Its true, wedding photography should be romantic, but story telling through photography is not creating the same Mills and Boon image that epitomises the stereotype of what love should look like, of what wedding photography should look like (think: assuming a wedding pose, c’mon you know it! leaning back into each other, his arms wrapped around your waist while you both look side on and gaze at the camera with a catalogue smile) I think love should look like this:
Anna Scott: I can’t believe you have that picture on your wall.
William: You like Chagall?
Anna Scott: I do. It feels like how being in love should be. Floating through a dark blue sky.
William: With a goat playing the violin.
Anna Scott: Yes – happiness isn’t happiness without a violin-playing goat.
Sometimes wedding photography should little be a bit tongue in cheek, cheeky and a little bit sarcastic. If you can’t find a goat playing a violin floating through a dark bue sky, then a walrus will do.