Here’s a question I often get from wedding couples:
You’re a photojournalistic wedding photographer but do you take the traditional family wedding photos too?
Ah. The so called “traditional” photos.
Yes, absolutely. Your wedding is very much a part of family history, and to get a visual record of your family, at this time, is a special piece of history.
Not to mention how often is it that everyone you love, and who loves you back, is together at the same time. In one room. Nicely dressed. And for a happy occasion.
So yes let’s get those photos.
Some wedding couples may feel they don’t want to bother with getting those wedding photos. And as their wedding photographer I sure would want to honor their wishes. Though I’d ask people to think in the long term. Because someday in the distant future (or even sooner), when things have changed because that’s how life goes, we may find ourselves wishing we had that photo of mom, dad, brother and sister. Grandmom. Uncle Sal. Cousin Joey. As they were, back in the day, on that day we all came together. Because we miss them. Because we want to see their faces again. Because we want to remember. Because we want to share with others who these people were and what they meant to us.
So if we could get those family wedding photos taken care of swiftly, lightly, with a spirit of fun… so that everyone’s having a good time with it, getting the photos we need and it doesn’t become lengthy, laborious or a chore…
…then we can get right back to being that fly on a wall photojournalistic wedding photographer you want me to be.
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