When you capture someone so beautifully in their natural state, this is one of my favourite wedding photos as well as an honest photo.
There is no need to over think some aspects of photography as this beautiful. simple black and white image shows.
The main job as a documentary wedding photographer is to be unseen in order to capture the more relaxed moments. I adore this shot where the bride is unposed and unaware, I admit that I may have had to lie on the floor for 5 minutes to get this, but it was very much worth it to se the nerves at bay and the beauty shine through.
Sometimes you are lucky enough to be invited to photograph in a simply spectacular venue and this time it was at The Paddocks in Newmarket, the house itself once belonged to the notorious romantic poet Shelley's sister
Taken in an old country manor, this adds a touch of conceptual art interjected into the couple shot. The neutral space, the shadows and the highlights all working with the black and white conversion to make a beautiful bride and groom photo.
It's imperative to keep the camera on and up so you can get those shots that happen between the shots, the is unposed and almost as if the only two people who exist in their world is each other.
Another natural, high contrast black and white photo of the bridal party sharing intimate moments. I really love the feeling of being invited to capture such beautiful moments.
The bride in this photo was waiting to be called into the service to make her grand entrance when I was lucky enough to get this photo, the true definition of smising.