welcome to Belinda McCarthy Photography

Thanks for dropping by! I’m Belinda McCarthy, a documentary wedding photographer based in Somerset and shooting weddings all across the South West and the UK. I specialise in emotive, real images, shot beautifully and without interference.

If you love wonderful images and are passionate about your wedding being documented in the most sympathetic way possible, you’ve come to the right place.

Choosing your wedding photographer is one of the most important decisions you’ll make about your wedding. After all, you’ll be looking at those images for many years to come.

I pride myself on not only creating wonderful images for my clients, whilst working as unobtrusively as possible, but also in making every step of the process a pleasure. After all, it’s your wedding – everything about it should be exciting!


  • I’m a full-time photographer specialising in weddings, so you’re my first and only priority.
  • I work unobtrusively to create gorgeous documentary images – no interference, no bossiness, no hassle.
  • I use the highest quality photographic & lighting equipment to ensure amazing images, no matter the weather or season.
  • I take care to build relationships and understand my clients, to document their wedding just the way they imagine

Read more about my approach to shooting weddings here – and how I believe that documentary wedding photography is the most emotive and beautiful way to document your wedding day. As you’ll see, not all wedding photographers are the same.

my approach

latest posts from the blog

Preview: Jemma & James at Almonry Barn

Wow oh wow oh wow. That just about sums up the truly wonderful wedding of Jemma & James at Almonry Barn in Somerset.What a fabulous couple, and what a fabulous wedding day! I was absolutely privilege to be the one to photograph it. I’m not going to write too...

A Top Gun Wedding at Brympton House, Somerset

I’ve been lucky enough to shoot lots of lovely, lovely weddings this year at Brympton House in Somerset. I’ve still got lots to show you and lots to talk about, so if you’re a Brympton House fan, or getting married there, keep on checking back here!...

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there are many more real weddings, great features and beautiful wedding photography featured on the blog. Click on the button below to take a look.

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documentary wedding photography

no fuss, no intervention, no drama.

I not only photograph weddings in Somerset, Bristol, Bath and the surrounding counties, but also further afield, including destination weddings. I pride myself not only on the quality of my wedding photography, but in the highly unobtrusive way I work. I believe that weddings should be documented, not directed, and that you should spend your wedding day with your friends and family, not your photographer. I won’t interfere with proceedings or hold up the day for hours with endless formal shots, but I will work quietly to capture every wonderful moment of your wedding day.

I’ve photographed many gorgeous weddings in venues throughout Somerset and Bath, from grand country house celebrations, to relaxed and informal country weddings in fields. Every wedding day is beautiful, every love story is wonderful, and it’s my job, as wedding photographer, to document your amazing day with truth and beauty. I believe in wedding images which have a contemporary yet timeless appeal; couples wedding photography which is natural, relaxed and luminous; and reportage coverage of your wedding day to capture a series of amazing little moments.

hot off the press

our latest wedding

Caroline & Ian, Maunsel House, Somerset

happy clients? you bet.

Well I have just woken up and oh my god…..oh my god…..oh my god……I have just relived the most special and amazing day of mine and Daniel’s lives and I may be welling up as I write this! You have managed to capture the joy the last ten years have brought us and the wonder and excitement that the next ten will bring! I am completely overwhelmed and grateful for the memories that you have captured for us and that we can keep for the rest of our lives. It was an honour to have you there with us and thank you for making everything feel so easy and relaxed. Your words on the blog are so kind and mean so much! You truly are a photography genius and we will be forever grateful that you “said yes” to us all that time ago and agreed to help us capture our day! I can’t wait to share these with all our friends and family, all our love Mr & Mrs Knapp xxx

Holly & Daniel



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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new real wedding portfolios & showreels

Want to check out my latest 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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