- 4 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
Don’t get me wrong – while I was planning my wedding, I was obsessively buying wedding magazines and Style Me Pretty books, stalking my favorite blogs, and pinning all things wedding on Pinterest. And it was awesome… until I was about 3 months out from the big day.
Not only did all of these beautiful images start to look alike, they started to give me anxiety! I desperately wanted to have a “blogable” wedding (although I didn’t know there was a term for it yet) and with each new beautiful picture came the feeling that I wasn’t doing enough to make my own wedding beautiful.
Then, the big day came and went. And it was so perfect. But, my pictures weren’t. Or were they?
I’ve since realized that the images and weddings that are considerd “blog worthy” all kind of look the same. They all have a creamy, filmy quality to them with ecclectic details and hardly any (if at all) pictures of the real moments that come with a wedding (laughter during toasts, the brides dad busting a move). “Blogable” actually applies to a very specific look, doesn’t it?
My wedding pictures are crisp and saturated in color. There are loads of candids, photos of people dancing, and good old fashioned portraits. You can actually see everyone’s faces clearly! Is that bad? According to the blogosphere, it’s just not that pretty.
And does it matter?? Why are we all trying to look the same? Why isn’t there room for lots of different types of weddings, photography styles, and brides of all shape sizes and cultural backgrounds?
The worst part of it all is… I still wish I had a “Blog Worthy” wedding 🙁
Anyone else feel this way? What are your thoughts?
*Disclaimer* I’m not insulting anyone who has been, wants to be, or will be featured on an SMP type blog. I find these images to be incredibly beautiful and relied on them heavily while planning my own wedding. I just think there’s room for a little variety 🙂