Documentary wedding photographer covering Exeter, Devon.


Anthony Lyons photographer

Photo by Audrey Lyons, aged 8 at the time!

My name is Anthony Lyons and I am the owner of  business Special Day Wedding Photos.  I am a wedding photographer in Devon that provides photography for the whole of the Southwest. I Live in North Devon with my wife and our nine year old daughter.  I have loved photography since the days of film and always enjoyed time in the darkroom. When possible I love to get out with the camera and do a bit of street photography.  This usually happens when the wedding season slows down, as it does not stop these days.

I moved from Northamptonshire to Exeter to study for a degree in photography at Plymouth University (based in Exeter) and later moved to Tiverton which is about fourteen miles north of Exeter. Recently I moved out of the bright lights of Tiverton, a little further up the road to North Molton in North Devon. It’s great that beaches such as Saunton Sands and Croyde are only half an hour away. Really looking forward to the summer!

How did I become a wedding photographer? Simple really. I helped out at a wedding and absolutely loved it but more importantly experienced that moment of clarity and realised that I wanted to do more.  It was an eureka moment! From that time on I strived to become a wedding photographer. And here I am enjoying every moment.

Storybook Wedding Photography in Devon

So what type of photography do I offer? Well I offer a mixture of traditional and documentary.  Social documentary, reportage, candid, photo-journalistic or storybook wedding photography are just some of the titles used to express the photography type. I sometimes use all of the words to describe my style of wedding photography. It doesn’t really matter. I approach the day to document it as it unfolds. I really enjoy blending in and capturing the little moments of interaction, fun and laughter.  These are the shots I am always looking for when I approach a wedding .  I love the fact that I can stand out of the way, sometimes behind a wall or hedge to take the photographs.  At other times I am right in the middle of the action and it is great that nobody seems to notice me and I am able to capture those moments. I get a real buzz at these times and lose myself within the work. It is great for the bride & groom to look back on their day through my images. The images, as well as the memories will be the link back to their special day.

If you would like me to be the photographer for your special day, please do not hesitate to contact me. I will be more then happy to talk through your day with you and the wedding package you require. If you are nervous of being in front of the camera we could always meet up for an informal pre-wedding shoot/engagement shoot. The shoot is an opportunity for us to get to know each other and it also helps you forget about me and relax in front of the camera on your big day. Whatever your requirements please do not hesitate to contact me by using the form below.

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