As wedding photographers, we have the amazing privilege on a wedding day to be privy to the many special moments and details that tell the unique story of the day. Something that Jay and I love to do on the day after a wedding is go to brunch and reminisce about the special moments of the day. We share our stories, and then we go home and begin to choose the images that will tell these stories on our blog. We choose the images that tell the story of the day, but so many of these images all have mini-stories behind them, too. Images that share insight on details that, without our images, might be overlooked. The stories are what makes these images stand out to us. The stories are what makes us pause at an image and decide that its one of the most important ones. That it needs to be remembered. We all know the saying “A picture is worth a thousand words,” but as photographers, we always want to know more. We want to know the thought process behind capturing the image and the technical details, too. And so today we’re starting a series on the blog where we will share the story behind the image, our thought process when we captured it, and the technical details that newer photographers might be curious about. Our hope is that this series will inspire you to remember why we make images and remind you to slow down on a wedding day to capture the moments and details that matter most.
We always capture the bride’s bouquet, but this image of Courtney’s bridal bouquet tells a story that melts my heart. Courtney had mentioned to us that her bridal bouquet would be wrapped in lace from her maternal grandmother’s wedding gown and secured with a pin from her paternal grandmother. I found these details to be so sweet and I wanted to make sure they were highlighted. Courtney had also mentioned to us that she has always loved the look of classic and timeless weddings, and how excited she was to get ready in the beautiful bridal suite at the Park Savoy Estate. On the wedding day, I tried to keep all of these details in mind when we arrived, and I just love this image of her bouquet. It highlights the lace and pin that are so important to Courtney on a gorgeous armchair that reminds us of the elegance of Courtney and Ryan’s wedding. Classic and timeless, just like she planned.
This image was shot with a Canon 5D Mark III and a 50mm f1.2L lens at ISO 640 1/1000 f1.4.
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