Thank you for joining us in our "BEST OF 2013" Series. From here on, we will progress through a wedding day in a mostly chronological way. So this week we start off with the getting ready photos. Wedding days are full of emotions, personalities, colors, temperatures, decorations, guests, families, and all the other dynamics that you can imagine. And it all starts in the morning. The dress is revealed. The suit is put on. Flowers arrive. Bridesmaids crying. Mascara running. Groomsmen drinking. Mom processing. Photographer capturing.
We spend a lot of time getting to know the bride and groom through our initial meetings, to the engagement photos, sometimes occasional dinners and drinks, and multiple e-mails and phone calls preparing for one day. When we arrive to the church, salon, or home, it all comes together. Friends and family start gathering around the bride and groom giving them their love and support as they prepare for the special moments before them.
My favorite part about taking photos during the getting ready phase of the day is the raw emotion. There isn't a lot of posing. We may put you in a good location for a beautiful backdrop or good lighting, but we let these moments happen. We love seeing mom's pride in her beautiful daughter, dad's joy in seeing his boy all grown up, and bridesmaids stunned at the beauty of their best friend. They are moments that last a few seconds and it brings us joy knowing you have entrusted us to preserve these memories.