When you are looking for a wedding photographer it is important you find one who works in a style that fits well with what you would like. My style of photography is best described as documentary wedding photography, other than for a handful of family photographs and some relaxed portraits of the couple I do not set any of the photographs up or interfere with the day. Instead I use my extensive experience in photojournalism and sixteen years wedding experience to capture real moments from your wedding day that you will want to treasure. Where I differ from almost all other wedding photographers is in my pure documentary approach, many photographers now use the terms wedding photojournalist and documentary wedding photography to describe a style of photography that is semi posed. It is much more difficult to photograph a wedding in a totally hands off way.
The way I photograph the wedding is as important to me as the end results, because if I interfere with a scene your memory is of the photographer setting up that photograph rather than the real emotions and memories behind it. My photographs are often full of emotion and capture the relationships between people. My documentary wedding photography is about real moments will bring your memories flooding back.
There is a story behind every photograph I take, in the image above the brides father had just come to visit the bride in her room and it was the first time he had seen her in the dress. A photograph of just dad in his own wouldn’t have the same context so I positioned myself to catch the brides reflection in the mirror. The position of the mirror and the frame behind the brides father add to the composition of the image. All of this happened in a split second so often I don’t have a lot of time to think about the composition, this is something that just happens naturally for me.