Thanks for taking the time to look at our website and for your interest in our work. We are Jeff and Sarah Ascough, two professional photographers who are based in the UK. We met in 1989, got married in 1994, and have been inseparable ever since.
We have dedicated our entire lives to the art and craft of photography. Taking pictures is how we have earned our living for over 25 years and it is also how we like to relax. We honestly do live and breathe photography.
Our photography is all about people; the exploration of the relationships people have with each other and the environment around them. So if we aren’t shooting a wedding, you will often find us covering the streets and landscapes of wherever we are in the world.
We always work together. That’s what makes us so unique. We know each other inside out and even though our images reflect each other’s personality, they sit alongside each other harmoniously.
Jeff first brought the 'fly-on-the-wall' street and documentary style to British weddings in the mid 1990’s. Industry bible, American Photo, in its inaugural list of the ten best wedding photographers in the world, acknowledged this when they wrote, “The first photographer in the UK to shoot weddings with a photojournalist’s style.”
Professional Photographer magazine called him, “Britain’s most celebrated wedding photographer..the father of documentary wedding photography.”
Today our name continues to be linked with this style of wedding photography and even though our photographic coverage now includes elements of portrait, street, and landscape photography, the concept of photographing a wedding in real time without influencing what is happening in front of the camera, remains the most important thing to us. We both strive to produce compelling, authentic images which are timeless and emotive. We don’t take snaps!!
Our work is known throughout the world and has appeared in magazines and newspapers across Europe and America. Our wedding images have appeared in;
The Washington Post
British Journal of Photography
The Master Photographer
Wedding Photography Select
Professional Photographer USA
CeCi Style New York
Digital Photo Pro
The Wedding Vine
Rock My Wedding
You & Your Wedding
Wedding & Home
Wedding Venues & Services
Our work has taken us across the length and breadth of the UK and Europe. During the past five years alone we have covered weddings in France, Belgium, Switzerland, Holland, Italy, and Romania. We are vastly experienced when it comes to working overseas and truly enjoy the challenge that working in a different countries provides.
Variety is the spice of life and that is so true when it comes to weddings. We have photographed weddings for people from all walks of life and enjoy the variety that our diverse client base brings. Our smallest wedding was for just six people and the largest for over 500. Along the way we have covered one or two well known faces, but what makes us unique within the celebrity wedding scene, is that every one of our clients has booked us directly. We have never been the faceless photographers brought in by a wedding planner. As such we are used to dealing with image rights, non disclosure agreements, agents, magazines and press.
Our wedding clients include;
‘Radiohead' guitarist Ed O’Brien
'Liberty X' singer Jessica Taylor and England cricket star Kevin Pietersen
TV star and 'Strictly Come Dancing' winner Jill Halfpenny
'Baywatch' and '24' star John Allen Nelson
'The Doors' and Elvis Presley bass player Jerry O. Scheff
England football legend Kevin Keegan for his daughter Laura
'Roxy Music' guitarist Phil Manzanera for his daughter Chloe
Lady Rebecca MacMillan
Amy Winehouse’s brother Alex
TV Soap and West End star Ian Kelsey
Celebrity lawyer and daytime TV star Dean Dunham
Leicester Tigers RFC chairman Peter Tom
TV presenter Libby Potter
TV Soap and West End Actress and Laurence Olivier Award nominee Nicola Hughes
MP Glenda Jackson for her son Dan Hodges
Rolling Stones photographer Michael Joseph for his son Jay
Aston Villa legend and club Ambassador Ian Taylor
Crystal Palace Captain Scott Dann
Blackburn Rovers striker Danny Graham
Everton, Bolton Wanderers, Preston striker Jermaine Beckford
Middlesbrough and Derby County defender Chris Riggott
Derby County defender Steve Elliott
From Jeff’s first days at school, people have tried to come to grips with our surname. Admittedly, it isn’t the easiest surname to pronounce. It’s origins are firmly in the North - the records can’t decide if it was in Yorkshire or Lancashire that the name originated - but we have family in Yorkshire and we live in Lancashire so we should have it covered between us all. By far the most common pronunciation of Ascough is “Ay-scoe” but the correct one is actually “As-coff” but it doesn't really matter, we pretty much answer to anything :)