With this post I’m kicking off a mini series of short videos, where I offer some reflections on wedding photography through the analysis of some of my images. The idea is to talk freely about photography trying to expose my style, discuss photographic technique and reveal the stories behind the photographs. I’m producing these videos hoping to give some food for thought to passionate photographers, but also aiming to reach out to couples who sooner or later will be looking for their wedding photographer and are trying to build a taste for (hopefully good) photography.
An author speaking of his work might seem a bit too self referential, but I’ll take the risk as talking about my own pictures I can afford to say anything that comes to mind without anybody taking offense. Whereas, if I were to talk about the work of other photographers I’d need to be careful on what I say and, above all, pontificating on someone else’s work would likely seem pretty arrogant. So between the two I’ll take self referential over arrogant any day.
First up is this picture of Ilaria about to enter the church with her dad (see the full blog post here). It’s a simple picture but that I consider representative of my style and my way of seeing wedding photography in general. In my opinion, a wedding picture should stick to reality as close as possible and make the best of it. A wedding photographer should be unobtrusive and inside the event at the same time, able to involve the viewer and suck him into the scene. But that’s enough writing, more in the video below.