Weddings are beautiful stories captured in timeless frames. There's something about the raw, untouched emotions of love that make each photo a masterpiece, a story waiting to be told. As wedding photographers, we have come to understand that every picture has a tale, a memory that deserves to be retained with grace and charm. This blog post is a shout out to all the birds out there, and by that, we mean all the free-spirited wedding photographers who dare to venture out of the traditional church or banquet hall venues and embrace what natural outdoor settings, like beach venues, have to offer. But also - the literal birds that add to the photos taken in these settings!
We often find myself drawn towards the 'golden hour', that magic time just before sunset when the light is soft, warm, and absolutely perfect for creating stunning images with a beautiful depth of field. The resulting photos are dusted with a warm, golden glow, giving them a romantic and ethereal feel. Indoor venues offer window lighting that can result in great photos, but there is nothing like the great outdoors with natural light. With outdoor venues, we get to be present in nature while capturing some of the most emotional and candid moments of the day, as the excitement starts to settle down and gives way to more intimate and reflective moments.
Recently, we've also started experiment with film photography at weddings and engagement sessions. There's something incredibly appealing about the unpredictability and uniqueness that comes with film. Each photo is a surprise, a moment captured in its rawest form. The textures, the grain, the vibrant colors - every element adds a unique character to the photo that's hard to replicate with digital photography.
One of my favorite things about being a wedding photographer is the opportunity to travel and experience different cultures, traditions, and landscapes. Whether it's a wedding in a bustling city like Charlotte, North Carolina or a destination wedding in an exotic location, every place has its own unique charm and beauty that adds to the magic of the wedding photos.
Outdoor engagement shoots are another aspect of wedding photography that we absolutely love. They offer a more relaxed and personal setting for the couple to truly express their love and personality. It's an opportunity to capture their journey of love, from the excitement and anticipation of the proposal, to the quiet moments of intimacy and connection. It's also an opportunity for us to get to know the couple better as we aim to work together with them to capture photos that are authentic and fit their unique vision.
In conclusion, the best wedding photographers know that it's all about capturing the essence of the couple's love story, the emotions, the details, and the special moments that make their day truly unique. It's about creating a visual narrative that they can look back on and relive for years to come. And we believe that nature and the great outdoors only enhance the magic. So here's to all the photographers out there, capturing love stories in their own unique and beautiful way.