Win your wedding photography!


This year marks our 10th year running DB Photography Sussex! I can't quite believe it to be honest! I am very proud of how far we have come and delighted to have met so many amazing people along the way. So let's celebrate by giving away a full day wedding photography package!





We love to hear your stories! Please tell us about yourselves, about your wedding venue/plans/ideas! Is it going to be quirky, traditional, intimate or one heck of a party?! Let us know below!


Please let us know your names, date of wedding and venue! If you've entered down on the blog, shout about it- comment on our Facebook & Instagram post!


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Terms & Conditions:


*Coverage is by one photographer (Darren).


*Coverage will be from the Brides getting ready stages until 20 minutes or so after the First Dance.


*Winner will also receive a FREE Engagement shoot.


*Includes an online gallery & USB of fully edited, high res images.


*Couples that enter must not have a wedding photographer already booked. I don't want to take business away from other photographers or be invited along as a second shooter.


*Im afraid we won't be accepting entries from couples already booked with us.


*Must have a wedding date set and also we will have to reject entries who's Wedding dates clash with ones we already have booked up.


*Runner-up will win a free engagement shoot with digital images & an online gallery.


*On the 10th of May, we will choose a winner and a runner-up.







Winners - Paul & Liz 2nd of May 2020


Runners up- Mike & Shay


Congratulations guys please message us on Facebook to confirm your prizes!


Thank you to everyone that entered! We will be offering everyone that entered (subject to date availability) 10% off our wedding photography package! If you'd like to book please let us know!





17th Apr 2018



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“Hello, we are Abbie and Tony. We’re hoping to tie the knot on 22nd December 2019, booking the venue next week (fingers crossed they still have our date!)
We’ve been together six years now! Young love, I was a 17 year old waitress, he was a 18 year old pizza delivery boy and part time at college. Straight away we were inseparable, crazy for eachother.

We have done everything a bit back to front.. We have two kids, two cats, a hamster, a house, a 5 day a week job each, oh and Tony is studying he’s in his last year to become a chartered accountant. We hardly see each other anymore, but when we do it’s just purely love and laughter.

Since Tony (FINALLY!) poped the question last Christmas whilst at Disneyland, our wedding will have some Disney inspiration. It will be a very chill day! Twinkley lights, lace, cosey, mule wine, hot chocolates, very relaxed very us!

And since you photographed our babies 1st birthday cake smashes so well, we would be absolutely honored if you did our special day too!
Thank you for this opportunity and best wishes,
Abbie & Tony

“Hi! We are Paul and Liz and we are getting married on Saturday 2nd May 2020 in a private field in Playden, nr Rye.
The wedding is set to be super fun, relaxed with good food and a huge crowd!

We met whilst working on a cruise ship in the Caribbean back in 2008, with a very strange wave across the crew bar and a bit of confusion! Those were good days with plenty of sunshine and cocktails and we hope to bring a little bit of the caribbean and our cruise ship life into into our special day!

Paul proposed to me at one of my favourite beaches in Cornwall in July 2012 and with the demands of running our own business and raising two small boys, its taken us quite a while to get this wedding booked!

Working in the industry, there is a little bit of pressure to add the wow factor to our day, so no doubt there will be a few surprises during the day!

We would absolutely love to have you there with us celebrating our special day and capturing the magic!

Fingers crossed for us and good luck to all the other couples! :-) xx

“Hi there, we are Claudia and Andrew! We are getting married on 27th July 2018 (99 days to go aaaaaah!) Our wedding ceremony is at Rye Town Hall, East Sussex, followed by an informal party and BBQ at The Horse & Cart Inn, Peasmarsh.

Andrew and I met when we were 9 years old, we''ve been best mates for years and finally decided to get together at the age of 16. 9 years later, and we''re ready to tie the knot!

Our special day is going to be extremely informal and relaxed. We both grew up on the beach so we plan to take some time out just after the ceremony to get some photos at Pett Level beach, East Sussex. Following the ceremony in the lovely town of Rye, its back to the pub for a BBQ , drinks and lots of dancing!

Would love to have you there, photographing our special day!

Best wishes, Claudia & Andrew x

“Hi 👋. We are Lauren and Roland and we are getting married on 25th May 2019 at St Peters Church in Bexhill, followed by the reception at Bannatynes in Hastings. We met whilst working at Sainsburys (back when an orange fleece was part of  the uniform - not sure how anyone could fall for anyone in those - but we managed it). We have been together just over 7 years. Roland proposed on August Bank Holiday 2017 in the Peak District after a beautiful picnic and a hike up a rather tall hill (but it was beautiful). Our wedding will reflect our love of the outdoors with a Rustic feel and lots of Sunflowers; our favourite flower! Roland serves in the Royal Navy so will be be wearing his number 1 uniform. We will be sharing our special day with our friends and family and without a doubt it will be one hell of a party.

We would love you to photograph our special day and will keep everything crossed 🤞”


We decided to get married this year (only had 6 months to plan) we made this decision after a few wines and booked our wedding on our 10 year anniversary 07/09/2018 (no traditional proposals haha).

We have booked our wedding at Eastbourne registry office in the mayor''s parlour, we shall then be having a lovely meal at old daves gourmet burgers to stuff our faces with amazing burgers! About 3pm we''ll be getting the train in our wedding attire and will be partying the night away in waterloo in a couple of venues we have booked, one being a moored boat on the Thames opposite the London eye. *exciting*

We didn''t plan on having a photographer and was going to rely our guests using their phones, it will be a small intimate wedding with hardly any traditions but it will end with lots of wine drinking that''s for sure!

