AWARD-WINNING LONDON DOCUMENTARY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
I’m a London wedding photographer and for the last ten years I’ve been covering weddings all over the UK as well as the far flung corners of the globe. In that time I’ve shot over 300 weddings in the UK, France, Italy and New Zealand and have a passion for travelling for my work. Wedding photography has taken me on a journey which I love, literally and figuratively, and thrown so many scenarios at me that have made me the photographer I am today. I’ve shot in storms, torrential downpours as well as baking midday sun and apart from needing the occasional change of shirt, have enjoyed every moment of it. Just when you think you’ve got it covered, a new challenge pops up and no two weddings are the same, so I never assume I’ve seen it all!
My wedding photography is about telling stories. The stories between the people, places and details of the day. Documentary wedding photography is about capturing moments in a way that creates timeless and precious memories that happen naturally, without direction or intervention from the photographer. I’m at my happiest when my pictures reflect the story of the day naturally and honestly. You can read more about my approach here and take a look at how I cover weddings on my blog.
I shoot weddings in a creative, documentary style creating a narrative from the events that unfold around me. I’ll photograph the small details as well as the big moments, all in the same unfussy and approachable way. I won’t get in the way or tell you what to do. Whether you’re having a London wedding or are getting married anywhere on the planet, I’d love to hear from you.
My work has appeared on many popular wedding blogs including Love my Dress and Rock My Wedding as well as printed magazines such as Brides and Professional Photographer. I’m a member of prestigious associations such as the Wedding Photojournalists Association and 20Collective and and my work has won awards from Fearless Photographers and thisisreportage.com. I also teach bespoke one-on-one workshops to wedding photographers who are looking to improve in specific areas.
“WOW!!!!! We have been looking for hours! I need to start again at the beginning to take it all in properly. But just a quick note to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts. The are amazing!!!! We have opened our last bottle of wedding champagne which we had saved and chilled ready, especially for this moment and have been in tears of joy and fits of laughter all evening. Words can’t describe how incredible it is to be taken back to that beautiful, wonderful day. Every image is a work of art – thank you thank you thank you!”
Helaina & Dan xxx