Posts tagged Creative Documentary Wedding Photographer
What is documentary wedding photography?

Documentary wedding photography is about letting the day unfold naturally and without interference.

It’s about photographing real emotions. In ten years time I’d like you to look at your wedding photos and say ‘Remember when your gran said this,’ rather than ‘Remember when our photographer told us to do that.’ In fact, I’d rather you didn’t remember me at all, and you just remembered having the most amazing day, and that your wedding photographs help bring all of those memories flooding back.

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Photographing children at weddings in a documentary style

In my experience the best wedding photographs of children are the candid ones of them running around, rather than posed photographs. 

Look at this little lad. If I'd told him to stop, stand up straight and face the camera, would I have captured the same smile, the same sense of fun, his personality? It's unlikely.

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Unusual wedding portrait

This unusual wedding portrait of the back of a guest's head is one of my favourite photographs. 

I took the photograph at my first paid wedding at Redworth Hall, Durham. It feels like a lifetime ago, and in terms of my approach to wedding photography it is. I did what I thought I should do, rather than what I wanted to do.

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