Wedding Photography – Far and Wide
When it comes to wedding photography, there are so many different styles that can be employed and different elements with each of those styles.
Reporatge wedding photography is one label that might be applied to my style – capturing the natural moments as they happen and unfold. Another of my specialism is tasteful couple portraits. By that I mean portraits that aren’t awkward or cheesy. Photographs that are stylish and well crafted. And within that category falls the wide shot where the bride and groom are far away.
It might be a bit of a stretch to call these wide angle portraits. The bride and groom/bride and bride/groom and groom are photographed from such a distance that in some cases they could be described as landscapes that just happen to have a couple of people in them. But they do exist as a portrait of these two people and they look cool! Rather than asking my couples to gaze into the middle distance, I’ll simply ask them to stand in there instead.
What I love about these shots is the peacefulness of the shot and the story that you can read into the picture. Two people together in the wider world. sometimes looking at each other connected in a moment, sometimes facing the camera, addressing the viewer. Despite the simplicity to these images they can often be quite dramatic too.
These wide shots also answer a question about what to do with your wedding pictures too. Some people have a wedding album, some couples just house their pictures in a digital gallery but over time they become neglected. The album languishes under the bed and the gallery lies unopened on a hard drive. These wide angle wedding photographs are perfect for hanging on the wall. It ticks a couple of boxes by serving as a memory from your wedding or engagement shoot and it’s also a cool photograph to display.