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On since 2021

Last update: November 2023

one thousand words wedding photography is a documentary wedding photography duo based out of Dorset and Hampshire, based on the sunny South Coast. They have over 30 years of combined experience shooting weddings all over the UK and abroad with over 400 happy brides and grooms.

Wedding photographers Tom Wishart and Murray Lambert share a passion for photographic creativity and providing stunning, evocative wedding images to couples from their special day. Their instinctive, unobtrusive approach allows them to observe wonderful moments as they are about to happen and capture them as they unfold.

These friendly wedding photographers use a blend of styles including documentary, landscape, detail, fine art, macro, black and white, fashion, portrait, and experimental photography. This duo is honoured to preserve some of life's most cherished moments through photographs that are as unique to every couple as their wedding day itself.

Toim & Murray have a UK-wide reputation not only for high quality, jaw-dropping images but for working in a friendly, relaxed manner as well as first-class customer service. All of their services are designed to reduce the stresses of wedding planning, wedding photography, and the big day itself.

Services Offered

one thousand words wedding photography offers a luxury "All Inclusive" service for weddings as well as proposal and engagement photo shoots and luxury wedding album design and printing.

All of one thousand words wedding photographs are carefully curated and individually processed resulting in the highest quality stunning wedding images possible.

Their "All Inclusive" service includes two photographers, meetings, planning and guidance, an engagement photo shoot, and wedding photography coverage without time limits.

After the wedding, couples will receive digital images in a private online gallery, full-sized and web-optimised wedding photographs on a custom engraved wooden USB, and a mini 'accordion' linen album all presented in a gorgeous custom engraved wooden 'book' case.

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Pre wedding
Post wedding
Mini albums
Digital album
High resolution photos

What does the wedding package include?

Our All-Inclusive service includes everything you need: Two photographers without time limits. Consultations & advice Wooden USB, mini-album Private online gallery Sneak Peek Full Size & web images

How far in advance should I contact you?

We tend to get booked a year or two in advance, especially for summer dates. So contacting as soon as you have a wedding date is pretty important

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?


Can you travel?

Yes, we work from Dorset and Hampshire, covering the entire UK and Europe

What is the charge for travelling?

We include 100 miles travel in our 'All-Inclusive service'. Further travel charges are calculated depending on requirements

What style of photos do you take?

Photo journalism
Other (Experimental)

What kind of technology do you use?


Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

Our style is produced with an appropriate combination of specific techniques and approaches. We work mainly as documentary wedding photographers, incorporating perfected experimental techniques

What kind of equipment do you use?

Whatever is required to produce the most stunning images possible

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, a sneak peek on our blog and a private online gallery

What's the delivery time for a photographic report?

2 months

Do you send all the photos taken?


Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?

Team of Professionals

In case of unforeseen circumstances, do you have a replacement photographer?


Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?


Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?


How do you charge extra time?

We don't need to - we work without time limits. Should typical delays occur or if the unexpected happens we don't charge any extra

What are the forms of payment?

We accept transfer, card, cheque and cash

How do you work?

As a team of two experienced, friendly photographers, blending perfectly into your big day so as to perfectly capture the emotion and the moments as they happen
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Joanna C. Sent on 20/01/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding Photography Perfection

Where do I start. I had the pleasure of meeting Tom and Murray at my best friends wedding in June 2017. I loved the way they felt part of the wedding party, and the quality of the photographs they produced for my best friends wedding were exceptional. I got engaged in May 2018 and had no doubt that I wanted to use One Thousand Words for our wedding. We were initially planning to get married in May 2020, then November 2020 and due to Covid both weddings were cancelled. Tom and Murray could not have been more supportive during this really difficult time - I knew I'd made the right decision in choosing them as our wedding photographers - but they are both so much for than photographers. Our wedding finally took place in November 2021 and our photographs are just stunning. It's hard to find the words to describe how great they are. They have such a great approach in how they engage and interact with people, they feel like part of the family. This is not your standard , you stand here or there. They capture feelings. They capture personalities and on showing my photos to friends and family they have said they can feel the joy and happiness in the photos coming through. And they are so funny! Everyone at our wedding commented on how professional and friendly they were and that they were a huge part of the wedding. Don't look any further. Everything you need in a wedding photographer is right here.
Katie S. Sent on 06/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A wonderful celebration of our wedding

