pre-wedding events such as wedding announcements or engagement parties. Documentary wedding photography combines wedding photography with certain elements of documentary filmmaking. Documentaries allow the filmmakers to immerse themselves in the culture or the milieu of their subject. Some documentary wedding photographers apply the same principle to the wedding and reception coverage. They take photographs from the day the wedding was announced until the time the wedding reception ends.
Documentary wedding photography can involve fashion photography or black and white photography. But most documentary wedding photographers prefer taking candid photos, because these make the subjects and the scenes look more “natural.” Such images also allow the photographer to create a story about the bride and groom. Simple and small details, like a child hiding under the table or an