Worcestershire wedding photos
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Worcestershire wedding photography
I’m a Worcestershire wedding photographer, but this post is only tangentially related to weddings, Worcestershire and photographs.
It’s not that I don’t like photographing weddings in Worcestershire. Far from it.
It’s just that I can’t really get with the programme of writing about it with a liberal scattering of meaningless adjectives and the word “stunning” shoehorned into every sentence.
So here’s a more oblique slant, that might be more instructive...
The other day I read something in a newspaper about Louis Theroux and his working method. It said :
Theroux’s method evolved from “trying to extract as much humour from situations as possible” to “trying to enjoy the experience and see what it is that fascinates me about the story”.
Everything went smoother once he learned to trust his instincts and not overthink things, he says.
That pretty much sums up what I’ve discovered about photography while photographing a couple of hundred weddings. I started out looking for the laughs in every situation, because there were certainly a lot of laughs. I’m still happy to extract humour when it presents itself, but something akin to Theoroux's open-minded (if slightly oblique) approach results in the best set of pictures. That kind of begs the obvious question - what would I consider to be the best set of pictures? The answer to that, in simple terms, is the set that’s most likely to illicit emotion, not just now but in 10, 20, even 50 years time. It’s the set you can sit and look at with your grandchildren on your knees, and have them fascinated. And what will fascinate them? The detail. The context. The things going on in the background. And of course their crumbly old grandparents in the flush of youth, having fun with all their friends. Read more about my approach to documentary wedding photos.
So, if you’re planning a wedding in Worcestershire, and you want a photographer of weddings who’s not going to resort to cliches but tells it like it really is in photographs that have an underlying authenticity, humour, charm, and a deep-seated sense of humanity, drop me a line. I may be the Worcestershire wedding photographer you’re looking for.