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Darren Salanson Photography logo

Darren Salanson Photography

Esher, Surrey

(45)
36 hires on Bark
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019
Darren Salanson Photography logo

Darren Salanson Photography

Esher, Surrey

(45)
36 hires on Bark
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019

About

I'm a family, event and wedding photographer based in Surrey. Each job is catered to the individual. No job to small or big.

Reviews (45)

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Urmila

13 June 2019

Darren was prompt, flexible and professional at every stage. The photoshoot was quick and good fun. He has a lovely manner that put me at ease. And his fee was very reasonable. I liked the quality of the photos. Thanks, Darren! More...

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Ikram

14 April 2019

Very professional and rapid.I would highly recommend Darren photography to anyone looking for product Photoshot.

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Oliver

17 December 2018

We used Darren for our Work Christmas Party and he was fantastic. Arrived on time, took a great amount of high-quality photographs and sent them over the next day.

Highly recommend Darren Salanson for any function, thanks again!!
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Ilse

24 November 2018

Darren is a lovely guy and a great photographer. He was the first to respond to my request for a quote. He came to my home, which was most convenient, and was impressively punctual. I needed three different types of portraits, and Darren was most accommodating throughout. He took some shots of me indoors, and then we went to the park for some more. Having my photo taken was a surprisingly fun experience, as Darren managed to put me right at ease. I highly recommend Darren for excellent portraits. More...

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Wedding

14 November 2018

Very professional and amenable

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Kerry B.

26 October 2018

Darren is friendly, professional and creative. He made the whole family feel very relaxed and was flexible to outdoor photography weather permitting. I would recommend Darren to anyone looking for a professional photographer. Thanks a million Darren. More...

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Kerry B.

26 October 2018

Darren is friendly, professional and creative. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a professional photographer.

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Andrew

19 October 2018

Darren was fantastic. A real pleasure from start to finish. His warm nature made every feel welcoming and nothing was too much or too difficult for him. I don’t think I saw him without a smile the entire day. Thanks Darren. Couldn’t recommend him highly enough More...

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Linda

20 August 2018

Thank Darren for some fantastic photography, the bride and groom just loved the photos. Thanks for being so friendly and putting everyone at ease as well as just knowing what sort of photos to take. Would totally recommend you to anyone. Good communication and reliable 😀 More...

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Wendy

18 June 2018

I really hate having my photo taken. In fact, it's pretty much a phobia of mine and Darren was fantastic. I don't even hate the photos that much!

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Katie Bryant

6 June 2018

Darren photographed our wedding in May this year and he was brilliant. Although we did not meet him before the wedding, we chatted on the phone to outline our requirements. On the day, he was so easy to get on with, unobtrusive and professional. Everyone felt relaxed and he got some great shots. All our guests commented on how much they liked him. We would highly recommend Darren. More...

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Paula Pierce

4 June 2018

Our wedding photographs are absolutely perfect! They are exactly what we wanted and Darren managed to capture so many special and poignant moments throughout the day! Darren is so friendly, he just blends in and we had lots of compliments from our guests on how lovely he was, and then more compliments on how good the photographs were! I would have no hesitation in recommending Darren to take photographs at your event! Absolutely amazing! More...

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Patti

21 May 2018

Efficient, great value and quality.

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Sivakumar

18 April 2018

Darren is very professional and friendly. We like all the pictures he took for our wedding day. I am very much thankful for Darren for accepting my last minute request.

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Caroline

17 April 2018

Darren was very friendly and proficient. I would hire him again.

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Jim

15 March 2018

Excellent results and a pleasure to work with. Highly recommended.

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Susan

20 December 2017

Darren was very pleasant. Very good photographs, extremely happy with his work.

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Donna

29 October 2017

We booked Darren for a private dinner to celebrate an 80th Birthday, and we are really pleased we did. He instantly blended in and made everyone feel comfortable when taking group shots. It was an absolute pleasure to have him at the event. The resulting photos were lovely - very natural and captured the atmosphere very well. Darren particular excelled at taking photos of the children in the party. Captured them naturally in a very relaxed way. I have no hesitation in recommending Darren for any event you may be planning and you need a photographer. More...

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James McNicholas

21 October 2017

Darren met me for an outdoor photoshoot nearby and the results were outstanding. He has a great eye, and we had a good time during the process. Highly recommended. First time using Bark and the results are great. More...

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Suzy

15 October 2017

Great, very accommodating to fit a time and place to suit. Happy with professional quality shots.

