David Cliff Photography

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Hi there, I’m David. I’m a documentary wedding photographer based in London in the UK. I came to wedding photography from photojournalism, and it’s the style and philosophy of photojournalism I look to bring to the weddings I shoot: wedding photojournalism, if you like. That means I don’t stage scenes or direct what goes on but rather photograph the day as it is, letting moments and events unfold in their own way (more on that below).

I shot my first wedding in 2016 and I’ve won awards and photographed over 50 others since then, in London and right across the country, from West Country fields to the windswept Kent coast. Scroll down for more thoughts on my wedding photography style, and you can learn more about me on my About page. I hope you like what you see around my site. If you do and you think my natural, relaxed style might be for you then get in touch—it’d be great to hear from you.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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What does documentary wedding photography mean to me?

To me it’s photography focused on capturing a wedding day in its authenticity and naturalness, being able to anticipate a moment and experienced enough to react without a pause to a fleeting scene. It’s photography as storytelling, not as staging. It’s a keen-eyed, unobtrusive-yet-intimate approach to wedding photography that doesn’t crowd out the real emotions and interactions of the day.

I want you to not really know I’m there, then later be amazed at what I saw. To my mind it’s the most natural fit for a celebration like a wedding—the truest way you can relive the day again and again and keep the memories fresh in the months and years afterward.

I’m proud to say my wedding photography is industry-recognised as well, winning multiple awards of the global Wedding Photojournalist Association, who’ve ranked me in their London Top 10. But I think it’s better I let my photos speak for me themselves. Scroll down for some favourites and featured weddings, and take a look at my Blog for more galleries.

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Interested? Get in touch

I’m based in London but work far and wide as well as locally, and I like to travel, so if you’re elsewhere (or your wedding will be) don’t let that be a consideration. If you like what you see and want to know more you can reach me on 07858 954703 or by e-mail at david@davidcliffphotography.com, or just as directly through the form below.

Get in touch any time; I’ll look forward to hearing from you and learning about your plans.