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Documentary Wedding Photography
Whats it all about?
There are a lot of "documentary wedding photographers" out there, with various different approaches, so perhaps I should explain what documentary wedding photography means to me.
I believe that the best wedding photographs are those that happen completely naturally, & that your wedding photos should be 98% natural, unposed, candid photographs. Posed & staged photos have their place of course, such as family & couple portraits but these should take up as little time as possible. Everything else should be allowed to happen naturally, with as little contrivance as possible. This allows you, your partner, guests & photographer (me!) to be present in the moment.
Hopefully that makes some sense to you, & if you like how it sounds get in touch!
" It was so nice to have a photographer that understood the style we wanted (which was, it turns out, his exact style!!) and totally got our eagerness to avoid traditional, posed photos. He also had the difficult task of photographing a couple who are allergic to the camera! Needless to say, he made us totally comfortable and we just laughed our way through the whole day. Relaxed, professional, non-intrusive, understanding, talented and just a really sound person to have at your wedding!! Can’t recommend enough!"
"...was not in the way or demanding at all and took lots of photos of natural moments that you would miss on the day. The photos are beautiful and really capture the atmosphere of the day! He got the photos back to us so quickly and put together this really nice slideshow with music of all the best photos which tell the story of the day, which was a nice touch and we weren't expecting it! Ryan is a great guy and a talented photographer and we would highly recommend him to any brides and grooms to be! Thank you!"
"The minute we met Ryan and saw his fantastic work we knew he was the photographer for us. Ryan is so talented at capturing all the natural moments. We didn't even notice Ryan taking some of the photos on the day. He was always relaxed and he is brilliant at making everyone feel at ease, while also guiding us on how to create some amazing photos. We honestly could not recommend Ryan highly enough, we absolutely love our wedding album."