Documentary wedding photography is essentially about telling stories. My job, as I see it, is to tell the story of your wedding day exactly as it happened. No gimmicks and no ‘flash’ photography (pun intended). For me, this means all the ups and downs – the laughter, the dancing, the grazed knees, the nerves, the torn dresses, the panic, the love, friends reuniting, the tears, the bad jokes, the lost keys, the lost cars, people absolutely insisting on enjoying themselves and each other – all of it.
Capturing raw, honest emotion in single photographs. Telling stories in single, unposed images rather than just creating a series of pretty snapshots. My intention is to capture the essence of that moment in a single frame so that you’re able to look at that photograph weeks, months or years after it was made and remember how you felt at the time.
Your wedding photos shouldn’t just be a record of your day. They should be something enduring. A place you can revisit to remember the time you had and the people you love.
My approach to your wedding day
The moments you’ll remember don’t need prompting so I won’t be interfering in your day in any way. I won’t be arranging you and your guests into endless, awkward posed photos. Documentary wedding photography doesn’t mean no posed photos but ‘The Formals’ will be kept as informal as possible! I won’t be keeping you away from your friends and family doing wedding portraits for ages either. It’s your day, not mine.
I’ll photograph your wedding from the perspective of your guests. When you look at your photos afterwards I want you to be remembering your day, as it was for you, not remembering what your photographer was doing.
Your wedding, your moments…
The relationships and emotional connections are the most important aspects of the day so those are the moments that I’ll be searching for. I find them in the smallest gestures.
No two weddings are ever the same and each wedding has it’s own unique character and stories. I try to capture that essential character including some of the smaller, quieter moments you might have missed, so you can get on with enjoying your wedding day celebrations with the people you care about the most.
If you like my work and think I might be a good fit for you as your wedding photographer, feel free to get in touch via my contact page or just give me a ring for an informal chat. I’d love to be part of your day!
“We LOVE our pictures – Will is an incredibly skilled craftsman, he is thoughtful, creative, careful and really went many extra miles to make our memories special and personal to us…” – Rachel & Ad
“If I could give 10 stars I would! Will captured our wedding day so perfectly and has given us precious memories that we can keep forever…and it helps that Will is a top guy too!” – Laura & Lee