This year the theme of some of our speaking engagements has focussed on the personal realisations and revelations we’ve had over the years about photography, both in the way we personally shoot and in the wider field of wedding photography in general. One of the things we realised pretty early on with our photography, is that whilst wedding photography has traditionally been about the big moments and bold set pieces that’s really not what excites us at all. We are not about the big moments, what we truly love and naturally seek out are the little moments; the tiny exchanges, the subtle observations of how people interact with the world and situation around them. We love to explore human relationships within an image; to take a tiny, seemingly quiet and insignificant moment and try to make it as striking and powerful as any of those big set pieces and in the process try to find real and lasting connection with the image.
These are the moments in photography that drive us and they happen at every wedding; you just have to open your eyes and mind to the possibility and they will emerge. The glorious thing about wedding photography (in fact photography in general) is that you can give the same camera to a bunch of photographers with exactly the same opportunities – same venue, same light, same set of people and they will produce a completely different set of images with a completely unique story, composition and approach. For us, we look for character, clean and clever composition, a certain rawness and real feeling to the image, humour, connections and a truth of the people and of life. Chelsea and Antony’s wedding at Morden Hall in London was a treasure trove of those moments; from the minute we arrived in the morning to the end of the night it was an absolute delight.
Below are just a few of our favourites from a gorgeous day at Morden Hall.
Dom & Liam
Morden Hall 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 documentary 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 and to learn more about our Documentary Wedding Photography approach.