A Cotswolds Wedding Reception | Why I Love Reportage

Reportage wedding photography is all about capturing moments and producing amazing images without staging. Reportage goes beyond the simple snapshot; the photographer still considers the principles of photography (lighting, composition, etc) all the while telling a story and being creative in the process. This picture was taken at a wedding in the Cotswolds during the evening reception. The boy's father was swinging him around and they were having a great time together. I happened to be nearby so I shouldered up to the father and spun around with them for a couple of seconds, firing off 20 or so images on rapid fire. It was pretty fast paced and I was lucky enough to get one shot in focus out of all them. Although my Nikon D750 has brilliant autofocus, this was a one handed, over the shoulder shot on manual focus with a small aperture. They obviously knew I was there whilst photographing, but I was in and got the shot so quick that it didn't affect the moment and sense of fun that otherwise would have been lost had I asked them to set this up for me.