I have mentioned in the past that when, like me and many other wedding photographers, you spend a large amount of your working life on your own it is easy to lose sight of what it is that you do and what it means to your clients. I have always always strived to ensure that when I photograph a wedding I capture images that will resonate with my client, enable them to revisit their day and provide them with memories that will stand the test of time. Whilst it is important that clients who book me understand my approach and style and let me produce images for them in that way I also feel it is important to remember my role on their day – that is, to be discrete and to capture images of what is happening on their day not what I think should happen – documentary wedding photography to use an overused term. It is a balance between taking photos that I think are good and ensuring that the clients agree….
So it was with delight and genuine humility that I received the following email from a bride whose Blenheim Palace wedding I photographed last summer.
Just wanted to let you know how much we love our album! It’s so beautifully crafted and sums up the whole day for us so perfectly. We’ll really treasure it. Thank you!