Close-Up Magician for weddings and Parties

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Hello – my name’s Max Durdant-Hollamby and I’m a close-up Magician working in Brighton and Hove and Sussex.


I provide magical entertainment for events, weddings and parties. Close up Magic creates a wonderful atmosphere at any event – it entertains and amazes guests leaving them with a unique and memorable experience.  As a Close-up Magician I walk amongst guests and perform magic no more than a couple of feet away. I  mainly perform card magic with a few unexpected twists!

“A great young magician with fabulous inter-personal skills entertaining the young and not so young in a fabulous way.” Michael Collins, CEO Goldcrest Ltd


In addition to performing at events I also love to teach magic. I have taught magic to students for over a year now and it’s a great skill for young people to learn. It’s an excellent way to develop inter-personal skills and and to help build confidence, meet people and make friends. And it’s a great alternative to screen time, increasing concentration and manual and mental dexterity. And most importantly, it’s a lot of fun!

“My boys really look forward to their lessons with Max.  He has a great rapport with both boys (aged 10 and 12) and the magic they have learnt has really helped to build their self- confidence and social skills.  It is also wonderful to see them focused and self motivated when it comes to practicing their new tricks.  It has been a truly magical experience!!” Giselle

“My lessons are fun, and I love learning new tricks and showing my magic tricks to my friends.  Max is kind and fun to learn with”  Sammy, age 10

“My lessons are so much fun that I can’t wait for the next one. I absolutely love the concept of magic, I also love fooling my friends!  MAX IS THE BEST MAGIC TEACHER EVER!!!!!!” Jasper, age 12

I hope you enjoy the video – thanks for watching and I look forward to hearing from you!

Please call 07539 012292     email:

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“I am truly impressed by not only the amazing quality of the Wedding photos that Kim and Anne-Marie produced for us, but also the creativity in which they compiled the artbook for us, and the genuine kindness and warm atmosphere they created on the day.

I have to admit, we aren’t usually very comfortable in front of the camera, but Kim and Anne-Marie really put us at ease, which in turn created a really natural, relaxed look.

They were not at all intrusive or too directional like many wedding photographers can be – we hardly noticed they were there! They managed to capture the truly magical elements of the day, unique split second moments, the romantic atmosphere and all the small details which many would normally overlook.

We’ve got some amazing memories of our special day from KDH, and looking at the photos takes us right back to those moments, enabling us to re-live them all over again. It was a pleasure ‘working’ with Anne-Marie and Kim (both pre wedding, on the day, and post wedding) and I would highly recommend them to any other bride and groom.”     

Sarah Selway, manager South Lodge Hotel


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“After researching and planning my wedding I had lots of idea’s for the big day… KDH really went above and beyond to make sure they delivered all that I wanted, from the start to the end of the celebration.

As I had lots of group shoots they even brought an extra assistant to ensure they still had time to capture all the little details in the venue. I have found them to be very quick, courteous and professional, and received so many lovely pictures from them that I will treasure forever.

Thanks again to Annie-Marie, Kim and Yolanda for all your hard work!! ”

Charlotte & Dan

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“We wanted to write to say a huge thank you for the beautiful photographs you took of our wedding day a couple of weeks ago. The more we look through the photos with friends and family the more we love them!

You captured both of us so well in a stylish, relaxed and elegant way. So many people have said that they are the best wedding photographs they have ever seen. The shots we will treasure the most are the ones with our two daughters on the steps outside Buxted Park, which to us are priceless.”

David and Fay


“You are two great people! Thanks for helping to make our wedding day such a truly happy and unforgettable event.

You made Alan and I feel like celebrities and made all our guests feel very relaxed. We are absolutely thrilled with our photos. Our guests said they looked like pages of a glossy magazine.

You have captured every detail of our day, making everyone a star and even shots of our table decorations look like works of art.

Our artbook is a thing of beauty! A real masterpiece! It is unique and we love the contemporary and elegant approach. Everyone comments how stunning it is and that they’ve never see anything quite like it.

From cover to cover we have lasting memories forever. Thank you for your professionalism and for doing such a superb job.”

Ali and Alan Clewley


“From the moment we saw some of your previous work at Buxted Park and after looking at your website we knew you were the right photographers for us. You were both a pleasure to meet and have at our wedding and we would recommend you highly. We are now deciding whether we want a photobook or album created and when we have decided will be in touch. Many thanks again,”

Louise and David at Buxted Park Hotel in East Sussex


“Sussex Wedding photographers Kim and Anne-Marie helped make our special day a real pleasure. They made us feel completely relaxed about our Photography for Wedding photos, gently suggesting ideas and poses, and the results are really lovely – creatively taken and beautifully composed. Tony and I and our two witnesses look just as happy as we felt on the day, not the least bit stiff and formal. Our families are delighted and so are we.”


