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I am an award winning documentary wedding photographer working in an honest, natural, photojournalistic style.

I have been a photographer for all my working life, with a background rooted in editorial photography and photojournalism. I bring this twenty year+ experience to my wedding photography, documenting wedding days as if I was a shooting a reportage photo essay for a magazine. Capturing the atmosphere, the characters, the fleeting moments, the emotions - good photography is fundamentally good storytelling. I believe that the best wedding photography focuses principally upon the people. When you look back at a wedding it is to the story and emotions of the day. It’s the story of two people making a commitment in front of family and friends - that is what my photography aims to capture forever.

My approach is to shoot using the natural light as much as possible to remain unobtrusive and retain the character of the scene. Not interfering, or creating contrived situations but quietly observing and anticipating the capture of timeless images. Good documentary wedding photography should give you a visual record of the day that you will look back at for years to come and smile. Images that you will want to hang on your wall. It is all about recording memories. Someone who was not there on the day should get the feeling that they may well have been, just by following the story of the day in your wedding photographs.

Hopefully this website should give you a good idea of the style of my work.

If this informal and natural documentary approach to wedding photography, rather than the traditional approach of endless staged shots and group shot after group shot, appeals to you please do contact me to discuss your wedding plans and my photography.

RECENT WORK

A London wedding - Diana & John

Last Saturday Diana and John had a London wedding. The ceremony was at St Vedast alias Foster - an elegantContinue »

RSA wedding - Carolyn & Richard

Saturday’s groom, Richard, said in his speech that after proposing to Carolyn, he imagined a small weddingContinue »

Great Fosters wedding - Taryn & Chi-pa

Great Fosters near Egham in Surrey, a wedding venue that was originally a King’s hunting lodge and was theContinue »

Newick Park hotel wedding - Katy & David

Newick Park hotel and St Margaret’s church in Buxted, both under deep blue skies and strong autumn sunshineContinue »

Horsley Towers wedding - Elizabeth & James

Horsley Towers - it’s as if someone dropped a fairytale French chateau from the Loire valley into theContinue »

Statue detail at Huntsham Court

Huntsham Court wedding - Sarah & Mark

Huntsham Court - a Victorian Gothic mansion near Tiverton in Devon, close to the Somerset border and theContinue »

St Michael

Mickleham wedding - Shizuka & Greg

The picturesque Surrey village of Mickleham, next to Box Hill, was the location for Shizuka and Greg’sContinue »

St Bartholomew the Great wedding - Eliza & Mike

The Priory church of St Bartholomew the Great in Smithfield and Christ Church in Spitalfields. Eliza and Mike&#Continue »

Birds take flight in a field shot on a Fujifilm X100S

Holiday snaps with the Fujifilm X100S

Something different as a blog post now. Not weddings but some of my holiday snaps from last week! The FujifilmContinue »

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