"YOU ARE THE MOST AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHER EVER!
YOU HAVE SWEET SKILLS AND AN AMAZING EYE FOR DETAIL."
SAMANTHA & DAVID
documentary photographers are there to document and not influence events and There are some great documentary wedding photographers out there doing just that. they won't tell you where to look, where to stand and what to do. some won't even take any group shots or requests, they are purely fly-on-the-wall reportage photographers. then there is the other end of the scale, the traditional wedding photographer. they are very old school and will pose you all day long, set up shots, make you do something again if they missed a shot, definitely very obtrusive and probably not what you are looking for.
luckily, the world is not black and white and there is an alternative.
I love epic portraits and creative shots as much as all the moments and everything in between. For me, it's all part of the story and I think you deserve to have it all. The moments and the magic. I know you want to enjoy the party and you can. We will arrange a time to sneak off and quickly grab some amazing portrait shots of just the two of you when you won't be missed. and yes, i'll put you in that beautiful light, help you out if you're a bit lost, direct rather than pose, calm you down when you're stressed and help you look your best. I'll also gladly take that shot of you with your aunties and make sure to get a great shot of the cake your mum made.
I will certainly let the day unravel and flow for you and document until my input is needed but when you get your photos back the first thing you will notice is that I did, indeed, have an influence on your day.
Because at times I think it is more important to reveal how it felt in an artful way, rather than just record what it looked like.
For me, that's what storytelling is all about.