Will there be any formal pictures at the wedding?

My Wedding Portfolio and blog emphasize wedding photojournalism — photography of real moments in real time, rather than posed photos. However, nearly every wedding also includes some posed portraits, often referred to as "formals".  Whether you do any formal pictures at your wedding depends on your preference and on your schedule. To discuss this topic further, …

Wedding Dress

A wedding dress glows in the bright sunlight by a window. Photographed at the Westchester Marriott.

Silhouette

A bride and groom pause for a photo after the sunset. Photographed at the Hotel du Village in New Hope, PA.

Wedding Dress, Veil and Shoes

Dramatic sunlight and a curvy mirror helped me make this photo of the bride's wedding dress, veil and shoes. Photographed before a wedding at Hotel du Village in New Hope, PA.