Yorkshire Wedding Photographer | Thirsk Wedding Photography

My aim when taking photographs is to find a compliment between the aesthetic of the environment and the subject in order to preserve or capture a moment that can be cherished for many years after.

A common misconception about documentary photography is that it is produced with a long lens from the sanctuary of a bush. This is often not the case and I think that the best photographers are an integral part of the action that occurs. This is what creates the atmosphere within a shot and allows the viewer to connect with the people and events that have been interpreted.

Another misunderstanding is that documentary photography only captures events that happen. This is true, however good documentary photography captures events in a way that the moment is elevated from something that happened to a photograph that stands alone as a document and as an image. Good imagery in this respect tells a story and acts as a visual that can be framed and cherished over years to come.

A real feature of a good photographer is the ease at which the subjects in their photographs appear. It’s about discretion and ultimately being accepted by a group of strangers in order to capture a set of images without the photographer having influence on events as they unfold. This is what I like to do when working with clients on their wedding days.

While I do like to be left to my own devices, I am often asked to take a few group shots and a couple of portraits of the newly weds. Ten minutes can always be found in the day to create these and I like to plan them in advance so that we can rattle through them without taking too much time away from the reception. Similarly when I take couples away for some shots of them together, this is done during quieter periods and all completed quickly and with good humour.

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