How I Photograph A Wedding
My goal as your wedding photographer is to work as unobtrusively as possible to document the special moments that will pass by in an instant. It is important to me that you, your family, and your wedding party enjoy the day to the fullest. It is my belief that the photography should contribute to that enjoyment, not detract from it. I will do whatever I can to ensure that your wedding day flows as seamlessly as possible, so that every moment feels natural, and every expression is heartfelt and sincere.
Choosing the right wedding photographer can be a challenging task, but at this point you probably understand what an important decision it is. You are going to spend a significant portion of one of the biggest days of your life with your photographer, so it’s best to choose someone whose company you enjoy. Bear in mind also that your photographer will interact with family and guests throughout the day, so a likeable personality is definitely a plus. I was a groomsman at a wedding once and the photographer had some of the most bizarre quirks when trying to get a reaction from his subjects – it made for a bit of a cringe-fest!
One of the things I do really well is work with large groups. A wedding photographer needs to be able to take control at certain points during the day, without being overbearing, in order to ensure that all the important groups are photographed. I don’t try to entertain the group because in my experience there’s more than enough good vibes to keep everyone smiling. All I need to do is make sure that while I may be working hard to make sure we get every important photograph, the group as a whole are enjoying their day out.
In order to create that ease in front of the camera, which allows us to create images that will resonate with you, it’s important that we spend a little time getting to know each other, away from the camera. Photography is all about the details, everything shows in the expressions and in the eyes. In my experience the magic happens when we are comfortable with the person behind the camera, and in the company of those dearest to us.