“WOW. Absolute jaw dropping shots. You guys, we are so stunned by your sheer talent and so mesmerised by all the moments you captured. I’m in awe. Thank you thank you thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your hard work on the day and hours put in post-production. Thank you for providing us such lovely memories to look back on. You guys are incredible.” – Jackie & Jon
As the wedding season draws near to a close we’re often asked by other wedding photographers about how we capture the kinds of images that we do and we’re always happy to share our knowledge, but each time we’re asked it’s clear to us that how we or anyone else do things is not the right question, to really understand what goes into a photographers work you have to understand not how but why they photograph things in a particular way.
The ‘traditional’ approach to wedding photography is to go big: big moments, big portraits, big personalities. It’s perhaps our street work though that, more than ever, has taught us to recognise the significance of the small. Jackie & Jon’s Kew Garden’s wedding photography is perhaps a good example – a Jewish/Chinese wedding has no shortage of big moments but, with a guest list of nearly 200 people, every big moment has 200 perspectives, 200 reactions, 200 smaller moments that make up the big picture. As wedding photographers we all claim to be storytellers, but sometimes it’s the little subplots that make the central story real to us. As Jon flew high into the air, propelled by 15 or so of his closest friends and watched by every person in the room, the spectacle of a flying man is only a fraction of the story – the reactions of those who are part of it tell the rest.
Thanks so much to Jackie & Jon for inviting us to be a part of such an incredible day, you guys are such amazing people and it was a privilege telling your story. A big shout out to the kick-ass Creation band who put in a flawless and incredibly skilled performance and a special mention to Anna Phoebe for an unbelievable back-bending electric violin solo in the middle of an absolutely bouncing dance floor.
Here’s just a fraction of what went on that day…
Dom & Liam
Kew Gardens Wedding Photography by York Place Studios. Dominique Shaw and Liam Shaw are the creative partnership behind York Place Studios and strive to create emotional, storytelling photography that captures the real moments of your wedding day. Based near York and Leeds, the destination wedding photographers travel across their home county of Yorkshire, the UK, Europe and worldwide to capture your special moments.
To view our portfolio go to www.yorkplacestudios.co.uk