Your story

TOLD THROUGH MOMENTS

True to you

DOCUMENTARY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

The most important thing about your day and the camera is that you feel comfortable and relaxed throughout. That means exploring photography as much, or as little, as you like. I won’t take you away from friends and family for long and you won’t feel the need to pose. Most of the time I just capture candid, authentic moments. I will tell your story with images that create meaningful memories, not just memories of your photo being taken. Documentary wedding photography means I intervene as little as possible. Half the time you’ll barely know I’m there!

The bride and groom have relaxed portraits in front of Rivington Hall Barn
The bride and groom have relaxed portraits in front of Rivington Hall Barn

CHOOSING YOUR VENUE

Everything starts when you’ve chosen your venue and officially booked in your big day, whether it’s close to home or somewhere further afield. I’ve shot at many of these stunning venues here in the UK, but I also love a destination wedding for a grand adventure!

The grooms-to-be kiss in the landscape creating a silhouette natural wedding photography

THE PRE-WEDDING SHOOT

Take some time in a place that’s special to both of you to capture some beautiful memories. It’s a brilliant way to celebrate your engagement, get used to the camera, and for me to get to get to know you better! Pre-wedding shoots can be added to any of my wedding photography packages.

The bride reads through a card from the groom as she wipes a tear from her eye during bridal preparation photography
The bride reads through a card from the groom as she wipes a tear from her eye during bridal preparation photography

THE MORNING PREP

One of the most special and compelling times of your day is getting ready in the morning. In this time, excitement and anticipation begin to build for when you’ll walk down the aisle together, and it’s always filled with special little moments to capture. Not long to go!

The bride smiles beautifully at her husband as they meet at the end of the aisle at The Out Barn

THE CEREMONY

The moment everyone is waiting for! There’s nothing more authentic than capturing the moment you first see one another at the end of the aisle, so full of emotion. You exchange vows and seal the marriage with a kiss, before walking back up the aisle together as husband and wife.

The bride smiles beautifully at her husband as they meet at the end of the aisle at The Out Barn
Beautiful sunkissed portrait of the bride and groom
Beautiful sunkissed portrait of the bride and groom

PORTRAITS

Time to take a moment away together for some natural, authentic portraits, just the two of you. No need to pose, we’ll simple go for a stroll together somewhere quiet where you can take in the day, without being away from friends and family for too long. We can have a bit of fun with some group shots too if you like!

The bride and groom applaud the father of the brides wedding speech

WEDDING BREAKFAST

Your first meal together as husband and wife, and celebrating the moment with your friends and family. I’ll be speaking with your guests, capturing some truly authentic (and usually hilarious) messages with my Guest Wishes. Something for you to look forward to after the wedding!

The bride and groom applaud the father of the brides wedding speech
The bride sings along with the singing waiters
The bride sings along with the singing waiters

THE SPEECHES

Ah, the speeches! Time for words of love, sentiment, funny stories and sometimes, the occasional embarrassing moment. There’s always a variety of emotions to capture as your wedding party and guests say their piece. Usually some tears too!

The groom lifts the bride on the dancefloor

FIRST DANCE

Even if you’ve got two left feet, the first dance is something not to be missed. You’ll take centre stage in front of your guests and celebrate your union. You can make it so uniquely yours, whether you want a slow dance, something more fast paced, or even have a routine prepared, your guests can’t wait to join you on the dancefloor!

The groom lifts the bride on the dancefloor
The wedding guests hold their arms up high and sing with the music
The wedding guests hold their arms up high and sing with the music

PARTY TIME

It’s time to party! The DJ plays, the lights go down, and inhibitions drop. Drinks flow, and people partner up for a boogie on the dancefloor. Time to throw out some shapes! The energy of the party makes for some brilliant photographs, and you’ll definitely appreciate having these photos as part of your wedding gallery!

CREATIVE PORTRAITS

There are so many opportunities to capture some unique and interesting portraits throughout your day, we’ll make sure to explore creative photography options for your big day before it arrives. We’ll take 5 minutes away to create something you’ll remember for a lifetime.

EVERY SINGLE MOMENT

I’ll capture it all

You can trust me as your photographer to photograph your day exactly as it happens. Each authentic moment, and every exciting step, just perfect documentary wedding photography. The only thing you need to do is to simply have the best day ever, and I’ll capture your story.

My Features & Awards

INTERNATIONALLY AWARD WINNING PHOTOGRAPHER

I measure and challenge myself against the best in the world. 2024 is starting off with a bang, being ranked 2nd in the UK & Ireland by Masters of Wedding Photography Masters of Wedding Photography! 

In 2023, I also achieved top 3 photographer in the UK with Masters of Wedding Photography, along with top 10 photographer in the UK and top 30 in the world with This Is Reportage, and Top 10 Photographer in the World with Photographers Keeping it Real! I’ve racked up over 40 awards over the last two seasons, as well as being nominated for Wedding Photographer of The Year 2019, 2022, and won Highly Commended 2024 with TWIA. I’m also a member of five of the most prestigious photographic societies in the world; Fearless Photographers, This Is Reportage, Masters of Wedding Photography, Photographers Keeping it Real and ISPWP.

Lancashire Wedding Photographer - Reportage Top 30 Award Top 10 Award
The groom kisses his brides cheek as she laughs and looks into the distance at Crow Wood

They said…

All I can say is WOW! Andy’s work is perfection and he is the most amazing person you want around on your wedding day. He made us, as the bride and groom feel so relaxed and all our guests commented on what a lovely person he was. We honestly couldn’t have wished for more.

Carly & Aaron

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