100% Documentary Wedding Photography – Kearsney Manor – Debbie + Mike

I have had a few people ask me recently what documentary wedding photography is. Pictures of a bride and groom smiling at each while sat on a vintage couch in a field could not be considered documentary wedding photography. Nor could images of a bride and groom holding chalk boards with love written on them. Documentary wedding photography, also known as wedding photojournalism or reportage photography, is a form of wedding photography where the photographer doesn’t direct people in ANY WAY. They capture real moments. They do not make moments happen in order to make images. They are a fly on the wall watching and waiting to click at that definitive moment, the moment where a story is told.

Debbie and Mike got married at the Kearsney Manor and they didn’t want images of themselves gazing into each others eyes under the fairy lights – they wanted to dance with their friends and celebrate the moment under the fairy lights!!!

I usually combine portraiture and photo journalism when I shoot weddings but it really depends on the couple and what they want. In this case I was only too happy to document the day as it unfolded!

Deb’s and Mike thanks for picking me!!! It was such a joy to see you both so incredibly happy!


  1. Taetim on August 7, 2013 at 8:01 am

    I love the pic of the dog dancing! My best by far! Well done Jax! x

  2. Helga Strydom on August 7, 2013 at 8:25 am

    WOW !!

  3. Kerry Rasmussen on August 7, 2013 at 8:27 am

    These pictures are amazing Jacki – full of emotion, love and life. Your work is truly the best I have ever seen. You are so talented!

  4. eddie magic on August 7, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Jacki ……….I was there at that wedding and oh my, you captured the mood perfectly! You have documented the special day with an unbelievable sincerity. Your work is awesome.

  5. Shantelle on August 7, 2013 at 11:17 am

    The ultimate way to shoot – and so perfectly done!

  6. Germaine Horowitz on August 7, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Brilliant Jacki – you keep on producing brilliance – whatever you shoot!

  7. Courtney on August 7, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! I agree captured the mood I the wedding perfectly!

  8. Tricia on August 8, 2013 at 6:28 am

    Aah, feel the love! Dancing Doggy -my best!

  9. Matt Masson on August 8, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Unbelievable images, Jacki! Absolute gold.

  10. Sam A on August 9, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Love these… Just, awesome.
    (can’t believe there was a dog dancing??!)

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