I want to make sure my approach and your images are everything you would want and more. So let’s talk about my approach.
Before the day, I will have taken note of the parts of the day that are important to you and built the photographic timeline around capturing them.
I have created a structure below to give you an idea of how the day might flow. This will vary for each client.
Let’s break it down…
There is something surreal to this part of the day. I think it’s a combination of all the beautiful details you have carefully planned, the anticipation of it all coming together and that this time is witnessed by only a few.
I start by photographing your styling details and the candid moments/finishing touches.
This section is a bit of a balance between candid and direction. Sometimes if the nerves get a little too much, you might want me to provide a little more direction and that’s ok too. My main goal is to slow it all down and capture the moments as they occur.
This is where I let it all unfold undirected. By the time your wedding day arrives I will know how the ceremony is going to run.
After your marriage has been formally announced, I am going to photograph all the beautiful hugs and kisses. I encourage couples to be with their guests as much as possible and to enjoy themselves, as this is your special day.
Bridal portraits commence with photos of the bridal couple with the bridal party. After we work through a series of group photographs I will take a photograph of you with each member of your bridal party, both looking at me and engaging with one another. From here I will focus on portraits of just the two of you. I will photograph a formal image of you both looking at the camera but then move to a more documentary and candid approach, taking imagery as the moments unfold.
At times, I will direct you to different areas that look beautiful and I will capture how the light falls on your wedding day. I will celebrate the details of your relationship and your chosen location/details.
You will have experienced a photo session with me at your engagement shoot so I hope you will feel at ease and comfortable with me being a third wheel.
I will capture the details of your styling and reception room. During the evening I move around quietly looking for candid moments to document. If there are more formal photographs of family and friends required, I try and do this early in the evening so you can relax and enjoy your guests and evening without interruption. If formalities are a part of your structure I will take a photograph of each speaker, your reaction and any guest reactions.