Natural and Candid Wedding Photography
I’m a strong believer that candid wedding photography is the best and most truthful way of recording a wedding day. It’s the most important day in a couple’s life, and the wedding album will be a permanent record of a great celebration. Some wedding photographers produce stunning bridal portraits on location during the wedding day. For some couples that’s important to them, and they are quite happy to take the time out from the day to do this. But style in portraiture is ever-changing, and what might look fresh and inspiring today, may seem a bit dated in the years and decades to come.
Photojournalism like this has been around since the beginning of photography over 175 years ago. There’s a reason why photographers keep making documentary photography like this, and that’s because it’s timeless and honest.
Unobtrusive and Unposed Photography
But I market myself as a documentary wedding photographer – a photographer who does not stage or set up photographs other than a couple of quick portraits of the bride and groom. There’s always somewhere at a wedding venue to do these photographs very quickly without having to take the couple away from their guests and drive to another location.
And the main reason I work this way is to capture moments like these below. The time between the end of the ceremony and the start of the meal provides the best opportunity for this kind of photography. If I’d taken the bride and groom off for a portrait session for a couple of hours, many of these pictures might have been missed. Capturing these kind of moments takes time, patience and experience. It’s easy to miss these kind of pictures if you’re rushing around a wedding trying to fill a shot list.