emotive, elegant documentary wedding photography

& beautiful 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 & elegant portraiture for men & women of all ages.


new portraiture studio in dorset

We’re now taking bookings for our gorgeous portraiture studio in North Dorset, specialising in elegant, beautiful portraits for women of all ages as well as for couples, individuals & family groups. We’d love to see you there….

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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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new weddings

Gilly & Lee, Shillingstone House, Dorset

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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latest real wedding blogs

First Dance Wedding Photography at Brympton House

This is a wedding I've had the pleasure of featuring before on the blog, and two of my favourite venues! This wonderful couple married at the sublime Sherborne Abbey in Dorset, followed by a wedding reception just across the border into Somerset at Brympton House. You...

Bishops Lydeard Wedding: The Church Ceremony

Time to take a look at this lovely Bishops Lydeard wedding in Somerset, this time to visit the most important part of the wedding day - the ceremony! This wonderful couple, whose bride and groom preparations we've already featured on the blog, married at the...

Wedding Reception at Axnoller, Dorset : Celebrations

I love to revisit the photographs from this lovely wedding reception at Axnoller in Dorset - because it was just such a fabulous wedding to photograph! As you can see from the images below, the couple had a wonderful cultural mix of English & Chinese influences on...

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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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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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