- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2012
written from a photographers perspective
written from a photographers perspective
Much as I love the details, she’s right – the people photos that carry the emotions of the day are surely the important ones…
i loved reading this, it’s just what i needed to hear while i’m stressing over the details as our day inches closer! gotta remember that at the end of the day if i’m married to my best friend, its been a success!
I agree, I agree with her so much, that it’s actually hard for me to plan my wedding. I don’t care much about the fonts or the shoes or the flowers at all, as long as it’s elegant and nice so it will be a nice memory for us. The wedding will definitely be about the guests and not the decor. But in this Pinterest day and age, that’s not so easy. I have dutifully bought a giant “Knot” magazine… Just one… But it’s thick… And I keep opening it and thumbing through a few pages… But all I see is a bunch of white dresses I don’t particularly like and some kind of cute but generally cheesy, faddy and unreasonably priced minor detail items most of which I don’t even think I need at all. I get fed up and close the book again (it’s really more like a book).
I don’t want a courthouse wedding, I do want to do something formal and special for us to remember always, I do want a few great shots of emotion filling people’s faces, bit I don’t want all this other STUFF!!! And frankly I’m overwhelmed by all of it.
I don’t know…I sort of agree but for some reason in my mind when we orignally bought our “basic package” (because really we dont need to spend extra $$$ on shots of us getting ready etc) I did feel very sad and a bit teary cos all I really wanted was a pic of my dress, up close and in detail and pictures of the lovely opals jewellery set my mother-in-law has let me wear for the wedding so yes, the photos of the loved ones are very much the most important but some of the details which mean a lot can carry just as much emotion
@joya_aspera: i feel the same way! there are basic things about the details that i want, but in this day and age where everyone expects you to want and have pinterest-worthy ideas, i feel totally at a loss. when our vendors ask me for specific requests, i draw a blank because i prefer to leave it up to the professinoal to know what would look best within the general impression i want. this industry can get a little crazy!
Beautifully said. Its funny because the shots I’m collecting that I want taken are mainly people. I want one of me, my mother, my grandmother, and my daughter’s hands. I want one of me, my husband to be, and my daughter holding hands walking into the sunset or looking together at the fireworks. I want the one of my daughter handing me over. One of my husband to be and his mother hugging and smiling in their formal attire. These are the moments I dont want to forget. The moments showing the love and family we are putting together.
This made me a little teary. Its a great message and a hard one for me to remember.
I didnt even read the link yet but i will say NEVER doubt anything about your wedding because its not Pinterest or SMP worthy!! NEVER EVER! I so have a blog post in draft mode about this very subject! Love is love no matter the details or location.
Also remember your guests are not stalking wedding boards/blogs like you are. they will have no idea that you did or didnt pull off or do a “pinterest look”. Annndddd a good photographer can make your wedding look like you spent a million bucks. 😀
Due to budget constraints we hired an acquaintance who’d photograph weddings on the side. I was sad that I didn’t get many close-up shots of this or that the way they’re all displayed on wedding blogs. But now, a couple years out, I couldn’t care less about those silly details anymore. You don’t have to have a cake or decor or flowers or a fancy dress. The people– bride, groom, officiant and a lifetime of guests– are what really make a wedding. And we got some amazingly emotional photos of all of those people. I couldn’t be genuinely happier with our photos now!
This article is so amazingly well written and so TRUE!
Thanks for sharing!
Thank you for sharing this! I’m all over the place with emotion these days and feeling stressed over all the planning and wanting things to go smoothly. I’m turning into a control freak Lol and its not who I usually am! Whatever will be will be, I will read that article a few more times I’m sure:)
So glad someone posted this 🙂
awww I loved this article 🙂
I’ll be honest, I’m a little sick of brides being told what they should do either way. Want tons of details and cute touches, go for it. Does that mean you don’t value your real, emotional moments? No, you can have both. No interestin details, want to have a very simple wedding, awesome! That’s your right too. I’m getting tired of articles telling brides what they should be feeling or doing. Leave the brides alone. I’ve had brides calling me in tears because they were told their wedding wasn’t Pinterest worthy and I’ve had ones call me crying that someone told them they were shallow for having too many details. Have your day girls. And it details are 100% you, do it!! It doesn’t mean you don’t value people!!
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