Documentary Photography is the way of the Future
Times change, and the old fasioned wedding photography of stand, pose and smile has long past its sell by date. Natural wedding photography is what it is all about in this modern era. A wedding as you now know by the state of your bank balance is an event of epic proportions with so many different parts to the day, which all deserves to be captured and remembered forever more. Especially because as the bride and groom your day is going to fly by in the blink of an eye, and its important that you have an experienced eye who is there at the right time to secure a memory of the many things you are going to miss.
The best way to do this is to employ a photographer with a natural wedding photography style, also known as documentary wedding photography. I bet you never thought that wedding photography would be such a minefield of different genres and styles?!?
I have a background in street and documentary photography (my new website is almost ready so be sure to check it out soon www.simonhawkinspictures.com) so I understand what is needed to capture the essence of your day. Getting the real story of your day is seriously hard work, much harder than getting you and your guests to stand in a line. I rarely stop to take a breath for fear of missing some magical moments with you guests.
After the wedding when my couples are presented with their pictures it is ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS the natural photographs that evoke a reaction. Sometimes tears, sometimes laughter, but always a reaction. If it were me, that is how I would want to remember my day. So call it what you like, natural, documentary, photojournalistic, what it is, is your day as it happened without a grimace or false smile anywhere to be seen.
All the natural images below were taken in between the ceremony and wedding breakfast. If I had been ordering people about to get in a group to take a snap or trekking my clients through a muddy corn field none of these amazing photographs would have been taken. What a shame that would have been.
If you like what you see then don’t hesitate to GET IN TOUCH because 2018 and 2019 are selling out fast.