I aim to capture real moments without influencing them so I don’t interrupt and I don’t tell anyone what to do. It’s your wedding and there are no rules about which photos you should or shouldn’t have. If you don’t want a staged photo of you signing the register, don’t have one! So much happens at weddings there’s really no need to set anything up.
I do encourage couples to spend a short time away from everyone for a few relaxed portraits but again, you don’t have to if you don’t want to. I'm also more than happy to shoot a handful of group photos, but for most of the day I’ll be looking for the laughter, the tears, the hugs and the love.
I really try to blend in and have fun with everyone whist I work because we find that if people are relaxed around me, they tend not to notice the camera. People often say it was just like having an extra guest and I believe that’s the key to good documentary wedding photography. Not only to be completely immersed in the day but also to be in tune with the energy of it.