Top 5 Questions I've been asked as a Documentary Wedding Photographer

Top 5 Questions I've been asked as a Documentary Wedding Photographer

Documentary wedding photography sounds unfamiliar to most. Some brides and grooms have a difficult time differentiating a documentary wedding photographer's approach versus a non-documentary wedding photographer's. Some associate documentary wedding photography with un-posed, candid wedding photos and interpret it as the opposite to fine art and traditional...

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Estates of Sunnybrook Wedding

Estates of Sunnybrook Wedding

An early summer wedding at the Estates of Sunnybrook.

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Chinese Wedding at Markham Event Centre

Chinese Wedding at Markham Event Centre

My documentary style wedding photography and my beliefs in imperfectness is quite different from the wedding norm's standard. With my candid and untraditional approach to wedding photography, I wish to highlight the subtle nuance of emotions in the Chinese culture in contrast to the predominant emphasis on happy moments in traditional wedding photography. Or I should say happiness also comes in a variety of forms and shapes and my number one avoidance is a cookie-cutting approach...

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Young Love in Black and White

Young Love in Black and White

There's something about the minimalistic composition and documentary emphasis in black and white photography that really caught my eyes. I often photograph weddings and engagements as if I'm shooting black and white. Jamie and Devon in monochrome photography looked youthful and pure, a honest reflection of their personalities and relationship...

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How I became a wedding photographer and how you can freelance too

How I became a wedding photographer and how you can freelance too

I didn't know at the time the level of passion I would have for being a documentary wedding photographer. I started intuitively. It might not be love at first sight but it's definitely growing love that stood the test of time; like the kind of love in marriages. That could be another story in itself. I'm not going to elaborate too much on why wedding photography, but instead how I took the first step to become a freelance wedding photographer and, in my humble opinion, you could freelance too. Sustainability was driven by two main factors, passion and money... 

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