Here in the US, summer has begun (well, give or take a few days), and for many wedding photographers, the season is in full swing. I thought this would be a great time to share with you one of my new favorite short videos about the art of storytelling in your wedding photography.
The days of very formal posed images are gone and most photographers have changed over to a more photojournalist style of wedding photography. Yet, it still never hurts to have a little reminder of exactly what you are doing on the wedding day as a photographer; you are capturing a story.
In the B & H sponsored videos below, Joe Buissink talks about the art of storytelling in wedding photography.
Weddings are Unique
Joe mentions one very important thing in this video: every wedding is unique. We as photographers can sometimes forget that, but when you are shooting multiple weddings in a season or week for that matter, they can all meld together. Remember each wedding is unique and all have their own story lines that you should capture. It’s how you capture those stories that will allow the couple and family to look at their images years from now and remember the day vividly.
Personally, I try to capture the story of the day every time I photograph a wedding. That’s my style and that’s my personality. That’s why I started photographing weddings, the opportunity to tell a unique visual story. As Joe states, your images are of the wedding day, but in essence contain a piece of your personality. That, in the end, is what makes photographing weddings fun, you have the opportunity to tell the story of a couple’s day with your own spin, and capture their story one frame at a time.
Via: B & H Youtube Page / Images via screen capture