Wedding photography is a waiting game.
Waiting for the light… waiting for the moment… there’s a lot of waiting.
But like everything, waiting is worth it in the long run. Delayed gratification for the win!
When it comes to shooting grooms and their groomsmen, I’m not one for forced smiles, cheesy matching sock shots or formally posed nonsense.
I don’t insist we take shots of the groom before the wedding because, well, there’s other more pressing issues usually, like how to tie a bow tie, or where the cufflinks are, or how to pin the flower to a lapel (just ask me though, seriously, I can pin buttonholes on in seconds, I do this stuff every weekend man!).
My cool grooms shots are usually done when the moment is right… whenever that is…
Yeah sometimes it will be an orchestrated cool group shot, sometimes it will be something I’ve grabbed on the fly as the groom passes through on his way to the bar. I go where the light is good and wait…
Some of my favourite groom shots happen in seconds… no massive posing, just a quick shot and we’re done.
It’s just a matter of waiting til the time is right.
Yorkshire wedding photographer, by Shelly Mantovani at Toast of Leeds. If you’re having a wedding in the future in Yorkshire, get in touch by visiting my photography website at www.toastofleeds.co.uk or you can find me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest. I photograph weddings across the UK in tipis, barns, country houses , iconic hotels, Industrial warehouses, town halls and cool city boozers . For more information and to check availability, contact me now.