This weeks image of the week is a picture I shot a couple of years ago at a wedding. The way I think about a wedding is little stages, so everything that happens I need to know whats happening and whats about to happen next. That way I can be prepared with shooting dynamic exciting pics that we are synonymous with. I feel in the wedding industry nowadays too many photographers only fight fires at weddings, making sure they capture the bare essentials. Really you need to go a step further than this and think about every bit and make sure you get great pictures from every bit of the wedding.
Putting perfume on is great example of this. It is one of the little stages of things that happen on the day, I am sure a lot of photographers would over look this as an opportunity to get a great pic. Or if not a great pic at least a pic of something a bit ambitious. I think that was is needed, especially in the UK wedding industry of photography is for more photographers to be ambitious with their pics and not seeing the day job as a mere recording of the events happening but to strive to create strong, exciting and dynamic stylised pics.
A wedding is great to have these type of dynamic pictures in mind. As well as documenting the defining moments of the day, changing the reality into moments of artistic imagery for the couple to remember. A job of a wedding photographer in my mind has the job of shooting pictures that make it look more visually beautiful on the day than is remembered and leaving (or competing with) the guests and the amateurs to recording the events in there way.
Hope you like this pic -AG
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