Timeless | Elegant | Unobtrusive

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Documentary Wedding Photography from Dorset, London, across the UK and abroad

Documentary | Reportage | Photojournalism

Hello, I’m Andy. I am a Documentary Wedding Photographer based on the South Coast of England covering weddings throughout the UK and Europe. I am a specialist in a style of wedding photography known variously as Documentary Wedding Photography, Photojournalism or Reportage.

My wedding photography combines the unobtrusive, documentary style with a considered fine-art approach. This photojournalistic view enables me to produce timeless images that are richly packed with emotion.

I will blend as seamlessly throughout your day as a guest with a camera. I stay discreet and respectful of you, your family, friends, and surroundings. You can simply forget I am there and enjoy your wedding to the full without having to pose uncomfortably. 

View some of my most recent wedding photography

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Destination Wedding Photography in Guernsey with Louise & Doug
Destination Wedding Photography in Guernsey With a clear edit queue I finally get some time [Read more →]
Colin & Soozii’s New Forest Engagement Photography
  New Forest Engagement Photography Sticking with my 2015 blog-as-soon-as-processed workflow [Read more →]
Helen & Tom’s Wedding at Lains Barn, Oxfordshire
My first wedding of the year and I've set myself a target of blogging the wedding as soon as I [Read more →]

Documentary | Reportage | Photojournalism

A little more about my style and approach...

Documentary Wedding Photography

I am a full-time professional recording weddings all year round in the UK and internationally. By booking me to photograph your wedding you are assured of receiving a top end artistic service backed up by an established team. Creating timeless story-telling photography is both my livelihood and passion. 

Eco-Friendly Wedding Photography

With high demand to photograph weddings around the UK, I get to see a lot of the country and inevitably travel some considerable distance. To minimise the environmental impact of my role, I work to both reduce and offset my carbon emissions. Read more about my eco-friendly wedding photography.

Reportage Wedding Photography

The modern use of 'Reportage' has been distorted somewhat but I stick to the traditional meaning of the word - the discrete observation and recording of events without influencing how they unfold. This relaxed method of wedding photography is incredibly effective and sympathetic to your day.

Wedding Photojournalism

I am proud to be an active member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA) - a professional organisation promoting excellence in wedding photojournalism. The first place to view a selection of my images is in my wedding photography portfolio. My latest work and full weddings are added regularly to the blog.

Fine Art Wedding Photography

The refined approach I apply to covering weddings, also works exceptionally well for documenting family life. Throughout the year I undertake a limited number of portrait photography sessions, creating uniquely engaging photographs of your family. These images - deeply personal and valuable - are available for presentation with a UK sourced range of fine-art prints, leather albums, bespoke hand-made frames and digital media.

Associate Wedding Photographer

As an associate of Allister Freeman, I have been mentored and trained by one of the top UK wedding photographers. Influenced by Allister's documentary approach and fine attention to detail, I have developed my own style whilst sharing those qualities. With the backing of our studio premises, we have a team of editors, printers and framers to support delivery of high-end, luxury products and discrete services to our discerning clients. 

Andy Rapkins is an Associate Photographer within the Allister Freeman Photography Collective