The best thing for me at weddings (other than cake…) is photographing hugs.
Big, proper hugs.
No two hugs are the same – some are the offer of support and safety, some the forgiveness of all past arguments and fall outs, but most are about love and affection.
Hugs come in all shapes and sizes – from a few seconds to a few minutes, from two people to three or four people!
Photographing hugs is a proper challenge – you never know when a ‘squeeze’ is on the cards.
The biggest challenge though is which side the ’embrace’ is going to happen!
Sometimes you think it’s a left shoulder ‘cuddle’, you get set, camera ready for the special moment and then at the last moment it turns into a right shoulder ‘bear hug’ – damn!!
But then you see another ‘clinch’ incoming, you go right, they go right and Boom! You get the shot!
I have so many hug photos which I love looking at, but here are a few of my favourites in no particular order.
If you are interested in my relaxed, unposed, natural, candid, documentary wedding photography – please get in touch