Joe Topping Photography

candid photojournalism for weddings & elopements in England.

UK Wedding Photography

Hello! I’m Joe Topping, I’m a documentary wedding photographer based in the north-west of England. I photograph weddings and elopements throughout the UK – My main service areas are Lancashire, Cumbria, Shropshire and Cheshire.

I would say my style of photography is quite natural, besides the family photos and signing of the register, I like to take photos that are candid and not overly posed. When I am photographing a wedding I tend to stay out of the way and capture what happens organically. 

I find the best photos of people are when they’re engaged or interacting with one another. I have always enjoyed reportage photography and photojournalism, it just feels more comfortable for everyone involved.


I wont ask you to pose very often, I mainly capture the day as it happens!

My style

The majority of my photos are taken using natural light, flash can be distracting so I try to avoid it unless absolutely necessary. The blurry background effect you see in my images is made by using a wide aperture and/or a longer focal length lens. When possible, I like to give people as much space as I can to capture real interactions.


Do you prefer candid photos over posed ones? Well, with documentary wedding photography can have that and more time to spend with family and friends. – about me

What areas do I travel to for weddings? I mainly cover North-West England and West Midlands. Counties include: Lancashire, Cumbria, Cheshire and Shropshire. – service areas

Photography for weddings start at £750.00 all inclusive. You can upgrade your package at any time. Turnaround time is between 2 to 4 weeks. You’ll receive fully edited high resolution digital images with print rights included. – wedding photography packages

Not looking for wedding photography? check out my freelance page, there I list out all the things I photography commercially. 

Covid-19 Updates

Due to coronavirus, some weddings and events are being cancelled or postponed. To those affected; I will do everything in my ability to move wedding dates and be flexible with rescheduling photoshoots.

In the unlikely event that I’m unable to photograph your event (due to illness or government guideline restrictions) I have a network of photographers I can call on for help, this won’t cost you anything extra.

I will keep this section updated as this situation changes. My heart goes out to all those affected. I am offering 10% all of my photography packages for NHS staff until 2021. If you have any concerns, feel free to contact me, my email is always open.

Covid-19 guidelines for weddings in the north-west of England – Last Update: 02/08/2020

Available for

off-season weddings

including week days

See what my past clients have to say about working with me!


There is a lot of uncertainty around when weddings will be back to normal. Feel free to send me a message to let me know if you are considering booking me, we’ll work something out!