Tom Beynon Photography - True Documentary Wedding Photography
Cambridgeshire, Nationwide and beyond.
Wedding photography for people who understand the importance of photos, but hate the thought of spending their wedding day posing for photographs.
Since getting engaged you will have pictured your wedding day in your mind hundreds of times.
What you’ll wear, what the flowers will look like, the perfect venue.
But mainly you’ll have pictured the day unfolding in your mind.
You’ve probably pictured a day relaxing with your closest family and friends. A glass of champagne in hand, laughing, smiling and maybe some happy tears as you and your partner celebrate the start of your new married life.
You’ve probably not imagined spending it with your photographer posing for pictures.
My true documentary approach means I don’t intrude, ask you to pose, or set up any shots. Relax and enjoy the day you have pictured so many times in your head. I will capture it all for you as it happens, so you can relive the day again and again for decades to come.
Do you think endless groups shots, hour-long portrait sessions and gimmicky shots for the camera will get in the way of the wedding day you’ve pictured? My documentary approach is the perfect style of photography to ensure you have a lasting legacy of images which tell the real story of your wedding.
I am not there to create memories. I am there to capture them.
When you look at a posed photo you remember the photo being taken. When you look at a photo of a real moment it takes you back into that moment — and all the feelings and emotions that belong there as well.
Documentary photography allows you to relive moments as if you were back there again.
It is more than just snapping a candid image of people not looking at the camera.
Documentary photography is the art of telling stories.
Take a look at some stories from recent weddings:
Each wedding is unique and by letting your day unfold without intrusion, I can capture those small and often unseen moments that tell the story of your wedding and make it truly yours. Something not attainable with more traditional wedding photography where staged shots look the same from one wedding to the next.
Your wedding day is unique. Make sure your pictures are too.
I completely understand that you might want some group photos. I am, of course, happy to take these for you. In order for this part of the day to run smoothly, I recommend no more than 5—6. This is usually enough to cover the bridal party and close family. I have a method which will get through these in under 15 minutes, so it doesn’t take over your day. I also offer a short ‘couple’s shoot’, usually after the wedding breakfast in the warm evening light, which takes around 10 minutes so you have some relaxed and unposed photos of the two of you together.
I keep both the group shots and couple’s shoot very relaxed and make sure they do not take over the day, so you can enjoy the wedding you’ve imagined.