Documentary Wedding Photographer
My idea of wedding photography is not your usual looking straight at the camera formal style, I want to capture the day as it was with all the laughter, love and everything in-between. I’m good at just being myself, which makes people comfortable with me and my camera, this helps in really getting some truly natural, informal moments that help bring out the character of the day in all its glory.
I’ll be there right at the start when you’re getting ready with your friends and I’ll photograph all the excitement and even some of the nerves. I want to show exactly how the day was! Not some staged part, which only tells a fraction about who you both are. Documentary photography is something that really helps in telling the story of the day and everyone who came together to celebrate it with you. There will be images that will make you laugh and some that will make you shed a tear! If I’ve done my job properly it will feel like you’re reliving the day every time you look at the pictures. It’s kind of like time travelling without the hassle of getting the DeLorean to 88mph or finding the keys to the Doctors phone box!
CREATIVE STYLISH PORTRAITS
Even though my love for documentary photography is very important, I want to give a selection of images that not only show couples in a creative way but in a way that shows them, exactly who they are, together in that moment. I always imagined this moment would be the one that is framed nicely above the fireplace.
If you have had a good look through my images then you will hopefully see that above all I want them to be as natural as possible, I don’t want to over complicate the images (or your day!) by doing some staged formal portraits. I do this by simply getting both of you to face each other; it’s amazing what intimate and incredible moments you can get when two people, who have just gotten married, focus on each other.
Telling the entire story of your wedding is such an important part of how I approach photographing the day. I want to build a collection of images that really show narrative and character when put together, and to do that I need to arrive promptly! So expect me early on, when everyone is buzzing around getting ready or ticking things of their ‘to do’ list. When your dad comes through the door to see you in your wedding dress for the first time, I’ll be there. When you’re both looking directly at each other during the ceremony, and it feels like the world is a million miles away, I’ll be there to capture it. When your favorite song comes on and you’re dancing with friends and family, I’ll be dancing too! Well, taking pictures and dancing – it’s a fun combination!
The point I’m trying to make is that you don’t have to worry about a thing, as I’ll make sure I capture every part of the day, even down to the smallest details. If I was to only photograph 6-8 hours then you would have a nice selection of images but the story would be incomplete. Instead, I offer the beginning; middle and end to really make looking back at your day a great experience and ensure your story is told.