A couple of days ago I was reading through the blogs I follow by photographers I admire (and there’s no shortage of them!) and this post by Michael Norwood grabbed my attention. He’d decided to blog a wedding using only candid moments, with no staged or setup shots, and no details. Just the “real” stuff. And then he challenged us to do the same.

Well, I love a challenge. I don’t pretend to be a photojournalist, and I love doing the bride & groom creative photo session, but I love the natural, emotional moments too. At the moment I happen to be finishing off editing Chiara and David’s wedding, and there were so many great moments in there I knew this was the one I had to use! I’ve already blogged it, but hey, that’s okay. Michael Norwood himself said it’s okay. And who am I to argue with Michael Norwood? 🙂

As I started selecting images I made another decision: to make the entire post black & white. I’ve always wanted to do that, but there are always so many beautiful colours at a wedding that it’s just impossible. But somehow, emotions look better in black and white…no distractions, just the “realness”.

So I give you Chiara and David, Take II.













































9 responses to “Moments

  1. Ah, Kat! This is gorgeous! My very favorite wedding recaps are the ones that make me feel I was there. This accomplishes that SO well!

  2. Kat, this is amazing! And you say you aren’t a photo-journalist! Great work…I will definitely be back for a second (and third) look!

  3. The dove pic gives me goosebumps!

  4. Oh wow Kat, these black and whites are AMAZING!!!! Now I REALLY can’t wait to see all the pics! Besides these last 2 sentences, I am speechless! THANKS SO MUCH!!!

  5. Wonderful fresh perspective on this wedding, Kat! I am proud to have been your second shooter on this one.

  6. I love all the emotions! It’s so important to get shots like these so the couple can look back later and remember all the little details that made up their big day. You do a great job of this! 🙂

  7. BRILLIANT! well done!

  8. Awesome pics Kat – I love the one of the baby on the dancefloor – too cute!

  9. Absolutely love all the images.. Know David from years back and it is so awesome to see how amazing both him and his bride looked on their special day! These are truly awesome… well done Kat!