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Over the last 13 years I've photographed over 350 weddings and I've learned a lot of lessons along the way! I have a background in teaching so combining this with my love of photography and weddings is an ideal match! 

I'd love to help you if you're just starting out with a camera or if you've shot many weddings and want to become more documentary in style. 

It's been a joy to see people that I've trained and mentored flourish in their photography careers...

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Hi! I'm Olly. An award-winning wedding photographer in Canterbury working in Kent, London, the UK and overseas as a destination wedding photographer. I photograph weddings in a natural, unposed and documentary style.

I started in 2011 offering to photograph a friend’s wedding and I’ve now been part of 350! I never get bored as each wedding has different personalities to document. I was ranked in the top 10 Best UK Wedding Photographers in 2022.
I’ve won six Fearless Awards, five This is Reportage Awards and I won Wedding Photographer of the Year at The Wedding Industry Awards in 2024 for the South East & Highly Commended for the UK. 

I offer year long mentoring to two photographers a year. I also run a two day wedding photography course for up to 10 people at my home in Canterbury each January. In the Winter months on weekdays I offer one to one sessions. Do get in touch to see how I can help you.

Learn from an award-winning photographer

over 350 weddings 

Experience you can trust

Ranked top 10 Best UK Wedding photographer

won SIX fearless awards


top 10


This is reportage awards won


trained over 100 Photographers




To enquire about upcoming courses and more information, please fill out the form below and I’ll be in touch.  |  07762810271


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"Thank you for everything you have done for me this year! Thank you for the invaluable teaching, all the amazing opportunities, guidance, laughs, weddings, memories and for becoming a great friend. Signing up to your course has been one of the best decisions I have ever made and I owe so much to you. I wouldn’t have progressed to where I am today without your help. Its a shame the mentoring year has come to an end already but I know we will still have plenty of exciting experiences to look forward to in the future (Portugal!!! Whoop Whoop). All the best!"

"Having Olly as a mentor over the past 12 months has been amazing! He has really helped develop my photography skills and confidence on shoots. Having feedback from Olly on the weddings I’ve shot has been invaluable and I feel it has helped me massively in creating my style, gaining confidence and taking better images. Not only is Olly such fun, he also puts you at ease and is patient with any questions (of which I’ve asked a lot!) I’d highly recommend him as a mentor if you’re looking to improve your photography skills or business."

"The past two days have been packed with such valuable knowledge, helpful insights and encouraging advice. I have particularly loved the feel of the course being quite an open discussion space for everyone, no matter what level we’re at. No question was a silly question – I really appreciate and admire your transparency in every detail from camera settings to struggles/feelings when shooting – I’m so grateful for this! You’re a natural leader/encourager!"

"After photographing a few weddings, I wanted to improve my wedding photography and I’m so glad I booked onto Olly’s Documentary Wedding Photography Course. Olly is such a warm and friendly person and his enthusiasm for authentic documentary wedding photography was contagious. He shared loads of great tips and the practical exercises were helpful too. The course has really challenged me to move away from classic posing and to focus on capturing emotions and storytelling. I’d thoroughly recommend Olly’s courses, he is a great communicator, very encouraging and super knowledgable."

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Knight Class

Whether you’re just starting out as a Wedding Photographer or you've shot hundreds of weddings but want to have a more documentary, hands-off approach, I’d love you to join me on my two day course in Canterbury. This course costs £350 and will run 16th-17th January 2025 and I'll share everything I know about photographing a wedding in a documentary style. 8 places are up for grabs, 2 have gone so email me here. We’ll be covering…

  • My Journey into weddings
  • What makes a good documentary photographer
  • How I photograph each aspect of the wedding day (from the dress to the dance floor)
  • How to get great couple time photos without any posing 
  • How I run my business
(Photos by CP Lavery)

16-17 January 2025


Over the last few years I’ve mentored 7 amazing photographers. Tom Cawdron (2022) & Ollie Baines (2019) have since gone full time with photography and have calendars full of weddings! In 2024 I’m mentoring Stan, Charlotte & Becci for the year. I have space for three more people in 2025!

  • We’d meet every month throughout the year
  • I would help with your website, brand and business
  • There would be ongoing critique of your work
  • You would come and second shoot with me at several weddings during the year and build an amazing portfolio of images.

If you’re interested in this, investment starts at £2,000. Drop me an email and we can work out a package to suit.

from January 2025


I offer Photography days firstly for beginners who want to get away from automatic modes and move onto manual modes.  We can customise the day to suit what you'd like to spend most time looking at. We'd cover...
- What the settings mean on your camera
- How to compose a shot
- How to light your subject
- How to capture moments

I also offer Photography days for established Photographers who want to improve and refine their work. Maybe you're a Wedding Photographer who feels like they are stuck in a rut. I can offer help with...
- Shooting in a style that you love
- What images to show on your website
- We can take a deep dive into your work

Classes are regularly held in Canterbury on weekdays. I charge £250. If you’d like to book or find out more then please email 

Weekdays available in March & May 2024