Documentary wedding photography, also known as reportage photography, stems from the journalistic tradition of storytelling.
Instead of a series of static images snapped throughout the day, documentary wedding photography replicates the story of the wedding day through natural, unposed pictures. Where a traditional wedding shoot is a bit like an old photo album, my photography act more like a scrapbook.
One is full of great pictures, but with little link between them, beyond perhaps chronological order. The other ensures that each photo is brimming with character, while creating a more animated portrait of your wedding and all its unique qualities.
By observing the order of events, getting to know the guests and becoming an unassuming participant in all the joys and occasional mishaps of your big day, a skilled wedding photographer can preserve a copy of your wedding in time.
Rather than disjointed snapshots, you get a kind of photo essay that’s natural, relatable and memorable down to the last detail.