Things I love about weddings
It’s getting towards the end of the “wedding season”… we’re totally snowed under with editing… we are shooting 2, sometimes 3 weddings per weekend… and I’m shattered!
So… I thought I’d sit down and list a whole heap of things I love about weddings – as a way to rejuvenating myself – and why not share it?
I love seeing families come together, and capturing the little moments as old friends reconnect.
I love seeing “everyday people” going through the process of having professional hair, makeup, putting on a beautiful dress.
I love the reaction when the bride first sees herself in the mirror.
I love how the guys are apparently laid-back but mostly trying to disguise the fact that they’re nervous.
I love a father’s face when he gets the first glimpse of his daughter all dressed up.
I love the expressions as the bride walks down the aisle.
I love when grandparents sneakily reach across halfway through the wedding ceremony to hold one another’s hand.
I love when people cry.
I love that sometimes, it makes me cry too.
I love it when people hug so enthusiastically when they congratulate the bride & groom that their faces smoosh in weird ways.
I love the fact that the family photos I take are going to be treasured by many people, for many years.
I love that I get to play ‘fashion photographer’ for an hour or two.
I love working under pressure – and needing to come up with beautiful images, no matter what the setting, the light, the weather.
I love that the bridal party get sick of having photos taken before we ever get sick of it… even when we did a 4 hour bridal party shoot, we could have kept going!
I love it when guests give a huge cheer as the bridal party enter the reception.
I love the fact that during speeches, people often take the time to say the things that are never said. Hearing a big, strapping best man talk about what an amazing guy the groom is, I find humbling.
I love it when people cry when they see their pictures.
I love the fact that the couple’s Queensberry album will be enjoyed by their grandchildren – a legacy that will live on longer than the couple.
I love that people trust us to capture their day.
I love that people trust us to craft their family history.
I love weddings.
- Isaac de Reus
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