Editorial Photojournalism

Here you can see some of my Editorial work during my 17 years as a photojournalist at The Times newspaper in London. It’s what has influenced how I work as a documentary wedding photographer– essentially as a photo essay for a newspaper or magazine. Though I don’t highlight the portrait session I do with most couples, you can see that I am well versed in portraiture, often with only a few minutes with the subject. But it’s the story-telling part of working as a news photojournalist that has the most influence on how I now work as a documentary wedding photographer.

Browse through this gallery, where you’ll see some familiar faces and events. Here’s a blog post if you’re interested in learning more about how my editorial photography has shaped my wedding photography.

Or check out some of the blog posts below, which go into a little more detail of some of the photographs.



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Portraits of Author Katherine Rundell

This portrait session with children’s author Katherine Rundell was slightly unusual in that it was shot the afternoon before she was announced as the winner of the 10th Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. She’d been shortlisted for her novel Rooftoppers, a story about a young girl’s race to find her missing mother over Paris’ rooftops which was inspired by…

John Hurt Portrait

Portrait of John Hurt

Following last week’s post showing some of the unpublished portraits shot for The Times, here’s a few more from the John Hurt shoot in Norwich last month. I’d met him at Norwich University of the Arts, where he is Chancellor, before an interview he gave to Stephanie Marsh where he was supposed to be talking…

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Authors, Professors, Politicians and Actors

Unseen Portraits for The Times, Spring 2014 One of the best things about my Editorial Photography for The Times is the variety of people I get to photograph. Every single day is different. Different characters, different lighting, different backgrounds, even different PR’s making my job easier or more difficult. And the challenge is to be…

Carol Vorderman portrait

Carol Vorderman Portraits

Fifteen Minutes With Carol Vorderman So this is a fairly typical portrait job for The Times – 15 minutes with the subject at the end of an interview, in a pretty uninspiring meeting room. It’s for the Weekend section of the Saturday Times, so I know they’ll probably want a landscape portrait of Carol looking…

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Descendent of Richard III

Richard III, the last King of England to be killed in battle, died at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. Human remains found by archaeologists under a car park in Leicester have now been confirmed to be the remains of King Richard III, by matching its DNA to that of Canadian carpenter living in London,…

Actress Sidse Babett Knudsen from the political drama Borgen

Borgen Cast Portraits

Spin Doctors and Borgen A huge bonus of being a contract photographer at The Times newspaper is getting to meet and photograph some pretty amazing people, and when this job to photograph ‘Birgitte’ and ‘Kasper’ from Danish political drama Borgen came up, I was thrilled. I’ve only recently become a fan, during the second series…