Natural and Unposed Richmond Wedding Photography
The aim of a documentary wedding photographer, or wedding photojournalist, is to tell the story of the wedding day, in such a way that the viewer feels a connection to the subjects, whether they were present on the day or not. One way of doing that is to look around the obvious scenes of the Bride and Groom, and to try and take in a little of what it was like for everyone else there.
This picture from Rhonda and Andrew’s wedding was taken as the Bride got into her dress. By adopting a low viewing angle, I’ve emphasised the young bridesmaids point of view. The surrounding colourful dresses frame the two younger girls and the clasped hands add to her sense of witnessing a pivotal moment in the Brides preparations. The placement of the bridesmaid’s hand on her thigh on the left hand side of the frame helps lead the viewers eye to the center of the frame.
Before The Big Moment
Initially I thought the picture would have improved had the bridesmaid at the back been looking towards the Bride as well, rather than into her handbag. But now I like this aspect – she’s still getting ready herself, and is checking she has everything she’ll need for the rest of the day.
If you like this kind of Richmond wedding photography and would like me to be your wedding photographer, please get in touch.