Take a look at your friend’s official wedding photos, and the chances are they will look anything but official. That is because more and more couples these days are using lifestyle photographers to capture their special day. Instead of posing rather stiffly and awkwardly in front of the church, couples are opting for candid shots and wedding photos that look much more natural and relaxed in less formal situations. For instance, the photographer could capture the couple walking bare foot along the beach enjoying each other’s company, or laughing with their wedding guests at the reception.
The photographer can also capture the bride as she’s getting ready with her bridesmaids or the nervous groom as he plays a round of golf before the wedding. Lifestyle photography is about capturing those real life situations and is generally more commonly used in the commercial world for catalogues and brochures.
However weddings also offer plenty of ideal opportunities to capture those wonderful and happy moments spent with your loved ones, and any favourite shots can be shared on the web. Video can also be used to commemorate the special day, as guests can upload any video footage they take.
A key skill of lifestyle photographers is to get people to relax and almost forget they are even being photographed – so the spontaneity and sincerity is reflected in the imagery. However they should also have the ability to make the photography unique to each couple.
However most importantly, Lifestyle photographers in Leeds need to be able to clearly tell a story of the happy day through the pictures as it is one of the few things, aside from the memories and an ever-lasting union; couples will still have after the wedding.