Nathan Dainty - Wedding Photographer

I am a documentary-style wedding photographer covering all of the moments that you'll look back on and smile about. Forever.

My name is Nathan and I’m a documentary wedding photographer in Sheffield. My style is relaxed, fun and candid, with the emphasis on capturing all the beautiful moments as they happen. Sure, there will be some group shots, but there will also be some beautiful portraits of the two of you, and a few hundred photos of you and your loved ones having the best day ever.

My focus at a wedding is documenting the emotion of your day.

About Me

If you hadn’t already guessed, I’m Nathan (my friends call me Nate) and I am part of the new school of wedding photographers. I say ‘new school’ because I’m not a traditional wedding photographer. In fact, I never set out to be a wedding photographer at all, but that all changed when I got married.

My wedding day was the best day ever. I married my best friend, in front of 145 of our loved ones, and by the end of the day my face ached from smiling, and I was addicted to weddings. That feeling you get when you are surrounded by love is truly special, and it was then that I decided that I would spend the rest of my career capturing those feelings for other couples.

I specialise in documenting moments, it’s sometimes called ‘reportage’ or ‘documentary style’ and basically means that I set out to photograph a wedding exactly how it happened, so that when a couple look back at their photos for years to come, they get the same feelings they had on their wedding day. It’ll be exactly how they remember it.

I’ll also spend some time with my couples getting some beautiful portraits, and yes, I’ll even photograph you pretending to sign a register or grinning as you prepare to cut a cake. But the photos that excite me are the split second moments. The glances between a couple who are exchanging their vows, the tears a dad cries when he sees his daughter in her dress for the first time. That’s the magic, and that’s what I love!

"How Long will you be here for?"

Some couples want photos of everything from 8am make up and champagne, right through to grandma Doris throwing shapes on the dancefloor at 2am.

Others want just photos of the ceremony, reception and first dance.

Whatever level of coverage you require, I’ll provide it.

"How far do you travel?"

Home is Sheffield, but with the beauty of modern technology and wonderful things called trains, and planes and taxis I can pretty much get anywhere fairly easily!

The furthest so far has been Alcaidesa in Spain, just down the road from Gibraltar, and I’ve photographed weddings all over the UK.

I’ll happily travel wherever you want me, to photograph your wedding day.

"How much does it cost?"

A full day of coverage from bridal prep, through to half an hour after the 1st dance, starts at £1200. This gives you 300-500 photos detailing all aspects of your day, on a USB stick or on an online client gallery for you to download and share with your friends and family.

Photo albums can be ordered as an extra, prices vary depending on the style of album with something to suit all budgets.

I blend into the background surprisingly well for such a tall chap

Some of my favourite weddings

Sarah and Darren’s Destination Wedding in Alcaidesa

Sarah and Darren’s Destination Wedding in Alcaidesa

Claudia & Jamie Glastonbury Festival Wedding

Claudia & Jamie Glastonbury Festival Wedding

Stacey & Shaun

Stacey & Shaun

Nicky & Mark

Nicky & Mark

Lara & Dan

Lara & Dan

Pete & Nat

Pete & Nat

Ella & Dan

Ella & Dan

Nick & Ali

Nick & Ali

Carone & Patrick

Carone & Patrick

Some kind words from my clients

Nathan, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for capturing the most special day beautifully. Looking through the photos only a few days after our big day was amazing! You have captured the whole essence of us as a couple and our fabulously crazy family and friends, our culture clash reception and a whole lot of love, food and dancing! THANK YOU! Love the Swais-Hancocks

Rasha Swais-HancockRasha and Chris' vintage wedding in Hastings

We are so pleased we met you Nathan at a friend’s wedding back in the UK. Thank you for capturing our perfect day with beautiful photos in sunny Spain. Would highly recommend!

Sarah LittlerSarah & Darren's destination wedding in Alcaidesa

Nate captured our special day so perfectly and professionally, we couldn’t recommend him more highly. He helped us and all of our guests to feel so at ease that we now have a collection of amazing photographs of our friends and family which bring back such good memories of the day. Thank you Nate!

Natalie ButlerPete and Nat's Pocklington wedding

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