Documentary Wedding Photography

Natural, Relaxed, Candid, Unobtrusive

Professional Wedding Photography

North-West - England & UK

My name is Joe Topping, I am a professional photographer currently residing in Southport, England. I photograph weddings and elopements in the UK.

I would say my style of photography is a bit of a mix, but it is mostly photo-journalistic. Some call it documentary wedding photography, which as the title suggests is exactly that, documenting what really happened on the day with minimal interaction from the photographer and very little staging on the day.

My approach is relaxed and casual but my results are professional. I capture real moments of people enjoying themselves without getting in the way too much. 

I love candid photography, I’ve always felt that the best photographs of people are ones where they never even knew it was taken. This way, when they look back at their photos, they can be reminded of memories with their family and friends.

I try to keep posing  and staging photographs to a minimum anyway. I’ll never force you to do anything you are not comfortable with. Basically, all you have to do is enjoy your day! If you have a good time, the photos will turn out great.

Areas of coverage:

I photograph elopements and weddings north-west of the UK. Counties include: Lancashire, Cumbria, West Yorkshire, Cheshire, Merseyside and Manchester.

I accommodate all types of weddings, big or small. I am actually trying to take on more smaller weddings, so if you have decided to elope in the UK or you are having a small wedding, please get in touch! I’d love to photograph your wedding.

bride and groom during ceremony

Wedding in Southport

Wedding at Southport Town Hall - (Jay & Stacy)

Aintree Racecourse Wedding

Wedding in Aintree, Liverpool - (Nickie & Jay)

photo of reception at sandhole oak barn wedding venue

Sandhole Oak Barn Wedding

Wedding at Sandhole Oak Barn - (Bev & Sharron)

photo of bride and groom smiling during ceremony

Southport Town Hall Wedding

Southport Wedding at Town Hall - (Simon & Zoe)

Combermere Abbey Wedding

Wedding at Combermere Abbey - (Andy & Shelly)

photograph of ring exchange

Small Wedding in Southport

Civil Ceremony in Southport - (Andrew & Lisa)

Get in touch!

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