Wedding Photography Portfolio
This gallery showcases some of the more traditional images I've shot over the years. Traditional wedding photographs are more posed than the contemporary reportage images that I mostly focus on, but it's nice to have a bit of variety.
The term 'traditional wedding photography' encompasses the types of images that you would have expected before digital cameras were the big thing: big groups, small groups, posed pictures of the happy couple, that kind of thing. As you can see, these images still have a great deal of fun and liveliness about them even though they are a little more directed than most of my other work.
I think it's nice to have a few traditional pictures taken at your wedding. It's nice to look back and see all your family together in one place, you and your bridesmaids, the people who are special. And, of course, it's great to have some pictures of the two of you. But don't worry about the posing. I like to give a little bit of direction, but I don't like to pose people. Pointing out a nice place to stand, or to look at each other, well that's okay. But I woudn't ask you to stand awkwardly, or do anything that would make you feel uncomfortable. After all, it's no good having a nice picture where all you can think of is how silly you felt!
It can be really nice to get your family, your friends, and your loved ones together, have a bit of a giggle, and let the photography happen around you. That way you get pictures of the groups that you want, but the images are all bound up with happy memories. It's still traditional wedding photography, but it's not the usual. It shouldn't be for too long either! A few quick clicks and back to enjoying your incredible day with your favourite people.
If you're looking for a North East Wedding Photographer with a particular focus on the documentary style of wedding photography, you see more of my un-posed documentary style work on my Reportage Wedding Photography Gallery.