Style & Approach
Documentary Wedding Photography
What is Documentary Wedding Photography?
What is most important to you about your wedding photography?
What are you hoping to see when you get your photos?
If it’s lots of posed images, dresses hung in trees or close up shots of your wedding rings, that’s not me.
If it’s pictures of people celebrating with you, laughing, crying, crying with laughter and generally having a great time, pictures of funny and unexpected moments, then please read on.
You want your photos to be as true a reflection of your wedding as possible. Not a cookie cutter approach to your day.
If someone pointed you my way, it was because you want a photographer on the lookout for those moments which, when captured in a photograph, take you back in time and help you relive your wedding day.
I also don’t go in for faking it in Photoshop. Yes, I will make adjustments to colours to keep them authentic but trends like de-saturated greens and those brown tinted photos you see all over Instagram – absolutely not!
You want a wedding photographer driven to capture the real story of your big day – the tears, the laughter, the tears of laughter, the chest bumps, the fist pumps and your Grandma’s spicy dance moves (it’s the #salsalessons)!
Your wedding photography shouldn’t be stage-managed. Be yourself, enjoy your day and the rest will take care of itself!
Are you looking for wedding photographs that reflect your day, naturally, just the way it happened? Then I’d love to hear from you!
the bigger picture
While I’m constantly on the lookout for moments that will document your day, it’s about so much more than snap shots!
You want your images to tell the bigger picture.
One of the greatest compliments is when people look at their wedding photography and tell me they get a real sense of “being there”.
To get that feeling in your images, you want a photographer who will get stuck into the action of your wedding day.
We wanted our wedding photography experience to be fun, candid, and un-intrusive, and boy did Rob deliver. The pictures are incredible, and really capture the spirit of the whole day. You can feel the movement and the laughter in every shot. Thank you so much Rob for capturing our day so perfectly, allowing us to relive it over and over, and also for contributing so much to how incredibly FUN the day was. I keep trying to think of excuses I’ll have in the future to hire a photographer again. I cannot recommend enough!Elle & Sam
fun & energy
Getting stuck in doesn’t mean I’ll be getting in the way or, standing right in your face as you say your vows – far from it. I’m always aware of remaining as unobtrusive as possible.
But wedding days are full of energy and you want your wedding photos to reflect that. Whether that involves your friends on the dance floor or, simply the reaction to a good joke, then I’ll be on the lookout for it!
“We are so unbelievably happy with our wedding photos, and on the day Rob was brilliant, he captured everyone and everything exactly how the day felt and he was such a joy to be around! Our guests loved him just as much as we do!”Emily & Tom
photos with feeling
You want to look back on your images and be able to relive your wedding day. That’s the point of having them, right?
You want a photographer who will be looking out for those moments that give you a sense of the occasion.
Some of these images may be more obvious, the father of the bride seeing his daughter in her dress for the first time or, the emotion on your face as you exchange your vows.
Other images, might be less obvious. It could be the flower girls watching you as you arrive at the church, maybe it’s the tears you didn’t see your sister wipe from her eyes!
Whatever it is, you want a photographer who is on their toes at all times, a photographer always looking out for these little in-between moments, moments that tell the whole story of your wedding day.
“If I were to recommend Rob to my best friend I’d say DO IT! You will not regret it, you’ll get bubbly photographer, receive beautiful romantic portraits and stunning images that are bursting your wedding back to life so you can relive it again, and again! We definitely made the right decision!”Sean & Charlotte
the REAL you
I want you to look at a photo and recognise it as you, the two of you and how you were together in that moment. Not just your personality but the way you feel about each other.
Being told that my photography “captured the real us” is worth so much more to me than awards. This is what really matters.
Being able to capture your personality in an image is something I constantly strive for.
“We love each and every single one, you have captured our personalities perfectly.”Nicola & Joe
The details, your dress, your flowers, your table plan all matter, of course they do but when push comes to shove, these are not the images you will end up printing or, even, treasuring half as much as you will the pictures of you, together, enjoying your day with friends and family.
The heart of my wedding photography, is about the people you love, the hugs, the kisses, the high fives, your vows, the laughter, the tears and losing yourselves on the dance floor. Those are the moments that you really want to remember.
This is the real story of your wedding.