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No poses; nothing staged: This is Reportage

Welcome to the home of the best documentary wedding photographers in the world. If you want the vast majority of your day to be pose-free, then you’re in the right place, as our members all highly value the documentary approach (though most will capture groups and portraits, too, should you wish). Internationally recognised as one of the most difficult awards to win in the industry, our Reportage & Story Awards feature only the very best in moment-capturing.

Next Awards Deadline: 23:59 BST on 24th July 2024. You need to be a member to submit – join us over here.

Because moments matter most

Showcasing the very best in documentary wedding photography: Nothing staged, no poses, just pure, natural images taken by some of the world’s very best photographers.

Brides and grooms, find the photographer who’ll catch your Dad’s tears, your friend’s dancefloor ‘moves’, your own glances of embarrassment during the speeches.

Photographers, feature your moment-catching skills to that worldwide audience.

Story Award by David Scholes

Reportage & Story Awards

We have two different types of awards: Reportage Awards, for individual frames, and Story Awards, for a series of images from a single wedding – because we want to recognise both those single great moments, and the skill of creative storytelling.

Our Awards are incredibly tough, with just the top few percent being awarded. View our latest Collection here.

With a transparent judging process, the *only* factor as to what gets awarded, is the strength of the images themselves.

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Find Your Photographer

With over 500 of the best documentary wedding photographers from all over the world, no matter where your wedding is we have the best moment-capturers for you. View our members’ portfolios, bios, awards and more.

So, whether you’re looking for a photographer in countries such as Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands/Holland, Portugal, the UK (including regions such as London or Cheshire), the USA, Romania, Spain – or absolutely anywhere else – we’ve got the photographer for you.

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Reportage Award by Hollie Rosa Mateer

Reportage Award by Elodie Ruelleux-Dagorne

Join Our Community

Members receive a whole host of benefits, including 60 Reportage Award and 18 Story Award entries per year and the ability to display an unlimited number of images/Stories on your profile (like these ones).

Other benefits include access to our members-only video wedding photography courses, exclusive discounts on photography-related products/services (with savings of over $1000 / £750 this year alone), frequent opportunities for extra exposure (such as on our wedding photography podcast and our ‘This is How’ features), invites to our parties, access to our private Facebook group and more…

Members also receive a discount on our family photography sister-site, This is Reportage: Family.

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