For my Wedding Photography portfolio, I’m hoping you will join in me on a journey through my style of wedding photography.

Throughout the rest of this page you will see many of my recent favourite wedding photography images and at times, I’ll take time out to explain the back story or why I particularly love that particular wedding photograph.

There maybe some surprises on the way and you never know, maybe a tear or two.

For the smaller pictures, give them a click to see the larger version.

Remember, the wedding photography blog has the most up to date wedding photography posts and that is updated almost daily.

Throwing of confetti at a wedding
Mum and Groom embrace at the wedding

Wedding Photography: It's all about Humanity

For me, wedding photography is about humanity.  It’s about the love between the couple, but it’s also much more than that.

Contextually, there is so much happening at a wedding.  “Love is all around”, someone said, once and I truly believe that.  As a wedding photographer, it is my responsibility to capture those moments….I like to call it “curating memories”.

It is not my responsibility to make moments happen, it’s simply my responsibility to photograph them.

People, being people…..at weddings.

Bride and her Father at the aisle
Vicar at Wedding
Children arriving at a wedding
Nervous Groom at a Wedding
Bride pulls back her veil at her wedding
Children at a Wedding
Wedding Photography
Emotion at a Wedding
Speech at a Wedding
Emotional Father at a Wedding

My job is to observe and preserve

My job as a wedding photographer is to observe the events unfolding.  I don’t want to intervene or contrive anything.  Sadly, I won’t turn up to your wedding dressed like a ninja with step ladders and six cameras around my neck.

I’ll look just like your guests.  I’ll behave like your guests and you know what, perhaps you won’t even notice me too much throughout the day.

Bride being hugged by friends.

I find Bridal Prep photography helps complete the overal picture of the day.  You’ll see on my notes about Documentary Wedding Photography why I think every story should have a start, middle and an end.

Of course, some brides don’t necessarily relish being photographed during the preparation stage of the day, and that’s fine (I’d say about 30% of my brides choose not to) – the story, through pictures, just starts a little later in the day.

Bride applying her own makeup
Bride fixes dress

The two images above show a different kind of Bridal prep photography.  It’s not staged, or prompted at all.  At no point have I, as the photographer, had any input in these images.

The bride quietly goes about applying her own make-up in the first image and its my job not to interfere with this moment, but still capture it.  Later in the morning, as the bride fixes her dress, her father gazes out of the window wondering about the weather perhaps!  And the family dog and the brides sister (who was a bridesmaid) joining the scene was my cue to click the button.

Bridal Prep Photography
Wedding Photography Bridal Preparation
Bridal Prep
Wedding Photography Preparation

The image above works really well for me as it brings together a whole story within one frame.  The context is the bridal preparation of course, but then you have that element of humanity that is so important, which is the touching hands between the bride and her bridesmaid.

The wedding dress in the foreground adds an extra layer of the story to the scene.

The Wedding Ceremony and the excitement that surrounds it.

I like to shoot around the wedding ceremony, making the ceremony the central part of it’s own mini-story within the story of the day itself.

Once again, I have no intervention here and I like to start shooting the story as guests arrive, as grooms look on nervously, as kids misbehave, as the walks down the aisle and back up again with her new husband and then, the hustle and bustle of the hugs and the congratulations that naturally occur immediately after the wedding.

Granny arriving at wedding ceremony
Wedding Ceremony
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First Kiss at a Wedding
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Ceremony
The Wedding Ceremony

Eye Contact

This is a huge favourite of mine.  The moment and the story is the connection between the father and the groom.  That knowing look and look how proud dad is too.

Wedding Ceremony
Hugging at a Wedding
Hugs
Hugs
Hugs

Throughout this site you will see some full weddings and extended highlights (I call them Photofilms).

Here is Faye and Chris’s wedding at The Rosevine, 2014.

 

Mum and Son at a wedding
Bridesmaid
Little girl at wedding
Kids at a Wedding
Men at a wedding
Bridesmaids
Wedding First Dance
Hampton Court House Wedding Photographer
Hampton Court House Wedding Photography
Hampton Court House Wedding Photography

If you like those last three images above, you might be interested in the full Hampton Court House Wedding Photography blog post that shows the whole wedding.

Alternatively, just press play (remember to go full screen and turn the sound up) on the Photofilm below:

Also, check out my notes about Documentary Wedding Photography

There will see more images and Photofilms and I explain in more detail how I work on the day, and what I will aim to achieve for you at your wedding..

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