about Belinda McCarthy

a lifetime in images

My career as a photographer to date has taken me to many wonderful places and the opportunity to work with amazing people. I’ve photographed ballerinas, actors, composers, television presenters – and more importantly, couples celebrating their love at their incredible weddings. My work has been featured in many print and media outlets, as well as in international art publications and as part of an exhibition in the Tate Modern, London.

I’m a documentary & fine art wedding photographer, based in rural Dorset where I live with my husband and son. There’s something lovely about the sense of community here, as well as the beautiful walks and stunning architecture. I’m pretty lucky. I’ve always loved photography and visual media, ever since I was small. As soon as I was big enough to hold a camera, I helped out in my father’s broadcasting business; I spent much of my childhood on film sets or in editing suites.

Now, I feel incredibly privileged to be able to run my own business, doing what I love and helping other people capture their most important memories. I like dogs, misty sunrises, pillows, wine, books, old cameras, mysterious moments and cheese (not necessarily in that order).  I also like photographing weddings. Meet me and listen to me enthuse about what I do, and you’ll come back to this page, cross out ‘like’ and put ‘LOVE’. And that’s what it’s all about. Love what you do and you’ll be the best you can be.

That’s me in the middle, wearing my best frock for a party. Admittedly, I’m a little older than that now, but as tattered and aged as this photograph is (well, aren’t we all), I like the moment it captures. Children have a way of looking directly through a camera lens into your very heart. Perhaps it’s something we lose as we get older, like being able to see fairies and do backbends. I don’t believe we have to lose that ability to show our inner souls to the camera, though, and that’s why I do what I do. If you’re wondering about the fairies, though, I can’t help you with that one.

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Dorset Wedding Photographer

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