Wedding photography is not just someone taking pictures of a wedding. I leave this to your uncles and aunts. For me, wedding photography is capturing history in the making, a book that has found its platform in the first chapter so the following chapters can be anticipated.
The wedding day is about the bride and groom and their commitment shared by their family and friends. No other day will be so vast, so intimate and so important for the couples togetherness.
My goal is to capture the bride and groom through every emotion, embrace and moment. I do not only concentrate solely on the bride and groom, although they are the main focus, but also the guests. Their parents, siblings, friends and of course the children are all part of their day and memories.
I do not shoot only in one style, simply because this becomes flat and repetitive. Your day is recorded in many styles including black & white, colour, documentary, photojournalistic, portrait and traditional / formal.
Black & White:
Non-colour photography is chosen by brides and grooms to create a classic, timeless effect.
Black and white photography is great for enhancing the mood of an image, or bringing particular interest to the use of light and composition. Truly timeless, black and white is a better choice for mixed or poor lighting conditions and it can be less distracting, making the happy couple the absolute focus of the shot
Brings your photos to life and is at its best for vibrant spring and summer weddings with lots of natural light and bright colour schemes.
Colour brings an extra element to light and shape. If used correctly it can be a tool for isolating or bringing a particular subject into focus. Colour images can grab your attention, speaking volumes whether the colour on your wedding day is subtle or shouting, vibrant or saturated
Natural-looking, non-posed photography that follows the day as it unfolds.
This is a style more suited to those who don’t like posing endlessly for the camera. Reportage can capture moments as they happen in a style that leaves couples to enjoy their day and still receive amazing images, often more pleasing as the expressions are natural and real.
Telling the story of your unique day, these photographs capture the atmosphere and often focus on the emotion of your wedding, as well as the finer details of the day.
A good photograph will usually create a reaction of some kind when you look at it — photojournalistic style aims to connect the photographer directly to the viewer, so it is important that a couple understands and appreciates that.
Traditional / Formal:
The most common type of wedding photography, your photographer will capture the key points of the day — like signing the register and cutting the cake — as well as taking staged/directed shots of you and your guests.
Wedding Photography has changed so much over the last 50 years, but formal photographs still have their place. As well as being the best way to present the important guests in their best dress, it’s also a great opportunity to get lasting pictures of family and friends together.
Portraits are close up or full length photos that focus on one person, or the happy couple.
Portraits are often the images that end up on the wall. At a wedding, a brief portrait session is a chance for the bride and groom to escape the wedding party and the photographer can capture their first real moments of marriage. The couple can relax whilst the photographer has a little more time to consider and control the background and composition.
As you can see i mix the styles so you have the perfect record of your day for generations to come. if you prefer a bias to a particular style i can also amend and focus more on this for you. After all, this is not about me, it is all about you.