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Welcome to the This is Reportage Podcast! Each week we’ll be bringing you exclusive interviews with some of the world’s very best wedding photographers – sharing their backstories, tips, experience and advice.

Each episode has its own post, where you can listen to it directly, or read a transcript if reading is more your thing! If you enjoy, remember that you can download and subscribe to our podcast on iTunes to be notified of each weekly episode. You can also find us over on Spotify, Google Podcasts, and YouTube.

Podcast Episode 139: This is Doc Day 2024

Excited to release the special Doc Day 2024 episode of the Podcast! I once again took a little travel mic to the amazing Doc Day – the one-of-a-kind documentary wedding photography conference created by Annie & Kevin Kheffache – and I had a *brilliant* time, mini-interviewing almost 40 photographers from all over Europe. I spoke to the founders, speakers and attendees alike; thanks so much if I subjected you to my questions and, later in the episode, some slightly tipsy after-party ramblings…! These are the fab people you can hear from on this special episode (in order of appearance):

Alex Benyon, Martin Ellard, Paul Williams, Eve Dunlop, Gavin Jacob Power, Phil Salisbury, Linda Bouritius, Tadhg Nathan, Ryan Devereux, Ronan Palliser, Andy Sharman, Kevin Kheffache, Janina Brocklesby, Marco Teixeira, Ben Lee, Aga Maru, Nathan Walker, Nadine Lotze, Andrew Billington, Dominique Shaw, Liam Shaw, Leonard Walpot, Jay Doherty, Isabelle Hattink, Yves Schepers, Melissa Beckker, Janneke Walpot, Marisa Martins, Ana Backhaus, Annie Kheffache, Tom Beynon, Soven Amatya, Dave McClelland, Oonagh Casey, Pamela Brady & Paul McGinty.

Plus some brilliant singing by John Gillooley!

Tickets are on sale right now for Doc Day 2025 – and at the time of this episode’s release are on early-bird offer; grab one before they sell out.

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Podcast Episode 138: This is Hollie Mateer

Honoured to be joined by our This is Reportage Overall Photographer of the Year for 2023 today: The one and only Hollie Mateer! Not only was Hollie our POTY on our wedding site, but she was also the no.1 UK family photographer on our sister-site, This is Reportage: Family, and we talk about both documentary wedding and family work on today’s episode, including:

the moment she found out she had won Overall Photographer of The Year on TiR,
the story behind her unique ‘Chess’ Reportage Award,
how she captured her ‘Emergency’ Family Award,
why it’s important to not only show the good times when it comes to family photography,
photograping fellow TiR-member Chelsea Cannar’s wedding (and winning a Story Award with it, too!),
how she came to work alongside her husband, the fab Patrick Mateer,
why she loves the food at weddings (both from a hunger and photography perspective),
our Netflix synopsis game,
and so much more…

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Podcast Episode 137: This is Jay Doherty

Awesome to be kicking off 2024 with the one and only Jay Doherty! If you’ve never met or heard from Jay before, you’re in for a treat, as not only is he a fantastic photographer, but he’s also one of the world’s loveliest humans – I don’t think it’s possible to listen to Jay without a huge smile on your face. Jay shares *so* much on the episode today, including:

how skateboarding influenced his wedding photography career,
a certain song he listens to before every wedding,
his personal project called ‘Wedding Grannies’,
the time he got stuck in the toilet at a bride’s house,
creating ‘Learning to Fly’, the wedding photography retreat,
the story behind his motorbike Reportage Award,
why he backs up his images as soon as he can,
becoming a Yoga teacher and the many benefits it can bring,
why he was late to his own wedding,
the importance of work-life balance,
and so much more…

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Podcast Episode 136: This is Matt Badenoch

So great to chat to the fab Matt Badenoch this week! As well as being one of the UK’s best documentary wedding photographers, Matt is also a brilliant street photographer, and earlier this year launched Street With Matt, teaching his own street photography workshops all around the world. We talk about that on the episode today, along with lots of other things, including:

how street photography can improve your wedding work in so many ways,
why slowing down can make such a difference,
being married to a fellow wedding photographer (and how they chose their own wedding tog),
how to improve your Dobble skills,
the story behind one of his specific Reportage Awards,
tips on capturing proposals,
why a feature on his ‘About me’ page can lead to conversation,
why he doesn’t ‘hide’ on the street, and the importance of smiling,
and so much more…

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Podcast Episode 135: This is Brittany Diliberto

Excited to chat to the fab Brittany Diliberto on the Podcast this week! One of the best documentary wedding photographers in the USA, Brittany was our US Storyteller of the Year for 2021, and has won 14 Awards from us in total – an incredible feat. She shares so much on the episode today, including:

how her background in lighting design led on to wedding photography (with so many transferrable skills)
tips for working with wedding planners and videographers,
the story behind her specific ‘Elephant’ Reportage Award,
choosing weddings and images for Story Award submissions,
what makes for a good wedding photographer,
advice on how to make wedding expos work for you,
our Netflix synopsis game,
and so much more…

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