Marianne says “As I want your photos to reflect you and all your guests having a genuinely cracking time, I keep posed, formal shots to a minimum. When I do shoot them, I have ways and means to keep them short and sweet so they have the minimum impact on your canapé nomming/champagne guzzling. Although I understand the importance of having something for the mantelpiece, I believe that as a whole, documentary wedding photography should be the total opposite of looking at the camera and saying cheese so that your photos reflect memories of the day, not the memory of you standing still for a photo!”
Instead, the sorts of things that Marianne captures are great facial expressions in response to the bride doing the worm, the mother trying to hide her tears under her big hat and the friend with a nostril-tastic snorty laugh.
Marianne then adds “Your guests are a massive part of your day, so I document a lot of what they get up to even when you aren’t around. I want you to be able to look at your photos and say things like “Oh that’s when auntie Wendy laughed so hard she got the hiccups!” and “Whhhaaattttt, when did that happen!?”.”