What is Candid Wedding Photography?

July 30, 2021

What is Candid Wedding Photography?

During the wedding planning process. You’ve likely come across phrases such as documentary wedding photography, relaxed, natural, or candid wedding photography. So many different phrases and terms can be a little confusing. But it’s worth remembering these all describe the same thing.

Candid Wedding photography is a snapshot of a natural and unstaged moment in time. It’s a term used to describe photographs that are captured in the moment. They’re usually the photographs you had no idea were even taken.

relaxed wedding photo of mother and flower girl cuddling up on sofa

For example, if you’ve been at a wedding I’ve photographed recently. Candid photos are the ‘ninja photographer’ shots. These images are captured as I weave through the guests and pop out just at the right moment.

Without a doubt, it’s the natural photos that have always been my favourite. Because they tell the story of a wedding day as it happened. Without having to perform for the camera. This means your photos are about your wedding, not the other way round.

candid wedding photography of parents hugging groom

After all that, if you still don’t know where to start when it comes to wedding photography. I’ve shared my top tips for choosing a wedding photographer. Which should help you find the perfect photographer to capture your day. And it goes without saying, if you’re looking for a creative wedding photographer, I would love to hear from you.