Every wedding is unique and has its own spirit. Bridal and groom preparations is important parts of your wedding day. Capturing the smallest details make the big difference in wedding photography reportage as they explain wedding storytelling in bigger picture.
Documenting your morning way of becoming bride, I photograph it all – morning coffee with mum and bridesmaids, getting bridal make up and bridal hair up done, chatting to your bridesmaids about memories you made together in past years while you are getting ready. Once your hair and makeup is ready, the most expected moment comes – getting to wear your wedding dress.
Putting your wedding dress on is to many bride’s dream becoming reality and excitement levels start to raise – I love to photograph this part as this makes all my brides smile and it is a perfect opportunity to capture the real excitement!
It is unforgettable experience for me to be part of your morning.
Wedding ceremony is for many wedding couples the most exciting part of their special day. It requires careful planning and research, choosing the right location and booking the date for your wedding. I have photographed weddings at many wedding venues and registry offices, and I am always amazed by how differently are wedding couples able to make wedding venues look at their wedding day! Naturally I photograph the most important parts of the wedding ceremony like first look, exchanging wedding vows, exchanging wedding rings, first kiss, receiving your marriage certificate and you leaving the ceremony hall as a married couple for the very first time. I photograph all this in documentary type of photography and I do not stop your wedding ceremony.
At the church there are usually strong restrictions in place – for example wedding photographer cannot move anywhere during the wedding ceremony, wedding photographer cannot use flash or any other type of lighting and many more – those are individual rules of each church that your wedding is taking place. I strongly recommend my clients to ask what restrictions are in place when they are choosing their church. Wedding venues and wedding registry offices let wedding photographer go free with their imagination, there is only one restriction in place – wedding couple cannot be photographed while signing registry as this is against Data protection Law, but wedding registrars usually offer mock signing wedding register for staged photographs if you wish to be photographed while signing the register. You can invite your witnesses to be photographed with you, and also most of the time family members are invited to take pictures.
When wedding ceremony is about to finish, the final step is to give you an envelope with wedding ceremony certificate and you leave the ceremony room or church. Most of the time, group photographs follow straight after ceremony – it is up to client if they wish to have group photographs with their wedding guests. After, we make our way to your wedding breakfast. At your wedding breakfast, I capture a beauty of your wedding decorations and the whole wedding set up on the day. I am usually in touch with a wedding venue manager so I am notified when you arrive in your car (or on the horse, motorbike, by bus…) and I take candid photographs of husband and wife making their big entrance.
Some weddings have traditions – the most common traditions are group photographs, wedding meal, first dance, cutting the cake and speeches. My aim is to capture fun and emotions you and your wedding guests having fun, unexpected moments, relaxed wedding atmosphere, and delicious food served.
I am documentary wedding photographer, however I understand that it is important to have photographs done with your loved ones, and it is my pleasure to guide you through staged wedding couple photographs – those usually take place during golden hour – sunset time is the perfect time for bride and groom wedding portraits.