About Us

Darlington photographers with one vision & real passion


Mary Ashford and Greg Daly specialise in conceptual, documentary photojournalism, and visionary fine art images that possess the WOW factor. Whether they are photographing stunning beautiful brides on their wedding day, or capturing natural fun family or lifestyle portraits, they are renowned for their zeal, charisma and passionate photography. Greg and Mary have collected numerous professional awards and competition nominations to date, including: Images widely published in national press and media, Awards of Excellence and Merit Awards with the MPA and in The Master Photography Awards 2014 and 2013, plus competition WINS in the Golden Jubilee year, including the major FUJI Award accolade with a documentary black and white wedding image at the Master Photography Awards 2012 and runner up in the prestigious and highly contested Epsom black and white portraiture in 2014, plus one photograph which has gained Ashford Daly a major national commercial advertising campaign, with accompanying fully styled PR photo shoot with an accompanying 12 months of magazine publishing credits for imagery created. We were also the first Winner of the Master Photographers Association Yervant Bridal Award 2010, having been in the running for the International Master Photographer of the Year title 2011, winning the Professional Photographer Magnum competition with a photojournalism destination wedding image, being double winners of a London Fine Art Gallery’s competitions in 2011. Featured as a portfolio finalist for Digital SLR User Magazine’s Photographer of the Year 2010, finished among the top eight in the Professional Photographer Press & Documentary Awards Category 2008/2009 (sponsored by Nikon) and shortlisted for the prestigious Professional Photographer of the Year Award 2008/2009. Qualified master photographer Greg Daly, previous member of MPA, SWPP and WPPI.

…to convey your life, your style, your love & passions


Mary and Greg do not so much take photos as create art; snapping images and producing fine art photography are infinitely dissimilar, which is why it is important that clients appreciate the significance and originality of an Ashford Daly production. Imbued with a distinctive vision and signature flair, photographs produced by Mary and Greg aim to capture the narrative of a moment: the infinitesimal details that compose each snapshot of time. Notwithstanding their unbounded passion for creating unique, emotive images, Mary and Greg aim to provide clients with a friendly, personal and thoroughly enjoyable service from start to finish, and right through to the final quality products, within which their imagery is displayed. The pair’s amiable approach to any photo session or photographic assignment, ensures that clients are able to relax in front of the camera, facilitating natural, spontaneous results that are beautiful, inspiring photographs, which are as expressive as they are evocative. Please contact the Darlington based UK Photographers here.