Relaxed, candid, natural.

Documentary, reportage, photojournalistic.

Blah, blah, blah.......

Does it ever feel like there are A LOT of words floating about in the world of wedding photography? Is it getting a bit bamboozling trying to get your heads around what it all means?

Then read on.

Documentary Wedding Photography
Documentary Wedding Photography

Documentary Wedding Photography


Documentary Wedding Photography

The couples that book me to photograph their wedding want their day, their way, one to remember FOREVER.

A big part of that is the photographs, images to take you right back

Documentary Wedding Photography

I aim to fit right in, hidden in plain sight.

Quite often at weddings I get asked by someone how I know the couple, as though I'm a friend, rather than a vendor 😊

Fab Photos | No Posing | No Faff

Documentary Wedding Photography

1. Real Moments

Maybe this could go without saying, that as a reportage wedding photographer, I don't stage things.

It's about being in the right place at the right time to document the real stuff, the real memories.

2. Storytelling

Trying to tell a story within a single image can be a challenge. But it's one that documentary wedding photographer takes on with gusto!

This image of the boy being held back as I tries to reach for a donut tells a story I feel. In fact, in won an award from the WPJA (Wedding Photojournalist Association) so they thought so too!

Award winning wedding photography

3. Interaction and Connection

So much of what I do is about people, about how they behave and how they interact with one another.

This image is of the Bride's parents, just at the start of the wedding ceremony. It's one of her favourite images from the day because if what it captures. That connection between them, the pride in seeing their daughter get married

4. Perspective

This goes hand in glove with storytelling, about seeing things from a different point of view. Whether it's in a creative sense and looking for unusual angles or framing. Or in a more literal sense, to add to the narrative of the storytelling. This image was taken at a wedding at the Electric Cinema in Birmingham where I was able to get behind one of the guests. To be able to show the ceremony through his eyes.

5. Capturing the Details

Although I said in point 3 that documentary wedding photography is mainly about people, there other elements to the story of the day too.

So many choices that the couple make in creating a day that reflects them as a couple. that makes their wedding different for all the others.

Like this couple who got married in a church, but then had a tractor ride back to their farm reception.

Showing the details that made the day, but in a way that adds to the story

Worcestershire Farm Wedding