Documentary wedding photography

Preserve Your Happiest moments for future generations

Embrace the Unscripted Beauty of Your Story with Documentary Wedding Photography

In the heart of every glance, giggle, and tender touch, there’s a story waiting to be told. Documentary wedding photography isn’t just about capturing moments; it’s about preserving the raw, unfiltered essence of your special day. Say goodbye to posed photographs and hello to genuine laughter, tears of joy, and love in its purest form.

With a keen eye for detail and a knack for capturing the unexpected, documentary wedding photography ensures that the spontaneity of your day is preserved forever. From the nervous anticipation of the morning preparations to the wild abandon of the dance floor, capture it all, without intrusion, allowing you to relive your day, just as it happened.

Award winning hand fasting image at Ashley Wood Farm wedding
Wpja award winning photograph from Smedmore Houe

Seeing your story as it unfolds

One this I hear from all my clients after the wedding is ‘I can’t believe how 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 as an exact replica several times and have different photographers document it the images would all be different, that is what makes 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 loving glances to the grand moments, I love to preserve your day through the lens seeing moments that you would have missed. I have always been told I am a social chameleon, I can get down to the level of a terrible two-year-old or 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.

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 me 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 one 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 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 make your photographs sing. Nothing beats a truly professional album, I’m happy to show examples of my documentary wedding photography in print.

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Listed in the Top 100 Documentary Wedding Photographers in the World

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

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