Loughborough based documentary wedding photographer Ian Bursill is currently one of 82 english members of the International organisation called the WPJA (The Wedding Photojournalist Association). He shoots wedding images in a documentary style with no intervention (apart from a few formals if requested) enabling his clients and their guests to get on enjoy their day without worrying about the photography taking over.

With a quick eye and a natural and creative flair for anticipating, capturing freezing fleeting moments in time, Ian has succesfully carried this approach over into weddings and his low-key documentary style of photography delivers natural, emotive timeless images from an observers point of view.

The majority of his images are captured without his subjects even being aware of him and this captures the true essence of the wedding - the laughter, the tears, the joy and all of the other emotions of the day.

To remain as unobtrusive as possible, Ian chooses to work completely alone and will not take any posed shots other than 5-6 small group formals of immediate family and 10 minutes of very lightly directed portraits with the bride and groom.

Around half of the shots Ian takes are converted to black & white. Ian strongly believes that by removing colour, the viewer can concentrate on light, form, shape and composition, without having to contend with colours & tones that clash and distract the eye from what should be the centre of attention in an image.

Ian shoots digitally, working with a pair of Nikon D3 cameras and a range of Nikon professional prime zoom lenses. The use of a flashgun is as a very last resort on the day, as he prefers to utilise the beauty of natural light and in-turn enables him to remain totally unobtrusive.

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Documentary Wedding Photographer

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • WPJA - Wedding Photojournalist Association

Serviced Areas

  • UK

Payment Options

  • Cash, Cheque, Bank Transfer

Contact Details

  City Loughborough
  Postcode LE11 3JA
  Address 20 Holt Drive
  Phone Number 078 8143 8911