Wedding Photography Information
We Take Your Wedding Photographs Very Seriously
All we really want is happy customers, it all comes down to that. Your wedding is a once in a lifetime event and there's only one chance to get your pictures right. Here's a few things about how we work that we'd like you to know.
In just a few words, documentary photography means that the pictures aren't staged or posed. Rather they are unique, candid moments framed as the events naturally unfold. This way of working is normally associated with photojournalism, where the job of the photographer is to tell the story he's assigned to in pictures. Documentary wedding photography is a bit like 'wedding photojournalism', so to speak - where the photographer's job is to tell the story of the wedding day from his own perspective. To produce a document for the bride & groom: not simple wedding pictures, but a true picture-story of their day.
In practical terms, what we offer is documentary wedding photography, with some add-ons. We stick to documentary coverage for 90% of the day, where we work very unobtrusively and stay out of the way of things naturally unfolding.
This is where we capture emotion, funny, sincere, spontaneous: the matter memories are made of, the candid pictures that are the backbone of your wedding photo story. Documentary photography takes a developed sense for observation, solid photographic skills, discipline and diligence. Documentary, spontaneous images don't happen by accident and it takes talent and experience to capture fleeting moments and turn them into good photographs, where light is well managed, composition is strong and appealing and the story comes through naturally to the viewer.
Then, we complement our coverage with details that are typical for any wedding assignment. Like a portrait session for the bride and groom, group pictures as well as full coverage of the wedding details that the bride (mostly) and groom put so much time and effort figuring out. Of course, unless our clients specifically ask us to omit any of these parts (but we'd still want to double check before skipping the groupings).
In order to keep the day fresh and flowing, we are not keen to take the bride and groom away from their guests for long periods of time for photography. Instead, we use our experience to get the most out of a limited amount of time that we like to agree together with our clients beforehand, to dedicate to their portrait session - a window of time that will make the best fit with the day's schedule and mostly go unnoticed to the wedding guests. The session is usually very informal, with no complicated gear setups or awkward poses. Instead, we like to provide minimal direction to our couples, starting from their natural posture and correcting where necessary to achieve the best result. At the end of the day, our job is to make sure that our clients will look great in the pictures, staying true to their own personalities and making the best of the beautiful venue and location that they chose for their wedding.
On the other hand, if clients are interested in a prolonged portrait session instead, we're always open to discuss the best way to fit their expectations into our photography schedule, although most of the time we see clients trust our experience. In case of events spanning several days, then most time constraints related to 1-day weddings are gone, which opens more opportunities to schedule photography sessions anytime before, during or after the actual wedding.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch, either by dropping us a mail or calling us on the phone. All our contact information is here. Also, we've collected the most frequent questions and related answers in our FAQ page - so you may want to have a look. In any case, we would be happy to discuss with you about your day!