Your Wedding Day Story Begins With The Candid Moments
We approach the majority of the wedding day as a documentary photographer approaches a picture story. How do we do that? Well, it's hard to describe, but basically we have to immerse ourselves into your wedding. We become an extension of your wedding party and blend right into the action. It's our job to turn the ordinary moments into extraordinary photographs, but also to turn those extraordinary moments into unforgettable images that bring a tear to your eye.
It's often that we get the "I didn't even see you take this picture" from our clients. That's really what we want. As wedding photographers we have to be able to be with the action without have an affect on the day. Story-telling images are the cornerstone to our photography approach for every single wedding. Although we do put some time into photographing the details and the portraits, the candid moments are what we always want to excel at creating.
The bride and her father walk down the aisle and this image contributes to the story of the wedding day.
All of the little selections you are making are so important. The wedding rings, the dress, the bridal bouquet and table settings, these are details that represent your style. These seemingly little things create the atmosphere of your event. Whether you are planning a wedding with a cohesive theme or just using a color to tie things together, the details matter. Here's a post from Green Wedding Shoes that shows how details can pull it all together for you.
Our approach to this aspect of wedding photography is to give you a complete set of images that shows you as much as possible. The details are a big part of the day and the photographs can really help round out the visual story of the wedding day. We like to get fun and creative with these photographs. When we first arrive, we are going to want to photograph the dress hanging somewhere fun. Then we'll move on to the wedding shoes, flowers etc. During dinner service or the reception we'll want to photograph the rings, and reception details. And of course, if you have ideas on a certain ring shot we want to hear about it.
Details are so important at showing off the style of your wedding through photography.
We hear it all the time... "We love candids and don't want to spend all day taking portraits. And we want to hit up cocktail hour..." It's totally understandable, seeing how in decades past the majority of wedding photography involved setting up portraits... mostly in a cheesy, overly traditional pose. Nowadays, the bride and groom want to celebrate with their guests and don't want to be away from the party for too long. We get that... in fact, that's how we arranged our own wedding!
The way we approach this part of the day really depends on how you envision your wedding photography. Do you want just a few family photos and one beautifully romantic bride and groom portrait? No problem. Do you want to spend the time exploring your venue and getting the most out of our photography skills? Well, we can do that too. Would you be interested in knocking out some portraits before the ceremony? Awesome.
Basically, whether you want 1 or 100 different portraits, it's up to you. We'll work with you to plan out your family portraits, including that large, extended family shot your mom has been talking about. If you have some ideas on a fun shot with your wedding party, we want to hear it. If you just want a few of each and then move on to romantic bride and groom portraits, well that sounds great.
Portraits of the bride and groom at the historic Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, MA