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This Is How

This is the section of the site where we show the very best in documentary wedding photography tips, by some of the world’s very best photographers; check back frequently for more advice and guides as to how these photographers got specific images.

View all the pieces chronologically here, or, if you’re looking for something specific, see our index of wedding photography tips.

This Is How: ‘Bouncy, Bouncy, Bouncy, Fun, Fun, Fun, Fun, Fun!’ by Emma + Rich

Super to have the fab Emma Warley of Emma + Rich on the site with us today, taking us behind the scenes of this fab Reportage Award-winning capture from back in Collection Three. Really great insights into making the most of each and every capture, composition, editing, and Emma also includes lots of supporting images so you can really see how this image came about – thanks so much, Emma!

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This Is How: ‘Four Funky Ladies’ by Sophie Callewaert

Delighted to have Sophie Callewaert on the site today, telling us all about this Reportage Award-winning capture from Collection Seven. Great insights into observation, getting up close, composition, editing, and just why this image why so important in terms of Sophie’s documentary direction; thanks so much, Sophie!

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This Is How: ‘Corrupting Influence’ by Lucy Judson

Fantastic to have Lucy Judson on the blog today, as she takes us behind the scenes of this Reportage Award-winning capture from back in Collection Three. This is a really extensive piece, with Lucy dealing with lots of different subjects, including patience, intuition, ‘looking for the moment’, the importance of capturing the moments before, and more. With supporting images as well, this is a fantastic read; thanks so much, Lucy!

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This Is How: ‘First Dance As Shot From A Balcony’ by Leonard Walpot

Thrilled to have Leonard Walpot with us today, as he tells us all about how he captured this Reportage Award from Collection Seven (Collection Eight winners due to be announced later this week, by the way!). Really great insights into working with two ‘lead’ photographers at this particular wedding, composition, finding different viewpoints, pre-visualisation and more…

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This Is How: ‘Mallet Time’ by Matt Badenoch

Really great to have the fab Matt Badenoch on the site today, as he talks us through his thought process and just how he captured this great image. This is a really interesting and exhaustive piece, with so many nuggets of sage advice and tips – including tips on backgrounds, composition, patience and more…thanks so much, Matt!

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