I remember having a conversation with Liz (in the photo below with her Mom) many months ago about her wedding day. I was trying to pass along little nuggets of my years of experience in weddings to help make the most of the hours that would pass too quickly.
I emphasized how important it is to surround yourself throughout the day with your favorite people. Especially the beginning of the day. Those favorite people will end up in more of the moments of the day. It’s a simple concept really, but in practice it could be hard to make happen.
Preparing for the day is one of my favorite parts of the wedding. It’s a flurry of activity…. mascara, hair spray, ipod playlists, etc… but in my mind I know there’s a photo moment I want to happen. I want a simple portrait of the Bride or Groom and their Mom or Dad. We’ll take more photos later, but there’s something about this little slice of the day that we can’t quite get back later.
My interest in getting this photo relies on circumstance of a very complex day. I can’t always count on it happening. Sometimes schedules run really late, the parents are getting ready elsewhere or at a later time.
Is it important to you? Let me know that!!
Mike and his Mom getting ready at his parent’s house. Can you tell how much Elaine loves her son???
Sometimes the better moment is one I just observe. We had some extra time before the ceremony, due to an apple picking country traffic jam getting to Ipswich, MA 🙂
Lesson: If we have the time + the love & people we can make and take some amazing photos