Happy 10 anniversary to yourself!

Talia and Stephen 😊

“We’re chloe and Robert and were getting married on 1.9.19 in Hertfordshire. We met on tinder of all places and completely count ourselves as a modern romance success story! We lived an hour apart for over a year and travelled to see each other almost every day. We’ve never spent more than three days apart and our favourite thing to do is road trip around the UK seeing the beautiful scenery. That’s why he proposed to me by a beautiful waterfall - Aira Force - in the Lake District on a weekend away, just after I’d had to leave my job because of my mental health. He’s alway supported me and we’ve made each other’s lives so different and wonderful in the past 3 years. Would love to win - we chose milling barn as the venue because it was so rustic and charming and the perfect place to have an intimate relaxed ceremony that turns into a massive barn dance style party later on. My brother is running the music as he busks around Europe for a living and we’re so excited to find a unique European band to fill the gap! ”

Our names are Leanne & Simon, we’re getting married at chapel barn in Bolney on 8th August 2019 after 8years together & two babies so the time has finally come!
We’re both very chilled out and enjoy a good drink at a party!
Si has been a part of a large local rugby community for around 20years now so we are in no doubt that our wedding is going to be one hell of a party!
So we would love for you to come along and join us at our chilled out floral barn theme wedding with lots of food, drinking and partying.
Come along and join us... if you think your brave enough 😜”

“Hi my name is samantha and my fiancé is Edward, we have been together for 15 years and we are getting married on the 22nd March 2019 at leeford place! We are going for an intimate wedding with close friends and family and then more friends Coming along in the evening! Our colour scheme is yellow and silver, we are looking to do a sweet Cart ourselves, and hopefully the rest will be easy! 😮”

“Hi guys,
So me and my fiance James have been together for over 10 years, he finally popped the question on my birthday 2 1/2 years ago over egg and bacon bagels at breakfast 😍..... So we have now booked our wedding in January this year for Saturday 29th September 2018! We have been together so long and felt the traditional sit down wedding breakfast was not for us... So we thought about it and decide to get married somewhere that means alot to us it is the place we shared other first home together just the two of us and hope to be back there sometime soon 😍, so we are getting married in Tatsfield in Kent, the ceremony will be at 3pm in St Marys tatsfield church and it is a very intimate ceremony as it''s a very small church and then just down the road we are having a very informal party at the village pub where we spend alot of time called ye old ship in Tatsfield ..... All guest from ceremony and ''evening'' guests will be invited straight after the ceremony for various fun goings ons....for all our family and friends to enjoy! It''s such a beautiful place and there are so many amazing photo opportunities..... I would love nothing more than Darren to be there and be apart of our special day to document the day so that we photographly remember the day Forever!

Fingers crossed 😬🤞

Kirsty and James 👰🤵”

“Hi guys! We are Jessica Ager and Damien Price, we got engaged after only being together for 6 months (we were friends for alot longer) a week later we found out we was expecting our rainbow baby which was a huge surprise and along came Lily in July 16.
Our wedding plans were put on hold and we decided to wait until the baby was born to start planning but then life got in the way, our pet cat passed away, my eldest daughter started school, i started a new job, i was diagnosed with cin3 cells on my cervix which meant i had to have it removed and then damiens mum passed away on christmas eve. This was when we decided that there was never going to be a right time and we wanted it more than ever so we booked our wedding at The Sonrise Church on Bohemia Road, Hastings for the 23rd of October this year, we planned a small ceremony and a celebration afterwards at Black Market VIP in George Street, Hastings. This may not be the ideal wedding but as we both suffer from anxiety its perfect for us and as long as we have our families and friends there we couldn''t be happier. Fingers crossed this will be our happily ever after !! ”

“Hi! Myself and my fiancé Mike have been together for 10 years and recently got engaged just before Christmas 2017! Since then we have been so excited planning our wedding. We are due to get married in Rye Town Hall on the 30th of November 2019 followed by our reception in Udimore Village Hall and it can’t come soon enough! We have decided to make it a day full of things we love together - we want it to be laid back, fun and most of all a huge party to celebrate us! We will be having a pizza buffet for our wedding breakfast, donuts for desert, a gazillion fairy lights and then lots of live music from Tom Fitzpatrick and The Norman’s and hope our guests come ready to party! You photographed my fiancé’s brother and sister in law Steve and Tamsin Lee’s wedding and we love your style and would LOVE you to be a part of our special day! Ive got my fingers crossed!!
Mike and Shay! 👰🏼🤵🏼”



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

Fiona & Ben - Hastings Registry Office & Rathfinny Estate

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

Dawn and David - Bannatynes Hotel

Lucy & Matthew- Bannatynes Hotel

Sherrie & Gavin - Blackstock Barn

Joanne and Tony- 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

Hannah & Darren - Blackstock Barn

Sarah & Matthew - Manor Barn

Lian & Adam - Pelham House

Naomi & John- Birling Manor

Claire & Adam - Leeford Place

Gregg & Gemma - Brighton Pavilion

Andrew & Sara- Bannatynes Hotel

Past, Present & Future



Photo Shoots

Nicki & Danny - Engagement Shoot, Regents Park

Fashion/Lingerie Shoot - Marie

Becki & Pete - Engagement Shoot London

Gemmaine's Bridal Boudoir Shoot


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