination in Europe. As wedding photographers, we take unposed, natural photos, but also love to be creative and play with the light to compose unique portraits that will amaze your friends and family.
Thanks to the fact, that we always work together and have two different approaches our wedding images are different from many others on the market. Working together brings in a much broader perspective. We know that for most of the newlyweds, the wedding day is the first time they have worked with the photographer and it is a very stressful experience, so for us, the most important thing is to make you feel comfortable in front of the lens.
We have no doubt that wedding photography can be a true art and we simply love shooting weddings.
Awards we have been honoured with:
- The UK’s Top 50 Wedding Photographers 2017
- Fearless Photographers Contest Awards
- AGWPJA Awards
- WPJA Wedding Photography Contest
- The UK’s Top 50 Wedding Photographers 2016
- Picture of the day on the Wedding Community Blog
- Picture of the day on the Moment Junkie Blog.
- Picture of the day on the Junebug Weddings
Do we have to meet face to face before the wedding?
It is not necessary but it is useful in some cases. We always check the venue online, but if it possible to meet in the venue it could help us understand your vision of the wedding photography surrey and find nice locations for a photo shoot and group shots.
How long will you stay with us?
We starting from photographing the bride preparations and we usually finish after first dance and cake cutting. We also have half day wedding photography collection available with a very attractive price tag.
What is the best time to do the photo session?
The best time for the wedding photography session is when it is still bright. We love to shoot when it is sunny, but we can create some nice pictures even in the cloudy day. The best time for the photo session is after the group shots and most certainly during the cocktail hour. We also offer half day photo sessions on a different date. It is a little bit more expensive but from our experience, we can tell that such session is much better. The stress of the wedding day is gone and we have plenty of time to create something unique.
How to save the date?
In order to save the date for you, we will need the signed contract and 20% of deposit.
How long you need before we get the photos and the album?
The pictures will be ready up to 4-6 weeks from the wedding day. It takes us this long because we do post process all the images. The album will be ready up to 6 weeks from the date that you have approved the project.
Who is going to choose the album photos?
It is totally up to you. We can do it basing on our experience and making sure that your album will look in a best possible way. You can also do it yourself choosing pictures which will be 100% according to your preference.
Will we get all photographs?
Of course, you will receive all good, unique images. All high-resolution jpg files are going to be sent to you on the USB drive.
Umbrella Studio Wedding Photography
Surrey, London & Rest of UK