Bridge and groom taking a selfie with their wedding guests at Linden House in London

a beautiful candid moment

This is one of my posts that talks about “why I love a particular wedding photo”, from my point of view as the photographer. 

As a documentary wedding photographer, I love to capture authentic and spontaneous moments as they happen throughout the day. I spend a lot of time looking and anticipating special “moments.”

This shot was from a beautiful muslim wedding at Linden House on the banks of the river Thames. 

I love this photo. It makes me smile but more than that it captures the essence of their day. As you can guess, I had just posed everyone in the doorway and taken the group shot. The groom asked if it was okay to do a selfie, which is quite funny, and I love the result. To me, it’s better than the group shot I took - it’s real, natural and fun - and in that way it represents the whole wedding day.

I also think it’s a good example of documentary wedding photography and why I love it. You couldn’t set something like that up, and feels much more meaningful than the obligatory family group shots. There’s certainly a place for those, but these kinds of candid moments are the most precious.

I tend to describe such photos as those I can almost "smell." They transport you back to the very moment, allowing you to feel the room's atmosphere and the energy that filled it. To me, this is what defines a great wedding photograph – the ability to inspire the laughter, the love, and the unique ambiance of that singular moment. As my couples go through their wedding album in the years to come, it’s these kinds of photos that will undoubtedly bring back memories of their wedding day and the authentic moments that made it truly special.

If you're planning a wedding full of moments like these, I'd love to discuss how we can capture the essence of your day with the genuine moments that will make it special to you.. Let's connect and explore the possibilities of documenting your unique love story.

Wedding Photographer Gary Williams


If you're looking for more than just posed photographs, if you want your wedding day to be documented authentically, capturing real emotions and heartfelt connections – then you've found your documentary wedding photographer. Get in touch and let's create memories together. If you want to know more about me, click here.