Dorset wedding photographer Robin Goodlad
Specialising in creative documentary wedding photography and wedding photojournalism
Photography is why I exist, it is a way of life, and what defines me. It is all I have ever dreamed of doing. I am proud to call myself a craftsman with a camera, and documenting people’s life stories is a real privilege. When not at work as a photographer, I always have my camera with me, I could never be without one!
I live in rural Dorset with my wife Ruth, little daughter Milly, and our little farmstead of animals. I love to cook, with my proudest moment being the creation of ‘the perfect souffle’ on Masterchef. I’m also a keen kitesurfer, lifeboatman, baker, cyclist. I also love to travel, and whilst I live in Dorset, it doesn’t matter where you are, I will go anywhere to work with the right people.
The key for me is using beautiful available and natural light, and timing the moment perfectly when composition, light and emotion combine in perfect harmony – this is the the key to documentary wedding photography – also known as reportage wedding photography, or wedding photojournalism. I am a perfectionist, and whatever I photograph, either a wedding, a lifestyle shoot, food photography or a landscape, everything has to be perfect. If you would like to find out more about my style please browse through my portfolio, or find out a little more about how I work, and the wedding photography journey here.
Choosing the right photographer for your wedding is essential, ensuring you connect with the style, so you know you will love the photographs. Photography is an investment, one which will be passed down through the generations. A camera is a tool, it is the photographer behind it that creates the magic. For me, it is absolutely essential to get to know you as a couple so that I can bring out the best in you. This is why all of my wedding coverage includes a complimentary engagement shoot, the moment to get creative and allow your personalities to shine, your wedding day photographs will be so much better for it.
When I photograph a wedding, all day coverage means just that, from dawn to midnight if required. It is your day, the story doesn’t finish at the first dance, and I believe your photo story shouldn’t either. I photograph quietly, though observation, not orchestration. We spend time getting to know each other beforehand, so on the day you will forget I am even there, and can concentrate on enjoying the day, safe in the knowledge your story is being captured beautifully.
If you are looking for a Dorset wedding photographer, wedding photographers in Bournemouth, or if you are getting married elsewhere in the UK, or even further afield with a destination wedding, it would be great to hear from you, there is no limit on how far I will travel.
If you connect with my style of work and would like to talk about your wedding or portraits, please do get in touch, I’d love to hear your story and talk about working with you.
I love photographing weddings, that magic of an incredible day and a blank canvas. You write the script, I tell the story. Here are some of my favourite images from weddings illustrating my primarily documentary style.
Your story, beautifully told, from start to finish.
There is nothing quite like natural light and fresh air, being out in the countryside where you feel most comfortable, doing the things you love to do. Families, individuals, babies, animals, the principles are the same. This is all about the documentation of life and all that is important to you.
I love photographing food just as much as I love cooking – the perfect synergy. Catching and growing my own food, as well as my experience on Masterchef have certainly influenced me along the way. Food should be captured at that precise and fleeting moment of intended perfection.
Dogs, and other animals too…Never work with animals, or children they say, but there is nothing better than time spent with man’s best friend.
I love landscapes, when I am not at work I will be out with my camera, feeding my motivation which inspires and influences my other areas of photography. I am lucky to be able to see some incredible landscapes, and for me it is all about sharing these with others. This isn’t a vocation, it is a way of life.
Smedmore House is a silly stunning location for a wedding, perched above the sea near Kimmeridge, on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset. I was super excited about being the wedding photographer for Katy and Dan's big day, their plans matched my style perfectly, and we...read more
It's been an incredible year, one which passed in the blink of an eye! No matter how many weddings I shoot, I live for that excitement of butterflies in the morning, never knowing how the day is going to evolve, but knowing that great things will happen, and there...read more
Fifi and Matt's Dorset wedding at was one of those perfect summer weddings, blessed with incredible light, and it was such an enjoyable day being their wedding photographer at the Old Vicarage in Christchurch. Their story was one of true love too, which went back to...read more
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Robin Goodlad Photography, Greenhill Close, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 2RQ