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The Truth About Signing The Register and The Data Protection Act

Signing of the register at a hotel civil ceremony. Image used to illustrate principles about the Data Protection Act.

Wedding photographers frequently encounter instructions from Registrars and the clergy to refrain from taking photographs during the official signing of the marriage register.  Photographers are usually given time after the signing to ‘mock up’ the signing and fake the photographs. The reason typically offered is Data Protection: the register holds private information (from previous marriages)…

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A Guide to Different Wedding Photography Styles

Couple at Pembroke Lodge, Surrey.

The nature of wedding photography has changed dramatically over the last 20 years; and such is the current level of diversification, wedding couples can have very different expectation and aims. Years ago, a wedding photographer was simply a technical wizard who owned a mysterious box that few other people would have know how to use….

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Wedding Photography Timings – Bridal Preps

Bridal portrait photographs are a fantastic way to start the wedding album. These images are frequently labelled “bridal preps”, but this phrase is really a misnomer. The photographs that excite the bride and groom are not of the bride in a chaotic hair and makeup scene.  Instead, the best photos are from the time when…

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Wedding photography expert on You and Your Wedding

Gary will be the wedding photography expert for You and Your Wedding’s live online webchat next Tuesday.   Youandyourwedding.co.uk are inviting couples who are currently planning their wedding to log on and ask for advice about their big day.  Gary will be joined by wedding planning expert Jill Clow of Great Fosters Hotel in Surrey.   Further…

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Documentary vs Staged Wedding Photography

There has been much debate in recent years on the merits of documentary wedding photography (often called reportage or photojournalism) versus staged/posed wedding photography.  At these ends of the spectrum www.jeffascough.com (reportage) and www.jerryghionis.com and www.gordonmcgowan.com are amongst the world’s best wedding photographers. In many ways though the debate is fairly pointless. A good wedding…

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