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. It’s a passion that I care deeply about, and it’s taken me all over the country from Durham to Devon, from London to Lancashire. From the documenting of each unique story, to the relationship that I build with each couple who have 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, Surrey Wedding Photographer


Cain Manor
Wedding Photography
Ashley & Tom

'Your photographs and the way you see a wedding are magic! I find your work to be most genuine. We had the most amazing day and you captured it beautifully.'  - Ashley via Instagram 'You've been the best and were a huge part of making our big day so incredibly special...

Great Fosters Surrey
Wedding Photography
Alex & Tom

'I’m lost for words - those pictures are magical. Thank you for being part of our big day and capturing everything so beautifully.' - Alex via email 'Richard - these are incredible. Fantastic, fantastic job.' - Tom via email Alex and Tom’s wedding fortuitously landed...

Botleys Mansion
Wedding Photographer
Kate & Karl

'Thank you so SO much for everything you did on Friday at our Botleys Wedding, you were a calm and quick witted presence. I had a proper cry when you left as I really enjoyed having you there. Love Kate & Karl'. - via hand-written thank you card. 'Awesomeness' Oxford...

Old Luxters Barn
Wedding Photography
Lucy & Michael

'Oh Richard, they are just INCREDIBLE! Thank you SO much again...we just cannot wait to see all of them :)' - Lucy & Michael via email I've heard lovely things about Old Luxters Barn in Oxfordshire, but until Lucy and Michael's wedding it's a location that I'd never...

Botleys Mansion
Wedding Photography
Sara & Matt

Sara and Matt's wedding brought me back to Botleys Mansion for the second time within a week, what a great location to keep returning to! Sara, along with her close friends and family, got ready for the marriage ceremony up in the Bridal Suite on what was a beautiful...

Gate Street Barn
Wedding Photography
Charlotte & Dan

'Oh my Gooood!!! We love them!! They’re amazing and we love the blog too!! Thank you so much!!' - Charlotte & Dan by email 'They’re so great, having such a fab time looking at them all and reliving the memories from last week! It’s gone so quickly so it’s amazing to...


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Reportage or documentary wedding photography is a style that has evolved since the emergence of the digital camera. In essence, it is a natural progression from the traditional type of pictures taken at a wedding where a film photographer would have been severely limited by the number of pictures that he/she could take in a day. After all, there are only so many rolls of film that one could take to a wedding and thus, experimentation with light/angles/subjects would not have been at the top of the list of priorities.

With this seemingly limitless number of pictures a documentary wedding photography can take, it is now possible to capture those moments that you’re least expecting to even happen, let alone be photographed; those natural wedding pictures that add up to the real story of the day. So it’s not just about getting ‘faces in a crowd’ but shots that record the emotion and atmosphere of the day.

‘The wedding should not be about the photography, the photography should be about the wedding.’
Richard Galloway –  Surrey Wedding Photographer / Documentary Wedding Photographer

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