documentary wedding photography

Craig Prentis, documentary wedding photographer Kent Hi, I’m Craig, an experienced documentary wedding photographer based in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Most of the weddings I photograph are in the South East but I’m happy to travel anywhere in the UK and will undertake destination weddings overseas. Whatever you’re planning, please use the contact form to tell me about your day.

My style of photography is often referred to as reportage, documentary, photojournalism or candid photography. I’m not there to hold you up, make you go back and do things again or make you feel awkward with cheesy posing. Instead, I quietly go about my business, photographing the day as it happens, with minimal fuss and interruption. I’m looking for the moments, the emotion, the real story of the day. This is what I believe a good documentary wedding photographer should do.

 unobtrusive       observational       unstaged        timeless

A selection of recent blog posts

Favourite wedding photos of 2015

Favourite wedding photos of 2015

When it comes to reviewing the previous year, I can’t compete with newspapers. They all had their reviews of theView full post »

Eridge Park wedding

Eridge Park wedding

Sophie and Rob’s Eridge Park wedding was definitely one I was looking forward to photographing. For one thing,View full post »

Gretna Green photography project

Gretna Green photography project

I didn’t really mean to do a Gretna Green photography project. Somehow it happened despite me trying to talkView full post »

wedding at The Barn Tunbridge Wells

Wedding at The Barn Tunbridge Wells

Almost a year ago, John and Sarah had their wedding at The Barn Tunbridge Wells. I was born and brought up inView full post »

Jacqui and Henry

wedding at St Paul’s Cathedral

Who wouldn’t want to photograph a wedding at St Paul’s Cathedral? As a wedding photographer, I’mView full post »

Scotney Castle wedding

Scotney Castle wedding

A Scotney Castle wedding in the Summer – what’s not to like? Ever since the National Trust announced thatView full post »

I have been a photographer for over 20 years and in the past ten years, have photographed over 300 weddings. Most of my bookings come from a recommendation. I don’t advertise. Couples choose me for my relaxed, observational style. A lot of new couples were guests at previous weddings, so they saw me working on the day and loved their friend’s photos afterwards.

“Thank you so much for quite simply fantastic photography of our wedding. I knew when I gave Richard the shortlist of one to choose from that I was making the right decision and you proved me right and then some!”
Victoria and Richard

Here’s some of my favourite images of 2016 –   the ones that highlight my particular style of reportage wedding photography.

The couples that choose me to photograph their wedding place always state that good photography is really important to them. They seem visually aware and often work in creative jobs. They are not bound by pre-conceived ideas of what wedding photography is. Let’s face it, it’s 2017 and wedding photography has moved on. It is not all about one posed line up after another.

I love photographing weddings. They are great social gatherings and each one is unique – the format of the day may be similar, but each wedding presents loads of great photographic opportunities and it is my job to capture them.

“Just a quick note to say that our photos arrived last night and we are completely blown away and overjoyed. We can’t believe how wonderfully they capture the day and how unaware of you we were (in the nicest possible way!).”
Jo and Advait


documentary wedding photographer

The aim of this page is to explain my style and how I work as a documentary wedding photographer....