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Documentary & Reportage Wedding Photography | Hertfordshire | London

July 8, 2013
08 Jul 2013

Documentary Wedding Photography | Hertfordshire

The documentary wedding photography approach to photographing details by Bob Owen Photography.

Hertfordshire Wedding Photographers


When you look at a lot of the pictures of details within traditional wedding photography, you’d think it was all about still life. It’s entirely natural to want a record of the most important things that you’ve chosen to wear on your special day, but how do you want to remember them?

Consider the rings for example.

It’s sometimes the way to photograph rings in a neat little pile in a pretty location, but I try and take the natural, reportage approach. I’d far rather photograph the ring in a setting that’s real and meaningful, which, considering a wedding is just about the most staged event you could imagine, is no easy task.

Observational skills, the ability to predict a moment and being at the right place at the right moment are all qualities needed to capture the ring at a meaningful way.

If you’re thinking about getting friend or relative to capture these moments within your day, ask yourself if they’ll take a still life picture, or will they miss it out entirely?

I want to present the detail shots I take in a natural and fitting context, so that it’s not just another dry still life picture.


Reportage wedding photography | Hertfordshire


If you like the documentary and reportage approach to wedding photography and are getting married in the next year or two, contact me now for an informal chat. I’d love to here about your wedding and how you want to remember it.

This post was first published on the blog of Bob Owen Photography Ltd



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