About Bev Downie


So you are thinking about booking me to photograph your wedding – that is brilliant!  I can’t wait to meet you and to hear all about your plans for your wedding day.  Perhaps you might like to know who I am and what makes me tick? I began photographing weddings and portraits as a full-time career in 2006 and I have been doing so ever since.  I love it!  For a number of years I shot alongside my husband, Barrie Downie but now I am working for myself.  The results speak for themselves – I am an Honorary Fellow of the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers and I have judged and spoken internationally as well as winning many awards for my wedding and portrait photography.

Every wedding is so different, I adore seeing the dress for the first time, I’ll sing the hymns, mix with your guests and have a laugh with them, I’ll shed a tear at the speeches, boogie with Grandad and at the same time capture your day through the eyes of a professional photographer who understands what it takes to produce amazing images.

As well as photography, I also work part time at St Wilfrid’s Hospice in Chichester, which is very close to my heart.  The benefit for you is that as wedding photography is not my only income, my wedding photography pricing is very reasonable so do get in touch – you may be quite surprised!

I have lived just outside of Chichester in West Sussex for twelve years and I count myself blessed to live in such a beautiful area.  I’m a country girl at heart and I love photographing weddings and portraits in the South of England.  I have photographed weddings in Italy and France as well as travelling extensively in the UK but as a Sussex wedding photographer I am now concentrating on photographing weddings closer to home.

Aside from photography, my great loves are Gillie my gorgeous black labrador; archery; great white sharks; wine and of course chocolate but most of all I love meeting people and sharing my passions with them.