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Candid Natural Wedding Photography Sydney | Sydney Wedding Photographer | Deb Boots

Deb Boots is a Sydney wedding photographer offering natural, candid wedding photography in Sydney.

Welcome couples.

I am a Sydney based wedding photographer that travels up and down the East Coast of Australia to document the wonderful love stories of awesome couples. I have been a professional candid wedding photographer for 8 years with 250+ weddings under my belt, you’d be right thinking I get to go to a lot of parties, which I guess makes me a professional wedding guest.

Im a documentary wedding photographer that focuses on candid meaningful moments and natural intimate portraits along with capturing all the beautiful details. Throughout my portfolio you will find a number of recent weddings representing my natural, candid wedding photography style.

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WHAT IS CANDID WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY?

WHY HIRE A CANDID PHOTOGRAPHER?

 

Candid or documentary wedding photography is a buzzword in the wedding photography industry. Everyone wants candid photos that portray the real wedding day. In years gone-by, couples didn’t have an option since there was only one type of wedding photographer, that did traditional posed portraits. But since the age of digital photography and advancements in technology, allows photographers to capture more candid, real moments. We live in a society where people want their lives and weddings documented in an authentic, honest way. Yeah!

HOW TO CAPTURE THE BEST CANDID PHOTOS?

 

Most of my Sydney couples want a fun, relaxed day where they aren’t dragged away for hours for photos, so they can celebrate with their guests. But in order to have a relaxed day, some planning must go into the day no matter how chilled out of a couple you are.  I will help you plan your wedding day so that it flows smoothly by creating a wedding day photography timeline which allows you to be present in the moment and spend precious time with your guests, while still achieving beautiful memories of the two of you as newlyweds.

I also have some tips on How To Pose For Natural Wedding Photos – read up on how not to pose for your wedding photos to achieve naturally captured wedding pictures here.

7 TIPS FOR CANDID WEDDING PHOTOS IN SYDNEY

• ALWAYS BE READY

The first and most important rule of candid photography is for the photographer to always have their camera ready. If you are choosing a photographer that specialises in candid wedding photography, then they will most likely possess some stealthy ninja skills and move around continuously and unobtrusively to get those candid moments. For you, as the bride, groom or a guest, just ignore the photographer and let them do what they are hired to do, take pictures.

• USE OF LONGER LENSES

The photographer will be well equiped with the right camera equipment and have the skills to be ready to snap away when spontaneous moments happen throughout the day.

It’s easier to get candid shots if you’re not standing right in front of people. So most candid photographers will shoot with a zoom lens so they can take pictures from a further distance. That way, people are less likely to realise that the camera is being pointed in their direction.

It also helps to keep the intimacy of the shot, which is really important in wedding photography.

• FLASH-FREE ZONE

The quickest way to kill that candid photo is by using a flash. As soon as your fire off that flash, you get people noticing that you’re taking a photo. Most professional wedding photographers use the best camera equipment that can even handle low-light environments to capture natural photos without the use of a flash. And besides, a flash can be harsh and unflattering. So natural light is the best option for capturing candid moments.

• CAPTURE LOTS OF PHOTOS

Even a stealthy professional will take lots of photos when shooting in a candid style because it increases the chance of getting the exact moment. Because the nature of candid photos requires a spontaneous reaction, a photographer can’t always guarantee the candids will be awesome, because a huge part of candid photography is relying on people to be animated, give the photographer a range of expressions to capture, and have interactions on the day that make great candid photos.

• PHOTOGRAPHS OF PEOPLE IN GROUPS

This has a two-fold advantage. People interacting with each other often makes for a more interesting picture. But more importantly, once people are talking in groups they become involved in the conversation and less aware of what is going on around them. And this makes life far easier for a photographer trying to capture candid shots.

• FOLLOW THE LAUGHTER

I totally fall into this tip, as soon as I hear laughter, no matter where I am in the room, Im drawn to the laughter – its a sign that something fun in happening and usually guarantees a great candid moment. The photographer is always going to position themselves to be where people are having fun and enjoying themselves, as this will lead to the most natural pictures.

• PAY ATTENTION

Lastly, and certainly not least, the photographer needs to be paying attention to what’s happening to get good candid shots at a wedding. A great candid wedding photographer will be able to anticipate the shots that are about to happen.

CANDID WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY IN SYDNEY

 

While I am a local Sydney photographer, I do travel for weddings. I regularly travel up and down the East Coast of Australia so travel fees usually don’t apply for Sydney weddings within 2 hours of the city centre.

Here is a list of locations where I photograph weddings but I basically travel anywhere and everywhere for my couples. I have photographed weddings in BrisbaneBlue Mountainsregional QueenslandTasmania and even Fiji and Thailand.

CANDID PHOTOS THAT CAPTURE REAL MOMENTS.

 

Your wedding photos transport you back to relive your special day.
The moments. The emotions. The excitement. The love.

I predominantly approach the wedding day in a documentary style but there is also a mix of creative, artistic & romantic portraits to give you a variety of great memories. I am constantly seeking to capture moments of laughter and tears as well as all the details which capture the spirit of your real wedding day.

 

IT’S A CELEBRATION.

 

I think of a wedding day as a big party.
Celebrating your love with the important people in your life.
All the wedding planning is done so its time to have some fun!

 

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY PACKAGES & PRICING.

 

All wedding photography packages include high-resolution print-quality images.
Curated to between 600-800 images dependent upon coverage and number of guests.
Lovingly edited, ready for you to print & share.
All images delivered in colour as well as a selection in beautiful black & white.
Supplied on a USB in a beautifully packaged wooden box.
A wedding highlights slideshow set to music while you wait for your images to arrive.
An online gallery of all images to share with family and friends.

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