HOW WE WORK - Silhouette Reportage Wedding Photography, Bournemouth

In order to stay true to the concept of reportage photography we need to observe strict rules, codes and ethics wherever possible. This requires your full understanding of how this is achieved and also the co-operation of your family and friends on the day to avoid any misunderstanding of what we are aiming to achieve for you.


Wedding photography is steeped in tradition - signing of the register, group photographs, cutting the cake etc. Many of these events will be orchestrated and directed by the photographer. However, at Silhouette Reportage Wedding Photography we will only photograph what occurs naturally (or organised by someone else) without ANY input from us. Many guests, especially the older generation, will be expecting us to 'set up' the group photographs or throwing of the confetti. The moment we relent and do this, TRUE reportage photography fails.


We offer the option of some group / family photographs, we recommend to limit these to approx 6 - 8. Remember, especially with group photographs which can be extremely time consuming, many more documentary images can be obtained in the time it takes to 'set up' one group shot.

We also offer a Bride and Groom session if you wish at a location of your choice.

Most of the images included throughout this website or in our sample albums has been obtained in the above manner, with NO direction from us.

We work quietly and unobtrusively, with specialist equipment and techniques to create images full of spontaneity and emotion. Apart from a private photography session with just the two of you if required, there is no need for us to restrict your guests from taking photographs at any time or location during YOUR day, in fact we welcome it!

There are no timing issues with this style of photography as our time with you is spent documenting events as they unfold.

We hope that the above helps you decide if Silhouette Wedding Photography is for you. Please visit our FAQ's page for even more information. There is nothing quite like a face to face chat though, where we can thoroughly explain how it all works in practice and also show you our stunning album range. Please do not hesitate to contact us to arrange a no obligation consultation. Evening and daytime appointments in the comfort of your home are always available.