Sussex Wedding Photographer

Sussex Wedding Photographer

I am Sussex wedding photographer, Martin Beddall, and I specialise in documentary wedding photography. I work in an honest and natural photojournalistic style. Images observed and captured, rather than contrived. I shoot weddings throughout the UK and abroad.

My background is in editorial photography and photojournalism, working for The Times, for many years, as a photojournalist. From portraits of the Prime Minister and Hollywood stars, to reportage stories across the world. Working to deadline, under pressure, in often difficult situations and environments – no better grounding for documentary wedding photography.

I approach wedding days as if I was a shooting a classic reportage photo essay for a magazine. More documentary photography than standard wedding photography. Capturing, in compelling images, the narrative of the day. Good wedding photography is fundamentally good storytelling in my opinion. If focuses on the characters, the fleeting moments and the emotions. I use the ambient light as much as possible, as this allows me to be unobtrusive, a fly on the wall. Ten years from now, the taste of the cake and the smell of the flowers may have faded in your memory, but you will have the photos to treasure for ever.

Documentary Wedding Photography

Wedding photography for couples who don’t want all that traditional setup stuff – but instead, want their wedding day captured in a series of natural, evocative images, that capture the atmosphere of the day. The story of the day.

Hopefully this website can give you a real sense of the way that I shoot and how my eye sees. It’s the difference in the ‘eye’ that sets photographers apart. Whether in my portfolio or the weddings and articles featured on my blog. If you are interested in an informal and natural approach to candid wedding photography, please contact me to check my availability.

“More photojournalism than wedding photography”

Burley Manor barn

Burley Manor Barn wedding – Caroline & Lloyd

Burley Manor Barn wedding photography Burley Manor, in the New Forest National Park, not far from Ringwood, was once aContinue »

Southend Barns

Southend Barns wedding – Sarah & James

Documentary Wedding Photography at Sussex wedding venue, Southend Barns Southend Barns, just south of Chichester inContinue »

Folkington Manor wedding with a big top

Folkington Manor wedding – Lucy & Danny

Documentary wedding photography at a Folkington Manor wedding Folkington Manor (pronounced Fo’ington?), aContinue »

Trinity College wedding photography

Trinity College wedding – Melanie & Angus

Reportage wedding photography at Trinity College in Oxford Trinity College in Oxford, a return for Melanie and Angus,Continue »

Orangery wedding

The Orangery wedding – Natasha & Nick

Documentary wedding photography at The Orangery in Holland Park The Orangery in Holland Park was to be the ceremonyContinue »

Manor House hotel wedding

Manor House hotel wedding – Jennifer & Neil

Reportage wedding photography at the Manor House hotel I think Neil mentioned that he, and some of his fellow FireContinue »

East Sussex wedding

East Sussex wedding – Zoë & Josh

Reportage wedding photography in East Sussex An East Sussex wedding for two childhood sweethearts – Zoë and Josh.Continue »

Goodwood House wedding photography

Goodwood House wedding – Paula & Przemyslaw

Wedding photography at Goodwood House Goodwood House, a grand stately home with an unusual design, atop the SussexContinue »

Hanbury Manor wedding

Hanbury Manor wedding – Helen & Thomas

Wedding Photography at Hanbury Manor Hanbury Manor, near Ware in Hertfordshire was the venue for Helen andContinue »