We could not have asked for a better kickoff for our winter weddings with Sarah and Ryan!! Cold but not too cold. Venue had all the Christmas tree’s up. The Wedding party was the one you always dream of, all close, super fun friends, and wait for it .. “wanted to take pictures !! “ We didn’t have a new snowfall but a local Ski hill in the area worked just fine… Here’s to my Winter Brides, knowing its cold, knowing its not as easy, but totally rocking it.
My biggest piece of advice after 175,000 wedding images…
On your Wedding day Be present, Be connected, and remember why the both of you are here in the first place. Let everything else go….
This is the main thing that we find separates the brides with hundreds of wonderful images, and ones where we struggle to find that glowing look you want but don’t.
I used to chalk it up to stress of the day, but now I know its misplaced stress
Family members not doing what they are “supposed” to do and it just grates at you. Image after image are still being taken documenting your day. The flowers came and the colors are just not right. Frame after frame, click , click we keep shooting, Hoping for a smile, hoping for that look that all new Brides should have - But they don’t come. We don’t get a second chance !! Table cloths are too short, seat covers don’t fit, detail after detail consumes you. Instead of glowing look of a Brides anticipation in seeing her groom at the altar, it’s a look of frustration behind forced smiles because everything isn’t “perfect”. Click , click we keep documenting your day. “Just let it go” I say…. But again I see it in your forced smiles. I know the images that are not what they should be. I stop you to make sure your “Ok” , remind you that these images are the only thing you will have to remember this day. Take a breath, re focus, remember why are you here? You seem to have forgotten with all the chaos of the day. Stop, reset yourself. I want to capture the your moments, the feelings, the joy, but its just not happening. .. You can choose to change it – or not. Be present, Be connected, and remember why the both of you are here in the first place. Let everything else go…. Then we can produce the stunning images of your wedding day , after all isn’t that why you hired me in the first place. I will help you get back on track, I promise….
When my wife and I look at our wedding album, we see nice posed pictures about 40 prints or so and that it. Fast forward to now and we photography weddings the way we wished ours was :-) The more brides I talk to, the more I know we are doing the right thing. " I don't want dark , moody , overly posed pictures " We agree ! " I want my wedding party to have fun with us " We agree ! I want to capture all the fun moments with my family and friends - Yes, we agree!!
We are a husband and wife team - It allows two different perspectives of the same event, but with the same style.
I often ask my wife about the images she captures - "what made you shoot that one.." She replied, "it's a shot I would have wanted as a bride" How perfect is that !
Let us capture your day as the celebration it should be - Family , friends, and fun with a bit of romance :-) - Next Stop - Go to the Menu at the top and click on "The Plan"