Wedding gestures



At weddings, hands give and receive rings, raise toasts, hands reach for other hands, hands wave in the air, caress and comfort loved ones.

Hands intrude into images from the sides at random, big and blurred and obscuring the action, creating tension, creating mystery. I love it when that happens. Tension and mystery build a story. What’s going on here…

Hands hide faces when the best man reveals something he shouldn’t have and then applaud him anyway, all sins forgiven and forgotten.

Hands make feelings known.

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    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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