Documentary Wedding Photographer

A lot of couples ask me, what is a documentary style wedding photographer? So I though a quick introduction may be useful; here goes...


Documentary wedding photography, also referred to as reportage wedding photography or photojournalism wedding photography is my photographic style. Long gone are the days of weddings being stiff, formal affairs, so your wedding photography needn't be either. With so much to think about on your wedding day, many couples say that their wedding flew by in 'a bit of a blur'; documentary wedding photography provides unobtrusive, natural and candid photographs which will give you a sincere narrative of your wedding day, pictures you can look back on in years to come and think "wow, that was us". 

My aim as a documentary wedding photographer in Surrey is to be your eyes and observe your day for you. You can't be everywhere, but I try my very best to be in all the right places, anticipating the big moments, as well as the little moments in between, which can often pass you by in the blink of an eye.

At some point during the day, I like to take a little time out with you both for some pictures of just the two of you, usually sometime during your drinks reception or before the dancing begins. I never keep a couple away for too long, usually around 15-20 minutes, so you can get back to making memories with the people that mean the most to you.

As time goes on your wedding photos will become more and more precious to you; the flowers may wilt, the wedding dress may be stored, but your photos will remain, becoming the only way you will have to reconnect to your wedding day. That's why documentary style wedding photography is so special: there's no forced fun, no staging, no fake moments, the images captured will be completely personal to you, reflecting the love, honesty, humour and emotion of your wedding day.

To find out if I'm available for your wedding, get in touch using the form on the Contact me page