UK wedding and elopement photography by Dominic Whiten
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Dominic Whiten

Dominic Whiten Wedding Photography
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Hi, I'm Dominic, a documentary wedding photographer based in Aldeburgh, Suffolk on the east coast of England. I work mainly across Suffolk and Norfolk with the occasional trip further afield.

I know it’s a cliche amongst photographers, but I really was that kid with and hand-me-down camera snapping away at everything. It was inevitable that my future career lay in photography and after leaving school, I jumped in with both feet, moving to London and spending the next fifteen years in professional darkrooms and photo labs alongside assisting established fashion and editorial photographers whilst shooting my own commissions.

My own practice was established in 2008 and almost immediately wedding bookings began coming in. A handful in the first year became a rush and before I knew it, I was regularly shooting up to 50 weddings a year. These days, I try and limit bookings to just 25 year, meaning each of my couples gets the very best of me and allowing time away from weddings to develop my practice and explore new areas of interest.

I am a self-taught photographer, having learnt through experience and studying how other creatives make they work. However, in 2020 I took advantage of the enforced ’sabbatical’ year we experienced and embarked on a MA in Photography with Falmouth University in Cornwall. At the time of writing, I’m putting the final touches to my dissertation and final major project. Influenced by the work of William Egglestone, Stephen Gill and Peter Fraser, the project is based on my interest in psychogeography and explores my hometown of Aldeburgh through a multi-modal approach. If you’re wondering what the heck any of that means, why not take a look at my personal insta feed to see more: @boomingbittern

I became a wedding photographer because I obviously love photography, but more important, I’m genuinely interested in people. I want to get to know my couples and take time to hear their stories of meeting, falling in love and their decisions to commit to each other. Underpinning this, you’ll find I’m a big old softie, regularly shedding a tear or two at weddings and feeling truly privileged to earn a living from being a part of a couple’s big day. What does this mean to you? In short, I genuinely care about you and your day, quietly doing my best to capture the people you love most in a kind and flattering way. I hope this comes across in the testimonials received from previous couples (you’ll find a selection here plus more on the website).

Alongside shooting weddings, I regularly take on commercial commissions with work appearing in national media. My personal work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows as well as zines and blogs.

4 Awards for Documentary Wedding Photography

19 Client Letters

The following letters are from the clients of Dominic Whiten.

The Suffolk bride and groom are walking the grounds of the Bruisyard Hall with a bagpipe player

Married: 6 months ago

Rebecca & Ricc

Thank you so so much, for being so wonderful on the day, for the fabulous photographs and the quick turnaround, we couldn't be happier! We had the best day and everyone has said how lovely you are. My Dad says he thinks they might be the best wedding photographs he's ever seen!

Bride and Groom walk hand-in-hand over a bridge at Bruisyard Hall in winter sunshine

Married: 6 months ago

Arabella & Jack

Dear Dominic, we really want to thank you for capturing our wedding day, we absolutely love our photographs! Everyone asked me who you were and commented how lovely you are!! Once again, thank you for being apart of our wedding day.

Picture of the bride and groom congratulated by their guests in the Walled Garden at the Wilderness Reserve, Suffolk wedding venue reception party

Married: 8 months ago

Sarah & Attila

Hi Dominic, I hope you are keeping well and managing to wind down a little over Christmas. We are finally trying to get back to normal life following the wedding and honeymoon and just wanted to drop you a line to say once again a big thank you for joining us for our wedding day to capture some of the memories. We so appreciate you going with the flow and working with the terrible lighting in the venue! Sorry about that!

Bride and groom walk arm-in-arm amongst their guests at their wedding reception at Southwood Hall, Norfolk

Married: 8 months ago

Emma & Josh

Thank you for being the best photographer ever! We couldn’t have asked for anyone better. You reassured us throughout the day and were such a calming influence. The photos are all absolutely amazing. We 100% without doubt would recommend you to anyone in need of a wedding photographer!

Bride and groom laugh and duck as they are showered with confetti by a wedding guest outside an english country church in Suffolk

Married: 9 months ago

Tegan & Joff

Just to say thank you so much for our fantastic wedding photos which we are so pleased with and for helping us organise things on the day. You have been a pleasure to work with and we are chuffed that you agreed to be our photographer - we had the BEST!!!

Couple showered with confetti on the terrace at Suffolk wedding venue Easton Grange

Married: 10 months ago

Rosie & Jon

Wow, what a fabulous wedding day we had, so relaxed and just how we wanted it. Thank you for making it so easy for us both. the photos are wonderful, you have captured the essence of our day just the way we wanted, relaxed with our family and friends. A huge Thank You for being part of our special day.

Bruisyard Hall, Suffolk wedding couple exit from the ceremony under a shower of confetti tossed by guests

Married: 10 months ago

Jen & Mark

We cannot tell you how delighted we are! What a wonderful set of photographs that we will treasure forever. Thanks for all of your support on the day and for these photographs. We were absolutely delighted to work with you and have you there as part of our wedding.

