My Style

Fun, authentic and relaxed documentary photography

Set within the beautiful rolling hills of Surrey.

What is documentary wedding photography?

During my career as a photographer, I’ve seen and heard lots of misused terms floating around the wedding photography industry: but none as controversial as ‘documentary wedding photography’. Documentary wedding photography can be known as ‘reportage or wedding photojournalism’. However, they all belong to the same thing, an approach of sitting back, observing what is unfolding, and capturing it.


Your wedding is yours. It is unique and unrepeatable. That’s why, as your wedding photographer, I won’t direct you, ask you to pose, or steal you away from your guests for hours! My job is to simply witness and document your special day, capturing each moment exactly as it happens.


For me, the best part of my job is taking the photos that you may not have expected, but that perfectly reflect your wedding day. My goal is to capture these unique moments, to give you memories that you will cherish forever.


The last thing you will see me do is marching around, directing guests. I prefer to blend in into the background discreetly, ensuring that I get to capture you and your guests in a natural, relaxed at ease way. After all, it’s your day, and I would rather let the story unfold before me. This purity will come across in your photos, and you’ll have something to remind you of the magic you both shared on your wedding day.


Don’t get me wrong, there is a place for some formal pictures, and I’m happy to take choreographed group photos. And if you want some shots together, I can whisk you both away to share a brief moment concentrating on you and your partner. Mostly, though, I'll be there to capture every last cherished moment.

Want to see more?

Want to see how a typical wedding day looks from my perspective? Check out my 'Day In The Life' page to view a shot by shot breakdown.

Customer love


"I cannot write words enough to express how awesome Nigel is. He goes way more than the extra mile and produces such amazing images. His skills and time taken to make adjustments we requested to a couple photos (removing people from the background) was brilliant. We are super happy with the results and enjoyed every moment prior to our special day discussing and planning with Nigel. Cannot thank you enough Nigel."

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Samantha Cumbers Jarvis

"We honestly couldn't thank Nigel enough for capturing our special day so beautifully. All of our photos look so natural and were composed so well. Nigel went above and beyond on the day helping out in various ways. He went too and from the hotel and venue to capture both of us getting ready. Nigel made the whole process leading up to the day effortless, answering any questions we had via email or a video call. Once again myself and Cameron would like to thank you for your hard work, creativity and dedication during our wedding. We will cherish these photos forever. From Kelly & Cameron Wedding Date 29/01/22"

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Kelly Tucker

"Nigel is an absolute star! I couldn’t recommend him enough! Not only our photographer but hairdresser and flower pin attacher! You were fantastic. Thank you so much."

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Stacy-Lee Wigmore

More example of my work

I believe the best photos are captured when you're at your most relaxed, enjoying the moment without feeling posed or pressured. My approach is all about blending into the background, letting the story of your day unfold naturally and beautifully. As a dad, I know how to bring a bit of humour and patience into every situation (trust me, if I can get a toddler to smile for the camera, your guests will be a breeze!). You'll find my style reflects the genuine emotions and spontaneous moments that make your wedding unique. Check out more examples of my work below.

I'm so excited to capture your special day

I'm currently taking bookings for next year. Please get in touch to secure your date.


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