“KDH Photo, wedding photographers in Kent and Sussex were brilliant – arriving in good time on the day and being a very calm and soothing presence in a rather hectic environment! They were friendly and chatty, putting everyone at their ease – yet unobtrusive as well, allowing us to focus on the day whilst being totally confident that we would get lovely photos. And we were not disappointed – the photos are truly stunning and really capture every element of our special day. We’re so delighted with them – everyone looks relaxed and happy, and the spirit of the day really shines through the photographs…we will treasure them always! Thank you so much to you both for being so lovely, well organised and efficient, and for giving us the best wedding photographs we could have asked for. All our guests have commented on how beautiful they are, and we have so many amazing memories to look back on!  Thank you so much again!”

Poppy and Chris.


“Dear Kim and Anne-Marie, From the time Cal and I first met you we knew that we had chosen the right photographers to record our special day. We would like to thank you both for the fabulous photographs which truly captured the joy and beauty of our wonderful day at Newick Park which provided such a lovely setting. Everyone has commented on how excellent the style and quality of the photos are and how natural and happy everyone looked. The Artbook is amazing and it is so great to have such a special reminder of our wedding day. We would highly recommend you to anyone wanting to ensure the perfect record of their perfect day! ”

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“Wow! The Photography for Wedding photos are amazing we love them. Thank you again-they are incredible and I’d like to thank Anne-Marie especially, she really helped calm and reassure me when we were getting ready and during the whole day we were unaware of you guys taking photos. It was great ! xx”

Kerry and Paul Calderbank at Buxted Park Hotel in East Sussex


“Thanks again for doing such a great job, everyone who has seen the photos loves them, and everyone has commented on how slick and unobtrusive you were on the day.Best wishes”

Fred and Lucy at Penshurst Place

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“Just wanted to say a huge Thank You for Sunday!  Thanks for the pictures – they are AMAZING!!!!  Wow, we are really happy. I’ve had so many compliments on how gorgeous the photos are and how un-obtrusive you both were on the day. We had an amazing day and we were extremely grateful to you for the way in which you got everyone through the formal shots so quickly. Everyone said to me (including my Mother) how un-intrusive you both were when taking the photos, which is just what we wanted. Thanks for making it such a pleasurable experience. Ben, who hates having his photo taken, said that he didn’t feel at all on show, and you both put him at great ease. Thank you again!”

Emma and Ben at Newick Park Hotel


“We’d like to thank you for your part in making Elizabeth and Robby’s wedding day at The Ravenswood very special. We love the gorgeous photographs and are very pleased to have such wonderful reminders of a truly beautiful day. Thanks so much for working with us and being so helpful and friendly. Please feel free to use us as a reference should you wish.”

Karen and Stuart Mitchell at The Ravenswood Hotel, East Sussex


“Thank you so much for capturing our day so beautifully. You did not miss a moment and somewhow managed to be everywhere without being noticed or in the way. Our photos are just stunning and you were so efficient in sending them to us, less than a week after the wedding! We cannot wait to fill our house with your shots and we will definitely be getting back to you in the future to organise an album. We’d recommend you to anyone looking for wedding photographers. Thanks again, ”

Jo and Kevin O’Sullivan x


“Anne-Marie and Kim were the perfect team creating us the photos we really wanted rather than the norm – we are both really pleased with how they met our needs and worked with us before, during and after our special day and would highly recommend them’

Lauren and Mick


“Kim and Anne Marie were fantastic! Such lovely people who treated our wedding like it was the only one. They both made us feel very special and the photographs truly reflected our personalities and the fun we had on the day. Our coffee table book has been greatly admired by friends and family and it has given us wonderful memories of the day that will last forever.”

Alexa and Andy

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“Dan and I would just like to thank you both very much for all your help, patience and creativity on the day of our Wedding. We loved every photo you took and you captured the magic of the day perfectly. A truly amazing Newick Park Hotel Winter Wonderland it was! We would recommend you to any Bride and Groom in the future. Thank you!”

