Documentary Wedding Photography
What is a documentary wedding photographer or wedding photojournalist?
Documentary wedding photographers are story tellers. Through photography I tell the true story of your wedding day from start to finish, without the need for interruption. Your wedding is a once in a lifetime experience to be enjoyed by you, your family and friends.
Also known as reportage wedding photography or wedding photojournalism, documentary wedding photography is capturing the moment as it happens. This process is more than just a snap or portrait, it is a method of recording the true essence of your wedding day through photography.
Documentary wedding photography approach
Like most people I don’t really enjoy posing to have my photograph taken. I have always preferred photographing people naturally, capturing real emotion and life as it happens.
From many years of reportage photography experience and a passion for people, I have developed a natural ability to anticipate moments. Documentary wedding photography becomes instinctive, to anticipate the moment before it happens, to be in the right place at the right time to photograph all the fun and excitement of your wedding day celebration.
Each wedding is unique, as people are so different. Being a wedding photojournalist I always treat every couple and their guests as individuals, therefore providing a truly personal service and wedding photography unique to you.
With any photojournalism where I am photographing intimately an emotional connection occurs, even I sometimes well up during the romantic moments. I always follow my instincts and heart to provide an emotive, truthful and authentic document of your wedding day.
“Thanks again for providing a first class service. With one of the biggest days of our lives and such a huge action packed event, we feared that we would not be able to stop and take it all in and the day would soon fade from our memories. However you’ve truly captured the essence of our day providing us with so many wonderful images.”
Louise & Mike
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