The Best Documentary Style Wedding Photography in Sussex and beyond!

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Documentary Style Wedding Photography – your love story captured by a professional wedding photographer.

I offer documentary style wedding photography in Sussex, Surrey, Kent, London and the South of England. I provide documentary style wedding photography using a creative and fun approach, to help you feel relaxed whilst being photographed. I’m also more than happy to travel further to any part of the UK and beyond! I like to be very subtle and discreet, shooting documentary style wedding photography and capturing candid, natural moments as they happen throughout the day, blending into the background of the wedding festivities. 

“Your wedding is unique and I don’t want to interfere with that. I aim to become a part of the day by creating a relaxed atmosphere for you to enjoy having your photograph taken in.”

documentary style wedding photography - bride and groom share a fist bump to celebrate their wedding.
Tara & Dean, Oaks Farm Wedding, Croydon, London

Documentary style wedding photography – relaxed wedding photographer with an informal, candid style.

I’ve worked in the wedding industry for over 15 years and photographed over 200 weddings and I’ve learnt what works well to integrate documentary style wedding photography into the wedding day. I will be happy to chat to you about timings of the day and offer any advice you need about your documentary style wedding photography and can recommend some great suppliers, depending on your style of wedding. 

We will work together to get great photographs of you both, capture all the details of your day and even line up the family for a few (in) formal shots. I also want you to have time with your guests and loved ones whilst I work, and for photography to not take over your day. In documentary style wedding photography, I always want my couples to have plenty of time with their wedding guests, whilst I capture all of your wedding details and candid shots of you and your wedding guests.

When you hire me as your relaxed wedding photographer, we’ll plan the photography as a part of the day, but the informal photography won’t interfere with the rest of your wedding plans. We’ll work together to get beautiful pictures of you both, capturing all the details of your wedding day as well as getting the family together for a few formal (or informal) group shots. 

How does it feel to be photographed in a relaxed and informal way?

documentary style wedding photograph - bride and groom at sunset by their wedding car in Westerham Golf Club Wedding Westerham Kent
Kenny Cassie Westerham Golf Club Wedding Westerham Kent

“We booked Philip as our Wedding Photographer after a recommendation from a friend. I cannot recommend Philip enough, He is absolutely brilliant at his Job. From start to finish Philip was extremely professional and has an amazing work ethic. He worked so hard to provide the best service and he did not disappoint. He ensured we had everything we needed on to the day and has an extremely relaxed personality with a great sense of Humour. We were blown away with the outcome and quality of our wedding photos, Philips works to a very realistic and time efficient schedule which ensured the day ran smoothly and we were able to get all the shots we wanted plus so much more. We cannot thank Philip enough for capturing our special day and making sure those memories were photographed so we can have them forever.”

Kenny & Cassie

Everything is very informal and I won’t order you around or pose you like a supermodel. But when the light is perfect and using the beautiful surroundings you’ve chosen for your wedding, I’ll capture awesome photographs of you both together. I usually place people into a beautiful place, and then ask them to just do their own thing and enjoy each other’s company; it’s important for me that you feel relaxed and happy in your photographs and everything feels natural.

Documentary style wedding photography requires a little bit of planning…

documentary style wedding photography - bride and groom, walking in fields with sunset in the background.
Rebecca & Ali, Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel, Ware, Hertfordshire

We’ll plan your documentary style wedding photography into the schedule of the day, and I’ll be keeping an eye on the light and the weather, and when golden hour begins or perhaps, we get a quick downpour, I’ll capture awesome photographs of you both together in an amazing atmosphere.  I love being a wedding photographer and using predominantly natural light wherever possible, but I also use flash and studio lighting to ensure excellent exposure as well as for capturing indoor wedding photographs, shots in wet weather, creative opportunities at night and the first dance. I love the amazing light at the golden hour or sunset, but I enjoy working in challenging wet weather too! 

Check out my portfolio of rainy and winter wedding photography for some spectacular photographs in the rain.

Want me to capture your wedding in a documentary and candid way?

There are loads of photographers who offer ‘documentary style wedding photography’ in Sussex and Surrey (believe me, I’ve checked, and I’m good friends with some!) so why pick me? Well, I hope that my portfolio will inspire you to get in touch but if you’re not quite convinced, have a look at my testimonials page to see some kind words that other brides and grooms have said about my wedding photography. You could also check out my Google and Facebook reviews. I also recommend having a look at the blog to see some of my latest work or have a look at my recent weddings.

documentary style wedding photography - the groom gives the bride a piggyback in Wellington boots.

I’m fully covered with public liability and professional indemnity insurance as well as insurance for my equipment. I shoot with Canon professional cameras and EF/RF lenses, tripods, Speedlight flashes, Elinchrom studio lights, filters, bags, straps, loads of spare batteries and memory cards, etc… you get the idea.

I’m happy for you to take a creative lead when you want to, and we’ll work together to create images you’ll love that will make you smile for years to come. 

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