“Let’s step out for just one more photo.”
That’s the infamous request coming from many
wedding photographers looking to pull the couple
out of their party for more shots.
Being pulled out of their party has gotten so
epidemic that most couples fear missing their
wedding moments because of it.
But ask yourself this question:
Why must photographers pull you out of
your party for photos anyway?
It’s because taking pictures of people dancing
gets repetitive fast, especially if it’s the same
people on the dance floor.
So when they’ve had enough of taking candids of
people dancing, they look for something else to
get pictures of…
…and that’s when they pull you out of your wedding.
But that makes you miss your own wedding moments.
In fact, thousands of moments have been lost because
of wedding photographers.
It’s right in front of their nose but what those photographers
don’t see is there’s another level to photographing your party
OTHER than dancing and drinking shots. There are “sub stories”
Your grandmother and aunts are having a great time,
laughing it up. They’re laughing so hard, they’re crying.
Your best friend and her husband are acting way cute
together at their table. Your mom’s looking on while
you’re dancing with your little niece, and she’s feeling
so happy for you and you ought to see the look on her
face right now.
If you’re not in the party you’re guaranteed not to
experience any moments like those.
Then you won’t have the memories. And you wont have the photos.
Because you weren’t there. You were somewhere else,
busy posing instead. Because the photographer was making
up artificial moments.
In my humble (but accurate) opinion, your real moments
with your loved ones and friends, the “sub stories”
– THOSE are what ought to become the wedding photos.
And guess what? If you stay in your party rather than
getting pulled out you’ll have unexpected, unscripted
and real life amazing moments happen to you. You’ll
experience the emotions. And memories of those
moments will last you a lifetime. They may even
become stories you pass down and tell your children.
All you need then is a photographer who seeks out
the sub stories at your wedding. Imagine what having
those photos would be like, because in twenty years
those are the photos and memories you’ll want to see
in your wedding album.
Speaking of wedding albums, I gave one away last
week to my new wedding clients, Amanda and Tommy.
I’ve got one to give away this week. Call me now to
chat about your wedding photography at (646)543-1321.
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