Candid Wedding Photographer



no cheese – perfect for camera-shy couples

Candid Wedding Photography combined with engaging storytelling.

Hello and welcome! I’m Paul and I’m not a normal Wedding Photographer.

I’m not totally strange (don’t ask my wife), I just have a unique way of working. I am what we call a Candid Wedding Photographer.

This means really natural photos. Great if you (obviously) want beautiful images, but don’t fancy being dragged away from your canapés & alcohol celebrations by a bossy camera-person to stand under a tree and stare at each other’s faces.  

I vow this… No awkward posing, no saying cheese. 

I want to capture the belly-laughs, the emotions, the blink-and-you-missed-it moments. Just beautiful, natural and candid wedding photography.

This, for me, is the most incredible way for you to experience your wedding over and over again, in years to come. The complete story of your day.  

You simply enjoy your wedding as you imagined it. 

Your Wedding Photographer

“Paul, I’m overwhelmed… HELP”

I know… All of this ‘looking for a photographer’ stuff is tough to get your head around. 

Allow me to simplify things. 

Wedding photographers come in a few different styles. 

There are the ‘posey’ photographers… They will create epic, flash-lit portraits that wouldn’t look out of place in Vogue Magazine. They will set up photos and make people fake things so it looks ‘squeaky clean’ and that stuff can look great. 

But it takes time. It’s time out of your morning that you could be spending with those closest. Time out of your reception that could be used to see the people you’ve not seen since before those dreaded lockdowns… 

And then there’s Candid Wedding Photography. I don’t fake moments, I don’t direct emotional points throughout the day and I certainly won’t be turning your wedding into an expensive and elaborate photoshoot! 

My concentration will be on reality. The real moments involving real people and real emotions. This will create a lasting story of your wedding. 

I’m basically a professional third wheel. My people are couples with awesome style and a big sense of humour. Posers… don’t apply!

I create beautiful photo stories for Brides & Grooms, Grooms & Grooms, Brides & Brides. Nerds, introverts and weirdos. 

DO you deserve more than the same damn photos everyone else is getting?

See some of the images and memories I love to make

Kick back, turn up the volume and press PLAY

Paul Waring. Lancashire Wedding Photographer.


Chilled-out, coffee-guzzling Bearded beast (or Wedding Photographer… Grr). I live near the border of Lancashire and Greater Manchester but will travel anywhere with a road to shoot Weddings.

I’m obsessed with capturing good vibes and people at their happiest.

Away from Weddings, you can usually find me in the great outdoors. Hiking and cycling are my freedom from reality. Mountains are my silent place.

This year, I married my beautiful best friend.

Grandparents love me and I love what I do… Even when it rains!

Featured Wedding Photography

Some full stories from a handful of recent weddings

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Words from Danielle (& Luigi)

“He caught every special moment and the photographs are literally breath taking. We can’t stop looking through them! We’d like to say a massive thank you to Paul for making our day so amazing and we will be eternally grateful for the beautiful pictures he took.”

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Words from Louise (& Alex)

“Paul was with us for the full day (from the morning whilst I was getting ready until into the evening reception) and he honestly helped us to have the best day. We were never away from our guests for long but we have some truly stunning photos which we will treasure forever. Going through them again was amazing as Paul had perfectly captured our day which enables us to relive it by going through the pictures. “

Words from my Mum

“The best Wedding Photographer in the World”

candid first look wedding photography

Candid Wedding Photographer vs Traditional Wedding Photographers. What’s the difference?

I’m not a normal Wedding Photographer… There, I said it! I’m what we call a Documentary or Reportage Wedding Photographer. But what exactly does that mean? Allow me to dive in.

My style is fun and emotional. Formal poses tend to look stiff and I don’t do boring photos. I dislike stereotypes and cheesy rubbish! The quirky moments that happen on every wedding day excite me, and I love unapologetic flowing emotions. To me, the story is what I’m there to capture. 

A small and emotional wedding day will have a very different vibe from a 150-guest wedding with grandma dancing on the table. The photographs shouldn’t look the same, either.

If you can flick through your wedding album on your tenth anniversary and FEEL what it was like to be at your wedding, then I’ve done my job well! You don’t get those feels from standing ten people in a line and telling them to smile.

Like the sound of that? Push the button below to check my availability for your wedding day.

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Emotions first

People look their best when they’re having a good time. Weddings, by their very nature, are fun.

The biggest part of my job is to capture this enjoyment and all of the emotions that go with it for you to revisit for years to come. When you look back at your photos you’ll remember the happiness you felt and the love you experienced, rather than the irritation of being told what to do all day.  

best man has moment, candid wedding photography in lancashire

The entire story

The whole day is an adventure and I want to be there for as much of that as possible. I like to arrive when you’re getting ready and leave when I’ve captured the vibes of your party, often into the night. 

So much will happen on your big day and it can be hard to take it all in, so I will present to you a set of images to encapsulate the day as a story. 

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No cheesy smush

I won’t boss you around and I won’t make you stare lovingly into each other’s eyes, all romantic. 

Of course, we will be taking some beautiful photographs of you two, but we’ll be having fun. 

For the rest of the day, I’ll be blending in and joining in the festivities!

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It’s your wedding, not an elaborate photoshoot

I understand that it’s about you and your memories, not about me. This is why I work in a laid back way. Casual Wedding Photography isn’t about taking you away to pose for hours, I know how annoying and awkward that can be. 

I believe that the best photos capture simple emotions, and no elaborate lighting setup or unusual lens is going to help that! 

candid wedding photograph of bride drinking