This weeks image of the week is from a recent wedding. I have been working in improving several aspects of my style and think that this pic covers a few of the aspects of what I have been working on. It is a simple portrait on the surface but with a couple of aspects I have been working on.
For one Adiele the bride is perfect for me. She has such an un posed beautiful look at the camera. I try to instill the confidence in the brides in the morning “just to be” I think that is so important. To really engage in whats going to be happening for the rest of the day. To have a genuine reflection in the pictures of feelings of the subject I think is really important. I shoot a load of fashion and its a very different pose and sometimes looking through wedding collections I think there should be an honesty to some portraits in the morning of the bride and Adiele has it perfectly here. She is actually touching her engagment ring in the picture which afterwards having mentioned to her she didnt notice. My job in all of this is to in the relatively short amount of time I ever spend with brides and grooms is to instill this confidence and mind set which lets the couples make their own pictures as opposed to having me pose them up.
The other aspect of this is the post production. I have really enjoyed working with more colour recently and adding grain so as to produce a product that looks like film. So may people shoot weddings in digital (especially the guests at the wedding) my job has always been to shoot a collection of pics that no one else is going to do and I really hope these changes add the subtle improvements we are going for
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