Park Savoy Estate Wedding | The Story Behind the Image For Photographers


Park Savoy Estate Wedding | The Story Behind the Image
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.

The Story

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.

The Details

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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The Story Behind The Image | Bouquet by Yumila Flowers
Park Savoy Wedding | Bouquet by Yumila Flowers
  1. Megan

    March 25th, 2016 at 8:13 am

    Absolutely love this idea!!! And this photo!!

  2. Alexandra Peterson

    March 26th, 2016 at 7:44 am

    Thanks, Megan!

  3. Gonzalo Verdeja

    March 25th, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    Well done, great picture. this really tells a story

  4. Alexandra Peterson

    March 26th, 2016 at 7:45 am

    Thank you for stopping by today, Gonzalo!!

  5. Andrea Grist

    March 30th, 2016 at 8:31 am

    Lovely image. I think it is great that you are so tuned into your clients story. It makes it really personal and the image becomes even more meaningful.

  6. Alexandra Peterson

    March 31st, 2016 at 6:49 am

    Thank you so much, Andrea =)

  7. Erica Melissa

    March 30th, 2016 at 8:39 am

    This is so so sweet! I love knowing the story behind details like this! Lovely story and image!

  8. Stephanie

    March 30th, 2016 at 10:43 am

    Beautiful details. Love it!

  9. Cinnamon Wolfe

    March 30th, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    These are absolutely my favorite types of posts! I need to do more of them myself. ;-) We need to figure out a time to get together and meet finally!

  10. Alexandra Peterson

    March 31st, 2016 at 6:51 am

    Yes! We need to do that! I’ll message you!

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