Hello there

Hi I’m Mike and I am a documentary style wedding photographer based in Devon. However, if we’re a good fit for each other I’ll go anywhere you invite me.

Yes, I’ve won awards as a documentary style wedding photographer, but I don’t say that to boast. I simply hope it gives you confidence in my skills for capturing picture-perfect memories for happy couples.

This is your wedding day. You’re looking for someone who’s not only technically competent with a camera, but has an eye for documenting the essence of your day.

You want someone who has the creativity and experience to present your story with honesty and elegance, but reveals what it really felt like to be at your wedding.

So here’s a short note about me.

I have over 20 years of commercial photography experience. I’ve travelled the globe to work with big name brands across healthcare, automotive, Formula 1 and banking.

I branched out into wedding photography a few years ago because people fascinate me. I love capturing images that tell a tall tale and reveal something new every time you look.

If you’re anything like me, you’re not overly concerned with sugar laden wedding mush. Instead, you want to remember the people that made your wedding day truly wonderful and unique.

I don’t believe a photographer should dictate how you spend your day. You won’t be harassed or stressed about rounding people up, or made to go and stand in a field looking soppy. Who needs that on the most important day of their lives…?

You just enjoy your day and let me worry about telling your story.

Have a browse of my site. If you think I’m the perfect person to capture your happy memories, get in touch

All images on this page courtesy Rex Preston

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What other people say about me.

“Thank you so much for making our wedding day so special. You are a fantastic person and really made us all feel very relaxed. ” — Adrian & Anna

“ We love the photos, which aren’t rigidly posed, but capture us interacting honestly. You can see the genuine happiness there. We also love the photos of our friends & family enjoying the day with each other, so we can clearly see that everyone had a good time – sometimes we weren’t really aware of what was going on around us and these photos are memories and reminders of the whole weekend experience. We were amazed! We had already seen some snaps some of the guests had taken, but Mike’s photos were in a completely different league and captured the atmosphere, the emotion and the look of the whole wedding perfectly.” — Louisa & David

“ I know I’ve said it a thousand times. But thanks so much Mike. You really helped make it a perfect day. we could not be happier with our photos X.” — Sarah & Mark

“ we’ve just had a quick flick through as phone screens aren’t really big enough to do justice, and they are fantastic. When we get back we will be able to have a proper look. Also, thank you for everything you did on the day as organised chaos seemed to rule (best men, eh?), but we still got lots of pictures to remember the day by, even if they do just prove that my hair is disappearing fast… The small packet of pictures that you gave Kirsty were a wonderful touch, and turned out to be the only thing that made my new wife cry!” — Kirsty & Paul
“Mike!!! Looking at the pictures and having streams of tears coming down my eyes! What a spectacular job! Thank you, thank you…Grazie di cuore.”  – Martina & Matt


“Mike really helped make our day so special. He was so friendly and professional. The photos are better than we could have hoped for and has captured the story of our day perfectly. A true gem that we were so blessed to find. We could not recommend his services enough”.

“Excellent photographer and very nice bloke!  Mike stayed at our wedding and took photos for at least 2 hours more than we had agreed.  Our pre-wedding meetings were really relaxed and Mike answered all the questions we asked. On the day he did everything as promised and was a great help in organising friends and family for photos.  His photos were taken in an unobtrusive manner, giving the “documentary/candid” feel we wanted.  The photo USB was delivered within a week of the wedding, faster than he had promised!  While additional services were offered, it was done so in a very honest, no-pressure manner. We would highly recommend Mike for photography for any occasion”.

“Mike was an absolute pleasure to deal with, throughout the planning, the special day and afterwards. He is clearly passionate about his job and it really shows in the photos he took. Even our guests have commented on how nice he was. Choosing a photographer for your special day is a difficult process. We’re both so happy with the photo’s Mike took, we know we made the perfect choice!”

“Michael has an amazing eye for some lovely natural moments, whilst still catering to your vision. Looking back at all the photos there were some fabulous moments that we never dreamt would be captured. Michael really does what he says – he blends into the crowd, goes unnoticed and takes photos like he was in every place at the right time”.

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Wedding Photographer Michael Riley

Michael Riley Photography
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