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Dorset wedding photographer photography by Louisa Jane
Your love story told through stunning images
Dorset wedding photographer Louisa Jane

Beautiful wedding photography


CONGRATULATIONS YOU'RE GETTING MARRIED!  Hi, I am Louisa! I am based in Gillingham, Dorset but I photograph weddings all over the UK.

I take it if you are here you starting to look for your wedding photographer so thank you for checking out my wedding photography page. 

 I  have been a wedding photographer for nearly a decade. My journey into wedding photography began with a profound desire to capture authentic moments and tell unique love stories. Fuelled by a deep passion for creativity and love for working with people,  it was then that I found my love for wedding photography.

My work has been featured in various online publications I have won awards within  documentary photography competitions. I am known for having a natural photography style,  but equally love to push the  boundaries of my creativity with  more curated images. 

" ARRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHH Louisa; I can't stop looking at my wedding photos I LOVE them so much" Sammy and Joe 


 Why pick me as your Dorset wedding photographer? I am hugely driven by emotion and I absolutely love people. Before becoming a wedding photographer I used to be a Mental Health Nurse.  Observing people and how they interact is my superpower! At weddings I am constantly anticipating moments that happen that tell your love story. No two weddings are the same so I am always looking for interesting moments, beautiful light and composition so that I can document your day as artistically as possible.   On your wedding day I like to be right in the action capturing every special moment and tiny detail. 

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 I love nothing more than capturing all the emotions that happen during a wedding day from the nerves before walking down the aisle, the tears of joy and excitement, the raucous laughter from the best man's speech to the crazy dance floor moves. It is so important to me that you enjoy your wedding day, with all the special people in your life and it remains the best day of your life. I strive to take images that not only transports you back to that moment in time but most importantly to relive the feeling you encountered. 

"I can't express how thankful we are to Louisa for everything she did for us on our wedding day. Her talent is out of this world. She was so thoughtful and thorough and made everyone feel at ease (even those who didn't like the camera). " Roxy and Bobby 

My Approach as a documentary wedding photographer 


For starters I am always carrying around two cameras with two different lenses this immediately makes me prepared for any story-telling moment that might come up. I usually have two different types of lenses on my cameras which allows means I won't be wasting precious time changing lenses, so I always have one that will be right to the moment!   As soon as I arrive at bridal prep, I will make friends with you. I have found that as soon as I am in the thick of the day with all the preparations  going on this helps people relax with my presence which allows me to capture those all important candid moments. As a  documentary wedding photographer based in the picturesque landscapes of Dorset, my approach is all about capturing the real, unscripted moments that make your day extraordinary. 


Forget stiff and awkward poses!  I will never ask you to look  directly at the camera (unless you want to of course!)  I might give you some prompts when you're having your couple shots but mainly I will just encourage you to spend time together,  I love nothing more than for my couples and their guests to feel as relaxed as possible on their special day for it to be fun and memorable. I am always carefully waiting and watching for beautiful moments  to occur which tell your unique story.   

Dorset wedding photographer Louisa Jane
Dorset wedding photographer Louisa Jane


Every wedding is completely different . Documentary photography can be hard as you don't know what might happen next. Sometimes it is simply anticipating some thing might happen;  certainly with 9 years of wedding photography experience this is a skill that gets stronger and stronger .  I always  strive to capture   the true authentic emotions from the day so I shoot a lot throughout a wedding  making sure that I get array of different compositions and expressions so that when you look back on your wedding day photos you not only remember the moment but the feeling it conjures up too. 


Your wedding day isn't just a series of events; it's a unique love story waiting to be told.  I go beyond traditional photography to capture the essence of your connection. From intimate moments to grand celebrations, so the  documentary style preserves the magic of your day. Located in North Dorset, I am fortunate enough to be so close to so many stunning venues across Wiltshire, Somerset and Hampshire, in fact I shall travel where ever the love is! 

After the wedding day I carefully cull and edit your images. Each one is carefully edited with lovely warm tones.

Dorset wedding photographer Louisa Jane
Dorset wedding photographer

How it works



Fill out the contact form to see if I am available for your special day and we'll schedule in a zoom meeting or telephone call.



Let's make it official and book in your wedding. We will go through the timeline of your day and I will be there for any support you might need



I won't just take your pictures I will be there to help carry the dress and flowers and get you anything you might need! 



I aim to always get some previews sent out to you within a week of your wedding hours so that you can share them with friends and family. The full gallery will be complete within a few weeks. 

"Louisa the pictures are heavenly, I absolutely LOVE them, I couldn't have asked for more beautiful wedding photos" Jess and Dan

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Find the right wedding price and package  for you... 

My Wedding
Photography Packages 

Thank you for taking the time to look through my website and I hope that you like what you see, Please take a look at the prices and packages I offer below that will suit your needs. 

Dorset wedding photographer
Dorset wedding photographer
Dorset wedding photographer

Investing in professional wedding photography is more than capturing moments; these images stand the test of time... 

Dorset wedding prices

​Pre wedding consultation  

Five hours coverage

One photographer

Personalised private online gallery (kept for three months) 

Approximately 300 images 



Dorset wedding prices

​Pre wedding consultation 

Eight hours coverage

One photographer and an assistant

Personalised private online gallery (kept for three months)

600 beautifully edited images


Abbots court wedding photographer

​Pre wedding consultation   

Ten hours coverage

with an assistant 

Personalised private online gallery (kept for three months) 

Presentation box with USB and selection of prints 

Slideshow with some of the images put to beautiful music 

800 beautifully edited images


Dorset wedding photographer

Pre wedding consultation 

Engagement Shoot which includes 25 images 

Eleven hours coverage

Second Shooter 

Personalised private online gallery (kept for three months) 

Presentation box with USB and selection of prints 

Slideshow with some of the images put to beautiful music 

1000 beautifully edited images


Little Extras 

Additional hours coverage   - £200
Slideshow of images put to beautiful music -  £50
Presentation box with USB and ten prints - £50
Engagement shoot and 25 edited images - £300
Second Photographer -£350 
Fast delivery
 - £400


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Do you have some questions?


What is documentary wedding photography? 

Documentary wedding photography is is a style of capturing wedding moments in a candid manner. This style often results in a more authentic and storytelling approach to wedding photography, providing a collection of images that reflect the true atmosphere and emotions of the wedding day.


What happens if it rains on my wedding day ? 

I know this is always a concern with the British weather being so unpredictable but I have shot in storms and torrential rain and if anything it just makes your images more creative. I always think, just go with it and make the most of it. 


How far in advance should I book a wedding photographer?  

Wedding photography can get booked months even years in advance. Dates go very quickly so if you have a particular date in mind then it best to book your favourite suppliers as soon as you can.


Do you do engagement shoots? 

Yes, I do engagement and couple photography. In fact you can take a look at examples of my work here. I love photographing couples and engagement shoots and to be a Dorset wedding photographer we are spoilt for choice for such beautiful locations in the area. It really does give us a fantastic opportunity to get to know each other before your special day! 

Need to know more? I might be able to answer more questions for you here.

Dorset wedding photographer
Dorset wedding photographer