What Defines Our Style?

In my opinion, good wedding photography encompasses a mix of types of photography, so although our style is primarily that of photojournalists, we use a mix of styles in order to give you a beautifully complete artistic record of your day. We are photojournalists, on one hand, capturing natural moments, expressions, interaction, and real emotion… everything from the fun you have with your friends, to the endearing moments you have with your mom or dad before you walk down the aisle, to the sweet and loving looks you give each other, but we also want to capture some great romantic wedding day portraits of the two of you, as well as those group portraits, for tradition’s sake.  So, we are a mix. We are portrait artists, photojournalists, and story-tellers (with an emphasis on telling the story of your day photojournalistically).

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Where will you be during the in-between moments throughout the day?

The Ceremony and Reception are the highlights of the wedding day that most people focus on and plan for meticulously, but they are not the only important parts of the day. The entire wedding day is special in that it is filled with so much excitement and anticipation. There is a lot of emotion and good energy throughout the whole getting ready process, the moments right before you walk down the aisle, and all the other little moments in between. There could be fun and laughter with your friends, a private moment spent with your mom, and the time your dad sees his little girl for the first time in her wedding gown. These are all moments you will want to remember and they are moments that can be amazing when captured on camera. Yes, a lot can be done by a good wedding photographer with the right lenses and camera settings, for blurring out the background and other artistic techniques, but having good light and a pretty background also makes a difference. When choosing where you will have your hair and make up done, where you will put your dress on, where you will put your shoes on, where you will wait before walking down the aisle, and all the other places you will spend time throughout your day, consider what the background will look like in your photographs. Is it pretty? Is there good natural light (preferred)…or at least white ceilings if not? And will there be enough room to move around without being crowded? You may also want to ask someone to be in charge of clearing up any mess that accumulates throughout the getting ready process.  Keep these things in mind as you choose your spaces before your wedding day to ensure even the backgrounds of your wedding day photos are as beautiful (and handsome) as you are!

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What If It Rains On My Wedding Day?

Don’t worry! You are marrying the love of your life and your marriage is for a lifetime. Rain on your wedding day is not important in the greater scheme of things. Besides, rain isn’t a bad thing as far as your photography goes. Just be sure you have umbrellas on hand for yourselves and guests. Whether colorful or clear, umbrellas can be a fun addition to your wedding photos.  Personally, I love the creative opportunities that arise when it rains! Think cuddling, skipping in the rain, kissing under an umbrella, reflections in water on the ground, and having your groom help you as you are carefully stepping over a puddle…etc, etc.  In case you need a little more encouragement to fully embrace the idea that rain on your wedding day could be a good thing, here are more ideas, and a little bit of folklore:

It could be good luck. In some cultures rain on your wedding day signifies fertility and cleansing.

Overcast skies make nice even light for photographs.

Your flowers are less likely to wilt. Flowers in your bouquet and boutonnieres are generally happier and do better with cooler temperatures and humidity than in high heat and sun.

It’ll make for a great story. Wedding day disasters may not seem funny in the moment, but someday you will love telling your children stories from your wedding day.

When the rain is over, you may get to see a wedding rainbow!

 

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