As a wedding photographer I am aware that there are a number of ways to describe your photography style. I have titled this page Wedding Photojournalism but a simple explanation of how I work on your wedding day is that I am there to capture what happens. I don’t create moments, set things up or concentrate on group shots, quite the opposite – I enjoy immersing myself into your wedding day, blending in and capturing those real moments to ensure that you receive an honest depiction of your day. Other terms include reportage wedding photography and these terms have their place but I am not a pure photojournalist or reportage wedding photographer. I enjoy capturing some beautiful portraits of the couple I work with – not the stiff, dull poses you may be used to seeing but dramatic, dynamic portraits.
I like to look for different angles, interesting lighting and good compositions to create images that, whilst not quirky, are a little bit different.
On the day my aim is to leave you to enjoy your wedding day. Occasionally people ask if I am a guest – this is the perfect compliment to the way I work as it means people are not focussed on me as a photographer but concentrating on enjoying themselves and enjoying the day that the bride & groom have worked so hard to create.
I typically start the day with some bridal preparation shots. I think this is a lovely part of the day to capture and helps to provide a real story of the day. The only times I expect to be directly communicating with my couples about photographs are the 10 minutes for portraits and the 10 minutes for group shots – for the rest of the time I want you to enjoy your wedding day without interruption from me. This allows me to capture relaxed and candid images of you and your guests which will provide you with a reminder of your day.
Speeches are great to capture as they give me the opportunnity to capture the humour and emotion which naturally come from this part of the day.