What is the most important thing to capture while shooting a wedding? The details.
Speak to any bride you’ll meet and they will usually tell you about how their wedding day came and went by so quickly that they didn’t have very long to pay attention to the little details which they had spent so much time planning.
They’ll talk to you about how long it took for them to decide what the place settings would look like, how they spent days debating with themselves thinking about whether every tiny detail on their dress was correct, whether their husband would be wearing the right shade of blue or the right watch.
It’s your job as a photographer to reassure the bride that her decisions and instincts were the correct ones. It’s your job to make sure she has something to look back on and to hold on to so that she knows her endless hours of deliberation were not in vain. Those moments that flashed by before her eyes so quickly that she could barely remember what the venue looked like, it’s your sole responsibility to provide her with memories.
Capturing the tiny details also helps add more variety into your portfolio and social media feeds, making generic imagery and providing inspiration for those who happen to randomly come across your pages.
About the author:
Viivi here. You may see my name on a few posts around here. I’m a photographer currently based in Plymouth, UK. I travel with Viivi N. Media worldwide covering weddings, engagements, portraits and family shoots. Head over to our Facebook group and let’s have a chat!