One of the first questions I ask couples when they reach out to me about wedding photography is, “What do you hope your photos will look like?” I want to know if they’re style matches with mine and if I am really the right wedding photographer for them. Most of the time, the answer is, “Lots of candid photos showing everyone happy and having fun.”
This is perfect with me because I love candid wedding photos! I always prefer to capture authentic moments of a wedding day, like interactions between friends, genuine laughter, sentimental tears, and full-body hugs. I prefer that people don’t even look at the camera, pretend that it’s not there, and just try to be themselves. (Easier said than done, of course.)
In any of my clients’ galleries, though, there will always be a handful of posed photos mixed in with the authentic laughter. There is a place for those group shots, too! I always make the group portraits of the families and the wedding party (if there is one), I am happy to do table photos if there is a seated dinner, and I never shy away from a quick snapshot with your friends.
In fact, my approach is to follow a couple around for most of their wedding day so that I can grab all the great candids as they happen AND be available when someone wants a quick snapshot.
Candid and posed photos aren’t mutually exclusive. You don’t have to choose one style of wedding photography – you can have both!
Knowing your photographer’s approach and style will help make sure you’re getting exactly the photos you need and want from your wedding day. Click here to see more of my wedding galleries, and reach out if you’d like to talk about your wedding!