Candid or documentary wedding photography is our favorite style to photograph a wedding.
People look the best when they don’t think about photography; when they’re not even aware that a camera is pointed at them. That is the very definition of candid wedding photography. We are there to capture genuine expressions, document quirky moments that make a wedding uniquely yours. We don’t want to improve these moments, manipulate them or stage them. These genuine expressions are yours alone; they should not be fabricated for you by a stranger with a camera.
In order to document without interfering, we try to make ourselves invisible. We don’t want to manufacture anything for you, prompt poses and ask for expressions. As documentary wedding photographers, we’ll just to stand back, observe and document what we see with a good eye and a quick finger on our camera shutter.
A wedding is a collection of many wonderful, individual stories; and we intend to capture all of them.
A little disclaimer is in order. We may suggest the position of a makeup chair, for example, to make sure we get the best possible light on your face. We may also give all of you a few pointers at the beginning about posing that makes you look your best. Apart from that, we will interfere as little as possible, and we’d like you to act as if we weren’t even there. Wait, that’s wrong, do NOT act… just be yourself.
Another thing… if your grandmother wants to get a picture with the bride, or if you ask me to get a quick “wife in progress” Instagram shot, we will not give you a lecture about photo-journalism. We’ll shoot you and your buddies in the best light we can find because it is your wedding and it is your special day and you can do whatever you damn well please!