Dorset Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Dorset, England

Bournemouth, Poole, Weymouth, Christchurch

Find the best wedding reportage photographer in Dorset, choose a documentary-style photographer from the WPJA to record your most important wedding moments. Below are the accredited wedding photojournalists of the Dorset Wedding Photojournalist Association in the UK:

Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving Dorset Couples

6 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

Linus Moran is a UK wedding reportage photographer

Former editorial photographer having worked for all the major Fleet St titles, supplying news and feature assignments for over 15 years. A short spell living in Eastern Europe setting up my own picture agency before moving back to the UK in 2009. For the last 10 years, I have concentrated on shooting weddings, firstly in stills photography and in recent years, moving forward embracing videography and audio. I now freely work between stills and videography, finding comfort in documenting within both genres. I hold CAA permissions to fly UAV (drones), so I have a varied skill set to utilise and employ at the appropriate times. My ideal clients are those that have travelled, that have possibly had more testing times than others, but who essentially know and value real connection. People that wear their hearts on their sleeves, who aren't afraid to show their vulnerabilities. Working in this emotionally rich environment directs my work, consistently growing in quality and strength. Long may it continue! [Dorset Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1495 (GBP)
Robin Goodlad is a UK based Dorset Wedding Photographer

A wedding is a momentous event, that should be photographed subtly and respectfully, through observation, rather than orchestration. This is the mindset I take to each and every wedding I photograph, to ensure that I blend in effortlessly, and that as far as possible I don't influence proceedings. If I get to the end of the day, and my clients remark how they have hardly noticed me all day, then my work is done! It is also a huge responsibility, when working with a blank canvas, to be able to tell the perfect story, This is why I prepare meticulously for every wedding, so I know every detail, and can position myself in the right place at the right time, and focus upon capturing the true ethos of the day. I'm also a firm believer in the photography 'journey', which includes getting to know my clients before the wedding. By doing this, I have a deeper understanding of who my clients are, and they also trust me more on the day to do what I do, it is a really important relationship. I've been photographing weddings for over 20 years when I started with the opportunity of covering family weddings in my late teens. I absolutely loved it, but it wasn't the 'standard' shots that people loved, it was the observation, the unique moments, the reportage, the storytelling. This approach, and my respectfully quiet nature is what has driven me to focus more upon my documentary work, anticipating, and always looking for little moments of magic. But I also know that clients don't always want just this, which is why I always offer a sprinkle of creativity where required through the day, by putting my clients in great light and great positions, but still encouraging them to shine and be themselves. When I am not shooting weddings, I always have to have camera with me; I adore landscape photography, which is my time to photograph for myself, and to re-energise and keep myself motivated as a photographer. I am fortunate to have won awards across many disciplines; landscapes, food, pets, portraits, and weddings, and I draw upon core principles from each of these genres to strengthen my wedding coverage. [Dorset Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1400 (GBP)
Harry Richards practices reportage photography at weddings in London.

One of the most touching things about wedding photography is how quickly you find yourself thrown into the heart of such an important, intimate occasion. It's a responsibility only a fool would take lightly. I take great care to behave appropriately but with a sense of cheerful fun and enthusiasm for what I do. I tend to prefer working alone as it's far easier to melt into the day and being unobtrusive is key to getting honest reportage photography. I aim to photograph as a reaction to what is happening around me, rather than be the cause of it. People rarely look lovelier than when they are simply being themselves. I always like to meet clients in advance, for the sake of both parties. It's important to be familiar with your photographer's approach as well as their portfolio. Your choice is a very personal one and identifying the style you're after will ensure you're happy with the results. As a sole trader, I always take the lead from my client and aim to be as flexible with my services as I can. I air any concerns at an early stage if I feel there is a discrepancy between the services I provide and my client's brief. I first became interested in taking photos when I was 11 years old. Within a year I had my hands on a Russian Zenith 122 - a tank of a camera! I then unearthed an antique enlarger inside a broom cupboard at school and persuaded the headmaster to set us up with some chemicals and paper. This was all a great help in developing a disciplined approach to photography. By 17 I had upgraded to Nikon 35mm and Pentax medium format outfits. I was invited to photograph the wedding of my art teacher's daughter and took the plunge. Thankfully it turned out rather well and in the last decade I've photographed over 160 weddings and civil partnerships in the UK and Europe. At 18, I studied film production at the Bournemouth Screen Academy and graduated with a BA (Hons) in Film Production. Film is my other passion and I've continued to make promos and award winning shorts for festivals since graduating. While studying, I taught photography part time at Bryanston School and made use of the excellent photographic facilities at university. My photography and film work go hand in hand as visual art forms for telling and documenting narratives. I was rather a late adopter of digital photography. I wasn't interested in the latest technology for the sake of something shiny and new but felt that by 2005 the resolution and sensitivity in low light was a sufficient improvement on the available film stocks. On average I've upgraded my main outfit every 3 years and my current crop of top end Nikon cameras and lenses have given me unbridled freedom, particularly in low light conditions. Because I spend the time mastering the density, contrast, colour and sharpness of my pictures in post production, most of my results are indistinguishable from film. My guiding principle is that if an effect wouldn't be achieved in the dark room, it's best to avoid it on the computer! Garish effects may bring something to a lackluster picture but they also date quickly. A good picture has no need for such embellishment. Consequently my work retains a quality that will, I hope, stand the test of time. I grew up in Hampshire, Dorset & South Wales and often visit family & friends in all three. I live and work in North London. [London Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1650 (GBP)
London wedding photographer David Cliff - England

