It's worth considering how your wedding photographers will work with you to capture your wedding.
There are lots of words bandied around in wedding photography advertisements, and one that really jumps out from the page is 'unobtrusive'.
The dictionary definition of this word is ''not conspicuous or attracting attention''
Which is fair enough. You don't want a photographer jamming his/her elbows between you as you say your vows/ dressing in a fluorescent clown suit and riding a unicycle whilst simultaneously barking commands at the congregation.
But what does it actually mean? For a lot of people, this word comes to represent a style of photography, a way of taking pictures which means that there is no 'posing' (more on this in a later blog post!) and the photography will be fun and relaxed, and that the photographer will work around the action and not perhaps be part of it?
In the last respect (not being part of the action) I can't say that defines fully how we work. A photographer is as much a part of your day as the flowers and cake, and rather than hide in the shadows, we like to (shock/horror!) also interact with the bride and groom on the day and involve everyone in the photographic process. We can even show you some of the photographs on the camera screen as we have taken them- so you are involved in the process and can see for yourself how those key moments are looking through the lens.
It is important to find those key moments by placing ourselves within the action- to capture the raw emotion up close, to put a bride at ease whilst she is getting ready, to encourage a humorous exchange and put a camera shy groom at ease.
We had a lovely email recently, from our most recent bride and groom (pictured):
Hello you 2
Thank you so much to you both, you truly were amazing. Everyone has
commented on how fabulous you both were. We are so pleased you were there
capturing our special day, the photos will be treasured. The photos so far
are absolutely gorgeous. Steve I don’t know how you’ve done it but you
have worked a miracle and J is no longer camera shy!!!! He didn’t complain
once yesterday about people taking his photo!!!
Thanks so much once
Speak to you soon.
Mr & Mrs D!!
This is why it is so important to have a good rapport with your wedding photographers. In order to know that you have found 'the ones', it is essential that you feel comfortable with the way they will work with you on your day.
Steve and I both have vast amounts of experience in working with people. People from all walks of life, all different ages. We know how to create a relaxed and happy environment, within which some of your best photographic moments can be captured.
So why not arrange a pre-wedding meeting with us, and find out how we will work with you to achieve the very best results on your very best day? You might also make a couple of new friends along the way
Antonia & Steve live in Somerset and have over 20 years' photography experience between them.