My photography style can be described as Documentary or Reportage, however, they both describe the same core value – an unobtrusive approach to wedding photography. you’ll see from looking around my portfolio that my approach to weddings is very “hands-off”. I won’t stop or disturb any of the proceedings, set up or fake shots, tell people where to stand, or pose for the camera. My aim is to be invisible, sometimes that is difficulty when everyone is getting ready in a small room, but I do my best to stay out of the way, and only enter for a shot when I see a moment about to happen. This documentary style will allow you to focus on your day, knowing every precious moment is being captured creatively in the background.
My natural and discrete approach to a more authentic and honest style as a wedding photographer, is created using natural and available light, and is most commonly described as ‘documentary wedding photography‘ and ‘reportage wedding photography‘.
Professional wedding photographers have the ability to remain discreet during the day, but also give you guidance when needed. This allows them to create very candid wedding photos, but also find time for those all important family group photos. With this in mind it’s important to do your research, have a skim through my blog, it is full of wedding galleries, advice, in-depth review and more…
For me, an image absolutely has to have context and tell a story to the viewer. Rather than showing a series of snap shots, every image is carefully composed to describe a certain moment, feeling or story within the scene. Other than the odd, posed family group photos, I typically spend the rest of the day capturing real authentic moments of your family and friends. I closely observe the day by fitting in with your guests and capturing beautiful moments.
A pure natural wedding photographer is someone who can remain unnoticed during the day, allow the photographer to get up and close to the moments, resulting in more intimate wedding photos. It’s important that I am always watching and anticipating moments, making sure I am always in the thick of the action, and ready to sprint across the field to capture that shot! A photographer should have no impact in the flow of the day itself.
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