It Tells A Story
Unlike the more common photography styles in weddings, documentary-style photography places a premium on avoiding interference with the wedding preparations and festivities if at all possible. This style seeks to blend into the background and capture the day as it unfolds with none of the coaching, deliberate posing, and interruptions that are a common feature of the usual wedding photography.
It keeps the story fresh, authentic, and more genuinely reflects the family, setting, and mood of the day. Instead of the usual close up shots of a ring or bouquet, or the bride looking introspectively out the window, this approach leads to compelling images of family and friends interacting more candidly manner.