• Derby & Nottingham Wedding Photographer

    Welcome to Gavin Aitken Derby Wedding Photography.

    I am primarily a documentary style wedding photographer based between Derby and Nottingham. I regularly provide wedding photography for couples in Derby, Nottingham and Leicester. I also love to travel and have previously had the priviledge of shooting weddings in Scotland, Ireland, Sweden the USA, and more recently in Bulgaria.

    I take pride in providing a professional service and am pleased to have received feedback that my calming presence has helped more than one "big day" run smoothly.

    Whilst Wedding Photography is a large part of my work, I also enjoy other aspects of photographic work. These include outdoor family photoshoots and corporate photography delivered both within the UK and throughout Europe.

    Please enjoy taking a look around my website and be sure to check out the testimonials from the couples I've worked with.

    If you'd like to meet up for a free initial conversation over tea/coffee please don't hesitate to contact me.

    Gavin Aitken, Wedding Photographer Derby, Nottingham and Leicester.

    Creating your Treasured Wedding Memories in a Flash.

    Louise Marie Johns
    Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 at 7:22pm

    Gavin was an absolute star on our perfect day. He went above and beyond and our photos were perfect. He made us feel at ease the whole day. We would recommend him for any event. 😊

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    Rachael Sienna Pabla
    Sunday, September 16th, 2018 at 7:37pm

    Absolutely amazing photographer he offered SO MUCH MORE than any other photographer! Not the standard pictures and shooting of the pictures I saw of my friends wedding day! By far the most amazing pictures you will ever have, my friends pictures of their special day...

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    Charlotte Evans
    Thursday, January 11th, 2018 at 9:13pm

    Amazing photographer.

    Acute attention to detail and stands out from the crowd. I can Highly recommend Gavin for your special day x

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    Rachel Davis
    Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 at 10:44am

    Wow - Amazing. Gavin is so patient and kind as well as being super creative and really personable.
    Gavin traveled to photograph our Wedding and had already researched the venue to scout out photo locations for us.
    We booked Gavin at very...

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    Sarah Reilly
    Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 4:58pm

    Absolutely brilliant photography, beautiful shots capturing the most special moments x

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    Michael Wall
    Saturday, January 7th, 2017 at 11:22pm
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    Chloe Bruce
    Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 at 8:41pm

    Professional, excellent talent and a good laugh? The perfect wedding photographer i would think!

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    Andy Hindes
    Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 at 8:55pm

    I used Gavin to photograph a recent bathroom project I had completed to use on my website. Gavin was really friendly and professional. He had the equipment to capture the whole room from all angles in the highest quality. Would highly recommend!

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    Catherine Mears
    Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 at 10:07am

    Would definitely recommend Gavin - he understood exactly what we wanted and the pre-wedding shoot really helped the actual wedding day photos to run very smoothly. Fabulous photos delivered.

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    Sarah Watson
    Sunday, September 27th, 2015 at 3:16pm

    Would highly recommend Gavin, he did our wedding day pictures and he is a really nice genuine guy! Very friendly and professional and makes you feel at ease.

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    Laura Medcroft
    Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 at 10:28pm

    Amazing talent and super nice man. Couldnt fault you. X

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    Emma Claire
    Friday, July 17th, 2015 at 8:11pm

    Lovely man, friendly helpful and great pics!

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      review rating 5  Incredible photographs,exactly what we were wanting which was predominantly informal shots of people enjoying themselves and with formal shots of the wedding party. Nothing was too much trouble, Gavin stayed in touch in all the build up to the wedding, making sure we were happy and the timings were correct. He took the initiative to set up and get shots of the dress, shoes, flowers etc. A well balanced approach - he was around when we needed him and discreet when we had guests to attend to. The formal shots were a nice break from the busyness of the wedding party - it kept everything fresh. The colours, quality and quantity of the shots was perfect...we are really happy and would recommend him without hesitation! We included Gavin on a table as a guest to the wedding breakfast and he was delighted!

