Documentary Wedding Photography

A true and honest record of your wedding day, real compelling storytelling.

The documentary style - Candid & unobtrusive - Real storytelling 

I would never stage an image like this, the bride was getting her dress done up by her mother. The strong window light pouring in created a nice shadow from her wedding shoes, making this a real moment and an interesting image.

I would never stage an image like this, the bride was getting her dress done up by her mother. The strong window light pouring in created a nice shadow from her wedding shoes, making this a real moment and an interesting image.

Why I chose to become a documentary wedding photographer.

Firstly, just to let you know it has many names in the industry, "documentary wedding photography," "wedding photojournalism" and "reportage photography" essentially it describes candid photography. The art of seeing but not to be seen. Natural story telling, nothing contrived or arranged, nothing staged or prompted, just your big day as it happens. I am almost entirely a natural light photographer, by using fast prime lenses I am able to keep shooting in most lighting conditions, without resorting to flash. This helps me to stay unobtrusive and not draw attention. I will not be there to move and arrange things around, I simply observe the day unfold, capturing stunning images as and when they happen.

A real and honest record of your day, told in a documentary wedding photography style and processed to a very high standard with no fad techniques will result in a beautiful set of images, that will be as tasteful & elegant now, as they will be in many generations.

Your guests can pose, but I won't make you.

Your guests can pose, but I won't make you.

The Wedding Day Flow - No Interference

Traditional photography done well is fine, but I feel you should be free to enjoy your day without any interruptions. It is your big day after all and shouldn't feel like a photo shoot, that is why I love working the way I do, silent and unobtrusive. Weddings are usually an all day event so when I am hired to photograph a wedding, I like to tell the whole story and not miss a thing. When you and your family look back at the images, many years from now you can truly re-live and relish in the memories from your amazing day.

Get in touch today to check availability for your wedding.

Here is a selection of beautiful "real" moments.

No posing required - Storytelling photos
Storytelling wedding photograph
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Tender

Tender

real moments
Timeless

Timeless

Happy

Happy

Fun

Fun

Just Married

Just Married

The "all eyes on you" moments

The "all eyes on you" moments

Emotional

Emotional

Loving

Loving

From bride prep

From bride prep

Until Party

Until Party

A Few minutes for some Relaxed Couple Time

A fine set of documentary wedding photographs can be beautifully complimented by some really relaxed and natural portraits. This is a nice time for you to take a small break from the wedding day. This part is totally optional, and many couples will not necessarily need or want some portraits or group photos. 

Couple Time

And the groups (I do them... most of the time)

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