The best documentary wedding photography of 2016!

The best documentary wedding photography of 2016!

Here's my roundup post! I did my first ever "best of" post last year and it's been quite tough to put this one together because inside it feels a bit like a annual exam at school. If you didn't step up your game from last year, you've failed. What I've since realised, having opened and closed this draft about 8 times now, is that with each year of wedding photography I focus on something different. I remember in my second year I spent the whole year mastering my flash work, both on and off camera- I did a heck ton of night time portraits and although they're what we call a "money shot" I realised I didn't love them as much as I loved the kooky and humorous documentary. Last year was a fab turning point for me because I really started to find my voice and having spent a year getting lost in what was expected of me from wedding blogs, I circled back round to what made me original from the start. This year, I feel my focus has been a mix of the kooky angles, but also I'm looking a lot more closely at people. Like literally closer. This is probably due to my move to the Fuji system from Nikon. It's way more discreet to shoot with so you feel a lot more confident to get right into the thick of the action. I think I've also been blessed with some truly wonderful couples, I've seen goats and been on planes and climbed on shoulders on groomsmen several times, I've seen my first arm ladder throw thing (dunno what it's called) several times and I've seen A LOT of PARTAY!! So I guess last year was about me and showing off my style, whereas this year, I'd like to raise a glass and make a toast to the couples. Thank you for getting married. Thank you for letting me shoot you.

P.S I don't know why at some point I changed my sizing for the width of my blog post images, sorry to the OCD peeps out there.

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quirky wedding photography

fun wedding photography

fun documentary wedding photography

trinity buoy wharf wedding-45




village hall wedding-28

village hall wedding-1

trinity buoy wharf wedding-35

village hall wedding-60

trinity buoy wharf wedding-41

trinity buoy wharf wedding-30

pangdean barn wedding-9

trinity buoy wharf wedding-22

london garden wedding-1-4

london garden wedding-1-6

fun alternative wedding photography

fun alternative wedding photography

tipi train wedding east anglian museum-37

fun alternative wedding photography

festival wedding photographer

new york wedding documentary wedding

fun alternative wedding photography

olympic park crate brewery london wedding-20

New York elopement_0185

fun colourful wedding photography

fun wedding photographer

olympic park crate brewery london wedding-56

islington metalworks wedding-11

london asylum wedding-53

islington metalworks wedding-55

london asylum wedding-32

asylum pastafarian london wedding-12

london asylum wedding-12

fun documentary wedding photography

asylum pastafarian london wedding-10

oh so brighton wedding-32

oh so brighton wedding-17

fun documentary wedding

Brixton East wedding-32

london jewish wedding hackney-15

fun documentary wedding

london jewish wedding hackney-1-3


  • Shoshanna Thomas
    Posted December 31, 2016 at 9:32 pm | Permalink

    Amazing! Thank you so much for shooting our wedding day! Happy new year to yooooooou! ❤️

  • Posted January 1, 2017 at 3:35 pm | Permalink

    love the way how you capture weddings, super cool!

  • Posted January 1, 2017 at 3:46 pm | Permalink

    Awesome frames taken at different perspectives.

  • Posted January 1, 2017 at 3:51 pm | Permalink

    So much fun Marianne!!!! You are awesome!

  • Posted January 1, 2017 at 3:52 pm | Permalink

    Absolutely brilliant.
    Lovely lovely selection

  • Posted January 1, 2017 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

    Amazing year… You are awesome. Look forward to your best of 17 🙂

  • Posted January 3, 2017 at 3:59 pm | Permalink

    Every single shot is killer. You have a great eye; fresh and original and so much fun. Happy new year, clever thing.

  • Posted January 3, 2017 at 5:48 pm | Permalink

    awesome stuff!

  • Posted January 3, 2017 at 11:18 pm | Permalink

    Great shots from beginning to the end.

  • Posted January 6, 2017 at 12:53 am | Permalink

    Such fun! Enjoyed these MC – like the smoking man best 🙂

  • Posted January 6, 2017 at 11:14 am | Permalink

    Your sense of humour and cheeky nature comes across these images perfectly! So many killers there. And I have a bran envy!!! (I’m sure I said that before somewhere, sometime!). Have a cracking 2017!

  • Posted January 8, 2017 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

    Fab as always, Marianne xxx

  • Thomas Blake
    Posted January 8, 2017 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

    Excellent range of images

  • Posted January 8, 2017 at 9:08 pm | Permalink

    You have an eye for the ridiculous Marianne. I think that’s what I love about your work. Every image is full of humour and energy. Love it. Proper gems in there! Well done! ❤️

  • Posted January 10, 2017 at 9:36 pm | Permalink

    Love your work Marianne!

  • Posted January 11, 2017 at 6:18 am | Permalink

    wow! stunning work! you did a great job capturing raw emotion

  • Tom Weller
    Posted January 12, 2017 at 11:03 am | Permalink

    I laughed a lot at this Chua. Brilliant work – so full of fun and energy – loving your work. x

  • Posted January 13, 2017 at 1:20 am | Permalink

    I bloody love your voice, Marianne. And yep, it’s obvious from these pics that you have worked with some seriously epic couples this year. An incredible set of images that you should be so proud of. More awesomeness in 2017. More, more, MORE!

  • Posted January 15, 2017 at 8:43 pm | Permalink

    Great set of images Marianne! Loving the belly guy stealing the show and the confetti in the face shot :O) Have a great 2017!

  • Posted January 16, 2017 at 7:39 pm | Permalink

    The queen of humorous documentary wedding photography hits a home run! Shamazing 🙂

  • Posted January 19, 2017 at 2:21 pm | Permalink

    Natural and beautiful pictures Marianne!

  • Posted January 19, 2017 at 10:36 pm | Permalink

    Wow! Your work really stands out from the crowd.

  • Posted February 1, 2017 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

    Great set of images Marianne. Cloud head, lantern head and the topless man walking past the group shot are my fav’s!

  • Posted February 4, 2017 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    So much personality in these – absolutely love how bold and cheeky they are. Wonderful stuff.

  • Posted February 7, 2017 at 8:51 pm | Permalink

    I need some weddings like yours – seriously look like fun. That cat photo with the shoes in the background = wedding photographer goals.

  • Posted March 1, 2017 at 1:59 pm | Permalink

    Stunning work. Cracking party shots!

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