What is Documentary Wedding Photography?

A true and honest record of your wedding day.

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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

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The candid humour

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The emotions

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And those beautiful, easily missed, moments.

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From the Pre Wedding preparations

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Until the first dance & beyond

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

authentic documentary wedding photography moments

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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.

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