Documentary Wedding Photography
Natural & Relaxed Storytelling
Hi! I’m Jamie McPhilimey and I’m a documentary wedding photographer from the bustling market town of Wokingham, in Berkshire, but I shoot documentary weddings all over the South-East of England.
I live with my wife Anita and my very cute, but minx of a Cockapoo, Lexi. I recently undertook a huge renovation of our Victorian house which we loved doing but glad its over and we can start enjoying it.
My favourite things in the world are travelling and snowboarding, and when I’m not shooting weddings you’ll find me out walking with the dog in our local woods.
My love of sport and people watching is what made me want to become a photographer. I was really lucky to start my photography career in sports photography over 25 years ago where I continue to shoot for the leading national newspapers and magazines.
My press and sports photography background has enabled me to develop my own unique style of documentary wedding photography. In sports photography I can’t afford to miss Usain Bolt crossing the finish line. The same applies in wedding photography, you don’t get a second chance to recreate that special moment. I can’t imagine doing anything else. The best thing about being a wedding photographer is that I get to take awesome photos and eat cake.
My couples are super relaxed, and the last thing they want is a photographer who bosses them about and takes super cheesy, posy pictures.
My wedding documentary photography style is all about storytelling in a natural and relaxed way. I capture all the fleeting, special moments, and let you get on with having a wicked wedding. For me, my favourite bit about a wedding day is the speeches, because I love a good laugh (and sometimes a cry!) – you really get the true emotions of the day at the speeches.
Your wedding is all about having a brilliant time with your favourite people. You don’t need to worry about the little things that don’t matter or the ugly chair covers – you just want to have an amazing wedding and celebrate with your friends and family.
If this sounds like you, and you reckon we’d get on then get in touch!
Take a look at our galleries to see our different wedding chapters that I cover throughout your wedding day. This includes:
- The fun time of getting ready with the Bride and Groom
- The special details of the day
- The emotion of the ceremony
- A moment alone wiith the newlyweds
- Let the party commence at the reception with Speeches and the First Dance
Weddings by jmc-photography
If you like the style of my documentary wedding photography and want to understand more about how I work with my couples please click below for more details of what to expect with jmc-photography:
Booking a Wedding Photographer
Most couples want to have a chat with me in person or over Zoom before booking – give me a call or an email and we can set up a time to meet and spend some time talking through the packages and which one is right for you. Also I can walk you through my range of albums and show you how I would work wiith you on the the design process ...
jmc-weddings Wedding Packages
Our wedding photography packages for weddings across the South East of the UK, including Berkshire and West London. Choose from various packages such as our Digital, Wedding Book or Combination packages.
What’s included ?
We will tell your story through our lens and promise to give your day the attention to detail it deserves! No matter which package you choose we are always completely transparent about our wedding photography prices and all packages. Find out more on what our packages include.
jmc-weddings Engagement Shoot
An engagement, or pre wedding shoot is on offer to all our clients and is included in some of our packages.
We will then spend around an hour with you on the day of the shoot, taking some lovely informal shots of you and your partner.
It’s a fantastic opportunity to allay your anxiety about being in front of the camera, work out what works best for you and get to know me in person so that I am not just a guy behind the camera on your wedding day. You’ll have some lovely photographs to cherish too, which you could even use as a signing board!