A wedding is so much more than a posed shot outside the church. A wedding is about more than the cake toppers (delightful though they may be). A wedding is not about the designer dress, or the shoes. These are all embellishments, tiny parts of the day. A wedding is more than the sum of its parts.
A wedding is a story. A celebration and declaration of two people in love, shared with their family and friends.
And like all good stories, there are big moments and small moments. The big moments are amazing; the walk up the aisle, the first kiss, speeches, the first dance & more. But where would these big moments be without all the small moments. The father reacting to seeing his beautiful daughter in her dress for the first time. The groom taking a deep breath in anticipation of his bride entering. The laughter of your close friends at the controversial best man’s speech. A reassuring touch from a loved one to settle your nerves. A massive bear hug from your grandfather, the pride just beaming across his face.
I am completely committed to capturing the story of each and every wedding I photograph. They are all individual and are treated as such, with every couple bringing a unique feel. I let that blossom, never taking over the day, no set poses, no repetition, your wedding day is allowed to flow naturally. I capture and preserve the true atmosphere of the day, all the big important moments, and a ton of those precious small moments too.
To me that is essentially what wedding photojournalism is; creative, authentic & honest storytelling.
Here are a few of my favorite moments, that with the accompanying commentary should give you an insight into my photography and my thought process.