A&C: "We want you to photograph our wedding. Something spontaneous. Any suggestions?"
Ermin: "What do you usually do when you hang out? What's your thing?"
A&C: "This what we're doing right now. Going for a beer."
Ermin: "It's pretty easy then. Here's what we can do. How about we go out the day of the wedding. In the afternoon, I'll take a few standard shots in the park, just in case you change your mind. And then we can go to the nearby pub. You two can have a pint and hang out for about an hour. You can forget I'm there. Then I'll shoot candidly during the wedding. No flash or shutter noise."
A&C: "Ooh, love that idea! I don't know if we really need the ceremony photos."
Ermin: "You might change your mind later on."
They loved their pub photos. Cam contacted me a few months later to tell me that in retrospect Alison was quite grateful to have the ceremony photos. I often have a documentary approach to photography and I enjoy the creative challenge. In this case, that approach included an impromptu portrait setup during their reception which resulted in many great photographs with friends and family. The day was spontaneous, low stress, and fun for them. Aren't weddings supposed to be fun?