What is Documentary Wedding photography?

Documentary wedding photography, also known as reportage photography, stems from the journalistic tradition of storytelling. 

Instead of a series of static images snapped throughout the day, documentary wedding photography replicates the story of the wedding day through natural, unposed pictures. Where a traditional wedding shoot is a bit like an old photo album, my photography act more like a scrapbook. 

One is full of great pictures, but with little link between them, beyond perhaps chronological order. The other ensures that each photo is brimming with character, while creating a more animated portrait of your wedding and all its unique qualities.

By observing the order of events, getting to know the guests and becoming an unassuming participant in all the joys and occasional mishaps of your big day, a skilled wedding photographer can preserve a copy of your wedding in time. 

Rather than disjointed snapshots, you get a kind of photo essay that’s natural, relatable and memorable down to the last detail.

 
Joe’s style very much matched our own of being informal and natural, resulting in some amazing photographs that we’ll cherish for the rest of our lives.
— Kim & Greg
Absolutely stunning photography which captured so many emotional moments on our wedding day, I’m so incredibly pleased.
— Holly & Mark
Ramsgate Wedding Photography
 
Same Sex wedding photography
The pictures were absolutely fantastic as Joe managed to informally capture the unique feel of our day, and had obviously listened to what we wanted... I could not recommend him more highly
— Leon & Jason
 
We approached Joe at late notice, and he was a joy to work with; adaptable and professional. On the day Joe dealt with all that we threw and him and caught some really beautiful shots.
— Dermot & Nigel
 
What can I say, joe was amazing. We had such a fantastic day and Joe managed to capture everything on camera!! Not only is joe unreal with a camera but he made everyone feel at ease, whilst being a complete professional. We couldn’t have asked for a better photographer. Thank you, thank you, thank you
— Janine & Joe