Fredericks, Islington Wedding Photography Johanna and John are active Instagrammers and into their photography. So I was delighted when they asked me to photograph their wedding at Islington Town Hall, a North London registry office that is always a pleasure to photograph. They were having the marriage in the Council Chamber at the Town Hall,…
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.
As a result, I bring a unique approach to 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.
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?
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 the best natural images that will evoke memories of your wedding, your friends and your family long into the next generation.
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!”
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.
Why Book a Wedding Photojournalist?
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 and the Best of Wedding Photography.