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
'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...
'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...
'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...
'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...
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...
'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...
WHAT IS DOCUMENTARY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY?
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
SOME WONDERFUL WEDDING VENUES
Aynhoe Park, Wedding Photography Oxfordshire
Babington House, Wedding Photography Somerset
Museum of Childhood, Wedding Photography London
Sibton Park, Wedding Photography Suffolk
Froyle Park, Wedding Photography Hampshire
Botleys Mansion, Surrey Wedding Photography
Cain Manor, Surrey
Gate Street Barn, Surrey
Coverwood Lakes, Surrey
Spitbank Fort, Gosport, Hampshire
Stowe House, Buckinghamshire
Wasing Park, Berkshire
Wisley Gardens, Surrey
Wedding Photographer Surrey
Bury Court Barn Photographer
Wedding photographer Woking
Wedding photographer Guilford
All photography shot by Surrey Wedding Photographer, Richard Galloway