WHAT IS 100% DOCUMENTARY-STYLE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY?
What is 100% documentary-style wedding photography?
While most Gold Coast wedding photographers rightfully call themselves “candid photographers,” this is only half the story.
It is widely understood how difficult it can be to choose your photographer for wedding photography in Brisbane because there are so many amazing photographers to choose from.
Every wedding photographer is a candid wedding photographer in the sense that adopting documentary photography methods is the only way to record the ceremony (for example). This entails recording candid, spontaneous moments as they happen.
However, pure, 100% documentary-style wedding photography may only be regarded as such if the photographer uses this approach throughout the day.
True documentary wedding photography Sunshine Coast means no requests or interruptions from the photographer on your wedding day.
For the couple, their guests, and the photographer, this is wonderfully liberating. Instead of following directions, the couple can spend their time celebrating and socialising with their guests.
Nothing is set up, staged, posed, or pre-arranged by the photographer in true documentary-style photography. The photographer’s job is to record what happened, not what the photographer imagined.
Take note of the difference between the photographer’s absence and the bride and groom’s presence. In other words, the couple’s request for a to-camera photo from the photographer is quite natural. On a wedding day, that would be an obvious request.
For logistical reasons, family group shots are usually included in 100 per cent documentary-style photography. Mostly because it’s uncommon to see everyone in the family dressed up and in the same area at the same time. It’s just common sense, and it has nothing to do with whether or not the wedding is 100% documentary style.
However, none of those stylish, cliched setup photographs is included in the picture. Unless, of course, the couple has planned or requested them.
Documentary wedding photography captures events as they unfold, either in photos or wedding videos in Brisbane, with no posturing or intervention. There are no studios with lights, and you will not be asked to repeat tasks.
There aren’t many assistants running about either. And there’s very little disruption to the ‘getting the shot’ process. To be honest, recounting the narrative as honestly and genuinely as possible is more important. So you do not have to deal with the hassle of posing for everything, as getting a more natural and candid shot is the aim. There is nothing like the expressive shots captured of real emotions and feelings.
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