“The photos from this walk are some of my favourite from the whole day. They are so whimsically romantic, and we love the addition of this quiet moment to our wedding album.”
So, you’re thinking of hiring a documentary wedding photographer because you prefer natural photographs over posed ones, and you also feel uncomfortable about the idea of a formal photo shoot. But you’d like a nice photograph of the two of you (and your children if you have any) together. I have the perfect solution for you: the documentary portrait.
This is what I suggest to you if you hire me as your wedding photographer: find a favourite or photogenic place that’s not too far from your reception venue and we’ll go there for a few minutes (usually straight after the ceremony) while you take a walk. That’s it. No posing or directing from me. I simply photograph you in my normal way while you walk around, relax, and take stock of the events of the day so far. It’s a great way to unwind and let go of some the nervous energy that you’ve built up before and during the ceremony.
And it’s exactly how David and Catrin approached the idea of a photo-shoot before their reception at Broneirion this spring. They chose some of Wales’ most picturesque scenery (a location near Rhayader) for their photo-walk.
Says Catrin: “One of the best ideas we had was to stop on the way from the reception at the valley where we got engaged. We went for a little wander with a bottle of bubbly, and invited Tom to follow us. The photos from this walk are some of my favourite from the whole day. They are so whimsically romantic, and we love the addition of this quiet moment to our wedding album.”