Being happy is the key to having the perfect wedding photos.
One thing that makes wedding photography so enjoyable is the exuberance of the people. Aside from the photos of the all the excitement, and the bride and groom smiling while holding hands, I’m talking about the candid ones that were captured. Have you ever noticed the way the groom looks at his bride, with the “I couldn’t be more in love with her” kind of look? Or how the guests are so engrossed in their conversations when they’re catching up with their old friends? Or even the details of the décor centerpieces? When it comes to wedding photography, it’s really amazing how a couple’s love can be so beautifully caught on camera and how naturally everything falls into place. Seeing that the sun’s rays can turn the simplest smile into someone’s new beginning or how a strong embrace captured by a camera’s lens, can show insight to the strength of a newly formed bond. What surprises me most about a photo, is the creativity that’s been brought to life. The photos with the groom holding an umbrella while the bride is holding his hand to prevent him from floating away, are one of my favorite types. It describes the meaning behind the words, “No matter where life takes us, just remember we’re in this together.”
Most couples are frightened mere seconds before walking down the aisle because the thought of sharing one’s life with another is often considered disquieting. In the photos, the bride might be seen with her head held down and arms wrapped tightly around her stomach in an attempt to prevent the butterflies from escaping. But once her eyes meet the groom’s, a spark is shown, and every nerve that once drowned her vanishes. She’s left with nothing but love for the man awaiting her at the altar. The most important part of a photographer’s job is being able to understand the depth of the relationship between his/her clients; it wouldn’t just be snapping a gorgeous picture but being able to capture the emotions being shared, narrating the scene only with the use of his/her lens.
I once read a blogpost where a wedding photographer was frantically walking around trying to capture every moment with her camera at the ceremony. He/she forgets to enjoy the wedding because they’re so busy trying to find the perfect moments to take pictures. If the photographer was in the moment in such a way that when the photos are looked back on, the emotions are revived as if they were reliving that same day.