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Yorkshire Documentary Wedding Photographer for couples that love photography, but not posing

River Xavier is a documentary-style photographer who captures the real moments of your wedding day. For couples who want to have fun and enjoy their wedding day. Providing a blend of documentary, fine art photography, and videos. Naturally found throughout Yorkshire and the UK.

Are you looking for beautiful wedding photos that show the authenticity of your wedding day? Do you love looking at photographs that depict the key moments? Do you want photographs that tell the story of your wedding day? The reactions? Photos that show the true story and that you can talk about for years to come?

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My name is River, and I am a natural and relaxed Yorkshire documentary-style wedding photographer.

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I've photographed weddings across Yorkshire, capturing natural moments. Adding a fresh pair of eyes to your big day and a touch of creativity to wedding photography. 

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In a documentary style, I also offer highlight videos of your wedding day.

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Creating your wedding story

"Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory."

Theodore Seuss Geisel
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    Emotional storytelling:

    creative, unscripted moments captured throughout your wedding day 

    Most of my work is based around Yorkshire, Derbyshire, and Nottinghamshire, but I work across the UK as a wedding photographer and filmmaker. Being by your side, to capture all of the moments of your amazing wedding day. I will join your wedding as a listener and observer and creatively document your day as it happens. I aim to give you photographic memories of genuine, unique moments and emotions with your favourite people.

    My style is a blend of fine art portraiture and documentary photography to guarantee your perfect memories: beautiful posed images and amazing candid moments of one of the biggest days of your life! I want you to be relaxed, have the most amazing wedding day, and not be worried about your photos. I don't look for clichéd moments or cheesy posing.

    I will join your wedding as a listener and observer and creatively document your day as it happens. I aim to give you memories of genuine, unique moments with your favourite people.

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    We offer a blend of fine art portraiture plus documentary wedding photography to discreetly capture the real moments of your wedding day.

    Elegant, dramatic, and emotive, sometimes funny. We will be there to capture the real moments of your wedding.

    Trust us to provide you with stunning moments from your wedding day that will be talked about for generations to come.

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      What Our Customers Say

      Our client experience is at the heart of our business, read what people have to say about us...

      Dear River,

      From our first meeting, we knew that you understood what we wanted from our wedding photos. You really listened to what we asked and put our minds at ease. You guided us through the wedding day and helped it go so smoothly and captured truly amazing memories that we will cherish forever. You went above and beyond (quite literally climbing a ladder to get the perfect wedding shot and risking getting your ankles wet in the stream) to ensure we got beautiful wedding photos.

      For that, we are truly thankful. All our guests commented on how you blended well into the background and snapped some very natural shots. We cannot thank you enough.

      N & D - Manorial Barn, Rotherham

      Thank you, thank you, thank you for our wedding photographs.

      M+D, Wood Hall and Spa, Linton, Wetherby

      Hi River,

      I received the wedding photos and I am delighted. I want to thank you for your professionalism from the beginning of the service to the final result. I wish God to bless you. A big hug.

      Shavolks, Chesterfield Wedding Photography

      We loved that you came to our rescue and photographed our wedding party. Thank you, we love the photos, they are amazing! I wish you had been our official wedding photographer in Greece.

      S+L, Rotherham Wedding photography

      Dear River.

      I just wanted to say thank you for the hard work you did taking the photos at our wedding. We are both really pleased with them and looking forward to choosing which we will use for our wedding album!

      C+M, Woodlands Hotel, Leeds

      You were brilliant . . . everyone said so! The wedding photos were brilliant and we had such a great day. We laughed so much and loved our wedding day and the photos were how we imaged them to be. Just amazing! I loved that you took so many wedding photos of everyone and captured all the memories of our wedding day!

      C+J, Rotherham

      As a bride I was just not used not being in control. But you kept me relaxed as you were just so calm and focused. You said we should enjoy our wedding day. It was brilliant. I had planned my dream wedding and the photos were an important part of our day.

      The wedding photos really do tell my wedding day story that’s worth thousands of words. We love our wedding album it captures some fantastic moments and I love sitting down and reliving the wedding day. It really is a family heirloom. Thank you, so much!

      S+R, Sheffield Wedding photography

      I don't even know where to begin!!!! Professional, polite and courteous! We booked River as our wedding videographer. After receiving our wedding video, me and my husband are blown away!!!! He's captured our day PERFECTLY!!!! Every little detail, lighting, little bits we didnt notice.

      I am so happy with it!!!! He has done an outstanding job I couldn't be any happier with it. I've watched it so many times!!!! 100% recommend him, his work is fantastic!!!!!

      L+C, Holiday Inn, Leeds

      Highly recommend River Xavier, he was a fantastic wedding photographer. He was so friendly and helpful. The guests said he was like a ninja just appearing out of nowhere, one minute he would be laid on the gravel next to a tree getting photos, the next he would be hanging out of a window. He was literally there all day capturing moments, some in the moment shoots and posed wedding shots we wanted. He was such great value too, highly recommend.

      Samantha & Andrew, Holme PierrePont Hall, Nottingham

      Could not have asked for anyone better!

      My experience in dealing with River has been flawless from start to finish. He is polite, professional, very competitively priced, but above all, an extremely talented wedding photographer. He did an amazing job at capturing every aspect of our big day. We received our photos back within 3 weeks from our wedding which was quicker than expected and we have not stopped looking at them! The online gallery is particularly well laid out and easy to use as well, very impressed. Thankyou very much for your service River, it has been an absolute pleasure!

      C+R - Stallingborough Grange, Grimsby

      River did a great job capturing our wedding photography, he did drone photography and also a wedding highlights video. Nothing was any trouble to him. Would definitely recommend him and would not use anyone else.

      T + C, Burntwood Court Hotel, Barnsley

      River you're a star! thank you so much. You've captured so many amazing moments from our wedding day and we are over the moon with them all. 

      We watched our wedding film last night and wow, we were just blown away!! We are really impressed with our wedding film. What a perfect way to remember our special day! It's absolutely perfect, thank you so much!

      K+S, Whitley Hall Hotel, Sheffield

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