Documentary Wedding Photography
Documentary Wedding Photography Caterina and Peter
Throughout my professional career, documentary wedding photography has been a huge part of my style. Even back in the early days, when shooting on medium format cameras from a tripod, i was always trying to capture the essence of the day using a 35mm camera and black and white film. Documentary Wedding Photography has always been a huge passion of mine and i have been influenced by a number of world famous documentary photographers from outside the genre of wedding photography.
Caterina and Peter’s wedding was to be held in the small village of Folkington, East Sussex just down the road from my home. Set off the A27 under the beautiful South Downs, Folkington is a magical place to live and of course, get married.
The ceremony was at the ancient church at the end of the road under the hills. With the sun making an appearance the rural setting made for the perfect day. The mix of English and Italian families really added to the buzz. A large number of Caterina’s family had come over to witness her big day.
My brief was to be as unobtrusive as possible and apart from a handful of family group shots, i was free to observe and capture the story as it unfolded. This is always a terrific way to work as it allows the guests to be themselves and by working alone, me to capture some special images that are quite simply impossible to take when a day is heavily structured or when there are a team of photographers present.
The reception was held in a marquee within the gardens of Peter’s mother’s home. it offered up magnificent views across the Sussex countryside.
Here are a few of my favourite images from the day.