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Why I love your wedding photographs
This is one of my absolute favourites, for a number of reasons. It’s a perfect example of documentary wedding photography. Wedding’s are mainly happy and lively occasions as we all know. I think that’s why I love being a wedding photographer so much. You get to capture so many key moments that tell the story of a couples marriage to one another.
My style and approach to photographing weddings is so important to me. It’s the way I tell the very personal story between my brides and grooms. Every wedding is so very different. Of course weddings have all the same key moments and generally in the same order. Bridal preparations, the wedding ceremony, the speeches, caking cutting and a first dance. BUT… as a documentary photographer I’m telling the story of YOUR wedding day. I’m always looking for ways to create memories by people watching to click on those little frames that tell the unique story of your wedding day.
I know this picture doesn’t reflect a key wedding moment but for me it tells a much bigger story. Even a couple of stories. The three people in the photograph are all connected to each other. The mum on the right side of the frame is telling the two girls that it’s time to go home. The girl on the right is attempting to put her shoes back on by herself whilst her sister at the back is sulking as she doesn’t want to leave the party.
Not only are they connected by the story but from a photographers eye the image also demonstrates good composition. I’ve got down low and waited for the perfect natural unposed moment between them all. Even when I thought I had something good I carried on shooting incase I could get something better. I wanted good separation yet a good connection. One more reason why I love this photograph is how close I am. It really makes you feel like you can jump in and live the memory.
- Canon 35mm 1.4
- ISO: 640
- Shutter: 1/125
- Aperture: f2.5
- Flash: Not fired