Wedding Photography – What Really Matters at Your Wedding…And What’s Doesn’t!
I came across this article by Anne Almasy in the Huffington Post today. It really resonated with me, enough so that I have put up a link to it here.
I always shoot the details and product shots in the wedding I photograph, but Im with Anne on this one when she says
‘Wedding publications exist to feed the industry: the florists and the lighting designers and the calligraphers and the caterers and the photographers and the thousands upon thousands of couples who will spend thousands upon thousands of dollars on their weddings. Magazines and blogs publish pictures of couples in lavish surroundings with immaculate decor, and vendors who can provide similar glitz and glam pay big bucks for full-page ads and featured banners. Many women (in particular) spends YEARS scouring these staples of wedding wisdom for the perfect dress, the perfect bouquet, the perfect cake… when they finally meet the perfect partner they’ll be ready…. But you know why I REALLY do what I do? To photograph your parents, who will hold hands and cry on the first row of the chapel. To photograph your sister dancing with that boy she will marry in three years. To photograph those kids who will grow up so, so quickly. To photograph your grandfather, who will pass away next spring. To photograph your first kiss as a married couple, your best friend busting out her signature dance moves, the flower girl asleep under a table, and maybe even your ex looking pretty wistful as he hugs you a little too long in the receiving line.’
The best wedding is often the one that is simple and about the couple, friends and family sharing the moment. It is not about the cake, the size of the guest list, or the quality of the degustation at the reception.