Wedding photographer Based in Lancashire

International Award-Winning Wedding PhotojournalisT

Authentic | Soulful | Unposed

Book now for 2024 - 2025 and beyond

You deserve an award-winning wedding photographer who can encapsulate the essence of your special day with grace and professionalism. Having worked across a multitude of prestigious wedding venues in Lancashire, Preston, Blackburn, Burnley, and throughout North West England, I bring a wealth of experience and a keen eye for capturing the sheer beauty and emotional depth of your wedding.

My approach is all about photographing the raw emotions, the joy, the laughter, the tears, and the love that envelops your day. This ensures that you and your guests can immerse yourselves fully in the celebration, without the photography ever feeling intrusive.

With a refined skill in processing your images, I deliver a beautifully curated collection that represents the real moments and authentic emotions of your day. These aren’t just photographs; they are windows back to the feelings and stories that unfolded. Understanding the character and ambiance of different wedding venues across Lancashire and the North West allows me to capture your celebration in a way that is both true to the setting and reflective of your personal story.

Your wedding is a milestone, a singular moment in time that deserves to be remembered and relived with the same intensity and joy. By choosing me as your photographer, you’re not just getting a service; you’re investing in a timeless treasure. I encourage you to review my work and check my pricing, so we can discuss how to beautifully preserve your extraordinary moments at any of these prestigious locations.

WPJA 2024 Top 5 UK
wpja top25 2023
wpja gold awards 10 220 black
wpja purple awards 10 220 black
WPJA 2024 Top 20 Europe

2023 Showreel

Please take a look at my authentic, soulful and unposed documentary wedding photography in my 2023 highlights showreel. Click on the video to play.

2023 Slideshow Highlights
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"Great documentary-style wedding photography is an art that is hugely in demand and British photographer Ian Bursill has just proved that he is one of the best in the world at delivering this service"


Click on any of these images to view more of my award winning reportage photographs

The benefits to you of choosing me


I’m relaxed, as are all of my couples. They want to let their day unfold before them and have a photographer they can trust document their day without being bossed about by a photographer and his big ego.

You’ll be able to fully immerse yourselves and enjoy your day with friends and family without the stress of having to be in front of the camera or taken away for an hour for a model shoot.


My style and approach is to work quickly and quietly in the background. I will mingle closely with guests and use them as cover to blend in while I’m watching scenes develop and stories unfold.

You’ll get a true and honest narration of your wedding. There’ll be no contrived moments, just real ones featuring real people and real emotions. Photographs that tell the real story of your wedding day.


I let the day flow naturally. I won’t contrive moments or ask anyone to say cheese. I’m a people watcher, and I love authenticity. If an image is posed or faked, you’ll remember that it wasn’t a real moment.

No standing around for hours posing and feeling uncomfortable. I don’t do model shoots. The only parts of the day where there is a tiny bit of direction are the group shots and the bride & groom portraits.


A safe pair of hands. I’ve been shooting unposed weddings for 18 years and have delivered beautiful images from over 450 weddings. I’m a proven award-winning photographer and work all over the UK.

You can rest in the knowledge that you’ve hired a tried and trusted professional and not someone inexperienced who may flap under pressure and not deliver. Your day happens once. Is it worth the risk?


next steps...

Contact me to arrange a Zoom chat. I’m looking forward to hearing about your wedding plans!

wpja gold awards 10 220 black
wpja purple awards 10 220 black