Sofie’s wedding – reportage style

assignments, Personal Pictures, wedding

Its not gonna rain, its not gonna rain its not gonna rain.

It rained all day. 🙁

I was really fortunate to be able to photograph this wedding of Sofie and Dries. I know Sofie since quite some years now (she’s our boy’s optometrist) and last year she asked me if I could assure her weddings pictures.

I do not especially promote myself as a wedding photographer, but whenever I’m asked to do one, I’ll make sure to fit it into my planning. Wedding photography is a hard job, getting up early, make sure you capture all the important moments of the day, and often stay up late in the evening. This wedding was a bit of an exception, since Sofie only wanted coverage from 10 am, till about 9 pm.

Wedding photography is often also fun, because people are in a good mood, there’s a lot of emotions, a lot of old friends coming over etc. etc. Later in the day, as the tension fades, happiness is becoming the main feeling of the event.

I love treating a wedding day as a reporter, and this is what this post is about. Not the average couple and family shots, but all the things happening in between important moments.

Enjoy a look behind the scene’s on the wedding of Sofie and Dries, a typical Flemish wedding day.

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Isabelle & Laurent

Personal Pictures, wedding

I have been able to join Hung Tran as a second shooter on his latest wedding shoot. He encourages young (me, ahum ) and dynamic (me again 🙂 ahum ) photographers to try to join an established wedding photographer whenever possible, to learn the inside tricks hands-on. I contacted him and have had the opportunity to shoot with him last saturday. As a second shooter you don’t get paid, except in experience. It has been a very fruitful day to me, with lots of things happening, fantastic weather, a great looking couple and a playful atmosphere.

What I’ve learnt especially is that the difference between a good wedding photographer, and a great wedding photographer lies not in his technical skills, but rather in his social abilities. The way Hung handles his audience was a big eye-opener to me. I’ve got a lot to learn.

Thank you Hung, thank you Isabelle and Laurent!

Enjoy this selection of a very inspiring day! – click images to see a bigger version –