unscripted

real moments

documentary WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

 Documentary wedding photography allows your day to flow and gives me permission to run around and capture the genuine moments – in all their unapologetic glory! This is the one morning where you’re going to wake up with your nerves shredded, drink bubbles for breakfast and a couple of hours later be transformed into a pair of BobbyDazzlers.

How I work

You’ve just got married, there’s tears, laughter, the kids are manic there’s more than one social hand grenade at the party and your Best (wo)man is lucky to be alive. The last thing I want to do at this point is line you all up and inflict the word ‘cheese’. So I just let you get on with it. I move around a lot, I give you space, I ask you to look at each other and not the camera and I try and keep the formal photographs to as short a period of time as possible  and have fun whilst doing them. Everybody is a little awkward and self conscious to begin with but a relaxed and natural approach produces genuine moments rather than the stiff, formal and overly staged. 

 

My Approach

It’s not all about about the boisterous and the belly laughs either so I want you to feel at ease  with me through the quiet moments too. I would consider myself  an extroverted introvert with my fair share of social awkwardness…this works in your favour!

I like being around people but I don’t always have to talk and I’m definitely not a shouty photographer. A lot of the time i’m preoccupied  with and looking over your shoulder for a parallel line, shade or shard of light. I also love architecture, landscapes, moody weather and want to incorporate your chosen venue into your images so sometimes I’m just too far away to worry about.

 

A few favs!

  • newly married couple kiss in front of antique window at Carton House Kildare Ireland
  • candid moment of bride spinning in wedding dress
  • portrait of newly married couple with angel statues inside St. Johns Church Tralee Ireland
  • groom struggles to copy his brides dance floor moves during wedding reception
  • woodhall manor LGBTQ wedding portrait with flares
  • candid islington wedding shoe detail image
  • candid photobooth moment in Dyrham Park Hertfordshire
  • emotional bride at Boreham house Chelmsford wedding
  • candid bridal makeup Irish wedding photography
  • London couple embrace in Bloomsbury Square London
  • little flower girl looking longingly at wedding cake Boreham house Essex
  • newly married suffolk couple covered in colourful confetti
  • Dotts Bar Rose Hotel wedding Kerry Ireland
  • candid laughter and misbehaving at Irish wedding
  • Carton House Ireland candid wedding photography
  • bottle runs dry on bridal morning preparation
  • two laughing brides at Camden Town Hall LGBTQ wedding
  • Bride and Groom stand in front of a rural Irish public house in Kerry Ireland
  • Islington town hall ring exchange during same sex wedding ceremony
  • flower girls arrive at Boreham House wedding Chelmsford
  • windsor wedding candid moment between newlyweds and daughter
  • Garden Gate Hampstead evening wedding reception
  • candid moment of best man drinking champagne from the bottle in bright sunshine
  • Dyrham park Hertfordshire wedding dancefloor celebrations
  • same sex wedding couple wander through Islington streets London
  • yorksire bride drinking a pint at wedding reception
  • children playing in the grounds of the Great House Sonning Reading
  • woodhall manor suffolk wedding dancefloor
  • candid moment of relaxed Bride laughing at Glenmore house Surbiton wedding
  • wedding guests play drinking games with red wine at wedding reception
  • engaged lgbtq couple in Blackpool sunshine
  • Offley Place Hitchin confetti shower
  • candid london wedding photography couple kiss in front of blue door
  • Beaumont estate Windsor wedding photography
  • wedding guests at Drapers arms Islington
  • newly married LGBTQ couple drink cocktails in Islington London on their wedding day
  • Yorkshire Bridal party candid wedding photography
  • First dance at the Ned Hotel London
  • candid wedding couple portrait new zealand
  • revellers at Irish wedding reception
  • Groom and Best man standing in the shadows in Barnet church
  • alternative london wedding photography Dyrham Park country club
  • groom heckled by guests at Drapers Arms Islington wedding
  • silhouette portrait of Surrey wedding couple at Glenmore House Surbiton
  • wedding flowers london wedding photography
  • Shell Cottage Carton House Kildare wedding portrait
  • High house Althorne groom and best men wedding morning preparation
  • bouncy castle fun wedding photography
  • Clissold House Hackney wedding reception drinks
  • Bridal party walk to Tockwick church Yorkshire
  • Dead Dolls House dance floor LGBTQ wedding reception

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