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

douglas wedding photography blog

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...

Hare and Make-up

The best weddings are full of fun and humour, and, as a documentary style wedding photographer I like nothing better than to include humour in my photos. Hence the title for this photo, Hare and Make-up.

There’s always one

The reason I stay past the first dance! Everyone is relaxed, the formal part of the day is over, guests along with the bride and groom can let their hair down and have fun. For a wedding photographer this can be a visual goldmine, the characters really make themselves...

Colour or black and white wedding photographs

First of all it isn't one or the other. If I've converted an image to black and white and you would prefer the colour version that is absolutely not a problem, I'll send you the colour version as well. All my wedding photography is captured in...

Don’t feed the wedding photographer

Joking aside, couples are very generous and often want to include the wedding photographer in their sit down meal. Although it may sound ungrateful my preference is not to eat with your wedding guests, let me explain why: You’ll have paid a lot for your reception and...

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