Dan and Sarah

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……’Amazing, stunning, work of art’….these are just some of the words our family and friends have used to describe our beautiful wedding book. Ann-Marie and Kim have provided us with a perfect momento of our wedding and we could not reccommend them highly enough…..thanks again!! ”

John and Claire Spink

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“Its all in the detail! As professional Designers we both had incredibly high expectations for our wedding photography. Kim and Anne-Marie shared our eye for detail and passion for great photography. We could’t be happier with our photos, they effortlessly capture the spirit of the day and everybody who sees them (including us) can’t help but crack a smile! “Many thanks for sending through the pics, they are absolutely FANTASTIC! Ellie and I spent many happy hours looking through them whilst we were on honeymoon and are very, very pleased with your work, it’s perfect. Many thanks once again, you must be the best wedding photographers out there”

Steve and Ellie

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“Hi KDH, Paul and I just wanted to say a big thank you to you both for your great work on the photos and album.  We are really happy with all the photos and the album is absolutely beautiful!  Was fantastic to get it to show off before Christmas! All the best,”

Kristie and Paul Naha-Biswas

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“Guy and I wanted to thank you so much for being the photographers on our Wedding Day. Everyone loved the pictures so much and Guy and I still look at them regularly as a reminder of such a wonderful day.  You were both so nice to work with and AM was brilliant in the morning when we were all getting ready.  You are both very skilled and were worth every cent.  We will be sure to recommend you to future friends in need of a photographer.” Thanks again and best wishes,

Lynne and Guy

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“Wow wow!! We Absolutely LOVE our photos!!! They are amazing, we were so excited to see them!! We were SO uber-happy to receive your photos; we cannot begin to thank you both enough! All of our friends have said to us that you were barely noticeable, and yet you have captured close shots of the really special moments, and wonderful individual photos of our friends and family, thank you SO much again. I remember asking for a lot of photos when we met with you, and we really do have LOTS of photos!! Fantastic! ”

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“I am so chuffed that you were our photographers. I said from the first time I saw your work that if I was ever to get married, the only people I would want taking my photographs would be you two. Of all the 100’s of websites I’ve looked at, no-one else comes even close. Your images say so much more that all the others and have so much life and movement. Thank you so much for being so wonderful and talented on our special day.”

Abbey and Tom Willings

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“Thank you so much for our stunning Wedding Photography. Your incredibly relaxed yet friendly and professional attitude were exactly what we had hoped for. We searched all of England for a photographer and no-one came close to your work. So many of our guests have commented about how great you were on the day and we’d strongly concur: you made everyone feel relaxed, made the family shots fun and really captured the happiness of the day. You made us both feel extremely comfortable in front of the camera and allowed us to revel in the experience. The Artbook is an incredible piece of work; a work of art. It’s more than we possibly imagined it to be. Thank you both so much for everything!”

Jo and Richard Vaughan

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“Just wanted to say that we absolutely love our photography and our artbook. All our friends have commented on how great you both were on the day and how different and stylish the photos were.You captured everything so professionally and perfectly. I will recommend you to everyone, of course. Thank you both so much. ”

Claire and Richard Emery


“Thank you so very much for the wonderful photography and artbooks, we are absolutely delighted with the outcome.The photos have captured the day perfectly and we will highly recommend you to everyone!”

Rebecca and Charlie


“We are absolutely delighted with the beautiful photos you’ve taken for us. We also wanted to say a huge thank you for being so fantastic on the day and that you helped make our wedding extremely special. It was amazing how you managed to be so professional yet relaxed and easy-going at the same time and all our guests have commented on how great you both were. We knew you were the best from the start. Many thanks,”

Zoe and Matt Oakman

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“The best wedding photography we’ve ever seen! Words can’t describe how happy we are with our fabulous photos and how we’d recommend you to anyone looking for something that bit special. From first meeting you, to fitting in with our guests in the day, to getting the photos out so quickly after the wedding, to the end product which is our amazing artbook, you have been first class. You’ve managed to capture the happiness of the day and the book is something very very special. Our friends were equally impressed and said you made us look like film stars and have never seen wedding photography as good as yours. Many thanks,”

Paul and Becky Reader

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“We are so thrilled with the totally fantastic photos you’ve taken of our wedding and for your fantastically relaxed and professional way in which you both work. You are such a talented and amazing couple! We have been inundated with compliments on your work and how you were on the day. Thanks a Billion”

Fiona and Sean Bowles

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“Wow. What can we say. What a fantastic day captured by your stunning wedding photography. We are the envy of all our friends! You were both absolutely amazing! Thank you so much for capturing such beautiful images of our special day!”

Katie and Ross

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“AWESOME PICTURES! What can I say – they are brilliant and so were you two. You managed to capture the atmosphere of the day which was so important to us. Everyone who’s seen the book says how amazing it is. Fab is an understatement. It’s brilliant. Thanks so much”

Mel and Tony Browne






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