This story captured in photographs is the Reportage Wedding Photography. Then, when the album arrives, as each page is turned the images retell the story… and there isn’t a dry-eye in the house!
The type of shots will vary from the capturing of the smallest details such as table settings, buttonholes, and the bride’s shoes through to wide angle shots gathering in the environment, showing the wedding in the wider context and surroundings in which it occurred.
This type of photography is particularly appealing where the bride or groom is nervous of the camera or where they don’t want the photography to dominate the day. Of course, working without intervention, you have to be very confident that your photographer has a good understanding of what you would like captured and has a track record of working in a style that appeals to you and therefore experience as well as creativity is a must when you review photographer’s offering this style.
A key point to remember is that a lot of new wedding photographers will adopt this style as it can allow them to hide when they are not sure what they are doing. They will stay out the way clicking for all they are worth with the hope that given the volume of shots they are taking, some should come out ok!