30 frames of reportage wedding photography: 6

Frame 6 of my 30 frames of reportage wedding photography brings us to arguably the most important aspect of the wedding day for the bride & groom and their loved ones - the wedding ceremony. 

The Bride & Grooms First Kiss: Wedding Photograph by Nia & James The Photographers, Weddings by James. 

The Bride & Grooms First Kiss: Wedding Photograph by Nia & James The Photographers, Weddings by James. 

What do I love about this part of the wedding day? 

The first kiss between a bride & groom as the Vicar or registrar announce the couple as officially married is perhaps traditionally the most iconic moment of a wedding ceremony.

The Wedding ceremony is where as a photographer, no matter what your style, photojournalism or reportage wedding photography is the only style option possible. As I am a UK Reportage wedding photographer, the wedding ceremony is like a dream come true for me, where I can really excel at capturing the story for the couple, almost freezing time for each precious moment or interaction. 

What do I love about this photograph?

This is traditionally a truly iconic wedding photo. Church Ceremony's create a wonderful backdrop with the bride and groom in front of the alter such as this one at St Mary's Church in Burwell, Cambridgeshire. In this wedding photo, the couple are sealing their vows with the first kiss which is obviously the focus of the image, but I love how the photo encapsulates the whole story of that particular moment. The Brides father standing nearby, as well as the craning of necks from all the members of the congregation, trying to get a good view of the couple whose marriage they've come along to witness. I also love how the aisle leads you're eye towards to couple at the end. The aisle they will soon walk up as man and wife.

If you would like to see more of my wedding portfolio, please follow the remainder of my 30 frames of reportage wedding photography on this blog or visit the wedding page on our website here.