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      review rating 5  Gavin was just excellent as the wedding photographer on my son and daughter-in-law's wedding day. He was very capable in his role, a true professional, he knew exactly what he was doing and what he wanted people to do to make the best job of the photos. He worked very hard and created many superb shots. Above all, he was extremely pleasant and I cannot recommend him highly enough. Fantastic!

      thumb Andrea Poole

      review rating 5  Gavin truly contributed to our special day. From meeting Gavin for our pre-wedding shot, we knew he was the right person to capture our special wedding day. Gavin was very reliable, patient, and always courteous, nothing was too much trouble for him. His photos are unique because they are natural, capturing things as they are, rather than any pretense. Thank you for contributing to making our day special. God bless, Mr & Mrs Stewart.

      thumb Chez Stewart

      review rating 5  Gavin was professional, friendly and a real comfort from the moment we met him in his very impressive studio. Booking with Gavin for our day was very easy and again, his professional approach made it very easy to follow what we were doing and when. When Gavin mentioned to us about a pre-wedding shoot I wondered why we would need one but it was an invaluable experience to getting comfortable in front of the cameras and also getting to know Gavin even better so when we did have any questions for the big day it was very easy and comfortable for us to ask him. When our wedding day finally arrived Gavin was more than on time and assisted in all sorts. His experience of attending many weddings as a photographer was clearly evident as like I say he helped us both with nearly everything, even getting dressed. All of our guests said what a pleasant man Gavin was and went above and beyond what was expected of him from us and we will be eternally grateful for catching our photos. It went beyond just the photos though, he ensures you are comfortable for all the photographs which made for a really organic experience throughout the whole day. When he left after the first dance it was a fantastic feeling knowing we had done it and felt completely assured that it had all been captured by Gavin. After the wedding day itself, Gavin was regularly in touch regarding a sneak peak of our photos, a slide show of photos, and our final selection of photos. Nothing was too much trouble for Gavin even in 'wedding season' in full flow as he was always quick to reply to any queries we had for him. We will always remember our special day with the brilliant photos he has gifted us with.

      thumb Travis Elliott

      review rating 5  My husband and I would highly recommend Gavin for his professionalism and very calming nature. He is such a patient person and made us feel totally at ease, he listened carefully also to exactly what we wanted, and made us feel very comfortable on our special day. We would like to say a huge thank you to Gavin, you did an amazing job!

      thumb Vicky Wright

      review rating 5  Gavin is an amazing photographer. The passion he has for his work really come across when he is shooting your wedding. He made every effort to take all the photos me and my wanted. His photography is very creative and this allows him to photograph your day in a fantastic. Now we have seen all the photos we can truelly say that Gavin has captured our day in the most beautiful way and we can look back at the amazing photographs forever. We highly recommend Gavins services.

      thumb Ryan Hawksworth

      review rating 5  Wow - Amazing. Gavin is so patient and kind as well as being super creative and really personable. Gavin traveled to photograph our Wedding and had already researched the venue to scout out photo locations for us. We booked Gavin at very short notice as the original photographer that we had booked let us down. Gavin gave us the full service, despite his short notice and we were blown away by the images that he captured. All of our guests mentioned how pleasant he was and he wasn't in the least bit intrusive whilst taking photos. It was a pure delight to receive our Wedding Photos - the online gallery showed us some amazing shots that we'd had no idea were being captured. When we received the prints, we were overwhelmed to see the quality of the prints and the attention to detail in every single aspect of Gavin's work is amazing. We would have no hesitation in recommending Gavin and his photography.

      thumb Rachel Davis

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    I am very fortunate to meet so many lovely couples and Jacky and Dan were no exception. They braved the torrential rain last Sunday for their Pre Wedding Photoshoot. Cant wait for your wedding day at the wonderful Morley Hayes wedding venue near Derby. Hopefully...

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