emotive documentary wedding photography

I'm Dorset Wedding 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 offer portraiture for women, families and for business, which you can read about on my dedicated portrait website. 





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

Gemma & Nick, Tarrant Monkton, Dorset

wedding portfolios & showreels

Want to check out my real wedding portfolios, 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!

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....

want to know about my documentary approach to photographing weddings?

latest blogs

Orchardleigh Wedding Day: Bridal Preparations

Let's take a look at a wonderful Orchardleigh wedding day, at the beautiful Orchardleigh Estate near Frome in Somerset! I always enjoy photographing weddings here, ever since my first visit, which must be about six or seven years ago. Over the years, Orchardleigh has...

Image of the Day: The Onlooker

At any wedding, during that special 'first dance' which kicks off the evening reception, all eyes are always on the bride and groom as they take to the floor. What that means, as a wedding photographer, is that you need to have YOUR eyes not only on the dancing, but...

Image of the Day : Joie de Vivre

If I had to make a list of the best things about being a wedding photographer, then I'm sure that pretty high up that list would come 'the feeling of seeing other peoples' happiness'. There's probably a fancy word for that, but it certainly isn't on the tip of my...

there's lots more to read....

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.

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.


Dorset Wedding 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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