DOCUMENTARY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY. FRIENDS AND FAMILY.
If you not a reader…feel free skip to the pictures. However, I’d like to put a few romantic, worthy (or soppy) thoughts here.
Your wedding is the beginning of a new life together, however exciting or frustrating at times it will be.
Your wedding images are going to be the constant reminded of where that new life has began…
The family and friends, whether they will remain your friends and whenever the family will loose someone… those images are going to be a perfect capture of a perfect day.
Having a documentary coverage of your wedding is the ideal way to allow your loved ones to enjoy the day and be themselves. Offering your wedding guest a drink and a bite to eat and allow them(and yourself!) some free time – that’s when all those hugs, kisses, looks and jokes happen. That’s when all those best photographs of your guests happen. Natural and unposed images; the opposite of selfies and lined up groups. Inviting a documentary wedding photographer to capture your wedding day will result in images which convey the sense of occasion, the emotional exchange between people, pictures which capture thousands of words.
“Smile for the photographer!” must be the biggest killer of the documentary, or a reportage wedding photography. That one phrase kills the real moment and creates one of million of pictures of someone smiling for the camera. If you want to laugh and cry when looking at your wedding pictures, invite a documentary wedding photographer.
Creative wedding photography
“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist” – Picasso’s words and I fully subscribe to this point of view.
Allowing your professional wedding photographer to be creative means that your wedding pictures are going to be unique. Nothing like the pictures that your guests could’ve taken. Choosing a photographer who can be creative without emulating current trends means that your images are going to be timeless.
I have photographed weddings for 12 years now and have seen the trends come and go. The way photographers crop, process, accessorise, enhance, light and pose – this is all subject to trends and fashion. That is not creativity.
Creativity for me is seeing things with my heart and documenting it with my mind, my skills and your uniqueness.