Easton Grange, Suffolk night wedding reception sparkler departure by the bride and groom

Married: 10 months ago

Jenni & Jonathan

Dear Dominic, thank you so much, your photos are amazing and we absolutely love them. We loved having you there on the day, and you made everyone feel really relaxed, thank you so much!

Beccles, Suffolk, UK bride and groom exit their church wedding ceremony with baby arm

Married: 10 months ago

Lucy & Richie

Thank you SO much for the beautiful photos. We absolutely love them and have loved going through them. Even Richie enjoyed seeing them despite his aversion to photos!! Thank you again for all your hard work and dedication to our weddings part 1 and 2! We’ve been so lucky in so many ways and are grateful you’ve been able to capture it all along the way. It’s been an absolute pleasure!!

Chippenham Park, Suffolk, UK Wedding Photography

Married: 3 years ago

Hannah & Jonny

Hi Dominic, We just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you did at our wedding yesterday, we had so many people telling us how wonderful you were! You made us both (and all our guests), feel so comfortable, relaxed and made the experience of having our photos taken easy and good fun. Honestly couldn’t have asked for someone better! Thank you for making our day so special, from the moment you arrived in the morning until our exit at the end of the evening - we can’t wait to see the photos when they’re all ready! Hannah & Jonny

Relaxed reception wedding reportage photographer in Suffolk, UK

Married: 3 years ago

Olivia & Chris

We just want to say a really huge THANK YOU for providing Chris and Livi with so many beautiful reminders of a truly magical day. Despite the rather rubbish weather you truly excelled in being in the right place at the right time and, as always, capturing that precious moment in time whilst seeming so unobtrusive. Not only did you stay for the entire day but also most of the night! Plus giving up time to return on the Monday evening to take those extra, sunny and relaxed shots shows a dedication far beyond what most would contemplate. We are all so very glad we chose you to immortalise The Day and I will continue to promote your work to any couples I can. Gunilla (Mother of the Groom)

Milsoms Kesgrave Hall Wedding Venue Reception Photography, Ipswich, Suffolk

Married: 3 years ago

Lauren & Lewis

Lauren and I can’t thank you enough for our photos, they are absolutely beautiful and we love them all! We have spent most of the weekend looking at them over and over again and can't find the words to thank you enough for your tireless hard work. Amazing!

Easton Grange wedding photography of the bride and groom playing at the reception head table.

Married: 3 years ago

Lydia & Ed

Thank you so much for being such a fabulous photographer and leaving us with the most beautiful memories.

Couple cutting their wedding cake at Easton Grange, Suffolk photographed by venue recommended photographer Dominic Whiten

Married: 3 years ago

Sophie & Chris Day

Hi Dominic, I wanted to say a huge thank you for helping to make Sophie and Chris’s day so special. As Mum, I hugely appreciated your calm, discreet and valuable input into the day. The photos are truly lovely and so captured the essence of who they both are. Donna (Mother Of The Bride)

Easton Grange wedding pictures of the bride and groom dancing.

Married: 3 years ago

Stacey & Nick

We wanted to send you a huge thank you for the wonderful photos you captured from our wedding day! We are so pleased that you agreed to be our photographer and are overwhelmed by the shots you produced. The albums arrived on Christmas Eve - the perfect gift for our parents. They are just brilliant and our Mum's can't stop looking at them! Everyone we have shared the photos with has loved them as much as we do and we are so grateful you were able to capture some truly special memories such as Nick's Grandma at the Church. Aside from the fantastic photos, you are a simply lovely person, who put us at ease and were a complete joy to work with. Wishing you all the best for 2019 and beyond!

Easton Grange wedding photo of the bride and groom after the ceremony.

Married: 3 years ago

Catherine & Jacob

We wanted to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you for all your efforts and hard work on our wedding day. We are so thrilled with all the photos which capture the day beautifully. Thanks again!

Easton Grange, Suffolk, UK wedding ceremony photography.

Married: 4 years ago

Lucy & Dan

Thank you so much for our beautiful photographs - we are so pleased and have enjoyed looking through them over and again. You captured the day perfectly and it's been great to look back through your photos and see all those moments we didn't have a chance to take in at the time. On the day you were calming and we hardly noticed you are there (in a good way!). You made us feel as ease and relaxed which really shows in the photos!

Essex wedding photography from the church wedding.

Married: 4 years ago

Lauren & Chris

Just a note to say thank you for capturing our special day! We are absolutely delighted with the photos and looking at them brings such joy. You were truly wonderful on the day and were everything we could have hoped for. So many of our guests commented on how friendly, polite and professional you were and we foul recommend you in a heartbeat! Thank you also for acting so quickly when Lauren felt unwell, we really appreciated it! Thank you again for the ever-lasting memories you created for us :-)

Bacton, Norfolk, UK wedding reportage image of bride and groom kissing

Married: 6 years ago

Philippa & Christian

Thank you so, so much for capturing our special memories so beautifully. Your photographs are simply wonderful and looking through them brings back so many amazing moments, they are breathtaking! You were fantastic to have around on the day, very calm and professional, everyone kept telling us how lovely you were! We couldn't be happier and are very grateful to have had you there.

Wedding Elopement Multiple Picture Galleries (3)

Dominic Whiten 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 Dominic Whiten.