Documentary Wedding Photography

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

Documentary wedding photography

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. 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 capturing moments as and when they happen.

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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 the generations.

For me, it’s all about the happiness

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documentary wedding photography

The candid humour

humour
funny humour
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documentary wedding photography

The roller-coaster of emotions

The emotional roller-coaster...
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real moment

And those beautiful, easily missed, moments.

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documentary wedding photography
No posing required - Storytelling photos

This isn’t a photo-shoot - Enjoy your wedding day!

These authentic documentary wedding photography moments make me smile.

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Candid Wedding Photography
proper hugs
hands

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
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Family Formals (I do them... most of the time)