I have come to realise the hard truth of wedding photography in tanzania and the truth is that people prefer to have a big group of photographers moving around taking pictures not for the sake of getting those amazing moments which the family will cherish but more for the people coming to the wedding to be impressed by the big group of photographers. I ask myself is this right? and every-time i come up with the same answer, NO!
Honestly i don’t see the reason to why a wedding would need a big group of photographers when only one photographer can accomplish the job of many. My conclusion is that tanzanian culture is one whereby people like to have the WOW! effect! whats the WOW! effect?, you ask, Its when you have an event and to make it seem WOW! you get a lot of photographers, and i really don’t see a reason to why a person would want to have the WOW! effect for their wedding. I see weddings as an event that is personal to a family, an event whereby small moments occur and are meant to be captured. If you have the WOW! effect in a wedding then people end up keeping there guard up and you find that most of the pictures a photographer can get are of people posing not of people in their natural moment of either laughter & joy.
Below are examples from a photographer called Anastasia Volkova: Wedding photography done by one photographer with an eye. 🙂
There is also the pre or post wedding photo-shoot for just the couple, something i think all weddings in Tanzania should have.
Capturing the small aspect of the wedding, awesome.
Brides/Groom preparations is a must.
Again details are always important, can’t emphasis enough!
So again i stick to saying that having the WOW! effect is an old culture and i think its important for families to start choosing more on quality of images they get, after all you want to remember your wedding for all its worth. Fight to get images that have emotions and depth.
For more on Anastasia Volkova visit: https://www.facebook.com/anastasiavolkovaphotography?fref=ts
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