30 Days of Wedding Photography | Day 3 | Portraits

I like capturing portraits of people. I love proving people wrong, and making them see that they're more photogenic than they realise.

Bride and Groom portraits Matt Herrington wedding photography North West Lancashire Photographer

At this point, when capturing portraits of the bride and groom, I work one of two ways.

1. If the couple are confident in front of the camera, I usually let them guide the posing, interactions and emotions of the shot.

Bride and Groom portraits Matt Herrington wedding photography North West Lancashire Photographer

2. If a couple are nervous or not so keen on being so intrusively in front of the camera, I gently guide people with clear and friendly instructions. I find that movement plays a huge part in getting those natural shots, as opposed to the static, formal portraits.

Bride and Groom portraits Matt Herrington wedding photography North West Lancashire Photographer
Bride and Groom portraits Matt Herrington wedding photography North West Lancashire Photographer
Bride and Groom portraits Matt Herrington wedding photography North West Lancashire Photographer
Bride and Groom portraits Matt Herrington wedding photography North West Lancashire Photographer
Bride and Groom portraits Matt Herrington wedding photography North West Lancashire Photographer

I feel that when photos are too posed they're not authentic to the personality of the couple. That's why you'll find I capture a lot of laughter and true romantic moments between a couple.

Bride and Groom portraits Matt Herrington wedding photography North West Lancashire Photographer

Some couples really don't like the thought of portraits when we first meet, but are often surprised at how easy I can make it, when it comes round to the wedding day.

If we've already had a Capture You session, I will probably have taken a little time to attempt some portrait shots so they know what to expect on the wedding day, and they don't feel awkward or daunted by me working so close to them.

Bride and Groom portraits Matt Herrington wedding photography North West Lancashire Photographer

It really does settle nerves and put people at ease, making them realise that on the wedding day they can trust me to snap away and truly seize the best moments of the day, on film forever.

Bride and Groom portraits Matt Herrington wedding photography North West Lancashire Photographer

Wedding Photography Appointments

If you'd like to get together and talk more about your wedding plans and how my style of natural, relaxed wedding photography can fit into your day, get in touch.

Please email matt@mattherrington.co.uk or call/text 07872 177736.

Matt
Matt Herrington
Wedding Photographer