Dear future client,
This is for you. I want to make sure we’re the perfect fit. I want you to trust me and my style, and it’s important for me to make sure I’m the right photographer for you.
The day belongs to you, not me.
It's definitely not easy to find the right wedding photographer or to decide on the style of coverage, whether you want traditional with guided posing or reportage.
So, just to explain the differences, guided posing is the photographer organising the shoot, getting people in groups, advising on where and how to stand, the photographer becomes the centre stage, and everything revolves around the way the groups are built up. Reportage is really a documentary approach to your day. From the getting ready to end of celebrations, all the main players are photographed, but through moments that depict emotions, laughter, and smiles. The photographer doesn’t direct or take charge of the day because weddings take on a life of their own. Each and every wedding is different so a documentary photographer has to be very visually aware. It's about working quickly but effectively, it's about capturing moments not poses.
I have my own style of covering a wedding and that style is professional documentary. Clients who commission me are placing a lot of trust in me and I value that trust, highly. I would love to shoot everyones wedding who enquires, but I won’t be right for everyone and if I feel I’m not the right person for you, I tell you. I want you to enjoy your day, I want to enjoy working for you, and that won't happen if you don't have the right photographer.
If you would love to have:
Real moments with genuine emotions and reactions
Not having constant spotlight on yourself
Unforced engagement with your photographer
Photographs full of emotions, memories, and humour
Editing style that brings out the right parts of the image
Unconventional yet artistic approach to photography
A wedding that you enjoy to the fullest, forgetting about the photographer
And, if you are not so keen on:
Many posed group shots (there's usually a couple for the family to keep)
Someone asking you to look at the camera and breaking up the natural flow of the day
Someone constantly directing you and your partner
"Must have" shot lists printed from Pinterest (trust me, those images will age very fast)
Then, you and I will be a great match. The work I deliver will be cherished by yourselves and the rest of your family for generations to come. I am always thrilled to travel further afield for weddings, especially seeing as I do personal and street photography across Europe; this has helped me widen my horizon tremendously and I often include parts of my personal photography into my wedding work.
It's also important that you make your guests aware (especially people close to you who may have completely different idea what wedding photographer should be doing on the day) that your photographer is shooting in a documentary style and as such they should simply relax and enjoy the day, and not worry about posing for me.
Does this resonate with you?
Let’s chat about your wedding…