Wedding Photographer Paul Rogers

Priceless Wedding Photos Like These

Aren’t Staged or Posed

They’re unique, candid moments captured by an expert eye.

There’s a world of difference between photos where people pose for the camera, and ones that capture the natural fun, drama and romance of your wedding day as it unfolds.

I’m Paul, a UK documentary wedding photographer based in London and Hertfordshire and specialising in documentary photography, also known as reportage or photojournalism. I photograph weddings across the UK and at destination weddings around The World.

I don’t pose or set up pictures – my skill is in being able to capture the natural and spontaneous moments that you can see here. It’s this kind of photography that will help transport you right back to your wedding day for many years to come.

World class photojournalism at your wedding.

Before becoming a wedding photographer, I gained years of valuable experience as a photojournalist with The Times newspaper in London where I photographed a full range of subjects – from royalty, celebrities and world leaders to war zones and natural disasters worldwide.

As a result, I bring a unique approach and style to documenting weddings.

I find beautiful and natural moments like all the ones you can see in the slideshow above. None of those moments are staged or posed, and they happen at every single wedding. You just need a wedding photographer who is alert to them and can discreetly capture them for you forever.

Beautiful Stories Told Naturally

Black and white photo of a bride in her wedding dress framed in a doorway

Find out all about my approach as a Documentary Wedding Photographer on the Portfolio page. See examples of how Reportage photography is crucial in how I tell the story of your wedding day.

It’s much more than ‘candid pictures’ of people not looking at the camera. Photojournalism tells a story and is the most powerful way of recording a wedding day. The result is natural images that will evoke memories of your wedding, your friends and your family long into the next generation.

PORTFOLIO

From Previous Clients

Ros and Miles

“Paul’s beautiful photography style and documentary approach gives his clients much more than a static set of images from their wedding. It’s a service that tells a story in every single image – even now when I look back through the photos, I still find myself spotting some little quirk, or gesture or detail that I’d not seen before. This makes our wedding photos full of energy and life, and we’ll be enjoying them for years!” 

Laura and Dan

“Paul was fantastic in every way possible and everyone who attended our wedding commented on what a thoroughly nice and professional guy he was. His experience was invaluable and we have no hesitation recommending him to someone looking for a documentary wedding photographer for their wedding. We not not only have the most special pictures to treasure for the rest of our lives, but also the best story of our day documented by Paul.”

Katherine and Richard

“Paul photographed our wedding beautifully and candidly – exactly as we wanted. The photos were natural and he blended in so we barely noticed he was there. Something I really appreciated as a camera shy bride! All our family and friends commented on how wonderful, different and unique the photos are. We love them! We highly recommend Paul, thank you for making the day as relaxed and fun as we wanted!”

Groom covers his face during best man speech

Marquee Wedding, Oxfordshire

Backlit portrait of newly weds in black and white

Sherborne Abbey, Dorset

Monotone photo of bride and groom

Asylum, London

Wedding Information

Newly married couple

Here you can find detailed information about my wedding photography, including answers to some common questions asked by couples researching the best wedding photographer for them.

There’s also an example of a wedding Photofilm, using the audio from the speeches. Learn more about my prices, Destination Wedding Photography as well as the beautiful albums custom designed for you.

INFORMATION

Give me 49 seconds and I'll show you great storytelling photography

Telling the story of a wedding day in photography takes skill and experience. It’s not just about some great portraits of the Bride and Groom. It’s the moments, the glances, the humour and the characters that make every wedding different.

In less than a minute, I’ll show you how powerful great storytelling photography can be!

Latest Work

View the latest wedding photography posts here, or head over to the full blog

I’ve had a pretty good year photographing some amazing weddings across the UK and a couple abroad. Thank you all the couples who put their faith in me to document their wedding day which resulted in 4 Fearless Awards and 2 WPJA ones as well. In no particular order, then, here are a selection of…

Purple bridesmaid dresses

Purple Bridesmaid Dresses at Corinthia Hotel Wedding

A Stunning London Hotel Venue Here’s a favourite photograph of purple bridesmaid dresses from a Corinthia Hotel wedding I photographed a couple of years ago. Hui and Jing chose one of the best hotels in London for their wedding. The Ballroom at the hotel was the venue for the wedding breakfast, and it had been…

Day in the Life family photography

Day In The Life Family Photography – Ray Family

A Day in the Life With The Ray Family A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of spending some time with good friend and fellow wedding photographer Nick Ray and his lovely family. The aim was to produce some documentary family photography for them, as a record of where they are as a…

Instagram Posts January 2017

My Top Instagram Posts January 2017

Here’s My Top Instagram Posts January 2017 So here’s the top Instagram posts from January 2017 from my Documentary Wedding Photography feed. I post lots of new pictures on Instagram every month, and it’s pretty exciting to see which ones gain the most likes – it’s usually not the ones I think! But this one above,…

Why Book a Documentary Wedding Photographer?

Wedding Photographer Paul RogersIt’s the 20 years experience working as a news photojournalist for The Times newspaper that brings a unique quality to my wedding photography.

I’ve had 14 seconds to make a portrait with the President of Columbia, been shot at in Iraq and worked under cover in North Korea and Burma.

Exciting as that was, it’s capturing the kind of moments you see here for my clients that drives me now. Learn more about my journey here, and watch an interview with me that goes some way to explain how my former career influences how I photograph weddings now.