Why I love Documentary wedding photography

Taking you back to how your wedding day felt

Real moments and Portraits

I love two things above all others on a wedding day – real, unposed, moments and beautiful portraits of you both. And I work as hard as I can on your wedding day to provide you with both of these. This page is all about about why I love to capture real moments as a documentary wedding photographer – and you can read all about how I take creative bride and groom portraits here.

My approach to wedding photography

For the vast majority of a wedding day, I work as a documentary wedding photographer, which means that I capture your day exactly as it happens, naturally, rather than making things happen. It is your day, not mine.

In fact, apart from when I take group photographs of your family and friends, and also portraits of you both (which I only ask for a very short amount of time), nothing will be staged and my aim is that you forget I am even there and just concentrate on having fun and having the best day ever.

Through the moments being real and genuine, your wedding photographs will remind you of not only what your day looked like, but more importantly, they will also take you back to how you felt. 

Genuine emotion

For me, for photographs to have real value and become more and more important to you in the future, it is really important that they are genuine and true to the real moment. I try to capture you and your family and friends exactly as they are, as opposed to me continually asking you to pose and do things. I want your wedding day to be your day, rather than it being what I direct.

Ultimately I want to provide you with a set of photographs which you not only love when you first see them, but which become absolutely invaluable in the future. This is why I believe in capturing real moments and genuine, non-posed emotions.

How do I photograph real, unposed, moments?

In order for me to capture these real moments, I work in a way which will make you feel completely at ease and hopefully you will almost forget that I am there for the majority of the day. I find that the more relaxed you are, the more natural your photographs will be. In fact, one of the nicest things which bride and grooms can say when they look at their wedding photographs for the first time is that they don’t remember the photograph being taken – I love that.

To help achieve this, the cameras which I use are completely silent. The fact my cameras no longer make a noise has made a huge difference and has really helped my obsession with capturing real moments!


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