I get a real ‘buzz out of Wedding Photography. It is such a special day for everyone involved and I do not have to convince anyone they are having a good time! Of course it is vitally important to get the photography right but at the same time not intrude on the Couple’s day. I have been to a quite a few Weddings as a guest and felt sorry for the Bride and Groom when they have not had someone taking control of good and intimate Wedding Photographs. The day is the day and everything has to come together just right, so I aim to play my part and give you something to look back on when old and wrinkly and say ‘What a great day that was and we did look good’! Here are some photo’s from a recent Wedding shoot.
Archive for February, 2010
What kind of photography do you like? There are all sorts of styles to choose from. I prefer to shoot in natural light with natural actions. By that I mean I do not want to set shots up. I would rather wait for the right moment and then take the photograph whilst the person is not actually aware they are being captured on film (or to be more accurate – memory card). When I browse other photographers sights it becomes apparent that there is definitely a growing awareness with clients that there are alternatives to the ‘line em up and shoot em’ photographer. It is rare in my opinion that a photograph of a person looking directly at the photographer is as interesting as one where the subject is engrossed with their partner or another object. This is particularly true of wedding and pre wedding photography and also portraits.
Whilst photography in a studio is interesting and may be necessary in certain circumstances I believe it far better to look at the alternative of natural elements first. I have a laugh when I think about the photography at my own wedding. When we got married our wedding photographs were dire and we have very few of them to speak of. I remember one wedding which I attended as a guest (rather than the photographer) where the guy turned up with just one 36 exposure film. How times have changed!
So here are a few examples from a pre wedding shoot I have just completed that give a good feel of the kind of photography I like to do.