Documentary Wedding Photographer –
UK Wedding Photographer

Documentary Wedding Photographer

Hey, thanks for finding my photos. I am a documentary wedding photographer who loves to capture real moments and emotions to give couples a meaningful and authentic record of their wedding day.

Well, I should say my wedding photography style is mostly documentary. To me it’s about finding the right blend of styles. Through most of the day I take unposed, candid pictures with a dash of very relaxed portraits. It’s about letting the day happen without trying to force things. It’s about making sure it’s a wonderful wedding day and not a wonderful photoshoot.

Documentary Wedding Photography With Style

Simply because a photograph is unposed doesn’t mean it should look like a rough, careless snapshot. Unfortunately I see this quite a lot with documentary-style pictures. I aspire for my documentary wedding photography to have thoughtful compositions, perfect timing and gorgeous colours. Or gorgeous blacks and whites!

Documentary-Style Wedding Photographer
Documentary wedding photography. A bride and groom walk into their wedding breakfast.
Documentary wedding photo of a bride adjusting her father's buttonhole flower.

What is Documentary Wedding Photography?

Documentary wedding photography emphasises natural, unposed moments. It is favoured by couples who do not want to spend lots of time taking posed portraits and many family pictures. Sometimes this approach can be interpreted very strictly, but for me it is just a great starting point – and doesn’t preclude some simple, relaxed couple and group pictures.

Documentary style wedding photo of a wedding ceremony.
Reportage style picture of a bride and bridesmaids waiting in a church in Cambridge.
A bride and her father walking to her wedding.

About Me

The first good photograph I took was of Bob Dylan. It was with a simple 35mm film camera at a music festival many years ago. The picture was just a snapshot, but it captured the spirit of the day – which is what it’s all about.

Photography and music have always been linked for me as I spent many years photographing concerts and musicians for a newspaper. All through this time I was learning how to use a camera and how to photograph people and it was a wonderful way to learn.

Today I’m a wedding photographer and videographer and could not be happier. It would be a pleasure to join you on your wedding adventure and to document your special day.

Documentary wedding photo of a bride being helped to button her dress.
Documentary-style wedding photographer
Documentary wedding photography. A bride and groom sit at their table during a wedding at Wynyard Hall.

Documentary Wedding Photography & Wedding Video Packages

My style of wedding filmmaking mixes beautiful cinematography with a relaxed, intimate feel. It’s not my intention to make your wedding look like a Hollywood movie – that doesn’t feel quite right to me. Perhaps a beautifully filmed independent film – one that’s personal, soulful and unique to you as a couple.

I would be delighted to document your wedding celebrations by photography, film, or both.

Documentary wedding photo of a bride getting ready - her mother is helping her into her shoes.
A bride and groom dancing their first dance.
Documentary wedding photo of a bride's wedding dress covered in confetti.

Testimonials

“We had the pleasure of having Chris photograph our wedding… we were absolutely thrilled with the final images and equally delighted with Chris throughout the day. He made everyone feel at ease, capturing all those special moments, whilst not feeling too intrusive. He also went above and beyond, staying well into the evening to get plenty of images of our evening guests. We would both highly recommend Chris for anyone looking for a truly great wedding photographer.”
D&L, married at South Farm.

“Chris has given us the best wedding gift ever – a chance to relive the happiest day of our lives over and over again through the wedding pictures and videos. He has a wonderful way of capturing the most natural moments.
Patricia & Michael, married at Longstowe Hall, Cambridge.

Chris is an enormously talented photographer and was a wonderful presence at our wedding. He has produced pictures that are nothing short of spectacular and which look both contemporary and timeless.”
J&B, married in Cambridge.

“Chris captured amazing natural shots of everyone. We loved his calming demeanor during the day, his eye for beauty and passion for photography and weddings. He was so keen to capture every key moment and emotion, Chris did it unfailingly.”
Eric and Fiona, married at Pembroke College, Cambridge.