Why You Need A Candid Wedding Photographer

In the following, we’ll be discussing a vital topic that’s “Why You Need A Candid Wedding Photographer?” and will discuss it in detail within the article. Candid wedding photography is a kind of photography where you don’t distract your subject or target while clicking the photographs and try to capture natural as well as un-posed expressions.

This is totally different from secret photography where the subject is completely unaware of being photographed and doesn’t even expect it. The word “candid” means ‘truthful’ and ‘straightforward’. Therefore, the idea here is to capture the soul of the subject rather than their staged appearance. A candid photograph is, thus, quite different from the traditional, posed, studio photos or the formal, flash lighted photographs.


Candid photographers usually use cameras that might be tiny and less obtrusive in size and color thus as to avoid any disturbance to the subject. For obvious reasons, you will hardly find them using flashes. They heavily rely on the ambient light to capture the photographs so that the subject does not feel self-conscious or try to stage their appearance.

People Skills: 

Most of the expert candid photographers will be also quite good at mingling with people, making them feel at ease around the camera, talk their language, strike interesting conversations, dress for the event so well that you will not be able to differentiate between your guests and the photographer (except the camera part). And this is what differentiates a candid photographer from a traditional photographer. Candid photography is more about people skills than photography skills which a lot of photographers in this industry do not understand.

Whether you Should Prefer A Candid Photographer Or Not

You should and must decide on Candid photographer because you get to capture photos without any preparation or posed look. It could be quite surprising if you plan to gift a personalized album to him/her. And it is always said that the unobtrusive photographer can have some of the best shots of the wedding day. And people will be happily distracted and therefore more relaxed than when they feel they have to pose for the camera. And most important Key moments can be captured more beautifully. So spontaneous pictures are often taken as per the situation.

Images of individuals doing things tend to be far more fascinating than people sitting passively doing nothing. For one your subject will be focused upon something which adds energy to a photo but it also puts them in context and adds an element of the story to your image. Timing is everything in Candid shots thus wait till they’re distracted from you and fully focused upon what they’re doing or who they’re with and you’ll inject a feeling into your shots of them being unaware which the viewer of your image is looking on unseen.

Something very fascinating happens when you photograph more than one person in a picture at a time – it introduces relationship into the shot. Even if the 2 (or more) individuals aren’t really interacting in the shot it will add depth and a sense of story into the viewing of the image. Of course, ideally in candid shots, you’d like some interaction between your subjects as that may add emotion into the shot also as we the viewer observe how the people are acting. And remember It’s often the shots just after the posed one that is the best as people relax and look at each other.

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