my wedding Style
Reportage VS unposed wedding photography
The first and easiest way to understand the different wedding photography styles is by considering posed vs unposed photos. In the past wedding photography was all posed. These images were generally of groups of family & wedding party looking directly to camera. The photographer traditionally took a couple of rolls of film, on the church steps, after the ceremony and that was all! Most weddings I shoot include family and wedding party group photos as part of the overall story of the day.
Another posed type of photography is the current popular stylised photos of the bride and groom at their wedding venue or on location e.g. dramatic photo on cliff edge by the sea. If you have been researching weddings you have likely seen many of these images featured on wedding blogs and instagram. Think of images of a happy couple embracing, walking in the distance or an epic photo on a mountain top. These shoots can take 1 – 2 hrs, depending on location and your preference for photos in this style. The couple shoot is the main reason bride and groom may be late arriving to their reception. My approach is to limit the time for this to 10-15 mins, which I feel is plenty of time to capture plenty of beautiful couple photographs.
Reportage Wedding Photography
The Benefits of Reportage Wedding photography
There are many styles of wedding photography and lots of wonderful photographers to choose from. You might find, like most couples, as they start their search for a wedding photographer you can find the decision making process overwhelming. This purpose of this guide is to explain what Reportage Wedding Photography is and what the benefits are for you.
Reportage wedding photography is fresh, unique and natural. The photos aren’t posed, and they aren’t directed. The photos capture what happens on your day and how you are feeling. That is why they are unique! The difference to other wedding photography is that your photographer doesn’t tell you what to do, where to go, how to stand or how to feel. When you have invested so much into your wedding, being there to fully enjoy the magic of your wedding day without being directed all day long is priceless!
And there are many other benefits to you. Here I will explain what I feel are the best reasons for you to choose reportage wedding photography.
If I do not love you, I shall not love.
It Doesn't all have to be Reportage
POsed wedding photogrpahy
Stylish, modern natural-posed photography and post-processing to create stunning images of you on your special day. These posed photographs are usually taken in your venue & surrounding grounds. The process is relaxed and typically takes approx. 15 mins on your day. The rest of the time I will shoot reportage style.
This is a longish read, so please feel free just to scroll and look at the images or go to my wedding blog where you can see lots more photos from single weddings!