emotive documentary wedding photography & elegant studio portraiture

I'm Dorset Wedding & Portrait Photographer Belinda McCarthy, photographing weddings in Dorset, Somerset, throughout the UK and into Europe. I specialise in a highly unobtrusive & cinematic documentary photography approach, also known as reportage or photojournalism.

I also run a gorgeous portraiture studio in Dorset, specialising in timeless, beautiful portraits for women of every age. As a specialist in women's portraiture, I've learnt how to pose every size and shape in a flattering and natural way, as well as how to help women boost their self-esteem through portrait images.

With hair, makeup & styling in-house, our portrait sessions are more like spa sessions than photoshoots. We'll create the most beautiful images of you that you've ever imagined owning - and that you'll be proud to pass on to your family for generations to come.


your guide to feeling confident and looking GREAT in photographs

Do you want to find out some of our studio secrets to making women of all ages and shapes look amazing in photographs?

This simple & easy to follow guide will increase your confidence and banish those 'bad photograph' days!

Suitable for every age and body shape, this free downloadable e-book shows you how to pose naturally and how to look younger and slimmer in photographs - even when it's just an amateur family photo. 

If you've ever worried about not being 'photogenic', then this is a must-read download for you.


portraiture studio in dorset

Our portraiture studio specialises in elegant & beautiful portraits for women of all ages as well as for couples, individuals & family groups.

Situated on a country manor estate in Dorset, it's the perfect setting for a wonderful experience to remember.

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beautiful photography : less interference.

show-stopping images, whilst capturing all the emotion.

I'm a full-time wedding & portrait photographer and I've worked in the wedding industry for over ten years. I photograph beautiful weddings in Dorset, Somerset & across the UK, as well as destination weddings in Europe.

I've photographed many gorgeous weddings, from grand country house celebrations to informal country weddings in fields. Every wedding day is beautiful, every love story is wonderful, & it's my job as wedding photographer to document your amazing day with truth and beauty.

With timeless & emotive documentary wedding photography, we'll create an amazing record of the most important day of your lives. And, as I use the highest quality photographic and lighting equipment, you'll have stunning images to treasure no matter what the weather.

dorset wedding photographer Belinda McCarthy

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Anna & Tom, Wells Cathedral

wedding portfolios & showreels

Want to check out my real wedding portfolios and video showreels, chock full of gorgeous wedding images? There are a whole host to choose from - from stately home bashes to outdoors celebrations. Go on, dig in!
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happy clients? you bet.

Oh Belinda, I just don't know what to say!!  I feel like I've just relived the day again! The photos of our wedding day are absolutely STUNNING!!!  I don't know how to thank you, I really don't!  I can't get my head around how amazing the photos are!  I want to shout out to all the married couples to be that they must have you as their wedding photographer!  The day I Googled 'award winning photographers in Dorset', is a day I will always, always be grateful for, as we found YOU, and you are THE BEST EVER Belinda!!  I can't stop looking through the album! You've captured everything!  You've captured shots of our family and friends in such magical ways, and you've preserved our special day forever.  I honestly cannot express to you how happy and how grateful we are to you!  I can hardly see what I'm writing here as I can't stop welling up!! Thank you so, so, so much!!!

I'll be in touch again soon, I just wanted to say thank you, thank you, thank you - I can't stop crying!!! xxxxxxx

Gilly & Lee

kind words

We're very lucky that so many of our clients have taken the time to write to us about their experience. Read on to find out what they've said about our wedding photography....
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want to know about my documentary approach to photographing weddings?

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latest blogs

Featured Portrait Shoot: Paula

'I AM NOT A ONE IN A MILLION KIND OF GIRL. I AM A ONCE IN A LIFETIME KIND OF WOMAN'.   Paula came to the studio here in Shililngstone on the eve of her fortieth birthday to create beautiful portraiture images to celebrate this landmark time of her life. Not only...

Crowcombe Court Wedding Photography : Bridal Prep

Oh, wasn't THIS a wonderful day to be a part of! My first time carrying out Crowcombe Court wedding photography - and I was certainly not disappointed, for it is a truly wonderful venue in an exceptionally beautiful location in Somerset. In fact, if you're thinking of...

Featured Portrait Shoot: Lindsay

Lindsay recently visited the studio for a portrait shoot - and I wish I'd videoed her reaction when she saw her final images at the reveal session, as she was so excited that it almost brought me to tears! For Lindsay's shoot, she wore four outfits of her own, plus...

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Dorset Wedding & Portrait Photographer

The Stables Portraiture Studio
Shillingstone House
Dorset DT11 0RZ

Belinda McCarthy Photography Ltd. Company Registration Number 9551009, registered in England & Wales.
Registered Office: Pear Tree Cottage, Blandford Road, Shillingstone, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 0SF.
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