Dorset Wedding Photographers

Dorset Wedding Photographers

Our Dorset photographers also provide documentary-style coverage in: Bournemouth, Poole, Weymouth, Christchurch, all of South West England, and the English Channel Coast

Dorset Wedding Photography, Engagement Photo Sessions + Elopements

LOVE WON'T WAIT! - Couples are quickly moving forward with smaller weddings. Our Dorset photographers are ready to accommodate.

By planning a simple Dorset elopement, couples are able to stay present in the moment and fully absorb the impact of their wedding day. Given the fact that many couples feel more natural and at ease in intimate settings, it's no surprise that some of the most breathtaking wedding images come from elopements.

The WPJA has an abundance of top-ranked, Dorset documentary wedding photographers available right now who understand that some weddings and elopements can’t wait. Find yours today!

Recent WPJA WedElope Story Awards

Dorset Photographers for Large or Small Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Dorset wedding event is a wedding photojournalist’s dream: a fairly open schedule with lots of breathing space for creativity – it’s just the photographer, the couple, the officiant, and perhaps a few select companions.

England WPJA members are ready to document any quick, small, secret, or elopement wedding, even if it is a Monday-Thursday ceremony. Search for the “Can Shoot Weddings on Short Notice!” message on the listings below.

View Award-Winning Pictures from Dorset Wedding Venues

6 Dorset Wedding Photographers...

United Kingdom wedding photography by David Cliff of England

David Cliff

London in London, GB *Now booking Dorset weddings.
1650 (GBP)

Harry Richards

Islington in London, GB *Now booking Dorset weddings.
200/hour (GBP)

Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving Dorset Couples

Dorset Wedding, Elopement and Engagement Images by WPJA Photographers

Below are some Dorset wedding photography samples from the world’s best wedding photographers of the WPJA. Some of these Dorset marriage pictures might be artistic portraits, details, or documentary-style images that have come from getting ready sessions, wedding ceremonies, reception venues, or Dorset engagement portrait sessions with couples.

The couple was framed between the natural wall arch at Durdle Door, Dorset UK, as they walked down to the beach at sunset, creating a stunning lifestyle engagement portrait amidst the amazing coastal scenery
The graceful first dance of the newlyweds is framed by the sweeping drapes of the glamorous Axnoller Farm setting
From a wedding photographer at the Sherborne Abbey grounds - UK, who is often referred to as the photographer in the bushes at weddings, getting deep into a flowering bush to grab some foreground interest, and Roses are exceptional for this
At the Sherborne Abbey grounds near some long grass just off the lawn which helped hide the public and apparatus on the lawn, the symmetry of the building reflecting the couples pose
A Ilfracombe wedding photographer captured the romantic walk of a bride and groom getting their feet wet - and more - at a beach
A Dorset wedding photographer recently captured a romantic image of a bride and groom holding hands at sunset amidst the epic skies
Funny wedding photo from the 10 Castle street wedding venue of a woman offering shots to a man
Best documentary wedding photo from Smedmore House in Dorset, England showing in BW of the Dad's moment of hugging the bride
Wimborne announcement of engagement idea at the Pamphill Greenforest from a shoot at sunset
The wedding portrait of a couple in the Italian Villa Japanese Garden of Compton Acres, Dorset, captures the beauty of Japanese colours and reflections in the pond
This wedding portrait captures a romantic sunset walk of a couple embracing at the majestic Mapperton estate near Beaminster in West Dorset
This wedding portrait captures the bride amidst the lush gardens of Symondsbury Estate in the Dorset countryside

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can couples find reviews of Dorset wedding photographers?
A: We call them Client Letters. At the WPJA, we decided more than 20 years ago to avoid incorporating those third-person testimonials and endorsements that are found all too often in advertisements. Instead, we elevated our listings with the use of Client Letters, which represent the actual words and feelings of the clients who booked those Dorset wedding photographers for their own wedding.
Q: How can couples find top-ranked Dorset wedding photographers?
A: The WPJA created the original wedding photographer ranking systems. Our innovative system is based on contest winning points, meaning that the Dorset photographers you see at the top of your search results page have recently won the most — and the most recent — contest awards. Our contests judge photographers based on their creativity, style, composure, and ability to capture the heart of any couple's story on their wedding day.
Q: How can couples find Dorset photographers for pre-wedding engagement portraits?
A: The WPJA issues Diamond Awards for Dorset wedding photographers to showcase their best engagement photography work. These awards are given to photographers who prove that they have an ability to be creative, artistic, and intuitive while working on-location with couples who are newly engaged.
WPJA Communiqué: Featured Wedding Photography Articles
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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