Moritz Schmittat
Wedding Photographer in Surrey

Hello and welcome! My name is Moritz and I’m a wedding photographer based in Guildford, Surrey. I photograph (and film) weddings in and around Surrey in a relaxed, natural, and fun style. I love photographing real moments by real people with real emotions. I shoot in an unobtrusive photo reportage style – I’m a silent hunter; always looking for the next part of your wedding story.

I hope you will find this website informative and inspiring. If you have any questions at all, please get in touch.

Intimate wedding portrait shot
Bride and groom at the seaside
Newly weds jumping high capture by Surrey wedding photographer
Fun photo of bridal party on wedding day
Bride and groom relaxing in the sun
Bride and groom exiting the church after getting married in Surrey

Reportage Wedding Photography in the heart of Surrey

I believe wedding photography is equally an art and a creative service. I love documenting weddings and telling stories that truly mean something to my couples – this style is called Reportage Wedding Photography. I love being close to the action while shooting in stealth mode, completely silently. Even my cameras don’t click anymore!

My secret is to blend in and shoot the action from close by without ever drawing attention to myself or interfering with your day. I strive to capture real emotions as they happen so you can feel them again when you look at your wedding photos. I stay away from short-lived trends and rather aim to create wedding photography that will pass the test of time.

Wedding Photography at stunning venues in Surrey

Click on the thumbnails to see the entire wedding (including video).

Kat and Alex, married at Botleys Mansion

Jess and Oli, married at Gildings Barn

Lydia and Ed, married at Loseley Park

Beautiful Surrey Wedding Venues

Surrey offers many stunning wedding venues such as Gate Street Barn or Loseley Park to make your special day truly unforgettable. I’ve shot at most Surrey wedding venues and know the ‘secret spots’. Especially in and around Guildford, Farnham, Dorking and Leatherhead, you can find some of the UK’s most beautiful venues for your big day.

The Story of Your Day

Every wedding is an emotional rollercoaster ride, from the excitement in the morning to the emotional highlights of the vows to the hilarious moments of the speeches and the wild party energy on the dance floor. I find it fascinating, challenging and highly satisfying to create photos and videos that tell the story of your day – honestly and tastefully.

Wedding Photography and Videography

I’m one of the few wedding photographers who also offer wedding videography. I offer wedding video productions either as a package with photography or booked individually. I’m more than happy to explain in detail how I shoot both photography and video at the same time – it’s a technique I have developed over a long time.

Bride getting ready in front of mirror on her wedding day
Shot of bridal preparations in Surrey
Groomsmen and ushers getting ready for the wedding
Bride on her way to her wedding in Surrey
Abstract shot of bride getting ready captured by Surrey wedding photographer Moritz Schmittat
Beautiful portrait of bride about to get married

Shooting photos and videos at the same time

I offer different wedding photo/video solutions, tailored to the requirements and budgets of my couples. I can cover a wedding alone or with a second shooter. If I’m alone (which is my most popular package) I constantly switch between photography and videography. During the ceremony and speeches, I have at least 3 additional cameras rolling for continuous coverage.

Your wedding story told in photos and videos

A wedding film offers a unique opportunity to tell the story of your biggest day in a personal, emotional and engaging way. As a wedding photographer, I know which angles look good through a lens which is a real advantage when shooting video as well. I love incorporating little quotes from your ceremony and speeches to give your wedding video an even more personal touch.

Romantic shot of bride and groom on their wedding day
Beautiful couple portrait of bride and groom on their wedding day
Stunning sunset photograph of bride and groom
Newlyweds kissing in meadow
Abstract moonlit shot at wedding in Surrey
Two brides kissing on their wedding in Surrey

When to get in touch

Usually, I shoot about 20 weddings per year, which is a good number for me. It’s good business while each wedding still is special and exciting. Most couples approach me about a year before their wedding, but occasionally I get booked just a few weeks beforehand. Typically, we would start with a chat via Zoom. I’m curious to hear more about your story, how you met, and of course what kind of wedding you are planning. Then I would like to pitch my ideas to you and talk you through a typical wedding day (if that exists!) from the point of view of a wedding photographer. I would then leave you with a detailed quote so you can take your time and make your decision.

The booking process

If you decide to go ahead and book I will send you a private link to my online booking system. There you will be able to sign the contract in your browser, fill in a questionnaire and pay your deposit (20%). The final instalment (80%) will be due on your wedding day. One or two weeks before your wedding we will have a long prep-call in which we discuss the schedule of your day almost minute-by-minute. Read more here (FAQs).

