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derby wedding photographer

real moments, stunning portraits

Martin Cheung - A Nottingham wedding photographer holding his camera

Behind the lens:

Hi, I’m Martin

and I have been photographing weddings throughout Derbyshire for over ten years. My style is best described as a very natural and documentary type of wedding photography, ideal for couples who want to spend more of their day enjoying themselves and less about posing for the camera. I'll make sure all those special moments – like Dad seeing his daughter in her dress or Groom shedding joyful tears while walking down the aisle – are preserved. Plus, there will still be plenty pictures that everyone can hang on their wall and even Granny won't leave empty handed!

If you're looking for a great wedding photographer in Derby who is more like a friend with a camera than the ‘official photographer’ then I'm the go-to guy for you! Have a peek at my portfolio and judge me not by my words but my photos. If you’re loving what you see then let’s chat about how we can make your wedding photographs truly unforgettable.

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Derby Wedding Photography

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4 reasons to book me as your derby wedding photographer

an experienced wedding photographer you can trust

No matter what happens on your wedding day, with over ten years of experience you can rely on me to deliver a stunning collection of images, Hundreds of couples have trusted me with their memories and I’ve photographed weddings all over the Derbyshire area and beyond. Regardless of location, it’s a responsibility that I have never taken lightly.

relaxed, unobtrusive storytelling

Ready to get the party started? Great, because I am! From getting your make up on, all the way until you'll turn up on that dance floor - I'll be there. You don't have to worry about any intrusive camera clicks or poses; I'm there just for an epic celebration and some discreetly taken memories.

award-winning signature images

Arguably, I’m best known for my award-winning signature portraits. Far from being awkward, posed and staged, these give you time to have a little fun. I love to get my creative wedding photographer fix, but these photos are all about you.

quick turnaround

I remember how excited I was to see my own wedding photos; that’s why I’ll be sending you preview images within 24 hours. Not only that, you’ll have your final collection delivered in only three weeks. With me as your wedding photographer in derby, there’s no need to wait for months to receive your images.

as featured on

I am proud that many of the weddings I have photographed have appeared in the top wedding blogs in the country, alongside some of the best wedding photographers in the UK

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some of the best wedding venues are in Derby!

Ready to get hitched? Derby has the perfect venue for you! Whether it's a historic manor like Breadsall Priory that takes your fancy, or an industrial rustic venue like West Mill. Maybe a modern chic barn at Grangefields? - Whatever kind of wedding day you envision – Derby has it all! . And if Kedleston Hall is more your style, then wowza; what better way to set off on married life than in a 18th century mansion?! Click on any of the images below to read more about these amazing venues.

stretton manor barn

west mill wedding photography

Natural and unobtrusive Grangefields Wedding Photography

Shottle Hall Wedding Photographer

kind words

"The BEST photographer from start to finish Martin has been amazing! Communication has been greatI can’t recommend him enough! Martin is such a lovely person and made us feel as ease. The pictures on the day were incredible and everyone at our wedding said how amazing they were! (Even a relative who is a photographer) Martin is creative with his pictures and captured our day perfectly! Thank you so much we are so glad we choose you! XX"

- Rebecca & Jack

It's been a tough battle to whittle down the thousands of wedding photographs I've taken across hundreds of weddings to just a handful. But here they are! I hope these signature images convey the natural, unobtrusive style I am well regarded in the Derbyshire area for and the sense of fun I bring to each and every wedding. One of the best compliments newlyweds can give me is that they barely noticed I was even there! That is music to my ears.

some of my favourite wedding photos taken at derbyshire venues

featured weddings in derby

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ringwood hall

west mill

stretton manor


abi / josh

seren / ed

maisie / joe

rebecca / lewis

Newlyweds walk into Grangefields - A Derbyshire wedding venue

Award Winning Wedding Photography in Derby

Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life. So, you’ll want a wedding photographer who you can trust will deliver photos you know you will be proud of.

I've been fortunate enough to be recognised by my peers and have won several prestigious awards. That's your guarantee your photos won't totally suck. My eleven years of experience means I can take amazing wedding images no matter the weather throws at us or unexpected things happen on your day.

husband & wife duo!

Not only can I deliver a set of wedding photos even your granny will love. Together with my beautiful wife, Daiga. We can also offer a joint photography & videography package.

As a husband and wife team who live in the Derbyshire area, you can be assured that we have worked together many times and have a consistent approach that means your day will run like clockwork.

Click the play button to view one of her AMAZING films. But make sure you have your hanky ready.

The weddings I've photographed in Derbyshire have been featured in

Bride putting on shoes. Image created by Nottingham Wedding Photographer, Martin Cheung

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