WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER | DORSET
Capturing raw, honest emotion in single photographs. Telling stories in single, unposed images rather than just creating a series of pretty snapshots. Capturing 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.
DOCUMENTARY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
“We couldn’t be happier with Will’s photos of our wedding day. He captured so many beautiful, emotional and sometime hilarious moments and we have had endless comments from our friends and family over how stunning the images are. Will was also a pleasure to work with, so unobtrusive we forgot he was there most of the time (sorry about all the girl talk you were subject to in the morning Will!), we really could not recommend him highly enough.”
KATY & STEPHEN
What is Documentary Wedding Photography?
My style is unobtrusive, discreet storytelling. I capture the moments of your day as they unfold naturally without interfering, moving anything or directing anyone.
I don’t engineer moments or ‘create’ scenes – you won’t find me setting up any cheesy shots or arranging groups of people into heart shapes! I like to think of myself as the opposite of the ‘traditional’ cheesy Wedding Photographer, going from table to table, taking people hostage and asking them to smile (that said, if anyone asks me to take their photograph, of course, I’m happy to).
I try to blend in with the guests as far as is possible (I often get mistaken for a guest) so I can capture your day from the inside rather than hovering on the outskirts, picking off moments from a detached perspective.
Experience has taught me to observe and anticipate moments before they happen so I’m constantly listening as well as looking to find potential moments before they unfold.
It’s really important to me to be able to tell the story of your day without my having had any influence on it – beautiful moments between you, your family and your friends, having fun and enjoying being with each other – celebrating your day.
My approach to your wedding day
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.
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. 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…