This gallery is all about the main event – the Bride and Groom Portraits that the whole wedding pivots around in many ways. The trick is to hit the ground running, and to not interrupt what is happening right then in that moment. Some subtle direction, and then just letting the couple find their own space. If you take too long the spark fizzles out and if you’re not careful (or good at taking pictures!) it will be hard to regain the spontaneity and the energy as it happens.
There’s always a true moment that though permanent, is fleeting.
It’s one of the reasons that I include the pre-wedding shoot in the Core Package. It gives us a chance to find a rhythm in a way that only enhances the feeling on the wedding day itself.
I’m deep into the psychology of the dynamic between photographer and subject. In wedding photography it’s easy to assume that almost any picture you stage will be good because of the situation, but the truth is that the real stuff – the one’s that truly mean something to the couple and really do stand the test of time are the one’s that are loose and honest in a way that you can only get to if you know how to look for it.
Some of these pictures are what happens when we set up the shot, and some are chasing the light and adapting. Some are all about what comes when we’re not looking for perfect, and some are straight out of the cosmos, unexpected and real.