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You’ve set your wedding date and now you’re looking for a wedding photographer to capture your wedding day.
My approach when photographing weddings is predominately a style known as reportage wedding photography or documentary wedding photography. This means I photograph real moments as opposed to staged set-ups; some you see, some you don’t. My role when photographing a wedding is to observe couples and their guests and capture people’s reactions and emotions. The end result for me is to produce a collection of photos portraying the story of your wedding day.
This is just a brief introduction to my style of wedding photography. I’d now like to share with you some of my favourite photos from weddings I have photographed and I hope it’s evident from what you see how much I love photographing people at weddings.
This is usually where my day starts. It’s where I observe the pre-wedding excitement and nerves prior to the ceremony; sometimes this part of the day can be really chilled and relaxed and other times a little more chaotic.
THE WEDDING CEREMONY
The wedding ceremony and exchanging of vows is what I see as the most important part of the day. Couples shouldn’t be distracted from “their moment” exchanging their wedding vows and I love to capture this special time.
With 10 years wedding photography experience and a reportage approach to wedding photography, I ensure that I am discreet and professional at all times without interrupting the service. As well as observing the emotions of couples getting married, I’m always on the lookout for wedding guests’ reactions as I understand how important your guests are too.
WEDDING CELEBRATIONS AND CANDID MOMENTS
Now you’re married, it’s time to celebrate, mingle and have fun.
I will step back and blend in with your wedding guests to capture spontaneous moments just as they happen. Often this is the first time the couple will have seen some of their wedding guests on their wedding day and, if I was to interrupt these greetings with formalities, it would simply take away the spirit and flow of the day. Candid wedding photography moments are those often unseen by the couple which simply cannot be repeated. With the style of my wedding photography they will be captured forever so you can relive wedding day every day.
My portraits of couples are very natural and certainly not forced. Most couples, even those couples who don’t like posing, have a few portraits taken during the day.
I always find out prior to the wedding day how long couples would like to spend on these. As a guideline, I spend around 15-20 minutes on these depending on the location and grounds we need to cover although some couples will literally want a handful of portraits. I suggest family photos are kept to a minimum so as not to impact on your wedding day.
The wedding speeches can be a nerve-wrecking time for those speaking and can often leave couples embarrassed at some of the stories revealed. It’s a time when emotions can also be quite high and I’ve been known to fight back the tears at one or two wedding speeches.
FINALLY, LET'S DANCE!
Wedding days are pretty non-stop and the final spotlight moment for couples, although certainly not the end of the celebrations, is the first dance. Below are a selection of photos from the first dance including photos when the guest join the dance floor.
"Thank you so much Alison, these are incredible and captured our lovely day perfectly and exactly how we wanted."
Is this the style of wedding photography you would like for your wedding?
Would you like to see more photos? Please take a few more minutes to look through the slideshow below:-
I hope the photos I’ve shared give you a good feeling of my style of wedding photography. If you would to chat, check my availability for your wedding or request a wedding brochure, please message me below.