What is Documentary Wedding Photography?
A true and honest record of your wedding day.
How I work as a documentary wedding photographer.
Documentary wedding photography, also commonly known as "wedding photojournalism" and "reportage photography" essentially describes a very hands off, candid approach to photography.
My style is all about natural story telling.
I’m not a fan of arranging, directing, staging or prompting anyone or anything, I simply document weddings as they happen, as such I never work from a traditional “shot list”. The flash will always stay in the kit bag until the evenings party, by using fast prime lenses I am able to keep shooting in most lighting conditions, without resorting to flash and drawing attention.
I simply observe the day unfolding & creatively document them.
Family Heirlooms - Priceless
I feel weddings must be beautifully documented and tastefully edited without any awful faddy techniques.
Photography is priceless, precious now & even more so many years down the line.
I get great joy knowing that I help keep memories fresh and that the wedding photographs & albums may be passed down and enjoyed through generations. Below are some examples of moments that I feel just cannot/should not be posed.
For me, it’s all about the happiness
The candid humour
And those beautiful, easily missed, moments.
From the Pre Wedding preparations
Until the first dance & beyond
This isn’t a photo-shoot - Enjoy your wedding day!
authentic documentary wedding photography moments
A Few minutes for some Relaxed Couple Time
A fine set of documentary wedding photographs can be beautifully complimented by some really relaxed, 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 but I am really more than happy to do these.