A dear friend of mine recently asked me to photograph his wedding but he asked for “just a few funky portraits after the ceremony” ie just a creative couple session. I was a bit horrified, as to me, wedding photography isn’t just about pretty arty portraits, it is about all the moments in between and I really felt like they would be missing out. I thought about this for ages and then decided to ask my past clients to send me a little blurb about their favourite images. The results were surprising at times but mostly they were really moving. This exercise really made me realise the value of what I do for my clients and I shed many a tear reading people’s stories.
I recently had a meeting with one of my wedding couples and it struck me that I should do a blog post on our discussion so that my other couples, photographers and future clients could also benefit.
Besides choosing a great wedding photographer there are things that you can do yourself to get great wedding pics, or at least help your photographer along the way.
Since embarking on this massive task of redoing my website I have realised how many wonderful tidbits happened over the past year that I didn’t blog about! Last year local wedding blog Wedding Friends interviewed me about my take on engagement shoots.
Recently I heard of a couple who waited A YEAR for their wedding album to be ready! A whole year …. 365 days. Now that is just completely and utterly ridiculous.
On the flip side we live in a digital, technological age where people expect instant results and often clients are disappointed about having to wait a couple of months for their wedding album. I mean if you are shooting on digital the results should be instant right? WRONG!
On the 23rd of July last year my Stu proposed to me in aqua blue water whilst snorkeling with turtles in Madagascar. It’s been almost a year and we still haven’t set a date!! There are many reasons as to why this is but one of them is that I am secretly rather scared of tackling the whole wedding elephant. From my side of the camera I have seen enough strung out brides to know that organizing a wedding is a stressful affair!