Reportage Wedding Photography Award.

Reportage wedding photography - A child hides under his mothers skirts at a wedding in Suffolk

“Because moments matter most”

“Showcasing the very best in documentary wedding photography: Nothing staged, no poses, just pure, natural images taken by some of the world’s very best photographers”.

That’s what it says on the front page of This is Reportage a website specialising, as it says, in showcasing the best in international reportage wedding photography. You may have seen this image before. I wrote a post about it a couple of months ago when it won a documentary wedding photography award from the WPJA.   Now it’s been awarded again, this time by the judges of the This is Reportage jury. This is a truly selective panel made up of some of the best wedding photographers working today. I’m told that there were over 10000 images submitted for this panel to review with just 103 awards being made, so with that in mind, I’m rather pleased to have made the cut.

I’ve mentioned before that I’m not a great joiner of clubs and associations. In fact I belong to just two, the WPJA and This is Reportage.  The reason I joined these two and submit images to their judging panels is because they are run by and the judging is carried out by photographers. The standards are high and competition fierce as you can see from the numbers of images submitted and awards made, it’s not a beauty contest based on social media likes and influence. It may just be that I like to make life hard for myself but then the harder the wins come they sweeter they are :).

If you’re getting married and looking for a photographer have a look around my site, dig into the blog, look at the pictures.  It might just be that my brand of reportage wedding photography is the right thing for you. Get in touch and we can have a chat about it.



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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