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Reportage Wedding Photography

Dan Eitreim

July 26, 2015

Your wedding day should be one of the most memorable days of your life and this is the reason that most couples want to capture the special moments with photography. However, if all the pictures are taken as posed and planned shots, there could be something lost in the realism of what is happening during your special day. For this reason reportage photography has come into its own as a style of photography that is in high demand for weddings.

Modern weddings take on a celebratory tone and demand something more than ordinary when capturing special moments for posterity. Today’s couples prefer to go about their business, socializing with guests and enjoying themselves with friends and family. No longer content to stand for hours while a photographer takes the perfect picture.

Nowadays, wedding photographs record the personality of the entire wedding and the story-of-the-day with its intimate and conversational moments through a technique more commonly known as reportage photography.

Reportage photography documents the entire wedding in its entirety in an unobtrusive way while the photographer offers only minimal suggestions. They are always in the right place at the right time to record all the important events. That means that they will be following the important members of the wedding party around throughout the day.

A true professional will do everything they can to get the best photos without being in the way. Through experience they learn to fade in the background and remain quiet while still being in the centre of all activities for those perfect and unplanned shots. This is what makes for the best memories captured in photos.

The special moments that become the most precious are the ones that are captured by the finest reportage photographers. These are the ones where the emotions of the moment are not lost or overlooked such as when the bride and groom share an intimate glance, or the emotion displayed by the father of the bride when handing his daughter to the groom. The best photographers know when and where to look for those precious moments, the timing required to capture those moments perfectly is often a combination of the photographer’s skill, experience and natural talent.

Just think about how much more at ease you will be when you choose a photographer who gets those special moments at the right time leaving you free to enjoy the rest or your wedding day the way you want, without always having to stop to pose.

The only thing left to do then is to add the photos to your album and enjoy the memories that go with them. While colour photos are always a treat and bring out all the beauty of the day, there is something to be said for the nostalgic look that comes from black and white photos. The finest reportage photographers understand how much better it is to use digital cameras for all the convenience they provide.

Your lifetime of memories surrounding your special day are better captured through the lens of a professional who understands how to preserve each moment while at the same time allowing you to celebrate in your own way. It may cost just a bit more for this type of service, but you will be glad you chose to go this way once you are able to take a look at how well documented your day will be.

Richard Galloway is an award-winning professional photographer and considered one of the best reportage wedding photographers in Surrey. Creating “story-telling” photographs since 2007, he specialises in documentary (reportage) wedding photography.Visit: www.gallowayphotography.uk.com/Or just call for a chat about your special day: 01252 835 981

Article Source: EzineArticles.com

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