Documentary 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 pictures 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 marriages 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, with the best wedding photography.

World class photojournalism at your wedding.

Before photographing weddings, 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.

I’m a Fearless award winning photographer, and consistently rank amongst the best wedding photographers in the UK in the Wedding Photojournalist Association. As a result, I bring a unique approach to award winning documentary style wedding photography.

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 photographer who is alert to them and can discreetly capture them for you forever.

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Great storytelling photography in 49 seconds

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!

What Is Documentary Wedding Photography?

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

Find out all about  Documentary Wedding Photography 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 the best natural images that will evoke memories of your wedding, your friends and your family long into the next generation.

PORTFOLIO

From Previous Clients

Joyce and Gus

“One word – WOW! We absolutely LOVE the photos! We showed your photos at the reception we’ve just had in Hong Kong, and it was electric! I don’t think anyone in the audience had seen wedding photography quite like yours, and the overall tone and mood was perfect. We have received so many compliments from our guests. Your professionalism and output completely justified our trust and passion in your work – BRAVO!”

Sophia and Caleb

“Paul was brilliant. When we found his website and saw the photos he took of other weddings we knew he was exactly what we were looking for. We loved his style. We are so happy. They are perfect. Our advice to other couples getting married – get in touch with Paul, get your date booked in and rest assured you will have awesome photos of your wedding day.”

Holly and Andrew

“I can’t recommend Paul highly enough – we are over the moon with our photos. Having seen examples of Paul’s work I had high expectations, and he didn’t disappoint! He and David captured our day perfectly – I’m not sure how they managed to get such amazing shots, especially given that we barely noticed them the whole day! Very professional from start to finish and incredibly talented – if you’re looking for a documentary wedding photographer, I doubt you’ll find a better one!”

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.

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Latest Work

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

Waddesdon Dairy wedding photography

Waddesdon Dairy Wedding Photography

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Jewish bride getting ready at home

WPJA Photographers Awards, 2018 Round 5

Award Winning Photojournalism Here’s Miriam, during her preparations at home to marry Josh just a couple of weeks ago. I’m delighted to hear that it’s just won an award in the 2018 WPJA contest – a worldwide on-going competition for documentary wedding photographers. It’s a contest I hold in high regard, as they specifically award…

Oxfordshire Jewish Wedding

Oxfordshire Jewish Wedding

Oxfordshire Jewish Wedding Photography Last Summer I decided to work closely with the amazing Jewish wedding planning website Smashing The Glass. I photograph quite a few Jewish weddings each year. I always have a thoroughly great time and it makes for brilliant documentary wedding photography. I’d met Karen, who runs STG, at a suppliers lunch…

Tipi wedding in Buckinghamshire

Tipi Wedding in Buckinghamshire

Tipi Wedding in Buckinghamshire If you get the right weather, there really isn’t anywhere better for a wedding than a field in the open English countryside. Add a fantastic couple, guests up for a great celebration and some tents, and this was a fantastic Tipi wedding in Buckinghamshire. It all started some miles away, at…

LATEST WORK

Why Book a Wedding Photojournalist?

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.

That was pretty exciting! But 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 sets my work among the top wedding photographers.

My work has appeared on Junebug Weddings, won awards at the WPJA, Fearless Photographers, The Best of Wedding Photography and Masters of Wedding Photography.