Natural wedding Photography

DOCUMENTARY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
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.

PHOTOJOURNALISM BACKGROUND

My background is in editorial photography and photojournalism, working for The Times, for ten 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.

REPORTAGE APPROACH

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.

REPORTAGE 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 unposed wedding photography, please contact me to check my availability.

Professional Photographer of the Year 2012.

Wedding Photographer of the Year – London & the South-East, 2015 & 2016 (The Wedding Industry Awards)

Highly Commended, Wedding Photographer of the Year – National Finals, 2015 & 2016 (The Wedding Industry Awards)

Member of The South East Selective

“ More photojournalism

than wedding photography”

“Our photographs are exquisite

– they document the day perfectly. There is an intimacy and realism in Martin’s photography which I suspect comes from his earlier work as a photojournalist.”

“This is exactly what we wanted,

a storybook of our day. Some of our guests have commented ’we didn’t realise you had a photographer’ – this is how well Martin fits into the day”

“The most amazing

and uniquely composed wedding photos I have ever seen. I can’t believe how well Martin captured the spirit of the day and the way we feel for each other.”

“ His photos are exactly what we wanted.

Natural, entertaining and beautiful. Every person who has seen them has been amazed by them and a few tears have been shed.”

“He captured the mood of the day,

of us and all our guests, perfectly. He caught some very special (and fleeting!) moments and we barely noticed him all day.”

LATEST

Ditchling Village Green | Karen & Michael

Village green wedding in Ditchling A wedding at their local church, for Karen and Michael, with the wedding reception on the village green. The village of Ditchling, East Sussex - just below the South Downs, just north of Brighton.The village is in the South Downs...

Lewes Castle wedding | Hannah & Sam

Wedding ceremony in Lewes Castle ruins Two weeks before, I was photographing a wedding ceremony in what was left of a castle in Denmark. This time another castle but one closer to home. Hannah and Sam's wedding was in one of the oldest castles in the UK, Lewes castle,...

Skanderborg | Janne & Michael

Reportage wedding photography in Denmark Last weekend I shot a wedding in Denmark. Skanderborg, Jutland. The small town, beside the lake of the same name, where Janne and Michael live. So, an early flight from Gatwick the day before. Off to the Land of Lego, the...

Bank of England Sports Centre | Asad & Paul

A very wet London wedding The Bank of England Sports Centre, in Roehampton, South-West London - Asad and Paul's wedding, on a very wet Sunday. Rain, rain and more rain. This wedding was going to stay indoors. Inside though, Asad and Paul were surrounded by the warmth...

Glynde Place wedding | Alice & Paul

Sussex summer wedding at Glynde Place Glynde Place, an Elizabethan manor house, extensively retsored in recent years, has been a family home since 1569. Situated at the heart of a vast estate, near the Sussex town of Lewes, it shouldn't be confused with Glyndebourne,...

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