Remaining unobtrusive means that you will receive some beautiful photographs of the two of you having genuine moments – whether that means you’re practicing your first dance, chatting or simply enjoying your first sunset as a married couple.
Later on, the party is one of my favourite parts and I can often be found boogying away (whilst documenting you and your awesome guests pulling out your best dance moves!).
2. Black & White
Oh how I love black and white imagery. I don’t provide every image in colour, or in black and white and the break up really depends on each wedding. I edit image by image and sometimes a photograph just ‘speaks’ to me in black and white. Emotional images are often much more powerful in black and white as the focus is drawn to the subject with minimal distraction by the background. My black and whites are dark and moody but in contrast, my colours are… colourful!!
My colour images are just that – full of life and colour. I aim to present timeless imagery that won’t age throughout the years. I don’t change the general feel of the image or manipulate the colours, they are there as you will have remembered. As the majority of my work uses natural light, I use the light to create interesting beautiful wedding photographs.
With the exception of family group photos and a relaxed portrait session, my focus is on reportage/ candid/ documentary wedding photography. I won’t move your dress to take a boring photograph on its own because lets be honest, its much more interesting to capture it being brought to you by your mum or friend or for it to be in the background with you getting your final make up touches. All the details will be there but they won’t be the primary focus. There will however be many images of you interacting with your guests, your partner and the antics that go on throughout the day. It is these photographs that really touch my heart and hopefully yours too! My lens of choice is my 24mm and as such, I’m often right in the thick of it – capturing those belly laughs and funny looks up close as they happen, but without you even noticing!
There’s no point receiving a few hundred images of your day if they don’t tell a story. With this in mind there will be a range of wide and close range images which all piece together to tell the story…. Your story.
My family session bring in all the different aspects of my wedding photography style except they are a lot more structured. I use a few different locations, getting one or two lightly posed images before just letting the children (and parent/s) have some fun!