WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY NOTTINGHAM AND DERBY
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MY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE
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.
I take time to spend with couples and create natural and beautiful portraits without going overboard. I also take those essential family photos for the mantle-piece but not so many that you spend your wedding day lining up for endless photos.
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. However you plan to spend the pre-wedding preparations, I will photograph it honestly.
THE WEDDING CEREMONY
The wedding ceremony and exchanging of vows is what I see as the most important part of the day and I love to capture this special time.
Couples shouldn’t be distracted from “their moment” exchanging their wedding vows. 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. It can be quite overwhelming for their families watching two people celebrate their love for each other and it means so much to couples when I capture emotions which they didn’t see during the ceremony. Often, their photos will be the first time they are aware that people were so emotional on their wedding day.
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 so I can plan everything as much as possible. 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.
Of course, I take family group photos, however, I suggest these 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.
I love it when guests join couples on the dance floor after their first dance as this is often when the party starts for a lot of guests. Again, I step back and look for the fun and love!
"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 with you give you a good feeling of my style of wedding photography. I always say to couples that wedding photography is very personal and it’s so important to choose a photographer that is right for you. After all, once the cake has been eaten, your photos will be all that’s left to remind you of the wedding day celebration. Try not to get hung up on what magazines say you “should” have and focus more on what you want.
My price for all day coverage is £1495. I do offer shorter wedding photography coverage if required and more information (including any current offers) can be seen on my Pricing Page.
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