Absolutely outstanding service. Very friendly and funny photographers that all of our guests loved.
Tom organised our payments into manageable chunks, communicated with us regularly about ideas and engagement shoots etc. Tom and Murray were also incredibly accommodating to everything we asked - even our huge list of family photos.
They were great fun on the day and the perfect balance of blending into the background and fitting in with our guests.
The photos are outstanding and make me smile every time I look at them.
Tom and Murray, sincerely, thank you.
Sam C. Sent on 19/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing photographers

Tom and Murray were amazing from start to finish we couldn’t recommend them more.

Outstanding photographs and friendly helpful advice along the way.
Mikala-Jane M. Sent on 08/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

I couldn't have asked for better

We had Tom and Murray photographing our wedding day and they made the whole experience perfect, I didn't notice them taking photos which made the photos even better, the photos were amazing. I felt so at ease with them about. All our guests said how amazing they were and that they made them all smile, the children kept going up to Tom and Murray asking them to take their photo and they not only obliged but made sure they were having a great time. I would highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a photographer.
Natalie M. Sent on 19/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Smedmore House Wedding, Dorset.

Tom and Murray were incredible, they captured all aspects of our wedding day perfectly and made us feel very calm and relaxed.
The photos they have produced are brilliant and I’m so glad we chose to use One Thousand Words.
Louise G. Sent on 14/04/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn't ask for more!

Tom & Murray did an outstanding job of capturing our special day.
Leading up to the wedding the guys were really good at communication, we had to delay twice (thanks Covid) but the guys were great with the rearrangements, and afterwards kept us up to date on when we'd receive sneak peaks and final photos.
They were an absolute delight on the day, Tom was promoted to honorary bridesmaid as he was on hand to help out with flowers and hair and definitely "one of the girls".
We trusted them 100% on the day, and were totally open to their suggestions and we have been rewarded with the most amazing photos. We have so many that are our "favourite" we really are spoilt for choice.
Daniel F. Sent on 03/12/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Top Quality

Tom and Murray were very professional,well groomed and blended in perfectly. They were very reassuring,fun to be around and we couldn’t have asked for more. We would highly recommend them and wouldn’t hesitate to ask them again for any more celebrations.
We would like to thank them so much for there professional work!!
Emily Sent on 25/01/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Best photographers imaginable!

Tom & Murray were amazing.  From the moment we met them, they were cheerful and helped us to feel at ease.  On top of that, always went above and beyond and left us with lovely photos to remember the day.

On the day, they were perfect and captured all the photos we were looking for, and a load we didn't even know we wanted!  The photos are AMAZING, and we can't thank them enough for the wonderful memories.  

We would definitely recommend these guys to anyone looking for a lovely team of photographers for your wedding day.  The way they work together is brilliant and the results are awesome (and they're a good laugh!).  I also can't recommend enough, the benefit of having two photographers who work so well together - they don't miss anything!

In summary, these guys work brilliantly together, nothing is too big an ask and the photos are perfect.

Emily & Robbie
Sarah Sent on 28/11/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Best photographers ever

As soon as we got engaged, we knew that we wanted one thousand words as our photographers. They offer something so different and special that others don’t- first off all they make you feel so at ease on your wedding day that you don’t have time to feel nervous, secondly they’re very handy extra bridesmaids :) Tom and Murray were so kind and fun to work with and we can’t rate them enough, having two of them meant that you had pictures from different angles. Tom and Murray were considerate to us when we needed time to ourselves and whisked us away to the beach for an hour to have some time to ourselves and reflect on our day. They slotted into everything so well, especially when they arrived at my parents house and began photographing us. I seriously can’t recommend them enough, they were one of the best bits of our wedding day and our photos were just incredible. You guys really are amazing and daaam’ they can work a camera and find a good angle- especially if you’re not a fan of photos yourselves!
Victoria Sent on 23/03/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Professional and truly unique

