I always incorporate both documentary and classical style photos in my wedding photography as I feel the story telling aspect of the wedding day is so important. I want my couples to not only have some of those "wow" editorial images but many emotional wedding photographs as well. Those are the photos that stir up the memories and touch the heart. Below are two completely different real weddings photographed in my documentary style and please keep scrolling to view my documentary wedding portfolio.
Documentary wedding photography is the art of storytelling through a collection of individual images that depict genuine, emotional moments throughout your wedding day. As a documentary and fine art wedding photographer, I usually give my couples both documentary/candid style images and those “wow” editorial photos as well unless they ask differently.
Formal family portraits and an editorial romance session are often a small part of the wedding coverage and to be honest, I prefer to fade into the background, to capture moments as they happen.So often I have heard from my wedding couples: “We didn’t even notice you were there!.”
However, even with formal photos I will work with my couples, the wedding party and the families to ensure natural-looking results. I often give cue words for actions rather than just “posing” and make suggestions so even the traditional wedding images look natural. For instance I might say “John give Mary a kiss on the cheek” and then I will say “Mary, don’t let him.” or on a more tender note: “Mary, what is it about Johnthat makes you feel safe?”All these little cues and suggestion helps my couples forget I am there and naturally interact with each other.
But, documentary wedding photography is not just taking a few candid photos on the wedding day. Documentary photography tells the story of your wedding day with those “decisive moments” taken throughout the entire day from the getting ready photo to those crazy “blackmail” worthy dance moves.
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