A friend of mine had the quote “Beauty is simply reality seen with the eyes of love” by Rabindranath Tagore on their Facebook page. I always say that I don't really like Facebook, and wouldn't even be on it if it wasn't for my business (brides sometimes love to have wedding photos posted there within a day or so of the wedding) but every so often I get a neat little nugget of awesome like this quote and am very happy about it. I related to the quote and how those words translate into my photography. I feel that those words define exactly how I feel when I photograph. I love people, especially people in love. I love weddings. I love the anticipation in the morning, the excitement of the first kiss, the celebrations, the emotional toasts and the dancing. I love it all!
Pinterest has really transformed wedding photography by providing brides and grooms to be with inspiration for beautiful details and also lots of specific photo ideas. Those kinds of photos can be really fun-I don't mind the examples, and appreciate lists, but I really love to capture weddings in a documentary style more than anything else. There are so many beautiful moments on a wedding day that happen, I love having the freedom to capture those moments. Moments in time that happen in the blink of an eye sometimes. Those kinds of images are the best in my opinion. They are unplanned, real life, spontaneous, emotional moments that are truly priceless. True beauty shines outward like a light; it can be seen in a smile, a graceful movement, an embrace, and in wrinkles, tears, and even sweat. I love when brides do not try to hide emotions; they allow the inner beauty to come out. Those are the kinds of things I love to capture and document. Those are the kind of images that are most valuable in my opinion. These are a few of my favorite images that I feel exemplify what I am trying to say:
Way more fun than the posed shot that was taken before this family spontaneously did this