We’ve spent years photographing weddings and from the very beginning it was important to us to create a storytelling framework- a way of ensuring variety in our images and capturing all of the elements of a day, from the obvious to the subtle. Keeping the overall story in mind, and paying attention to every small detail, is what defines professional photography to our mind.
Our approach to wedding photography falls into two parts, documentary and portraiture, with the vast majority of the day spent in documentary mode.
How Documentary Wedding Photography Works
For this part of the day we love you to completely forget we’re there. We want to tell the true story of you and your unique day. After all, each wedding is as unique for us as it is for the bride and groom. That’s hugely exciting for us as documentary wedding photographers! Years have been spent honing the skill to know exactly where to be at what time so that not only is no moment missed, but that those moments are caught as beautiful images that you’ll treasure for a lifetime.
We want you and your guests to be as un-aware of us as possible. So you won’t hear us asking anybody to smile for the camera (that’s the last thing we want! Uncle Bob can get those shots!), there’ll be no posing requirements, no staging of fake moments, no re-runs. Just us considerately documenting your beautiful day, exactly as it happens, without any intrusion or disruption. Sometimes we get people saying they feel bad for ignoring us, but don’t – we’re in our element!
The Creative Portrait Session
Where we spend most of the day at separate ends of the altar, or in separate locations of the venue, capturing all those fleeting moments and interactions, we come back together to plan and execute the creative portrait shoot later in the day. The majority of the creative portrait shots you’ll have seen were only possible because there were the two of us co-ordinating and controlling the often sophisticated lighting set-up. When one of us has a great shot in mind, the other intuitively knows what combination of lights is needed, and is there to hold and move them to make that dream shot a reality.
Throughout this session, we’ll gently guide you through it, asking you to do nothing more than take a few minutes to connect and breathe together. This is your chance to step away, just the two of you, to soak up the atmosphere and be yourselves.
Have a look through our portfolio and see if you can imagine yourselves, and your family, in the moments we capture.