Also known as wedding documentary reportage or candid photography. The main goal of these styles is to make a narrative story out of the wedding by capturing natural moments rather than setup poses. Observation and spontaneity are key elements here. Black & White timeless photography suits this style. Following points are main reasons why I love to use natural photography as fundamental tool for wedding day photography:
black & white wedding pictures from Austria & Slovakia
• result are storytelling pictures full of moments and genuine emotions, snapshots that reflect the reality and resemble your real memories of the day, • documentary captures unique moment that are not copies of someone else’s wedding! • subjects are not camera aware, are not acting and photographer does not influence the story, prefer ambient light and coincides with the crowd. • no special planning is needed for documentary, we need to be familiar with your wedding schedule to be sure to capture each milestone of the wedding day.
Someone calls it as stylized, posed, fashion, editorial, illustrative, modern or creative wedding photography. Whatever you call it the meaning for weddings is similar. I personally recognize three key differences comparing to Photojournalism:
• artistic photography influences the reality thru photographer's or customer's visions, • you as photographed objects are camera aware, you are acting and usually have more attempts to reach successful outcome, • it needs to be planned and locations and time slots have to match with your wedding schedule.
Wedding planner would help significantly here if you are planning wedding just yourself we can support you and cover this during our personal meeting. See more fine art photos here.
fine art wedding pictures from Austria & Slovakia
Traditional analog film
Reason why we love to use Fine Art wedding photography is Analog Film. Traditional film photography enhances the result. Black & White or color film provides more organic feeling then digital does. Digital photography is great for low light conditions. We can edit digital pictures to get vintage or retro look, but analog film is more natural. Check more film pictures.
wedding analog film pictures from Austria & Slovakia
Wedding Video Film | Cinema | Documentary
Wedding videographer, cinematographer or film maker - I would call myself as wedding documentary film maker. As for the photography, natural look ambient light and narrative story is the best we can imagine for wedding video film. Acting or posing in Wedding video is a little tricky, natural way is best to capture the story and the emotions just as they actually occurred. Cinéma Vérité, Truthfull Cinema, Kino Pravda, Direct Cinema or any other style of naturalistic documentary suit best our ideas for weddings. Naturalness over special effects. We offer you following options:
• long documentary version of wedding film from 20 to 30 minutes long, including one clipped teaser (trailer) aqbout 5 min. long, • shorter documentary wedding film about 10 minutes long, overview of whole wedding day
Multiple camera and external audio recording are essential for us. No planning for any cinema package is necessary. Life is incredibly good director! See documentary videos here or in video blog
wedding in Vienna La loft & Hotel Imperial
Wedding Vintage Film | Dreamy Video
"Special" vintage wedding film is quite extreme style to enhance the story and suppress any shyness. Result is a dreamy emotional poetical wedding film covering whole day story. Generally it is called "lens whacking video". To keep it attractive the movie is about 5 minutes long, ambient audio can be used as well as background music. You can get really impressive atmosphere into your wedding film. Check some dreamy look videos here or in video blog.
dreamy vintage film - Vienna Schloss Hetzendorf
Still & Motion | Fine Art & Documentary | Digital & Film
If you prefer naturalism and spontaneity in photography & video then we would love to see a message from you! Feel free to contact us for any other projects. We are available internationally. We use full frame digital cameras, 35mm film cameras and 120 middle format camera. As a supplement job we do individual mentoring for wedding documentary, design book covers, book design, life style photography and practically any photo and video fine art documentary. Buy our Impressionist Prints here.