Documentary wedding photographer | Dorset

Wedding photographer & story teller


About your Dorset Documentary Wedding Photographer

As a documentary wedding photographer that is passionate about capturing emotion with over 15 years experience in wedding photography most of which are in the beautiful county that is Dorset. You can rest assured I understand your wedding and what it means to you.

Your Dorset wedding day is a unique event and possibly the largest, most expensive, single day event of your life. Its only reasonable to want the most experienced and creative photographer you can afford to join your wedding team.

Being increasingly in demand over the last few years I have now put a limit on the amount of weddings I book in a year so I can focus all the creativity and energy your big day deserves.

You will find my modern outlook refreshing. An unbiased documentary wedding photographer I love all wedding celebrations from Church services to civil ceremony, same sex marriages through to Pagan hand-fasting. For me each celebration is about the bond between two people, I love to document that raw emotion.

Seeing your story as it unfolds

One this I hear from all my clients after the wedding is ‘I can’t believe who fast it went’. Your wedding is a unique day, unique to you. I love to follow the story of the day, documenting it as it unfolds.

If it was possible to recreate a wedding with an exact replica several times and had different photographers document it the images would all be different, that is was make your photographer choice key. We all see life from different angles and you should pick the images that touch your heart not your wallet when looking for your documentary wedding photographer.

From the details to the grand moments I love to watch your day through my lens seeing moments that you would have missed. I have always been told I am a social chameleon, I have the ability to get down to the level and play along with a terrible two year old and get a 90 year old laughing just the same no matter what walk of life. I bring a calm, de-stressing, personality which enables me to get great, creative natural photographs.

Always a pleasure working with this fab photographer who has the ability to capture beautiful, concise images and natural beauty in every shot he takes, fun to have around and lovely with it I know that every one of his photos will always be a treasured keepsake.
As a make up artist I get to see the lovely final images when we have worked on the same wedding and I am always impressed with the way he captures those important moments of love effortlessly, with a natural style and keen eye for detail.
Highly recommend.
Don’t leave it too late to book !
Amazing Face Bridal Hair and Make Up Dorset

Bridal preparation with Amazing Face MUA
Caroline SwaffieldAmazing Face Bridal Hair and Make Up Dorset

Nathan’s photographs of our wedding are a testament to his skill and creativity. We are delighted with all of them.

He is patient and charming, with obvious experience in organising wedding photographs.

We heartily recommend him.

Thank you, Nathan.

Southdowns Manor wedding photographer
Ellie & GeoffSouthdowns Manor

We really cannot thank you enough for our beautiful wedding photos, they are better than we could ever imagine. You were beyond amazing on the day from calming down Grace (the flowergirl) with Frozen to making everyone laugh and feel so comfortable. I cannot recommend you enough.

The Italian Villa wedding
Laura & AndrewThe Italian Villa
Thank you so much for all your hard work at our wedding at Lulworth Castle – I shall forever remember you as the man hiding in the bushes!
Bride and groom take selfie at Lulworth castle wedding
Arianna & PerranLulworth Castle

I wanted to thank you for the beautiful album.  You have captured a wonderful day for me and I’m sure in years to come I will enjoy reminding myself of this.  The quality of your work is exceptional and the large print you did of us under the pier shows, even more, detail seeing in on the canvas.

Thank you again for your patience and time spent on such a beautiful album, I will certainly be recommending you.

Bride and groom under Bournemouth Pier in Black and White
Maria McNallyBournemouth Beach

“We can’t thank Nathan enough for his outstanding work. It was a pleasure having him as our wedding photographer from the first meeting through to receiving the wedding album. He made it fun and painless and the results are more than we could have hoped for. We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Nathan to our friends, family or anyone who is looking for a professional but relaxed photographer.”

Poole Wedding photographer
Doug and HannahElmers Court

Wedding Photography on the day

On your big day I will arrive at a set time agreed beforehand, usually with the bride as the preparations are happening. I watch the events happening and the light falling around you and wait, like a great fisherman, for the big story moments to happen. They inevitably do and my experience tells me where to be and when, this is the art of a documentary wedding photographer.

Throughout the day I move around your wedding as a guest watching your wedding from the inside out, the unguarded moments happen because your guests feel as if I am one of them.

I use my greatest skill to get the best out of you on the day, my personality. You will feel at ease in front of the camera and I’ll coax out your true personality.

Any formal groups and special requests will be undertaken with fun and with minimal interruption to the flow of your wedding day.

Remember the day in high quality

While I upload the images, when I get home from your wedding day you’ll see a sneaky peek of the day as I can rarely resist posting on of my favourite images on Facebook. If you are Facebook sharers I will within a couple of weeks provide a selection of images on my facebook page for you and your guests to share in keeping with the social revolution and keeping your wedding alive in everyone’s hearts.

Following this the full selection of images is carefully edited using professional software and my own unique creativity to enhance and bring out the best of your day (no they don’t come out of the camera finished). You will receive the high resolution images on USB, or via download for foreign couples, and you will be able to love them for years to come, remembering moments like they happened yesterday.

For the more discerning couple I provide beautiful fine art wedding albums which really make your photographs sing. Nothing beats a truly professional album, I’m happy to show examples of my documentary wedding photography in print.

Book a date

Wedding dates are limited so please get in touch to find out whether your date is available. Let me know as much as you want about your day, remember I love weddings!

Popular dates get booked fast and often 12-18 months in advance. Only a modest deposit is required to secure your date.