During the wedding day I capture mostly candid photos. I try to remain as unobtrusive as possible unless there is an opportunity for an amazing shot somewhere. However, during the portrait part of the day, I find it difficult to remain a fly on the wall. Groups are looking for guidance from their photographer. I will always work from a predetermined shot list to photograph the family members of the couple. I will also photograph the bridal party, bridesmaids, and groomsmen. The groupings change depending on what the bride and groom decide but for the most part, the bridal party photos don't take too long. After all of this is done, or before, if you decide on a first look, it is then the couple's turn for photos. I describe my style of the bride and groom portraits a mix between photojournalistic and traditional however, the photojournalistic approach to me describes the rest of the day in my opinion. Photojournalistic photography is when the photographer doesn't step in to alter the photo and just lets thing unfold naturally. That is not my style for portraits. I try to add some movement and laughter into the photos but I do pose my couples as well. This bride and groom portrait at their Spring Mill Manor wedding was one of the blends of candid and traditional. I told the couple to stand together and how to place their hands. At some point I probably made a joke about how awkward photos are, as I often do, which cause the bride to look at me and the groom to just laugh. And that's how I make my photos. A little posing, a little laughter, and a great end result.
Location: 171 Jacksonville Rd, Ivyland, PA 18974.