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Karen

26 September 2017

Darren made laugh which helped me to relax as I was so nervous on my wedding day
Darren chatted with all our guests putting them st ease so he could take more natural photos
I have yet to chose my photos fir my album which is not so easy as we have been supplied with hundreds of wonderful shots
I highly recommend Darren and thank him for being part of our day
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Paul Hand

18 September 2017

We had the photo shoot in a public place, and so I was a little nervous. However, within minutes of meeting Darren I was relaxed and enjoyed the experience.
Darren has a great way about him and puts you at ease. He is a 'people person', and very professional.
The photos were excellent, and he provides an exceptionally speedy service.
I would highly recommend Darren Salanson Photography.
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Gina Towhidi

14 August 2017

Excellent, very pleased with his work and himself as a person. He had a great manner to make the children at ease during the photo shoot and we all liked to have him around for the lunch party. I will certainly recommend him to all my friends and family.
Thank you for a wonderful job, Darren!
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Cassandra

25 May 2017

Great photographer, very professional, easy to work with. It is hard to find a reliable and trustworthy photographer so I count myself very lucky!

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Tom

3 May 2017

Quick and efficient, did a great job

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Jane

24 April 2017

We loved Darren, he completely captured my daughter 21st Birthday party. Professional, personable and would highly recommend.

23 April 2017

Darren was absolutely fantastic from start to finish. Extremely friendly with every guest at the event! Thank you once again Darren for all your work!

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Muting

23 April 2017

Absolutely awesome photographer, he is super professional, and he took so many great pictures in just one hour. I will definitely hire him for my future events.

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Jane

19 March 2017

Excellent! Very friendly and helpful.

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Geraldine Wood

6 March 2017

I needed a professional photograph to be taken for a new website. Darren responded after an hour and the appointment made within two days. The photo session was very relaxed and the photos exactly what I needed. They were emailed back the same day and all communication was efficient, swift and professional. Thanks Darren. More...

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Alex Halfpenny

30 January 2017

Amazing photographer with top class food stylists and a friendly team.

22 December 2016

I didn't actually meet Darren myself but his communication was great and I had the final photos on the same day as the shoot. Really easy to work with and great shots. More...

9 December 2016

Darren has been very efficient in responding to your bark. Phoned to touch base and discuss quote and feel confident he is the right person for the job!

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Estella

19 September 2016

Booked Darren really last minute. He was really efficient and the pictures were perfect!! Would definitely use him again

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Margi Ross

18 July 2016

I love the photos! The session gave me some shots which are exactly right for what I need. It was great to meet with Darren and the whole session felt easy and relaxed.

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Richard

16 July 2016

Very happy with Darren, the photos were comprehensive without his being too intrusive. Happy to recommend him

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Moritz

30 June 2016

Great service. Will use again.

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Zahra S.

18 May 2016

Darren was an absolute pleasure to work with. He took the most beautiful photos, capturing precious moments of my daughter's birthday. He is not only talented but is also a genuinely kind person! He gave me some fantasic ideas and everything looked wonderful !! I would highly recomend him to everyone and would definitely ask him to cover all future events for me. More...

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Nilesh B.

16 May 2016

Excellent photogrpahy. Very easy to work with. Definitely recommended.

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Natasha

22 March 2016

Excellent service from start to finish. Darren is a very professional photographer and we are extremely happy that we hired him for my niece's photo shoot in Hyde Park, Tower Bridge and Green Park. Darren met all our requirements, was very flexible and didn't mind us changing locations at the last moment. What I liked about Darren is that he wasn't clock watching and did a fantastic job . My niece had unforgettable experience and a lot of high quality pictures to take back to Russia with her. Would use his services again and would highly recommend to everyone . Natasha More...

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David Whittaker

9 February 2016

The Bark process was comparatively easy. Darren responded promptly and with a competitive quote. We spoke and he had a good understanding of the photos I needed. We arranged a photo session at home. Darren has a friendly, relaxed style which put everyone at ease. He provided a gallery of some 60 photos on-line from which we chose 3 different shots to print. All 3 photos ( each one different) were excellent in showing the true character of my friends. It was an enjoyable exercise to provide a unique 40th Anniversary present within budget and on time. Thank you, Darren More...

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Karen Robinson

7 February 2016

We hired Darren for my 50th party which had a 1940's / 50's theme. There were a lot of dancers there of which he took some great action shots. We had a booth in the corner with some props and those pictures were amazing too. Darren managed to capture the whole party atmosphere in all of his shots and a lot of the time we didn't even notice he was taking them. Really pleased with the results and would definitely recommend him. More...

5 February 2016

Darren was very friendly and professional and I would definitely recommend him.

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Tony & Barbara

28 November 2015

Darren came to our home to shoot some portraits of my wife an myself to commemorate our Golden Wedding Anniversary. He produced an excellent range of individual and joint pictures taken in a variety of indoor and outdoor settings. We are delighted with the results.
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31 October 2015

I hired Darren for my 18th Birthday photoshoot party, the pictures are lovely. He took many individual pictures plus many group ones which made it enjoyable and fun for everyone. Made an effort to change backgrounds as well which made the final photos much more interesting. I would definitely recommend Darren Salanson Photography. More...

Q&A

Getting to know the client and really capturing what they want in a photo.

When I had my first child, Eleanor in 2008 I wanted to change the type of photography I did and be more people based.

I like to think, I'm good natured and easy to work with, not everyone likes their photo taken so being calm and approachable is key.