Award Winning UK and Destination Wedding Photographer

 

 

You are extraordinary people.

Why settle for ordinary wedding photographs?

I believe that there is no formula with which to approach a wedding and there are no bit part players. All of the people are important and all weddings are different. Every wedding is entirely unique. I come with no preconceptions of what a wedding looks like, no notion of what yours will look or feel like. Your wedding photography should be about you. It should show you as you are. The pictures should tell your story.

 

It's about far more than just one day...

It's about you and your people, and showing who you are within the context of your lives, what you mean to each other and eventually sharing all that with those who come after you. It's about legacy.

 

When your children and then their children take down that dusty collection of pictures in years to come they should see you as you really were, as unique, flesh and blood human creatures. They should see the commitment you made to each other on that day. They wan't to see your real life, not some Disneyesque fairytale that, for one brief moment, looked good in a wedding magazine or blog.

 

You are the spark in the day, the thing that makes it special. Together we will make a collection of photographs of your wedding that show that uniqueness and reveal the story. We will do that by being present in the day, allowing the day to unfold naturally and spontaneously without interference or direction. Great wedding photos can't be posed. There's always those little impromptu moments when everyone looks at the camera and pulls a face, but the great pictures that capture the fun, the drama and the romance of the day can't be contrived. All the work you see here is unposed natural reportage wedding photography. This is the stuff that shows you what the day felt like. This is the start of your legacy. This is the way wedding photography should be.

Michael Riley Photography

 

I am a a multi award winning UK and destination wedding photographer. Based in Devon, I offer wedding coverage throughout the UK and anywhere else in the world for couples who like my work and approach to a wedding.

 

My wedding photography is entirely unposed, natural & candid. My style is documentary wedding photography or reportage wedding photography which means that I don't intervene in the day for the sake of a shot. I don't pose, interfere or otherwise fuss and faff. Everything is relaxed, laid back and fun allowing for those natural moments to come through and be recorded as memories. You get all the moments observed not orchestrated. If you like the sound of this get in touch via my contact page.

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