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Kent Wedding Photographer | St. Augustine’s Priory

June 24, 2013
24 Jun 2013

Documentary and reportage wedding photography Kent Wedding Photographer Bob Owen

When Neal and Katherine invited me to their home to talk about documenting their May wedding, I was delighted to find out that it was to be at one of the most historic and romantic wedding venues in Kent, the 13th Century St. Augustines’ Priory.

The day was a bringing together of two great families and a low profile documentary photography style just suited the couple perfectly. It was pleasure to travel out to the Garden of England from London. Lots of coverage and as is normal for me, I didn’t dictate how long the day was, photographically speaking. No sulking off after the first dance for me.

The Priory had such gorgeous light inside and it was a day of high contrast day, weather wise. Perfect for the rural location.

There’s always a decision to make around which images to use in colour and which in black and white. It’s part of the storytelling and something that I discuss with each and every one of my clients. There’s huge flexibility and both black and white and colour images are used for very good reasons, depending precisely on what I’m endeavouring to show.

Sometimes colour is very distracting when showing the emotions, gestures and expressions of the day and at other times it’s intrinsic. I don’t work in formulas or ratios, I just use what’s right for my approach to documentary wedding photography.

Here are a few images from Neal and Katherine’s day.


This post first appeared on the blog of Bob Owen Photography

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14 replies
  1. Pete Henderson says:

    Really good set of images Bob. You’ve captured some great moments there.

  2. Kristin says:

    Gorgeous work, it really feels like the photos genuinely convey what an emotional day it was. x

  3. James says:

    Simply brilliant mate, love the last shot.

  4. Colin Nicholls says:

    Great work there, really captured the day well!

  5. Stephen Bunn says:

    Great work… I have only been a guest at this wedding venue, it’s great, hope to shoot there one day

  6. Linus Moran says:

    So many tender, touching moments captured here Bob – a wonderful day captured beautifully! Top class!!

  7. Lorenzo Photography says:

    I hate using the A word but these are really awesome! Some powerful emotions captured here.

  8. Paul Rogers says:

    Great set Bob, particularly like those little moments that build up to represent the feelings of the day – the touch on the knee, the glance down the aisle and the mothers tears. Lovely

  9. Linus Moran says:

    Great work Bob, packed full of emotion. Very touching final 4 images – top stuff!

  10. Martin Price says:

    Beautiful work Bob, really love that final image!

  11. Benjamin Toms says:

    A stunning set of images.

  12. Kevin Mullins says:

    Gorgeous images Bob. I especially like the bride arriving at the head of the aisle and also the tears. Very emotional images captured brilliantly.

  13. Adam Riley says:

    Top stuff as always Bob, love that final image!

  14. Alexis Jaworski says:

    A strong opening image of the bridal preparations and nice and elegant coverage. Some really nice candid and emotional moments captured during the ceremony! Alexis


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