Best Wedding Photography Autumn 2019
I had a super couple of emails come in today whilst editing the last of the Summer weddings. I was delighted to learn that six of my photos have picked up awards in the latest wedding photography contests from the Wedding Photojournalist Association and This is Reportage. As the names suggest, both of these organisations are dedicated to the kind of unposed, natural story-telling wedding photography that I love.
This first shot, above, is from Kiki and Jonathan’s All Saint’s Church Greek Orthodox Wedding from a couple of months ago, and shows Kiki’s reaction as her new husband is making his wedding speech. I can’t actually remember what was being said at this point, but I remember the speeches were very funny and entertaining!
Two more pictures from this same wedding were also awarded by the WPJA, showing Jonathan being thrown into the air by his jubilant friends, and Kiki throwing her bouquet on the dancefloor at the superb The Brewery in London.
Emotional Hug at Brocket Hall
This emotional photo just won a This Is Reportage award. This UK based organisation with members across the world recognises the best in unposed wedding photography. Each collection sees over 10,000 images entered, and only 3% of them are awarded. This moment shows one of Jacqui’s daughters hugging after just watching her Mum and Neill getting married at this superb Summer wedding at Brocket Hall in Hertfordshire. I love the minutes just after everyone exits the ceremony for finding emotional moments, and the silence of the Sony A9 camera means I can get close without being obtrusive.
Transition Images in Story-Telling Photography
These last two awards, also from the WPJA show the bridal procession of Kate at this Northamptonshire Marquee wedding, and Pamela and her Father arriving at Chelsea Old Town Hall with her Mother reflected in the taxi window. As well as capturing great moments during the wedding day, both of these images are what I call ‘transition images’ where I try to convey the focus of the wedding changing locations. They’re important shot types when it comes to laying out a Photo Essay, which is essentially what wedding photojournalists are doing when covering a wedding.
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