Thank you to the best wedding photographers in the world don't quite know how this happened yet and cant believe it Dorset and Hampshire wedding magazine. Wow. If anyone is getting married this year we highly recommend Tom and Murray from onethousandwords photography. They are so professional and truly unique I went from having 5 bridesmaids to seven the day wouldn't of been the same without them they made it perfect! They were so relaxed and funny felt like we had known them for years . Thank you Tom and Murray
Kathryn Sent on 23/03/2017
5 out of 5 rating

You didn't let us down!

One Thousand Words – from the moment we met, you put us instantly at ease and we knew that you would be amazing wedding photographers. You didn’t let us down! Our guests, both young and old, commented during the day (and are still commenting) on how well you fitted in.
Tom and Murray, you have captured some incredible images which will allow us to relive our wedding over and over again. Neither Robin or myself like having our photo taken but that wasn’t an issue. At no point were we asked to waste time posing for staged photos yet we have ended up with hundreds (literally hundreds) of fantastic images that we can’t stop looking through! Thank you so much – we recommend you 100x over
Joe Sent on 23/03/2017
5 out of 5 rating

We would recommend them to anyone

We’ve been blown away by the photos Tom and Murray took of our wedding day. Our whole experience with them has been awesome.

During the morning, when getting ready, these guys captured the buzz brilliantly. You can tell they have done this hundreds of times before, as they certainly know the drill, keeping our nerves in check while they take everything in their stride with their relaxed attitude and good sense of humour.
Then, throughout the ceremony and reception, Tom and Murray worked together amazingly. Most of the time, you wouldn’t even know they were there, but between them they have managed to capture the big moments with split-second precision, and all manner of other tiny details that you wouldn’t even think about yourself, but which capture the happiness of the day and all of our friends and family beautifully.

To see the quality of the final photos has been incredible and we keep looking at them again and again.

We would recommend them to anyone.

Great work, thanks guys! It was a pleasure to have you there.
Debbie Sent on 23/03/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Can't speak highly enough

Tom and Murray recently photographed our wedding and we were absolutely thrilled to have them as one of our main suppliers. Incredibly professional, calm and funny throughout, putting everyone at ease and slipping seamlessly into our wedding party.
So many of our guests commented on how good you were with everyone on the day and how it felt like you were just another wedding guest. We were thrilled with our sneak peek pics and cannot wait to see the full gallery now.
To anyone reading this – you simply must go with these guys, I can’t speak highly enough of the service they deliver.
Melissa Sent on 23/03/2017
5 out of 5 rating

They go above and beyond

Tom and Murray offer so much more than wedding photos, they go above and beyond the make the whole build up enjoyable and stress free so that it’s a journey. They fit in to the day itself perfectly, so much so that guests have asked how they are doing and mentioned how lovely it was to meet them.
The amount of work and effort that goes into their service is like no other. We have thoroughly enjoyed this whole experience, from our first meet and greet where we were instantly put at ease, to our Longleat and pub visit and of course the big day itself where we couldn’t have been happier for them to be there as they truly feel like friends to us both now.
Good luck and best wishes to you both.
To anyone thinking of hiring them please don’t hesitate! Our photos are something we will cherish forever, thank you.
Danielle Sent on 23/03/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic Guys

Tom and Murray were not just our wedding photographers, they were a genuine part of our wedding day. They are fantastic guys with a great sense of humour and as well as taking truly stunning photos of our wedding they were an absolute joy to be around.
They went above and beyond and nothing was too much trouble for the pair of them. They are down to earth, genuine and incredibly good at their job. Our guests commented on how professional and friendly they were as well and in particular, I was touched by how they said personal goodbyes to us and our guests at the end of the day.
I cannot recommend them enough, they are world-class and I only have good things to say about them both. True gentleman with passion and love for what they do, just brilliant!
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