Relaxed Photojournalism, Plus Portraits
So, you’re on this website because you like the relaxed and unposed nature of wedding photojournalism, or documentary wedding photography. But you’re worried that if you book a photographer who specialises in this style, your wedding album will be missing a few posed portraits of the two of you or some group shots of your families, like this one above. And you really hate all the posing and standing around while the photographer takes ages to work through a couple of pages of group photos.
There Is An Answer
It’s quite possible for your photographer to capture lots of the natural moments you see all around this website, and at the same time satisfy your relatives’ needs to have some nice framed prints on the mantlepiece.
Most of my clients ask me to take a small number of formal group photos, and I always suggest they also take a few minutes to have a couple of quick portraits of the two of them. You can generally cover both sides of the family and all of the bridesmaids and groomsmen in half a dozen group portraits, and if your family are prepared to gather after the ceremony this can be accomplished in 10 to 15 minutes. It’s important to ask your ushers or someone else who knows everyone there, to help co-ordinate people, and in no time at all you’ll all be back to the party.
A Few Portraits
Later in the day, usually around sunset, another 10 or 15 minutes will produce a lovely set of portraits of the two of you. It’s quick and painless, even for very camera-shy people, and you’ll be glad you took the time to do them in the months and years that follow.
So here’s some examples of some of the quick formal group photographs and couple portraits. They’re all from clients who booked me for the documentary style you see everywhere else on this site.
Please send me a message if you’d like to check my availability for your wedding date.