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Reportage Also called documentary or natural style. There is no posing. You get on with your day while the photographer captures the events and emotions as they occur. I find this is the preferred style as most couples ask for natural / non-posed photographs. My inspiration for this style is Henri Cartier Bresson, the godfather of photojournalism. He said photographers need to put their eye, mind and heart into their photographs. ● Having Fun ● Guest Shots ● Details of the day ● Reaction shots ● Real emotion vs staged shots
Contemporary Stylish, modern natural-posed photography and retouching using latest technology and techniques to create stunning images of you on your special day. These photographs are usually taken in parks, your venue & surrounding grounds. In order to create the most ‘natural’ feel to these photographs I introuduce a few simple techniques which will help you feel relaxed in front of the camera. These ‘tricks’ are explained and demonstrated during the pre-wedding consultation. Most couples find this a fun experience (perhaps they’re just laughing at me?) but something must sink in as then they act like relaxed pros when doing the shots on the day!
Classical Formal shots, Posed groups, Portraits posed using lighting techniques introduced by Rembrandt in the 1600s. Timeless images you will cherish. These shots are posed by windows / in doorways / under trees in order to get the right lighting conditions. Body and camera position is subtley but delicately positioned and shots are taken almost instantly to capture you literaly in the best light. Although highly posed in nature it’s worth noting this style is somewhat ageless and done so to make you look your best.
Note: a mix of classical, contemporary and reportage shots will give you a record of the day that will stand the test of time. The balance of this mix is determined in consultation with each couples’ needs and tastes.
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