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Wedding Photographers!

August 30, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

One of the abiding memories from my own wedding 16 years ago was the photographer getting quite annoyed by the guests not doing what they were told during the group shots.  My wife's grandfather had wandered off for a sneaky smoke and was right behind one of the groups.  Being a bit deaf by that point he didn't hear the photographer yelling at him to move.  Most people married in the old film days probably have similar memories, photography was different back then, in many ways more challenging, but expectations were a lot lower too.  I don't want to be that type of photographer.  I don't mind doing group shots, I totally understand the necessity for them.  In fact, this one from Lauren and Dale's wedding, was one of my favourite images this year...

But my main focus at the wedding is always capturing moments between the guests, and of course the bride and groom.  To do this, I try and blend in with the guests, become a part of the wedding.  Not aloof from it, I love having quick chats with guests given time, and I love getting to know the bride and groom.  But I don't want their memories of the wedding to be about me.  So I use small, quiet cameras, and I try and be as unobtrusive as possible while documenting the day as thoroughly as possible.  Often I capture moments the bride and groom will have missed, and it's always those candid shots, rather than the group shots, that they value the most.

A tender moment between one of the groomsmen and his son.Dale and Lauren - groomsman and his sonA tender moment between one of the groomsmen and his son.

Candid shot of the kids being cute.Sian and David's wedding - candid kids portraitCandid shot of the kids being cute. Just kids having fun at a wedding!Jess and Gary - kids having funJust kids having fun at a wedding! A moment of hilarity during the speeches at Gary and Jess' wedding.Gary and Jess - reception funny momentA moment of hilarity during the speeches at Gary and Jess' wedding.



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