Every bride envisions their wedding day as magical, ethereal, flawless.
And sometimes their wedding day is just that! And oftentimes, it’s a blur.
As a realist and what I would like to think of as an experienced wedding photographer, (yes, I started when film was still used and before it became ‘fine art’ – AHHH!), your wedding day encompasses so many details, people, vendors, no matter how big or small – the same elements are still there. You must have invitations, music, a dress, an officiant… Even my own wedding day is best remembered when I look at the photos. And thank God, I had several friends who were photographers 😉
From experience, some of the best images come from having the time to create those images and just spending time before the wedding and the getting ready to capture the in-betweens with no pressure or time restriction. Yes, you must have a schedule, but allowing a few hours of ‘getting ready’ photos allows the photographer to capture the details you have spent hours and dollars upon – and make them a memory. They tell the story of you and your day, your personalities, even your marriage-to-be. Your shoes, perfume, earrings, gifts, love letters, even makeup tell this story and the blur becomes clear once again as you go through the motions of being a bride.
Don’t cut your day short or your memories by cutting time from the photographer before your ceremony – many of the most important photos are captured before you say ‘I do’. Be inspired by some of these past brides who took the time to have them captured by a professional – little moments that would have faded. Take a look below at these images – memories captured in the little things.