Often seen as a reporter, a documentary wedding photographer is a photographer who takes an observational and non-intrusive approach to capture a wedding.
This means you are able to enjoy your whole day, without the worry of constantly posing for the camera. Also, with this style of photography, you will find that natural, genuine moments that happen throughout your big day are captured tastefully and elegantly. Furthermore, it is able to record the most authentic pictures that repaint the scene of your wedding in one single image.
They say that a picture speaks a thousand words, so having a documentary wedding photographer capture the pure, innocent and real moments at your wedding will speak far more than regular, standard posed picture could. You will find that the real story and atmosphere of your day can be relived as your view and share your photos without the need for explanation.
When you look back on your photos, documentary style can capture the most memorable moments and transport back to those precious moments.
Like your dad seeing you in your dress for the first time, the look on the grooms face as the bride is walking down the aisle or the flower girl and page boy holding hands.
You can achieve a much more natural set of memories compared to being told where to stand, when to smile and what to do.
One of the most incredible and precious things about documentary wedding photography is that you will find that there are photos of things that you didn’t even know happened.
As the bride and groom, you are undeniably the most important people at the wedding, however, a documentary photographer appreciates that there aren’t many occasions in life where all your close family and friends are in one place. You can’t be everywhere at once on your wedding day but having a documentary wedding photographer to hand will mean that you will be able to see things that you didn’t even know happened, and there’s just something a little magical about that.
Just because you want to capture the memories of your big day doesn’t mean you’re comfortable in front of the camera.
If you want to avoid having a photographer telling you poses to get into or asking you to smile on demand, are a little camera shy or self-conscious, the a documentary photographer is a fantastic way to tackle this. They won’t intrude, and you will end up with more natural and emotional photographs as a result.
I believe that a combination of documentary, some traditional and a few creative photographs is best for weddings. Therefore, as well as providing documentary photographs, there will be direction from me for any group photos and the portraits of the bride & groom.
A great story has a beginning, a middle, and an end, just like what takes place at a wedding. Many couples like to remember their special day from beginning to end and be able to relive the events without it looking ‘too posed’.
A documentary style captures the entire story of the day, from the bride getting ready to the bride’s dance with her father. Documentary photography is perfect because it is a great way to tell a visual story.
I offer over 14 years of experience and a devotion to telling the personal story of your wedding. I have a desire to take beautiful images that capture the spirit of your day and express themselves in creative, beautiful, exciting and standout ways.
If you love the idea of of having documentary photography at your wedding then I would be honoured to be considered to be your wedding photographer
With bookings often taken up to two years in advance, please get in touch now with as much information about your wedding day as you can. In return, I’ll confirm my availability and send more information and booking details.
I hope we get the chance to chat more, I would love to hear more about you and the fabulous day you are planning.