My goal as a wedding photographer is to tell a story. From bridal prep through to the party I shoot, documenting as many little moments as possible. These moments all come together to tell the story of your day.
I usually deliver 300-500 photos per wedding. These make up the bigger picture, but for me that is not enough, I want to tell as many 'little stories' as I can. I am always on the look out for photos that work well together but at the same time I like photos on their own that tell you part of a story, leaving your imagination to build the rest.
This image above is for me a stand alone photo story. You cannot look at this photo without realising what is going on, but at the same time it leaves you wanting to see more. In this case I would rather show no more. As much as I believe being a successful storyteller is about creating a natural flow & giving people the sense that they understand exactly what is going on physically & emotionally I also think it's more fun to leave bits of the story hidden for you to make up on your own.
This blog post tactically makes complete sense to me. I will be delivering Grace & Matthew their photos tomorrow & I am sure seeing this photo will make them all the more excited. They are having a photobox too which is super exciting as I love them more than anything!
p.s. Stay tuned for the next photo! It follows on very well from this one....