About Joe Topping
Joe Topping is a UK-based photographer who provides documentary-style wedding photography to couples in Lancashire, Cumbria and Cheshire.
My approach to wedding photography is natural and unobtrusive. I aim to capture real authentic moments, very few photos I take are staged or posed.
I first picked up a camera when I was 16 whilst studying art a-level. I borrowed a Canon 350D to enter a photography competition and ended up winning first prize. Realising my passion, I quit my A-levels and applied for a photography diploma.
Ba (hons) Degree Photography
National Diploma photography
This is my 5th year of photographing weddings professionally. I have photographed roughly 50x weddings (this includes weddings I have assisted).
In the summer I go up to the lake district with a couple of friends. I used to play guitar quite a bit. I’m thinking about getting back into skateboarding. I like to watch documentaries and movies with great cinematography.
I’m inspired by movies and other photographers. I constantly analyse how scenes of movies have been shot or lit. Some of my favorite directors are Stanley Kubrick, David Fincher, Martin Scorsese and James Cameron. I’m also inspired by artists and painters such as Edward Hopper and photographers like Robert Capa.
I capture moments as they happen (with minimal interference) I want my images of your wedding to reflect how the day really went. My goal is to create honest, natural and authentic images that may stand the test of time.
I offer informal reportage photography that is unobtrusive and relaxed, I believe in telling the true story of your wedding day allows you the ability to remember it more clearly years down the line. Posed photographs are generally kept to a minimum and I’ll never ask you to do anything you are not comfortable with. I capture the real thing – genuine emotions, authentic expressions, people enjoying themselves and not worrying about the camera.