Documentary Wedding Photographer Wilmington NC 

A wedding day is undeniably one of the most important events in a person’s life. It is a day filled with emotions and love, a day that every bride and groom will want to remember forever. Because of this, it is important to choose the right wedding photographer and the right photography style. 

Documentary wedding photography is a style that uses images to tell the story of your wedding. A documentary photographer documents events as they occur, and weaves the pictures together to present the magical tale of your wedding day. One of the main aspects of this photographic style is that it captures a wedding from a “candid” perspective. That is, the photographer does not ask anyone to pose; rather, they go throughout the party as an invisible eye, and capture all the special moments. For instance, a documentary photographer would not ask the bridal party to pose for a photo, instead, they would snap a photo of a warm embrace between mother and daughter, or the light-hearted laughter the bride shares with her bridesmaids.  

Every documentary style photograph tells a story in itself. It is not simply an image of two people smiling; it is an image that evokes thought and emotion. Every image is supposed to communicate a message to the viewer. All of the images combined create a beautiful photo documentary of the entire event.  

One of the most special aspects of this style is that it documents events as they occur naturally; there is no attempt to manipulate events. Not only does this allow for a sincere account of the wedding, but it also allows guests to go undisturbed. This way no one has to take away from his or her fun to pose for a photo. Another special aspect of this style is that it allows the bride and groom to view every special detail, even those that they were not present for. From the wondrous look in the flower girl’s face, to a moment of happiness between friends, all of these special occurrences are documented and preserved forever through a photograph.  

If you are ready to choose your photographic style for your wedding, be it documentary or any other, please contact Wynona Benson through her contact page.