Choosing your wedding photographer is an important decision. Not only are you choosing someone who is going to be around you for the great majority of your wedding day, you also need to give consideration to the style in which they shoot.
Less formal, more informal wedding photography
My style is very much “less formal, more informal”. It’s quite a statement considering I’m photographing your wedding day, one of the most important days in your life.
However, most couples I meet usually say to me they hate being photographed and I can understand that, I’m not very keen on having my own photograph taken.
Being more informal and less formal means a more photo journalistic wedding photography style. I’d far rather take a photograph of you, your family and your friends having a great laugh, sharing a joke or a big old hug than I would standing formally in line for a group photograph. When you don’t realise you’re having your photograph taken you’re relaxed, more natural and the photographs reflect this.
What about Formal Photographs?
Of course that’s not to say there is no requirement for more formal photographs. Family and group photographs are important, but I suggest to all my couples a pretty tight list of maybe 6-8 formal photographs as a maximum to avoid any great disruption to the day.
Bride and Groom portraits are also fantastic and of course I would recommend a number of those at some point during the day, but again these are relaxed and unposed. I don’t direct you, it’s your day, it’s your story.
This is how I go about photographing your wedding day, looking for those moments that mean something, I prefer to look for the story within the day and photograph the moments you can look back on in the future that tell the story of your day as it unfolds.