As a photographer, I have seen a whole lot when in comes to weddings. I have seen the good and the bad, the joy and the stress. One day can hold so much – especially when we spend months (even years) planning it. Coming from your wedding photographer, this might sound odd, but hear me out…
Of course, having a photographer is an integral part of your day. However, there has become an immense pressure on couples to not just get married, but to create a day that appears Pinterest and Instagram worthy. The portraits of veil’s blowing in the wind or couples gazing lovingly into each others eyes are beautiful and special, but they are not what you will remember at the end of the day.
You will remember hugging your partner after your walk down the aisle as a married couple, dancing with your best friends and the excited butterflies as you put on your wedding clothes before the ceremony.
I have frequently seen photographers set aside an hour or more just for one-on-one portrait time with their couples. This is an hour that could be spent enjoying your wedding day, connecting with your loved ones on this day that you worked so hard to create.
This is your permission to do whatever the hell you want. Weigh your options, consider what means most to you on your wedding day and choose what brings you the most joy. If you feel torn, you can always throw on your wedding clothes another time for a dedicated portrait session!
As always, I am here for you.