I do take traditional family pictures in addition to my more documentary style. I encourage my clients to keep these to a short list for the comfort of their guests. Although they may not be as exciting as some of more informal images, I know the value and the history behind the traditional family wedding portrait. Since each wedding is unique, we can decide together, how much time is spent on traditional groups shots. Be assured the documentary wedding photography I take throughout the rest of the day ensures that there are plenty of images of your guests and family and takes away the necessity for traditional group shots.
As for wedding portraits of the bride and groom I like to plan these beforehand to ensure that whilst I have plenty of opportunity to take a varied selection of beautiful images, I don’t keep you away from your guests for too long. I find that two short sessions of couples’ photography (one in the afternoon, one in the evening) works really well as it keeps things short and sweet for my clients, as well as giving you the benefit of a variety of different looks to your portrait shots. In many instances I will already have the shots set up ready for you before I ask you to join me for the photographs.