Past, Present & Future

As this is our brand new and gorgeous looking redesigned website, it seemed fitting to take a look back to how D.B Photography began, where it is, and where we are going. In 2009, I established this company off the back of my passion for photography and a love of working with people. A job that gave me both was the only one for me.


The first few years of any new business are tough going and a constant learning curve. Weddings were where I decided to start from and, still just a teenager, I shot my first one. I immediately knew from this first experience that this was the right path for me, despite being very nervous! In 2011 and 2012 the company really started to take shape with the amount of weddings I was shooting increasing, discovering new venues and meeting some wonderful people along the way. 2012 also marked the opening of our first studio space. Take a look at our photo shoot blog for more on the beginnings of the studio.


2013 was a big year for the company with continued success in the studio. Also it saw D.B Photography get down to the final 10 in The Wedding Industry Awards Best Photographer section!


So far, 2014 has been a very big year for us with a new studio space, a new website and a record number of wedding bookings. Also we have seen Gregg and Gemma's wedding photographs featured on international blogs and became finalists in a regional magazine's wedding of the year competition for which we are awaiting the final result. D.B Photography Sussex is now a multi media company with popular Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts, plus we're expanding into the popular wedding planning world of pinterest.


The future plans are ever growing with aims to expand ourselves in to the international wedding market and to carry on providing the great service we are known for. We are already getting very booked up for 2015 and I have lots of exciting projects in mind, including our own wedding to plan!


Below is a selection of photographs taken over the years, please feel free to leave your feedback.




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“Darren did our first shoot with baby Eli and superbly captured him, his cheeky smile and us as a little family in some great pictures at Battle Abbey, home turf! He''s super patient and creative - we were thrilled with the results. Professional and reliable - we highly recommend. X”

“Clare davies - Bodiam castle ”

“Amazing pics!!!! 👍📷🎬📹”

“Darren did our wedding photos and they were beautiful. We could not have been happier. Your also such a lovely guy and made everyone feel so at ease in your company. I can''t wait for you to do our Christmas pics of our little girl! I would recommend you to everyone I knew and to anyone who want beautiful photos xxx”

“**Very highly recommended** So far I''ve had a pregnancy shoot, my daughters newborn and 3month shoot! Darren was fantastic with her! He''s the first photographer that I''ve come across that allows dogs in the studio to! He manged to capture a wonderful family portrait with my dog! Think we''ve found our family photographer for life! ”

“Amazing pictures. I Had a newborn photo shoot and couldn''t be happier the pictures we''re fab and so was Darren who took the photos. He was great with the children. I am a liker of your facebook page and your work is great.
Highly reccomend. ”


Habiba & Callum - The Crown Inn, Chiddingfold

Scotland/Jackie & Mark - Bunchrew House

Anna & Seb - Blackstock Country Estate

Kelly & Nik - Flakley Ash Hotel


Aaron & Katie - Swallows Oast

Claire & James - Buxted Park Hotel

Danny & Nicki - Slaugham Place

Roxie & Chris - Herstmonceux Castle

George & Zoe - Glyndebourne Opera House

Charlotte & Oli - Dodmoor House, Northamptonshire

Amanda & Damien - The George in Rye

Becki & Pete - High Rocks Hotel

Elinor & Tom's - The White Rock Theatre

Nazneen & Paul - The George in Rye

Jessy & Will - Pembroke Lodge, Richmond Park

Vivienne & Ollie - The George in Rye

Grace & Sam - The Old Rectory

Katie & Darren - Powdermills Hotel

Emily & Jason- The Chantry

Jo & Scott's Wedding - The Island of Santorini, Greece

Sarah & Adam - Swallows Oast

Our Wedding! Sussex Barn, Hellingly

Dan & Hayley - Warnham Church & Gildings Barn

Steph & Will - Swallows Oast

Emma & Shane Cooden Beach Hotel

Tom & Lindsey - The Brickwall Hotel

Mike & Kim- The George in Rye

Sarah & David - Bannatynes Hotel

Katy & Michael - St Mary Star of the Sea

Sharyn & Lee - Bannatynes Hotel

Stephanie & Chris - Crowhurst Park

Lorraine & Ash - Burgess Hill

Lucy & Matthew- Bannatynes Hotel

Sherrie & Gavin - Blackstock Barn

Hannah & Connor - Birling Manor

Tamsin & Stephen - Brede Church

Charlotte & Sam - Salehurst Church

Diane & Adam- Crockstead Hotel

Lucy & Tom- Tewin Bury Farm Hotel

Helen & Simon - Hydro Hotel

Rachel & Adam - Arlington Church

Kate & Peter - Swallows Oast

Sarah & Matthew - Manor Barn

Lian & Adam - Pelham House

Naomi & John- Birling Manor

Gregg & Gemma - Brighton Pavilion

Andrew & Sara- Bannatynes Hotel

Past, Present & Future



Photo Shoots

Skull Makeup Shoot - April and Grace Benson

Ian, Claire & Baby Rory - At Home Bump & Newborn Shoot

Katy & Shane - Engagement Shoot, Hastings

Nicki & Danny - Engagement Shoot, Regents Park


Becki & Pete - Engagement Shoot London

Gabby & Matthews Engagement Shoot - Rye.

Jessy & Will Engagement Shoot - Central London

Sinead's Model Portfolio Shoot

Claire & Adam- Scotney Castle Engagement Shoot

Diane & Adam's Engagement Shoot - Birling Gap

Jamie & Jess Engagement shoot Brighton Pier

Katy & Michael's Engagement Shoot - Hastings Old Town

Taise & Ben Engagement Shoot- Friston Forest

Paraskevi & Richard - Bride & Groom Shoot at Bannatynes

Rose's Newborn Shoot

Halloween Photo Shoot

Emma & Shane Engagement Shoot - Bexhill Beach

Kate & Peters Engagement Shoot- Swallows Oast

Lilly's Newborn Shoot

Herstmonceux Castle Family Shoot

Friston Forest Family Shoot

Hannah & Conor Engagement Shoot