Documentary Wedding Photographer

Documentary wedding photographer manchester

imperfect moments. captured perfectly


I’m a real documentary wedding photographer. Telling the emotion and atmosphere of your wedding day without interference, direction or intrusion. I try to be unobtrusive whilst still close to the action and love using layers and interesting compositions along the way to capture the fun and real moments.

Wedding days are not always perfect, they are real.

The flower girl picking her nose,  groom having a sneaky sip from his hip flask, the dirty wedding dress at the end of the night.

These are the stories you will tell for years to come.

documentary wedding photographer

unique. like you

I draw huge inspiration from my street photography.

Capturing moments others would miss. Producing images with layers, multiple stories and perfectly framed geographical composition. As a documentary wedding photographer, my approach is about capturing the day as it happens, not a series of fabricated images. Blending in like a guest, I get close to the action. Capturing the emotion and story of the day, providing images that enable you to relive it forever.

My post on street photography for wedding photography explains more.

documentary wedding photographer


Top 15 photographers in the World 2019 (This is Reportage). 

Top 25 photographers in the world 2018 (WPJA).

Winner of Professional Reportage photographer of the year by “Professional Photographer Magazine”.

I don’t shoot to win awards, but it’s nice to earn them! 

documentary wedding photographer

Images that speak for themselves

 View kind words on my approach from past couples. 

Check out my  portfolio, how I see the world.

Adam Riley Headshots


I’m a storyteller. Documenting events as I see them, I don’t have a set formula for weddings. I’ve been shooting weddings for over 10 years and love what I do. 

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