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On since 2023

Last update: January 2024

Ian Bursill - Weddings Captured Emotively is a Somerset-based photography business. Passionate about capturing beautiful moments on your big day, Ian will be on hand to snap every second of love, laughter, and joy. Ian has over 18 years of experience taking stunning wedding photos. He is an award-winning photojournalist, and this ensures you can trust him to tell the tale of your love story through beautiful visuals. Creating keepsakes that you鈥檒l cherish for years to come is what Ian Bursill - Weddings Captured Emotively does best.

Services Offered

Ian Bursill - Weddings Captured Emotively is happy to let your day unfold naturally as he captures beautiful candids from your wedding. He will offer direction for group snaps and newlywed portraits but focus on unposed, organic photography outside of this. His relaxed and laid-back approach allows him to blend into the festivities and photograph whilst you focus on enjoying your special day.

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Pre wedding
Post wedding
Mini albums
High resolution photos

What does the wedding package include?

Photographic coverage, one photographer, your own responsive website, post-processing, files via digital download, HD slideshow, permanent web gallery, pre-wedding meeting

How far in advance should I contact you?

Any time from 2 years out to guarantee to be able to secure our services. We shoot a maximum of 30 weddings annually and close the books after taking that 30th booking

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?


Can you travel?

Yes, the whole of the UK

What is the charge for travelling?

Travel & accommodation costs are included in our first 3 packages. For any wedding over 200 miles from our base in Somerset, we may reserve the right to charge extra for an extra night's accommodation

What style of photos do you take?

Photo journalism

What kind of technology do you use?


Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

Our pure documentary, photojournalistic style means that you know that photos will not be contrived or directed so that you get wonderful unposed photographs of your beautiful wedding

What kind of equipment do you use?

5 x Fujifilm professional cameras with a range of lenses and flash/LED lighting

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, we offer a permanent online web gallery on the back-end of our website where you can view, download and print your images

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?

Extra hours can be invoiced after the wedding

What are the forms of payment?

Credit card, debit card and bank transfer

How do you work?

We work unobtrusively without getting in anyone鈥檚 way, taking candid, unposed photographs with a creative and observant eye that document the wedding day from preparations to the party

Served in

Devon, Leicestershire and Somerset

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Alexandra Sent on 28/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Miss Alexandra Page

An outstanding service from start to finish and the photos are OUT OF THIS WORLD. Ian guided us through many date changes in the covid times with so much flexibility, on the day he was discreet but social. The photos - UNreal which coming from a family of photographers says a lot! Our photos even won awards which is no surprise. Ian caught the most tender moments, the most influential photos for our memories and parts that we had forgotten about. He managed to catch the look of happiness on my doggos face and the look of embarrassment on my grooms during speeches - I can鈥檛 recommend Ian enough. You will be lucky to have him capture your day.
Jemma R. Sent on 26/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fabulous photography with Ian & Caroline

We loved working with Ian and Caroline for our wedding day. We knew from our first zoom meeting these were the photographers for us.

We were looking for an unposed and relaxed photographer and it's exactly what we received. Throughout the day, I did lose sight of them both and did not notice their cameras, which just shows how they blended in well with our wedding party.

They made us feel so comfortable and so special before, during and after the wedding. Ian is super responsive to emails and he'll answer any question that you have.

It's a shame you only get married once as we would happily work with Ian and Caroline again!
Penny B. Sent on 19/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible - The Best !

I would give Ian & Caroline 100 stars if I could. I can't speak highly enough of them as people and their work and I would recommend them without hesitation to any couple looking for their wedding photographers. From initial consultation to final delivery of albums, their professionalism was outstanding. On the day - they were lovely to be with and discreet at all times through our ceremony. When we first saw our photos, we could not believe it! Ian is a miracle worker making me look that good haha !!! But Seriously, the whole sequence of photos telling the story of our day was beyond anything we hoped for. Memories for a life time, which Ian captured to perfection.
Will A. Sent on 28/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

