We are starting a new series on the blog (about monthly…) where we show you a handful of candids from a wedding (or two).
As a boutique wedding photography company, who only photographs weddings & engagements, we feel that a HUGE part of our job, is to a) capture the real moments that happen naturally and b) to make people feel comfortable so that they look comfortable & relaxed in their “formals” (dislike that word–sounds so stiff & awkward), and bonus if we can make them laugh. Even if it is at us. We are self sacrificing like that *wink*
Kari & I realised that we often show more of the emotional bride & groom photos, or the scenic photos, or the stylized/posed fashion style photos….but we rarely show the fun candids! That is going to change! At least once a month we will do a “reflections” post & share some of those little treasures with you.
Wedding days carry with them a sea of emotions. Your best friends are there. These are the girls that you have spent your life painting your nails with, crying on each others shoulders, bolstering each other up, healing each others broken hearts. Then your parents & grandparents are there….watching their ‘babies’ get married. Then there are speeches. Mothers & Fathers summing up in 5 minutes how much their child means to them. I cry everytime behind my 70-200 lens. The Bride & Groom often get up & say something to each other. Again, I cry.
When our clients recieve the DVD of their images, my goal is for them to relive their day in its entirety. I want them to laugh, cry & marvel at the moments that I caught. If the bride runs across the reception room into her teary grandfathers arms—I want to capture that. I want it to be one of her favorite images.
I honestly believe that pictures can be glue. There is nothing more comforting to the soul, then going to someone’s house & seeing above their fireplace mantel a huge wedding photo, or a huge family photo. It just symbolized security. My parent’s wedding photo was in a treasured place in our house & it always made me feel so safe and secure as a child. It was also a daily reminder to my parents of their love for each other. If I can capture a groom looking at his bride, as though she is the ONLY thing that matters….then I am the happiest little photographer on the planet.
So, when you get your image collection from us, and you are viewing the pictures from your beautiful wedding day, be prepared for an emotional roller coaster. Because there will be a lot of gems that you didn’t know we captured.
Radelle (& Kari)
I love, love, love, puffy heart love when a bride laughs. I think she looks so joyful, full of life & vibrant.
The only thing that I love more then a beautiful bride laughing….is a couple in love, laughing together. Such a real moment!
I think this time it was Jordan who said something funny to have Cherisa literally bent over laughing. Love it. You can feel the joy & friendship between them.
Something SO funny was said that Cherisa is just dying laughing here. I will take credit for being the funny one, although im sure Jordan may have helped *wink*.Even though we tend to blog more reception detail photos, then reaction photos….there are some AMAZING real, raw, candid moments at a wedding reception & we LOVE to nab them!
I have loved this series of images & the story they tell since I shot them at a Seattle wedding in May. So classic.
A wedding is never complete without a touching first dance photographPlease note the tear trickling down Angel’s cheek as she greets her guests, moments after becoming a wife.Again, great reception reaction shots are why it is important (among other reasons) to hire a professional for your wedding. Reception lighting can be very tricky, however when handled with experience….can make for some amazing & candid photos!I think that this picture of Chad tossing his head back laughing is hilarious!
I love to capture great photos of the parents, talking about their babies!
I beyond love the expressions in these bridesmaid’s faces as they listen to a speech!!
The HILARIOUS speech that caused the above reactions!
Many more blog posts like this to come!