I personally prefer candid wedding and portrait photography because I’ve never truly liked the stereo typical posed looks and I believe that the candid moments are the ones people treasure the most. Plus, in my experience, directly posing my subjects makes them uncomfortable and frankly me too haha! Don’t get me wrong, subject placement is still key but giving simple directions to arrive at a more meaningful image is not posed, imho.
Very few wedding portraits with forced smile’s have stood out in my mind as great photos. I love to capture the laughter, the tears, and the genuine joy that your big day brings to you and so many other lives. I want you to look back at your wedding day and recognize the true personalities of your friends and your family. I want you to see the genuine love that your significant other shares with you. I believe candid/journalistic style photography is the best way at telling a true and wonderful story.
Individual and Family Portraits.
As most of my clients are interested in documenting a growing family or catching up on an ever maturing family, I see a huge need for displaying that particular families unique connections.
I could certainly be reading to much into an image but I believe little subtle moments between each other can display some of the best relationships whether it’s an inside joke or a mother’s love for her new baby. I truly believe those moments need capturing, not a generic pose.
There are a few here and I can say there are some poses that just drive home a mood or feeling. I am not opposed to utilizing them in the right instance. What it really boils down to for me, is knowing my client and making a connection with them myself. I’ve turned down clients if I didn’t feel I could offer them what they were looking for and that’s not to say they were unrealistic or high maintenance, I just want them to have the best experience and product possible.
My job with every couple or client is to deliver the best possible product not just for now but forever. In 20 years I want you to be able to look back at your photos and remember your mom or dad‘s distinct smile, your husband or wife’s quirky laugh, and in all forget I was even there.