Photographing weddings in London can bring all sorts of unexpected pleasures, one of which is just the sheer randomness that occurs when you get a group of people together, the emotions flow freely (often the alcohol does too!), and they are all united by their love for the couple getting married.
Capturing moments great fun, and if you’re a documentary wedding photographer, it’s literally your job, but when you capture an authentic, fun moment, there’s a special kind of magic to that image. For my second ‘Shot of the Month’ article, I chose this one from Paul and Alice’s wedding because it is a fun moment that distils that slice of time when dinner has been eaten, the first dance has been – well - danced, the shots have been guzzled, the DJ has dropped several slammin’ tunes, and everybody’s sense of humour has gone into overdrive.
I genuinely have no idea what was said to prompt such a reaction, but needless to say, no offence was meant, nor incurred, and everybody is still friends (as far as I know!). This was one of those weddings where the guests had lost their inhibitions well before the speeches (which were hilarious), and didn’t seem to need much help from the plentiful drink to bring the fun.
Sometimes a shot is better for lack of context – you can put your own meaning on this, so you can imagine your own witty exchange leading up to this moment, but being in the right place, at the right time, to capture moments like this is what a photographer like me lives for!
Are you looking for a photographer to capture the fun, natural and downright dramatic moments of your wedding day? If so, I’d love to hear from you, and to discuss your plans. Get in touch with me, and let’s have a chat!