no interference, no hassle, just amazing images

documentary photography of your wonderful wedding day

It’s your wedding. It’s the most special, thrilling and wondrous day of your life. It’s about two people binding themselves together for the rest of their lives, in front of people and family they love most. It’s the most amazing thing you’ll ever do. That’s why your wedding photographs should be truly amazing, too.

an individual approach, for photography as unique as you are

I wholeheartedly believe that your wedding day should be photographed in an unobtrusive documentary style, also known as reportage or photojournalism, utilising natural light wherever possible. It’s the only way to capture the heart and soul of your wedding day.

With a fully photojournalistic approach to your wedding photography, I’ll document your day entirely without interference and primarily in classic black and white images. If you’d like to incorporate some couples’ shots and a short session of group family shots, then I can easily work these in around the photojournalism to ensure that the posed elements of your wedding day run quickly, flawlessly and with minimal interruption to the celebrations.

Weddings are about glamour and style and WOW! – which is why when it comes to any couple’s shots you require,  I can use gorgeous location lighting and a host of skills to capture moments of out-and-out fabulousness! But rest assured, the way I approach the couple’s shots is as relaxed and discreet as possible, so that you’ll hardly feel like you’re being photographed at all.

I take exceptional time and care over each wedding I work on, not only during the build up to the day and on the wedding day itself, but also in the careful post-production of your wedding images. Each image is edited and hand finished to create photographs of utmost quality.

We were at a wedding recently.  James and I both noticed the photographer’s camera clicking away all through the ceremony and then later at the reception he was often in the way of the view, be it during the speeches, cake cutting or first dance.

It is not something either of us had ever paid much attention to before but it highlighted how good you were on our day.

We didn’t notice you at all during the ceremony and you managed to capture lots of fantastic candid photos of our guests which absolutely demonstrate that they were not aware of you either.

I particularly love that you’ve managed to capture so many of the children.

Jemma & James

photojournalism isn’t just about documenting; it’s also about understanding you & your celebration

Every wedding is individual and that’s reflected in the way I photograph your day and process your images. I want you to love your wedding photographs and feel that they’re a real interpretation of your own personalities, tastes and style. So, I take care to get to know my clients prior to the wedding day, to build up mutual understanding and trust and to assist me to work as unobtrusively as possible on the day itself, for the benefit of you and your wedding guests.

I want to know all about your wedding, your wedding venue and what excites you most about it. Seeing your wedding through your eyes enables me to ensure that I document it just as you always hoped and wished for. Whether it’s a relaxed informal feel, or an elegant celebration at a more formal event, getting to know you means that I understand about your wedding even before I’ve picked up the camera.

I do understand that ‘formal’ group shots are still often an important part of weddings for many people. For the comfort of your guests and partly to ensure that I have time to photograph your guests in reportage style, I’ll make recommendations on your shot list and on timings.

We’ll work together beforehand to make sure that those ‘must have’ group shots are captured efficiently and in a relaxed manner, without the need for your guests to wait around for hours. Normally, my group shots take less than twenty minutes – leaving you, your friends and family free to mingle and enjoy the day. Now surely that’s what weddings are all about!


Dorset Wedding Photographer

Belinda McCarthy Photography Ltd.
Company Registration Number 9551009, registered in  England & Wales.