I approach wedding details with the same attitude I have with the rest of the wedding. In a relaxed, professional manner. I don’t take time away while the wedding is happening to photograph the flowers or a place setting as I would miss the connections between family and friends. I transition between each stage of the wedding photographing everything as I go. I usually turn up a little earlier to take some scene-setting shots but then I want to find my bride and groom and their family and friends so that I can introduce myself. As I work through any wedding I’m looking for those connections between people but also the little details in between.
But what are wedding details?
For me, its everything my bride & groom have spent their time and money on. It is not just the pretty things like the dress, table settings or the bouquet. It is also the venue, the other vendors like the band, the Dj or even the magician. What about the guest book or the dining room? The note from your future husband along with the bottle of champagne sitting by your bedside. I love to photograph these bits in context, I don’t take them away to create an image that isn’t in your memory bank. Apart from the mix of people, the details are everything that makes your wedding, your wedding!
Documentary (dok-yuh–men-tuh-ree): These are totally unposed moments that make up the majority of your wedding images. In turn, this collection ultimately tells your story. That’s pretty important I’d say!
Portraits (pawr–trits): Here are some of my stunning wedding portraits. I take the time to direct my clients in a short session producing beautiful, artistic photographs. These sessions are certainly not compulsory so don’t worry, I completely understand if you’d rather not participate.