Candid Wedding Photographers
Some Candid Wedding Photos
My Self and my trusty Sony cameras have been taking candid wedding photos since I first got them in 2019. The three years to that I was still making beautiful candid images with my Canon cameras. But what does it really mean to take a candid photograph? I wanted to share some of my views and some of my work as a wedding photographer that gets high praise for all of my wedding photography from around the world from The Cotswolds to London and internationally.
The word Candid is an adjective meaning “truthful and straightforward”. The dictionary also describes it as; “(of a photograph of a person) taken informally, especially without the subject’s knowledge.” The dictionary also goes on to quote; “it is better to let the photographer mingle among the guests and take candid shots”
If you look through my portfolio you’ll notice that there are plenty of documentary-style or reportage images. This is because when I’m shooting on a wedding day, I’m always trying to document the moments and how things feel.
Combination Of Candid and Luxury Photography
I always want a level of elegance and luxury in my work. I know how much money people invest in their weddings and I want to illustrate this in my work. That doesn’t mean that everything has to be posed and staged to get high-end wedding photography. By shooting with a more fly-on-the-wall style I’m able to get the most candid and natural wedding photos whilst maintaining a really high standard of photography. Whether I’m shooting weddings in London or somewhere in the countryside. This kind of photography is really sought after.
Reasons To Hire A Candid Wedding Photographer
I think the best reason couples hire candid wedding photographers, is so that they can have their weddings captured in a way that really represents the story. The candid moments that happen throughout a wedding day are the moments that really matter. These are so easily missed by brides and grooms throughout a wedding day. So hiring someone who is going to focus more on those moments over a photographer who wants to make more staged photos is a great idea.
Perhaps you’re camera shy and you don’t want a photographer telling you to smile, or even worse asking you to “say cheese!” Agh I’m getting shivers just thinking about that! Shooting candidly throughout the day ensures that your getting coverage and photos that are going to be much more natural. This will really represent who you and your wedding guests really are. When you come to looking back at your wedding photographs you’ll both connect with them more and enjoy them more.
Candid Photography Packages
I’ve been putting together candid photography packages for couples all over the world. My experience as a destination wedding photographer is that people all have different views on how a wedding should be. Perhaps you want something small and intimate and you only need a couple of hours of coverage. In most cases, couples hire me for a full day from bride and groom preparations through to the evening.
Here are some Candid Wedding Photos that I’ve taken at weddings over the years;