It was my interest in the news and events of our lives and times that drew me to photography—to photojournalism. I wanted to see for myself what I could of the world, of history, and through my photographs let others see, in the great tradition of photojournalists down the years. I’ve since had images featured by publications and organisations including the New York Times, the London Evening Standard, the Telegraph, The Economist, the BBC, CNN, Vice, Vanity Fair, and the Huffington Post, distributed worldwide via agencies including Getty Images and AFP. Working as a photojournalist still fills much of my time, and no doubt it will always be the kind of photography I draw my inspiration from most of all. Naturally, then it’s the documentary mindset that underpins my approach to the other kinds of photography I’m commissioned for—weddings above all. Mine is keen-eyed, unobtrusive-yet-intimate way of working; my focus on capturing storytelling moments and the authenticity of an occasion. I want you to not really know I’m there, then later be amazed at what I saw. To my mind, it’s the most natural fit for a celebration like a wedding and truest way you can relive the day again and again in the months and years afterward. I’m based in London but work far and wide as well as locally, and I like to travel, so if you’re elsewhere (or your wedding will be) don’t let that be a consideration. Get in touch any time; I'll look forward to hearing from you and learning about your plans. [London Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1300 (GBP)
Hannah Walker is a UK based wedding reportage photographer serving England and Somerset.

Hey! I'm Hannah. I flipping love taking knock-out photos of happy people. My approach is natural and creative, telling your story in a series of stunning visuals that draw you in to relive those moments. With relaxed and minimal direction, I want you to enjoy your experience – for the laughter and emotions to shine through in your photographs. Casey is my maiden name and being the youngest of 4 (married) daughters Casey Avenue is named in homage to my rather amazing Dad… he inspires me. I love photos and the happiness they bring, I can’t think of anything better to do for my job. I work hard to make sure you can enjoy your pictures for years and years to come. Photography is and always will be very important to me. I’m fortunate to be surrounded by country bumpkin beauty and never short of inspiration for my creativity. You may well notice lots of trees and fields, I adore the textures mother nature has created for me as a canvas. Rusty gates and urban landscapes are also firm favourites. I started night college back in 2011, whilst working full time, studying photography and have literally never looked back! Running my business full time, nestled on the South Somerset border with Devon and Dorset. Capturing weddings across the South West, UK and well anywhere! * I LOVE character properties and mid century modern interiors. * Bold and fun dresses (particularly ones with pockets), * Holey pjs and the fire on. * Beach days, paddle boarding, pistachio ice cream. * Netflix originals, a brand new liquid eyeliner, daft dog videos, cheese (the fromage variety). * Singing really loudly and badly in the car, internet shopping. * Last but no means least, cake and spiced rum. [Somerset Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1895 (GBP)

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Casey Avenue Photography: Hannah Walker

Merriott in Somerset, United Kingdom
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Kingston Deverill, Warminster, Wiltshire wedding photography

Sarah & Richie

Photo by Harry Richards

Dear Harry, Thank you for photographing our wedding day! You really captured the atmosphere and we will treasure the photos and memories. It is lovely to have such great images, even more so as you were so adept at being in the right place at the right time, without us even knowing you were there! Many thanks, Sarah & Richie. x

Wedding photography showing Bride & Groom with confetti being thrown at Healey Barn Newcastle

Fiona & Martin

Photo by Linus Moran

The first sneak peek photos came through after just two days and I love them. The final edit was perfect, we couldn't be happier with how natural the pictures looked. Thank you Linus