This is the first chapter of the rest of your lives together. A day fuelled by drama and emotion. Love. Ecstasy. Anxiousness. Anticipation. Friendship. It’s all there, raw and uncut. Capturing moments and emotions and then shaping them into a story. That’s what I do. That’s what I’ve been doing for the last ten years as a wedding photographer in Surrey.
As a documentary wedding photographer it is all about capturing the moment in real time as naturally as possible. A wedding is a unique celebration of love. The plans for this special day are usually reserved for the closest of friends and family, so it is an absolute privilege to be asked to capture the day as it was seen by those attending. It is not about setting up shots but seeing the unique moments as they appear and capturing the laughter, smiles and tears as they happen.
It’s a passion that I care deeply about, and it’s one that’s taken me all over the country from Durham to Devon, from London to Lancashire and as far afield as the French Alps, Sweden and Connecticut USA. From the documenting of each unique wedding story, to the relationship that I build with each couple who has chosen me to capture their story, it’s all such a privilege. And not least because every single story that I see reminds me of the importance of the woman in my life and the family we share together. by Richard Galloway – Documentary Wedding Photographer Surrey