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The joyful bride and groom leave their wedding day ceremony at Viewpoint Resort Koh Tao in Thailand Photographer in Thailand

What will I capture?

Each wedding is a unique story filled with love, joy, and countless precious moments. Not all the wedding galleries feature the many aspects of wedding photography. In this post, I’ll take you through the journey of a wedding day from behind the lens, explaining the different types of photos I capture.
This post showcases only a small selection of the full gallery you will receive. Each wedding is filled with countless moments and details, beautifully captured and included in your gallery. From the big, unforgettable scenes to the subtle, intimate interactions, every photo contributes to the complete story of your wedding day.

Your Wedding Day View

The setting for your wedding is one of the main reasons couples choose a destination wedding, and I love showing this in your images.
Whether it’s a private villa on a quiet beach, a boutique hotel in the mountains, or a luxury hotel in a bustling city, I make sure to include the breathtaking locations that make your wedding unique.
Featured photos showcase a variety of stunning settings: a beautiful wedding in Koh Tao, Thailand; the picturesque landscapes of Sapa in Northern Vietnam; and the luxurious Intercontinental Samui Taling Ngam Bay in Koh Samui, Thailand.
Sai Nuan Koh Tao Wedding Elopement in Thailand
groom relaxing at topas ecolodge sapa wedding in vietnam
view of the ocean from Thailand wedding venue Intercontinental Samui Taling Ngam Bay

Your Venue Overview

With the help of a camera in the sky, my drone captures breathtaking overviews of your wedding venue. This aerial perspective allows me to showcase the full beauty and scale of your chosen location, the overall layout of your event.
The featured photos are from Song Saa Private Island in Cambodia, Four Seasons Chiang Mai in Thailand, and The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort.
Aerial view of Breathtaking Song Saa Private Island Wedding in Cambodia
Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai Thailand Wedding
The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort Wedding

Getting Ready

Your wedding day typically begins with the excitement and anticipation of the bridal preparations.
As the bride and groom prepare, I document the candid moments of laughter, nerves, and loving support from friends and family. These behind-the-scenes shots are filled with raw emotion and set the stage for the day ahead.
In these photos, you’ll see a flower girl in Phuket, a groom in Phang Nga, Thailand, a bride with her bridesmaids in Luang Prabang, and a bride getting ready at Banyan Tree Koh Samui.
flower girl and wedding dress at Andara Villas Kamala Phuket Thailand
Aleenta Phuket Phang Nga Resort Wedding in Thailand
bride and bridesmaids in luang prabang laos before the wedding
Bride at Banyan Tree Hotel in Koh Samui Thailand

Your Wedding Details

I always capture the delicate details—the wedding dress, shoes, rings, and other accessories—each piece telling a part of the couple’s story.
Pictured are the bride’s dress in Canggu, Bali; the bridesmaids’ bouquets in Nha Trang, Vietnam; wedding rings at Banyan Tree Samui, and the groom’s shirts in Bangkok, Thailand.
brides dress the Bali wedding at Mahatma House Canggu Bali
vietnam wedding photographer bouquet
wedding rings at Banyan Tree Hotel in Koh Samui Thailand
Wedding shirts at Sukhothai Bangkok Hotel Thailand

The Bride Arriving

The bride arriving at the ceremony is the most eagerly anticipated moment of the day and often produces some of the most striking images. This pivotal moment is charged with emotion, anticipation, and joy, creating a perfect opportunity for photos.
In these images, you’ll see the bride walking across the lawn at COMO Point Yamu in Phuket, descending the wooden staircase at Six Senses Koh Yao Noi, arriving on the deck at Trisara, Phuket, and walking out onto the stunning Baba Nest at Sri Panwa in Phuket.
COMO Point Yamu Phuket Thailand Wedding Photographer Aidan Dockery
bride walks to wedding ceremony at six senses koh yao noi thailand
trisara phuket thailand wedding photographer
Bride walks down the aisle at Baba Nest Sri Panwa in Phuket Thailand

Your Wedding Ceremony

The wedding ceremony is the main event of the day, with many important moments to capture after the bride’s arrival.
Your ceremony is where the heart of the wedding unfolds, featuring key moments such as the vows, the ring exchange, and the first kiss. It’s also essential to capture the reactions of your guests and the beauty of the ceremony location.
Featured are a beachside ceremony at Ban Sairee on Koh Samui, Viewpoint Resort on Koh Tao, and Palm Hills in Hua Hin, Thailand.
bride and grooms destination wedding ceremony under coconut tress at Ban Sairee Koh Samui Thailand
bride and groom kissing during their Viewpoint Resort ceremony pictures in Koh Tao Thailand
Hua Hin Thailand wedding photography
The joyful bride and groom leave their wedding day ceremony at Viewpoint Resort Koh Tao in Thailand Photographer in Thailand

Celebrating with Family and Friends

The moments immediately following your ceremony are often overlooked as photographers typically prepare for group photos. However, this time presents some of the most genuine and natural photo opportunities.
It’s a fleeting period filled with raw emotions, spontaneous reactions, and authentic interactions between you, your spouse, and your loved ones. These candid moments capture the essence of joy, relief, and love just after you’ve said “I do.”
bride hugs her friend after her wedding ceremony at Ban Sairee Koh Samui Thailand
Kingscote barn cotswold wedding Photography
wedding guests embrace after the wedding ceremony

