London Wedding Photographer
LYNDSEY GODDARD PHOTOGRAPHY
A London Wedding Photographer with over 13 years experience of documenting people in love
Although I photographed my first wedding in 2003, it was in 2009 that I quit my day job and went full time. Since then, I have documented over 400 weddings all over the world. From weddings in beautiful Tuscan cities to weddings in a Polish winery. From wedding venues in the English countryside to a hotel made out of sand in the middle of the Thar desert in Rajasthan. Gay weddings, straight weddings, town hall weddings, church weddings. You name it, I’ve probably photographed it!
Weddings in London
I’ve photographed hundreds of London weddings at iconic London venues such as Wilton’s Music Hall , The Asylum, The Barbican Conservatory, and Trinity Buoy Wharf. So whether you are planning a big party with all of your friends and having a pub wedding, or you’re opting for an intimate wedding with just your immediate family, I would love to document your day and capture those priceless moments for you.
Destination weddings, intimate weddings, religious ceremonies and celebrant-led ceremonies. At the heart of all of them, a couple in love and their guests – their family, their friends, sometimes their pets – all of them ready to celebrate love and party their socks off. My style is less about the stiff and awkward posing and boring, formulaic images, and more about the laughter, the good times, the party, and the unique moments that can’t be replicated or staged. It’s about documenting these special moments which will become your memories of one of the best days of your life. Take a look around my portfolio and see if my relaxed, documentary style is right for you. If you think we’d be a good match, let’s talk!
I am an award winning London wedding photographer who tells stories with genuine emotion and humour. The moments I capture are real and uncontrived. For over 13 years, I have offered documentary wedding photography to couples who want uncomplicated, honest, and emotive storytelling of their day.
“I am not dead; I am in Herne Bay”
so wrote the artist Marcel Duchamp on a postcard to his friend in 1913. This corner of the Kent coast is magical, and after living in London since the mid-nineties, I relocated here. I now live a stone’s throw from the beach with the two men in my life – my husband Steve, another London wedding photographer, and Ozzy the (very old!) French bulldog. It’s a beautiful place to live, particularly in winter when the beaches are empty and you can get a fireside seat in the pub.
Alongside photography, I love a good rummage in a junk shop (especially ones in Ghent), a swim in the sea, and losing hours in the kitchen, the garden, and at my allotment. Veggie for over 33 years and vegan for almost 5 years, living a sustainable life and growing as much of the veg we eat as possible is really important to me. I’m at my happiest by the beach with my husband, my dog, and a good sunrise or sunset. J.M.W Turner said the skies here are the best in the world and I’d agree. Of course, taking photos of people in love is also pretty high up on my list of things I love doing, and if you want to find out more about that, please read on…
Documentary wedding photographer with a background in Fine Art
I studied Fine Art and have always loved photography. I’d photograph school friends on a little Olympus OM-10 camera and develop the films during my lunch break. I photographed my first wedding back in 2003 (it was a disaster. Buy me a drink and I’ll tell you about it). Over the next few years, I shot album covers, dabbled in birth photography, and was on the team that covered the 2005 Cannes Film Festival for French newspaper Le Monde. I gained qualifications at London College of Communication where I’m now a visiting lecturer to the Graduate Diploma Photography students. The transition from doing the odd commercial job to being a full-time London wedding photographer wasn’t a great epiphany: I photographed a few friends’ weddings in 2007, they loved the pictures, recommended me to their friends and it snowballed from there. By 2009, I was photographing weddings full-time.
Awarded Best Wedding Photographer in England
You’ll see from looking around my site that my approach to wedding photography is very natural and “hands-off”. Whether you want to call it documentary wedding photography, reportage wedding photography, or even wedding photojournalism, it all amounts to the same thing; I won’t stop any of the proceedings, set shots up, boss you around or ask anyone to pose for the camera. In other words, you’ll barely know I’m there. This means you can enjoy the day fully knowing every precious moment is being captured. Read more about my approach to documentary wedding photography here to understand how I work on a wedding day.
Top UK Wedding Photojournalist
I’ve photographed in excess of 400 weddings in 10 different countries so you can be assured that I have the experience to handle anything your wedding day throws at me! I’m proud to have won numerous awards from the world-renowned Wedding Photojournalist Association. In 2016 was ranked as their top UK Wedding Photographer, coming 11th worldwide. In 2019, I was ranked once again as the UK’s top Wedding Photojournalist and came 9th worldwide. Most recently, in 2021, I was ranked 2nd in the UK and 8th worldwide.
In late 2016, I won the awards for ”Best London Wedding Photographer”, and ”Best Wedding Photographer in England” in the national finals of The 2017 Wedding Industry Awards. The TWIA recognises and awards excellence in the wedding industry and is the only UK competition where you are judged not only on your photographs but by what your previous wedding couples say about you. You can read some comments from my lovely couples about their experience of working with me.
FROM THE BLOG
View some images from recent London weddings, destination weddings, and UK weddings
Lyndsey has a truly special talent for wedding photography. Her pictures completely immerse you in the emotion of the event and are bursting with the personality of the people. There is a seemingly impossible balance of humanity, reality, art and beauty. It is clear to see this in her portfolio and is what drew us to her in the first place – but it only really hit home how impactful and important this was when we received our own photos. They are such a beautiful connection to our wedding day, so much more so than I thought would be possible from photos, and we really can’t thank you enough Lyndsey for that gift!
Lyndsey is a consummate professional in every respect. From the moment we made contact everything was seamless and we quickly felt 100% confident we were in the very best hands. It was clear she cared about the photography of our wedding as much as we did. She gave us advice and made a huge effort to get to know us and all of that is clear in the way she captured the day. She was a total pleasure to have at the wedding (if she hadn’t been taking photos I think we’d have have invited her anyway!). Without hesitation I couldn’t recommend Lyndsey more highly.Katie & Matt – married November 2021 at Lime Wood, New Forest