This was such a beautiful day in Cornwall last year; Marie and Ben really lucked out on the weather front! It was also the day England won their World Cup Quarter-Final against Sweden, so it seemed their luck extended a long way too…! What to say about this day? Well, it was just lush, from start to finish. A truly relaxed day – as all the best weddings are, in my opinion – Marie and Ben got married by one of their friends, on a field of wild-flowers overlooking the Cornish coast. Pretty romantic…!
My style is all about capturing the day naturally – yet creatively and artistically – and this documentary wedding photography approach of mine was something that Marie and Ben wanted throughout the entire day – this meant that they didn’t even want any ‘couple time’ (which a lot of my couples still do want, and is totally up to you, of course!) – so all of the images you see here, even the ones of just the couple, are totally natural, 100% documentary captures. No poses; nothing staged: This is Reportage (Ha, putting that little tag-line in there because I own and run This is Reportage, a worldwide community of the very best documentary wedding photographers).
So much emotion at this wedding, which is always such an honour to capture. During their Best Man’s speech, especially, and just afterwards…there are times, as a wedding photographer, that you really get goosebumps, listening to all these lovely words that people say about each other. Even when we don’t personally really know these people, it still affects us in a big way, and to be able to capture the moments, the reactions, the hugs and affection…well, it really is an honour and huge pleasure to be able to do so; I love it.
But, enough of the typing, Alan! On to some of my favourite documentary wedding photography captures from Marie and Ben’s Cornwall wedding: