Judith Parkyn Photography

"A story of our day is what we have and reliving those memories is the best gift we received." Emma & Matt
Pricing & Costs

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Photography Style

First Look Photographer
Reportage / Documentary

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Photo Printing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Images on USB
Full Description
My approach as a documentary wedding photographer is discreet and unobtrusive, meaning I observe rather than direct. I capture your day as it happens and everything that makes it unique as well as the moments you loved and the bits you may not have seen. My increasing army of happy customers say their photos bring back the emotions and excitement of the day, and that’s exactly what I aim for. If you’re looking for a discreet, unobtrusive photographer to capture your day “as it happens” get in touch to check my availability.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Judith
Hi and thanks for taking a look at my Bridebook profile. I'd love to be the one to capture your wedding for you. For more info and photos, please take a look at my website or get in touch!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Jane & Kevin
Married in February 2020
February 2020
She managed to capture so many wonderful memories
My wife and I were very lucky to have Judith photograph our wedding in February. We spoke several times before the big day to help tailor the experience, and I knew from our discussions that Judith would be fantastic. She arrived on time and was soon taking photos of the venue and the pre-wedding set-up. Throughout the day, Judith was for the most part invisible. She took a great number of photos from a variety of angles, and my partner and I were really impressed at the range of photos in our gallery. When it came to the group photos, she did a brilliant job of organizing people with a minimum of fuss. She supplied us with a sample of photos a few days after the wedding, and we received the full gallery in under a month. We were absolutely delighted with the results as she managed to capture so many wonderful memories of our day. We would have no hesitation in recommending Judith to photograph your event.
Charlotte & Ian
Married in February 2020
February 2020
Judith was an absolute star!
Judith was an absolute star! She was professional, kind and flexible in her approach, so as to make our day easy. The photos were wonderful, everyone looked perfect. We couldn’t have asked for a better photographer!
Jen & Matt
Married in August 2019
August 2019
We couldn't have been happier with the results.
Judith photographed our wedding in August 2019 and we couldn't have been happier with the results. Judith was professional, flexible and accommodating throughout the process, getting most of the details and timings organised in advance so that the day ran smoothly, with limited input required from us on the day. Highly recommend.
Heather & Rob
Married in June 2019
June 2019
You can hear the laughter on people’s faces
We are so pleased with the photographs Judith took on our wedding day. They are natural, beautiful quality and perfectly capture the most precious moments of the day. Everyone at the wedding loved her style and how she flitted around, taking photos of everyone in action, rather than staged or posed. Each time we look at the pictures it takes us right back to that very moment; you can hear the laughter on people’s faces, feel the love and happiness. She captured genuine moments which we can relive again and again. We are so grateful for the photos and will treasure them always. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her, in fact we already have to several people! Thank you again Judith. Love Heather and Rob
Elaine & Tristan
Married in May 2019
May 2019
The photos are AMAZING!!
Hi everyone, Just a quick post to anyone looking to book a photographer for their event. Judith is definitely the person to hire!! She was very friendly on our first phone call and offered a great service. On the wedding day itself she was brilliant, took photos of everything we'd asked and more and to top it off, the photos are AMAZING!! As picky as we are, we asked if a number of them could be edited in post which Judith was only too happy to do and they came out brilliantly. Links to online albums and an amazing wooden box with prints and a memory stick were also provided. Massive Thank You to Judith. We will definitely be looking to book you for future events.
Camilla & Daniel
Married in April 2019
April 2019
We couldn’t recommend Judith enough
My husband and I got married at the beginning of April and we have always been a shy couple when it comes to having our photo taken, or public displays of affection! We were nervous about choosing a photographer as you hear stories where couples are asked to pose for the camera in poses that are just not natural for them and don’t represent you as a couple. I was so relieved when I came across Judith’s website which shared so many testimonials from couples who wanted a mixture of staged photos and in the moment photos. Judith did not disappoint! From the moment we had our first consultation to the week leading up to the wedding, Judith was great at listening to what we wanted and explaining what will happen on the day. We felt so at ease around her and immediately had trust in her to capture our day the way we want. Judith was so discreet during the whole day, there were plenty of times when going through the photos that we said we didn’t know Judith was there! Each photo made us smile and the presentation of the photos really told the story of our wedding day. From the online gallery, to receiving the USB in a beautiful personalised wooden box with a selection of photos, made the experience all the more special - especially the chocolates! Judith really thought of everything. We couldn’t recommend Judith enough, thank you for capturing our day in the most beautiful and natural way!
Location & Contact Details


Malmesbury, Wiltshire, England

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Press & Awards

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Bride Magazine
Your Bristol & Somerset Wedding Magazine

What is your most memorable wedding?

I've shot between 100-200 weddings and every single one of those days will stay with me forever. If I had to pick one that stands out it would be Kelsey's & Andy's boho-style wedding at Fforest Farm in Wales. If you like the great outdoors like me, you'll love this place. Think campfires, woodfired pizza and guests glamping onsite. They even have their own pub! The day started with a ceremony in a quarry in the forest and ended with everyone dancing the night away in a giant tipi. Extra special was the world's most stunning sunset across the fields. To see this day in all its glory head on over to my blog.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Natural, candid, fun, informal, authentic

What about your business are you most proud of?

All of the tremendous reviews I've had from couples over the years!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Don't follow the "rules" or traditions because you think it's the done thing. Do you what you like and what best suits you as a couple.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Once I've received your enquiry I will arrange a phone call with both of you. I don't have a brochure for environmental reasons and I think it's much nicer to talk on the phone (or in person) to give you the opportunity to ask me questions. No two weddings are the same after all and I'd love to hear all about your plans for your big day. If you'd like to proceed once you've spoken to me, I will email you a contract and I also ask for a £200 deposit to secure the date for you. Approximately one month before your wedding we'll touch base again. You can then bring me up to speed with all of your plans in a lot more detail. We would cover things like timings, where you're getting ready, group photos if you'd like any and anything else I'd need to know about. That way all three of us know exactly what to expect on the day itself.

What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?

I was once asked to photoshop a T-Rex into an image. As a documentary photographer who captures the wedding day "as it happens" this request was most unusual. The couple in question, Charlotte & Rob, really liked my natural style but also wanted something a little different. Their lego/sunflower themed wedding wouldn't be complete without a shot of them and their bridal party running away from a giant dinosaur. I like to go above and beyond so I embraced their request and am very pleased to say that Charlotte & Rob now have a photo of themselves and their friends running across a field with an angry T-Rex in tow. (You won't see this image on my portfolio because it's not my usual style but by all means contact me if you'd like to see it!)

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Umbrellas! Nice umbrellas make some for great photos in the rain.

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