Whether they consist of two or twenty-two, these people know how to have a good time. I've never met with a bride and groom who have said, "Yeah, you'll have to be pretty careful with our bridal party. They're a pretty lame bunch of people." Quite the contrary. It always surprises us the places these girls will walk in heels or the heights these guys jump in suits. We are so thankful for the willingness of these friends to do whatever necessary to create such fun memories for the bride and groom. They have shared in the lives of the bride and groom through thick and thin and now they get to share with them in one of the most important celebrations of their life. There is always so much attention given to the bride and groom, but here we want to credit the bridal party. Not for just having fun with us at the wedding day, but for being so supportive of your friends and family in their marriage. We can't wait to see the people we will meet this year and the friendships we will gain because of it.
What 30-minute timeframe of photos do you think is the most important on a wedding day? As the designated photographer, we are responsible to capture a variety of photos: rings, flowers, portraits, family, trinkets, bridesmaids, flower girls, ceremony sites, sunsets, cakes, dance moves, and the list goes on. As you can see from all of our best-of galleries, we love them all. But there is something very special about the Romantic session. We love this time when we get to slow down with the bride and groom and create stunning works of art that they can forever remember their day with.
Why isn't there a show about the groomsmen? There are a few predictables on a wedding day, but when it comes to the groomsmen--well, we just don't know what to expect: knives, guns, beer, beer, whiskey, beer, air time, superhero's, and movie covers. There is no way of knowing what poses these guys may come up with and what they are willing to do in front of the camera. It is always a joy getting to know each group of friends and brothers and capturing such a fun part of the day. We hope you enjoy!
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.
Every year we create a best of series for several categories. The Girls, The Guys, Wedding Parties, Reception, details, etc. With all the extreme cold we thought this was the perfect time to share the warmth that we all feel when celebrating a wedding with family or friends.
When looking through thousands (and we mean thousands) of wedding pictures admittedly had its "carpal tunnel" moments but the memories were far too enjoyable to ever call it quits.
It didn't take us long to decide which series we should start off with. Because there is one part of the day that the wedding day is ultimately dependent on--the ring. Well maybe not dependent upon the ring, but its often the symbol that signifies the beginning commitment to the marriage process, the promise to keep it together, and a keepsake for future generations to exhibit the love that existed between two people.