Ashley Coombes, | Wedding Style



There are three ingredients which all great photos have in common - Light, Composition and Timing.  I try to keep it as simple (and as tricky!) as that.


The other quality I would draw attention to is “observational”. In common with other wedding photojournalists I very rarely direct the action. 


You will hardly know I am there – I won’t ask you to look at - or smile for - the camera … in fact, apart from any formal groups you may want, I prefer you to ignore me.


You’ll find words like “natural” “relaxed” and “reportage” on most photographers’ web sites these days … but in many cases the images are anything but!  True “Photojournalism” means much more than just a few informal snaps of the party with people looking off camera, then pressing the black and white "convert" button.


Lake Hotel Port of Menteith Wedding Ashley Coombes wedding photojournalist "We loved your "accidentally perfect" composition"

Victoria Johnstone, Lake Hotel, Port of Menteith


Wedding Photojournalists concentrate on what is unfolding in front of them. They are masters of observation, and story-telling … and the really good ones have elevated the use of available light and composition to an art-form.

With wedding photojournalism the emphasis is on the classic art of photography not clever computer graphics, the latest software “action”, or the swankiest new photo-display product. The aim is to create images which do more than record a moment – they invite interest and invoke emotions.


And that is what my images should do for you.  They will be simple, honest, elegant, interesting - and the more you look at them,  the more you see in them. They’ll take you back to how you were feeling rather than just showing you what you were wearing.


If this sounds like what you are after please do get in touch to check my availability.


Ashley Coombes wedding photojournalist Scotland Mariella Frostrup


Ashley’s photos are as good as any that I have seen. His composition is perfect and he seems to bring an emotional quality to his work which is really quite exceptional.” 

Tim Bevan O.B.E,  Co-Chairman Working Title Films




For more  on how we work see “Service”

For Photography prices see “Prices”

Click here for  "Albums"

facebook Ashley Coombes Photography newsletternewsletter_icon-1