Documentary wedding photography

I've written before about my frustration at the idea that wedding photography should involve hundreds of pictures of flowers, table settings, bunting etc. Its easy to overdo the details and forget the main purpose of the photography, to record the wedding day in full, particularly all the family and friends that made an effort to be there to celebrate with the bride and groom.

Having said that, I do shoot a few details, but they still need to be good photographs, not just record shots. I immediately liked the light in this picture. I didn't hang the dress there myself, or ask the bride to do it. I saw it, and it made a good picture, so I photographed it. Those are my only criteria.