As I write this, we should be in Germany at the 2019 edition of the Fearless Photographers European conference in Aachen. We’re not, and I’ll come back to that shortly.
Our March photography was pretty epic as far as March’s go. Despite Spring not wanting to arrive, we still had a spring in our step this month! Here’s why…
One of the great things about being a wedding photographer today is the community we get to be part of, we encounter very little competitiveness these days but rather a desire to share, inspire and enjoy each other’s work. We particularly get this from being part of the Fearless Photographers‘ community and we had a fantastic time at their conference in March in beautiful Porto ( a blog post will come soon!) One of the elements of the Fearless Photographers directory, “a showcase of the best wedding photographers in the world,” is regular award submissions where our work is critiqued by highly regarded judges.
Tom was the first one to get us off the starting block with his awesome confetti shot, awarded in late 2014. This shot is just pure joy, you’re experiencing the moment with them thanks to Tom getting in close.
Then a year later, Lina got her first Fearless Award for this hilarious moment where Emma tumbled over with a gaggle of kids. The judges now give comment, and they said “How did they all end up in a pile? Who knows. The smiles say it all in the quick-acting photographer’s fun image of a relaxed bride and the kids at the wedding. It’s one of those, “You won’t believe what happened at OUR wedding” shots that the couple will be showing off for years to come.” This shot is up there as one of Lina’s favourite wedding moments ever – with particular love for the little boy lost in the veil at the back!
And now we’re delighted to announce Lina has received another award in the latest collection, this vibrant confetti moment. The judges said; “Amidst the swirling confetti, this bride and groom look as happy as can be. That alone would be a nice shot, but the photographer also saw what was happening around the couple and pulled back a little to let us see the great reactions. From sheer jubilation to mild trepidation and maybe even a few happy tears, it’s not just the couple wearing their emotions on their sleeves.”
This is exactly one of the things we love about it, all the happy faces around the couple are just as special!
So next time you are at a wedding and in a group shot, don’t just assume the photographer is only looking at the couple!
We’ll keep trying to be as ‘fearless’ as possible with our photography, but we also need you to be fearless too! Over here in the UK we can sometimes be a bit reserved compared to our friends on the continent or over the pond, so allow yourself to kick back and have fun on your wedding day, you won’t regret a thing!
Lina and Tom Fearless Photographers East of England