The parting shot

6-st-chads-place-kings-cross-affordable-wedding-photographerWedding photography is about storytelling, and a story needs a beginning, middle and end. The beginning would be some ‘establishing shots’ of the wedding venue for example.  The middle would be just about everything else – bridal preparation, journey to the wedding, the wedding itself, family and friend group shots, cake cutting, first dance etc. But it’s also important to finish the story of a wedding day with a great final shot. The parting shot above is the kind of photograph I like to ensure I get right at the very end, just before I leave. A final kiss shot during the drunken revelry of the reception. I like this shot because of a couple of details – the groom has a drink in hand and his new wedding ring is clearly visible. It’s a totally unstaged, natural shot, which reflects my overall reportage, documentary approach to wedding photography.


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