Documentary wedding photography – getting ready for the big day
The photo above was taken from the balcony of Vix’s room at the Sandbanks hotel, where they had their wedding reception. It was looking hit and miss with the weather but I managed to place an order for some sunshine that came just in time.
I met up with Simon the Groom, his best man and friends at their home in Westborne, Bournemouth. It was a very relaxed atmosphere as the Groom cooked a full English breakfast for all the lads. Something very amusing happened, although Simon thought he was poaching some eggs he was in fact boiling them! The reactions when everyone realised was fantastic to capture.
On arrival to the Sandbanks hotel in Poole, I made my way up to the room where Vix the bride, her bridesmaids, Mom & Dad were all there getting ready. The girls were very excited and the room was full of atmosphere. I really enjoy my work as a documentary wedding photographer, being able to document the fun of the celebration as it happens, all the natural moments, emotions and reactions.
Here are some of the documentary wedding photos from the morning: