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Observation

Great documentary wedding photography is all about watching and observing – you can’t just whack your cameras in burst mode and machine-gun it all day. Here are some ‘This is How’ pieces talking about how observation was vital in order to get their images:

This Is How: ‘Mirrored Feelings’ by Marnix de Stigter

Fantastic to have the brilliant Marnix de Stigter on the site today, telling us all about how he captured his recent Reportage Award from our most recent Collection, Collection Seven. Really great tips on observation, patience, composition and more…thanks, Marnix!

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This Is How: ‘Aren’t Nannas Just The Best’ by Karen Flower

Delighted to have Karen Flower on the site today, for our ‘This is How…’ series: World-class photographers telling us exactly how they got the shot. Here, Karen takes us behind the scenes of her Reportage Award from Collection Two; great insights into personal connections, empathy, and how building relationships and thus blending in enabled her to capture this great image. Thanks a lot, Karen!

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This Is How: ‘A Generation’s Touch’ by Kim Rooijackers

Delighted to have the fab Kim Rooijackers on the site today, telling us how she captured this Reportage Award-winning image from Collection Six. This is a great piece, with Kim sharing some great advice about the ‘congratulations’ time especially…thanks so much, Kim!

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This Is How: ‘Emotional Connections’ by Matteo Carta

An honour to have the brilliant Matteo Carta on the site today, as he tells us all about how he captured this Reportage Award from Collection Six. Capturing moments like this is something we all aspire to, and it’s fantastic to hear Matteo’s story behind this award-winning frame. Over to Matteo…

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This Is How: ‘Molly in the Making’ by Lauren Brimhall

A real pleasure to have the fantastic Lauren Brimhall with us today, as she takes us behind the scenes of this striking capture. This is such an interesting and in-depth ‘This is How…’ article, with so many insightful nuggets; including tips about intuition, pre-visualisation, and hugely important lessons about determination and perseverance, in order to capture the best moments possible for our couples. Lauren also includes lots of supporting images, and shares some great insights into documentary wedding photography in general. Thanks so much, Lauren!

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