Sometimes it’s about the groom!
Stand back in astonishment — close your gaping mouth — but the wedding day is not all about the bride. I know, I know… almost too shocking to believe! Jokes aside, the groom is an integral part of the day. They eat, sleep, and one day they also get married. They get themselves dressed up, they get excited with their friends, they confide in their best man. In short, If you are going to have reportage style wedding photographs, then the groom should be included in the story too!
Wedding Photographer as Storyteller!
The preparation of the groom and his groomsmen are an integral and emotional part of the wedding day. The chat, the interactions, the facial expressions, these can all be as fun and as moving as those in the bride's bedroom. Therefore, as a storyteller of your day, your wedding photographer will want to report on the man in the marriage and how he is getting himself ready to meet his new wife.
The photographs from the time when he is doing up his tie and putting on his cufflinks may not be the stylised image of later in the day. However, this document reportage, this candid style photography, can add to the mood and the memories of the day. You can capture those moments when he is having the last crazy moments with his mates. You can catch the drinks and the laughs, and maybe the flash of panic when he realises that he might, just might, be late!
A complete set of wedding photographs
It is never too surprising when a photographer is invited into the preparations of the bride. The transformation of this woman into a bride is spectacular: a butterfly emerging from a chrysalis. It could be you wonder how the two stories can be told simultaneously. The best wedding photographer will know how to split themselves in two, to always be there at the moment when they can capture the essential moments of the big day.
Advice from your wedding photographer
From experience, you should always want a photographer close on your wedding day. It does not matter if you are man, woman, mum, dad, toppling toddlers, or the horse that is pulling the cart – all these form part of the documentary of your day. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that this wedding photographer offers this best advice: capture the preparations of the groom as well as the bride and feel the full emotion of the day.