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My Style - what I do (and what I don’t do)

Let me be your story teller

If you’re looking for a photographer who shoots portraits and endless group shots then I’m probably not the photographer for you. 

Unless…

…You want to consider a documentary approach to wedding photography. 

Imagine spending the whole day celebrating with your friends and family, completely uninterrupted. Sounds good, doesn’t it?

Raw, real & uninhibited

Not a fan of being in front of the camera? Perfect. Documentary wedding photography is a fantastic option for you. No awkward posing, no cheesy shots. Just the two of you celebrating with friends and family.
 

You can forget I’m there and just focus on having an incredible day and not worry about the camera.

What is documentary wedding photography?

Documentary wedding photography goes by a few different names including wedding photojournalism and reportage photography. In a nutshell, it’s about capturing your wedding day in the most authentic way possible and letting you immerse yourself in the day.

This style of photography presents an opportunity to capture the unscripted, the raw and the real. It’s about letting the magic of the day unfold naturally. 

Think of your wedding day as a thrilling adventure and me as your trusty guide. I’ll become your partner in crime, not just an observer. I’ll capture the wiped tears, the spontaneous dances, and the little moments that often go unnoticed.

Don’t settle for cookie-cutter wedding photographs that blend into the background. Choose captivating images that reflect the true spirit of your love story. 

Choose a wedding photography experience that captures the essence of the day – not just the posed photos. 

Come on adventure-loving, down-to-earth, party people – let’s create memories that will last a lifetime.

Black & White images compliment documentary wedding photography like cheese compliments crackers!

Weddings are such an emotional rollercoaster, filled with heartfelt moments and unplanned surprises. Black and white photography adds a timeless quality to these moments, capturing the essence of the day without the distraction of trends or colour schemes. It’s like freezing a genuine, raw, and unfiltered piece of history.

I love that black and white images have the ability to tell a story. There’s a certain simplicity and elegance to them that allows the viewer to really engage with the photographs. It’s like stepping back in time and immersing yourself in the emotions, even if you weren’t physically present on that special day.

Be it the day I deliver your images or 10 years down the line, I want you to feel exactly what you felt on your wedding day. The butterflies in your stomach, the breeze through your hair or the squeeze nan gave you after the ceremony. Your gallery will transport you right back there, smelling the flowers and tasting the salty tears of joy. 

FAQ

A few questions answered…

My primary focus will be candidly capturing people being people. I know some couples prefer a documentary approach and, of course, we can still arrange some small group shots. 

I usually ring in a member or two of the bridal party to round up the right guests so we can get these done quickly and in a fun way. I’d advise no more than 3-5 groups so you can get back to enjoying your day without too much delay.

I shoot the day – from the morning preparations to the chaos of the dance floor – in full colour. When I review your images for editing, I’ll decide which photographs tell the story of your day in the most authentic way possible. WIthin this process I will select certain images, which in my creative opinion have more impact in Black & White. It’s typically around a third of your gallery but will vary as every wedding is unique.

No, sorry. I don’t shoot posed portraits. It just doesn’t fit with my documentary style. I do however take portraits that are captured in a candid way so they are completely natural. You may not even know I have taken them. 

Lets chat

Alright guys, I hope this little insight into my style of wedding photography has sparked your curiosity! If you want to know more or have any questions, feel free to contact me. Until next time!