I have really enjoyed looking at wedding photographers and their different styles. One that I really love is a Reportage Wedding Photographer. They don't pose anyone for a picture, documenting natural moments that reflect emotion and personality. I found a fabulous wedding photographer in England that features this, it is Adam Riley Photography--
"The Bride Natalie and her bridesmaids prepared for the day at the stunning West Tower, a building dating back to 1785 situated in the North of England, not too far from Liverpool. Natalie was super calm and enjoying every moment of it. As a documentary photographer, I enjoy capturing the excitement and nerves of the morning without any interference on my part, and this wedding was no exception. Once Natalie was in her dress and ready (stunning all her bridesmaids) I headed off to the church to capture some shots where the groom Alex was waiting nervously. Natalie followed in a vintage Rolls Royce Silver Cloud and a beautiful ceremony followed.
After the church ceremony, we all headed back to West Tower where I continued to capture the fun without directing or posing the bridal party and guests. A few glasses of champagne were enjoyed, before a wonderful meal. Emotional speeches from the father of the bride, groom and best man preceeded the partying, where the dancefloor was fun of guests enjoying themselves."
I think we should all reconsider having a toilet paper wedding dress after seeing this. Raymond Phang (Singapore)
does it again! WOW! I think it's brilliant. What do you think?
I asked Raymond how he and the couple came up with this idea and he shared this story...
Ok actually for all our concept pre-wedding, we require the couple’s biography. From there we will come up with the ideas or concept for the shoot. For this particular toilet paper shoot, the groom’s love and fascination for tissue and toilet paper inspired us to come up with this shot. He has such deep knowledge of the various types of tissue and toilet paper, we were all impressed ourselves so we definitely had to do something revolving around tissue or toilet paper. Also the couple are really wacky and loves to play little harmless pranks on their friends, hence we also include the “pranking” part into this by toilet papering the bride’s family car in the background. Just piecing this dress alone took us almost an hour, and that excludes the time taken to toilet paper the entire car, which was a hell lot of fun for us too. Haha!
On the other hand, if the photoshoot location was somewhere cooler (since underground carpark in Singapore can be really hot and stuffy) the shoot might be more bearable for the couple. Also we were shooting another scene in the early afternoon (some chicken related concept), right after we were done with that, the bride went straight for hair and makeup without any food hence throughout the day she didn’t eat or drink much. It was till this particular toilet paper scene where I guess she was burning out from a lack of energy and everything else that she felt exhausted and light headed. But thankfully we managed to grab some shots.
Raymond Phang Photography
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