My Wedding Photography Style

My wedding photography style can be described, depending on what part of the world you live, as documentary, photojournalistic, or reportage.

I spend the entire day with you, focusing on the excitement, happy tears of your loved ones, an emotional glance between you and your parents. I photograph the real laughters instead of the fake smiles.

I try to put the viewer of the photographs (that will be YOU, the day after your wedding, and for the rest of your life) right in the scene, right at that time. To make the viewer feel as if s/he is in that moment and in that place again.

I focus on photographing your happiness on your wedding day in all it’s purity. I do not mandate a pose, a look, a smile. You don’t even realize that some of the photographs are being taken, you forget about the presence of a photographer.

This way, when you look at your wedding photographs, you will see your real feelings, real gestures, real happiness, and real YOU.

Of course I also take posed photographs of you and your spouse. That is the easy bit. Poses are not my (and my couples’) first priority. Because after all, you don’t want to remember the poses. You want to remember how you felt that day.

FAQ
For how many hours will you be with us on our wedding day?
There is no time limit. We decide on the start and finish times in our consultation meeting. I've photographed weddings where I joined the couple at their breakfast, and finished at the end of their after party.
What if we have limited time for photographs on our wedding day schedule?
I do photograph you the entire day, but that doesn't mean I demand YOUR time. You will keep doing whatever you would normally do on that they, if you were not being photographed. Remember, these are not posed photographs. I photograph the real activities and emotions. I specifically ask you to NOT plan anything around the photoshoot. Just make plans to enjoy the day, and I will photograph your enjoyment.
Wait! Won't you take any posed photos of us at all?
Of course I will. But poses are not our priority. It is the easy bit. If we have the time, and if you feel like it, we can keep posing for hours. If not, 15 minutes is all we need for posed pictures. The rest of the day, I unobstrusively photograph you and your wedding.
Can we do our photoshoot on a day other than our wedding day?
Of course we can. It gives us flexibility in terms of timing and locations. But I would still recommend photographing the wedding day, because this is what you will want to remember after a few years. You can have both a full-day coverage on your wedding day, and a session on another day.
Our wedding venue in Turkey has a photographer to take instant pictures of the guests and sell prints on the spot. Is that OK with you?
That's great, because your Turkish wedding guests will be expecting this service. I work in harmony with them.
Do you offer wedding videography? Can I work with a seperate videographer I choose?
If you choose a package that includes videography, my videographer will be joining us the whole day, and work with the same unobstrusive mindset as I do, and provide a short film of your wedding. (You can find some sample wedding short films in my blog, and in my Vimeo page). Alternatively, you are free to bring your videographer of choice, and I'll be happy to collaborate with them.
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