About me

Hi! I’m Daryl Porter and I’m a documentary family and wedding photographer in the wonderful city of Nottingham, but I work all over the UK.

I live in a cosy house with my university love Claire (now wife) and 2 young children Ethan and Isabelle who keep us busy and entertained for hours. Me and Claire met at university, we lived in the same block in halls and soon hit it off, I’ve not been able to get rid of her ever since, not that I’d ever want to of course (love you babe). 

Our kids Ethan and Isabelle are our world, as they grow they become more and more entertaining. There’s only 21 months between them, Ethan’s a bit of a shorty like his dad and they often get mistaken for being twins. It’s amazing how two of your own children can be so different from each other. Ethan is the serious one who loves to play with trains and cars and Isabelle is a proper mother hen, always looking out for everyone, and weirdly she loves to clean.

My favourite things in the world, other than my family, are good food (especially cake, and cheesecake and roast dinner and a good sandwich), YouTube and podcasts, and when I’m not shooting you’ll probably find me chilling on the sofa at home or playing with the kids. I couldn’t live without my family, my phone or my camera. I spend a lot of time listening to podcasts and nothing makes me happier than being out with my camera documenting normal life on the street (street photography) or taking in a good landscape scene.

My love of photography is what got me into documentary photography. I’ve been a photographer for 4 years and I absolutely love it. My photography style is natural and relaxed. I just love capturing all the little and fleeting moments for my awesome families and couples, and the best thing about being a documentary photographer is that I get to capture beautiful memories and enjoy my clients’ reactions when they first see their finished photos.

You’re looking for a photographer who won’t make you pose awkwardly, knows what it’s like to have kids and can capture the uniqueness of your family or your wedding day – and that’s what I do!

Family photography - Your shoot is all about spending quality time together and capturing your children while they’re still cute. Whether it’s your first family photoshoot or your annual family get together, I promise you’ll enjoy yourselves and have those precious memories captured forever.

Family shoots take place in your home and/or in your local park or woods and last between 2 or 8 hours (depending on what you book).

If this sounds like you, then get in touch to book your family shoot!

Wedding photography - My couples are super relaxed, and the last thing they want is a photographer who takes over their wedding day and makes them pose all day.

My wedding photography style is natural and relaxed. I capture all the special and fleeting moments, and let you get on with having a fabulous time. For me the best bit about a wedding day is the chilled in between bits, because it’s a chance for you to have a breather and for me to be creative.

Your wedding is all about marrying your best friend. You don’t care about formalities or worrying about the little things that don’t matter – you just want to have an amazing time with your friends and family.

If this sounds like you, and you don’t think I’m a total weirdo (or maybe you do and you like it!) then get in touch!