The more life experience I get, the more I realise the importance of being in the moment. Playing with my children rather than observing them over my laptop; Watching a movie with my wife and just enjoying her company, the easy silence, the film and forgetting the stream of social media updates; Taking the dog out for a walk and just enjoying the walk. As they say, "waking up to smell the roses".
My approach to photography is a reflection of who I am: in the moment, spontaneous, observant. I look for shards of interest in the ordinary - maybe a touch of humour, a fleck of irony, a cool reflection. I do that because I'm mindful that I'm here right now and there's always something going on - right now!
My other half and I have three children and a dog. I've shot weddings all over the British Isles and USA.
I'd love to hear from couples who share my passion for photographic storytelling, who use Pinterest for ideas, not rules; and who place importance in images that reflect who they really are, not what trends tell them to be.
41 Awards for Documentary Wedding Photography
4 Diamond Awards for Engagement Portraits
1 TOP Wedding Photographer Titles
The WPJA proudly recognizes Wayne La as a TOP International Wedding Photographer. Members holding the most contest points at the end of each year are ranked as TOP Wedding Photographers or, in some cases POY - Photographer of the Year.
3 Client Letters
The following letters are from the clients of Wayne La.
Married: 4 years ago
Fay and Andy
Hi Wayne, THANK YOU!!! The photos absolutely represent the spirit of the day and are exactly what we were hoping for! We love the details that you captured that we didn't see, the photos of the children, the food, and all our guests chatting an mingling and having a great time. There are also some excellent photos of the dance floor. We feel so lucky that we found you and that your whole approach was the perfect match for us. The images of us by the canal and the group shots have a wonderfully relaxed feel to what could have been stiff, formal portraits. Your ability to frame documentary-style photos on the fly so perfectly has blown our minds - you don't need us to tell you that you're brilliant! If there are any testimonials we can do, don't hesitate to let us know. Thanks again, Andrew and Fay
Married: 5 years ago
Catriona & Haakon
The photos have arrived! And of course, we absolutely love them!!! You've really captured the spirit of the day and all the moments that made it special. We can't stop looking at them - there's just so much to see in every photo, and the longer we look at them, the more there is to see! The composition of some of them is just genius. We had such a fun day, and I'm just delighted that we've got these photos to remember it by - we're so lucky we found you. The presentation box and USB key are also gorgeous, such a lovely touch. I can't even imagine how much work went into the photos, we've spent hours and hours just looking at them! So a MASSIVE thank you and AMAZING work. Cat
Married: 8 years ago
Annabelle & Luke
We were so fortunate to have found you, you were absolutely fantastic at documenting our wedding day in exactly the style we were looking for. You were brilliant at making everything look natural, even got me to smile on camera, which is a feat in itself! Looking back at our photos you have captured the buzz and the genuine emotion in everyone, I can't help but smile every time I look at them. My friends and family were thrilled to have you with us on the day, all mentioning how lovely, unobtrusive and polite you were. You couldn't have made a better impression and it was an absolute pleasure to have you document our wedding, we truly can't recommend you highly enough! "
Wedding Elopement Multiple Picture Galleries (1)
Wayne La chronicles small weddings and elopements from beginning to end. In this sense, it is no different from any other wedding day. The emphasis is on documenting key moments, capturing spontaneous displays of emotion, and telling the real story behind the elopement day. Below are wedding elopement story awards for Wayne La.