Dorset Wedding Photographer

Libra Photographic

Dorset wedding on Brownsea Island

Contemporary Wedding photographer Bournemouth

Dorset Wedding Photographer

Well hello there, I’m Nathan, a Dorset Wedding Photographer based in Poole. Libra Photographic is the wedding Photography business I started way back in 1999 giving me experience in over 600 weddings spanning 2 decades. A lot has happened in that time.

Wedding photography has gone from a film based medium where most of the day was staged to a digital photographic process. This has enabled photographers to evolve into storytellers, modern wedding photography is less staged and it is such a pleasure to be involved in one of the biggest life events most people experience.

Are you planning your own wedding? I’d love to hear what you have planned.

Your wedding story is told in perfect photographs of the moments as they naturally happen throughout your wedding day

Photographic Style

“Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling. If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures.”

Donald McCullin

There is a lot to take in on your wedding day, you make your plans like writing the script for a film. My job is to capture your day as if it was happening for your favourite movie company.

Capturing moments as they happen throughout the day in a natural style. You’ll see me watching all day long for little stories as they unfold. Experience has taught me where and when they can happen so I can position myself to tell it perfectly.

I want you to relive the day forever through your perfect album of photos.

Dorset wedding - Bride on bike

What is Special about Dorset?

wedding photographer Dorchester

Ten Epic Dorset wedding venues

flower girl in the church - North Cadbury Court Wedding photographer
  • Symondsbury Tithe Barn
  • The Crepe Farmhouse
  • St Giles House
  • Larmer Tree Gardens
  • Cheddington Court
Smedmore House Wedding Photographer - Libra Photographic
Photo by Nathan Eames (libraphotographic.co.uk)

Why I love a Dorset wedding

I was born in Hampshire but my University days were spent in Devon and I have vivid memories of leaving Hampshire and its urban sprawl from Portsmouth through Southampton on the M27 along the south coast until the motorway gave way to an A road, the A31 where the New Forest starts and Hampshire blends into Dorset. I always felt a sense of calm come over me.

Dorset doesn’t believe in motorways, we are the only county without one. I loved my time in Devon but Dorset had stolen my heart with its rolling hills on that road. After university, I returned for a short stay back with my parents but Dorset’s allure was too strong I moved to Poole and I’m still here 20 years later.

My time here as a wedding photographer has spoilt me with so many amazing venues to photograph. There really is something for everyone, from the classic hotel overlooking the sea to a true festival wedding surrounded by music lovers.

Here in Bournemouth and Poole, we have many hotels specialising in weddings like the FJB group of hotels along Sandbanks peninsula with spectacular views of the sea and our own slice of Italy at the Italian Villa with its Japanese water gardens. Christchurch has its own special charm with the spectacular Abbey & ruins alongside the Kings Arms Hotel and the understated Christchurch Harbour Hotel backing onto one of my favourite views of the harbour.

wedding photographer Swanage

Travel a little further west and the Lulworth estate looms with the Spectacular Lulworth Castle where you can either have an exclusive castle wedding or once a year join them for Camp Bestival where you can get married at a real music festival, I’m not sure if there is any other festival that can offer that, Larmer tree, however, can offer you your own private festival venue in mid-Dorset. Further west still and the Symondsbury estate with its beautiful barn and Crepe farmhouse fulfils the need for the epic barn wedding. Just a few of the many amazing venues Dorset has to offer.

Over 600 weddings captured

100% full-time photographer

Storytelling photography

Dorset wedding photographer for over 20 years

Documentary wedding photography

Fantastic wedding portraits

Symondsbury Tithe Barn wedding

Symondsbury Estate Wedding Photographer | Libra Photographic

Sopley Lake wedding

Sopley Lake Wedding Phtoographer | Libra Photographic
Seb Vigneron
Seb Vigneron
2021-11-27
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Thank you so much for capturing our special day. Nathan helped to naturally guide us through the special moments whilst remaining personable, professional and discreet. He also integrated the natural surroundings with ease. We would not hesitate to recommend Nathan to anyone.
Katherine Samways
Katherine Samways
2021-11-23
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Molly Rolston
Molly Rolston
2021-11-21
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Nathan is a brilliant photographer, he made us feel completely at ease from the start, which was so important for us. We both are not keen of having our photo taken and by the evening we were enjoying all our shots together! He knew exactly what we wanted from the day and photos and they are absolutely perfect!
Laura Khan
Laura Khan
2021-11-20
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We couldn’t have asked for a better photographer for our wedding. Would recommend Libra photographic without a shadow of a doubt. Professional, friendly and efficient. The pictures are perfect, thank you.
Kelly Alcantara
Kelly Alcantara
2021-11-20
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Nathan captured the feel for the day perfectly. He made everyone feel at ease from the moment he arrived. My husband hates posing for photos so we wanted more natural and candid photos. Nathan captured the perfect moments and when we did have to pose he made us feel at ease. The photos are gorgeous.
India Webb
India Webb
2021-11-18
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Amazing photographer! Easy to like and relax with and brilliant for enjoying your day and knowing you’ll have amazing photos to look at afterwards 😀
Rachel Fenney
Rachel Fenney
2021-11-18
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Nathan was the most perfect guest at our wedding, he supported us from planning right through!! We had to postpone our wedding due to Covid, and Nathan was so supportive and understanding, he kept in contact, and even though the wedding was a year later, he remembered the things we’d asked him on our first meeting! Neither my husband or myself like being in front of a camera, but Nathan has captured beautiful photos of us, whilst we were made to feel really relaxed!! We would recommend him in a heartbeat! Thank you so much Nathan!!
Conor T
Conor T
2021-11-18
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Fantastic photographer, couldn't recommend more. Loved his end products as well as him as a person and the way he engages with people. Very professional as well as friendly and relaxed. Communicated well with planning things in advance, and was always happy to answer questions and help out. On the day he consistently went above and beyond to accommodate everything. First came across him at a friend's wedding, and my girlfriend at the time (now wife) and I more or less decided there and then that he'd be our wedding photographer, and when we ran into him at a wedding fair shortly after our engagement it was a done deal.
Jessica Cranton
Jessica Cranton
2021-07-13
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Nathan photographed our wedding ceremony in May and then our reception a few days ago. He is the most welcoming, kind hearted guy who makes you feel instantly at ease! At both events so many guests commented on how friendly he was, and the photos captured our day perfectly, they are gorgeous (if I do say so myself!) The best thing we spent our money on for the wedding by far!!!! We really can't thank you enough Nathan, we will always recommend you to anyone and everyone.
Gloria T.
Gloria T.
2021-04-28
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Nathan was very friendly, made you feel at ease and natural in the photos. We had a pre-wedding shoot included in the package which was wonderful to help get into the feel of things as well as some beautiful memories! The photo quality was spot on and the shots/ angles were lovely. He even helped us blow up some of the photos and print them on aluminum to put up in our bedroom. Much more modern than a plain photo frame and hardier too! The colours stayed vivid and the images were sharp. Thank you again so much for the amazing photos and experience!!
Studland Bay house Yew tree with bride and Groom
Get in touch

So your wedding venue is booked and the date is secured, time to book your Dorset photographer. I hope you enjoy looking through this website and my style of photography appeals to you. All I can say is follow your heart and it won’t let you down.

Weddings can book up to 2-3 years in advance so get in touch to secure your wedding date and avoid disappointment.