When you think about it, a great wedding photographer has to have the lighting knowledge of a studio expert, the agility and unobtrusiveness of a street photographer, and the unerring sense of timing of a Cartier-Bresson. Nor is that an end to it. The truly successful wedding shooter also has to be a skilled diplomat and behavioural psychologist in order to cope with the surging emotions of a special day. And of course he or she can’t ever miss any of the must-have shots of those not-to-be-repeated moments (the aisle, the rings, the kiss).

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When you think about it, a great wedding photographer has to have the lighting knowledge of a studio expert, the agility and unobtrusiveness of a street photographer, and the unerring sense of timing of a Cartier-Bresson. Nor is that an end to it. The truly successful wedding shooter also has to be a skilled diplomat and behavioural psychologist in order to cope with the surging emotions of a special day. And of course he or she can’t ever miss any of the must-have shots of those not-to-be-repeated moments (the aisle, the rings, the kiss).

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