One of the main discussions we have with a bride/groom is over the style of photography they would like. Coming to see us means usually they want some pictures where we use our creativity to make something very special on their big day.
A few years back with the advent of digital there was a swing towards a reportage style, this was made easier as essentially there was no longer a problem of film limiting the amount of pictures taken.
Large parts of a wedding day are shot with no input from the photographer, the ceremony, speeches, cake cutting and dancing are shot in a reportage style. Most couples go somewhere between the ceremony and reception and later in the evening to have some pictures taken, this is where some of their favorite images are taken and often ones that end up on the front of their album.
Here are a few examples of pictures that are very natural, they were “posed” so to speak, but do they look it? A couple very much in love enjoying each others company on their special day.
In the images below how do you think they would have turned out in a reportage style if we stood around waiting to record something? My guess is much different to what you see here. I don’t know about you but when I hire someone I like to use all of their skill!