Best UK Documentary Wedding Photographer

Best UK Documentary Wedding Photographer - This is reportage

This is Reportage – Top UK Wedding Photographer of the year

Best UK Documentary Photographer 2023

Totally excited to share that I’ve been named the UK photographer of the year by ‘This is Reportage’. This award means a lot to me, as the focus is on documentary wedding photography, telling the story of my couples wedding day in a natural way – I document, not direct. More on this later…

One of the things that I love most about my job as a wedding photographer is the opportunity to meet and photograph amazing people from all around the world. Every wedding is unique, with its own distinct style, location, budget, and other characteristics, but the common thread that ties them all together is – the people. Whether I’m photographing a grand, elaborate affair or an intimate celebration, the best part of the job is getting to capture the special moments and memories that my clients will treasure for a lifetime.

The award-winning images that I have captured at various weddings are a testament to the joy and emotion that I have had the privilege of documenting. From the tearful vows and heartfelt speeches to the joyous celebrations and intimate moments, each image tells a story and preserves a memory. As a photographer, it is an honour and a privilege to be able to capture these moments and create images that will be treasured by my clients for years to come.

Best UK Documentary Wedding Photographer - This is Reportage
grooms speech at vinehouse middleton lodge

Crying at wedding with bride orangery settringham

borthwick castle wedding photography

Best UK Documentary Wedding Photographer - This is Reportage

Best UK Documentary Wedding Photographer - This is Reportage

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What is Reportage Wedding Photography and why does it matter?

Reportage wedding photography is at the heart of what I do. I take a documentary approach to my couples wedding day – which means I aim to capture real, authentic moments as they happen for the most part of the day. This means there is no posing or staged photographs. I don’t interrupt or interfere. Instead I aim to capture the true essence of the wedding day and tells the story of the event in a natural, unobtrusive way.

This style of photography is not only more meaningful to my couples, it’s also more relaxed. This means it’s a perfect way to have the wedding day documented if you don’t like the idea of photographs. I know that sounds a bit strange, but basically if couples don’t really relish the idea of being in front of the camera, then this style of photography is perfect. Documenting not directing means that the results are more candid, authentic and full of emotions. Reportage photography is a perfect way to capture the genuine atmosphere of the day.

Who are This is Reportage?

This is Reportage is an organisation dedicated to showcasing the best in documentary wedding photography. It focuses on capturing authentic, candid images that showcase real moments and emotions, rather than posed or staged shots. The organisation believes that these genuine, unscripted moments are the most meaningful parts of any wedding, and it works to preserve them through the art of documentary photography.

As a community, This is Reportage is committed to supporting and promoting the work of talented photographers from around the world. It serves as a resource for both professionals looking to showcase their skills and for brides and grooms searching for the perfect photographer to capture their special day. The organisation’s awards program recognises and celebrates both individual frames and series of images that demonstrate exceptional skill in documentary and reportage photography.

There are two categories: Reportage Awards for individual frames, and Story Awards for a series of images from a single wedding. The awards are highly competitive, with only the top few percent of submissions being recognised. The organisation’s judging process is transparent and objective, with the only factor considered being the strength of the images themselves. This is Reportage invites photographers looking to showcase their work and brides and grooms seeking the perfect photographer for their wedding to explore its community and discover the art of documentary and reportage photography. Being named as the best UK Documentary Wedding Photographer is such a joy and I can’t wait to continue to capture more weddings for my couples and create awesome images.

You can see more of my recent work on my Journal. If you are looking for a documentary wedding photographer, then I’d love to hear from you – get in contact and I’ll send over my brochure and we can chat!

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