What Is Documentary Wedding Photography?

Your wedding day is probably the biggest day of your life, a celebration with your loved ones. It's not a photoshoot where you're told what to do all day long. 

I see my role on your wedding day as an observer. There's so much going on, having the access to roam around and tell your story is invaluable. 

Everyone who's been through it before will tell you how quickly your day goes. I don't want to spoil your afternoon by doing group shot after group shot. No "Smile at the camera and say cheese" all day long. This tradition of posing for the camera dates back a hundred years. My style is a very modern approach that tells the beautiful story of your day. 

My aim is to blend into the background and capture moments as they happen, 100% naturally without any posing. I'm an observer, looking for moments and stories to capture. The last thing I want to do is interrupt the flow of your day. I'll be wearing a suit at your wedding so I can blend in with your guests and capture moments without anyone realising I'm there. 

During the afternoon I spend 20-30 minutes with just the two of you, capturing some intimate photos for you to cherish forever. It's more of a walking tour around your venue stopping at beauty spots along the way for some casual photos. 

I often work very close up to the action, using wide angle lenses. When you look back at your photos, that lens choice will make you feel like you're back there at that moment. 

My photographs are about the story, the people, the moments. Capturing smiles and laughter as they happen, rather than asking you to look into my camera all day. 

Have a look through my work and you should get a great understanding of my natural, documentary style. If it resonates with you and you'd like to find out more, please send me an email - I'd love to hear from you. 

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