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I am Robert & I’d love to be your Wedding Photographer
I tell stories, through pictures throughout the UK, Europe and beyond.

Documentary Wedding Photographer

A Documentary wedding photographer should be all about telling a story. It’s about weaving the images together to tell the tale of your wedding day. You may look at my wedding photography on this website and see that my work is somewhat different to “the traditional wedding photographer”.

This genre of photography has several different names; wedding photojournalism, documentary wedding photography and reportage wedding photography. I don’t believe there is any difference between the three names generally, apart from, perhaps, what the bridal magazines see as the fashionable way to describe natural, story telling wedding photography.

A few things to know about me and my photography


Beautiful, relaxed and natural portraits of the two of you are important. This can be done in a few minutes, so you can spend as much time as possible with your guests.


Weddings are about two families getting together to celebrate the union of two people they care about.


Long gone are the days of the wedding photographer taking over. I am amongst you, your family and friends capturing real and meaningful moments in a discrete way.


capture images without intervention or interruption. If you choose to have some selected family shots or portraits, those will be the only times when I will lightly pose you.


By capturing natural moments, without staging, I capture the real you, your real wedding day. By being present and invested in your day, I tell your real story.


I enjoy the interactions between people, in what is probably one of the most important days of a couple’s lives. I strive to create timeless images, that will stand the test of time.

My job as a wedding photographer is to observe the events unfolding. I don’t want to intervene or contrive anything. Sadly, I won’t turn up to your wedding dressed like a ninja with step ladders and six cameras around my neck – rather, I’ll turn up looking just like all your other guests, and behave like them too.

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Award winning wedding photographer in Reading, Berkshire. Specialising in relaxed, fun and romantic story telling photography. Take a look at our wedding photography packages and see what we can offer you.

Portrait Photography

There are several types of portrait sessions that we create. The “studio” shot, usually shot on a seamless backdrop with and without props and the “environmental” portrait, placing the sitter in there surroundings.

A Little About Robert

Robert Pugh, Wedding Photographer

Professional wedding and portrait photographer Robert Pugh is one of a select cadre of photographers, known as ‘Olympus Visionaries’, promoting the brand through their art.
Even when he’s not taking or processing pictures, he claims to be mostly thinking about them.

For Robert, taking up photography professionally was the career change he needed, despite the huge initial learning curve involved. Engaging in photography as a profession is what makes him feel ‘alive’, and his passion for it isn’t something he ever takes for granted.

“As most photographers would say, I prefer my work to do the talking for me,” Robert notes by way of an expanded biography. “I’m a Berkshire wedding photojournalist, with a background in press photojournalism, working throughout the UK. My photojournalism background I hope makes my wedding photography distinctive, and imbues it with a visual narrative that tells the story…

“I also believe that natural, un-posed reportage-style wedding photography allows clients to get on with enjoying their day, in the knowledge that I’m able to capture beautiful, un-forced images they’re able to treasure for years to come.” 

I want your Wedding Photographs to become a Family Heirloom.
I photograph weddings not just for you, but for your children and your children’s children.

I want to photograph your wedding and deliver images from the perspective of one of your guests. I’ll blend in, observe and be the curator of your wedding day memories.

You will get pictures that take you right back to that moment in time and I do that by being a part of your wedding using small cameras and being as discreet as possible.


Thank you rob so much for everything you done for us on our wedding day. Everyone has been so complimentary to how fantastic you where on the day and the fabulous pictures are proof of this. Thank you again I hope I get an excuse to work with you again someday ? x - Laura Drury

Really had a superb day, great to go through some of the finer points of the camera with you and Anna was just totally professional, best wishes for 2015 and look forward to seeing you next year. - Brian

Thanks to Olympus for an excellent event and to Robert and his crew for all their help during the day. A great way to learn. - David Smith

I just wanted to take this opportunity to say big thank you for a very enjoyable course, I found it thoroughly interesting as a beginner when it comes to properly lighting scenes and subjects as well as how you manage the workflow with insights into the way you manage post processing. I must admit I had no idea what to expect originally. The day was very good at giving me lots of ideas and things to work on in the future as well being as I said fun and enjoyable in the way it was presented. Also to give me more confidence in portrait work as well which I have needed to gain. It was good to meet everyone else in the course and see how they also approached the situation. Thank you again for your time and effort. I will drop you a separate email directly to discuss some of the questions I had for you, I promise there will not be too many. - Fraser Catlin

Marrakech, An amazing trip. It was an exceptional experience and I simply could not fault it. It was brilliant and I enjoyed every minute. - Barry Hoffman