What is reportage wedding photography?

When it comes to photography, particularly for weddings, you may think that taking a photograph is just that, however, the truth is that there are a number of different styles and approaches when it comes to wedding photography.  One of these is reportage wedding photography.

Unless you are an expert in photography then there is a good chance that you won’t understand exactly what this entails. So, as experts in photography, we have put together our guide to reportage wedding photography and everything that you need to know.

A picture tells a thousand words, reportage wedding photography - Bullit Photography in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire & the Cotswolds

A picture tells a thousand words

We all know that a photo is said to be able to tell the same as a thousand words. That if you really want to be able to communicate a story, an emotion, then you are going to need to have an image. This is the idea behind reportage wedding photography.

Reportage photography is a photo-journalistic approach to photography. Which means that you will be able to tell a story through pictures. It will capture events as they happen, there and then, in the moment. But, that said, they will never intrude or obstruct the moment.

This goes against the perceived approach to wedding photography which is to stop people and ask them to pose for photographs. Instead allowing events just to flow and capturing natural shots as and when they happen.

It’s not just pointing and clicking to capture the image

A common misconception when it comes to reportage photography is that it is easy to do. All you need to do is point the camera and capture the shot. However, this really isn’t the case. In order to get the very best shot, a skilled photographer will be able to plan ahead, assess any lighting and also wait until the perfect moment to take an image. Completely undetected.

This doesn’t mean that a photographer lurks in the shadows, armed with a long lens. Instead they are present, they are there in the moment, ready to capture the picture perfect moment. They are not in the way, they are not causing any delays or intruding on the celebrations.

It can be a hard balance to achieve, however, it is possible. The best thing about reportage photography is that when it goes right, it is going to lead to some amazing shots that are going to help you to keep some happy memories of your special day. Ready for you to look through when you need a reminder of just how great it was.

Find out more about me and reportage wedding photography

Are you looking for a Cotswold or Gloucestershire wedding photographer that is able to utilise the latest techniques and styles? Want to make sure you have the most amazing images captured of your big day? Why not get in touch with me and find out more about how I can help you to be able to treasure every single moment of your biggest day.

Wedding photography Lains Barn

Being a wedding photographer means I get to see some fantastic personal moments in people’s lives.

Mitchell and Katy really lucked out with a beautiful spring-like day at the stylish Lains Barn near Oxford.  Lains Barn is a beautifully restored listed barn in Oxfordshire.  It’s perfect for weddings, parties and private events and even better as a backdrop for a wedding photographer.  Find out more here >

Mitchell and Katy asked me to be part of their day quite early in the year.  Travelling over to the venue was a breeze.  I hadn’t known it was so easy to get to from both Cheltenham and London.  Because of this, I decided to visit the venue a few days before the wedding.  This was to scope it out and make sure I knew all the best spots for photographs.  Once I completed my research I knew I’d be able to give the couple the documentary-style photography they wanted.

Much fun was had by all. Here are a few shots from the day…

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The surroundings of Lains Barn is great for natural outdoor shots.

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Wedding Photography Dewsall Court | Helen and Mark

Helen and Mark found me through a recommendation from Dewsall Court, which is always nice. It is a fantastic setting for a wedding and it is one of my favourites.  It is set in a beautiful rural landscape just south of Hereford.

I love it when I know I am shooting at Dewsall, you can pretty much guarantee the couple are going to be a great one.  Helen and Mark did not disappoint. The day started with the beautiful Helen and her stunning Bridesmaids Suzanne (her sister) and Laura (best friend) getting ready and having a laugh in the bridal suite. Whilst Mark and his Best men were warming up, (mainly through the use of a hip flask) and getting ready up at the top of the house. Dewsall is set up perfectly so that both partners can get ready without bumping into the other.

The ceremony was held in the converted Wainhouse and it was a lovely warm atmosphere on a crisp winters day, followed by drinks and canapés back over at the house. We managed to get outside into the grounds for a walkabout and some candid shots. Mark and Helen are very chilled and very easy to photograph and are clearly a great match.

The wedding breakfast took place in the Wainhouse followed by speeches and a unique and comedy rendition of the twelve days of Christmas sung by all the tables. Dancing carried on into the night.  Having done a lot of wedding photography at Dewsall Court in the past I know a lot of places to go and get some great photographs.

What an amazing day at the wonderful Dewsall Court. Here are some of the shots.

 

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