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Even though my love for documentary photography is very important, I want to give a selection of images that not only show couples or families in a creative way but in a way that shows them, exactly who they are, together in that moment. I always imagined this moment would be the one that is framed nicely above the fireplace.
"To pose or not to pose that is the question". There seem to be a lot of couples I meet who are very anti-posing. Maybe because my style is predominately reportage/ documentary it attracts couples who don't want to spend time or at least not a lot of time being directed. I would like to start by making a distinction between posing which interferres with the day and that which takes place during portrait sessions within the day. For portrait shots I feel some degree of direction is normally required. It's funny but I actually prefer to use the word direction as opposed to posing because the word posing has become synonymous with awkward contorted body positions and unnatural photographs.
Direction places the bride and groom in the best / most flattering light it positions their faces in the most flattering plane with the camera etc etc. Many couples I photograph become a little stiff when being photographed in a camera aware situation and need to be directed to look relaxed and natural. Kissing shots where hands are in pockets or hanging by their side are good examples. I feel the arm /hand nearest the camera should nearly always connect the couple by holding hands or the hand on the shoulder or touching the face or around the shoulder. This establishes a connection between the couple with their bodies and makes the shot look more natural and ironically, less posed.