When I first started wedding photography I was determined to do it in a way which exemplified everything I love about photography, and just as importantly, to avoid all the things I don’t like! The idea of being a traditional wedding photographer sent shivers down my spine. Herding people around, getting in the way and being the object of disdain wasn’t my idea of a fun Saturday!
Luckily for me I wasn’t the only photographer who felt like this. Over the last 15 years or so leading wedding photographers started to adopt a more documentary approach to capturing the events of the day. Instead of standing inches in front of the bride as she walks down the aisle on one of the most emotional days of her life, you’re more likely to find a documentary wedding photographer somewhere more interesting that is more discreet that results in a better photograph.