"I want to capture the emotional narrative of your day"- We were sold

We've been at 2 weddings with Ian taking photos. We were part of the wedding party of a friends wedding where Ian was there. From the first parts of the day Ian was present but not obtrusive. He helped with advice on pocket squares for example and contributed to the day. His photos were also fabulous and emotive. This really impressed us and we approached Ian to photograph our own wedding
By the time our wedding had come around, Ian and Caroline were working together. Our experience on the day plus the photos after the event were excellent.
On the day, Ian and Caroline captured the moments fabulously being present but not intrusive. They managed to take some fabulous photos of us despite our unease at being photographed. They engaged with our nephews, letting them take pictures and capturing a few lovely moments.
Afterwards, It was a little wait to receive them but we were able to check online for updates. The photos are absolutely stunning. They capture so many unseen moments from the day, both from very personal moments to large scale time having fun. Ian compiled them into a video montage with music that we watch regularly.
Overall I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them if you want emotively captured and personal wedding photographs
Jake S. Sent on 30/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Jake & Tors

Ian and Caroline was fantastic, they were so professional and we didn鈥檛 even notice that they were there yet they still managed to capture every moment.
Billy Sent on 27/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Personal and Perfect

From start top finish the experience was superb. From our first (of a few) virtual meeting to recieving our photos and photobooks, Ian and Caroline were a joy to work with. Nothing was ever too much trouble, they even reccommended some other suppliers who were also excellent. The qulaity of the stills was better than we could have hoped for.
The way they approach the day made everything just so easy. They felt more like guests that suppliers come the end of the day. We wouldn't hesitate to reccomend them to anyone.
Lauren Q. Sent on 28/03/2023
4.6 out of 5 rating

Suited our style

Weddings Captured Emotively. I couldn't put it in any better words of how Ian goes about his work.

From our initial discussions on zoom we knew Ian was the man to document our wedding. He pays attention to detail in all aspects of his work. From learning and getting a feel for the personalities of his clients to documenting and telling the story of the entire day he is really fantastic to work with. He made us feel comfortable from the very start and with his local knowledge of the area of Leicester was able to get some tremendous shots of us and even led us to discover some new hidden gems which we didn't know were there.

His style suited us perfectly and captured the day without it feeling intrusive for any of our guests. Him and his partner Caroline blended into the background, it was like they weren't even there at times.

They also got some wonderful shots of us in our local park and made us feel a million dollars throughout the day. Thanks very much to Ian and Caroline!! We can't wait to receive our album!!
Alan B. Sent on 11/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely fantastic!

We were so delighted to have Ian and Caroline document our wedding day for us. They made all the preparations a joy (whilst being completely flexible as everything was thrown up in the air by the pandemic!), and - on the day - they were professional, supportive and discreet. Most importantly, the photos are absolutely fantastic, with the documentary style providing the most natural chronology of the day. We have returned to them on so many occasions since, and love them even more with every viewing. We would highly, highly recommend them!
Tonika B. Sent on 29/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely perfect!

Ian and Caroline were such a joy to work with. They were so lovely the entire time and made sure they understood our wishes entirely. We had multiple calls with them and felt totally at ease around them both. The pictures are absolutely beautiful and capture our day perfectly. I could not fault a single thing to do with them or the service and quality of their work. Highly recommend.
Dolly P. Sent on 28/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing! Thank you so much!

Ian & Caroline are they best! They made us and all of our guests so comfortable. We are so pleased with our photos and everyone has commented on how they really captured the day but were not in your face.
Sarah W. Sent on 29/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Photography

We chose Ian because we wanted someone who would take natural photos and he really did deliver on that! We have beautiful photos of us and all our guest, including lots of reactions and emotions from throughout our day. Friends and family still comment on how beautiful our photos are and how friendly and professional Ian was. The pandemic meant we had to rearrange our wedding threes times; each time he was incredibly flexible, helpful and compassionate. Getting ready for your wedding is such a personal, special moment and Ian blended in like a family friend; making our Mums, Dads, bridesmaids and groomsmen laugh - helping to ease any last minute nerves! We highly recommend him!
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