Photographs spark memories of times that we may or may not remember. Or times that have been stuffed into to the abyss of our busy minds and everyday chaos. But the moment you pull up that print, those memories get brought to the front and somehow feel as if you’re going back in time again. You remember the way you felt, what was going on, the smell of the air and the people who were there with you.
This is my favourite childhood photograph taken by my dad. Everything from the way we were dressed and our bowl haircuts to our day at the beach and me in mid air tells my story of life growing up and our personalities. It’s incredibly special to me and the feeling of nostalgia just warms up my day every time I look at this photo.
I want this feeling for you.
The Documentary Approach
There are many words for the documentary approach. Some might call it, “Candid”, “Natural”, “Authentic”. In the photography world, it’s also known as “Reportage” or “Editorial”. Terminology aside, this unorchestrated way of photography tells a strong story.
When I photograph your wedding day, I’m looking for details to tell your wedding story in its entirety from your choice of location, wedding decor and colours, your dress and tux, to your interactions with your loved ones and perhaps even your dad shedding a couple tears (And he NEVER cries). A more candid approach to photography allows your day to unfold naturally without someone telling you want to do, where to look and how your day should be. Heck, all you need to do is sit back, relax and enjoy! This is your day and I’ll capture the beauty of it as it is.
While your wedding is photographed in 90% unorchestrated fashion, there are a couple of moments during that we may pop away to have some portraits taken.
1. Family Portraits
2. Wedding Party and Couples Photosession
A tiny bit of guidance will be offered here to ensure we get all the photographs on your wishlist.