Hello! We're Doug (he/him) and Araventhy (she/her) - and together we make up MacRaith Photography! We're partners in both life and photography and we love capturing times most special to us and we hope to help capture the moments most precious to you too!
For the last 6 years, we have found that the best part of photographing family events and weddings is the joy our clients get from a beautiful memory rekindled from a great photograph.
We are really passionate about the work we do and knowing how emotional and awe-inspiring the effects of weddings and family events can have, it was sometimes disappointing how the photos afterwards didn't quite do the day justice. Hopefully this is where we come in!
It is important to us that we really deliver on what you want which is why our packages are flexible and why we will spend time consulting with you to talk about your plans and your thoughts.
We focus on capturing the story of your day in a relaxed and low profile way, confidently being able to emulate the joy and happiness through the photos that we take.
Safety is our primary concern, please follow government advice, stay safe and please practise social distancing.
MacRaith Photography are still taking bookings and we are more than happy to help you plan for your future event and can't wait to capture it too! To ensure continued safety, when photographing your event, all camera equipment will have been wiped down and all interaction between the photographer and people will be entirely contactless.
What areas do you cover?
We cover Hampshire, Dorset, Surrey and West Sussex without any additional charges - although we're more than happy to cover weddings outside these areas! For areas outside the mentioned list, there may be an additional charge to help cover travel and/or accommodation but we will be upfront about these on our initial communication.
Do YOU do group photos as well?
Yes, of course! Although we focus more on capturing candid shots throughout the day, we know that group shots are also important - there are very few moments in life that allow multiple generations of a family to be together and what better way to capture that than having a group photo. During our consultation, we can talk through the group shots that are important to you and we can offer up an initial list that usually works well for most.
how long do we have to wait to get the photos?
After your day, we will send through a few sample shots to you within 1 - 2 days; ready for use immediately! From there, depending on the package and hours spent on photographing your day, it will usually range from 3 days to 3 - 4 weeks to fully process them and digitally deliver them via a password-protected online gallery as standard to you. These photos will be available to download for you to personally re-use and share as you wish. For more details on the turnaround, please take a look at the Prices section on each individual page.
Do YOU come as a pair of photographers?
We do! Doug will be your primary photographer and depending on availability, Araventhy is on hand to provide extra coverage. Once we've recieved a bit more detail about what you'd like, we'll get in touch with how we'll help!Are you insured?
All professional photographers should be and we are no exception! We are fully covered and insured.