Let's talk about your big day

relaxed and natural documentary style wedding photography

I am a Sudbury, Suffolk based photographer who photographs weddings in a reportage style in Suffolk and Essex.

My aim is to provide you with wedding photographs that tell the story of your day, from preparation through to last dance. I capture the day in a documentary (also known as reportage) style, my aim is to blend in and observe rather than interrupt. For much of the day you won’t even notice me. We can of course take time out for family groups and bride and groom portraits, but they are by no means compulsory. I cover weddings in Suffolk and Essex but am always happy to travel.

The best photographs are taken when you’re relaxed and having fun. I don’t shine big lights in your face and definitely won’t ask you to say cheese!

Let's talk about your big day

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Nadia+Trevor Coggeshall Wedding

Nadia and Trevor married on a cold, wet February day at Houchins near Coggeshall, Essex. The weather didn't stop their celebrations, we even managed to get outside for a couple of quick bride an groom portraits. ...

Joanne+Dave Long Melford Wedding

Joanne and Dave’s winter wedding took place at The Bull, Long Melford, Suffolk. Ceremony and Reception: The Bull Hotel, Long Melford

Lucy+Craige Long Melford Wedding

Lucy and Craige’s September wedding, took place in Long Melford, Suffolk. Lucy got ready at just down the road at the beautiful Melford Hall before the short journey to the majestic All Saints Church Long Melford. After the service, the the...

A quick guide to group shots

Although I’m primarily a documentary wedding photographer I am always happy to take group shots. Weddings are often the only time you will have all your friends and family in one place. With some prior planning we can usually get...

Waiting room – The Athenaeum Bury St Edmunds

Capturing interaction between people is, to me, a really important part of photographing a wedding. This picture is a favourite. Taken at The Athenaeum Bury St Edmunds during Sabina and Tom's small, intimate ceremony. It includes two sets of interactions, the bride's...

Lara+Daniel Long Melford Wedding

Lara and Daniel's late August wedding, took place on a warm Saturday afternoon in Long Melford, Suffolk. After some getting ready photos at in nearby Sudbury we headed over to the beautiful All Saints Church in Long Melford. After the service,...

2018 Budget changes for weddings

As part of the 2018 budget the Chancellor has asked the Law Commission to review the rules on where weddings can take place. The changes should create a "simpler and fairer system" giving couples a "meaningful choice". For the first time outdoor...

Confetti Run

"How do we organise a confetti run?" A question I'm often asked, usually a few minutes before people want to throw confetti. This is, one of the rare occasions, that as a documentary wedding photographer I'll get involved in...

Award winning wedding photographer

I'm delighted to have achieved the distinction of winning two Bronze Awards in the Guild of Professional Photographers Image of the Month competition with photos from Heather and Tom's wedding at Dove Barn, Boxford, With the competition...

Sabina+Tom Garden Wedding

Sabina and Tom's August wedding, like so many this year took place on a very hot Saturday. After a small intimate civil ceremony at the Athenaeum, Bury St Edmunds the day before. They celebrated with family and friends in the beautiful...