Timeless & Natural Wedding Photography

Timeless bridal portrait of a bride with her veil captured in black and white
Natural wedding photography at Hedsor House featuring bride and groom

Images To Last A Lifetime


Timeless & Authentic Wedding Photos

Bride walking down the aisle with her parents, carrying a natural bouquet by Aesme Studio

I believe your images are more than photos of your wedding; they are a window into your life, the story of who you are, and the relationship which brought you to this moment. They should bring you back to those moments, to how you felt and to the people you love.


Your wedding photos are not just for you; they are an heirloom which will bring alive your story to the generations to come, connecting you to your loved ones long after you are gone, and reminding them that your story was also the beginning of theirs. Your images are the story of your past, your present and the promise of your future - they are to last a lifetime.

"Dominique is able to take pictures that are not only beautiful, timeless and elegant; most importantly she is able to get to the true ‘heart’ of important moments like these. We honestly could not have hoped for anything better!"

—M & M

Heartfelt Storytelling with an Artistic Approach

Bride captured naturally by reportage wedding photographer Dominique Bader while getting out of her bridal car

Based in Hertfordshire, I have had the privilege of capturing weddings in many wonderful locations; from the heart of London and throughout the UK, to destinations across Europe. Whether your backdrop is a historic English manor in the Cotswolds or a beach in the Maldives, I will be there to make sure every shot is curated with an artistic vision, ensuring a luxurious wedding photography experience that tells a timeless story of who you are as a couple. These photographs are not just for you now; they are to adorn the homes of your family for generations, and I never lose sight of this when documenting your wedding.


My clients will tell you that I'm obsessed with light; I am always seeking it out, paying attention to where it falls and how it will enhance an image. This attention to light helps to ensure I leave you with the most beautiful and artistic wedding photos.

A Personal Experience


Luxury Wedding Photography

Natural couple portrait at a Norfolk wedding. Bride wearing a Suzanne Neville gown.

After thirteen wonderful years of shooting weddings, I bring a wealth of experience to capturing the most important moments in my couples' lives. I know your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime moment and I do not take the privilege and responsibility lightly. I approach each wedding with love, care and dedication; the same way I would approach my own. I am leaving you with a treasured heirloom, and I deeply appreciate you entrusting me with this responsibility. 


Your journey with me as your wedding photographer begins the moment you decide to book. I am on hand for video or phone calls, and I will offer as much guidance and advice as is helpful to you through the planning process; I want you to feel comfortable coming to me with any question or concern, no matter how big or small. It is often the little things that make the biggest difference and I am here to support you throughout the days and months leading up to your wedding.

 

Documentary wedding photo of a parkler send off at Chateau Robernier wedding.

 

Relaxed and Natural Storytelling

 

A Blend of Fine Art & Documentary

Natural and elegant bridal portrait at Hedsor House by Dominique Bader

My style brings an artistic and timeless aesthetic to documentary photography, capturing the moments as they naturally unfold. I also pay careful attention to all of those beautiful details and finishing touches which you've spent time curating, and I do so in an editorial and fine art style. Through a combination of soft colours, classic black and white photos, beautiful light and elegant composition, I seek to tell your story both artistically and authentically, capturing the subtle, fleeting moments and intricate details that could easily be missed in the fast-paced moments of your wedding day. 

 

I am always searching for moments of connection and emotion. This storytelling approach is so important to me that I always include a second photographer in my collections with no additional fee, so we can cover different aspects of the day at the same time. My standard coverage captures the celebrations from the morning preparations to the dancing, however, each wedding collection is bespoke and carefully designed with your needs in mind.

Your wedding photos should be timeless, natural and a true reflection of you and your day.

Natural and authentic bridal party photo with the bride and her bridesmaids

While I provide gentle direction during your family photos (if you choose to have them) and your couple portraits to ensure they are natural and authentic, I steer clear of staging any part of your wedding. I want you to soak in, savour and enjoy every moment of your wedding day without worrying about the camera. 


My role as your wedding photographer is to document the stories and moments as they naturally unfold. By combining this documentary-style photography with natural, fine-art and heartfelt portraits of you together, I leave you with a meaningful and personal heirloom, crafted to stand the test of time. This approach creates beautiful and timeless wedding photos which will forever bring alive your day to the people you love. 

I pride myself on making my couples feel comfortable during their portraits, as though they are in the company of an old friend, and they often tell me they really enjoyed this part of their wedding day, much more than they were expecting to! 

"Dominique made us feel so at ease and relaxed and she felt truly like a friend by the end of the day. Dominique was so discreet whilst guiding us to get the shots we wanted. We can’t thank her enough for what our wedding photos mean - the best investment of our wedding day."

—Clare & Grace

After the Wedding

Following the wedding day, your full set of images will be ready within 8 weeks of the wedding.


For those wishing to have a tangible heirloom, timeless wedding albums are also available, designed to showcase the story of your day and to be passed down to the future generations of your family.

Elegant and natural wedding portrait of bride and groom exiting their ceremony at Brompton Oratory.

Creating Memories Before the Wedding

 

Many of my couples opt to have a pre-wedding engagement shoot to help alleviate any nerves they may have on the wedding day. These sessions are more than just a photo shoot as they offer a great opportunity for us to get to know each other better and ensure that you're comfortable in front of the camera.


These sessions usually take around 1 to 2 hours, and are a lovely opportunity for you to take some time out together during your wedding planning. My couples often tell me that these sessions were great at relieving any nerves that had about the portraits on their wedding day. 

 

"We don’t have enough positive words for our experience with Dominique as our photographer. She managed to capture all of the magic and the emotion we felt in such a beautiful way. Every photo is like a thoughtful piece of art.

The key thing which comes through in her photos is the emotion. She managed to catch split second expressions and the photos really do show all of the joy of the day."

—Emma & Adam

Natural couple portrait at Kew Gardens wedding
Emotive wedding photography featuring a groom and his father
Timeless couple photography of bride and groom

Documentary & fine art photography

I'm Dominique

I'd love to capture your story