Couple's Photoshoot

Not all couples want a long photoshoot becasue they prefer to spend time with their family and friends. However, capturing a few intimate moments of just the two of you in your chosen location adds a special touch to your wedding album.
The photos captured are all from stunning locations in Thailand, including Koh Samui, Phuket, and Koh Tao.
bride and groom with the ocean behind at villa koh koon in koh samui thailand
bride and groom smile together on the beach at villa ban laem sor koh samui wedding in thailand
groom and bride before their Sikh wedding at Sava Villa Natai Beach Phang Nga Thailand
Koh Tao Wedding Elopement on Sai Nuan Beach in Thailand

Wedding Party Photoshoot

Another important aspect of your wedding album is the wedding party photoshoot. These are the people you’ve handpicked to stand by your side on your special day, and capturing these moments is essential. I like to create a relaxed and fun atmosphere during this session, ensuring everyone feels comfortable and natural in front of the camera.
Pictures from Villa Riva and Villa Kalyana, both on Koh Samui, Thailand, and Villa Florimar in Bali, Indonesia.
Villa Riva Koh Samui Thailand Wedding
Villa Malabar Koh Samui Thailand Wedding Aidan Dockery Photography
wedding party at Mahatma House Canggu Bali wedding

Wedding Traditions

Wedding traditions play a significant role in adding a unique touch to your special day. From the grand entrance of the bride and groom to the ceremonial cake cutting, heartfelt speeches, and the elegant champagne tower, these moments deserve to be captured.
Each tradition carries its symbolism and sentiment, reflecting the couple’s style. Whether it’s the joyful toss of the bouquet or the exchange of rings, I ensure to document these moments with attention to detail and artistic flair.
bride and groom entrance for dinner at villa koh koon on samui in thailand
bride throws her bouquet in luang prabang laos
bride and groom pop the champagne at villa koh koon on samui in thailand
bride and groom listen to the speeches at villa koh koon on samui in thailand

Cultural Customs & Traditions

With my weddings held across Southeast Asia and couples from diverse backgrounds worldwide, I have the privilege of photographing many cultural customs and traditions.
In Thailand, these may include a monk’s blessing or a water blessing, both deeply rooted in Thai culture. Other traditions across the region might include a Mendhi party, a Chinese tea ceremony, the Jago ceremony, a Baci ceremony in Laos, or the magical release of komloy lanterns in Thailand.
Photos are of a couple with monks in Mae Sariang, Thailand; a Mendhi party on Koh Samui; a tea ceremony on Inle Lake, Myanmar; and releasing komloy lanterns in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
bride groom and monks at Coriander in Redwood Mae Sariang Thailand Wedding
bride with henna mendhi party hindu wedding
bride and groom pour tea during their Buddhist wedding ceremony on Inle Lake Nyaungshwe Myanmar
wedding guests letting off komloy lanterns at The Rachamankha Chiang Mai Wedding

Your Reception Setting

A great deal of effort goes into creating your reception setting, and I make sure to capture it in its pristine state before anyone sits down. This is your chance to remember and cherish the ambiance, decor, and meticulous details that set the tone for your evening’s celebration.
Featured photos are the secluded luxury of Six Senses Ninh Van Bay in Vietnam, the stunning Sava Villas in Phang Nga, Thailand, and the majestic temples of Siem Reap in Cambodia.
wedding reception at six senses hideaway ninh van bay nha trang vietnam
overview of wedding reception at Sava Beach Villa in Takua Thung Phuket Thailand
Wedding dinner at the Siem Reap temples in Cambodia

Wedding Entertainment

A lot of thought usually goes into your wedding entertainment, and I always capture these memorable moments.
Whether it’s the island’s hottest DJ spinning tunes, a talented live band rocking your guests, a captivating traditional dance performance, or a mesmerizing fire show that lights up the night sky, it adds its unique flair to your celebration.
Pictures are of a traditional dance in Siem Reap, Cambodia; a rock band in Hanoi, Vietnam; Ukrainian dancers (who are part of the wedding party) in Phuket; and a fire show on Koh Phangan, Thailand.
Heritage Suites Siem Reap Cambodia Wedding Aidan Dockery Photography
live music photographer bangkok thailand
Katathani Resort Phuket Wedding Photographer
Villa Chaman Chao Pao Koh Phangan Thailand Wedding Photography

Your Party!

The party kicks off with the first dance, a moment when all eyes are on the newlyweds. As your guests toast, cheer, and join in the dancing, the energy and excitement build into a lively celebration.
Photos from Koh Lanta, Koh Samui, Bangkok, and Phuket in Thailand
first dance on the beach at koh lanta thailand wedding photographer
the lamai samui le meridien thailand wedding photographer
bride and friends dancing at london wedding
bride drinking with guests at Villa Aye Phuket wedding in Thailand

Your Depature

The tradition of couples leaving their wedding after the ceremony to start their honeymoon has evolved. While some couples still like to have a formal exit, it’s good to know they will return to continue their celebration!
Photos from Mae Sariang, Thailand; Hon Tam Island, Vietnam; Inle Lake, Myanmar; and Koh Phi Phi, Thailand.
Please browse the individual weddings to see more wedding photos.
bride and groom ceremony at Coriander in Redwood Mae Sariang Thailand Wedding
halong bay vietnam wedding photography
bride and groom kissing on Inle Lake Nyaungshwe Myanmar for their wedding
Bride and Groom at Zeavola Resort Koh Phi Phi Krabi Wedding Photographer



About the Author

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Aidan Dockery

Originally from the UK, Aidan Dockery has photographed all over the world and captured countless weddings with his easy-going style and energizing spirit.

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