I love photographing weddings for couples who appreciate art and aesthetics. There are couples who don’t. They tend to make the conversation about stuff rather than substance, missing the forest for the trees. That’s not where I’m at. I want to document the significance of the couple’s wedding day. I want to create a photographic record of the people they love who all came together to be with them in celebration. I want to capture their real moments and genuine feelings and portray that in my photographs.
Most of all, I want to photograph histories. And from that, craft their legacies.
Because unlike everything else the couple arrange for their wedding, the wedding photos aren’t for the wedding day and over in a few hours.
They’re for years and years of viewing later whenever the occasion arises that the memories of the wedding day are to be revisited.
Even when that reason happens somewhere twenty five years from now by the bride or groom or one hundred and twenty five years from now by someone unknown to us today but who wishes to see and connect with the people who came before them. Us.
So I look to craft a legacy of their memories. A piece of art depicting their lives. Make for them, an heirloom. Because this is all that remains.
**G.E. Masana (portrait artist and Huffington Post contributer) As Seen In HUFFINGTON POST | MARTHA STEWART WEDDINGS | THE KNOT | NEW YORK MAGAZINE | BRIDAL GUIDE | BRIDES | STYLE ME PRETTY | ELEGANT BRIDE | GRACE ORMONDE | WELLWED | TOWN&COUNTRY **