Unposed Wedding Photography – Natural and Documentary
From natural, documentary and unposed wedding photography, to more formal and posed, coverage from one wedding photographer to the next varies greatly in its feel. It varies not only in terms of the finished product, but also in the way the photographs are taken on the day.
Some couples love their photographer to take an extremely prominent role in the day. The photographer directs all of the photographs and produces an album of immaculate, highly choreographed photographs. A few other couples would rather the photographer just wasn’t there at all!
Technically speaking the true documentary or reportage wedding photographer will take a completely hands-off approach. They almost “hide in the bushes”. But to obtain really beautiful results working like that is quite rare. More generally a balance is struck. Personally I do engage with everyone. This puts people at ease with the camera and I think it helps get the best from the day. Guests are comfortable and relaxed. I find that a few group photographs, done swiftly and in an affable and fun manner can be a really pleasant part of the day and helps everyone to feel involved. A few lovely portraits too, but making sure that the photography doesn’t take over the proceedings, rather making for an enjoyable part of their day.
A large proportion of my coverage is unposed, relaxed and natural. Documentary, reportage photography. I use high calibre cameras that are quiet and less inbtrusive,so that people are happy to get on with your wonderful day.
You can see some comments from other couples here.
As ever it’s the photographs that do the talking. So here’s a selection of natural and unposed photographs – I hope you enjoy them!