For me, wedding photography is all about the people, the story, the little special once in a lifetime moments, but more importantly it’s about the essence of people in those moments. My approach to wedding photography is primarily documentary/photo-journalistic, however I have the skills and techniques available to direct and subtlety pose to get those must have shots for the wedding album. As amazing as my couples are, I love nothing more than getting creative with them, helping them shine a little brighter, to look their best for some wow factor, personality led wedding portraits. These are the types of photographs my brides and grooms call ‘works of art’ and proudly hang on their walls.
I never ask my couples to do anything they don’t want to do, as wedding portraits sessions are all about fun, trust and creativity, I just offer some guidance and direction. On a typical wedding day I do the portrait sessions in two 30 minutes slots, usually one before the wedding breakfast and if time permits we do some beautiful ‘golden hour’ sunset portraits before the evening reception gets going. I understand it’s a wedding and not a photo-shoot, so I work fast and often plan ahead.
Wedding Portrait ideas: It’s not uncommon for me to be requested to visit alternative locations during the wedding day (especially when it’s a city centre and destination wedding) to take advantage of local architecture or beauty spots. I always like to end the wedding album with a “happy ever after shot”, depending on the time of year and the wedding venue location, this can be really creative or as simple as a sunset kiss.