As a wedding photographer who likes to focus much of his time on wedding photojournalism I felt it was a good idea to write a few posts which I feel encompass my approach to documenting weddings. Whilst I would never suggest that I was a pure photojournalist like some wedding photographers I do enjoy this part of
photographing a wedding. For me wedding photojournalism is all about capturing those images which provide the bride and groom with a story of their day. I want my clients to be able to revisit the day in their images, see things that they didn’t see whether it be old friends catching up, new friends meeting, special moments between
Grandma and her niece and other such moments which provide a unique and personal take on their wedding day.
For me it is important that I have the freedom to take candid images. As soon as people start looking at the camera I tend to walk away as I don’t want the image to show the relationship between the person and me – a little later I will go back to that person and more often than not they ignore me. Perfect. The more I am ignored at a wedding the better
as it means people are relaxed about me being there taking photos and that is when you capture natural reactions and expressions which will provide the Bride & Groom with images that provide that all important story of their day.
Below are a selection of images which I feel do exactly this – natural images of people’s expressions.