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A British Photographer Takes Honest Wedding Photos, and You Might Regret You Didn’t Invite Him to Your Celebration

Ian Weldon says that he is not a wedding photographer, but a person who takes photos of ceremonies without any untruths. You won’t see brides and grooms posing, the fake smiles of relatives, or guests who are all doing the same poses in his photos. Weldon prefers other types of photos: awkward dancing, the preparatory bustle, kids making funny faces, and the newlyweds trying to finally eat something. They all look natural, funny, and a little bit crazy. Today Ian is invited by people from around the world in order to capture one of the happiest days of their life.

We at Bright Side like this alternative take on wedding photography a lot and we tried to choose Ian’s brightest and liveliest works.

Sometimes preparing for the ceremony can be as interesting as the wedding itself.

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Martin Parr @martinparrstudio presents this very special episode of Outerfocus. Yes, you read that right. With my exhibition, I Am Not A Wedding Photographer, opening today – 26th June 2019 – we thought it fitting I be interviewed for an episode of Outerfocus. And, as @martinparrfdn are hosting the exhibition and have co-published my book with @rrbphotobooks we thought it fitting Martin be the host. Link in bio at @outerfocuspodcast While I was in Bristol last week installing the exhibition (mostly pointing and drinking tea) we sat down and discussed how the work came about. I wasn’t nervous at all. For your listening pleasure, Outerfocus presents – Martin Parr in conversation with, Ian Weldon. The exhibition, I Am Not A Wedding Photographer runs at the Foundation from 16th June to 10th August 2019 . Visit the Martin Parr Foundation, Bristol – Wednesday to Saturday, 11am to 6pm – to see the first exhibition of Wedding Photography in the UK within an art photography context. SaveTheDate / 16 JUL 2019 join the Martin Parr Foundation, Bristol, for I Am Not A Wedding Photographer, the Wedding Party! The event will be held at the Foundation on 16 JUL from 6.30pm, and is sponsored by our friends and neighbours Lost and Grounded Brewers. The evening will include a cake, wedding music, and maybe even a first dance with Ian Weldon and MartinParr. Dress code – we’ll be wearing our wedding attire, please join us. If you would like to attend the wedding party please RSVP to info@martinparrfoundation.org before 12 JUL 2019. #ianweldon #outerfocuspodcast #photographypodcast #iamnotaweddingphotographer #documentaryphotography #martinparr #martinparrfoundation #weddingphotography #wedding #photographyexhibition #photographyhistory

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A wedding always has a wide range of emotions from happiness to a slight sadness.

 

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Ian calls his working method “democratic photography” and says that each person and object is important in every frame.

 

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Instead of the standard group shots, where everyone stands in one row, the photographer takes spontaneous shots and documents everything.

 

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Many moments get lost in the whirlpool of events, but nothing stays unnoticed thanks to Ian.

 

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Kids make photos especially nice and funny.

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Of course, brides do too.

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Celebrations can be pretty tiring, and some of the guests get really exhausted. Why not capture these emotions too?

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That’s the photographer himself. Recently he had an exhibition called ‘I Am Not A Wedding Photographer’ at the Martin Parr Foundation in London. He has also published a book with the same name, published by RRB Photobooks.

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