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WHAT IS DOCUMENTARY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY?

What is documentary wedding photography? A good question. Basically it’s a style of taking photos of your wedding day candidly, naturally and without direction. Documentary wedding photographers tell your story of your day, in a genuine unobtrusive way, capturing the moment as it happens, like a story teller, without the narrator.  It side steps away from the traditional format of wedding photography, the all posed, grip and grin pictures, that seemed to have been dominating the market, and the norm for many many years.  Reportage […]

Bride Westpoint wedding show

Bride: The Wedding Show at Westpoint Exeter

The wedding show at Westpoint Exeter has long been in the calendar and it’s an event that I really look forward to each time I attend. So many new people to meet as well as saying hello to some of my industry peers. This weekend I shall be on stand 517 showing a selection of my documentary wedding photography. You can also see a few examples below. There will be hundreds of stands as well as catwalk shows, a cafe […]

BRIDWELL PARK WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

For anyone who knows me, my DIY skills are not that strong, but when I first moved from Wales to Devon way back in 1998 my job to settle in a brand new country was working at B&Q, which seemed an ironic move. I wasn’t the best at the job to be fair, my check out skills were poor, legend has it I let a fully grown two piece shed through once without zapping it, my till was not adding […]

ASH BARTON ESTATE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

Well, this was a nice wedding, with even lovelier people, up in North Devon, at the Ash Barton Estate, never been before, but would love to return and shoot another wedding at some point. Gina and Chris, and daughter Indie were the folk involved, along with all the other guests obviously, and a great day was had by all. Gina got in touch relatively in advance of her wedding, in comparison to most, and I remember it like yesterday. I […]

BERRY HEAD HOTEL WEDDING PHOTOS

We walked around Fernworthy Reservoir for the pre shoot, it was then that Elizabeth told me there was an old village at the bottom of the lake, how cool was that? A whole village under water, and you could see the church steeple when the reservoir is low enough, anyway, enough of the history, let’s chat about their wedding.  They got married at the awesome Berry Head Hotel in Brixham, where we took two trips to the beach during the […]

LYNTON & LYNMOUTH WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

To me, this felt like a one off, a gift. Somebody wanted me to document their wedding time over three days. Both bride Yingwen and groom Qi’s parents came over from China, to witness their children, who had both just graduated from Cambridge University, about to get married, with the parents speaking no English, and my Mandarin not so strong these days it was always going to be an eventful couple of days spent together in beautiful Lynton & Lynmouth, […]

CORNISH CAMELS ST MARTIN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

Cornish Camels was the venue, Becca & Georgie the lovely couple, this is my second attempt of putting this blog up/out, due to unforeseen technical issues it had to be taken down, so it’s hard to re-create word for word, so bullet points: : Fab wedding : Great couple : Awesome second shooting by Stuart Morton : Unpredictable camels Gareth GRW Photography

BEST DOCUMENTARY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY 2016

Second time around for this blog, due to some unforeseen ‘technical’ issues but this time i’m just gonna let the pictures do the talking… enjoy! Gareth GRW Photography

DARTMOOR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

It was a great match for me, to kick off my wedding season with Rachel and Mark. Every year I try and get better in honing in on the right couples, clients, call them whatever you like, this pair became friends by the end of our adventure together. It was clear we were all compatible to work with each other, how more compatible do you want to get than meeting up down the local pub for the first time over a pint. I […]

SIDMOUTH WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

A crisp and sunny October morning in Sidmouth, just outside Exeter, the mood in the house where the bridal prep was taking place was charging up lovely for the day ahead, fun and laughter, I like that, who doesn’t? Good pictures to be had, I felt really at ease walking around doing my stuff, until they all went outside to fire guns in the garden. Yes, it happened, bridesmaids swinging a gun about with rollers in their hair, it was a first, […]