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.


One Whitehall Place – Lucie & Simon

One Whitehall Place was the venue for Lucie and Simon’s wedding reception, but there was a journey to beContinue »

Duncton Mill wedding – Clair & Sebastien

A Duncton Mill wedding for Clair and Sebastien on a very hot summer’s day last Saturday. This was aContinue »

A Berkshire wedding – Becky & Rob

A Berkshire wedding for Becky and Rob last Saturday. A very local wedding for them. The ceremony was at StContinue »

Dewsall Court wedding – Jo & Addie

A Dewsall Court wedding last Saturday for Jo and Addie – this is how to hold a wedding! When Addie got inContinue »

South Farm wedding – Karen & Graham

A South Farm wedding last Friday for Karen and Graham. An open air wedding on a summer’s day. But thenContinue »

Queens’ College wedding – Julie & Ben

A Queens’ College wedding in Cambridge for Julie and Ben on Saturday. Founded in the fifteenth century,Continue »

Yorkshire Dales wedding – Anneka & Arthur

Last Saturday saw a Yorkshire Dales wedding for Anneka and Arthur. North Yorkshire is easily one of the mostContinue »

Surrey garden wedding – Harriet & Tom

A quintessential Surrey garden wedding last Saturday for Harriet and Tom. Blue skies, fluffy white clouds, aContinue »

Russets wedding – Rachael & Alex

It’s an unwritten rule not to upstage a bride on her wedding day. It’s hard to do, but if the brideContinue »

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