Hi, I am Patryk Stanisz.
Documentary wedding photographer.
During my study time, about 11 years ago I discovered the photography and it was what overwhelmed me. So, instead of working in a laboratory as a chemist I decided to become a photographer.
I believe in the importance of photography in our life. For me, photography is something more than just an empty picture. Photography is an irreversible process of recording stories, places, moments, emotions and the most important for me - people.
Thanks to my work I can keep people's memories forever. My approach in photography is to create pictures that will have a big value for you. It is a very responsible and also a very rewarding job.
I look forward to hearing from you and hope we will meet soon.
Testimonials - Kind words from the couples
“Wow, these photos are simply amazing, most especially in love with the portraits of people (not looking at the camera) – fantastic job!!
Thank you for capturing such many great moments.”
“Patryk was recommended to me by another photographer. When we met him to discuss wedding photographs, we knew we had found a talented individual; he was extremely passionate about his work, he cuts no corners. He believes in the importance of images in memories. He was extremely polite, unassuming and professional. He worked incredibly hard at our wedding – not missing a single moment. He worked from 11 am until midnight. I’m not sure if he took a break at all. His photographs are artful, thoughtful and int”
“Patryk was an amazing photographer to work with and he made the day very special for us. He clearly has a very talented eye for finding the right light in unexpected places, and the results are amazing. He made both of us feel really comfortable, which helped us relax enough to actually enjoy the process. He was open to some of our more non-traditional ideas, which meant a lot to us, and we would absolutely recommend him to any of our close family and friends!”
“Patryk is a fantastic photographer! His pictures are amazing – really captured the magical moments of our wedding. He is easy to talk to and great to work with. I would highly recommend his services.”
“Patryk covered our wedding and his passion was clear to see. His attention to detail is evident in the photos we received, capturing moments that nobody else noticed! We could not be happier with the service we received; Patryk is as genuine as they come and was practically part of the family by the end of the wedding. Thank you!”
“I have just been having a look at the wedding photos and want to say that they are amazing. Bring back a lot of good memories. Very happy that you did our photos, they all look really beautiful. You were very professional through out the day and you went the extra mile to cover everything that was happening during the long day. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to our family and friends.”
“I had seen Patryk’s work before at a friends wedding, so we knew the quality we would be getting. However what makes Patryk stand out is his style and attitude, he lets the event take place around him and his eye for detail for capturing the perfect shot to allow a story to be told is amazing. My wife and I did not notice him at our wedding but when the photos came through we realised the effort he had put in to tell us the story of our wedding through his eyes, which was amazing and delivered in the way th”
“We had a great experience with Patryk, he was professional, friendly and the pictures are beautiful! We had a large selection to chose from and the pictures came through very quickly after the big day. We’d recommend Patryk whole heartedly.”
Do you do group shoots?
Yes, I do. I think group photos are a very important part of weddings, especially for parents and grandparents. If you wish to have some group shoots we will definitely do them. Usually, I ask one of your ushers to help in gathering people together to speed the process up.
How long will you stay for on the wedding day?
As a documentary wedding photographer, my aim is to create a full story of your wedding day. I am happy to start photographing you early in the morning and stay till late in the night. I love my job and there is no reason to leave the wedding when the party is still on and lots of things are happening around.
Do you work on your own?
Yes, usually I work on my own. I try to blend in with the guests as much as possible, observe and capture the moments in a natural and unobtrusive way. But if it's required I happy to organise a second shooter.
Do we need to meet first before book you?
I would love to meet you up before the wedding. It is always good to get to know each other. Of course, sometimes due to the distance or other circumstance it may be difficult to arrange a meeting but we can always get in touch by email, phone or Skype to talk about the details.
What happens if you are ill on our wedding day?
Nothing stops me to photograph your wedding! You trust me and I can not let you down. Unless I have a really serious problem, I will always be on your wedding day. I have a network of photographers across the UK who can jump on job and help if needs to.
What happens after the wedding?
Probably you will go on your honeymoon and I will work on your photos. Once the pictures are ready you will be sent a link to your secure online gallery. It will take between one to eight weeks. The USB stick, prints, albums etc. will be produced and sent to your post address in due time.
Do you travel?
Yes, I do. I am happy to travel throughout the UK and abroad. Travel expenses within 100 miles from London will be covered by myself. For destination weddings or weddings further afield I would like to accommodation to be provided for the day before and after the wedding.
How do we book you?
Please get in touch by contact form. If I am available I will send you my booking form to sign and return. A 20% of booking fee is required to secure the date.
There are no posed pictures in your portfolio. Do you take posed photographs?
Yes, I do. My main aim is to tell the story of your wedding day with pictures. Most couples choose me because of my documentary approach to wedding photography. To be honest it is what I do the best. Telling stories. But there is no reason not to take posed, natural photographs if you would like to have some. It's not uncommon that I disappear with the bride and groom for 20 minutes to take some naturally posed photos.
Do you speak in other languages?
Yes, I do! I come from Poland, so I speak polish. If you are prefer polish language you can check out my polish wedding photography website here: https://patrykstanisz.pl/