Martin Beddall Documentary Wedding Photographer » Website of wedding photojournalist Martin Beddall creating reportage wedding photography in Sussex, Surrey, Kent, Hampshire, London and across the UK.

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I am an award winning documentary wedding photographer working in an honest, natural, photojournalistic style.

I have been a photographer for all my working life, with a background rooted in editorial photography and photojournalism. I bring this twenty year+ experience to my wedding photography, documenting wedding days as if I was a shooting a reportage photo essay for a magazine. Capturing the atmosphere, the characters, the fleeting moments, the emotions – good photography is fundamentally good storytelling. I believe that the best wedding photography focuses principally upon the people. When you look back at a wedding it is to the story and emotions of the day. It’s the story of two people making a commitment in front of family and friends – that is what my photography aims to capture forever.

My approach is to shoot using the natural light as much as possible to remain unobtrusive and retain the character of the scene. Not interfering, or creating contrived situations but quietly observing and anticipating the capture of timeless images. Good documentary wedding photography should give you a visual record of the day that you will look back at for years to come and smile. Images that you will want to hang on your wall. It is all about recording memories. Someone who was not there on the day should get the feeling that they may well have been, just by following the story of the day in your wedding photographs.

Hopefully this website should give you a good idea of the style of my work.

If this informal and natural documentary approach to wedding photography, rather than the traditional approach of endless staged shots and group shot after group shot, appeals to you please do contact me to discuss your wedding plans and my photography.


Gorse Hill wedding – Jennifer & Martin

Gorse Hill hotel on the edge on Woking in Surrey was the location for Jennifer and Martin’s wedding lastContinue »

Layer Marney Tower wedding – Susanna & Nick

Layer Marney Tower in Essex was the venue for Susanna and Nick’s wedding on Halloween. A sunny day, a freakyContinue »

Shakespeare wedding – Kate & Jack

Why a Shakespeare wedding? Well it took place in Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespeare’s home town. TheContinue »

Oxford Town Hall wedding – Mona & Andrew

Oxford Town Hall on a sunny October’s day saw Mona and Andrew get married in front of family and friends. AsContinue »

London Eye wedding – Lorna & Chris

A London Eye wedding for Lorna and Chris. Well, actually the London Eye bit was to be the surprise for the weddingContinue »

Northampton Guildhall wedding – Annie & George

Northampton Guildhall was the setting for Annie and George’s wedding at the weekend. But the coverageContinue »

Bartholomew Barn wedding – Michelle & James

Bartholomew Barn sits deep in the West Sussex countryside, near the market town of Petworth that rises over theContinue »

Dulwich Picture Gallery wedding – Misook & Sungmin

Dulwich Picture Gallery in South London was the location for Misook and Sungmin’s intimate wedding. AContinue »

Mayor’s Parlour wedding – Melanie & Joe

A Mayor’s Parlour wedding at Islington town hall for Melanie and Joe last Saturday. A small London wedding ofContinue »

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