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Documentary Wedding Photography South Wales – Ben Holbrook

I’m Ben Holbrook, your trusty, laid-back documentary wedding photographer based on the glorious Gower peninsula in Swansea, South Wales. Discreet, but ever present. Capturing the candid, ephemeral moments that make your day truly yours.

Candid, laid-back and beautifully authentic wedding photography – South Wales and beyond

Documentary photography coverage available throughout South Wales and beyond – packages from £1,200.

Email hello@benholbrook.com to find out if I’m available for your date and discuss the details.


Also known as reportage or candid photography, I believe that documentary wedding photography is the ultimate way to capture the magic of your big day in all its authentic glory. 

My goal is to document your big day in a relaxed, natural and unforced way. Let me seek out the raw, real, rowdy and romantic moments as they reveal themselves.

The skill of documentary wedding photography is nothing to do with fancy cameras or lenses or filters. No, it’s the humble art of noticing, observing, feeling and connecting. Reacting. All at once, intuitively, without trying. The wedding truly is all in the detail. 

That’s not to say I’m not creative or artistically inclined. I am. Very much so. But I see it as my artistic responsibility to focus on capturing as many true-to-life moments as possible, rather than staging things and trying to make your wedding something it isn’t (nor should be).

I’m looking for the tiny little stories that make up the big story YOUR story! The emotions, the people, the energy that can only come about on one day, on the day you come together to celebrate your love and start building on the foundations that you have already laid. 

The wedding is in the details.

These are not merely photographs we’re talking about, these are markings in concrete, carvings in great oaks. The ephemeral moments, the “and here we are moments”. The perfectly imperfect “let’s be together forever and always” moments. 

But what about groups shots?

I specialise in candid and natural wedding photography, but we will also make time for group shots too of course. This may be the first and last time this exact combination of your friends and family will be in the same place at the same time. And that’s a beautiful thing. Plus, of course, we’ll also be sure you get to steal a few moments away with your new Mr or Mrs, to snap a few special “we just got married” portraits. 

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Mind made up and ready to talk?

Email me at hello@benholbrook.com with your date and venue – with a little luck I will be available and we can talk through all your plans!

Candid wedding photography coverage in Swansea and throughout South Wales –packages from £1,200.


Ben Holbrook documentary wedding photography – available in Swansea and throughout South Wales, UK (and beyond). Best Swansea wedding photographers.

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