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Candid Wedding Photography

The bride is getting ready for the wedding. Candid wedding photography image by Jenny Fu Studio

Many couples send an email telling me they love the way that I capture wedding moments. They say they like my photojournalistic style of photography. But why do couples want candid photos from their wedding? And why is candid wedding photography starting to take over the traditional style of wedding photography?

The bride and bridesmaids are getting ready for the wedding. Candid wedding photography image by Jenny Fu Studio

When it comes to wedding photography, traditional posed shots have been the go-to for years. But there’s a growing trend of candid wedding photography, which captures the candid moments of your big day that you may have missed. It’s all about capturing the right moments at the right time and ensuring your photos are as true to life as possible. That’s why candid wedding photography is so popular – it captures the real emotions, expressions, and actions of the guests and the couple without being staged or posed.

What is Candid Wedding Photography?

Candid wedding photography is a photography style that captures the action as it happens. It’s about capturing unique and special moments rather than trying to set up a perfect shot. It’s about capturing the genuine emotions of the day, whether it’s laughter, tears, or hugs. Your wedding photographer captures these rare moments that you might otherwise miss. This type of photography is perfect for catching the spontaneous moments that make up your wedding day and will make for beautiful memories that you’ll treasure for years to come.

Black and white photo of the groom watching the bride walk down the aisle. Image by Jenny Fu Studio
The bride is teary-eyed while listening to the groom's vow. Candid wedding photography image by Jenny Fu Studio
Black and white photo of the guests happily watching the wedding ceremony. Candid wedding photography image by Jenny Fu Studio
Fun, candid image of the bride and groom with their families. Image by Jenny Fu Studio

When it comes to candid wedding photography, the best photos are usually taken when the photographer is able to blend into the background. This also gives the couple more freedom to express themselves naturally without feeling self-conscious about posing. In order to get the best candid photos, the photographer needs to prepare. They need to have the right equipment and the proper settings for different lighting conditions, and they need to have an eye for capturing the perfect moments. They also need to be patient and be able to anticipate the moments.

Black and white image of the father and daughter dance at The Ausable Club. Candid wedding photography image by Jenny Fu Studio
The groom is dancing with his mother. Candid wedding photography image by Jenny Fu Studio

Capturing Heartfelt Emotions

The best candid wedding photos capture the emotions and the moments that make up the special day. This could be a heartfelt embrace between the bride and groom, a laugh shared between friends, or a tearful moment between the bride and her mother. Those are the moments that will stay with the couple for the rest of their lives. And those are the moments they will remember the most when they look back at their wedding photos.

Candid wedding photography is all about capturing the real emotions and moments of the day. And it’s about creating memories that will last a lifetime. It’s essential to find a photographer who understands the style and is willing to capture the moments as they unfold. The photographer should also be experienced and have a portfolio of candid wedding photos to show the couple. This will help them to decide if the photographer is the right fit for their special day.

If you’re looking for a wedding photographer and prefer authentic, candid photos for your wedding day, let’s chat! I’d love to hear more about your big celebration.

The bride and groom are laughing with the guests in the reception at The Ausable Club. Image by Jenny Fu Studio