Runaway couple, fun picture captured by Surrey wedding photographer Moritz Schmittat
Three couples kissing at wedding
Bridesmaids having fun at wedding in Surrey
Stunning image of a double wedding
First dance captured by Surrey Wedding Photographer Moritz Schmittat
Best best man's speech ever give at wedding in Surrey
More Weddings in Surrey

Click on the thumbnails to see the entire wedding (including video).

Charlotte and Martin got married at Barnett Hill

Lucie and Patrick, married at Gate Street Barn

Alex and James – festival style wedding

Keeping in touch

Let’s keep in touch during the months before your wedding. Feel free to keep me updated as your plans become more and more detailed. If you need any inspiration or if you have any wedding planning questions, in general, feel free to get in touch again – I’ve seen quite a lot and will hopefully be able to advise.

The day before your wedding, I will pack my bag, clean my lenses, recharge all batteries and empty all memory cards. I will send you one last text to confirm that I’m ready to go. I know how stressful a wedding can be and I’ll do my little bit to make it as smooth as possible.

Wedding dinner at grand hall in Surrey
Bride's speech at wedding in Surrey
Hilarious best man's speech at wedding in Surrey
Children dancing captured by Surrey Wedding Photographer
Kids playing while the grown-ups party at wedding in Surrey
Bride and groom kissing at night at a lake

Shooting your wedding day

Your big day has finally arrived. You can book me for as long as you like and 15h is nothing unusual for me. Shooting a wedding is hard work – I must admit – but it’s even more fun and incredibly satisfying. If I do my work right, you won’t see me much. During your ‘official’ photoshoot, I like to be effective and efficient. Let’s make this fun and relaxing without taking too much time out of your festivities.

Fun group shot captured by Surrey Wedding Photographer
Group Wedding Photo at Wotton House Surrey
Fun group shot of bride and groomsmen
Sunset shot at Cain Manor Wedding Photographer Surrey
Newlyweds in the forest in Surrey
Bride and groom silhouette shot at Surrey wedding venue


I’m a bit OTT when it comes to backing up my data. My cameras shoot onto two memory cards simultaneously, creating the first backup already in the camera. I always copy all images onto two additional hard drives on location – the first time during the meal and when I pack up my gear at the very end. Back at home, I make two more local copies and upload everything into the cloud overnight. Your final photos (and video!) will be uploaded to three separate servers – that should be enough copies to keep your photos safe forever.


You might be surprised to know, but like any wedding photographer, I spend way more time editing my photos than taking them. During an all-day shoot, I typically take about 2-3k shots. After culling them to a selection of about 400-500 photos, I edit every single image. This usually takes about three full days of work. I aim for a balanced mix of colour and black&white photos, but I’m happy to put more emphasis on either one if you wish so. It is easy to change colours photos into black and white versions later.

Jewish Wedding in Surrey
Groom being thrown into the air at his wedding
Horsley Tower Wedding Photography Surrey
Sparkler exit, Wotton House Wedding Photographer Surrey
Barnett Hill Wedding Photographer Surrey Silhouette Shot
Nighttime Shot by Surrey Wedding Photographer Moritz Schmittat

Delivering your wedding photos

All my wedding photography packages are digital only by default. The final product will be a link to a private page on my website. Here you will be able to see all of your photos (and videos, if you have booked one of my video packages too) in high resolution. Feel free to share this link with your friends and families, as it will look gorgeous on any device. Additionally, I will send you a Google Drive link where you can download all of your photos and videos. I never delete anything, which means I have hundreds of weddings saved online.

Engagement Photography

Many couples also book me for a ‘pre-wedding’ or engagement photography session. This can be at any location you like and typically we would spend about 1-2h.  You can use these photos for your invitations, table cards, seating plan, order of service etc.  I can show you a few simple poses and tips and tricks to make your wedding day run even smoother and to make you feel even more comfortable in front of the camera. Find out more about my engagement photography here. 

Kind words by previous couples

Wedding Photography Reviews

I am very away that Surrey not only offers some of the best wedding venues in the country but is also home to some of the finest wedding photographers and videographers. In such a competitive field, I know how important a good reputation is. All my clients are automatically invited to review me on the Google-trusted site, a professional service trusted by major brands. I’m incredibly proud of all of my reviews and will do my best to keep it as high as it is.

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    Surrey and beyond

    I hope this page will be useful and that you will get an impression of my style and approach. I’m not a big marketeer and prefer to rather let my pictures and videos do the talking. While I’m primarily based in Surrey, I have also travelled all across the UK and EU for wedding photography, wedding videography and wedding live streaming jobs and will happily negotiate travel arrangements with you. Thank you for visiting my website. For an informal chat over coffee, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me today and check out my FAQs  – I’m looking forward to hearing from you.