HOW I PHOTOGRAPH A WEDDING

Last week I wrote about  HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER, and this week I’m going to talk you through how I photograph a wedding, and what to expect.

HOW I PHOTOGRAPH A WEDDING

Firstly, I shoot in a mega informal way.  I chat and mingle with you and your guests.  I make friends, photograph characters and document stories.  As I photograph your wedding, I constantly think about how the day could be presented in a storybook album, with a beginning, a middle and an end.  I capture moments as they unfold, and I also shoot posed shots, some in a natural way, others in an alternative ‘album cover’ style.  I’m constantly searching for ways to tell your story but how does this actually look in the photos? Here are a couple of shots and the stories behind them to give you an idea.

https://philippajamesphotography.com/how-i-photograph-a-wedding/ - WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN I PHOTOGRAPH A WEDDING

THE FIRST LOOK

Above is a picture is of Tim and Gaby.  Many people comment on this image.  It’s very stylish and is composed with an equal balance of elements in the frame.  This was a Jewish wedding so the bride and groom have to meet with the Rabbi before the ceremony, meaning by the time Gaby walks down the aisle she has all ready seen Tim.  So we decided to make their first meeting a little more special, and so here they are sitting alone waiting to see each other for the first time on their wedding day.

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DREAMS COME TRUE

This second image is very close to my heart.  DREAMS COME TRUE is exactly what is going on in this shot.  This little girl lost her father at a very young age her mum lost the man she loved forever.  Leanne is one of the most positive person I’ve met, and it was more than an honour to be a part of her wedding to Adam. Oh my goodness, so much love, emotion, and happiness on this day. 

https://philippajamesphotography.com/how-i-photograph-a-wedding/ - (relaxed wedding photography)

AND RELAX

Okay, so not every photo will have such a big, emotional meaning. This photo above is one of my favourite; it shares that evening feeling.  Before the ceremony everything has to be perfectly ironed, straight, and buttoned up, and as the evening unfolds, ties are loosened, kids eat chocolate, and shoes are kicked off.

The story behind an image can be very powerful for the people in it.  THAT, is what I love to capture.  I hope you now feel like you know a little more about how I photograph a wedding, if you’re interested in finding out even more about the way I work drop me a mail and I’ll add you to my mailing list

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