Documentary Kent Wedding Photographer
My approach to photographing weddings in Kent is 95% pure photojournalistic. I simply let the bride and groom enjoy their day and I document it as it happens.
Of course, as a Kent wedding photographer, I always capture all the main moments of the wedding day, like the vows, the confetti, the signing of the register or the first kiss. But in a documentary approach to wedding photography in Kent (or any other county), what is even more important is those little moments in between the main ones.
It’s those moments when the newlyweds as well as their wedding guest, relax and are just simply being themselves. It is those moments that make the wedding day special and unique to the couple and their family and friends. And they normally bring the most joy and great memories to anyone looking through those Kent wedding photos after the wedding day.
Kent Wedding Photos
I always want to capture the character of the Kent wedding day by encapsulating connections and interactions in the wedding photos. The more emotional, the better! In the end, the new husband and wife end up with a beautiful and timeless set of wedding images telling a complete story of their day. They will show their love and connection as well as capture the true character of their wedding day celebrations.
The other 5% of my typical Kent wedding photography are the formal group photos and the couple shoot with the bride and groom. But, even in the couple photos, I let the newlyweds relax and just be themselves. I only give minimal guidance when necessary to make sure the light and composition are spot-on for the photos.
So,if this is something that resonates with you and you are looking for your Kent wedding photographer, please get in touch for a chat about your wedding day.
Kent – a beautiful county for wedding photos
Kent is such a beautiful shire county to photograph wedding in. With so much to offer. It is just a great place to live for me as a Kent wedding photographer. It is no accident it is very often called The Garden of England. Kent is surrounded by the river Thames from the north and the English Channel from the east and south.
With such a long coastline Kent boasts a large number of beautiful beaches and coastal towns. Some of my favourites are Whitstable, Margate, Dover. There are those also more hidden gems, like Deal or Dungeness. I photographed a wedding recently in the Old Dungeness Lighthouse and absolutely loved it! Such a special and unusual setting. It is so full of character and just 5 minutes from my house. And it was featured in The Times shortly after. You can find the full article right here.
Best Kent Wedding Venues for Wedding Photography
One of the best things about being Kent wedding photographer is that this beautiful shire county has so many gorgeous wedding venues to get married at.
Some of my favourite Kent wedding venues I have documented wedding at are :
The East Quay Venue in Whitstable
I have now photographed a few weddings at this gorgeous Kent wedding venue. I like it for many reasons. The first would be the location. The East Quay Venue is located right at the beachfront in Whitstable in the northern part of Kent by the Thames estuary. This means that we will always get an awesome set of photos of the bride and groom with the beach and the sea in the backdrop.
The venue is also an original oyster grading room converted for running wedding a few years ago, which contributes to its original and of so photogenic architecture.
The Old Kent Barn
If you are looking for a barn wedding venue in Kent, the Old Kent Barn would be hard to beat. It has been voted the 2020 South East countryside venue of the year, 2019 National Countryside Venue of the Year, and 3 times Kent Venue of the Year by the prestigious Wedding Industry Awards.
I photographed a beautiful winter wedding of Beccie and Tony there recently and loved it.
It is truly a full package with gorgeous rooms, cosy yet with ample space. What makes it even more special is the team running it. It is truly like a family and you can feel it right from the start.
Mount Ephraim Gardens
Mount Ephraim Gardens excels as a Kentish wedding venue. It is a stunning stately home, with Beautiful interiors and exteriors. What I love even more about it when it comes to Kent wedding photography is it’s stunning gardens and amazing countryside views. It has lovely, spacious rooms and a hall with grand staircase, a perfect place for a wedding ceremony. Recently it opened an outside space for a garden wedding ceremony as well!
Mount Ephraim Gardens has also an excellent team that will cater to the needs of every bride and groom to be.
Oxon Hoath Wedding Venue
I absolutely love photographing weddings at Oxon Hoath in Kent. It is just a stunning wedding venue. Gorgeous inside and outside, with beautiful ground and excellent team. The wedding I photographed at Oxon Hath recently was a true fairytale with so much love and colour. It has to one of my favourite weddings to date as a Kent wedding photographer.
The Great Barn Rolvenden
Another amazing barn Kent wedding venue for medium to large weddings, The recent wedding I photographed there of Freya and Paul was truly spectacular! The barn was just perfect for wedding breakfast. Just check the wedding speeches photos, priceless!
Tenterden Town Hall
Right in the heart of Tenterden in Kent, it is a great place for wedding ceremonies. The wedding I photographed there recently was truly special on so many levels. Last summer I was contacted and asked if I would consider being a Kent wedding photographer at a wedding of two ladies who have been together for over 20 years, one of them is seriously ill and they have no money for a photographer.
So… we did it! I took my 9-year-old boy Hugo with me to assist and we had the best day ever. After I was thanked in a separate speech for the contribution a long hug from Hugo was the best payment I could have ever wished for. A wedding day that both of us will remember for a very long time!
Although I only photographed an engagemet shoot in this stunning castel kent wedding venue, I have to admit it made an impression on me. I love castels and Hever Catel couldn’t be a more fairy tale setting, simply stunning!
Future Kent Wedding Venues
This and next season I have a more weddings to photograph at other gorgeous Kent wedding venues. Some of them are: Winters Barns, Canterbury Cathedral, The Hop Farm, Cooling Catle and Preston Court. Can’t wait!
If you are looking for an experienced and realxed photographer for your kent wedding, please get in touch for a chat about your day!