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Dorset Wedding photographer watches Father of the Bride see his daughter on the stairs of Smedmore House

Dorset Wedding Photographer

Est. 1999

creative Dorset wedding photographer
Couple laying on a pontoon by Dorset Pond by Dorset Wedding Photographer | Libra Photographic

Photography as unique as your wedding

Congratulations on your engagement, I’m assuming that you are in here after the big question was asked and now you’re lost in a world of wedding industry websites. It’s bewildering, isn’t it?

Your wedding is your perfect plan for a perfect day, your wedding suppliers, not only your Dorset wedding photographer, need to ‘get you’. Understanding what makes you tick and what you love to do. On your wedding day, you need the confidence to step back and let us do our job without interfering, that comes with trust and experience. Having been a full-time wedding photographer for 25 years and photographed over 500 weddings you can count on the fact I know my craft. This means you can relax on your wedding day in the knowledge your dreams are being captured, even the moments you miss.

“Our guests loved having him around on the day. He was always in place to get the right shot. He also gave good directions on posing for photos and was able to make us laugh and relax”

Adam and Elizabeth

Documentary Dorset wedding photographer
Two brides in Constables house in Christchurch-Dorset

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Could you not take my word for it?

That’s ok, it is important to do your research, take a look through the reviews left on Google by past couples. These are independent of my website so you know they are truthful. I pride myself on lasting relationships with my customers, lots become life long friends and photograph their children once they appear.

Az Rehman
Az Rehman
As a wedding photographer myself, it was so important for me, and my now wife to feel comfortable on our wedding day. Photographing another photographer's wedding can be daunting, but Nathan took it all in his stride. He captured the day beautifully, with a strong combination of reportage and posed images, and his creativity shone through. Nathan listened to exactly what were were looking for, and he exceeded our expectations on the day. More importantly, we all enjoyed his company on the day.
Amber Lily Crain
Amber Lily Crain
Nathan was hands down one of the best things about our wedding. He was absolutely wonderful from start to finish- recommending other suppliers to us, being incredibly calming, and even making sure I didn’t keel over from lack of food on the day! He slotted in so well and we’ve had so many comments from all of our guests about how kind and funny he was, and to top it off, our photos are absolutely beautiful. Thank you for everything Nathan!
amanda james
amanda james
Nathan is just fabulous. We are so glad that we chose Nathan to capture our day. He was absolutely fantastic from the start, he made everyone feel comfortable and was a pleasure to have with us. All our guests commented on how lovely he was. Fast forward to the photos and we were just blown away with how well he captured the day. The photos are what's left and we look forward to retelling our magical story again and again......Thank you Libra Photographic!!
Richard Vaughan
Richard Vaughan
We used Nathan as our wedding photographer this summer & we are so pleased we did. He was recommend to us, and I would recommend him to anyone. He was great fun, easy to work with, listened to what we wanted, & came up with some fantastic creative ideas. Great at getting even the most reluctant people to smile. If you are looking for a photographer... he is your man
Brian Collins
Brian Collins
Brilliant photos. Excellent photographer.
jeremy heading
jeremy heading
Look no further If you want to perfectly capture your Wedding Day, we cannot recommend Nathan enough. You have now found the most knowledgeable, enthusiastic, cost effective, helpful, unobtrusive wedding photographer around who delivered in an on-time manner a very wide range of remarkable photographs that amazingly reflected the many and varied events of our Wedding Day. Thank you Nathan – Jemime and Jeremy
Vicki Smith
Vicki Smith
Nathan was incredible from start to finish, we originally met him at a friends wedding and when planning knew exactly who we wanted to contact for our special day! He had such a great presence and made taking photos fun and relaxed. We were keen for some natural photos and he captured these perfectly. He was perfect with our flower girl and making her laugh too! He was also great at knowing lots of little hints and tips throughout the day and really helped with keeping everything organised which was a great help! We couldn’t recommend Nathan more! Getting our photos back made us relive a very special day and we can’t thank him enough!
Ben R
Ben R
Nathan was the photographer for my wedding, he is a great guy and easy to work with. He blends into the background when he's working as he was very popular with our guests. I met Nathan when he did the photo's for my friends wedding and he came across really well and when I saw there photo's I knew I wanted him to do ours as well. Obviously the day photos are amazing, but I really love the night photos when he captured people in very natural scenes, dancing, drinking and laughing. It's these photo's that really make the memories special as we can see all of our friends and family having such a lovely time and plenty of fun. In terms of money I'm sure you can get cheaper, but you can also get a lot more expensive. The old saying of "you get what you pay for" comes to mind and when you look at the quality of reviews he's got you can see he's a class act. We highly recommend Nathan.
Rachel Gray-Sims
Rachel Gray-Sims
If you’re looking for a friendly, experienced and incredibly talented wedding photographer then Nathan is your guy. We’re so thankful for the part he played in our day and for capturing beautiful moments in such a discreet way. Cannot recommend enough!
Adam Alcantara
Adam Alcantara
Nathan is brilliant. We hired him after he did my sisters wedding back in 2021 and did an amazing job. He did a great job for our wedding in every way. The photographs provided were all amazing, and we and our guests loved having him around on the day. He was always in place to get the right shot. He also gave good directions on posing for a photos and was able to make us laugh and relax, which was useful for us as we don't usually pose for photos

