A widely held belief in our modern society is that your wedding day is one of, if not the best day of your life. Well, from our extensive experience of couples during their special day and the feedback we get, sometimes years later, this common wisdom is pretty accurate. The day is absolutely packed with memorable moments. In fact we would say to quote the title of this post, that your wedding day is full of peak experiences and not just for yourselves but the photographers too!
What does that mean? Well when we were looking back at some of the images we captured in the last year, we began to remember some of what we felt at the time. That’s when we thought it would be a good idea to write about how the photographer feels working alongside you.
It was almost as if the images themselves were re triggering these moments again inside ourselves. So we decided to showcase some of those wedding photos that made us feel great ourselves while we were taking them. In fact we believe if you are not feeling the excitement and specialness of the day as a photographer, then documenting what happens will not be fully expressed with your images either.
The best wedding photographers know when a moment is special and choose their angle, framing, camera and lens settings in a flash to reflect that. Anyone of course can take a few great pictures if they press the shutter button a thousand times. The mark of a professional is being able to make nine hundred and fifty or more of those images relevant, emotive and beautifully captured. Anything less is luck not technique. Semi rant over!
So where do peak moments come in a wedding? Well often right from the beginning. For example, the first time the bride’s father sees her in that fantastic wedding dress she spent so long searching for. The moment a groom sees his bride walking down the aisle. The looks of love and euphoria when a bride and groom are officially proclaimed “husband and wife.”
Your entire wedding party cheering and throwing confetti over you. The fantastic time you spend alone at some point in the day with your fantastic wedding photographers David and Joanna! The moment you enter your wedding breakfast to a standing ovation. Hearing those heart felt words directed towards you during the wedding speeches. Your first dance surrounded by friends and family, to name just a few peak moments.
In fact the featured image in the post is that exact moment in Rachel and Chris’s wedding where John Legend’s All of Me as the first dance literally exploded into the Tiesto remix. As I got covered in confetti myself I felt a peak of euphoria as I was taking the shots. It was literally wedding magic.
See many more of those peak wedding moments in our three dedicated galleries here: Wedding Galleries
Check out wedding after wedding through page after page on our Blog right here on the website.
By David Green