I love a good confetti shot. Couples are utterly preoccupied. They’re too concerned about multiple handfuls of petals (and occasionally rice!) being thrown in their faces to even consider they’re being photographed. The resulting images are more than often some of the favourite bride and groom photographs created over the course of a day.
Almost all of the couples I work worth are not necessarily camera shy but certainly camera aware. They appreciate genuine, honest photography and not feeling the need to play up to the cameras. I always suggest doing a confetti shot - not an award static one but a fast, slightly chaotic one, like this :)
And it’s not just the above that makes this fleeting but nonetheless significant moment so powerful, it’s also usually timed straight after the wedding ceremony and you actually see the apprehension, that’s built up over previous weeks, days and hours, release. It marks the end of the formalities and leads couples nicely into the reception and party element of the day.
I love the elation that this images depicts so honestly and sincerely.
Read a little more about my natural style of wedding photography.
We’re so in love with the photos Allister. Your documentary-style approach was just what we wanted, they’re wonderful memories of a fabulous day!
Not to mention you’re super easy going and a joy to work with too!
Thank you Allister!
I photographed Chloe and Tom’s beautiful wedding at the utterly captivating Aynhoe Park in Oxfordshire.
Shortly after their civil ceremony in the Orangery, they had a champagne drinks reception followed by a wedding breakfast and some speeches.
Chloe and Tom were both amazing to work with - fully embracing my documentary style. I really want the images to speak for themselves, so here’s around 15% of the final collection...