“It is your wedding, not a photoshoot”

Tiny Glimpses, Epic Stories

Telling the story of your wedding in photographs is referred to as documentary, reportage, unposed or photojournalistic. All these mean to express the story of your wedding day without interfering, watching and waiting. These brief moments of love are tiny glimpses into the epic stories between soul mates and friends alike.

When you look back on these photos they will bring back not only the memory but the emotional connection.

Groom comforting his child during Hand Fasting ceremony | Documentary Wedding Photography
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Dramatic Light, Emotional Shadows

Crafting bold and dramatic wedding portraits goes beyond mere photography; it’s about capturing the essence of emotion and the intensity of the moment in a single, stunning frame. These portraits are not just pictures; they are vivid stories told through light, shadow, and expression. They highlight the profound connections and raw emotions of the day. Such images stand out for their depth and power, each one a striking artwork that boldly narrates your love story.

You’ll want to print these big and share them far and wide.

Featured Weddings

Top 100 International Documentary wedding photographer award
Top 10 Uk Wedding blogs award
The wedding industry award - South West Regional finalist 2022-23
Top 50 International Creative photographer Award
Dorset Wedding Photographer - Nathan Eames

I’m Nathan, the face and creative spirit behind Libra Photographic, where every image is a chapter of your love story. The approach for your wedding is simple, narrate your big day through photographs, capturing every emotion and moment, from the quiet to the exuberant, in beautifully crafted images. It’s a blend of refined elegance and creative flair, all with a documentary twist. With over 20 years of perfecting my art, I’ve developed a primarily observational style, with just the right amount of creativity sprinkled in, creating honest, real, and truly epic portraits of you, your friends and family throughout the day. Read More…

Libra Photographic is for couples who deeply value their memories being captured in a way that’s unobtrusive, natural, and genuine—without the need for lots of poses or direction.

Have Camera, will travel

As a Dorset wedding photographer serving the local area, I get to visit Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Somerset and Devon frequently however, I travel across the UK and I’ve been known to shoot abroad too. The cost of travel is something that can affect the price of your wedding package but most of the time it is inclusive. I feel fortunate that I can travel for my job, seeing new places and exploring new wedding venues is a perk of the job and it keeps me creative, that’s how awards are won.

All are welcome here

There has been a lot of talk about inclusivity in recent times. That has never been in question here.

We are all working this shift on spaceship Earth travelling through the cosmos together. We all have the same struggles and joys experiencing life in this momentary blink of existence so let us come together and celebrate this shared experience, rather than focus on our differences.

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Get in Touch

So you’ve made your way through the whole page here, congratulations, that was a lot of reading. One thing that reading cannot do is check my availability or experience my slightly nuts (in a good way I promise) personality. Let’s have a chat about your Dorset wedding. Fill out the form below to see what I can do for you.

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