documentary wedding photographer in Sheffield

I am a wedding photographer based near Sheffield but offer services all over the country. I capture discreet candid natural moments of your wedding day.

candid photography in South Yorkshire

Candid wedding photography is all about capturing a scene exactly as it appears without offering any direction or manipulation. As opposed to posed images, candid photos perfectly capture the more natural moments in a wedding ceremony.

I will capture all the multi-sensory, technicolor moments of your your life-changing day.

Sheffield wedding services & prices

I like to keep things simple as planning your wedding can be quite overwhelming. All my prices include me capturing your wedding in an unposed, candid manner. I cover wedding and ceremonies across all cultures including Afro-Caribbean, Chinese, English, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Nigerian and Sikh.

latest reviews & comments

Five star average rating on Google.

Google Reviews
  • Great work! James Arnia were very professional, dedicated and patient! Their pictures are awesome & they definitely has that "eye" for a quality shot! I would like to recommend them to anyone! His prices are reasonable too!

  • I have been to many weddings where it works around the photographer & i knew it's not us. James is the total opposite, you wouldn't know he's there in the best way possible. Kind, friendly, putting everyone at ease. The few formal shots are great but the ones we didn't know were happening are incredible. James captured this all perfectly.

  • James is amazing and extremely talented. I don’t know how he manages to capture the essence of the whole wedding day in his photography. We love his shots and can’t stop looking at them. Thank you so much James! Highly recommend.

    CJ & Amelia
  • Amazing response time and amazing photos too. James managed to capture some beautiful natural moments as they were happening and yet you would of never of known he was there! He was very discreet and unobtrusive. He was very flexible on the day not only taking the natural shots but took group and requested shots. He took advantage of our surroundings and worked this into some stunning pieces of work.

  • We hired James Arnia, for our wedding, and couldn't have been happier with his photography and my whole family was really excited with their unposed, candid photographic style.


Sheffield service area

Although I work all over the country I know the wedding venues well in Sheffield so particularly enjoy local ceremonies.


frequently asked questions about documentary wedding photography

Common questions about documentary style wedding photography

what is documentary photography?

Documentary Wedding Photography is a candid style of Photography. You will not be instructed to pose so the images are generally more natural and capture the moments of the day creating an album of pictures that tells a story of the day.

Is documentary photography just for the ceremony?

Candid photographers will want to document a story of the day, from the bridal party getting ready to the late evening celebrations. It’s all part of your day so it should be included in the story.

why is candid photography so popular?

Photography styles are changing all the time. Fewer people request formal photographs at modern weddings. With high quality smaller cameras a candid photographer has the ability to move around the space more freely in an unobtrusive way. When Documentary photography is done well it should mean the photographer goes about their work unnoticed to capture the special moments of the day.

can I still have group shots?

Yes, there can still be an organised time of the day for group family photos. Typically this is small section of the day to allow enough time for more candid style photographs.