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Documentary wedding photography Cornwall.

You might think from looking at my photography that I’m a fly on the wall during the weddings I shoot, but I’m not. I’m not the bossy kind of photographer either, I won’t be hollering at people to get in formation and I’ll never be rude. I’ll be in there, in the thick of it, laughing and joking with your guests so that they let their guard down with me. That way, you come away with a gallery full of photographs of the real people, the ones that you know and love as you see them.

My style of photography is documentary wedding photography - meaning I capture the day as it unfolds with minimal direction. The only times I will direct things is during the group shots, and gently during your couples portrait session. In both of these situations there will also be moments where I let the natural flow of things happen, and quietly snap away that whatever interaction is happening.

One of the things I’m often asked is “why wedding photography?”

Simply put, I love photographing people.  If you told me I could only photograph one thing for the rest of my life, it would be an easy choice. I’d choose PEOPLE! Real, genuine, caring, sharing, open-hearted people with all their lovely emotions.

Emotion is such a magical thing to catch in an image, and if there’s a better place to capture the full gamut of human emotion than a wedding, then I’ve never seen it. I was always the one with a camera in my group, always snapping away and capturing the moments where my friends were being most like themselves, so weddings was a natural progression. You can read more about my why in this blog post.

Natural, unposed wedding photography

Building a genuine connection with all my couples is the absolute linchpin of what I do. I put in time and effort to get to know you guys with emails, skype chats and and an engagement shoot before your wedding. This means that on the day, hopefully it feels like you’re welcoming a friend when I arrive in the morning, and by the end of the day I’ll feel so much part of the day that it won’t feel like an intrusion when I’m snapping away on the dance floor.

The photos are truly stunning and have a dreamy quality which felt like it was there on the day. You worked ridiculously hard all day long and must have been completely exhausted. Everyone has said what an amazing job you did and such a calming, fun and lovely presence.
— Rosie and Harry
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Olivia, thank you again SO SO much for everything you’ve done for us. You’ve given the most amazing gift by capturing precious moments from both that magical evening on Harlech Beach and our wonderful day at Walcot Hall. We will treasure these photos, our memories, for the rest of our lives. THANK YOU!
— Kayleigh and James