Bath is an exceptionally beautiful and ancient city, steeped in history. Bath's architecture and subsequent colour, tone (and light for that matter) are such inspiration to any natural style wedding photographer or even wedding planner considering the city worth his or her salt. Bath (and the surrounding towns, villages and countryside) is nothing short of breathtaking, there really is no other area quite like in the UK.
With Bath’s many years of fascinating history, it's no surprise that this unique city is one of the most favourable locations in the South West to get married and celebrate a wedding with family and friends. Whether your wedding ideas include achieving a quintessentially English theme or perhaps focus more on having an informal, boutique quality - Bath really does have it all. With stunning venues like the world famous Roman Baths, the incredible architecture of the Royal Crescent and the beautiful Bath Abbey, you’ll be spoilt for choice in having your ceremony here and your documentary wedding photography will be all the more better for it.
My natural reportage wedding photography can be viewed extensively in the galleries below, these feature weddings at many of my favourite Bath venues which include hotels, manor houses, historic halls and even barns and mills. I have many galleries to explore featuring full and complete weddings photographed in these specialist venues, just take a look below or even type the word ‘Bath’ into the search bar on the blog page for more complete galleries of Bath weddings.
I’ve photographed many documentary weddings in Bath but with each I find something new and unique to cover, this happens even when I work at the same venue more than once in the same week. With so many elements to this beautiful city, from the beautiful Victoria Park and Sydney Gardens to the bustling and winding streets with quirky, one-of-a-kind shops and stalls, there's inspiration at every turn. It's also the ideal city for a wedding of any size, in fact I’ve shot small weddings in Bath with no more than ten people in attendance and the very next month, huge, multi-day Hindu weddings.
I regularly take my couples for a ten minute walk during the early stages of any wedding reception in Bath, this allows me to capture the unique environment of the city in my storytelling documentary photography. A professional photographer walking through tourist-filled streets with a bride in a stunning wedding dress always gets a little attention, but it's certainly worth it.
Each venue has something different to offer too, The Assembly Rooms for instance, with it’s grand rooms and low light - always encouraging a more intimate and personal atmosphere for wedding guests. This candid atmosphere ultimately means wedding photographers can document even more authentic and honest images for their newlyweds as guests are so chilled!
I will say though, it’s not all plain sailing for couples, guests and wedding photographers in Bath, as the parking in the city is absolutely appalling! I always end up on foot during any wedding in Bath, it removes the risk of getting stuck in traffic and missing any part of the wedding day. It’s actually so bad, that you should make sure you try and factor it into your wedding schedule as getting around the city, particularly during tourist-filled weekends, can be a nightmare! Most of my bride and groom’s getting married in Bath tend to include hiring a bus on their wedding checklist, more often than not it tends to be an old route master which really adds to the nostalgic quality that Bath has, so it’s not only dealing with the transport issue (which you will have!) but also the wedding theme.
I encourage you to have a look through the wedding galleries on this page, there are hundreds of photos from weddings I have naturally photographed in Bath and the surrounding towns and Somerset villages that will give you a really good overview of my natural wedding photography style. You may also wish to view my full portfolio.
If you have any questions just get in touch and I’d be delighted to talk through my wedding packages and pricing with you.