Documentary Wedding Phography

6 reasons to choose Documentary Wedding Photography

What is an alternative, creative, reportage, documentary wedding photographer?

6 reasons to choose Documentary Wedding Photography

Documentary Wedding Photography by DKPHOTO


I have been working for years as a professional wedding photographer. Documentary wedding photography is my absolute favourite type of od wedding photography. Here are six reasons to choose documentary photography for your wedding day:


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My aim as a wedding photographer is to transport you back to your wedding day with every photograph that I take. To capture the feeling, emotion and spontaneity of your wedding day. Magic memories that last a lifetime.

2.The Real You

Documentary wedding photography is about capturing the natural flow of your wedding day. Your genuine reaction to the events of the day and your natural smile and excitement. It is authentically you and your wedding day. Nothing fake. Nothing posed.

3.Awkward Posing

For brides and grooms that cringe at the thought of hours and hours standing around in fake poses, documentary wedding photography is the perfect option for you. You won’t even know that your wedding photographer is snapping away as your wedding day unfolds. Avoid all that embarrassment and enjoy your wedding day, safe in the knowledge that your wedding photographs are taking care of themselves.

4.Surprise Wedding Photographs!

With documentary wedding photography you will get to see moments from your day that you weren’t even there for. Your wedding guests arriving. Friends toasting together at your drinks reception. Your grandmother listening to the speeches with a tear in her eye. It’s a documentary wedding photographers job to capture these moments throughout your wedding day.

5.Best of Both Worlds

The majority of wedding couples need to get traditional family portrait style photographs taken on their wedding day. A documentary wedding photographer will be able to take these traditional images and then switch back to capturing the natural happenings of the day, so you get the best of both worlds!

6.Natural Beauty

I have taken some of the most beautiful photographs of people when they were just being themselves and enjoying a moment. People tend to go into “cheese” mode when a camera is put in front of them. Having a documentary photographer allows for your friends and family to be captured naturally and these type pf photographs always look the most amazing!

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Alternative, creative, quirky, reportage, documentary wedding photographer?



So many of my Brides and Grooms come to me overwhelmed and confused! They have heard their friends and family who have gotten married, talk about wedding photography and wedding photographers. There are so many words being used now to describe Irish wedding photography and what makes for a great wedding photographer.

Words like reportage, alternative wedding photography, documentary and a creative photographer can cause panic for a Bride and Groom who want to book the right wedding photographer for their wedding day. But what do all those words mean?!



Allow me to explain, as I am an alternative, creative, reportage, documentary wedding photographer!   … :)


I work with Brides and Grooms on their wedding day in a way that allows them to ENJOY their day. To me, that is 100% the most important thing. You do not want to spend hours posing for pictures and faking moments. I allow the day to unfold and I capture the magic moments of your wedding day as they happen.

I am there to create the wedding photographs that will tell the story of your day. From the excitement and celebrations in the morning to the party on the dance floor after midnight! I am there in the background documenting your beautiful day.

Wedding photography has moved away from posed photos and contrived “moments”. Of course, I will take the traditional family line up of photographs that are important to have (and anything that you Mother or Grandmother are insisting upon!) but my main focus is to allow you to enjoy your day uninterrupted and free of hours of photo taking.:


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Family photos on wedding day


Wedding day moments captured

I always ask my Brides and Grooms to sneak away for 20min with me to enjoy some special time together in a romantic setting. Wedding days go by so quickly after all of the months and years of planning. That is why I encourage my wedding day couples to take some time out together. To talk about all that has happened so far in the day and to enjoy a celebratory glass of champagne together. I have one rule! That they completely forget that I am there and to forget all about a camera. Just enjoy the time together. It’s such a special day and these moments make for the most beautiful photographs, that you will treasure forever.

My wedding day couples are all so different. Some people dream of a fairy-tale princess castle, while others want to throw a party in a hay shed. I have seen it all and everything in between. Each and every wedding day is different and so it should be.

The most important thing is for all of The Brides and Grooms to enjoy their day and to have their wedding day moments captured. The laughter and tears, the nerves and excitement. It all comes together to be the best day of your life and my job is to capture those moments for you.

Have a look through my portfolios to see some samples of my work and I am more than happy to answer any questions that you may have.


Enjoy all your planning and you can now relax – Reportage, alternative, documentary and creative wedding photographer that you are looking for is not as hard to find as you may think!


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My Work

In my wedding photography, I combine a documentary Wedding approach with creative flair. I capture those magic moments whereby photographs are transformed into memories. I’m painstaking, but a pleasure to deal with – or so my clients say! I do wedding photography and photo shoots of all kinds all in Dublin and over Ireland, as well as abroad.


“Daniel was an absolute DREAM to deal with from start to finish… his calm and confident nature puts you at ease straight away… he is so discreet you nearly forget that he is there!… Our wedding photos are just magical and I will cherish them for life… our friends and family are blown away by them” ~Claire & Daniel


My 2021 calendar is 95% full already, and I’m taking bookings now for 2022 and 2023. So don’t delay! Contact me and ask what packages I can offer! On working days, I generally answer all emails within an hour or two. If you email me and can’t find my reply, check your spam folder or junk mail folder. You can also text or call me at 087 780 7297

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